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Maybe This Will Help: How to Feel Better When Things Stay the Same By Michelle Rial Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797211251
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 23rd, 2021

Maybe This Will Help is one part the funny and relatable graphs that fans of Am I Overthinking This? and of Michelle Rial know and love, and one part the honest stories behind what makes those graphs so poignant. There is something in here for everyone. A stocking stuffer for post-holiday overwhelmed syndrome!

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Bibliophile: Diverse Spines By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797211916
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 2nd, 2021

Do you want to read more books by diverse authors but don't know where to start?

Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader:

• Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks-like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more-all with an emphasis on authors of color and authors from diverse cultural backgrounds
• A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
• Reading recommendations from leading BIPOC literary influencers

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A Diary of the Plague Year: An Illustrated Chronicle of 2020 By Elise Engler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250824691
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Published: Metropolitan Books - January 18th, 2022

A few years ago, Elise Engler set out to illustrate the first headline she woke up to everyday and then 2020 happened and her project took on new meaning. This visual diary of 2020 is a vivid reminder of a year no one could have predicted--from Trump to Covid to George Floyd to the election and beyond--it is all recorded in striking images.

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Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love By Andy Cohen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250832399
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 2nd, 2021

Hometown boy Andy Cohen, who invented the Real Housewives series and other successes on the Bravo channel, offers us feel-good quotes, glitter-style, by the women he loves from his mother to Madonna.

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The New York Times Book Review: 125 Years of Literary History By The New York Times, Tina Jordan (Editor), Noor Qasim (Editor) Cover Image
By The New York Times, Tina Jordan (Editor), Noor Qasim (Editor)
ISBN: 9780593234617
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 2nd, 2021

This collection is absolute fun for a bibliophile! It's essentially the story of modern American letters over the past 125 years..

Brimming with remarkable reportage and photography, this beautiful book collects interesting reviews, never-before-heard anecdotes about famous writers, and spicy letter exchanges. Here are the first takes on novels we now consider masterpieces, including a long-forgotten pan of Anne of Green Gables and a rave of Mrs. Dalloway, along with reviews and essays by Langston Hughes, Eudora Welty, James Baldwin, Nora Ephron, and more.

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The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel By Mitch Albom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062888341
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Published: Harper - November 2nd, 2021

Mitch Albom fans rejoice! Albom is back with another inspiriting story of how we understand the divine in everyday life.
Albom has written of heaven in the celebrated number one bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The First Phone Call from Heaven. Now, for the first time in his fiction, he ponders what we would do if, after crying out for divine help, God actually appeared before us? What might the Lord look, sound and act like?

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Greek Myths: A New Retelling By Charlotte Higgins, Chris Ofili (Drawings by) Cover Image
By Charlotte Higgins, Chris Ofili (Drawings by)
ISBN: 9780593316269
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Published: Pantheon - January 11th, 2022

A brilliantly original, landmark retelling of Greek myths, recounted as if they were actual scenes being woven into textiles by the women who feature prominently in them-including Athena, Helen, Circe and Penelope.

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Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors By Amber Share Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593185544
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Published: Plume - July 13th, 2021

SUBPAR PARKS, both on the rapidly growing Instagram page and in this hilarious new book, combines beautiful illustrations celebrating each national park, and the one-star reviews that clueless tourists have left online. For instance, the majesty of Glacier National Park humorously combined with the review "Too cold for me!" or the vistas of Bryce Canyon with "Too spiky!"

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Holidays on Ice By David Sedaris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316078917
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2010

This is a perennial go-to for any stocking stuffer, host gift you could ever need from the hilarious one and only David Sedaris.

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Wrestling at the Chase By Ed Wheatley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681063447
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Published: Reedy Press - October 7th, 2021

Finally, a tribute to one of St. Louis's most enduring pastimes.  You will know who needs this book.

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Small Things Like These By Claire Keegan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802158741
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Published: Grove Press - November 30th, 2021

A slim, gorgeous story that is already an international bestseller from Ireland's Claire Keegan. Beautifully rendered, a semi-classic setting of a small Irish town,--a dark secret, a man with a burden to bear--resolves in a sort of anti-Christmas Carol style. Utterly satisfying.

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Unlimited Beautiful Questions: For Life, Love & Humanity By Ali Fowler, Silver Wainhouse Cover Image
ISBN: 9781504324878
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Published: Balboa Press Au - July 15th, 2021

St. Louis native Silver Wainhouse, who has never given LBB's Kris Kleindienst bad advice ever, has created this wonderful book from her heart and head with her project partner Ali that will get you unstuck.

 It's a collection of  road signs for your heart that instead of giving prescriptive directions, asks you the right questions to reconnect with your deepest self.  Great for sparking deeper conversations with good friends and family, too.  You get all this and more for far less than the price of one therapy session!