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Troublemaker: A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel (Alexandra Barna...
by , Janet Evanovich

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

July 17, 2007

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Barney and Hooker are together again and fighting crime, leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder in their wake. Some would say they're drawn toward trouble like a moth to a flame. Others would claim their friends, Rosa and Felicia, dump trouble in Barney's and Hooker's laps. Either way, they are in over their heads when Rosa is kidnapped, and her disappearance is linked to a dangerous voodoo priest and his search for a mystery-drenched stolen statue.<br /><br />Written by Janet and Alex Evanovich, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones (<i>Dr. Horrible</i>, <i>Token</i>), <i>Troublemaker</i> brings ultimate adventure set in sun-filled Miami!<br /><br />• Janet Evanovich, the <i>New York Times</i> number-one best-selling author, brings her hit Barnaby series to Dark Horse Comics!<br /><br />• The entire <i>Troublemaker</i> story collected into one affordable volume!<br /><br />• "With art reminiscent of the Florida sun and writing supercharged with action, the <i>Troublemaker</i> graphic novel from best-selling author Evanovich and her daughter is a winner!"&mdash;RT Book Reviews
I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir
by Malaka Gharib

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b><b>“A portrait of growing up in America, and a portrait of family, that pulls off the feat of being both intimately specific and deeply universal at the same time. I adored this book.”—Jonny Sun</b><br /> <br /><b>“[A] high-spirited graphical memoir . . . Gharib’s wisdom about the power and limits of racial identity is evident in the way she draws.”—NPR</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The New York Public Library • <i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /></b><i>I Was Their American Dream</i> is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid.<br /><br />Malaka Gharib's triumphant graphic memoir brings to life her teenage antics and illuminates earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised. Malaka's story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>I Was Their American Dream</i></b><br /><br /> “In this time when immigration is such a hot topic, Malaka Gharib puts an engaging human face on the issue. . . . The push and pull first-generation kids feel is portrayed with humor and love, especially humor. . . . Gharib pokes fun at all of the cultures she lives in, able to see each of them with an outsider’s wry eye, while appreciating them with an insider’s close experience. . . . The question of ‘What are you?’ has never been answered with so much charm.”<b>—Marissa Moss, <i>New York Journal of Books</i></b><br /><br />“Forthright and funny, Gharib fiercely claims her own American dream.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br />“Thoughtful and relatable, this touching account should be shared across generations.”<b><i>– Library Journal</i><br /></b><br />“This charming graphic memoir riffs on the joys and challenges of developing a unique ethnic identity.”<i><b>– Publishers Weekly</b></i>
My Favorite Thing is Monsters
by Emil Ferris

Language

English

Pages

388

Publication Date

February 15, 2017

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Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
Beautiful: Living with the frenemy
by Marie D'Abreo

Language

English

Pages

145

Publication Date

December 08, 2018

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Lily soon finds out that going on a school camping trip comes with more than a few challenges. Bunking with an eclectic bunch of girls, hiking chop-busting trails, figuring out her crush’s mixed signals... Even the toughest Girl Guide might wish she’d stayed home, doing her toenails and eating cupcakes. To make matters worse, just when Lily thought she’d seen through all its lies once and for all, her tormentor is back with a vengeance. Surely, she thinks, it’s time to find a way to get rid of this bully for good.<br /><br />More about the 'Beautiful Series'.<br />Teenager Lily gets a lot of messages about what it means to be a successful and desirable woman in today's world. But her biggest problem is the voice in her own head. How does she beat that one?<br /><br />A graphic novel for ages 8 and up. <br />A humorous series that’s great for young girls, as well as women, educators and therapists. Deals with self-esteem, identity issues and spirituality.
Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution
by Julia Alekseyeva

Language

English

Pages

195

Publication Date

January 10, 2017

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Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of her story and her spirit on her American great-granddaughter, two extraordinary women swept up in the history of their tumultuous times.Soviet Daughter is the story of Julia Alekseyeva's great-grandmother Lola. Born in 1910 to a poor, Jewish family outside of Kiev, Lola lived through the Bolshevik revolution, a horrifying civil war, Stalinist purges, and the Holocaust. She taught herself to read, and supported her extended family working as a secretary for the notorious NKVD (which became the KGB) and later as a lieutenant for the Red Army. Her family, including 4-year-old Julia, immigrated to the U.S. as refugees in the wake of Chernobyl and forged a new life. Interleaved with Lola's history we find Julia's own struggles of coming of age in an immigrant family and her political awakening in the midst of the radical politics of the turn of the millennium.At times heartbreaking and at times funny, this graphic novel memoir unites two generations of strong, independent women against a sweeping backdrop of the history of the USSR. Like Sarah Glidden in How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, or Marjane Satrapi in Persepolis, Alekseyeva deftly combines compelling stories of women finding their way in the world with an examination of the ties we all have with our families, ethnicities, and the still-fresh traumas of the 20th century.  
Small Favors
by Colleen Coover

