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Saga vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

I avidly collected the single issues of this one from my favorite local comic book store (Westfield Comics, my local one is on the East Side), and I'm excited to have the trade available to sell to Room's customers, too!

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781607066019
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Published: Image Comics - October 23rd, 2012

No One is Here Except All of Us

A beautiful book that is equal parts Everything is Illuminated and the Tiger's Wife.  It is a sad story about escape, growing up, and community, told with a poet's ear for language and a child's mind for imagery.  Tragic but ultimately hopeful, this is my favorite novel of 2012 (so far).

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ISBN: 9781594487941
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2012

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Another great novel from the author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex! A lingering exploration of relationships, love, and life paths, this novel forms an intriguing, 1980's parallel to the 'marriage plot' of the Victorian novel, becoming its own startling tale of young love, longing, travel and selfhood. A must-read!

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781250014764
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Published: Picador USA - September 4th, 2012

Building Stories by Chris Ware

This mystical box, containing a decade's worth of work, could rightly be called Chris Ware's magnum opus; an impressive statement overshadowing even Ware's genre-changing work Jimmy Corrigan.

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$60.00
ISBN: 9780375424335
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2012

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Fascinating, uncomfortable, anxious, characteristically brilliant, this is a powerful piece of self-examination, and will appeal to readers who like their memoir destabilized, ambitious, and brutally honest. Bechdel's art is yet again indicative of her power as a visual storyteller, with an economy of visual work that underscores with subtle detail the intricacy of her revelations.

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$22.00
ISBN: 9780618982509
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2012

The Keeper of Lost Causes

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780452297906
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Published: Plume Books - July 31st, 2012

The History of Love

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780393328622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2006

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780679737438
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Published: Vintage - October 29th, 1996

Life

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780316034418
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 3rd, 2011

Human Chain

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$13.00
ISBN: 9780374533007
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - August 30th, 2011

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