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Brookline Bookseller Lydia recommends:

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Errantry: Strange Stories By Elizabeth Hand Cover Image
ISBN: 9781618730305
Published: Small Beer Press - November 13th, 2012

If you'd relish the chance to rummage through classified museum archives or wander the seaside moors where children once vanished into Celtic burial mounds, these stories are for you. A dose of prickling wonder/terror for the modern skeptic.

~ recommended September, 2014

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The Cage By Martin Vaughn-James Cover Image
ISBN: 9781552452875
Availability: Out of Stock In Store
Published: Coach House Books - October 29th, 2013
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Vaughn-James is an unsung god of the graphic medium.  He combines Lovecraft's marrow-gnawing dread with Jodorowsky's vivid grotesquerie and adds a boundless desolation that's all his own.  This world is half
wasteland, half wonderland.

~ recommended May, 2014

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I Want to Show You More By Jamie Quatro Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802122230
Availability: Out of Stock In Store
Published: Grove Press - January 14th, 2014
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If Richard Yates and Alice Munro fused into one body and took up the position of an oracular coroner from the Twilight Zone, the result might look something like Jamie Quatro. Rarely is a voice so viscerally honest with no hint of brutality. She's one to watch out for.

~ recommended January, 2014

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Shiro: Wit, Wisdom & Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer By Shiro Kashiba, Ann Norton (Photographer) Cover Image
By Shiro Kashiba, Ann Norton (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780984457625
Availability: Out of Stock In Store
Published: Chin Music - November 29th, 2011
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Shiro was a locavore before it was cool, gathering seaweed and salmon roe from Puget Sound in his rubber wellies.  This book is a testament to what small presses and printed, non-electronic books can give us.  Maps, postcards, old photos:. it's too gorgeous not to fall into.

~ recommended October, 2013