New Adult Non-Fiction

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The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501104787
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Published: Scribner - October 9th, 2018

From the author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist The Big House comes a story in the tradition of The Boys in the Boat about an unforgettable group of young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of 1968 amidst the sweeping currents of one of the most transformative years in American history.

On November 23, 1968, near the end of


Presidents of War Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307409607
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Published: Crown - October 9th, 2018

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives
 


My Squirrel Days Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501163340
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Published: Scribner - October 9th, 2018

Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious and uplifting collection of essays about one pale woman’s journey from Midwestern naïf to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker.

There comes a time in every sitcom actress’s life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book.


Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250121974
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 9th, 2018

The bestselling author delves into his past and discovers the inspiring story of his grandmother’s extraordinary life


Prius or Pickup?: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328866783
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 9th, 2018

Two award-winning political scientists provide the psychological key to America’s deadlocked politics, showing that we are divided not by ideologies but something deeper: personality differences that appear in everything from politics to parenting to the workplace to TV preferences, and which would be innocuous if only we could decouple them from our noxious polit


Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062683632
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Published: HarperOne - October 9th, 2018

For generations, we've been stuck with a cookie-cutter mold for success that requires us to be the same as everyone else, only better. This "standard formula" works for some people but leaves most of us feeling disengaged and frustrated. As much as we might dislike the standard formula, it seems like there's no other practical path to financial security and a fulfilling life.


Sisu: The Finnish Art of Courage Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780762465064
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 9th, 2018


After you've cultivated the coziness of the Danes (hygge) and achieved the Swedish way of moderation (lagom), then what's next? How about developing your Sisu--an "untranslatable" Finnish term referring to a mixture of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity, and perseverance.


I Don't Really Love You: And Other Gentle Reminders of Existential Dread in Your Everyday Life Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780762465361
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 9th, 2018

Go from aww to awful! with I Don't Really Love You, a darkly humorous collection of adorable pet photography and soul-crushing one-liners, based on the popular Instagram @365DaysofDread.


Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win Cover Image
By Carol Fulp, Deval Patrick (Foreword by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807056288
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Published: Beacon Press - October 9th, 2018

Explores how investing in a racially and ethnically diverse workforce will help make contemporary businesses more dynamic, powerful, and profitable


The World of Lore: Dreadful Places Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781524798024
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Published: Del Rey - October 9th, 2018

Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark, featuring stories from the podcast Lore—now a streaming television series—including “Echoes,” “Withering Heights,” and “Behind Closed Doors” as well as rare material.
 


Imagine John Yoko Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781538747155
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 9th, 2018

Personally compiled and curated by Yoko Ono, Imagine John Yoko is the definitive inside story-told in revelatory detail-of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it: the locations, the creative team, the artworks and the films, in the words of John & Yoko and the people who were there.

Features 80% exclusive, hitherto-unpublished archive photos and f


The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781631495670
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 9th, 2018

101 Art Destinations in the U.S: Where Art Lives Coast to Coast Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780847862931
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Published: Rizzoli Electa - October 9th, 2018

An art lover's bucket list of must-see artworks and art--distilling the country's best artworks and art destinations into interesting, digestible entries featuring the best mix of museums, artists' studios, murals, sculpture parks, and more, throughout the US


Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062312020
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Published: Ecco - October 9th, 2018

Einstein’s Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein’s theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our deepest questions about space, time, the origins of the universe, and the nature of reality


City of Dogs: New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods, and the People Who Love Them Cover Image
By Ken Foster, Traer Scott (Photographs by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525535164
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Published: Avery - October 9th, 2018

A beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photos and stories that maps the relationship between canine New Yorkers and their human counterparts.


We Only Dated for 11 Instagrams: And Other Things You'll Overhear in L.A. Cover Image
By Jesse Margolis, Emmet Truxes (Illustrator), Eric Garcetti (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780762464630
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 9th, 2018

From the hugely popular @OverheardLA Instagram account comes this illustrated collection of the entertaining, absurd, sometimes even poignant snippets of conversation overheard on the streets of Los Angeles.


The Reckonings: Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501159008
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Published: Scribner - October 9th, 2018

This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution.

In 2014, Lacy Johnson was giving a reading from The Other Side, her “instant classic” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir of kidnapping


Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681778648
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 2nd, 2018

As a young ER nurse in Boston, Roberta was stopped cold by stark images of big-bellied babies with empty haunting stares in the news. She called the aid organization featured in the news story and within two months, she was on her way. Roberta would soon learn that world into which millions of children around the globe were born was fraught with unspeakable horrors.


The Fifth Risk Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324002642
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

The Lost Words Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781487005382
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Published: Anansi International - October 2nd, 2018

In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary -- widely used in schools around the world -- was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary.


Valley Forge Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501152719
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 2018

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is return with one of the most inspiring—and underappreciated—chapters in American history: the story of the Continental Army’s six-month transformation in Valley Forge.

December 1777.


Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501181795
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 2018

***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***

“In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national conversation, no one shaped that exchange more than Rebecca Traister.


The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062803702
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Published: Custom House - October 2nd, 2018

From two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller, the truth about Vladimir Putin’s covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, its possible connections to the Trump campaign, Robert Mueller’s ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him, and the myster


On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385541152
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Published: Doubleday - October 2nd, 2018

"On Desperate Ground is first-rate narrative history. Hampton Sides' characters are richly drawn, his background history engrossing, and his battle scenes bone-chillingly realistic--a great read."
--Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat


1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018


“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —THE WASHINGTON POST
        

Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.

