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Nicotine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062441706
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - October 4th, 2016

Surgeon General's warning: This book is so good, you'll be hooked! Just kidding. It's an addictive read! Forgive me. Nell Zink is back with another charmingly idiosyncratic novel (and, in my opinion, her best) following last year's Mislaid and The Wallcreepers before that. It's called Nicotine. It's a story about family as well as the strange people in our lives who become like family. It's quick-witted, unafraid of modernity, and it comes highly recommended. The fact that each of her books have been written in only three weeks time is barely a portion of what makes Zink such an interesting voice in contemporary literature. -Eric

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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399578861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 27th, 2016

Rad Women Worldwide is an inspiring primer on global women throughout history, reaching as far back as Hatshepsut and extending through today. Activists, explorers, artists, scientists, athletes, rulers, and many others who have made an impact on history are represented here alongside dramatic cut-paper portraits. These are women whose names we should know and whose stories are presented in a dynamic, approachable way. Give this to your best friend, your niece, your brother, your grandmother, that weird uncle, and keep a copy on your own bedside table for assurance that real change is possible, excellence is everywhere, and persistence is powerful. -Richael