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The Overstory by Richard Powers

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$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Powers' prose will bring you a great appreciation for one of Earth's most wonderous creations: trees. This book begins as a collection of short stories that gradually weave together into one elaborate tale. Reading The Overstory is like encountering individual trees on a stroll and slowly finding yourself enveloped in a rich forest. A must read for lovers of breath taking writing and breath-making trees.


I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer

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ISBN: 9780063137998
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 9th, 2021

Kate Baer is one of my favorite poets alive today. Her work is always beautiful and empowering and this collection fits right in. The contrast between Baer’s unsolicited messages and her clipped blackout poetry is stark and masterfully clever. A succinct exercise in perspective taking and carving your truth from the words of others.


The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780307387899
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2007

A haunting book, not because of it's post-apocalyptic setting, but because it is a masterful story of a father’s enduring love for his son. The heartbeat of McCarthy’s clipped prose will keep your eyes on the page from the first to last letter, and then through several rereads.


The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

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By Takashi Hiraide, Eric Selland (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811221504
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Published: New Directions - January 28th, 2014

You will fall in love with Chibi, the titular cat, and the world that she masters. This book will make you yearn for just one more moment with each of the furry little visitors that have checked into your life and shared with you their unique mystery, joy, and soul.


The Bear by Andrew Krivak

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ISBN: 9781942658702
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 11th, 2020

 

A beautiful fable about a girl, her father, and nature that has the spirituality of a walk in the woods or of a quiet moment with a book in your lap and a hand on a dozing canine companion. This book is precious to me in a way that makes me tear up just thinking about it.


The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura

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By Natsuko Imamura, Lucy North (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780143136026
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Published: Penguin Books - June 8th, 2021

The Woman in the Purple Skirt is an eerie and absurd story of obsession and loneliness. The narrator's simultaneous removal from and heavy involvement in the plot lends to the uncanny intrigue. This book is like a piece of candy with an unexpected sour twinge that is inexplicably delicious.


Dead Collections: A Novel By Isaac Fellman

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ISBN: 9780143136910
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Published: Penguin Books - February 22nd, 2022

I devoured this book like a burnt-out trans vampire drinking live blood for the first time. This book is vibrant, lush, and funny. It lives in the rich conundrum of gender and sexuality with unmatched wholeness and compassion. I love this book.