New Adult Non-Fiction

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The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020 Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982157692
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Published: Scribner - April 6th, 2021

From a writer celebrated for her “chops, ambition, and killer instinct” (John Powers, Fresh Air), a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture.

Rachel Kushner has established herself as “the most vital and interesting American novelist working today” (Michael Lindgren, The Millions) and as a master of the essay fo


Broken (in the best possible way) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250077035
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.


The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780385542746
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Published: Doubleday - April 6th, 2021

Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Future of the Mind and The Future of Humanity, tells the story of the greatest quest in all of science.


Beautiful Things: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982151119
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Published: Gallery Books - April 6th, 2021

I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival.

When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister.


Birds of Instagram Cover Image
By David Allen Sibley (Editor), David Allen Sibley (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419751707
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 6th, 2021

The Wild Silence: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136422
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Published: Penguin Books - April 6th, 2021

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Heartfelt and heartening … a full-throated paean to the fundamental importance of nature in all its glory, fury and impermanence." —Wall Street Journal

The incredible follow-up to the international bestseller The Salt Path, a story of finding your way back home.


The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501167096
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

An astonishingly revisionist biography of Alexander Graham Bell, telling the true—and troubling—story of the inventor of the telephone.

We think of Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone, but that’s not how he saw his own career.


Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640093164
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Published: Counterpoint - April 6th, 2021

Good Morning America Recommended Book • A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A Lit Hub Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A Rumpus Most Anticipated Book of the Year  A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of the Month
 


Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982116217
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

From an award-winning science journalist, a lively, informative, and humorous deep dive into the future of the toilet—from creative uses for harvested “biosolids,” to the bold engineers dedicated to bringing safe sanitation to the billions of people worldwide living without—for fans of popular science bestsellers by Mary Roach.


Last Chance Texaco Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802127129
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Published: Grove Press - April 6th, 2021

This troubadour life is only for the fiercest hearts, only for those vessels that can be broken to smithereens and still keep beating out the rhythm for a new song.

Last Chance Texaco is the first ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones in her own words.


The Science of Middle-earth: A New Understanding of Tolkien and His World Cover Image
By Rafaelian (Illustrator), Lehoucq (Editor), Mangin (Editor), Steyer (Editor), Tina Kover (Translated by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781643136165
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Published: Pegasus Books - April 6th, 2021

The surprising and illuminating look at how Tolkien's love of science and natural history shaped the creation of his Middle Earth, from its flora and fauna to its landscapes.

The world J.R.R.


Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541618374
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Published: Basic Books - April 6th, 2021

Stephen Hawking was widely recognized as the world's best physicist and even the most brilliant man alive–but what if his true talent was self-promotion?

When Stephen Hawking died, he was widely recognized as the world's best physicist, and even its smartest person. 

He was neither. 

In Hawking Hawking, science journalist Charl


My Broken Language: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590047
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • A Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia barrio, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse.
 


Your Turn: How to Be an Adult Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250137777
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is back with a groundbreakingly frank guide to being a grown-up


The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062874214
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Published: William Morrow - April 6th, 2021

One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now.

Witnesses to the brutal murd


Finding Freedom: A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250312341
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Celadon Books - April 6th, 2021

From Erin French, owner of the critically acclaimed The Lost Kitchen, a TIME world dining destination, a life-affirming memoir about survival, renewal, and finding a community to lift her up


The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

“Stunning.” —CNN 
“Dynamic.” —NPR
“Deeply rousing and uplifting.” —Vogue


A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain


The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476760735
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Published: Scribner - March 30th, 2021

From the intimate perspective of three friends and neighbors in mid-nineteenth century Auburn, New York—the “agitators” of the title—acclaimed author Dorothy Wickenden tells the fascinating and crucially American stories of abolition, the Underground Railroad, the early women’s rights movement, and the Civil War.


Girlhood Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635572520
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 30th, 2021

National Bestseller

Named a Most Anticipated Book by:

The New York Times * Buzzfeed * Time.com * OprahMag.com * The Millions * The Rumpus * LitHub * Paperback Paris * The Lily (Washington Post) * Ms. * LAMBDA Literary


Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America’s Original Gangster Couple Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780358067771
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 30th, 2021

The true Jazz Age tale of America’s first gangster couple, Margaret and Richard Whittemore

Before Bonnie and Clyde there were Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid. In the wake of world war, a pandemic, and an economic depression, Margaret and Richard Whittemore, two love-struck working-class kids from Baltimore, reached for the dream of a better life.


