Kris's Favorite 6 Reads in 2018

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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Each story in this debut collection is more astonishing than the last. I was utterly riveted by Carmen's quirky, masterful and unique approach to story-telling. Every story stayed with me, and sometimes I had to just put the book down and catch my breath after finishing one. I absolutely loved this book and want more.

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The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel By Zeyn Joukhadar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501169038
Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

Incredible, lushly-written double tale in the best weaving of ancient myth and present day reality I have ever read. I absolutely loved that our two heroines were a 12 year old girl and a 17 year old young woman whose daring heroism was not only equal or superior to the male protagonists, it was the driving force of the plot.  Girls never get to be the heroes. This book was deeply satisfying on so many levels.

Heavy: An American Memoir By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501125652
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Published: Scribner - October 16th, 2018

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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth By Sarah Smarsh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501133091
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival By Jabari Asim Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250174536
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Published: Picador - October 16th, 2018

Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms By Michelle Tea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936932184
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Published: Amethyst Editions - May 8th, 2018