New Adult Non-Fiction

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Pretend I'm Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washingto Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062445100
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 7th, 2017

An accomplished former ghostwriter and book researcher who worked with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton goes behind-the-scenes of the nation's capital to tell the story of how she survived the exciting, but self-important and self-promoting world of the Beltway.


The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780804136549
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - February 21st, 2017

The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test


The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780670016952
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Published: Viking - December 6th, 2016

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the -inspiring- (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy

-A joy to read.- --The Wall Street Journal


George Lucas: A Life Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316257442
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Published: Little Brown and Company - December 6th, 2016

The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George Lucas


A Life in Jazz Cover Image
By Danny Barker, Alyn Shipton (Editor), Gwen Thompkins (Introduction By)
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ISBN: 9780917860713
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Published: The Historic New Orleans Collection - December 1st, 2016

First published in 1986 and edited by Alyn Shipton, a music historian and jazz program host on BBC Radio, A Life in Jazz represents decades of work Barker undertook to write the intertwined stories of his life and music.


Stand Tall: Fighting for My Life, Inside and Outside the Ring Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062208156
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Published: Ecco Press - December 6th, 2016

In this inspiring memoir, Dewey Bozella recounts his life and the twenty-six years he spent behind bars for a murder he did not commit--a stirring tale of courage, strength, faith, and perseverance.


Marie Antoinette's Darkest Days: Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781442254992
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - December 2016

A Well of Wonder: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Inklings Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781612618623
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Published: Paraclete Press (MA) - December 2016

Clyde S. Kilby is rare among the best expositors of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their circle of friends in that he became personally acquainted not only with Lewis and Tolkien, but also Lewis's brother Major Warren Lewis, Owen Barfield, Lord David Cecil, and others of the Inklings. He particularly captured the soul of C.S.


The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780465035908
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Published: Basic Books - December 6th, 2016

In the fall of 1961, KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany. After spilling his secrets to the CIA, Stashinsky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination case of the entire Cold War.


Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll Cover Image
$45.50
ISBN: 9780226041506
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 30th, 2016

In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll created fantastic worlds that continue to delight and trouble readers of all ages today.


Hemingway at War: Ernest Hemingway's Adventures as a World War II Correspondent Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781681772479
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 6th, 2016

Obviously he was a little late in arriving. Why did he go?


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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588174
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 15th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - Newsday - Esquire - NPR - Booklist


Scrappy Little Nobody Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781501117206
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Published: Touchstone Books - November 15th, 2016

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Marbled, Swirled, and Layered: 150 Recipes and Variations for Artful Bars, Cookies, Pies, Cakes, and More Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544453739
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 1st, 2016

Incredible desserts with layers and swirls of flavor that are beautiful and delicious--inside and out


They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316312479
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 15th, 2016

LA Times winner for The Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose
A New York Times bestseller
A New York Times Editors' Choice
"Essential reading."--Junot Diaz


Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780295999227
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Published: University of Washington Press - October 28th, 2016

Prime Arctic predator and nomad of the sea ice and tundra, the polar bear endures as a source of wonder, terror, and fascination. Humans have seen it as spirit guide and fanged enemy, as trade good and moral metaphor, as food source and symbol of ecological crisis. Eight thousand years of artifacts attest to its charisma, and to the fraught relationships between our two species.


The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250079107
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 15th, 2016

Gulf Wild the first seafood brand in America to trace each fish from the sea to the table emerged after grouper, the star of fried fish sandwiches, fell off menus due to overfishing. The brand was born when the government privatized the rights to fish to fix the problem.


Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307464897
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 25th, 2016

For America's bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten there is no greater pleasure than cooking for the people she loves--and particularly for her husband, Jeffrey. She has been cooking for him ever since they were married forty-eight years ago, and the comforting, delicious meals they shared became the basis for her extraordinary career in food.


The Daily Show (the Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests Cover Image
By Jon Stewart (Foreword by), Chris Smith
$30.00
ISBN: 9781455565382
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 22nd, 2016

The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.


Absolutely on Music: Conversations Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385354349
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 15th, 2016

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128410
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Published: Penguin Books - November 8th, 2016

-An unflinching memoir . . . that] offers insight into international events and the challenges faced by the journalists who capture them.- --The Washington Post


The Vanishing Velazquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476762180
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Published: Scribner Book Company - November 8th, 2016

"As compelling and entertaining as a detective novel" (The Economist), the incredible true story--part art history and part mystery--of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.


The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second ACT Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385351751
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 4th, 2016

The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author--a sequel in spirit to My Life in France--by her great-nephew


All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716572
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 11th, 2016

* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY *


Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316266918
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Published: Hachette Books - October 4th, 2016

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL.