To the Greatest Heights: Facing Danger, Finding Humility, and Climbing a Mountain of Truth Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982123789
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - March 30th, 2021

This riveting and uplifting memoir by Vanessa O’Brien, record-breaking American-British explorer, takes you on an unexpected journey to the top of the world’s highest mountains.


A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780393608908
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 30th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller

An exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration.


Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?: Essays Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631496486
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Published: Liveright - March 30th, 2021

"This is a very smart and soulful book. Jesse McCarthy is a terrific essayist." —Zadie Smith
New York Times • "New Books to Watch For in March"

A supremely talented young critic’s essays on race and culture, from Toni Morrison to trap, herald the arrival of a major new voice in American letters.


The AOC Generation: How Millennials Are Seizing Power and Rewriting the Rules of American Politics Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807036433
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Published: Beacon Press - March 30th, 2021

A grassroots look at the future of US politics as the next generation of progressive organizers—sparked by the unstoppable rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—leads us toward a new direction


The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany Cover Image
By Graeme Gibson, Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780385547130
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Published: Nan A. Talese - March 30th, 2021

Featuring a new foreword by Margaret Atwood!

In this stunning assemblage of words and images, novelist and avid birdwatcher Graeme Gibson offers an extraordinary tribute to the venerable relationship between humans and
birds.
 


A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101875704
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Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

“A fascinating, entertaining, and totally engrossing story.”—David Sibley, author of What It's Like to Be a Bird
 


Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538718506
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Published: Twelve - March 30th, 2021

Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow the path that made her who she is today.

In Every Day Is a Gift, Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing—and amazingly true—stories from her incomparable life.


Children Under Fire: An American Crisis Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062883933
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Published: Ecco - March 30th, 2021

One of The New York Times’ 16 New Books to Watch for in March

One of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of the Year

One of Newsweek’s Most Highly Anticipated Books of The Year

One of Buzzfeed’s Most Anticipated Books the Year


Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo Cover Image
By Jo Koy
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062969965
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 23rd, 2021

A stunning, hilarious memoir from beloved comedian Jo Koy, “far and away one of the funniest people out there” (Chelsea Handler). Mixed Plate illuminates the burning drive and unique humor that make Jo Koy one of today’s most successful comedians. Includes never-before-seen photos.


Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico Cover Image
By Juan Villoro, Alfred MacAdam (Translated by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524748883
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Published: Pantheon - March 23rd, 2021

At once intimate and wide-ranging, and as enthralling, surprising, and vivid as the place itself, this is a uniquely eye-opening tour of one of the great metropolises of the world, and its largest Spanish-speaking city.
 


New and Noteworthy  —New York Times Book Review
Must-Read Book of March  —Entertainment Weekly
Best Books of March  —HelloGiggles


Lawbreaking Ladies: 50 Tales of Daring, Defiant, and Dangerous Women from History Cover Image
By Erika Owen, Alexander Wright (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982147082
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Published: Tiller Press - March 23rd, 2021

Discover 50 fascinating tales of female pirates, fraudsters, gamblers, bootleggers, serial killers, madams, and outlaws in this illustrated book of lawbreaking and legendary women throughout the ages.

Many of us are familiar with the popular slogan “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” But that adage is taken to the next level in this book, which looks at women from t


Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780593137956
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Published: Harmony - March 23rd, 2021

A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice.


The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Catholic Church Lost Its Soul Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593134702
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Published: Random House - March 23rd, 2021

“Courageous and inspiring.”—Karen Armstrong, author of The Case for God 
 
“James Carroll takes us to the heart of one of the great crises of our times.”—Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve 
 


Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788738804
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Published: Verso - March 23rd, 2021

How Google, Facebook and Amazon threaten our Democracy


Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560180
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Published: Penguin Press - March 23rd, 2021

A dazzling biography of one of the twentieth century's most respected painters, Helen Frankenthaler, as she came of age as an artist in postwar New York


Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385544924
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Published: Doubleday - March 23rd, 2021

“A fascinating look at how scientists are working to help doctors treat not just one disease at a time, but the aging process itself.”
–Dr. Sanjay Gupta
 


The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans--and How We Can Fix It Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525577324
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Published: Crown - March 23rd, 2021

A groundbreaking exposé of racism in the American taxation system from a law professor and expert on tax policy


Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781324005933
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 23rd, 2021

A groundbreaking history of the movement for equal rights that courageously battled racist laws and institutions, Northern and Southern, in the decades before the Civil War.


