Cliff's Reading List

The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories Cover Image
By Osama Alomar, C. J. Collins (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811226073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - April 25th, 2017

Sweet Lamb of Heaven Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393354188
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017

The End of the Day Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316316743
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Redhook - April 4th, 2017

Foreign Soil: And Other Stories Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781501136368
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Published: Atria Books - January 3rd, 2017

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781944211301
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Published: McSweeney's - March 14th, 2017

A Separation Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399576102
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062490759
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Published: Ecco Press - January 17th, 2017

The Sudden Appearance of Hope Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316335997
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Published: Redhook - May 17th, 2016

The Boy on the Bridge Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316300339
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Published: Orbit - May 2nd, 2017

The Evil Wizard Smallbone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763688059
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 13th, 2016

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781568585284
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nation Books - June 14th, 2016

To simply call this book amazing would be to do it a disservice. It's so much more than that. This book serves as a tribute to all of the young, black, marginalized girls, boys, men and women who've unjustly lost their lives and futures at the hands of a system that refused to see them. With this book Mychal demands that you see them.


My Best Friend's Exorcism Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781594748622
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Published: Quirk Books - May 17th, 2016

Absolutely amazing! It's as though John Hughes wrote the Exorcist and set it to the music of my '80s themed dreams. -Cliff's May Staff Pick 2016


The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781419718861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

I've owned Forest Feast since it was released and it is one of my favorite cookbooks ever. I have now gifted Forest Feast for Kids to my son and it is becoming one of his as well. Not only is it ridiculously delicious; it is also amazingly simple and just about the most gorgeous cookbook I (we) have ever seen. Two (four) thumbs WAY up! -Cliff's May Staff Pick 2016

 


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Best Mug Cakes Ever: Treat Yourself to Homemade Cake for One in Five Minutes or Less Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781581572735
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Countryman Press - October 1st, 2014

Things we know to be true:

-You’re a person

-You LOVE cake (obviously)

-You own a microwave (you have to. how else would you eat? Cook? HA!)

-You’re all about instant gratification (less than five minutes? Sign me up)

-You own mugs (cause coffee)

-You need a way to combine all these things and turn them into pure awesomeness

-There’s a way. Just buy this book. (seriously, single serving cake IN A MUG, IN 5 MINUTES)

-There’s a section for boozy mug cakes which is the exact shape of that hole you never knew you had in your life

-Cliff's Holiday Staff Pick 2014


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The Enchanted Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062285508
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Published: Harper - March 4th, 2014

Think of a magical place...You could have picked literally anywhere but I am willing to bet any amount of money that you didn’t think “prison” and even less likely, “death row”, and that is exactly the setting that Rene Denfield chose for her novel “The Enchanted”. The story is told primarily through the eyes of a self-imposed mute on death row with a love of books and reading and it is amazing. Other major characters include a woman whose job it is to get death row inmates’ sentences reduced to life in jail, an inmate who has accepted and welcomes his death sentence and a warden who, though he may be naturally good, has been hardened by his job. This book is amazing for so many reasons, it’s sad, moving, heartwarming and (obviously) magical, but the fact that it humanizes a population that is perpetually demonized makes it necessary. No matter your stance on capital punishment this is well worth a read. -Cliff's January Staff Pick, 2015

 


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Girl with All the Gifts Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9780316278157
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Published: Orbit - June 10th, 2014

Cliff's August Staff Pick 2014


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Book from the Ground: From Point to Point Cover Image
By Bing Xu
$27.95
ISBN: 9780262027083
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Published: Mit Press - March 7th, 2014

Cliff's July Staff Pick, 2014


Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence: The Best of the Believer Music Interviews Cover Image
By Vendela Vida (Editor), Ross Simonini (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781938073830
Availability: Backordered
Published: McSweeney's - April 1st, 2014

Cliff's June Staff Pick, 2014


What Every Child Needs to Know about Coffee Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781940705026
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Published: Need to Know - March 18th, 2014

Cliff's April Staff Pick, 2014


Dept. of Speculation Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780385350815
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 28th, 2014

Cliff's March Staff Pick, 2014


The Parallel Apartments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781938073779
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Published: McSweeney's - February 11th, 2014

Cliff's February Staff Pick, 2014


Americanah Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307271082
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 14th, 2013

Cliff's January Staff Pick, 2014


One Last Thing Before I Go Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142196816
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Published: Plume Books - May 28th, 2013

Cliff's Holiday Staff Pick, 2013