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What It Takes to Save a Life: A Veterinarian's Quest for Healing and Hope By Kwane Stewart Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063215825
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: HarperOne - May 16th, 2023

If you have a pet, if you've ever had a pet, or if you just love animals--read this book!

If you've ever struggled in your life and another creature was the only thing that kept you going--read this book!

If you also follow @projectstreetvet on social media and see the incredible work they do with the unhoused communities of CA--read this book!


Review by Katelynn

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The Last True Poets of the Sea By Julia Drake Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759554993
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

I wanted to hug these characters and never let go; live out my life on these salty shores, in the tiny shops; claim the metaphors as my own, never thinking of happy moments as anything other than pebbles on my own beach.  Julia Drake expertly captures the precious and painful experiences of family, friendship, and love in a net of small town lore, diverse journeys toward mental health, and some of the most beautifully poetic lines I've ever read. Simply put, The Last True Poets of the Sea made me ache for an understanding I didn’t know I needed.


Review by Katelynn

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You Have the Right to Remain Fat By Virgie Tovar Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781936932313
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Feminist Press - August 14th, 2018

When I was 13 a cool older girl at school gave me a silk screened patch that said "RIOT NOT DIET". I promptly sewed it onto my backpack and never looked back. Reading this book is the literary equivalent of a cool older girl giving you that patch. 

Everyone needs to read this, particularly all the people who believe they don't need to. Trust me, you do.


Review by Anje