The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982140298
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Published: Atria Books - March 23rd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation with his motivational lyrics and visionary business savvy—before he was tragically shot down in the very neighborhood he was dedicated to building up.

In the ten years since he first met Nipsey Hussle i


Water, Wood, and Wild Things: Learning Craft and Cultivation in a Japanese Mountain Town Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984877529
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Published: Viking - March 23rd, 2021

"With this book, you feel you can stop time and savor the rituals of life." --Maira Kalman


This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316257572
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 16th, 2021

In this ‘vital book for these times’ (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?
 
The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever.


The Waters Between Us: A Boy, a Father, Outdoor Misadventures and the Healing Power of Nature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781493057603
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Published: Lyons Press - March 15th, 2021

Untamed. Unsupervised. Uncontrolled. Boyhood in the 1960s and '70s was a time for exploration and mischief. Author Michael Tougias found more than his share of misadventures in the woods and on the water: some life-threatening but others innocently hilarious.


The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens--and Ourselves Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984881960
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Published: Penguin Press - March 16th, 2021

From a noted Cambridge zoologist, a wildly fun and scientifically sound exploration of what alien life must be like, using universal laws that govern life on Earth and in space.


Taking A Long Look: Essays on Culture, Literature and Feminism in Our Time Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788739771
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Published: Verso - March 16th, 2021

One of our most vital and incisive writers on literature, feminism, and knowing one's self


How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart Cover Image
By Jamal Greene, Jill Lepore (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328518118
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 16th, 2021

“Essential and fresh and vital . . . It is the argument of this important book that until Americans can reimagine rights, there is no path forward, and there is, especially, no way to get race right.


Terror to the Wicked: America's First Trial by Jury That Ended a War and Helped to Form a Nation Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101871713
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Published: Pantheon - March 16th, 2021

A little-known moment in colonial history that changed the course of America’s future.A riveting account of a brutal killing, an all-out manhunt, and the first murder trial in America,set against the backdrop of the Pequot War(between the Pequot tribe and the colonists of Massachusetts Bay) that ended this two-year war and brought about a peace that allowed the colonies to become a nation


Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374159276
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 16th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"A grounded and expansive examination of the American economic divide . . . It takes a skillful journalist to weave data and anecdotes together so effectively." —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times


Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781328508034
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 16th, 2021

From a gifted young writer, the story of his quest to reclaim his family’s apartment building in Poland—and of the astonishing entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters that follows 

Menachem Kaiser’s brilliantly told story, woven from improbable events and profound revelations, is set in motion when the author takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather&rsqu


Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524742676
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Published: Dutton - March 16th, 2021

"This colorful page-turner puts artificial intelligence into a human perspective. Through the lives of Geoff Hinton and other major players, Metz explains this transformative technology and makes the quest thrilling."
—Walter Isaacson,
author of The Code Breaker

Recipient of starred reviews in both Kirkus and Library Journal


The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes: [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984858474
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 16th, 2021

The debut cookbook from the popular New York Times website and mobile app NYT Cooking, featuring 100 vividly photographed no-recipe recipes to make weeknight cooking more inspired and delicious—featuring a convenient flexibound format.
 
You don’t need a recipe. Really, you don’t.
 


The Twisted Soul Cookbook: Modern Soul Food with Global Flavors Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780847869695
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Published: Rizzoli - March 16th, 2021

Invigorating authentic Southern soul cooking with new inspiration, acclaimed chef Deborah VanTrece elevates classic comfort food into unique, surprising dishes worth celebrating.


The Food of Oaxaca: Recipes and Stories from Mexico's Culinary Capital Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525657309
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Published: Knopf - March 16th, 2021

A groundbreaking cookbook celebrating the distinctive cuisine and culture of Oaxaca, from one of Mexico's most revered chefs. With a foreword by Enrique Olvera.


The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781982115852
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.

When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled T


Lolita in the Afterlife: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the Twentieth Century Cover Image
By Jenny Minton Quigley (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898838
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Published: Vintage - March 16th, 2021

A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on Vladimir Nabokov’s perennially provocative book—with original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent twenty-first century writers.


Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324001683
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 9th, 2021

One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2021

A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement—told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it.


Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593182710
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Published: Dutton - March 9th, 2021

“Stories that both dazzle and edify… This book is not just about life, but about discovery itself. It is about error and hubris, but also about wonder and the reach of science.”
—Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times Book Review


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My Shanghai: Recipes and Stories from a City on the Water Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062854728
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Published: Harper Design - March 9th, 2021

Experience the sublime beauty and flavor of one of the oldest and most delicious cuisines on earth: the food of Shanghai, China’s most exciting city, in this evocative, colorful gastronomic tour that features 100 recipes, stories, and more than 150 spectacular color photographs.


Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358353980
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 9th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!

A brilliantly modern take on Jewish culinary traditions for a new generation of readers, from a bright new star in the culinary world.

When you think of Jewish food, a few classics come to mind: chicken soup with matzo balls, challah, maybe a babka if you’re feeling adventurous.


Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250224354
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Published: Celadon Books - March 9th, 2021

A "terrific, harrowing, true-crime account of an elusive serial killer who preyed upon gay men in the 1990s."
-The New York Times (Editor's Pick)


Lying for Money: How Legendary Frauds Reveal the Workings of the World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982114930
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Published: Scribner - March 9th, 2021

An entertaining, deeply informative explanation of how high-level financial crimes work, written by an industry insider who’s an expert in the field.

The way most white-collar crime works is by manipulating institutional psychology. That means creating something that looks as much as possible like a normal set of transactions.


Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982135973
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

A brilliant examination of literary inventions through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Elena Ferrante, that shows how writers have created technical breakthroughs—rivaling any scientific inventions—and engineering enhancements to the human heart and mind.

Literature is a technology like any other.


Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt's Roaring '20s Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393541137
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 9th, 2021

A vibrant portrait of the talented and entrepreneurial women who defined an era in Cairo.


The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541724709
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Published: Bold Type Books - March 9th, 2021

From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos -- and a call for a more just practice of science. In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr.


What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel (World Citizen Comics) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250239945
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Published: First Second - March 9th, 2021

In this graphic novel adaptation of his bestselling collection of essays, legendary news anchor Dan Rather provides a voice of reason and explores what it means to be a true patriot.


Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358393245
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 9th, 2021

The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship

There was no calm before the storm.


The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982123895
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice ​

From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the first history of New York’s most famous residential hotel—The Barbizon—and the remarkable women who lived there.

WELCOME TO NEW YORK’S LEGENDARY HOTEL FOR WOMEN

Liberated from home and hearth by World War I, politic


The Soul of a Woman Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780593355626
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 2nd, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea comes “a bold exploration of womanhood, feminism, parenting, aging, love and more” (Associated Press).

The Soul of a Woman is Isabel Allende’s most liberating book yet.”—Elle


Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593189696
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 2nd, 2021

Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” -Chicago Tribune

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and joy in our lives.


Never tell a woman where she doesn't belong.

In 1932, Roy Chapman Andrews, president of the men-only Explorers Club, boldly stated to hundreds of female students at Barnard College that "women are not adapted to exploration," and that women and exploration do not mix. He obviously didn't know a thing about either...


Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780358251408
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 2nd, 2021

Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted up

Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconi


Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062979971
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Published: William Morrow - March 2nd, 2021

"This is as important a book on space as has ever been written and it's a riveting page-turner, too." —Homer Hickam, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rocket Boys


Parent Like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984819628
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 2nd, 2021

An accessible blueprint to embolden our daughters to be critical thinkers, fearless doers, and joyful change agents for our future—from the proud mother of teen activist Marley Dias, founder of 1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS.


The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560098
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Published: Penguin Press - March 2nd, 2021

“A beautiful book… an instant classic of the genre.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice


Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525574224
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Published: Crown - March 2nd, 2021

The inside story of the historic 2020 presidential election and Joe Biden’s harrowing ride to victory, from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Shattered, the definitive account of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
 


Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802158253
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 2nd, 2021

A sweeping portrait of the turmoil of the twentieth century and the legacy of immigration, as seen through the German-American family of the celebrated book publisher Kurt Wolff


Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812997293
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Published: Random House - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt Sugar Fat comes a “gripping” (The Wall Street Journal) exposé of how the processed food industry exploits our evolutionary instincts, the emotions we associate with food, and legal loopholes in their pursuit of profit over public h


Tom Stoppard: A Life Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780451493224
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Published: Knopf - February 23rd, 2021

One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, drawing on a wealth of new materials and on many conversations with him

One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, drawing on a wealth of new materials and on many conversations with him


Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657347
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Published: Knopf - February 23rd, 2021

A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents—her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran—and her own, fraught cultural heritage.


KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982170325
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 23rd, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER​

A unique, unfiltered memoir from the NBA champion and fifteen-time all-star ahead of his induction into the Hall of Fame.

Kevin Garnett was one of the most dominant players the game of basketball has ever seen. He was also one of its most outspoken.


Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781623545352
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Published: Imagine - February 23rd, 2021

A fascinating look at how Boston became and remains a global center for innovation--told through 50 world-changing inventions.


Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, a Deadly Disease Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085783
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Published: Avery - February 23rd, 2021

An award-winning investigative journalist's horrifying true crime story of America's deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it.


Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062956033
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 23rd, 2021

A thoroughly entertaining and darkly humorous roundup of history’s notorious but often forgotten female con artists and their bold, outrageous scams—by the acclaimed author of Lady Killers.


Guilty Admissions: The Bribes, Favors, and Phonies behind the College Cheating Scandal Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538717097
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Published: Twelve - February 23rd, 2021

This entertaining exposé on how the other half gets in tells the shockingly true story of the Varsity Blues scandal, and all of the crazy parents, privilege, and con men involved.

Guilty Admissions weaves together the story of an unscrupulous college counselor named Rick Singer, and how he preyed on the desperation of some of the country's wealthiest families li


The Delusions of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780802157096
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - February 23rd, 2021

From the award-winning author of A Splendid Exchange, a fascinating new history of financial and religious mass manias over the past five centuries


The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness, 1680-1790 Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780062410658
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Published: Harper - February 23rd, 2021

A magisterial history that recasts the Enlightenment as a period not solely consumed with rationale and reason, but rather as a pursuit of practical means to achieve greater human happiness.

One of the formative periods of European and world history, the Enlightenment is the fountainhead of modern secular Western values: religious tolerance, freedom of thought, speec


Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385544467
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Published: Doubleday - February 23rd, 2021

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Black Flags, the thrilling unknown story of America’s mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and keep them out of the hands of the Islamic State
 


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385546133
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Published: Knopf - February 16th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.


The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984880338
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Published: Penguin Press - February 16th, 2021

The instant New York Times bestseller and companion book to the PBS series.

“Absolutely brilliant . . . A necessary and moving work.” —Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of Begin Again


The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544828698
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 16th, 2021

A single photograph—an exceptionally rare “action shot” documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family—drives a riveting process of discovery for a gifted Holocaust scholar

In 2009, the acclaimed author of Hitler’s Furies was shown a photograph just brought to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982103033
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 16th, 2021

From Kliph Nesteroff, “the human encyclopedia of comedy” (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy.

It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York.


Blindfold: A Memoir of Capture, Torture, and Enlightenment Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982120825
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Published: Scribner - February 16th, 2021

An award-winning journalist’s searing, extraordinary account of being kidnapped and tortured in Syria by al Qaeda for two years—a revelatory memoir about war, human nature, and endurance.

In 2012, American journalist Theo Padnos, fluent in Arabic, Russian, German, and French, traveled to a Turkish border town to write and report on the Syrian civil war.


Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374283407
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Published: MCD - February 16th, 2021

From one of the most lyrically gifted, socially conscious rappers of the past twenty years, Vibrate Higher is a firsthand account of hip-hop as a political force


Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588587
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Published: Random House - February 9th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission to re-entry into “normal” life—from the author of the Life, Interrupted column in The New York Times


The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982114022
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Published: 37 Ink - February 9th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Alex Tresniowski comes a page-turning, remarkable true-crime thriller recounting the 1910 murder of ten-year-old Marie Smith, the dawn of modern criminal detection and the launch of the NAACP.

In the tranquil seaside town of Asbury Park, New Jersey, ten-year-old schoolgirl Marie Smith is brutally murdered.


Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136270
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Published: Crown - February 9th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?


This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635576054
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 9th, 2021

“Part John le Carré and more parts Michael Crichton . . . spellbinding.” –The New Yorker

From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.


Unfinished: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819215
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 9th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this thoughtful and revealing memoir, readers will accompany one of the world’s most recognizable women on her journey of self-discovery.


George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780451488985
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Published: Dutton - February 9th, 2021

A fascinating and illuminating account of how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America, from award-winning author David O. Stewart

“An outstanding biography… [George Washington] has a narrative drive such a life deserves.”—The Wall Street Journal


A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393247077
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 9th, 2021

Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their enduring legacy for America.


