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The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250186188
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Published: Metropolitan Books - September 21st, 2021

The End of Bias is a transformative, groundbreaking exploration into how we can eradicate unintentional bias and discrimination, the great challenge of our age.


Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy from Donald Trump Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062982131
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Published: William Morrow - September 21st, 2021

In the tradition of Shattered and Game Change, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin provides an insider’s look at how women across the political spectrum carried a revolution to the ballot box and defeated Donald Trump, based on interviews with key figures such as Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, Nancy Pelosi


Peril Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982182915
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 21st, 2021

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr.


Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780062964618
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Published: Harper - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.


In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316449335
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 21st, 2021

The vibrant, sprawling saga of Empress Maria Theresa—one of the most renowned women rulers in history—and three of her extraordinary daughters, including Marie Antoinette, the doomed queen of France.

Out of the thrilling and tempestuous eighteenth century comes the sweeping family saga of beautiful Maria Theresa, a sovereign of uncommon strength and vision, the only w


Lemon, Love & Olive Oil Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780062973269
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Published: Harper Wave - September 21st, 2021

Author of the cult-favorite Cooking for Artists, Mina Stone, returns with a collection of 80 new recipes inspired by her traditional Greek heritage and her years cooking for some of New York’s most innovative artists.


Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780143136972
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2021

A radically new understanding of and practical approach to climate change by noted environmentalist Paul Hawken, creator of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown


App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525656197
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Published: Knopf - September 21st, 2021

An inspiring and deeply personal coming of age memoir from one of Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneurs—a second-generation Latino immigrant who taught himself how to code as a thirteen-year-old and went on to claim his share of the American dream.


The Amur River: Between Russia and China Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063099685
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Published: Harper - September 21st, 2021

The most admired travel writer of our time—author of Shadow of the Silk Road and To a Mountain in Tibet—recounts an eye-opening, often perilous journey along a little known Far East Asian river that for over a thousand miles forms the highly contested border between Russia and China.


The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984878533
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Published: Penguin Press - September 21st, 2021

A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business, and politics
 


Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063080010
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Published: Harper - September 21st, 2021

Physician and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb asks: Has America’s COVID-19 catastrophe taught us anything?


The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA's Double Helix Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324002239
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

An authoritative history of the race to unravel DNA’s structure, by one of our most prominent medical historians.

James Watson and Francis Crick’s 1953 discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is the foundation of virtually every advance in our modern understanding of genetics and molecular biology. But how did Watson and Crick do it—and why were they the ones who succeeded?


Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001935
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

One of Bookpage's Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2021

Join "America’s funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.


The Heroine with 1001 Faces Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631498817
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Published: Liveright - September 14th, 2021

World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long-buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman.


Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781571311849
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 14th, 2021

An Indie Next Selection for September 2021

From the author of the bestselling #ReadWithJenna/TODAY Show book club pick Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss


Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250621733
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - September 14th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Searing. Powerful. Needed." —Oprah

“Sometimes a single story can change the world. Unbound is one of those stories.
Tarana’s words are a testimony to liberation and love.” —Brené Brown


The Family Roe: An American Story Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393247718
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

A masterpiece of reporting on the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart.


Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525562177
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Published: Viking - September 14th, 2021

Travels With George…is quintessential Philbrick — a lively, courageous, and masterful achievement.”Boston Globe
 


You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062979933
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 14th, 2021

“Funny, tender, and so good.” Mindy Kaling, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?


Wildland: The Making of America's Fury Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374286675
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 14th, 2021

After a decade abroad, the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prizewinning writer Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States—Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL—to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury.


Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982160593
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Published: Gallery Books - September 14th, 2021

From iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony comes a raw and inspirational memoir about growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore—a brutal world Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised.


The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - and the Fight for Our Future Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250770929
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 14th, 2021

In the face of unprecedented global change, New York Times bestselling author Alec Ross proposes a new social contract to restore the balance of power between government, citizens, and business in The Raging 2020s.


Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328515971
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Published: Mariner Books - September 14th, 2021

The story of an uncovered voyage as colorful and momentous as any on record for the Age of Discovery—and of the Black mariner whose stunning accomplishment has been until now lost to history
 
It began with a secret mission, no expenses spared.


Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781734590760
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Published: Public Space Books - September 14th, 2021

"You know how, very occasionally in your life, there's a 'before and after' reading experience? Well, reading War and Peace with Tolstoy Together has been that for me--a milestone not just in reading but in living."--Michael Langan


Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651904
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

A brilliant scholar imparts the lessons bequeathed by the Black community and its remarkable artists and thinkers.


The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781620976753
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Published: New Press - September 14th, 2021

Riveting and inspiring first-person stories of how "taking a knee" triggered an awakening in sports, from the celebrated sportswriter


Mellencamp Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982112141
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Published: Atria Books - September 14th, 2021

The definitive biography of John Mellencamp, the iconic American rock and roll original, featuring exclusive in-depth interviews and never-before-told details.


