Julia

Don't judge a reader by their staff picks. Yes, my list may seem heavily female and fantasy oriented. There is so much more to my library! I also happen to enjoy mysteries, non-fiction, memoirs (about walking places), legend/folklore/mythology, and science fiction as well (admittedly Star Wars!).

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The Bird King Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802129031
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grove Press - March 12th, 2019

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Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780451493026
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - January 29th, 2019

Bookseller: Julia

Comments:

An excellent collection of stories. This memior is a reminder of the varied communities and individulas we have here in New England. That it isn't always a lovely little rural experience, even when it is. Emily Bernard's use of time with the juxtaposition between herself as a mother, her mother, and her own youth creates a nice flowing narrative. Navigating New England and particulary Vermont as a black woman, her discomfort with her chosen home vs. her discomfort with the south, the home she considers home. This memoir is beautifully written and a wonderful read.


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The Winter of the Witch: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101885994
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Published: Del Rey - January 8th, 2019

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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501181795
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 2018

Bookseller: Julia

Comments:

Rebecca Traister is just so good at what she does. She's clear, concise, and validates a lot of what we've all been thinking. You want to read her, I want you to read her. So, do it!


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The Lost Words Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781487005382
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anansi International - October 2nd, 2018

Bookseller: Julia
Title: The Lost Words

Comments:

A few years ago the editors at Oxford University Press decided to remit words describing nature for words about technology from the junior dictionaries. There would be a new generation of children who would not find words like “fern” or “acorn” in their dictionaries. Lost words is an invitation for young and old alike to enjoy the 20 words that were removed, such as “adder” and “wren”. The illustrations are a celebration of the English countryside, of poetry in nature and the words we use to describe it. If you don’t close this book appreciating the poetry and wonderful illustrations, you will at least understand why we hold on to those ancient dictionaries.