Jes's Picks

Undermajordomo Minor Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062281227
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Published: Ecco Press - June 21st, 2016

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781601427557
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Published: Convergent Books - September 8th, 2015

The Girl Who Slept with God Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143109433
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Published: Penguin Books - July 5th, 2016

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The Hospital Suite Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781770461642
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 23rd, 2014

Jess's Rec: I've long been a fan of Porcellino's simple, zen-like illustration and intimate storytelling. His latest book is no exception-- I felt transported and transfixed to John's personal journey through hospital diagnoses, personal crises, and anxiety.


Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393351903
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 28th, 2015

Jess's Rec: Do you know what will happen to your body after death? Do you want to? Perfect for fans of Six Feet Under, the macabre, or an interest in the mysterious death industry; I felt like Caitlin was my very own (quirky) personal guide to a world I never knew existed!


The Bees Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062331175
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Published: Ecco Press - May 12th, 2015

Jess's Rec: Another great dystopian novel perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood-- as long as you don't mind all the characters are bees! Informative and bizarre, but definitely a unique reading experience.


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The Ocean at the End of the Lane Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 3rd, 2014

Jess's Rec: This one knocked my socks off! A jewel of a novel bursting with magical realism that will take you back to childhood wonder. Enchanting and soul restoring-- the must read paperback of the summer!


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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2015

Jess's Rec: A wonderful book introducing both the brave narratives of transgender (and genderqueer ) teens in their own words, as well as a thoughful and emotional portrait of identity. Powerful stuff. I couldn't stop reading!


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How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780937381885
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Published: Brewers Publications - May 17th, 2006

Jess's Rec: Having started my homebrew hobby (read: obsession) this summer, this book proves very informative for beginner and professional alike. Quick to get you started, this book has endless information about the fine points of brewing that will start you off right and then develop your skills later as you learn to craft to your own taste. Highly recommended!


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The Tale of Raw Head & Bloody Bones Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143123828
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2013

Jess's Rec: A breakout first novel by author Jack Wolf, this book is equal parts Sleepy Hallow meets American Psycho--- not as far as gore, mind you! (Title non-withstanding) Following 17th century anatomist-in-training Tristan Hart, magic meets the age of reason in a strange love story dripping with sadism, following an unreliable (and seemingly quite mad) narrator. Very memorable!


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Building Stories Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780375424335
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2012

Jess's Rec: 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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I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781452110585
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 15th, 2012

Jess's Rec: A great little book featuring tongue in cheek (paw?) poems by cats. Laughed aloud every other page---a great book for any cat lover in your life!


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The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476730400
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 7th, 2014

Jess's Rec: This book is necessary reading to anyone who has ever seen the cult classic trainwreck of a movie The Room (dubbed by many to be the worst ever made.) This book, written by "Mark" of Room fame, documents his experiences working on-set, and attempts to delve into the psychology of Tommy Wiseau and the plot-hole-ridden script.


Ghosts Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545540629
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Published: Graphix - September 13th, 2016

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Zen Confidential: Confessions of a Wayward Monk Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781611800333
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Published: Shambhala Publications - May 14th, 2013

Jess's Rec: Think Zen monks aren't human like the rest of us? Think again-- I loved this book! A truly realistic (and joyfully humorous) look at the struggle to be spiritual. Follow Haubner's journey to monkhood reflecting on the meaning to be gleaned from the strangest experiences.


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I Want My Hat Back Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 27th, 2011

Jess's Rec: A mischievous kid's book as much for adults as for children (especially the ending!) Wonderfully illustrated, and serves as a great teaching fable for a younger audience.


Ghosts Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545540629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graphix - September 13th, 2016

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I Want My Hat Back Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 27th, 2011

Jess's Rec: A mischievous kid's book as much for adults as for children (especially the ending!) Wonderfully illustrated, and serves as a great teaching fable for a younger audience.