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My Dirty Dumb Eyes By Lisa Hanawalt Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781770461161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 28th, 2013

My Dirty Dumb Eyes is a safe house for strange thoughts. A solid mix of visual one-liners and vignettes, this book inspires, tickles, and baffles.

 


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WHEREAS: Poems By Layli Long Soldier Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977672
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

In her response to a congressional apology to indigenous people on behalf of the US government, Long Soldier tests form so hard that it starts to cave in on itself. The poems range in style but have a common relentlessness about them, diving deep into the lived consequences of written language. 

 


The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing By Richard Hugo Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393338720
Availability: Backordered.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2010

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High Ground Coward (Iowa Poetry Prize) By Alicia Mountain Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609385453
Availability: Not in Store - Please contact Chapter One for ordering.
Published: University Of Iowa Press - April 15th, 2018

So tasty! These poems have a texture that you'll want to turn over in your mouth again and again. A graduate of University of Montana's MFA, Mountain's internal landscape plays out across familiar western settings.


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Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm By Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780689844997
Availability: Not in Store - Please contact Chapter One for ordering.
Published: Aladdin - December 1st, 2001

If you grew up on a farm you'll recognize these characters-- and if you didn't, you'll have the pleasure of falling in love with them for the first time! Great for kids, but it also makes an excellent coffee table book. Open it up, and find something new to admire (or chuckle at) every time


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Memoirs of a Polar Bear By Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225786
Availability: Not in Store - Usually Ships in 1-5 days.
Published: New Directions - November 8th, 2016

Delightfully weird. This book shimmers like a dream, shifting in perspective through three generations of polar bears as they navigate different kinds of celebrity. As silly as the writing can be, there is plenty of heart-panging beauty in it, too.


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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061577628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - August 16th, 2016

Perhaps one of Erdrich’s most fun books, with all the gravity, poetics, and character-smithing that you’d expect from her… plus a hidden identity plot twist that doesn’t stop twisting?!? My husband and I read this aloud to each other on a road trip and couldn’t wait to get back in the car so we could find out what happened next.


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Greenland: A Novel By David Santos Donaldson Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063159556
Availability: Not in Store - Usually Ships in 1-5 days.
Published: Amistad - June 7th, 2022

A psychedelic, chuckle-inducing RIDE! Santos explores how colonialism seeps into the most intimate nooks and crannies of our lives with hilarious satire… and quite a bit of suspense. It’s also a great relationship book that takes a look at the ways we use one another to see ourselves.