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A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062363244
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 10th, 2016

This story revolves around 14-year-old Marjorie, the eldest of two sisters and her increasingly bizarre and erratic behavior. Is it the onset of mental illness or full on demonic possession?? This books sends up the exhausted tropes of past exorcism tales whilst exploiting them to the benefit of the reader. It is a witty and creeptastic read with an homage to Shirley Jackson that left me reeling.



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Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781421596938
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 19th, 2017

Broadly speaking, I don't like Manga (sorry, not sorry), though Junji Ito has proven to be the exception, His tales are never dull, at times retch-inducing, and always ghastly. What more could a girl ask for??



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Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780451495112
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Published: Hogarth - February 21st, 2017

This book is a twisted bramble, ripe with grimy tales that really satisfy. Enriquez's voice entertains, educates, and terrifies. "I like dark themes,' she says, "...I would say it's my way of looking at things." amen, sister.



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The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062679109
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Published: William Morrow - June 26th, 2018

Woof. I couldn't put it down. The premise is simple, the themes all too relevant. From the start I cared for the characters, had my stomach clenched throughout the meat of it, and shed a tear at the end. It's horror with a heart!


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Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Julian is a mermaid - of this there is no doubt. But how will this identity expression be met by his family? This is a question we get to explore through this book's resplendent watercolor illustrations and streamlined story. It's about the transformative power of loving acceptance during pivotal moments of self-doubt. For the mermaid in all of us. 



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Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781570270598
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Published: Autonomedia - September 15th, 2004

In this slim but substantive piece Federici examines the history of the (particularly female) body during the transition to capitalism. She tirelessly excavates and links an array of subjects:

  • The mind/body conflict necessary for successful labor production
  • labor power and dismantling of worker solidarity 
  • colonialism and slavery
  • witch hunts and the demonization of women

and so much more.



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I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy Cover Image
By Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143037811
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Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2006

So you know how the world sometimes makes you wanna sink deep deep deep deep deep deep deep deep deep into a watery grave?? This book helps me not do that! heart


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Oh Joy Sex Toy Volume 1 Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781620103623
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Published: Oni Press - October 18th, 2016

This is a fun, accessible, educational guide to sex toys. If the idea of walking into a sex shop with real people makes you curl up inside, let these adorable authors do it for you! It's like having a personal shopper for your sex toys! Don't be scared! 


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Women & Power: A Manifesto Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631494758
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - December 12th, 2017

Carrying this book feels like carrying a knife. Like a sharp and discreet weapon, it's easily brandished when confronted with the notion that power disparity among the sexes and "women's issues" are really a baseless non-issue. Beard takes an important step (one we could all take) to trace such insidious notions back to their dirty roots. 


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Satania Cover Image
By Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoet (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781681121437
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Published: NBM Publishing - November 15th, 2017

Look, I cannot even begin to describe the fleshy gloriousness that is this book. Please...just dive in. 



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Maleficium Cover Image
By Martine Desjardins, Fred A. Reed (Translator), David Homel (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780889226807
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Published: Talonbooks - May 15th, 2012

It's been weeks since I finished t his magnificently strange book and it still won't unhand me. It's a short read that I found myself dragging out so that I might enjoy the trickle of the story. It was sensorially electric, like walking through a market full of flowers and raw meat. 



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The Hearing Trumpet Cover Image
By Leonora Carrington, Helen Byatt (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781878972194
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Published: Exact Change - February 2nd, 2004

Delightful! Story-wise it's Lewis Lewis Carroll meets Umberto Eco and centers on a 92 year-old woman who has been deemed useless by her family and shipped off to a home. There she meets an eccentric gaggle of gals and adventure ensues. It's and enchanting story that focuses on the bonds between and the power of older women. A great porch read. 



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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062362599
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Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

This is a raw and intimate account of one's relationship to the context of one's body. Gay lays herself bare as she explores the 'why' of her body, all the while forcing the reader (at least this one) to do the same. An amazing read for anyone currently residing in a body.



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Queer: A Graphic History Cover Image
By Meg-John Barker, Julia Scheele (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781785780714
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Published: Icon Books - November 15th, 2016

The reclamation of the word "Queer" has miffed some and confused other. "Isn't that a derogatory slur?" some have asked, "If you are not gay or straight what else can you been??" Consider this book an accessible intro to gender and Queer theory. Come out wherever you are!


