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The Depositions: New and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to Be Cover Image
By Thomas Lynch, Alan Ball (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781324003977
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 26th, 2019

A wry and compassionate selection of essays reflecting on mortals and mortality, from the acclaimed author of The Undertaking.

The Nancy Pelosi Way: Advice on Success, Leadership, and Politics from America's Most Powerful Woman (Women in Power) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510755840
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Published: Skyhorse - November 26th, 2019

“Her story is unique, but I hope the lessons are universal.”—Christine Pelosi

Understand and apply the wisdom of Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi—through the eyes of someone who knows her best.

In this personal and important book Christine Pelosi takes a close look at how her mother went from homemaker to Speaker of the House of Representatives and be

What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544965836
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 12th, 2019

A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her.

From the age of two-and-a-half, Jacob, born “Em,” adamantly told his family he was a boy.

Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580059169
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Published: Seal Press - November 12th, 2019

The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman

The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316535762
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Published: Hachette Books - November 12th, 2019

Experience a revelatory, groundbreaking assessment of the greatest betrayal in American history in this explosive New York Times bestseller.

William Barr · Paul Manafort · Michael Cohen · Steve Bannon · Rudy Giuliani · Mitch McConnell · Roger Stone · George Papadopoulos · Jeff Sessions · And More!

The RBG Way: The Secrets of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Success (Women in Power) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510749580
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Published: Skyhorse - November 12th, 2019

Understanding and applying the wisdom of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

Given her incredible tenure as a Supreme Court justice as well as her monumental impact on the modern women’s rights movement, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become one of the most prominent political leaders of today.

The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World (Real Heroes) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781621062288
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - November 12th, 2019

Portraits of women throughout history who have defied society's expectations of feminine behavior and appearance in order to live a more authentic life. These short vignettes combine biographical sketches with evocative illustrations for an impact that is as bold, powerful, and inspirational as the brilliant artists, writers, and musicians they represent.

The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250209597
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 29th, 2019

A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

The Zookeepers' War: An Incredible True Story from the Cold War Cover Image
By J.W. Mohnhaupt, Shelley Frisch (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781501188497
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

The unbelievable true story of the Cold War’s strangest proxy war, fought between the zoos on either side of the Berlin Wall.

“The liveliness of Mohnhaupt’s storytelling and the wonderful eccentricity of his subject matter make this book well worth a read.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Living in West Berlin in the 1960s often

Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982123536
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

From brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader—an MIT-credentialed scientist, popular podcast host, and SpaceX mission manager—an illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans’ insatiable desire to continually push into new and uncharted territory, from civilization’s earliest days to current planning for interstellar travel.

For the first time in h

Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982132019
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Published: Tiller Press - November 12th, 2019

Emmy and Peabody Award–nominated health reporter Cleo Stiller’s fun(ny) and informative collection of advice and perspectives about what it means to be a good guy in the era of #MeToo.

Here are a few self-evident truths: Predatory men need to go, sexual assault is wrong, and women and men should be equal.

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ISBN: 9780062945761
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Published: Dey Street Books - April 6th, 2021

The long-awaited memoir from the beloved film and television star—known to multiple generations for his starring roles on the long-running shows Magnum, P.I. and Blue Bloods—chronicles both his life in show business and his life away from it.

Nearly every American knows Tom Selleck, both by name and by face.

The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501172410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

Veteran diplomatic correspondent Paul Richter goes behind the battles and the headlines to show how American ambassadors are the unconventional warriors in the Muslim world—running local government, directing drone strikes, nation-building, and risking their lives on the front lines.

The State Department’s heroes are the front-line diplomats who have been unheralded, but

Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982112547
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Published: Gallery Books - November 12th, 2019

Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s 12 biggest music memoirs this fall.

Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo Cover Image
By Philippe Lançon, Steven Rendall (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609455569
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Published: Europa Editions - November 12th, 2019


A 2019 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (Evening StandardNew StatesmanLit Hub)

The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400069705
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Published: Random House - October 29th, 2019

Bestselling author Tom Brokaw brings readers inside the White House press corps in this up-close and personal account of the fall of an American president.

Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, The Berlin Wall, and the Most Dangerous Place On Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982100032
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Published: Scribner - November 5th, 2019

A “constantly captivating…well-researched and often moving” (The Wall Street Journal) history of Checkpoint Charlie, the famous military gate on the border of East and West Berlin where the United States confronted the USSR during the Cold War.

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982139599
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Published: 37 Ink - November 5th, 2019

In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.

Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad.

DC: Women of Action Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452173948
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 22nd, 2019

DC: Women of Action is a collection of female Super Heroes and Super-Villains in the DC universe. This book focuses in on the fierce, strong, and independent heroes, along with the real-life women integral to their development.

Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501197628
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 2019

From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world.

The Seine: The River that Made Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393609356
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 29th, 2019

A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino.