Covering fiction, poetry,


Full Disclosure Cover Image
By Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti (Foreword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250205568
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 2nd, 2018

Instant New York Times bestseller

"Standing up to bullies is my kind of thing."

How did Stormy Daniels become the woman willing to take on a president?


Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525538646
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Published: Avery - October 2nd, 2018

The instant New York Times bestseller 

Supermodel and philanthropist Gisele Bündchen shares personal stories, insights, and photos to explore lessons that have helped shape her life.


Reagan: An American Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594205316
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Published: Penguin Press - October 2nd, 2018

From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational.


Women Who Write Are Dangerous Cover Image
By Stefan Bollmann, Francine Prose (Foreword by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780789213174
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Published: Abbeville Press Publishers - September 11th, 2018

A sequel to the best-selling Women Who Read Are Dangerous, presenting portraits and profiles of fearless women writers past and present


Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780399580451
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 2nd, 2018

A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today's world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast.


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250137715
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 2nd, 2018

The four most powerful African American women in politics share the story of their friendship and how it has changed politics in America.


On Sunset: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385542678
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Published: Doubleday - October 2nd, 2018

"Stunning... This is Kathryn Harrison in top form." --Augusten Burroughs


The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive Cover Image
By David Remnick (Foreword by), Bob Mankoff (Editor)
$100.00
ISBN: 9780316436670
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 2nd, 2018

This monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Bob Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick.


The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374156060
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 2nd, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

Named a Fall Read by Esquire, The Washington Post, TIME and Vanity Fair

“There are very, very few people who occupy the ground that Leonard Cohen walks on.” —BONO


The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062438980
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Published: Ecco - October 2nd, 2018

From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, a lively and sweeping history of the birth of political tribalism in the 1990s—one that brings critical new understanding to our current political landscape from Clinton to Trump


Blanket Fort: Growing Up Is Optional Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062742759
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Published: Morrow Gift - October 2nd, 2018

At some point growing up, most of us threw a blanket over two chairs and declared it our club house. Artistic duo Grackle & Pigeon have taken the idea a step further—or, rather, they’ve taken the imagination we all had as kids and infused it into 25 artisanal blanket forts.


Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538761311
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Published: Twelve - October 2nd, 2018

The thrilling story of two Cold War spies, CIA case officer Jack Platt and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko -- improbable friends at a time when they should have been anything but.


The Sailor Who Loved to Draw Cover Image
By MS Bianchi, Ana Bianchi (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781584237112
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Published: Gingko Press - June 1st, 2018

Anton the mustachioed sailor never voyages anywhere without his beloved sketchbook. Whether drawing seagulls, bottles, krakens or mermaids, he never feels quite himself unless he is observing and recording the nautical wonders around him. But what is the fate of ink and paper when met with a terrible storm at sea?


All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781936787975
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Published: Catapult - October 2nd, 2018

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection
An American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick
An Official Junior Library Guild Selection
Named a Best Book of Fall by The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Nylon, Bustle, BookRiot, and more


Southern Discomfort: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501167942
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Published: Touchstone - October 2nd, 2018

For readers of beloved memoirs like Educated and The Glass Castle, a riveting and profoundly moving memoir set in rural Mississippi during the Civil Rights era about a white girl coming of age in a repressive society and the woman who gave her the strength to forge her own path—the black nanny who cared for her.


A Dream Called Home: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501171420
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Published: Atria Books - October 2nd, 2018

From bestselling author Reyna Grande—whose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country—comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time.


The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524759902
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Published: Crown - September 4th, 2018

In the bestselling tradition of The Nine and The Brethren, The Most Dangerous Branch takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. David A. Kaplan, the former legal affairs editor of Newsweek, shows how the justices subvert the role of the other branches of government—and how we’ve come to accept it at our peril.


Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the  World Cover Image
By Scott Harrison, Lisa Sweetingham (Contributions by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524762841
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Published: Currency - October 2nd, 2018

New York Times bestseller

An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water.

 


This Stops Today: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice After Losing Her Son Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538109809
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - October 1st, 2018

After the death of her son, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island went viral, Gwen Carr's life changed forever. The illegal chokehold that took Garner's life has been seared into the public consciousness forever as the large black man struggled to breathe while a white policeman held him down on a hot concrete sidewalk.


The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538760536
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 2nd, 2018

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking from podcast host and academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine Steven Novella and his SGU co-hosts, which Richard Wiseman calls "the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction."


God Is Young: A Conversation Cover Image
By Pope Francis, Thomas Leoncini (Contributions by), Anne Milano Appel (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984801401
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Published: Random House - October 2nd, 2018

“[A] beautiful book of hope and inspiration . . . Pope Francis speaks frankly about problems facing the young and the elderly, Catholic and non-Catholic.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984822581
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 2nd, 2018

From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor


Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780385532310
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Published: Knopf - October 2nd, 2018

The second and concluding volume of the magisterial biography that began with the acclaimed, Gandhi Before India: the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in world history.


What If This Were Enough?: Essays Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385542883
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Published: Doubleday - October 2nd, 2018

By the acclaimed critic, memoirist, and advice columnist behind the popular "Ask Polly," an impassioned collection tackling our obsession with self-improvement and urging readers to embrace the imperfections of the everyday