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The Intuitionist Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385493000
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Published: Anchor Books - January 3rd, 2000

Guys in fedoras crackin' wise! Mafia goons in dark alleys with tommy guns in viola cases! An elevator inspector's union! Wait, what? Just read it.


Finn Family Moomintroll Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Tove Jansson (Illustrator), Elizabeth Portch (Translator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312608897
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Published: Square Fish - April 27th, 2010

This book about a plump family of Finnish forest trolls is a perfect blend of salty and sweet. I love them and I wish I had read this series as a child as God and Nature intended.


Great Granny Webster Cover Image
By Caroline Blackwood, Honor Moore (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781590170076
Availability: Backordered
Published: New York Review of Books - June 30th, 2002

Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood Francis Wyndham put it best: "... like a box of chocolates with amphetamine centers." A delightful romp through the messy decline of one aristocratic family.


The Talented Mr. Ripley Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393332148
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 1st, 2008

American sociopathy at its most refined. Read this if you'd like to be totally paranoid for a few days.


Where I Was from Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679752868
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Published: Vintage - September 14th, 2004

Joan Didion cuts through the bullshit.


White Is for Witching Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594633072
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2014

A haunted house story that belongs in the pantheon of great haunted house stories- it falls within a clear lineage and yet is unlike anything I'd read before.


Tenth of December: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812984255
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Published: Random House Trade - January 7th, 2014

The funniest, saddest, most compassionate voice in American writing. Like other great satirists Saunders confronts the ethical dilemmas of life head-on, while making you laugh at the absurdity of it all.


This One Summer Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A gorgeously drawn, intense comic book for young adults, about endless summer days and true blue friendships. It perfectly captures the moment when young people are staring down the barrel of their teen years, trying to figure out what kind of a person they want to be.


Open City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812980097
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Published: Random House Trade - January 17th, 2012

Just incredibly beautiful writing- an unsettling, dense book that wanders, (but is never aimless) across cities and the mountains and valleys of Julius's psyche and memories. This one stayed with me.


One Hundred Demons Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781570614590
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sasquatch Books - August 30th, 2005

In my personal lifetime achievement award for comics Lynda Barry wins, like, every year. A great book: a book I want everyone I love to read, a book about all your demons, and about drawing them and talking to them and inviting them over for tea.