Black Nerd Problems: Essays Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982150235
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Published: Gallery Books - September 14th, 2021

*A Book Riot Most Anticipated Nonfiction Book of 2021*

The creators of the popular website Black Nerd Problems bring their witty and unflinching insight to this engaging collection of pop culture essays on everything from Mario Kart and The Wire to issues of representation and police brutality across media.

When William Evans and Omar Holmon


AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593238295
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Published: Currency - September 14th, 2021

How will artificial intelligence change our world within twenty years?

"This inspired collaboration between a pioneering technologist and a visionary writer of science fiction offers bold and urgent insights."--Yann LeCun, winner of the Turing Award; chief AI scientist, Facebook


Poet Warrior: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393248524
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 7th, 2021

National bestseller

Three-term poet laureate Joy Harjo offers a vivid, lyrical, and inspiring call for love and justice in this contemplation of her trailblazing life.


Home, Land, Security: Deradicalization and the Journey Back from Extremism Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525510574
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Published: One World - September 7th, 2021

A “provocative and deeply reported look into the emerging field of deradicalization” (Esquire), told through the stories of former militants and the people working to bring them back into society, from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Carla Power


On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781644450628
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 7th, 2021

Named a Most Anticipated/Best Book of the Month by: NPR * USA Today * Time * Washington Post * Vulture * Women’s Wear Daily * Bustle * LitHub * The Millions * Vogue * Nylon * Shondaland * Chicago Review of Books * The Guardian * Los Angeles Times * Kirkus * Publishers Weekly


Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250210685
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Published: Celadon Books - September 7th, 2021

"A heart-stomping, heart-stopping read. Unsentimental. Unforgettable. Astonishing. Brothers on Three captures the roar of a community spirit powered by blood history, loyalty, and ferocious love."
—Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red


Beautiful Country: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385547215
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 7th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA BOOK CLUB PICK

An incandescent memoir from an astonishing new talent, Beautiful Country puts readers in the shoes of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world.


Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593297551
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Published: Viking - September 7th, 2021

"This book’s great service is that it challenges us to consider the ways in which our institutions and systems, and the assumptions, positions and divisions that undergird them, leave us ill prepared for the next crisis."Robert Rubin, The New York Times Book Review


People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393531565
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 7th, 2021

Finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction

A startling and profound exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to comfort the living.


Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593316047
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Published: Pantheon - September 7th, 2021

In a magnum opus that spans two decades, Harvard Law School professor Randall Ken­nedy, one of our preeminent legal scholars and public intellectuals, gives us twenty-nine provocative essays—some previously published, others written for this occasion—that explore key social justice issues of our time.


Windswept: Walking the Paths of Trailblazing Women Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142704
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Published: Tin House Books - September 7th, 2021

“A gorgeous and revelatory blend of memoir, travelogue, and long-forgotten history.”—Abbott Kahler


Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982121754
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Published: Gallery Books - September 7th, 2021

From the NPR host of The Indicator and correspondent for Planet Money comes an “accessible, funny, clear-eyed, and practical” (Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author) guide for how women can apply the principles of 16th-century philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli to their work lives and finally shatter the glass ceil


Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781949467697
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Published: Blair - September 7th, 2021

A wry and witty commentary on college sports and identity in the complicated social landscape of the South.


Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593297681
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Published: Penguin Press - September 7th, 2021

One of our great urbanists and one of our great public health experts join forces to reckon with how cities are changing in the face of existential threats the pandemic has only accelerated


Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674971721
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Published: Belknap Press - September 7th, 2021

A sweeping global history that looks beyond European urban centers to show how slavery, colonialism, and war propelled the development of modern medicine.


Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538716328
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 24th, 2021

For readers of Helen Macdonald and Elizabeth Alexander, an intimate and haunting portrait of grief and the search for meaning from a singular new talent as told through the prism of three generations of her Chinese American family.

Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She worried constantly about her parents dying---especially her mother.


The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393634167
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 24th, 2021

How Chinese migration to the world’s goldfields upended global power and economics and forged modern conceptions of race.


1,001 Voices on Climate Change: Everyday Stories of Flood, Fire, Drought, and Displacement from Around the World Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982146719
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Published: Tiller Press - August 24th, 2021

Join journalist Devi Lockwood as she bikes around the world collecting personal stories about how flood, fire, drought, and rising seas are changing communities.

It’s official: 2020 will be remembered as the year when apocalyptic climate predictions finally came true.


Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631496516
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Published: Liveright - August 24th, 2021

An unprecedented work of civil rights and legal history, Presumed Guilty reveals how the Supreme Court has enabled racist policing and sanctioned law enforcement excesses through its decisions over the last half-century.


