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The Book of Jezebel An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things by Anna Holmes, Kate Harding, Amanda Hess (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on April 25, 2014 tagged reference
An illustrated encyclopedia that covers all facets of feminism and womanhood.
Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged coming of age
In juvie, Richie writes the story of his band, his dead sister, his messed-up family, and his arrest.
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged history • nonfiction
How a rowing crew of working-class boys from the University of Washington took gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Toys in Space by Mini Grey (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on February 7, 2014 tagged picture book • science fiction
The star in the sky that is brighter than the rest is a spaceship looking for abandoned toys.
The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough, Israel Sanchez (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on January 31, 2014 tagged picture book
Inside the museum of truly old things, the last Dinosaur Tooth Fairy polishes her fangs.
Her A Memoir by Christa Parravani (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on January 10, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age
A memoir about dealing with a sister’s crushing fear, depression, and eventual overdose.
Alphabet Trucks by Samantha Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on January 3, 2014 tagged picture book
An alphabet book that plays on children’s love of trucks to trick them into learning to read.
Part Wild Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Terrill sees the beauty in her adopted wolf-dog puppy even when others worry he’s a monster.
Methland The Death and Life of an American Small Town by Nick Reding (2009)
Reviewed by darcy on December 6, 2013 tagged nonfiction
A journalist follows the spread of meth in Oelwein, Iowa.
The Hypocrisy of Disco a Memoir by Clane Hayward (2007)
Reviewed by darcy on November 29, 2013 tagged biography • coming of age
Clane Hayward's memoir about growing up in hippie communes, which were strange and often primitive.
My Mother's Wars by Lillian Faderman (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • history
Lillian’s mother dreamed of becoming a dancer. But after she's kicked out of her home, her life took a bad turn.
It's So Easy and Other Lies by Duff McKagan (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on November 1, 2013 tagged biography
Guns ’N Roses bassist Duff McKagan discusses his early life, his bands, and his struggles with addiction.
Scowler by Daniel Kraus (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on October 25, 2013 tagged coming of age • science fiction • thriller
Ry helped send his father to prison. Now he's free and bent on revenge. Ry's only hope: 3 childhood toys.
How To Be A World Explorer (Lonely Planet Not-For-Parents) by (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on July 12, 2013 tagged nonfiction
American Ghoul by Walt Morton (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on June 7, 2013 tagged coming of age • horror
Howard struggles to stock his grandmother’s freezer with human flesh to eat. He also has normal teenage problems.
Beautiful Ruins A Novel by Jess Walter (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on April 5, 2013 tagged historical fiction
In 1962, a young Italian innkeeper meets a beautiful American actress. Years later, he goes to Hollywood to find her.
Monsters of the Deep A 3-D Look at Ocean Creatures (Pop-Up Nature) by Claire Bampton (2008)
Reviewed by darcy on March 29, 2013 tagged picture book • science
Eye-popping, real creatures from the bottom of the ocean pop-up out of this book.
The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on March 15, 2013 tagged science fiction
Haley researches a sixteen minute time loss. Dodger hears a radio station in his head. Both are sure aliens exist.
Knitmare on Elm Street 20 Projects That Go Bump In The Night by Hannah Simpson (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on March 1, 2013 tagged horror • nonfiction
Photographs and easy instructions for how to knit zombies, vampires and other monsters.
Flow A Cultural History Of Menstruation by Elissa Stein, Susan Kim (2009)
Reviewed by darcy on February 22, 2013 tagged history
A cultural history of menstruation including photos of odd and historical feminine hygiene products.
Improv Sewing A Freeform Approach To Creative Techniques: 101 Fast, Fun and Fearless Projects by Nicole Blum, Debra Immergut (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on January 11, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Slacks and Calluses Our Summer In a Bomber Factory by Constance Bowman Reid, Clara Marie Allen (2004)
Reviewed by darcy on December 21, 2012 tagged history
The Lost Dogs Michael Vick's Dogs And Their Tale Of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant (2010)
Reviewed by darcy on November 2, 2012 tagged nonfiction
Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (2011)
Reviewed by darcy on October 12, 2012 tagged biography
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