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Saints in Art
Thomas Michael Hartmann, Stefano Zuffi, Rosa Giorgi
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
Emily Dickinson, Susan Howe
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Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
James W. Loewen
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell

Littlest Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu

Littlest Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu - Tro Rex, Eyona Bella This gorgeously illustrated Kickstarter project is a must-read for Lovecraft nerds. I would also recommend said nerds buying a copy for friends they hope to convert to the cause. I'm a minor-league geek, and this deft retelling of "The Call of Cthulhu" makes me want to go back and retackle the canon.

I love how this project pretends to be just another picture book in ABCB rhyming verse. If this makes you expect Dr. Seuss, take a gander at the first two sentences:

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think,
is that mere mortal minds just cannot comprehend.
We were not meant to fathom the vastness of time,
or the reach of the cosmos, or Things without end."

So, yeah, don't read this to your two-year-old. No, really. I don't care how big a hipster you are. That's just wrong. But do get a copy for yourself, either as an introduction to Lovecraft's creepy universe or as an enjoyable extension of your studies.