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Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yucknavitch

"Lidia Yucknavitch is brilliant. She has once again created a story beyond any imagination. Dora is a young 17-year-old living in Seattle with an illusive father and a vacant mother. She hates life. She hates herself. She hates her parents. She hates her shrink. She loves Obsidian. She loves her friends. They are her Family - 'The Posse'. they show up for each other and they live for each other. Each has their own quirk, but that's what makes you love them. A Dragqueen, a flamboyant gay, a skinny blond and Obsidian - Doras love. You beocme part of this dark and twisted world where Dora and her friends live." - Heather

Dora: A Headcase (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780983477570
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Published: Hawthorne Books, 8/2012


ISBN-13: 9780062024688
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Balzer + Bray, 8/2011
This childrens' story is filled with fantasy and adventure.  Prue's little brother gets kidnapped and taken into the impassable wilderness.  She and her friend Curtis going after him.  Their world is turned upside downside when meet an army of coyotes, talking birds and the Dowager Governess.  The chase begins and finding Prue's brother isn't as easy as she thought it would be.  The chase becomes an adventure neither Curtis or Prue will forget. - Heather

The Night Circus (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780385534635
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Published: Doubleday, 9/2011
This is one of the most imaginative, mysterious and entertaining books I've ever read. I waited for weeks for the circus to appear after I finished reading. Once you enter the enchanting world of Celia & Marco you are taken to a place with black & white tents, caramel corn, contortionists, and magic clocks. It seems around every bend there are more surprises, but it seems the biggest surprises happen outside the circus. - Heather

When Parents Text

ISBN-13: 9780761166047
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Workman Publishing, 9/2011
--Recommended by Heather

River House

ISBN-13: 9780982569139
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books, 10/2010
--Recommended by Heather

Keepers Trilogy: Museum of Thieves (Book 1)

Museum of Thieves (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780375859786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling, 5/2011

Goldie enters a world so unknown to her she stumbles at first, not sure when to trust herself. But, as she starts to understand the chaos she becomes the heroine the town of Jewel needs. Tanner pulls you through a maze of made up creatures, moving walls, good and evil in this first book of the Keepers Trilogy.


Chronology of Water

ISBN-13: 9780979018831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hawthorne Books, 4/2011

Lidia Yuknatictch writes with paiful honesty. She hangs herslef out to dry, throws herself under the bus, calls herself our for the mistakes she's made and comes to some uncomfortable conclusions. This book exposes her life in raw, brutal frankness. She admits to the reader things I can only imagine took years to admit to herself. Some of it is very matter-of-fact, other pieces are more reluctant but with all if it she bravely lets us in. 

She has a very lyrical style, her words move like water along the page. Yuknacitch has created a very inspiring book about the things we do to feel, love, forget, survive, and live.

--Heather Recommends

Mink River

Mink River (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780870715853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oregon State University Press, 10/2010

This book reads like a river. It sounds like a river. It moves like a river. You takes some sections fast, others very slowly taking note of every detail. 

You get to know the town of Neawanaka and residents as if they were your neighbors. 

The language is beautiful and its impossible to put down. One of the best books I've ever read!

--Heather Recommends

The Book Thief

The Book Thief (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780375842207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9/2007
--Heather Recommends

The Future of Ice

ISBN-13: 9781400034352
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Vintage, 11/2005

This book is written beautifully. It not only tells the author's journey into the cold, but it addresses issues about our rapidly changing climate and what happens when the icebergs start melting just a little bit faster. She explores what losing winter might mean for the entire world, from plants to animals and humans to ice.

- Heather

Pacific Northwest Reader

ISBN-13: 9781883285418
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Delphinium/Harper, 5/2010

The stories in this reader are weird, just like the citizens of the PNW. Each section gives you different authors' takes on the places they call home. It's a great, quick read whether you're a Pacific Northwesterner or a non-native wondering why everyone loves this corner of the U.S. so much!

- Heather

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