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Space Invaders: A Novel by Nona Fernández - Book Review

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By Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781644450079
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

The Pinochet regime was one of the bloodiest dictatorships in Latin American history, and Fernández condenses the rippling effects of life under Chilean political suppression in the 1980s with this slim novella. Clocking in at under 100 pages, these glimpses of compliance and resistance are all the more vivid for their brevity. Told in snippets through the collective dreams of the former classmates of Estrella, the young daughter of an officer in Pinochet’s regime, each brief chapter echoes small moments in her life: writing letters to her best friend, slipping secret notes to her crush, playing Space Invaders, watching her father remove his prosthetic hand at the dinner table, and then one day disappearing from class without notice. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Black Light: Stories by Kimberly King Parsons - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525563501
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Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2019

Set in Texas, these short stories are odd scraps of messy relationships told with one of the strongest debut voices I’ve read in a long while. Parsons’ sparse descriptions and intimate details are immediately satisfying. Whether they’re discovering their sexual selves in scuzzy motels or searching roadside cow pastures for hallucinogenic mushrooms, her characters are boldly and seductively amplified. Keep an eye on this one. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Cocktails for Drinkers: Not-Even-Remotely-Artisanal, Three-Ingredient-Or-Less Cocktails That Get to the Point by Jennifer McCartney - Book Review

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781581573541
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Published: Countryman Press - March 14th, 2016

A comedic book at heart, this is perhaps my favorite cocktail guide. These recipes are full of as much wry wit as rye whiskey, as much dry humor as dry vermouth. McCartney—author of such impulse-buy classics as The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place and The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy—has crafted the perfect counterpoint to all those fussily pretentious mixology books brimming with elaborate, ornate cocktails you’ll never make. Grab some white wine (serving size: one bottle) and start drinking like a normal again! ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by Robert Simonson - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399578540
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 26th, 2017

This stylish guide to the classics of mixology is a must for any kitchen, bar, or basement speakeasy. Straightforward advice, simple recipes, and brief histories of the most enduring staples, plus some interesting twists on perennial favorites. Cheers! ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Compendium of Amazing Gardening Innovations by Abigail Willis - Book Review

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By Abigail Willis, Dave Hopkins (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786273178
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 4th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what guerrilla gardening is? The history of vertical gardening? Who started the first horticultural society? Did you know that the design of pruning shears may have been inspired by the guillotine? That the lawnmower was pioneered in 1830? From anti-lawns to zen gardens, this book has it all. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Beginner Gardening Step by Step: A Visual Guide to Yard and Garden Basics by DK - Book Review

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By DK
$22.99
ISBN: 9781465477002
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Published: DK - February 12th, 2019

I love DK guides, and this one is no exception. The perfect how-to that will push you outside your comfort zone and into your garden. Great for first-time gardeners, hobbyists looking to expand their repertoire, and green thumb novices who want to deepen their knowledge. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


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