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Too Loud A Solitude By Bohumil Hrabal Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780156904582
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Published: HarperVia - April 27th, 1992

This is a story about Hanta, who rescues books from destruction. This is an easy to read story with hilarious situational irony, horrific realizations, quirky Characters, Kafkaesque atmosphere, and philosophical ruminations. A must read for any bibliophile!


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Mabel and the Mountain: A Story About Believing in Yourself By Kim Hillyard, Kim Hillyard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kim Hillyard, Kim Hillyard (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593659021
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 30th, 2024

This is a YES YOU CAN type of book that everyone needs in their life!


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The Red Jacket By Bob Holt, Bob Holt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bob Holt, Bob Holt (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063237605
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Published: HarperCollins - July 4th, 2023

Sometimes we need a little push to gain our confidence back; we need a Red Jacket!


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I Want to Be Spaghetti! By Kiera Wright-Ruiz, Claudia Lam (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kiera Wright-Ruiz, Claudia Lam (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593529874
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Published: Kokila - July 11th, 2023

A Great book about fitting in. Join Ramen on a journey to figure out what it is and why being popular Spaghetti is not all that it is hyped up to be!


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Xanax Cowboy: Poems By Hannah Green Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781487011154
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Published: House of Anansi Press - April 4th, 2023

Xanax Cowboy is an adventure! It is poetry, script, character study, and memoir. I find it's style the most similar to Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a book that is a work of art!


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They All Saw a Cat (Brendan Wenzel) By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452150130
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a cat? It all depends on your perspective.


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Sputnik Sweetheart (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375726057
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2002

This book is about characters in a love triangle. Murakami pushes them together, only for them to push each other away, like the same poles of a magnet. Their love continuously reflects, from one person to the next as they try to deal with their urges and desires.


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The Short End of the Sonnenallee: A Novel By Thomas Brussig, Jonathan Franzen (Introduction by), Jenny Watson (Translated by), Jonathan Franzen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Thomas Brussig, Jonathan Franzen (Introduction by), Jenny Watson (Translated by), Jonathan Franzen (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250878991
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Published: Picador - April 4th, 2023

This story is about Micha's adolescent struggles with love and the others normal day life in the GDR. Frankly, I do not know what there is not to love about this novella; a boy's yearning for a girl, an uncle that smuggles goods across the border, and the quest for banned songs tickle your funny bone from page one.