Kalifa

I'm Kali, a bookseller at LBB, born in the backwoods from a wolf and a panther.  I like to read mysteries, true crime and the creepiest of fiction. Anything that makes you keep the night light on. I also dip into nonfiction, too. I love science books, particularly books about anthropology, and I also love history, ancient or contemporary. I howl and snarl in my spare time.

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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper By Hallie Rubenhold Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358299615
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Published: Mariner Books - March 3rd, 2020

Fascinating and insightful! This book gives you an in-depth look into the lives of the five women behind the infamous ripper murders. I was absolutely enthralled and completely devastated by these women's stories.


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A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy #1) By Libba Bray Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385732314
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ember - March 22nd, 2005

Hands down the first book in my favorite YA series! A spellbinding historical gothic with rounded characters and a plot will keep you up until you get to the last page.


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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution By Lee Alan Dugatkin, Lyudmila Trut Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780226599717
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 14th, 2019

Part political history, part science journal. This books takes you on a journey through the domestication of one of the cuddliest yet elusive creatures in the wild, from the challenges of dealing with the animals to the political upheaval Russia was going through at the time of the study. I absolutely loved this book.


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The Poppy War: A Novel By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662583
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 23rd, 2019

BELIEVE THE HYPE!! If you haven't heard, the first in an epic, fantasy series, as amazing as it is dark.


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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062570611
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

Equal parts action and insight. Dread nations is a Reconstruction-era story where the dead walk and not all the living are valued.


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Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale By David Wellington Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780307460837
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Published: Crown - October 6th, 2009

These werewolves are feral, out of control, and absolutely bloodthirsty. And I loved it!. This book is great for those who want to get into the lore of creatures that will have them leaving the night light on.


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Girl One: A Novel By Sara Flannery Murphy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374601744
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Published: MCD - June 1st, 2021

A perfect blend of a supernatural thriller and mystery, where every chapter gives you another piece of the puzzle and a little bit of magic.


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The Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

For fans of Alice in Wonderland, get ready to be swept into the world beyond the tollbooth!


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Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses By Gavin Ehringer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643130361
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pegasus Books - March 12th, 2019

For lovers of our furry friends! This book takes you into the past and futures of our domestic pals; how they got to be by our side and the good and bad of what it really means to leave behind their homes in nature. An easy and fascinating read!


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The Girl With All the Gifts By M. R. Carey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316334754
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Published: Orbit - April 28th, 2015

My absolute favorite post-outbreak story. Calling it a Zombie Story wouldn't do it justice. Carey's writing is lyrical, his ideas are original, and the book ends in a heart-wrenching way that still manages to leave readers hopeful.


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The Priory of the Orange Tree (The Roots of Chaos) By Samantha Shannon Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781635570304
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 18th, 2020

This world is so rich and the characters so compelling that this book was hard to put down. One of the best high fantasy books I've ever read.


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The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science By Sam Kean Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316496506
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 13th, 2021

Well-researched and thought-provoking. Kean takes us through the histories of some of our most famous scientists and notorious experiments in an honest, accessible, and at times humorous. Should be required reading for anyone who wants to put on the lab coat.


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The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670844876
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1992

My absolute favorite book of fairy tales! Hilarious, out-of-the-ordinary stories for every reader.


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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup By John Carreyrou Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525431992
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Published: Vintage - January 28th, 2020

A incredible tale of how far a person will go to fool themselves and those around them when billions of dollars and pride are on the line.


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How to Slay a Dragon: A Fantasy Hero's Guide to the Real Middle Ages By Cait Stevenson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982164119
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - August 17th, 2021

Whether you're an aspiring fantasy writer or just a fan of history or fantasy, this book is a must-have!


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A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science By Rita Colwell, PhD, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501181290
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 17th, 2021

An equal parts inspiring and brutally honest account of one woman's career in a field that is often thought of as devoid of bias. In beautifully-written language, Colwell doesn't pull any punches in recounting the all-too-common subtle and blatant sexism while also giving doable solutions that could open up the STEM field to more women and minorities to the benefit of us all.


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ISBN: 9780807036297
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Published: Beacon Press - August 24th, 2021

A thought-provoking history that challenges the myth that the US is a nation of immigrants.


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The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion By Eliot Brown, Maureen Farrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593237113
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Published: Crown - July 20th, 2021

Another cautionary tale of a mythological unicorn founder whose wealth is gained nearly all from charisma and who loses it all when reality sets in. Fans of Bad Blood, the Elizabeth Holmes story, will absolutely love this new tale of delusion and greed.


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Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) By Marlon James Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

An absolutely stunning book! James manages to mold beautiful verse into a modern folklore that will keep readers' eyes glued to the pages.


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Darkest Fear: A Myron Bolitar Novel By Harlan Coben Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440246206
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Published: Dell - October 29th, 2013

Another fantastic edition to the Myron Bolitar series! Coben truly is the master of twists as he builds suspense with every chapter while working up to an ending that you'll never be able to guess. This particular book sent a chill down my spine that I have yet to be able to shake out!


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When Can We Go Back to America?: Voices of Japanese American Incarceration during WWII By Susan H. Kamei, Norman Y. Mineta (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Susan H. Kamei, Norman Y. Mineta (Foreword by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781481401449
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Kamei mixes historical fact with the poignant voices of the survivors to describe an even we scarcely hear about.


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Werewolf? There Wolf! By Kyle Sullivan, Meg Hunt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Sullivan, Meg Hunt (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781948931274
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Published: Hazy Dell Press - October 19th, 2021

Terror and fun all in one book? Well, see for yourself Come on, take a look!


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The Caretakers: A Novel By Amanda Bestor-Siegal Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063138186
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Published: William Morrow - April 12th, 2022

Outstanding pick! This is a book with realistically fleshed-out characters and a plot that keeps you hooked till the last line.


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Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy #2) By Marlon James Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220201
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 15th, 2022

This series gets better with every book!


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The Lies I Tell: A Novel By Julie Clark Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781728247595
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - June 21st, 2022

An absolute ride! Smart, fast-paced, and with an ending as satisfying as it is shocking. This is a book I could not put down!


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Bitch: On the Female of the Species By Lucy Cooke Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541674899
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Published: Basic Books - June 14th, 2022

As hysterical as it is enlightening. This well-researched, well-written book will have you laughing on one page and gasping on the next.