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Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls

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Jenna

 

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By Rachel Ingalls, Rivka Galchen (Introduction by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811226691
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Published: New Directions - November 28th, 2017

This small, sci-fi tinged book probes womanhood, personhood, and being in love with an amphibious man with impressive depth and skill. The story is as cleanly and carefully kept as the housewife protagonist’s suburban home. The frankness of Ingalls’ writing makes this into some sort of mid-century modern fairytale that grips you from the first to the last and has so much to say while it’s got you. If you like a weird book read this one- it’s a strange delight of the highest order.


Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs by Jamie Loftus

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Jenna

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250847744
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Published: Forge Books - May 23rd, 2023

This is your smart, funny, acerbic,friend talking at you a mile a minute about their latest hyperfixation which, in this case, is hot dogs. This is a cross country travelogue steeped in meat-sweat and post-pandemic uncertainty with detours through such territory as gas station pickles and the politics of competitive eating. This is an appropriately angry critique of America via as patriotic a symbol as they come: The All American Hot Dog. You can keep loving hot dogs just let Loftus complicate that love for you. You can thank me later.


Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb

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Robin

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593315446
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Published: Anchor - April 18th, 2023

Slocumb once again showcases his tremendous knowledge of music with this thriller turned historical mirror into the 1900’s –where musicians had very little leverage, and Black musicians had even less. The narrative slowly undertakes you, enfolding into a visceral portrait of greed, white saviorism, and how the overlooked can truly triumph. This is a ballad to the overlooked and the voiceless and one of the best books I've read all year.


Where Echoes Die by Courtney Gould

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Robin

 

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781250825797
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Published: Wednesday Books - June 20th, 2023

Courtney Gould has written another sapphic masterpiece, about strange towns, sisterhood, and the relentless hold of grief. Wandering the backroads south to Arizona, Gould draws us into the mind of Beck Birsching, a grieving young girl trying to piece together the legacy of her deceased mother while struggling to keep herself together. Where Echoes Die breaches the past to prove the longevity of grief upon generations, and the universal struggle of the human experience. I’ll be keeping a weather eye out for more weird towns and badass Lesbians from Courtney Gould and basically anything she does next.


Jessica Hendry Nelson in conversation with Sean Prentiss: Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief

I didn’t just read this book―I consumed it. Joy Rides through the Tunnel of Grief is raw and fecund, heartbreaking, wise, wickedly funny, and razor sharp―one woman’s brave and vulnerable navigation of the daily pathos and joy that ultimately tells the story of the human condition. At times, the sheer craft of Jessica Hendry Nelson's writing stopped my breath and made me immediately re-read a passage just so that I could experience it again. -- Emily Saliers, Indigo Girls
 

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