The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324004752
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 24th, 2021

Robert S. Levine foregrounds the viewpoints of Black Americans on Reconstruction in his absorbing account of the struggle between the great orator Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson.


Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250275745
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 24th, 2021

Two of America's leading national security experts offer a definitive account of the global impact of COVID-19 and the political shock waves it will have on the United States and the world order in the 21st Century.

“Informed by history, reporting, and a truly global perspective, this is an indispensable first draft of history and blueprint for how we can move forward.”


Not
$29.95
ISBN: 9780807036297
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Published: Beacon Press - August 24th, 2021

Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States


God, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385543828
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 24th, 2021

A strikingly original exploration of what it might mean to be authentically human in the age of artificial intelligence, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Interior States.


Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538702741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 17th, 2021

“Hear the dark liquor of her laughter rippling behind her sentences” in this magnetic memoir as it explores a journalist’s obsession with pop culture and the difficulty of navigating relationships as a Black woman through fanfiction, feminism, and Southern mores (Saeed Jones). 

A Roxane Gay Audacious Bookclub November Pick
Named "Most Anticipat


What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374130626
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 17th, 2021

A collection of essays, lectures, and observations on the art of writing fiction from Alice McDermott, winner of the National Book Award and unmatched "virtuoso of language and image" (Rebecca Steinitz, The Boston Globe)


Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136386
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - August 17th, 2021

The definitive firsthand account of California's Camp Fire, the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, Paradise is a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds

"A tour de force story of wildfire and a terrifying look at what lies ahead."--San Francisco Chronicle


All In: An Autobiography Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101947333
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Published: Knopf - August 17th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.


Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781324006619
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

A radically inclusive, intersectional, and transnational approach to the fight for women’s rights.


About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393867930
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

A captivating, surprising history of timekeeping and how it has shaped our world.


The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250278456
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 17th, 2021

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller

America is suffering from PTSD—The Reckoning diagnoses its core causes and helps us begin the healing process.


A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573619
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 17th, 2021

From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, an eye-opening road trip through 5,500 years of humans on the go, revealing how transportation inevitably shapes civilization.


Center Center: A Funny, Sexy, Sad Almost-Memoir of a Boy in Ballet Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593297834
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Published: Viking - August 17th, 2021

"James Whiteside is an electrifying performer, an incredible athlete, and an artist, through and through. To know James is to love him; with Center Center, you are about to fall in love." --Jennifer Garner

"A frank examination and celebration of queerness."
--Good Morning America


Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374140182
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 17th, 2021

A groundbreaking, urgent report from the front lines of "dirty work"—the work that society considers essential but morally compromised


Gold, Oil and Avocados: A Recent History of Latin America in Sixteen Commodities Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781612199351
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Published: Melville House - August 17th, 2021

The past decade has seen major political upheaval in Latin America--from Brazil to Chile to Venezuela to Bolivia--but to understand what happened, ask first where your quinoa and lithium batteries came from...


Eloquence of the Sardine: Extraordinary Encounters Beneath the Sea Cover Image
By Bill François, Antony Shugaar (Translated by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250272430
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 17th, 2021

If we were able to listen under water, what would we hear? What would we learn? How would it change us?


Names for Light: A Family History Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450611
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 17th, 2021

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a lyrical meditation on family, place, and inheritance


Never Say You Can't Survive Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250800015
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Published: Tordotcom - August 17th, 2021

From Charlie Jane Anders, the award-winning author of novels such as All the Birds in the Sky and The City in the Middle of the Night, this is one of the most practical guides to storytelling that you will ever read.

The world is on fire.
So tell your story.


Everything I Have Is Yours: A Marriage Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250787941
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 10th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson comes a turbulent love story meets harrowing medical mystery: the true story of the author’s twenty-year marriage defined by her husband’s chronic illness—and a testament to the endurance of love


Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984879776
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Published: Viking - August 10th, 2021

"An impressive combination of diligence and verve, deploying Ackerman’s deep stores of knowledge as a national security journalist to full effect. The result is a narrative of the last 20 years that is upsetting, discerning and brilliantly argued." —The New York Times
 


The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us Cover Image
By Meg Lowman, Sylvia A. Earle (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374162696
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021

“An eye-opening and enchanting book by one of our major scientist-explorers.” —Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper’s Wife


This Will All Be Over Soon: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982168315
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 10th, 2021

A powerful memoir from the Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong about grieving the death of her cousin—and embracing the life-affirming lessons he taught her—amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Cecily Strong had a special bond with her cousin Owen. And so she was devastated when, in early 2020, he passed away at age thirty from the brain cancer glioblastoma.


Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393634044
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 10th, 2021

The story of the dramatic postwar struggle over the proper role of citizens and government in American society.


