Staff Picks - Stephanie

 
Stephanie Wright, aka Jenivi7 on the internet, is the current web ninja for Keplers.com, slinking undetectably among the shelves, making books appear and disappear right under customer's noses.

She's also a geek and fangirl extraordinaire who resides with her husband in Burlingame where they happily dissect and nitpick book, movie and video game plots.
 

$30.00
ISBN-13: 9780307271600
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Published: Knopf, 11/2013
Love this book! It’s an intense Chinese history that’s super engaging and easy to read about an incredible woman taking charge and making change for the betterment of her country and all of it’s people. I especially appreciated how rich the book is in cultural context and how careful the author is to cite her sources whenever her narrative of Cixi’s life deviates from what is commonly believed and even taught.

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780765316141
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Published: Tor Books, 8/2007
This is one of the most beautiful books I've read.  It's a wonderful, surreal character study about a frantic search for a lost loved one and the growth that happens along the way.  It's one of my absolute favorite books!

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781250020826
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 4/2013
This is a wonderful, slow paced, Lovecraftian Noir that takes place in an desolate but vivid setting and makes a suprisingly deep exploration of several different father/child type relationships.  I absolutely adored it.

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781401220846
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Published: Vertigo, 3/2009

Zodiac (Paperback)

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780802143150
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Published: Grove Press, 8/2007
Sangamon Taylor is my favorite literary asshole.  Love this book so much.

$21.00
ISBN-13: 9780375703768
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Published: Pantheon, 3/2000
This book is two madmen writing about a movie that doesn't exist and is the CREEPIEST thing I've ever read.

$8.99
ISBN-13: 9780451210845
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Published: Signet, 7/2003

Telegraph Avenue (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780061493348
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Published: Harper, 9/2012

Pirate Cinema (Hardcover)

$19.99
ISBN-13: 9780765329080
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Published: Tor Teen, 10/2012

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780425261019
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Published: Berkley Trade, 3/2013

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780812511819
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Published: Tor Fantasy, 11/1990

$18.00
ISBN-13: 9780553386790
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Published: Bantam, 8/2010

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780345321381
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Published: Del Rey, 4/1985
I love 80's fantasy.  LOVE it.  This is a fantastic adventure through ancient China narrated by the strong voice of Number Ten Ox as he and Master Li Kao hunt down the Great Root of Power to save the children of the village.  Each sentense is hilarious as the book resolves into a poignant story about a story.