Shoppe ~ Books

A selection of hand-picked gems from our downtown Portland store. Minimum order of $8.

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The Funeral Papers

By Josh Gross

218 pages, paperback.

The Funeral Papers explores the estranged relationship between Josh and his father, Arnie. The memoir begins at the funeral of Josh's father where Josh receives a packet of his father's writing, which was chock full of short stories, journalistic pieces, oddball poetry, and more. The memoir moves from Josh's writing to Arnie's and back again. This narrative style gives Josh a unique territory in which to explore reasons for his estranged relationship with his dead father. 


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But Some of Us Are Brave

By Akasha (Gloria T) Hull

408 pages, paperback, 2nd edition.

Originally published in 1982, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies is the first comprehensive collection of black feminist scholarship. Featuring contributions from Alice Walker and the Combahee River Collective, this book is vital to today's conversation on race and gender in America. 


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By Helen Wildfell

128 pages, 5.25"x6.75", paperback.

In Consensuality, Helen Wildfell and her co-adventurers detail the process for creating or finding a healthy, successful relationship as well as common pitfalls and how to avoid them, like gender identity, sexual boundaries, power struggles, and emotional dysfunction. Overcoming regret and resentment, the authors describe a journey towards a respectful social environment. Their experiences lead to lessons of self-empowerment and communication tips for building healthy partnerships. We recognize their preferences and boundaries. We discuss how those fit with our own preferences and boundaries. Filled with personal descriptions of the complex layers in human interaction, the book combines gender studies with memoir to truly make the personal political. 


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