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Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody.
In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.
In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.$37.50ISBN: 9781523506484Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019
“A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”— New York Times
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and m$30.00ISBN: 9780316286541Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019
A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist.$27.95ISBN: 9780525654971Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf - October 15th, 2019
“Fast and thrilling . . . Life Undercover reads as if a John le Carré character landed in Eat Pray Love." —The New York Times$27.95ISBN: 9781524732363Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf - October 15th, 2019
"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog$27.00ISBN: 9781328519030Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 15th, 2019“Exquisite and harrowing.” —New York Times Book Review
“This electrifying, gorgeously written memoir will hold you captive until the last word.” —People
NAMED A BEST FALL BOOK BY People * Refinery29 * Entertainment Weekly * BuzzFeed * NPR’s On Point * Town & Country * Real Sim$19.99ISBN: 9781419740060Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Abrams Image - October 15th, 2019An illustrated collection of stories about dogs that knew how to sit, stay, and witness history
Most dog lovers know Fido and Laika, but how about Martha, Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog? Or Peritas, Alexander the Great’s trusted canine companion? As long as there have been humans, those humans have had beloved companions—their dogs.$20.00ISBN: 9781984819826Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House - October 15th, 2019
A gorgeously illustrated collection featuring inspiring immigrants from every country in the world, celebrating the incredible range of what it means to be an American$28.00ISBN: 9780735225237Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking - October 15th, 2019
Tracing an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, the bestselling and "virtuosic" (The Wall Street Journal) writer explores the past and future of Christianity$27.95ISBN: 9781324002727Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - October 15th, 2019
Even as they became fabulously wealthy, the ultra-rich have had their taxes collapse to levels last seen in the 1920s. Meanwhile, working-class Americans have been asked to pay more. The Triumph of Injustice presents a forensic investigation into this dramatic transformation, written by two economists who revolutionized the study of inequality.$30.00ISBN: 9780300246247Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order NowPublished: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019A 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.$28.00ISBN: 9781328528537Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 15th, 2019The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines.
Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power.$19.99ISBN: 9781335012203Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hanover Square Press - October 15th, 2019
A Little Book about Big ChangeWe all want the same things. We want to live a life of purpose and meaning. We want to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. We want to leave the world a better place. And yet we spend so much time wringing our hands over what's wrong and not nearly enough time fixing those things within our control.$28.00ISBN: 9781541699526Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Basic Books - October 15th, 2019A world-class oncologist's devastating and deeply personal examination of cancer$24.95ISBN: 9781770463738Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Drawn and Quarterly - October 8th, 2019
The gorgeous and empathetic story of one couple’s search for hope and a peaceful future$28.00ISBN: 9781982114152Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - October 15th, 2019
One of the most innovative minds in business provides an equally original guide to getting ahead.
Frank Bennack’s accomplishments in media and business are unrivaled.
He was named chief executive of Hearst in 1979, and for nearly 30 years he helped solidify the company’s reputation as a leader in consumer media, overseeing the purchase of more than two dozen telev$27.00ISBN: 9781982130855Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Gallery Books - October 15th, 2019
Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of personal memories, ruminations, and insights.$24.99ISBN: 9781419742460Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Abrams Image - October 15th, 2019A celebration of the history-making women of the 116th Congress, who stand as a testament to what power looks and sounds like in 2019
The first woman Speaker of the House. The first female combat veteran. The first Native American women. The first Muslim women. The first openly gay member of the Senate.$12.99ISBN: 9781449495633Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 15th, 2019
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Could Pee on This, Francesco Marciuliano presents this humorous and all too relatable book written from the perspective of some pensive, sometimes intense, but nonetheless insightful pets.
Have you ever been labeled as "antisocial," "shy," or "lost in your own thoughts" because you don'$26.00ISBN: 9781501111532Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - October 15th, 2019
From the celebrated author of the beloved bestseller The Dirty Life, a “beguiling memoir about the simple life” (Elle), Kristin Kimball describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm—a 500-acre farm that produces a full diet for a community of 250 people.