Probable Impossibilities: Musings on Beginnings and Endings Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524749019
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Published: Pantheon - February 9th, 2021

From the acclaimed author of Einstein’s Dreams, a collection of meditative essays on the possibilities—and impossibilities—of nothingness and infinity, and how our place in the cosmos falls somewhere in between
 


Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062857873
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Published: Harper - February 9th, 2021

Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe’s cities? No one in a position of power wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of several million migrants—most of them young men—from Muslim-majority countries.


The Panic Years: Dates, Doubts, and the Mother of All Decisions Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250268129
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 9th, 2021

Renowned journalist Nell Frizzell explores what happens when a woman begins to ask herself: should I have a baby?

We have descriptors for many periods of life—adolescence, menopause, mid-life crisis, quarter-life crisis—but there is a period of profound change that many women face, often in their late twenties to early forties, that does not yet have a name.


Old Dogs Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781911663195
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Published: Pavilion - February 9th, 2021

Following the success of A Dog a Day, Sally Muir returns with a sea of new, but crucially, old, faces.


The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982143862
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Published: Atria Books - February 9th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Featured on Today
What to Read in 2021 by The Washington Post
A Wall Street Journal monthly pick

​The international bestselling autho


Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History Cover Image
By Lauren Marino, Alexandra Kilburn (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419746239
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Published: Abrams Image - February 9th, 2021

A boldly illustrated celebration of literary history’s most revolutionary, talented women writers
 
Women have written some of our most extraordinary literary works while living in societies and cultures that tried to silence them. These women dared to put pen to paper to express the multifaceted female experience.


Love Is an Ex-Country Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226585
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Published: Catapult - February 2nd, 2021

Queer. Muslim. Arab American. A proudly Fat woman. Randa Jarrar is all of these things. In this "exuberant, defiant and introspective" memoir of a cross-country road trip, she explores how to claim joy in an unraveling and hostile America (The New York Times Book Review).
 


Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982104221
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021

A powerful exploration of Black achievement in a white world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and champions.

“I remember the day I realized I couldn’t play a white guy as well as a white guy.


Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982116255
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021

A stirring and powerful memoir from black cultural critic Rebecca Carroll recounting her painful struggle to overcome a completely white childhood in order to forge her identity as a black woman in America.

Rebecca Carroll grew up the only black person in her rural New Hampshire town.


When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250212535
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Published: Celadon Books - February 2nd, 2021

*An Instant New York Times Bestseller!*

A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winning Martha Teichner.


Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984878106
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Published: Viking - February 2nd, 2021

#1 New York Times Bestseller
 


The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250756121
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 2nd, 2021

"Tubbs' connection to these women is palpable on the page — as both a mother and a scholar of the impact Black motherhood has had on America. Through Tubbs' writing, Berdis, Alberta, and Louise's stories sing. Theirs is a history forgotten that begs to be told, and Tubbs tells it brilliantly."


What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780393541151
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

The Nobel Prize–winning scientist’s elegant explanation of the fundamental ideas in biology and their uses today.

The renowned biologist Paul Nurse has spent his career revealing how living cells work. In What Is Life?, he takes up the challenge of describing what it means to be alive in a way that every reader can understand.


Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652666
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them.


Resetting the Table: Straight Talk About the Food We Grow and Eat Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656449
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Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

A bold, science-based corrective to the groundswell of misinformation about food and how it's produced, examining in detail local and organic food, food companies, nutrition labeling, ethical treatment of animals, environmental impact, and every other aspect from farm to table


Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781627798624
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Published: Metropolitan Books - February 2nd, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice

The fascinating, forgotten story of the 1970s attempt to build a city dedicated to racial equality in the heart of “Klan Country”


What Doesn't Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness - Lessons from a Body in Revolt Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250751454
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 2nd, 2021

"Should be read by anyone with a body. . . . Relentlessly researched and undeniably smart."
The New York Times

What Doesn't Kill You
is the riveting account of a young journalist’s awakening to chronic illness, weaving together personal story and reporting to shed light on living with an ailment forever.


Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807026540
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Published: Beacon Press - February 2nd, 2021

The first history of racial injustice to examine how civility and white supremacy are linked, and a call for citizens who care about social justice to abandon civility and practice civic radicalism


Lincoln's Mentors: The Education of a Leader Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062877192
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Published: Custom House - February 2nd, 2021

A brilliant and novel examination of how Abraham Lincoln mastered the art of leadership


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