Stephanie's Picks

Stephanie is a recent graduate of UNC Asheville and is enjoying reading for pleasure again. At any moment sci-fi/fantasy, lyrical literary fiction, philosophical musing, exploration of the natural world, social science, or particularly good cookbooks might fit the bill. She also has a weakness for British TV and loves a good, loud action movie.

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The Power Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316547611
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

The Power is the story of a world inexorably changed by the ability of (almost all) women to electrocute with a touch. This is not a fable for the essentialist or the faint of heart. The patriarchy does go, but not quietly. The titular power shifts the balance, but it also corrupts as thoroughly as any other. The narrative is by turns infuriating and exhilarating, hopeful and terrifying, unnerving and wickedly funny--all of which make for an indelible reading experience.


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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590566
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Published: One World - October 3rd, 2017

The title refers specifically to the death of the Reconstruction amidst resurgent post-Civil War white supremacy. The disheartening symmetry of a more recent eight years is exposed by Coates’s powerful, insightful, beautifully written, meticulously researched, and unflinching essays.


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Lovecraft Country Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062292070
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 14th, 2017

Navigating the daily horrors of Jim Crow leaves the marvelously-drawn protagonists well-prepared to cope with the supernatural challenges Ruff throws at them. The book is creepy, dread-filled, thought-provoking and fun!


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The Salt Line Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735214316
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 5th, 2017

This literary dystopian novel is set in a disturbingly plausible future in which tiny insects alter the course of human history and bring social inequalities into even more glaring relief. I was captivated by the combination of robust action and incisive commentary.


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Now Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721371
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 11th, 2017

This children's book is a beautifully illustrated reminder of the value and joy in the present moment.


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The Story of Ferdinand Cover Image
By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140502343
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Published: Puffin Books - June 30th, 1977

Ferdinand is big and strong. More importantly, he is gentle and kind and he is true to himself. This classic children’s book has as much to say today--to people of all ages--as it did in 1936.


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The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328919120
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 17th, 2017

I'm not going to be a Supreme Court Justice, but I can work out like one! The exercises are presented with great illustrations of gym and home versions, making them accessible and as challenging as you need them to be.


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Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781623170981
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Published: North Atlantic Books - June 14th, 2016

This powerful and thoughtful book calls for clear-eyed reckoning with the inequity and systemic racism that infect all corners of society, including Buddhist communities. The authors eloquently call to action with love and commitment to diminishing suffering, making the work valuable for anyone interested in all forms of liberation.


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Stories of Your Life and Others Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101972120
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Published: Vintage - June 14th, 2016

Just when you think you know what these stories are revealing, and how, Chiang tells you something else entirely. His writing style is sparse yet lush and utterly compelling. Science, math, linguistics, history, religion, and philosophy share a wonderfully resonant stage in each of the pieces and in the whole.


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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250094599
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Published: Picador USA - July 12th, 2016

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Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781631490828
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - March 7th, 2016

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Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780738212289
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 3rd, 2009

Girl Waits with Gun Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544409910
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2015

Lady Cop Makes Trouble Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544409941
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 6th, 2016

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Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781607745310
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 8th, 2014

The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780738213750
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - January 24th, 2012

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Their Eyes Were Watching God Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - May 30th, 2006

Song of Solomon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Geek Love Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375713347
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Published: Vintage - June 11th, 2002

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Cover Image
By Ali Almossawi, Alejandro Giraldo (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781615192250
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Published: Experiment - September 23rd, 2014

Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780813062006
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Published: University Press of Florida - March 1st, 2016

A Room with a View Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780679724766
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Published: Vintage Books USA - October 23rd, 1989

Maurice Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393310320
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 17th, 2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345391803
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Published: Del Rey Books - September 27th, 1995

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316043922
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Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2010

The Broken Kingdoms Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316043953
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Published: Orbit - September 1st, 2011

The Kingdom of Gods Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316043946
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Published: Orbit - March 27th, 2012

Dandelion Wine Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553277531
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Published: Spectra Books - March 1st, 1985

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Street Vegan: Recipes and Dispatches from the Cinnamon Snail Food Truck Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780385346191
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - May 5th, 2015