Eden's Staff Picks

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Dealing with Dragons Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544541221
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 15th, 2015

"A fun series about the properly improper princess Cimorene and her dragon roommate Kazul. Cimorene runs away from marriage and her realm so she can be left alone in peace and quiet; but, she won't find much of either once she uncovers a sinister plot to hurt her friends. Great for ages 8 and up." - Eden


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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716572
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 11th, 2016

"Around the same time we were all memorizing Beyonce's dance moves to the song of the same name, the proportion of American women who were married dropped below 50% for the first time ever. Blending historical analysis with personal anecdotes, interviews, and eye-opening data, Traister delves the cultural and political shifts women have fought for over the decades in order to make solo independent adulthood a reality for all Americans. If you are only going to read one nonfiction book this year, pick this one! Super important!" - Eden


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook Cover Image
$49.99
ISBN: 9781601251503
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Published: Paizo Inc. - August 1st, 2009

"I look forward to Mondays (what an odd statement, I know) because that's when my group of friends comes over to my apartment, snacks and beer in tow, to continue our characters' storylines in the imaginary realm of Golarion. I like to describe roleplaying to those who are unfamiliar as using your imagination with your friends to create a story and rolling dice to see if your action is a rousing success or a critical failure. Our party is comprised of both veterans and newbies to roleplaying, and we're having a blast learning the Pathfinder rules bit by bit. Start by picking up the Core Rulebook or Beginner Box (only available in store) and hit up your pals for a good time." - Eden


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The Sparrow Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780449912553
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 8th, 1997

"It's hard to believe that this is a debut novel; it's so rich and alive and you just can't stop reading. When I'm talking up this book in the store, I tend to say that it's a first contact story except we're the invading aliens. Scientists from Earth pick up radio waves from a distant planet, and, echoing history, the first ones sent to the frontier are hardy explorers led by a Jesuit priest, Father Emilio Sandoz. 20 years later, the spaceship returns with only a barely sane Father Sandoz remaining. What happened to the crew, and why was Sandoz spared? The Sparrow is a heartbreaking sci fi tale which delves into disturbing questions surrounding morality, evolution, faith, and consent. You won't soon forget this book." - Eden


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Chrono Trigger Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781940535012
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Published: Boss Fight Books - April 1st, 2014

"Chrono Trigger is the best video game ever made, and this heartfelt history of the SNES classic was a fun read. Check out the video and roleplaying games section in the Fiction & Music Annex at 520 Clement for more Boss Fight Books." - Eden


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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir Cover Image
By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Cain (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780979018831
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Published: Hawthorne Books - April 12th, 2011

"I was into this honestly fierce memoir from the very first sentence: 'If you have ever fucked up in your life, or if the great river of sadness that runs through us all has touched you, then this book is for you.' SOLD. Lidia weaves through her abusive childhood, tumultuous adolescence, and the loss of her child in glimpses of brutal truth and humor. Finding her salvation in swimming, Lidia in her perfect prose illustrates the permanent present of trauma and memory." - Eden