Bekah's Picks

Bekah joined the crew in Spring 2024!

 

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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments By Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Fumi Nakamura (Illustrator) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781639550562
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - April 16th, 2024

Astonishing with a little bit of memoir and a little bit of science writing. A brilliant choice for lovers of animals and interesting people. The prose beautifully blends plant and animal biologies with the human condition. I ate this up!


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Just Kids: A National Book Award Winner By Patti Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780060936228
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2010

A brilliant portrait of love and art. Smith captures all the complexities of coming-of-age, evolving relationships, and muses. I read this book at just the right time, but will certainly reread it again and again. She ripped my heart out, but left me smiling. Smith is a real poetess!


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The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278449
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

Toni Morrison will always hold a special place in my heart, and this novel is top Morrison tier. I have never felt for a character in the ways I feel for Miss Pecola Breedlove. This book, by far, remains a top novel for me despite the fact that I have never read a piece of literature as void of hope as this one.


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Into the Wild By Jon Krakauer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385486804
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Vintage - January 20th, 1997

This one was hard to put down. Krakauer took great care to compose a truthful telling of one man's trip around the continent and into the Alaskan wilderness with a finesse that reads like fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, both as a reader and as a writer. 


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The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

I devoured this in one sitting! Cisneros has an accessible maturity about her writing that is hard to match. Told in a series of vignettes, this coming-of-age masterpiece is a quick read, but not one you will soon forget!