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Flannery's Reviews

Flannery’s life has been about books since before she could read. While she mainly reads mystery, fantasy, and young adult, Flannery also enjoys some good non-fiction and the occasional novel. The Watsonville native worked at Bookshop for years and was our Used Book Manager and mystery section leader. In real life she enjoys fuzzy cats, the wild outdoors, and cupcakes.

 

How Music Works by David Byrne

I adore David Bryne. I love his music, his weird chicken-like dance moves, and his previous book, Bicycle Diaries, so I was super excited to read his thoughts on his passion—music. This is Bryne in his element, and his quirky, clever personality is evident in this delightfully thorough examination of everything musical. Incredibly fun, witty, informative, and full of awesome graphics, this is an utterly fantastic book in every way. I love it!

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ISBN: 9781936365531
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Published: McSweeney's Books - September 12th, 2012

Darth Vader & Son by Jeffrey Brown

I'd never considered what it would have been like if Vader had been the one to raise Luke, but I'm glad that Jeffery Brown did. Turns out, it would have been delightfully, adorably hilarious. Full of awesome movie references, this book makes me ridiculously happy. Now this would be a Star Wars movie I could get behind!
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ISBN: 9781452106557
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 18th, 2012

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

This vividly detailed book follows the lives of several slum dwellers, all with different positions and castes, whose lives intersect through one event. Boo completely removes herself from the narrative, letting the people pull you in, and the result is a fascinating look at a violently different culture that reads like a novel. This is non-fiction at its best.

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ISBN: 9781400067558
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Published: Random House - February 7th, 2012

Quiet by Susan Cain

For a successful society, thinkers are just important as doers, yet in the last century we have come to emphasize action over thought. This is an eloquent, incisive examination of how our culture came to devalue introversion, and why the suppression of this trait is to all our detriment. This excellent book will empower introverts and educate extroverts.
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ISBN: 9780307352149
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Published: Crown - January 24th, 2012

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

After a pandemic wipes out most of the human race, leaving behind zombies in its wake, the survivors fight to regain the cities they once inhabited. Zone One focuses on a group trying to retake Manhattan, fighting their way through the classic flesh eating undead, as well as Whitehead’s own creation, “stragglers”, who are stuck as they were when they died. Whitehead’s literary roots help make this a fresh take on the zombie apocalypse.
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ISBN: 9780307455178
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Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

Theft by B.K. Loren

Once inseparable, it’s been years since Willa and Zeb have had any contact, until Willa is asked to track down her brother, now a confessed murderer. This is a visceral, exhilarating chase through one family’s violent, yet fiercely loving, history, as sister hunts brother across the ragged terrain of Colorado and New Mexico. Loren has delivered an unforgettable debut, with fluid language that revels in the soul of the stunning territory it races breathlessly through.
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ISBN: 9781582438191
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 5th, 2012

Secrets of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst

This fun novel continues where the previous left off, with Kaala and her human fighting to prove wolves and humans can co-exist. At first, Kaala thinks she’s just struggling save her own pack, but soon discovers more is at stake. This is a good sequel, expanding characters and leaving you hanging. If you haven’t read the first book, this is a great time to do so, but the prologue can catch you up
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ISBN: 9781416570011
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 24th, 2012

The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers

Imagine a world where pregnancy kills women, with no exceptions, a world terrorists created. This is the world Jessie Lamb lives in, a world that seems without hope or a future, until she finds a way to help change that, and makes a decision that drastically alters her future. This is a stark novel, with rich language that captures the stormy feel of this future. This book will leave you with much to consider.
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ISBN: 9780062130808
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2012

Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

Evie is the new nurse on Y4, the secret ward where the county hospital treats the supernatural in need of medical assistance. Before long, she finds herself caught up in vampire politics, fighting for her life and soul. Add a hot zombie, an irritable German ghost, and a moody vampire child, and you’ve got a fast, fun, and wickedly unique debut by local author Alexander. I loved it!
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ISBN: 9780312553395
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2012

No Animals We Could Name by Ted Sanders

This is quite the odd collection of stories, but in the best possible way. Each story has a unique format, and each is vastly different from the previous, with one unifying theme – the relationship between man and animal, be it love, hate, or something else entirely. You will laugh, you will consider crying, you will scratch your head in bemusement, but no matter your reaction, you will remember each story.
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ISBN: 9781555976163
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 3rd, 2012

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