Stephanie's Picks

Stephanie's stack of books usually includes sci-fi/fantasy, lyrical literary fiction, philosophical musing, exploration of the natural world, social science, or particularly good cookbooks. She also has a weakness for British TV and loves a good, loud action movie.

Books: 
How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501125669
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by), Dick Durbin (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635571394
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019

Exhalation: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101947883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568588490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bold Type Books - March 26th, 2019

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Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541644984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - March 5th, 2019

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How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316491341
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Published: Orbit - November 27th, 2018

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062851345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dey Street Books - September 3rd, 2019

Terra Nullius Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781618731517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Small Beer Press - September 11th, 2018

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340007
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Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

The Broken Earth Trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780316527194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - October 2nd, 2018

Three books. Three Hugo awards. A fantasy tour de force that makes a beautiful gift.


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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 quotes a specific reference to the Reconstruction and its demise amidst resurgent post-Civil War white supremacy. The disheartening symmetry of the more recent eight years of the Obama presidency and what followed is exposed by Coates’s powerful, insightful, beautifully written, meticulously researched, and unflinching essays.


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Lovecraft Country: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062292070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
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ISBN: 9780735214316
Availability: Hard to Find
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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 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
$16.95
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
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250094599
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Published: Picador - July 12th, 2016

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Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780738212289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - March 3rd, 2009

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

Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544409910
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 1st, 2015

Lady Cop Makes Trouble (A Kopp Sisters Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544409941
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 6th, 2016

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Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed [A Cookbook] 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
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Geek Love: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375713347
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Published: Vintage - June 11th, 2002

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781615192250
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Published: The Experiment - September 23rd, 2014

A Room with a View (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780679724766
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

Maurice: A Novel 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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043922
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2010

The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043953
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Orbit - September 1st, 2011

The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043946
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Orbit - April 1st, 2012

Dandelion Wine: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553277531
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spectra - March 1st, 1985

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Street Vegan: Recipes and Dispatches from The Cinnamon Snail Food Truck: A Cookbook Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780385346191
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter - May 5th, 2015