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  • Peregrine Book Co. Staff Picks: October 2015

    Oct 2, 15 • ndemarino • 5enses, Peregrine Book Company1,893 CommentsRead More »

    By Peregrine Book Co. staff “Further Out Than You Thought” By Michaela Carter “Further Out Than You Thought” is a story of searching for that tenuous place where dreams and reality intermingle to create wonder and poetry. It is a joy to read, often funny and sometimes heartwrenching, but always beautiful, even when looking unflinchingly at difficult and dark things. — Ty “Secondhand Souls” By Christopher Moore In this hilarious sequel to “A Dirty Job,” the soul merchants of San Franciso continue their fight against the underworld. Be ready for a shrieky banshee, meat puppets, ghosts, and the usual confusion. What makes this novel great is an older, sassy-as-can-be Sophie. As in its prequel, you will giggle all the way through, interrupted only by regular outbursts of laughter. I highly recommend it for the “not-so-easily-offended.” — Veri “Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands” By Judith Schalansky Limitless daydreams wait within. These remote islands are Schalansky’s fascination, and her miniature essays reveal something queer, chilling, or lovely about each one. With its numerous maps and wealth of historical oddities, this book is a treasure for insatiable travelers and dreamers. — Reva “Slice Harvester” By Colin Atrophy Hagendorf This punk memoir captures the struggle of an alcoholic in a big city, the angst of punk and rock and roll, and the importance of pizza. Read this book, eat some pizza, and remember: “Real

  • Peregrine Book Co. Staff Picks: September 2015

    Sep 4, 15 • ndemarino • 5enses, Peregrine Book CompanyNo CommentsRead More »

    By Peregrine Book Co. staff “Juxtapoz: Hyperreal” By Evan Pricco Hyperreal: realism in art characterized by depiction of real life in an unusual or striking manner. I cannot even begin to craft an explanation of what these pages hold nearly as well as Pricco does in his introduction. Therefore my advice is to read and reread the introduction and prepare yourself to be amazed at how art has responded to our technological age! Be sure to check out Lee Price, Zaria Forman, and Diego Koi — they are some of my favorites! —Sarah “Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature” By Harry W. Greene For all lovers of the scaled and enigmatical, a tome equally at home on a discerning coffee-table as on the serious herpetologist’s desk. Greene’s clear, impassioned writing is the perfect vehicle for his experience and erudition in the natural history of Serpentes. Spectacular photos by Michael and Patricia Fogden show snakes hunting, mating, on the move, and at rest. Bask in their serpentine glory. —Reva “A House In The Sky” By Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett This story will haunt you long after you read it. Amanda is incredibly brave, and as terrifying as some of her stories may seem, they are powerful and need to be read. —Lacey “All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West” By David Gessner This

  • Peregrine Book Co. Staff Picks: August 2015

    Aug 7, 15 • ndemarino • 5enses, Peregrine Book Company970 CommentsRead More »

    By Peregrine Book Co. staff “H is for Hawk” By Helen MacDonald MacDonald combines her training of a goshawk, her wild grief after her father’s death, and a meditation on T.H. White’s pained memoir “The Goshawk” into a story of knots and strings, trust and loss, death and fear and letting go. She spits forth short shining sentences like a hawk tearing feathers from a pheasant’s breast; what emerges is a visceral exploration of the fraught, rich bonds between animal and human, and the presence of death that defines the lives of both. — Reva “Magonia” By Maria Dahvana Headley With great attention and respect to mythological detail, Headley has created a world in the clouds that promises a feathery adventure that is just as sweet as it is temerarious. — Sarah “Here” By Wislawa Szymborska Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996, Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska considers life on earth through her poems. Wislawa is witty, smart, and one tough woman, characteristics that not only describe her but her work as well. Her poems begin a certain way, but somehow Wislawa is able to utilize the space between and morph her poem into something completely different by the time you finish it. — Lacey “Sailing Alone Around the Room” By Billy Collins Collins published this beautifully succinct collection during his time as the Poet Laureate of the United

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