Climate Change Is Racist: Race, Privilege and the Struggle for Climate Justice Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781785787751
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Published: Icon Books - August 10th, 2021

'Will open the minds of even the most ardent denier of climate change and/or systemic racism. If there's one book that will help you to be an effective activist for climate justice, it's this one.' Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, author of This is Why I Resist: Don't Define My Black Identity


The State Must Provide: Why America's Colleges Have Always Been Unequal--and How to Set Them Right Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062976482
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Published: Ecco - August 10th, 2021

“A book that both taught me so much and also kept me on the edge of my seat. It is an invaluable text from a supremely talented writer.” —Clint Smith, author of How the Word is Passed

The definitive history of the pervasiveness of racial inequality in American higher education


How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe, from the Origins of Atoms to the Big Bang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385545655
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Published: Doubleday - August 10th, 2021

"A fascinating exploration of how we learned what matter really is, and the journey matter takes from the Big Bang, through exploding stars, ultimately to you and me." —Sean Carroll, New York Times bestselling author of Something Deeply Hidden
 


Here, Right Matters: An American Story Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063079427
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Published: Harper - August 3rd, 2021

Instant New York Times bestseller


Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor Cover Image
By Anna Qu
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220342
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Published: Catapult - August 3rd, 2021

A young girl forced to work in a Queens sweatshop calls child services on her mother in this powerful debut memoir about labor and self-worth that traces a Chinese immigrant's journey to an American future.


Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385545457
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 3rd, 2021

*A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller*

"A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride." --Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review


Before the Flood: Destruction, Community, and Survival in the Drowned Towns of the Quabbin Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643136448
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 3rd, 2021

In the tradition of Silent Spring, a modern parable of the American experience and our paradoxical relationship with the natural world. 

Though it seems a part of the "natural" landscape of New England today, the Swift River Valley reservoir, dam, dike, and nature area was a triumph of civil engineering.  It combined forward-looking envi


The Contemporary American Essay Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525567325
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Published: Anchor Books - August 3rd, 2021

A dazzling anthology of essays by some of the best writers of the past quarter century--from Barry Lopez and Margo Jefferson to David Sedaris and Samantha Irby--selected by acclaimed essayist Phillip Lopate.


The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501199448
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

“A devastating account...The story he tells is so infuriating that it could induce apoplexy in a Zen monk.” The Wall Street Journal

From acclaimed Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell, the dramatic, untold story of student debt in America.

In 1982, a new executive at Sallie Mae took home the company’s financial


Ladyparts: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Random House - August 3rd, 2021

A frank, witty, and dazzlingly written memoir of one woman trying to keep it together while her body falls apart--from the "brilliant mind" (Michaela Coel, creator of I May Destroy You) behind Shutterbabe


The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years (The ParentData Series #3) Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Press - August 3rd, 2021

The instant New York Times bestseller!

“Emily Oster dives into the data on parenting issues, cuts through the clutter, and gives families the bottom line to help them make better decisions.” –Good Morning America


Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey Cover Image
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Published: Custom House - August 3rd, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER * New York Times Editors' Choice * Named "Nature Book of the Year" by the Sunday Times * Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing * Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize * A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Sunday Times, Financial Times, New Statesman, Independent, Telegraph, Observer, and


The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence Cover Image
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 3rd, 2021

"Captivating." —Kirkus | "Fascinating, deeply reported, and slightly eerie." —BookPage (Starred Review) | "The Quiet Zone will live on in your memory." —Bill McKibben

A stunning portrait of an Appalachian community, the people who call it home, and the enduring human quest for quiet


The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert Cover Image
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 3rd, 2021

A remarkable and inspiring true story that "stuns with raw beauty" about one woman's resilience, her courageous journey to America, and her family's lost way of life.

Born in Somalia, a spare daughter in a large family, Shugri Said Salh was sent at age six to live with her nomadic grandmother in the desert.


The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728230924
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Published: Sourcebooks - August 3rd, 2021

For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII--in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.


Losing Eden: Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World and Its Ability to Heal Body and Soul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524749323
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Published: Pantheon - August 3rd, 2021

A fascinating look at why human beings have a powerful mental, spiritual, and physical need for the natural world—and the profound impact this has on our consciousness and ability to heal the soul and bring solace to the heart, and the cutting-edge scientific evidence proving nature as nurturer.
 


The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - August 3rd, 2021

“An absorbing and humane account . . . Mr. Herman is at pains to remind us that the Viking world was never just a stage for mayhem.


Run: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury (Illustrator), Nate Powell (Illustrator)
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - August 3rd, 2021

First you march, then you run.


Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice Cover Image
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 3rd, 2021

Raj Patel, the New York Times bestselling author of The Value of Nothing, teams up with physician, activist, and co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition Rupa Marya to reveal the links between health and structural injustices--and to offer a new deep medicine that can heal our bodies and our world.


Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593238592
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Published: Crown - August 3rd, 2021

An urgent, on-the-scene account of chaos and compassion on the front lines of ground zero for Covid-19, from a senior doctor at New York City’s busiest emergency room
 
“Remarkable and inspiring . . . We’re lucky to have this vivid firsthand account.”—A. J. Jacobs, bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically 


The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802149367
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 3rd, 2021

A brilliant work of historical true crime charting a pivotal event in the l9th century, the Phoenix Park murders in Dublin, that gripped the world and forever altered the course of Irish history, from renowned journalist, former New Yorker London editor, and Costa Biography Award finalist Julie Kavanagh.


Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509240
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Published: Random House - July 27th, 2021

A pioneering marine biologist takes us down into the deep ocean to understand bioluminescence--the language of light that helps life communicate in the darkness--and what it tells us about the future of life on Earth in this "thrilling blend of hard science and high adventure" (The New York Times Book Review).


Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health Cover Image
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Published: Metropolitan Books - July 27th, 2021

From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is an insider's account of public health and its crucial role—from opioid addiction to global pandemic—and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.


The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War over Children's Intelligence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631494680
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Published: Liveright - July 27th, 2021

The fascinating—and eerily timely—tale of the forgotten Depression-era psychologists who launched the modern science of childhood development.


Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250244307
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 27th, 2021

"Don't expect just tulle and toe shoes. In this fascinating insider's tale, NYCB dancer Pazcoguin reveals her world. . . . A striking debut." People


Nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must-Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, and More: A Baking Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593233733
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Published: Clarkson Potter - July 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The host of the beloved Netflix series Time to Eat and Nadiya Bakes and winner of The Great British Baking Show returns to her true love, baking, with more than 100 delicious, Americanized recipes for sweet treats.


I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Press - July 20th, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

The definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer-Prize winning reporters and authors of A Very Stable Genius.

“Chilling.” – Anderson Cooper
“Jaw-dropping.” – John Berman


New Women in the Old West: From Settlers to Suffragists, an Untold American Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735223257
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Published: Penguin Press - July 20th, 2021

A riveting history of the American West told for the first time through the pioneering women who used the challenges of migration and settlement as opportunities to advocate for their rights, and transformed the country in the process


Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 20th, 2021

The dramatic and chilling story of an American-born Soviet spy in the atom bomb project in World War II, perfect for fans of The Americans.

George Koval was born in Iowa. In 1932, his parents, Russian Jews who had emigrated because of anti-Semitism, decided to return home to live out their socialist ideals.


The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538701188
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Published: Twelve - July 20th, 2021

The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn.

In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point


The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620974568
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Published: New Press - July 20th, 2021

A beautiful and engaging guide to global warming's impacts around the world

Our planet is in peril. Seas are rising, oceans are acidifying, ice is melting, coasts are flooding, species are dying, and communities are faltering.


I Will: How Four American Indians Put Their Lives on the Line and Changed History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781951627768
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Published: Arcade - July 20th, 2021

A unique portrayal of four members of the American Indian Movement--with fascinating full-color images created by Leonard Peltier!
In I Will, Sheron Wyant-Leonard weaves the personal recollections of four members of the American Indian Movement--Leonard Peltier, Dennis Banks, Dorothy Ninham, and her husband Herb Powless--into a unique narrative to expose their


El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Drug Lord Cover Image
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Published: Atria Books - July 20th, 2021

A stunning investigation of the life and legend of Mexican kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, building on Noah Hurowitz’s revelatory coverage for Rolling Stone of El Chapo’s federal drug-trafficking trial.

This is the true story of how El Chapo built the world’s wealthiest and most powerful drug-trafficking operation, ba


Afrikan Wisdom: New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond Cover Image
By Valerie Mason-John (Editor), Jan Willis (Foreword by)
$16.95
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Published: North Atlantic Books - July 20th, 2021

A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.


Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250830012
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 13th, 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller.

Critics agree: Michael Wolff’s Landslide is THE book on Trump.

Landslide . . . is the one to leap upon. Smart, vivid and intrepid . . .” —The New York Times

“I inhaled Landslide, gobbled it up.” —Slate


Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Young (Foreword by), Kabir Sehgal (With)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781538707128
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 13th, 2021

A brilliant and empowering collection of final reflections and words of wisdom from venerable civil rights champion, the late Congressman John Lewis at the end of his remarkable life.

Congressman John Lewis was a paragon of the Civil Rights Movement and political leadership for decades.


Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385546157
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Published: Doubleday - July 13th, 2021

The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny, deeply felt collection of essays on friendship among grown-ass women.


An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062960672
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Published: Harper - July 13th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

“The ultimate takedown.” – New York Times Book Review


Tall Men, Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385545198
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 13th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Big Bam

A clash of NBA titans. Seven riveting games. One young reporter. Welcome to the 1969 NBA Finals.


Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358434733
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Published: Mariner Books - July 13th, 2021

Grey’s Anatomy meets One L in this psychiatrist’s charming and poignant memoir about his residency at Harvard.

Adam Stern was a student at a state medical school before being selected to train as a psychiatry resident at one of the most prestigious programs in the country.


Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524748067
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Published: Pantheon Books - July 13th, 2021

From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This--a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society

There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns.


T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250236067
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 13th, 2021

Through riveting personal stories and the latest research, Harvard evolutionary biologist Carole Hooven shows how testosterone drives the behavior of the sexes apart and how understanding the science behind this hormone is empowering for all.


It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778389422
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Published: Park Row - July 13th, 2021

In this fresh and engaging guide to chemistry, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, aka "Kate the Chemist," reveals the fascinating science we experience every day


The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393635676
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 13th, 2021

A New York Times Most Anticipated Book of the Summer

A taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating.

Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it’s also one of our most vital and least understood. In The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts delves into its role in the body—and in human history.


Don't Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982137267
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 13th, 2021

A powerful and provocative collection of essays that offers poignant reflections on living between society’s most charged, politicized, and intractably polar spaces—between black and white, rich and poor, thin and fat.

Savala Nolan knows what it means to live in the in-between.


Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593136195
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Published: Crown - July 13th, 2021

“Fascinating and useful . . . The distinguished memory researcher Scott A. Small explains why forgetfulness is not only normal but also beneficial.”—Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of The Code Breaker and Leonardo da Vinci


The Letters of Shirley Jackson Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Laurence Jackson Hyman (Editor), Bernice M. Murphy (Contributions by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593134641
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Published: Random House - July 13th, 2021

A bewitchingly brilliant collection of never-before-published letters from the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House

“This biography-through-letters gives an intimate and warm voice to the imagination behind the treasury of uncanny tales that is Shirley Jackson’s legacy.”—Joyce Carol Oates


The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316496506
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 13th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, “a fascinating book [that] deserves a wide audience” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually.


Well, This Is Exhausting: Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982151935
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Published: Gallery Books - July 13th, 2021

Named a Best Book of the Month by Vogue, Good Morning America, Bustle, Fortune, Goodreads, and more!

From Bustle columnist and Twitter sensation Sophia Benoit, this “charming and often laugh-out-loud funny” (Vogue) memoir-in-essays explores the ins and outs of modern womanhood—from finding feminism, the power of p


Awakening: #MeToo and the Global Fight for Women's Rights Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541758629
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Published: PublicAffairs - July 13th, 2021

Foreword by Tarana Burke. Awakening chronicles the remarkable global impact of the #MeToo movement. 
Since 2017, millions have joined the global movement known as #MeToo, catalyzing an unprecedented wave of women’s activism powered by technology that reaches across borders, races, religions, and economic divides.


Vessel: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780063038004
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Published: HarperVia - July 6th, 2021

“Essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary life in China, and highly recommended for memoir enthusiasts in general.” -- Library Journal (starred review)


Easy Crafts for the Insane: A Mostly Funny Memoir of Mental Illness and Making Things Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593187784
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 6th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you’re capable of nothing.
 


Phosphorescence: A Memoir of Finding Joy When Your World Goes Dark Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593236918
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Published: Random House - July 6th, 2021

“Both timeless and timely, this is a book of wisdom and wonder” (Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March), a deeply personal exploration of what can sustain us through our darkest moments.


Stories to Tell: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982169428
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 6th, 2021

Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career.

Richard Marx is one of the most accomplished singer-songwriters in the history of popular music.


The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393651447
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 6th, 2021

A compelling history of seashells and the animals that make them, revealing what they have to tell us about nature, our changing oceans, and ourselves.

Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature’s creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry before gems, art before canvas.


This Is Your Mind on Plants Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296905
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Published: Penguin Press - July 6th, 2021

The instant New York Times bestseller

“Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.”—New York Times Book Review


Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781954118003
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 6th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
2021 Summer Reading Pick by * BUZZFEED * NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * KIRKUS * TIME MAGAZINE * GOOD MORNING AMERICA * PEOPLE MAGAZINE * THE WASHINGTON POST

"The book everyone will be talking about ... full of tenderness and understanding." - The New York Times


The Comfort Book Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143136668
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Published: Penguin Life - July 6th, 2021

An instant New York Times Bestseller!

The new uplifting book from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library,
for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement.


The Comfort Book Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143136668
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Published: Penguin Life - July 6th, 2021

An instant New York Times Bestseller!

The new uplifting book from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library,
for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement.


The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like It's the Last Minute—Before the Last Minute Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982132279
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 6th, 2021

In the tradition of Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, Christopher Cox’s The Deadline Effect is a wise and counterintuitive book that explores the power of deadlines as uniquely effective tools of motivation and empowerment.