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 26, 2017

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Small Favors, the critically-acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover, is back in print in a deluxe edition! Join Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibbil in fun, erotic adventures sure to make you blush. This omnibus edition will include volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction.
The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic
by Emma

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

December 18, 2018

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<b>A new voice in comics is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist.</b><br /><br />"The mental load. It's incessant, gnawing, exhausting, and disproportionately falls to women. You know the scene--you're making dinner, calling the plumber/doctor/mechanic, checking homework and answering work emails--at the same time. All the while, you are being peppered with questions by your nearest and dearest 'where are my shoes?, 'do we have any cheese?...'" --Australian Broadcasting Corp on Emma's comic<br /><br />In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. Most of us carry some form of mental load--about our work, household responsibilities, financial obligations and personal life; but what makes up that burden and how it's distributed within households and understood in offices is not always equal or fair. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious.. If you're not laughing, you're probably crying in recognition. Emma's comics also address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence.<br />     Emma has over 300,000 followers on Facebook, her comics have been. shared 215,000 times, and have elicited comments from 21,000 internet users. An article about her in the French magazine <i>L'Express</i> drew 1.8 million views--a record since the site was created. And her comic has just been picked up by <i>The Guardian</i>. Many women will recognize themselves in THE MENTAL LOAD, which is sure to stir a wide ranging, important debate on what it really means to be a woman today.
Sara #1
by Garth Ennis

Language

English

Pages

24

Publication Date

January 24, 2020

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Nazi-occupied Russia, 1942.<br /><br />Fight hard. Shoot straight. Do not let them take you alive.<br /><br />SARA is the gripping war story following a team of women Russian snipers as they beat back the Nazi invaders during a brutal winter campaign on the WWII Eastern Front. Written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Punisher, The Boys), drawn by Steve Epting (Captain America, Velvet) and colored by Elizabeth Breitweiser (Fatale, Outcast).
THE POISONED CHOCOLATE CASE
by ANTHONY BERKELEY

Language

English

Pages

186

Publication Date

December 23, 2017

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One of the most unusual, and possibly unique, features of the book is that, while it appears at first sight to be an expanded version of Berkeley's short story "The Avenging Chance", the eventual solution of the crime in the full-length novel is quite different from that in the short story. (In fact, the solution of "The Avenging Chance" is one of the suggested explanations in the novel which turns out to be false.)<br /><br />Plot summaryEdit<br /><br />CaseEdit<br />After arriving at his London club at 10:30 am precisely, which he has been doing every morning for many years, Sir Eustace Pennefather, a known womanizer whose divorce from his current wife is pending, receives a complimentary box of chocolates through the post. Disapproving of such modern marketing techniques, Sir Eustace is about to throw away the chocolates in disgust but changes his mind when he learns that Graham Bendix, another member of the club whom he hardly knows, has lost a bet with his wife Joan and now owes her a box of chocolates. Bendix takes the box home and, after lunch, tries out the new confectionery together with his wife. A few hours later Joan Bendix is dead, whereas her husband, who has eaten far less of the chocolate, is taken seriously ill and hospitalized (but later recovers). The police can establish a few facts beyond any doubt: that the parcel was posted the previous evening near The Strand; that the poison that was injected into each of the chocolates is nitrobenzene; and that the accompanying letter was typewritten on a piece of stationery from the manufacturers of the chocolates but not composed or sent by them.<br /><br />Quite soon in the police investigations it becomes evident that the intended victim was Sir Eustace himself rather than the innocent Joan Bendix: no criminal could have predicted Sir Eustace giving away the box of chocolates to a man he hardly knew who just happened to be present when it was delivered. However, at a loss as to the further details of the crime, Scotland Yard conclude that the sender must have been some maniac or a fanatic trying to rid society of one of its most immoral members.<br /><br />TheoriesEdit<br />Worthy pillars of society including a barrister, a writer of detective novels, and a female author, the members of Roger Sheringham's Crimes Circle go about individually solving the case. After a week has passed, they present their findings on consecutive nights to their colleagues. Not surprisingly, they come up with various suspects: Sir Eustace's estranged wife; the father of a young lady whom Sir Eustace intended to marry after his divorce got through; one of Sir Eustace's discarded mistresses; and some more. At the very end of the novel, however, there is no doubt as to the identity of the perpetrator.<br /><br />Release details<br /><br />
Stumptown Vol. 1
by Greg Rucka

Language

English

Pages

156

Publication Date

February 28, 2011

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From Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and acclaimed artist Matthew Southworth. Dex Parios is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she's less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. Her recent streak has left her beyond broke and she's into the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex's luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast's casino operation, will clear Dex's debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne's<br />missing granddaughter. But is this job Dex's way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper?

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