Jonesey

What’s in the trunk of your car? Car? No. Public transportation. Also, walking. Also my bicycle. My awesome boa-sporting alter ego has a long board. Covered with Molly Crabapple art. 

What’s your favorite memory? Happens daily.

Using only one word, describe yourself. YES.

Author you love to hate: John Kennedy Toole. Really.  

What's your favorite smell? wet dog, rain, paper, french toast, mesquite trees, sand, warm granite, but not cat breath - cat breath smells of bad

If you had a super power, what would it be? It rains whenever and wherever I go on vacation. I hire out.

What’s your sign? Both of me are a Gemini. 

What do you think your job is at Left Bank Books? Storytime Lady and Word Slinger, baby.

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Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Kerry Cohen, Tyler Cohen (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780997068337
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hawthorne Books - October 11th, 2016

This slim work cuts like a knife. Kerry Cohen offers deeply moving portraits of the girls and women who have been her friends. Her sister, Tyler, is her first friend and also the artist who gives us beautiful images of these women and girls. Kerry is relentless in her storytelling - it is sometimes cringe-inducing. Here is humor, loss, heartbreak, betrayal, confusion and love. Boys are mentioned, and while they were a focus of Cohen's life, it is clear that she, like many of us, was invested in her friendships in a way that is unique and fundamentally life-altering. She shows us what it is to try to be friends in a world where friendship is a useless currency, and it is difficult, but not ever impossible. A magnificent read! -Jonesey's October Staff Pick, 2016


Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781619028258
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 13th, 2016

Trace is entirely original in its language, approach and effect. It Lauret Savoy uses her background in geology to very literally ground this book in the land of America. There is no place here for readers to imagine or redefine the story. She reminds us on every page of the very real dangers faced by peoples whose stories are erased, redefined, re-imagined - whose landmarks and beings are re-named, rebounded, re-purposed. This is a journey across centuries and mountain ranges that is at the same time a recent weekend trip to a local historical marker. Savoy's prose is welcoming and precise. She has crafted a book of immense importance that is also incredibly beautiful. Trace is a 2016 winner of an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. -Jonesey's October Staff Pick, 2016