Creating Carmen Miranda: Race, Camp, and Transnational Stardom Cover Image
$47.25
ISBN: 9780826521125
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Published: Vanderbilt University Press - October 20th, 2016

Carmen Miranda got knocked down and kept going. Filming an appearance on The Jimmy Durante Show on August 4, 1955, the "ambassadress of samba" suddenly took a knee during a dance number, clearly in distress. Durante covered without missing a beat, and Miranda was back on her feet in a matter of moments to continue with what she did best: performing.


Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316337540
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 18th, 2016

The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.


Around the Way Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501125997
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Published: Atria Books - October 11th, 2016

From Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the motion picture Hidden Figures, Taraji P. Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.


The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627790055
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 18th, 2016

Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world's physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called the Pope by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research. His discoveries changed our world; they led to weapons of mass destruction and conversely to life-saving medical interventions.


Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking Cover Image
By Eataly
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714872797
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 24th, 2016

The best modern Italian recipes from the largest and most prestigious Italian marketplace in the world


The Gourmet Kitchen: Recipes from the Creator of Savory Simple Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781501102578
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Published: Gallery Books - October 25th, 2016

"These are approachable, produce-heavy, modifiable, impressive, and healthy recipes for the home gourmet."
--Booklist, Starred Review
Acclaimed food blogger Jennifer Farley, creator of the Savory Simple food blog and website, showcases a tempting collection of unique and bold-flavored recipes that take home-cooked meals to a gourmet level.


Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781501159503
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2016

A New York Times Editor's Pick


Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101984659
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Published: Dutton Books - October 18th, 2016

After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he's known best--his incredible real-life woodshop.


The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense Cover Image
By Daniel Menaker, Roz Chast (Illustrator), Billy Collins (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544800632
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 18th, 2016

Inspired by his tenure at The New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins.


Born to Run Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781501141515
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 27th, 2016

"A virtuoso performance, the 508-page equivalent to one of Springsteen and the E Street Band's famous four-hour concerts: Nothing is left onstage, and diehard fans and first-timers alike depart for home sated and yet somehow already aching for more." --NPR


The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316200592
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 20th, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff, author of the #1 bestseller Cleopatra, provides an electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials. The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar. It spread quickly, confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony.


Hot Sauce Nation: America's Burning Obsession Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781613731840
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Published: Chicago Review Press - October 2016

Hot Sauce Nationis a journey of discovery, delving into history, culture, immigration patterns, and the science of spice and pain. Through the stories of hot sauce makers and lovers, it explores the unique hold the dark prince of condiments has over the American heart.


The del Posto Cookbook Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781455561544
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - November 1st, 2016

The definitive cookbook on refined Italian Cuisine by the celebrated chef at Mario Batali's and Lidia Bastianich's award-winning destination restaurant in New York City.


White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780670785971
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Published: Viking - June 21st, 2016

The New York Times bestseller
A New York Times Notable and Critics' Top Book of 2016
Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
One of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On
NPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016's Great Reads
San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2016: 100 recommended books


Forward: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062466983
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 13th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Lucid and wrenching...Forward puts Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor." --NPR


The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316316330
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 20th, 2016

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A beautiful family-centric cookbook for the home chef, from Ayesha Curry


Mario Batali--Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781455584710
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - October 4th, 2016

Mario Batali's delicious deep dive into American Regional cooking with 250 recipes--from San Diego Fish Tacos to Boston Cream Pie.


Appetites: A Cookbook Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780062409959
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Published: Ecco Press - October 25th, 2016

Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he's cooking, it's for family and friends.


The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicateadiscoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771642484
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Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

"A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement that will make you acknowledge your own entanglement in the ancient and ever-new web of being."--Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast


Chasing Summits: In Pursuit of High Places and an Unconventional Life Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781628420456
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Published: Appalachian Mountain Club - September 2016

Garry Harrington hardly recognizes himself in photos any more. Staring down his fortieth birthday, he no longer looks like the collegiate athlete who once loved hiking and running. His dream job as a sports writer no longer holds the same thrill. As his marriage crumbles, he comes to the uncomfortable realization that something has to change before he loses himself entirely...


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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 20th, 2016

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.


Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781632860125
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 6th, 2016

Claude Monet is perhaps the world's most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Seeing them in museums around the world, viewers are transported by the power of Monet's brush into a peaceful world of harmonious nature. Monet himself intended them to provide an asylum of peaceful meditation.


Born to Run Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781501141515
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 27th, 2016

"A virtuoso performance, the 508-page equivalent to one of Springsteen and the E Street Band's famous four-hour concerts: Nothing is left onstage, and diehard fans and first-timers alike depart for home sated and yet somehow already aching for more." --NPR


The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316200592
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - September 20th, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff, author of the #1 bestseller Cleopatra, provides an electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials. The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar. It spread quickly, confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony.


Forward: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062466983
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dey Street Books - September 13th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Lucid and wrenching...Forward puts Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor." --NPR


White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780670785971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - June 21st, 2016

The New York Times bestseller
A New York Times Notable and Critics' Top Book of 2016
Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
One of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On
NPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016's Great Reads
San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2016: 100 recommended books