In this short but mighty book, Anene is chosen as her generation's bride to the river god Nniro - but when she arrives in the world of the gods, instead of a welcoming groom, she finds Nniro with his heart ripped out of his chest.
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The Only Good Indians follows four Blackfeet men ten years after an illegal party hunting party went wrong. Years later, each of the men are living life the best they can. Ricky and Lewis left the reservation, while Cassidy and Gabe stayed behind. However, some entity is now hunting them. As vengeance for their hunt ten years ago. Keep reading for my thoughts on this psychological horror novel.Read more
✨First Sentences Friday for December Book Club Titles✨
"Anene just wanted the singing to stop. Her people's jubilations rode across the surface of the river hitting her in waves and grating against her soul."
~ Bride of the River God by Sarah A. Macklin
"In 2013, when i was 24, i headed to san Francisco to begin my master's degree in comics. I'd spent the last several months assuring people that, yes, an MFA in comics is a real thing."
~ Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
"I would never do this again. But for the moment, I survived. I went on."
~ Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
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Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, these initials have always stood for Artificial Organism. AO has never really felt...natural, and that's putting it lightly.... Yet instead of viewing her strange body the way the world views it, as freakish, unnatural, even the work of the devil, AO embraces all that she is: A woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations. And then one day she goes to her local market and everything goes wrong.Read more
Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.Read more
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