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Autumn Rereads 2021

This is a short list of books I'm planning on or have recently read again for the fall season.

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

FICTION/Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
Read Woke, Horror, Historical Fiction

"The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a darkly enchanting reimagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico"--

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I'm anxiously awaiting any news of the forthcoming miniseries based on Mexican Gothic. Until then I will settle or rereading this fabulous slow-burn horror.
- Casey

When the light of the world was subdued, our songs came through : a Norton anthology of Native nations poetry

811.6080897 /When
Read Woke, Poetry

"United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete"--

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For me, poetry anthologies are evergreen. I always find something new to enjoy upon a revisit. I am particularly excited about revisiting this lovely anthology edited by Joy Harjo.
- Casey

Yorick and Bones

Jeremy Tankard

jGRAPHIC NOVEL Tankard Yorick
Graphic Novels

"Yorick is a skeleton who was just dug up after a few hundred years of sleep. He speaks like it too. 'Forsooth, my joy, I barely can contain!' Bones is the hungry dog who did the digging. Though he cannot speak, he can chomp. What will become of these two unlikely companions? Will Yorick ever find the friend he seeks? Will Bones ever find a tasty treat that does not talk back? The course of true friendship never did run smooth."--Provided by publisher.

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Dost thou seek a true and worthy friend? I fain would give thee Bones, the dog most loyal. And a skeleton, as yet undead.
- Casey

Unicorns, dragons and more : fantasy amigurumi.

746.434 /Unicorns
Crafts

Designs submitted to the annual design contest at www.amigurumipatterns.net.

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More cute gifts to make! I love these amigurumi patterns, and am looking forward to working up some stuffies this fall.
- Casey

The girl and the wolf

Katherena Vermette

jE Vermette
Read Woke, Picture Books

"A young girl becomes lost in the woods after wandering too far away from her mother. Scared because she is lost, she encounters a large wolf who reminds her of her own ability to survive and find her mother again."--

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I love the reversal of classic fairytale tropes, this is one of my favorites.
- Casey

Winterdance : the fine madness of running the Iditarod

Gary Paulsen

798.8 /Paulsen
Memoir, Music

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Gary Paulsen is one of the authors who made me a reader, I know I am far from alone. I'm going back to this memoir as I remember loving it when I read it the first time.
- Casey

Through the woods

Emily Carroll

GRAPHIC NOVEL Carroll
Graphic Novels, Horror

"A collection of five spine-tingling short stories"--

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A journey Through the Woods is not for the faint of heart. Here you'll find perfectly lovely and horrifying original fairytales, just right for the fall season.
- Casey

Fairytale blankets to crochet : 10 fantasy-themed children's blankets for storytime cuddles

Lynne Rowe

746.434 /Rowe
Crafts

Bedtime bookworms will love snuggling up and listening to their favourite story in a cosy hooded blanket. Bring storytime to life as they act out the characters - will they be a goodie or a baddie, Little Red Riding Hood or the wolf? Every blanket tells a story, with pockets on the sides for snuggly paws and different tails. Perfect for unwinding for a bedtime story and animating the oral tradition of storytelling - little listeners, as well as their parents, will find themselves enchanted.

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Gifts you can make! These fairytale inspired blankets are adorable and cozy for the upcoming winter.
- Casey

The Tea Dragon Society

Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill

jGRAPHIC NOVEL O'Neill
Graphic Novels

After discovering a lost Tea Dragon in the marketplace, apprentice blacksmith Greta learns about the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking from the kind tea shop owners.

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Katie O'Neill's Tea Dragon series is lovely and a great read to warm you up! I'm excited to start this series all over again.
- Casey

Rise of wolf 8 : witnessing the triumph of Yellowstone's underdog

Rick McIntyre

599.773 /McIntyre
Nonfiction, Animals

*Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolves--but park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s. Decades later, the rangers brought them back, with the first wolves arriving from Canada in 1995. This is the incredible true story of one of those wolves. Wolf 8 struggles at first--he is smaller than the other pups, and often bullied--but soon he bonds with an alpha female whose mate was shot. An unusually young alpha male, barely a teenager in human years, Wolf 8 rises to the occasion, hunting skillfully, and even defending his family from the wolf who killed his father. But soon he faces a new opponent: his adopted son, who mates with a violent alpha female. Can Wolf 8 protect his valley without harming his protégé? Authored by a renowned wolf researcher and gifted storyteller, The Rise of Wolf 8 marks the beginning of an original and bold new trilogy, which will transform our view of wolves forever.

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I'm looking forward to more books in this series by Rick McIntyre. If you're interested in wolf restoration, I cannot recommend this title highly enough.
- Casey