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New releases & recommendations

Monkey kings, werewolves, space pizza, cloud hunters...this email has it all. With summer around the corner (it is, really!), we've been stocking our shelves with all kinds of fantastic reads, and this week's new releases do not disappoint. Take a look and see for yourselves...

P.S. You might have noticed that our website looks different. We've made some changes and unveiled our shiny new site yesterday, check it out! It still has that new website smell.

We're excited for these:

Blacktongue Thief

“Full on fantasy fantasy. Epic adventures & banter galore. Great cast of characters--thieves, witches, goblins, krakens and more! Much funnier than I was expecting. 10/10" -- Gretchen

Dana & Gretchen both love the audiobook, too! I believe the word "velvet" was used?

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Monkey King

Before there was The Lord of the Rings, there was China's Monkey King, one of the all-time great fantasy novels--which Neil Gaiman has said "is in the DNA of 1.5 billion people"--now published in a thrilling new one-volume translation with an illustrated foreword by Gene Luen Yang. Both Gretchen & Dana are eager to dive into this Chinese classic (plus it's obviously Dana's pick for cover of the week!). 

Need this »

Father's Day is coming up...

The Optimist

An “excellent” (The New York Times) modern tribute to an ageless pastime, and a practical guide to the art, philosophy, and rituals of fly fishing, by an expert, lifelong angler. 
 

Fish on »

Reading the Water

"A father shares the joys of fly-fishing with his daughters. In this eloquent memoir ...Hume vividly conveys the sensory details of their adventures and the stunning surroundings ... A heartfelt, beautifully written celebration of the wonders of nature and comfort of family."
--Kirkus STARRED Review

Cast away »

The Ravaged

The highly anticipated debut novel from Norman Reedus, star of The Walking Dead, that's fast-paced and full of gritty realism. Three unique yet eerily parallel quests about friendship and family secrets. 

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Whisper on the Night Wind

Spellbinding adventure from a modern-day explorer and wilderness folklore expert that just may have you looking over your shoulder on your next hike into the woods. Critics have called it "like something out of Lovecraft" (Book City). 

Explore the unknown »
Brisbane
Vodolazkin explores fame, music, heritage, belonging, and memory, calling into question: Whose story is it - the subject's or the writer's? Are art and love really no match for death? This novel "digs deep into the role of the Ukrainian and Russian languages play in people's lives" and cultures (--Marian Schwartz).
Dana's currently reading this one and had to add it to our shelves.


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New for teens & preteens:

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses

Teen Wolf meets Emergency Contact in this sharply observed, hilarious, and heartwarming debut young adult novel about friendship, chronic illness, and . . . werewolves.

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First Cat in Space Ate Pizza


The wild and wonderful story of how a cat, a princess, a toenail-clipping robot, save the moon from villainous rats. Fans of Dog Man will love this adventure!

Pairs well with pizza »
Jobs of the Future

Imaginative careers and jobs that weren't even an option when we were in school, including: plastics fisherman, cloud hunters, air sweepers, and sun sailors! This book opens up a world of possibility and inspiration for futuristic careers. 

Imagine more »

Learn Something:

How to Money

Money basics--how to earn it, manage it, invest it, use it--in an illustrated guidebook from New York Times-bestselling author and financial expert Jean Chatzky, Kathryn Tuggle, and the HerMoney team.

Sounds smart »

Forest School for Grown Ups

 A gorgeous and comprehensive guide to all things outdoors for anyone who loves being in and interacting with nature, readers will learn how to make a rope sing, go forest bathing, read flowers, build a campfire, and make a forest potion. From practical tips and how-tos to forest folklore, there's something for everyone.

In store & online »
Learning Korean

Across 100 recipes, Serpico shares his philosophy of eating, his personal journey into food, and a connection to family that promises satisfaction and comfort for cooks of all backgrounds. Includes beautiful photos and recipes for even the pickiest of eaters.

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2022 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Pulitzer prize awards journalistic and artistic excellence in 21 different categories, including Criticism, Investigative Reporting, Fiction, Music, Poetry, and more.

VIEW THE WINNERS
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