The Dirty Life chronicled Kimball’s move from Ne$27.00ISBN: 9781501169434Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 37 Ink - October 15th, 2019
A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years a Slave and Never Caught.$12.99ISBN: 9781524793586Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - October 15th, 2019
Celebrate the holiday season with Gudetama the Lazy Egg in a yuletide ode to naps, soy sauce, and the comforts of being left alone.
On the first day of Christmas, thy true love gave to Gude...
...something the egg doesn't want. Take it back. Let Gudetama sleep.
Ring in the twelve days of Christmas with a yuletide ode to the world's laziest egg.$17.99ISBN: 9781534451957Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 15th, 2019
From former Planned Parenthood president and activist Cecile Richards comes the young readers edition of her New York Times bestselling memoir, which Hillary Rodham Clinton called an “inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”
To make change, you have to make trouble.
Cecile Richards has been fighting for what she believes in ever since she was ta$27.00ISBN: 9781538730287Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - October 15th, 2019
In this powerful true crime memoir, an award-winning identity theft expert tells the shocking story of the duplicity and betrayal that inspired her career and nearly destroyed her family.$28.00ISBN: 9781538732403Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - October 15th, 2019
Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in this hilarious, big-hearted memoir.$35.98ISBN: 9781984857934Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ten Speed Press - October 15th, 2019
Discover the books that inspired the Netflix phenomenon Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, now together in a gorgeous keepsake package: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy.$19.99ISBN: 9781984893055Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019
Part biography, part business how-to, and fully empowering, this book is the perfect gift for future entrepenuers...because you're never too young to dream BIG! With colorful portraits, fun interviews and DIY tips, Girls Who Run the World features the success stories of 31 leading ladies today of companies like Rent the Runway, PopSugar, and Soul Cycle.$26.00ISBN: 9780316444965Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019
From "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire. (Mary Karr)$39.99ISBN: 9780062899361Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Design - October 15th, 2019
"In Handful of Stars, the hand becomes an exquisite map . . . wise, trusted, and uniquely our own. Beautiful and mysterious."—Kim Krans, artist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Wild Unknown Tarot, The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit, and The Wild Unknown Journal$27.95ISBN: 9780262043434Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order NowPublished: Mit Press - October 22nd, 2019
A pioneering space archaeologist explores artifacts left behind in space and on Earth, from moon dust to Elon Musk's red sports car.$26.00ISBN: 9780300231298Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order NowPublished: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019How do cats land on their feet? Discover how this question stumped brilliant minds and how its answer helped solve other seemingly impossible puzzles
The question of how falling cats land on their feet has long intrigued humans.$26.00ISBN: 9780300241280Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order NowPublished: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019Follow an epic animal race, a quest for a disembodied hand, and an emu egg hunt in constellation stories from diverse cultures
We can see love, betrayal, and friendship in the heavens, if we know where to look.$23.99ISBN: 9780802876553Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order NowPublished: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company - October 22nd, 2019$24.95ISBN: 9780691179001Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Princeton University Press - October 22nd, 2019
Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy$24.00ISBN: 9780735217416Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 15th, 2019
From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes--drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account--that offer wisdom, courage, and hope.$24.95ISBN: 9781770463738Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Drawn and Quarterly - October 8th, 2019
The gorgeous and empathetic story of one couple’s search for hope and a peaceful future$23.00ISBN: 9781419735318Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2019$24.95ISBN: 9781611805659Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Shambhala - October 8th, 2019
From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times.$19.95ISBN: 9781324003311Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - October 8th, 2019
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers.$35.00ISBN: 9781501178412Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward.$19.95ISBN: 9780393357424Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - October 1st, 2019
Widely hailed for its "sweeping, sobering account of the American past" (New York Times Book Review), Jill Lepore's one-volume history of America places truth itself--a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence--at the center of the nation's history.$30.00ISBN: 9780525575474Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown - October 1st, 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take All
$27.99ISBN: 9781250019950Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: St. Martin's Press - October 1st, 2019
From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching...and just a little spooky.