Perfectionists and procrastinators alike agree—it’s natural to dread a deadline.


Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982150822
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Published: Atria Books - July 6th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If you’re a fan like I am this is definitely the book for you.” —Pete Davidson, actor, producer, and cast member on Saturday Night Live

“Danny’s incredible life story shows that even though we may fall down at some point in our lives, it’s what we do when we stand back up tha


Praying with Jane Eyre: Reflections on Reading as a Sacred Practice Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593088005
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Published: Tarcherperigee - July 6th, 2021

"In these soaring, open-hearted essays, Vanessa Zoltan writes with fierce brilliance about suffering, survival, and the kind of meaning in life that can withstand real scrutiny."--John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and The Anthropocene Reviewed


The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump's America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593230800
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Published: One World - June 29th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From an award-winning journalist at The Atlantic, these searing essays make a damning case that cruelty is not merely an unfortunate byproduct of the Trump administration but its main objective and the central theme of the American project.


Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574944
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 29th, 2021

From an acclaimed environmental writer, a groundbreaking and provocative new vision for our relationships with--and responsibilities toward--the planet's wild animals.


Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062959829
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Published: Amistad - June 29th, 2021

Black women are beautiful, intelligent and capable —but mostly they embrace strong. Esteemed clinical psychologist, Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, praises the strength of women, while exploring how trauma and adversity have led to deep emotional pain and shaped how they walk through the world. 


NPR's Podcast Start Up Guide: Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593139080
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 29th, 2021

From NPR comes the definitive guide to podcasting—featuring step-by-step advice on how to find a unique topic, tell the best stories, and engage the most listeners, as well as the secrets that will take your pod to the next level.


The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline in Pictures and Pieces Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781951142599
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Published: Tin House Books - June 29th, 2021

Named a Debut Book to Look Forward to This Summer by Bustle

“Audaciously human and raw. The Way She Feels is a rainbow during the rain.” —Mara Altman


Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063066052
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Published: Harper - June 29th, 2021

Instant #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller


Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807074121
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Published: Beacon Press - June 29th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Building on the groundwork laid in the New York Times bestseller White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo explores how a culture of niceness inadvertently promotes racism.


Troy: The Greek Myths Reimagined Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781797207070
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 29th, 2021

In this brilliant conclusion to his bestselling Mythos trilogy, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry retells the tale of the Trojan War.


Ciudad de Mexico: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Mexico City Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781784883935
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Published: Hardie Grant - June 22nd, 2021

Divided into chapters by time of day, in Ciudad de México, chef Edson Diaz-Fuentes takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, explored through the vibrant and bustling Mexico City.


Upper Bohemia: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982105280
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 22nd, 2021

A poignant coming-of-age memoir by the daughter of artistic, bohemian parents—set against a backdrop of 1950s New York, Cape Cod, and Mexico.

Hayden Herrera’s parents each married five times; following their desires was more important to them than looking after their children.


The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781492696728
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Published: Sourcebooks - June 22nd, 2021

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes another dark and dramatic but ultimately uplifting tale of a forgotten woman hero whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women's rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today.


Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781523505210
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - June 22nd, 2021

Finding self-acceptance both on and off the mat.
In Sanskrit, yoga means to “yoke.” To yoke mind and body, movement and breath, light and dark, the good and the bad.


Geniuses at War: Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the Dawn of the Digital Age Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525521549
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Published: Knopf - June 22nd, 2021

The dramatic, untold story of the brilliant team whose feats of innovation and engineering created the world’s first digital electronic computer—decrypting the Nazis’ toughest code, helping bring an end to WWII, and ushering in the information age.


Can't Knock the Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets' Superstars of Tomorrow Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063036802
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 22nd, 2021

“Brilliantly audacious…written with the profundity of a sage baller and the acuity of a seasoned journalist.”—Kiese Laymon, New York Times bestselling author of Heavy 


Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593329191
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 8th, 2021

FEATURED ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE AS A 2021 NEXT GENERATION LEADER

"A once-in-a-generation voice." - Vulture

"One of our greatest living writers." - Shondaland


The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320723
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Published: Knopf - June 8th, 2021

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower, and the pandemic novel The End of October: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19—its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it


Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781984880093
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Published: Penguin Press - June 8th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!

“Lively and absorbing. . ." — The New York Times Book Review


"Engrossing." —Wall Street Journal

“Entertaining and well-researched . . . ” Houston Chronicle


Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982141493
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 8th, 2021

From popular LGBTQ advice columnist and writer John Paul Brammer comes a hilarious, heartwarming memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation.

“A wise and charming book.


After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed (American Empire Project) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250795991
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Published: Metropolitan Books - June 8th, 2021

A bold and urgent perspective on how American foreign policy must change in response to the shifting world order of the twenty-first century, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Limits of Power and The Age of Illusions.


