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Fiction
26.99

This book serves as a reminder that without connection and compassion to others, life can be just a shell. This book hit me right in the heart and brought tears to my eyes for many reasons — the sadness and grief in knowing that it can be so easy to lose your way and turn your back to the things that make life worth living; the recognition that we have so many chances to turn it all around if that does in fact happen; and the joy in knowing that connection to another human being can be one of the most powerful things in the world.

-Sarah
Fiction
17.99

“I enjoyed the way this novel went back and forth between past and present, and the way that the author connects the dots between the two time periods makes it exciting to read. It makes you want to go dig up a mystery of your own, to uncover something about the past that has been lost and buried.”

-Jade
Nonfiction
14.95

“These myths are truly life changing; they are stick-in-your-soul type stories. Sharon Blackie preaches about finding meaning in the mundane, in getting out of the modern world and finding yourself in the forestæ”

-Jade
Fiction
14.99

“This book was incredibly poetic, and the story consumed me so much that I finished the book within a day.”

-Jade
Fiction
17.00

“Piranesi by Susanna Clarke is one of the most haunting, beautiful, terrifying, and comforting books I have ever read. It seems odd to describe a book in such conflicting ways, but there truly are elements to the story that make you feel each of these things.”

-Jade
Fiction
16.99

“It is retellings like this, I believe, that take the myths back, and finally make them women’s stories, too. After reading this, you will not soon forget the courageous, epic women of the Trojan War.”

-Jade
Fiction
17.99

This book is surely not just one thing, but a story that exceeds the limits of genre and conventionality, weaving together elements of romance, horror, mystery, historical fiction, and even components of an autobiography, into one unforgettable story.

-Jade
Fiction
18.95

“If you were criticized for being too quiet, if you felt as though you were an alien in school that could never quite manage to blend in or make friends easily, then this book is likely to feel healing to you as well.”

-Jade
Fiction
17.95

“Each time I read through the book I find myself getting lost in the illustrations, finding some new detail or appreciating the intricate line work. The story contained perfectly within these magical illustrations is equally as charming…”

-Sarah
Fiction
26.99

“Portrayed simply as a traitor and secondary character in the traditional telling of the story, here Ariadne is cast as the true hero in the myth of King Minos, the Minotaur, and Theseus.”

-Sarah
Nonfiction
28.00

“A rebel, a rockstar, the phoenix from the flame, Sinéad has continuously stood up for her beliefs and not given in to what others wanted her to be, and I think that there is nothing more powerful than that: a woman demanding to be heard no matter how many pairs of hands are trying to pull her back into the shadows of submission.”

-Jade
Fiction
22

“New doors and hallways start to appear, explorations into a mysterious never ending abyss then take place and the family’s life is forever changed. We experience this story through the eyes of two narrators, one is deceased and one is possessed by the words written by the other.”

-Brad
Fiction
27

“While bird and bird symbolism are found throughout the entire book, a rare, beautiful, and extraordinary bird ties the two stories together and symbolizes the difficulty, beauty, and hard to grasp moments in truly finding out who you are.”

-Sarah
Fiction
17.99

“This book addresses many aspects of identity—sexual identity, racial and cultural identity, feminism—and the various intersections and facets of identity that makes a person who they are.”

-Sarah
Poetry
18

“Siken is one of those poets whose words I carry with me everywhere I go, haunting and raw and extremely intense, as soul baring as they are soul filling. I don’t know of another poet who has hit me as deeply.”

-Jade
Fiction
16

“This book is like a dagger to the heart in the way that it made me feel sharply and deeply understood, hitting me in a place where few other works of literature have…”

-Jade
Nonfiction
28.00

“David Chang is funny, honest, and pulls no punches in this memoir.”

-Brad
Poetry
17.00

“His words resonate with me as he describes the action of painting and visual representation, while also speaking to existential concerns.”

-Brad
Poetry
14.95
“but we are choosing, before the chaos
starts up again,
to stand in this particular light.”
-Sarah
Poetry
20

“She paints the pages with words that feel soft and warm, reminiscent of a spring day, but that can also be sharp when they need to be- when you need to be reminded that life is meant to be lived with passion and intensity.”

-Jade
Poetry
17.99

“No on feels fine at four a.m. If ants feel fine at four a.m.,
we’ll be happy for the ants. And let five a.m. come
if we’ve got to go on living.”

-Anne
Nonfiction
25.95

“Reading this book made me realize that my thoughts and feelings are more than just my own; that nearly all women experience these pressures, these comments, these feelings that simply being yourself—a woman—is seen as being ‘monstrous.'”

-Sarah
Nonfiction
15.99

“Simone gives us an unflinching, honest telling of her life: from attending Juilliard and her dream of being the first Black concert pianist to being deemed the ‘high priestess of soul’ and playing a major role in the civil rights movement.”

-Brad
Nonfiction
16.99

“Chapter 11 entitled Sugar Camp was especially meaningful to me. My mother was a WAVE at that time stationed in Dayton, Ohio and was recruited to work at Sugar Camp. From 1943-44 women were engaged in building a special faster bombe to decipher the previously used naval Enigma.”

-Anne
Nonfiction
20

“If you are at a point in your life when you are feeling powerless, out of control, or that your voice doesn’t matter, this book will show you that there are still fierce embers within you, burning, and how to rekindle them into that ravaging fire once again.”

-Jade