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The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107613
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

With bold vision and glittering prose Carter brings us her own reteling of classic fables such as Bluebeard and Little Red Ridinghood. Simply captivating! With roaring sensuality we are carted straight to the dark mythic heart of these tales, made all the more beautiful by Carter's care and craft. It's not wonder she has gone on to inspire such authors as Emma Donaghue and Sara Waters (go check them out as well!). Put on your warmest cloak, find a quiet wood, and enjoy.



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Affinity Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573228732
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 8th, 2002

Margaret Prior is spiraling into spinsterhood and has just failed at an attempt at suicide. As part of her recovery she is to act as a visiting lady at Victorian London's Millbank women's jail. Here she is enthralled by one Selina Dawes, a recondite spiritualist imprisoned after hosting a seance that left an elderly woman dead. What ensues upon this union is an ever twisting game of 'Do you believe?'. Waters is in pristine form in this haunting, bleak, and pearl-clutching mystery.



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The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062094360
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 4th, 2011

So I know what you're thinking, but forget about the sensationalization machine that was the film adaptation and give this 'theological thriller' a shot. Blattey, himself a comedic writer, gives us a thoughtful, sincere, and truly funny look at faith as a whole. To be honest it reads more like a detective novel more than horror. Religiosity and potential proselytizing aside, I walked away from this book feeling... warm. Who knew??



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The Trouble with Women Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781449479763
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 20th, 2016

"Women have been retrieving each other from the Dustbin of history for several thousand years now..."

Jacky Fleming is doing just that with this work of wit. In it we are confronted with the laughable ideas about women held by male 'geniuses' of the past, ideas that have facilitated the erasure of women's voices and accomplishments throughout history. Dripping with sarcasm and accompanied by charming illustrations, this is an easy laugh out loud read that you will want to share.



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Fingersmith Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781573229722
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2002

Whew! What a ride! Allow me a moment to loosen my bodice that I may think more clearly... there we are! This is a gothic, neo-Victorian, deeply Dickensian mystery with gut-punching twists. sue was raised in a house of thieves in the Burroughs of London where she is scooped up into a plot to swindle a naive heiress out of her fortune. Would that it were so simple. This book has it all: Drama, deceit, history, mad houses, eccentric villains, lesbian romance, all the good stuff.



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We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

Well, Jackson did it again! This beautifully strange novel leaves quite a distinct and lingering impression. In this tale of mystery and isolation we are met by two sisters cut off from the world. They live alone, happily and ferally in their dilapidated family home in an almost mundanely mystical lifestyle à la Grey Gardens. Delivering an effortless sense of unease, this captivating and understated story will leave you in a satisfying state of unknowingness.



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The Witching Hour (Lives of Mayfair Witches #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780345384461
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ballantine Books - March 22nd, 1993

Shifting focus from her usual Vampire Chronicles, Rice walks us through the doors of a New Orleans manor and introduces us to the long line of Mayfair Witches. With a sophisticated blend of the preternatural, macabre, and dramatic, we explore the sprawling history of the Mayfair family tree and discover the origins of the women's power as well as the ominous male entity that has haunted them for generations.



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Rosemary's Baby Cover Image
By Ira Levin, Otto Penzler (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781605981109
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Published: Pegasus Books - April 20th, 2010

Now a horror classic, Rosemary's Baby finds the titular character eager to start a family with her husband in their new NYC apartment. Unease sets in as their eccentric neighbors take a disturbing interest in Rosemary and her future child. Told from Rosemary's perspective, this brand of 'domestic horror' explores the potential terrors of pregnancy and the claustrophobic dread of 60's housewifery. A goreless and beautifully paced psychological thriller that has stood the test of time.



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Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson Cover Image
By Mark Siegel, Mark Siegel (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781596439269
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Published: First Second - March 4th, 2014

This is a hauntingly melancholic tail (get it??) about the nature of desire wrapped in history and placed upon the Hudson River. We follow the captain of a steamboat as he discovers a wounded and mostly mute mermaid on board. Secretly nursing her back to health, his relationship with the delicate creature takes an otherworldly turn. Illustrated in the softest of charcoals, this sweetly somber story is great for a drizzly day with a cup of tea.


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