Kin: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574555
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 8th, 2021

“Kin moved me, disturbed me, and hypnotized me in ways very few memoirs have." –Rosanne Cash

A heart stopping memoir of a wrenching Appalachian girlhood and a multilayered portrait of a misrepresented people, from Rona Jaffe Writer's Award winner Shawna Kay Rodenberg.


The Ugly Cry: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525559351
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Published: Viking - June 8th, 2021

“They say comedy equals tragedy plus time: This very funny account of an often miserable childhood is proof.” --People


The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501198014
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Published: Scribner - June 8th, 2021

From classicist James Romm comes a thrilling deep dive into the last decades of ancient Greek freedom leading up to Alexander the Great’s destruction of Thebes—and the saga of the greatest military corps of the age, the Theban Sacred Band, a unit composed of 150 pairs of male lovers.

The story of the Sacred Band, an elite 300-man corps recruited from pairs of lovers, high


The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics Cover Image
By Jim Morrison, Tom Robbins (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780063028975
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Published: Harper Design - June 8th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The definitive anthology of Jim Morrison's writings with rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks.


The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781641604444
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 8th, 2021

"A fresh new perspective that will be a true revolution to readers and will open new lines of discussion on . . . the importance of the city of New Orleans for generations to come." —Dr.


By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062820396
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Published: Harper - June 8th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author David Talbot and New Yorker journalist Margaret Talbot illuminate “America’s second revolutionary generation” in this gripping history of one of the most dynamic eras of the twentieth century—brought to life through seven defining radical moments that offer vibrant parallels and lessons for today.


The Appalachian Trail: A Biography Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358171997
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Published: Mariner Books - June 8th, 2021

The Appalachian Trail is America’s most beloved trek, with millions of hikers setting foot on it every year.


Life on the Line: Young Doctors Come of Age in a Pandemic Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063073388
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Published: Harper - June 8th, 2021

The gripping account of six young doctors enlisted to fight COVID-19, an engrossing, eye-opening book in the tradition of both Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial and Scott Turow’s One L.


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • KIRKUS PRIZE FINALIST • A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.


Black Girls Take World: The Travel Bible for Black Women with Boundless Wanderlust (Girls Guide to the World) Cover Image
By Georgina Lawton, Rachelle Baker (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781741177022
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Published: Hardie Grant - June 8th, 2021

A book to inspire wanderlust (or just some fun armchair travel) for young women of color.


Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250198631
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 8th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba's moving biography of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world.


Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982151782
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Published: Scribner - June 8th, 2021

An intimate, revealing portrait of Frank Sinatra—from the man closest to the famous singer during the last decade of his life.

More than a hundred books have been written about legendary crooner and actor Frank Sinatra. Every detail of his life seems to captivate: his career, his romantic relationships, his personality, his businesses, his style.


The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781501188206
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 8th, 2021

The definitive, sweeping biography of an American hero who stood against all the forces of Gilded Age America to fight for civil rights and economic freedom: Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan.

They say that history is written by the victors. But not in the case of the most famous dissenter on the Supreme Court.


Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts Cover Image
By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982115180
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out of the historical record.

Women warriors planned and led slave revolts on slave ships during the Middle Passage.


We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525561538
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Published: Penguin Press - June 1st, 2021

From chef and food activist Alice Waters, an impassioned plea for a radical reconsideration of the way each and every one of us cooks and eats


House of Sticks: A Memoir Cover Image
By Ly Tran
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501118814
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girls journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations.

Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the Mekong river in Vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in Queens.


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller

Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction


Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been cen


The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984853844
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Published: Random House - June 1st, 2021

The Great Escape for the Great War: the astonishing true story of two World War I prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.

“Fox unspools Jones and Hill’s delightfully elaborate scheme in nail-biting episodes that advance like a narrative Rube Goldberg machine.”—The New York Times Book Review


Kennedy's Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335914033
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Published: Hanover Square Press - June 1st, 2021

NOW A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher bring to life the incredible story of one of America's most publicized--and most surprising--criminal trials in history.


The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781524748739
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2021

The riveting story of the conflict over same-sex marriage in the United States—the most significant civil rights breakthrough of the new millennium

"Full of intimate details, battling personalities, heated court cases, public persuasion.”  —John Williams, The New York Times


Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250305978
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - June 1st, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“This is a book people will be talking about forever.”
Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed


After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856050
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Published: Random House - June 1st, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Why is democracy so threatened in America and around the world? And what can we do about it? A former White House aide and close confidant to President Barack Obama—and the author of The World as It Is—travels the globe in a deeply personal, beautifully observed quest for answers.


The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771646895
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Published: Greystone Books - June 1st, 2021

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.


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