Victoria's Favorites of 2019

Staff Pick Badge
I: New and Selected Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780822945666
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - March 26th, 2019

Never before has the self been so celebrated with ties to grief, pleasure, agency, and suffering. Dericotte's collection of poems is vital not only to the literary community, but to me, and for my being in the world. 


Staff Pick Badge
An American Sunrise: Poems Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324003861
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

Joy Harjo, winner of the Poet Laureate, maps her journey to recover history and identity in this collection of poetry. A descendent of the indigineous Mvskoke tribes, Harjo immerses us into this retelling of the past which is now undoubtedly intertwined with the present. 


Exiles of Eden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - May 7th, 2019

Grief Sequence Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781940696881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wave Books - September 17th, 2019

Invasive Species Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937658939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nightboat Books - January 8th, 2019

From the very first poem, Helal is challenging us to rethink the norms. Her lyrical prose and poetry deals with being in between things, between two places, stuck between two times. I couldn't help feel suspended in these spaces with her. 


The Doctor and the Soul: From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525567042
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Vintage - August 6th, 2019

I read this book at the perfect time. A reissued publication in paperback, this book was originally published in 1986 by Dr. Viktor Frankl who is well known for Man's Search for Meaning. In The Doctor and the Soul, he expands upon his theories surrounding the meaning of life, but focuses in on how to heal via the spiritual being. I could not be more impressed by such an intricate study of the soul.  


Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780691181202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press - September 11th, 2018

We all live on this rock floating around in space, and if we were to remember our collective history together, Bjornerud thinks we can put aside our animosities to help the world...I agree. 


We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374280000
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

This book is an important call to action at the individual level. What can we do with our own agency in the age of the Anthropocene? 


I And Thou Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780684717258
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Free Press - February 1st, 1971

I technically read this for a class, but this book has been an important part of 2019, and will be cherished all my life because it has helped shape my world view and deepened my understanding about human relationships.  


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419718779
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 7th, 2017

I also technically read this for a class, but it is one of the most moving comic books 
I have ever read. This is the true story of Thi Bui recollecting her lineage and ancestry with her parents as they lived in Vietnam during the war, the unrest that followed, and their subsequent departure for the United States.