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451493507
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Published: Knopf - October 29th, 2019

They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history.

Red Sister, Ching-ling, married the 'Father of China', Sun Yat-sen, and rose to be Mao's vice-chair.

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion Cover Image
By Antwaun Sargent, Addy Campbell (Photographer), Arielle Bobb-Willis (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781597114684
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Published: Aperture - October 29th, 2019

In The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the Black figure and Black runway and cover models in the media and art has been one marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities.

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501192739
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Published: Scribner - November 5th, 2019

In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.

In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying.

Yes We Did: Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President Cover Image
By Lawrence Jackson, Barack Obama (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780525541011
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 22nd, 2019

"Eight years in the White House went by so fast. That's why I'm so grateful that Lawrence was there to capture them. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do."
--From the foreword by Barack Obama

Edison Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812993110
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Published: Random House - October 22nd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews

Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers: A Little Book of Whimsy and Wisdom from the Files of the New York Public Library Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250203625
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 22nd, 2019

The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt.

Eat. Play. Love.: Life Lessons from My Dog Cover Image
By Emma Block (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781615195947
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Published: The Experiment - October 29th, 2019

Friendship can be easy

Whoever coined the phrase "a dog's life" should've tried the lifestyle first! What's not to love when every meal is a feast, every errand is an adventure, and every day, you wake up to see your very favorite person?

The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982129330
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Published: Gallery Books - October 22nd, 2019


From “one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) comes a seminal new book that reaches surprising truths about feminism, the Trump era, and the Resistance movement.

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore Cover Image
By Lawrence Millman, Amy Jean Porter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780691194721
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 29th, 2019

This little book is big fun.--Michael Pollan

An illustrated mini-encyclopedia of fungal lore, from John Cage and Terence McKenna to mushroom sex and fairy rings

Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316487863
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Published: Hachette Books - October 8th, 2019

A Washington Post 2019 Notable Selection

A vivid and inspiring account of the "bromance" between Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358181729
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 22nd, 2019

A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell’s handwritten lyrics and drawings, originally handcrafted as a gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first time
In 1971, as her album Blue topped charts around the world, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on the Vine as a holiday gift for he

Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374277727
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 22nd, 2019

The instant New York Times bestseller | Named one of the ten best books of 2019 by People magazine

A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship.

A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future Cover Image
By Daniel C. Esty (Editor), Ingrid C. Burke (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780300246247
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

A practical, bipartisan call to action from the world’s leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability
Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years.

The Hidden World of the Fox Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062966100
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Published: William Morrow - October 22nd, 2019

Discover the hidden world of the fabled yet enigmatic fox

For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735218772
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 22nd, 2019

"A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence." -- Richard Dawkins

"This lyrical exploration of how we can find beauty in the natural world comes from the daughter of Carl Sagan . . . A wonderful gift for your favorite reader." --Good Housekeeping

Out Loud: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735223073
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Published: Penguin Press - October 22nd, 2019

From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer’s rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms—and staying true to himself

Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525575443
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

A visual delight and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library, this dream-and-drool design book features some of the most jaw-dropping book collections of homeowners around the world.

Ordinary Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209131
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 29th, 2019

One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping

“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez 

In thi

A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604698817
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Published: Timber Press - October 29th, 2019

 “A pleasure to read and a valuable resource to fall back on for the enthusiastic gardener.” —Publishers Weekly

Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth?

Close to Birds: An Intimate Look at Our Feathered Friends Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611807103
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Published: Roost Books - October 22nd, 2019

A stunning celebration of birds and why we love them. Gorgeous, close-up photographs highlight the magic in every feather, with enchanting essays about how birds touch our lives.

Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250225825
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 22nd, 2019

The Instant New York Times Bestseller

"From “Family Guy” to his own Instagram account, Janetti has been behind some of his generation’s greatest comedy. This book of essays is no exception."
— The New York Times

Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey… meet your new friend Gary Janetti.

Hundred: What You Learn in a Lifetime Cover Image
By Heike Faller, Valerio Vidali (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250237026
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Published: Celadon Books - October 22nd, 2019

In HUNDRED, the simple pleasures and hard lessons of each age are gorgeously presented as a full color, illustrated journey of the passage of time.
What did you learn in life? At age 3? At 21? What about 45? 65? 80 and beyond? How can you share this wisdom with the people you love?

It's Up to Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring about Big Change Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335012203
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 15th, 2019

A Little Book About Big Change

"Uplifting."--Kirkus Reviews

Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452182759
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Published: Chronicle Prism - October 22nd, 2019

New York Times Bestseller!

Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse is Volume 1 of a satirical poetry collection from award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow. Chronicling the last few raucous years in American politics, Lithgow takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency.

Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live Cover Image
ISBN: 9781579657444
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Published: Artisan - October 29th, 2019

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful?
 Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey.