New Adult Non-Fiction

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Homo Irrealis: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374171872
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 19th, 2021

The New York Times–bestselling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with his collection of thoughts on time, the creative mind, and great lives and works

Irrealis moods are the set of verbal moods that indicate that something is not actually the case or a certain situation or action is not known to have happened . . .


The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982165338
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Published: Scribner - January 19th, 2021

A vivid, sweeping history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease, for readers of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Yuval Harari’s Sapiens and John Barry’s The Great Influenza.

For four thousand years, the size and vitality of cities, economies, and empires were heavily determined by infection.


Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062938336
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Published: Harper - January 19th, 2021

The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property—our proprietary relationship with the land—through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future.

Land—whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city—is central to


Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781448217908
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Published: Bloomsbury Caravel - January 19th, 2021

'My New Year's Eve Toast: to all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle - may they never give me peace'
PATRICIA HIGHSMITH (New Year's Eve, 1947)


The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution Cover Image
By Yang Jisheng, Stacy Mosher (Translated by), Guo Jian (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780374293130
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 19th, 2021

Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.


The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393635546
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2021

"Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor." —Stacy Schiff


Bad Medicine: Catching New York's Deadliest Pill Pusher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982116422
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - January 19th, 2021

“Charlotte Bismuth gives us a bold and cinematic true crime story about her work at the intersection of medicine and greed.


Craft: An American History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635574586
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 19th, 2021

A groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation's origins to the present day.


Kamala's Way: An American Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982175764
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 2021

A revelatory biography of the first Black woman to stand for Vice President, charting how the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this country’s most effective power players.

There’s very little that’s conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America.


In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece (Books About Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419735301
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Published: Abrams Press - January 12th, 2021

Mixing cultural criticism, literary history, biography, and memoir, an exploration of Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel, The Color Purple
 
Alice Walker made history in 1983 when she became the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple.


Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735223790
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Published: Penguin Press - January 12th, 2021

One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world


Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856203
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - January 12th, 2021

A story about the trials and triumphs of a Black chef from Queens, New York, and a White media entrepreneur from Staten Island who built a relationship and a restaurant in the Deep South, hoping to bridge biases and get people talking about race, gender, class, and culture.
 
Black, White, and The Grey blew me away.”—David Chang 


You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538719367
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 12th, 2021

*An Indie Next Pick*

Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism.


Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524746803
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Published: Dutton - January 12th, 2021

“I have long believed that women who dream big, work hard, and get back up after they get knocked down can do anything; Stephanie Schriock is one of those women. I’m so glad her thoughtful guidance is now available for women everywhere.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton
 


Walking with Ghosts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157126
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Published: Grove Press - January 12th, 2021

"Make no mistake about it: Walking with Ghosts is a masterpiece. A book that will wring out our tired hearts. It is by turns poetic, moving, and very funny. You will find it on the shelf alongside other great Irish memoirs including those by Frank McCourt, Nuala O'Faolain and Edna O'Brien." --Colum McCann


Aftershocks: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982111229
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 2021

In the tradition of The Glass Castle, a deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award–winner Nadia Owusu about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.


A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984856029
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.


First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524746667
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Published: Dutton - January 12th, 2021

An urgent investigation into warfare, good, and evil in the age of biometrics, the technology that would allow the government to identify anyone, anywhere, at any time
 


Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250799128
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 12th, 2021

James Comey, former FBI Director and New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system.


Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250155702
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 12th, 2021

"[A] masterly and often riveting account of King’s ordeal and the 1960 'October Surprise' that may have altered the course of modern American political history." —Raymond Arsenault, The New York Times Book Review (editors' choice)


Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982113346
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Published: Scribner - January 12th, 2021

In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice, a riveting and cinematic tale of Dutch polar explorer William Barents and his three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival.

The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds.


Julian Bond's Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
By Julian Bond, Pamela Horowitz (Foreword by), Jeanne Theoharis (Introduction by), Danny Lyon (Photographs by), Vann R. Newkirk II. (Afterword by)
$32.95
ISBN: 9780807033203
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Published: Beacon Press - January 12th, 2021

A masterclass in the civil rights movement from one of the legendary activists who led it.


Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358395317
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 12th, 2021

The Dutch people are some of the happiest in the world. Their secret? They are masters of niksen, or the art of doing nothing.

Niksen is not a form of meditation, nor is it a state of laziness or boredom. It’s not scrolling through social media, or wondering what you’re going to cook for dinner.


To Be Honest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419743054
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 5th, 2021

Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307911797
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

From the author of the enduring classic The Solace of Open Spaces, here is a wondrous meditation on how water, light, wind, mountain, bird, and horse have shaped her life and her understanding of a world besieged by a climate crisis.
 


White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982134419
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

A timely and impassioned exploration of how our society has commodified feminism and continues to systemically shut out women of color—perfect for fans of White Fragility and Good and Mad.


Featherhood: A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501198502
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Published: Scribner - January 5th, 2021

“I loved every single page.” —Elton John

“The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk.” —Neil Gaiman

​In this moving, critically acclaimed memoir, a young man saves a baby magpie as his estranged father is dying, only to find that caring for the mischievous bird saves him.

One spring


In the Land of the Cyclops Cover Image
By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781939810748
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Published: Archipelago - January 5th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard comes a collection of ambitious, remarkably erudite essays on art, literature, culture, and philosophy.


Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524732165
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Published: Knopf - January 5th, 2021

"Beginners is ultimately about more than learning. It's about the possibilities that reside in all of us."
--Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of When, Drive, and To Sell is Human


The Last Queen: Elizabeth II's Seventy Year Battle to Save the House of Windsor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643136141
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Published: Pegasus Books - January 5th, 2021

A timely and revelatory new biography of Queen Elizabeth (and her family) exploring how the Windsors have evolved and thrived, as the modern world has changed around them.

 Clive Irving’s stunning new narrative biography The Last Queen probes the question of the British monarchy’s longevity.  In 2021, the Queen Elizabeth II final


Laziness Does Not Exist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982140106
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a fascinating and thorough examination of what they call the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough—filled with practical and accessible advice for overcoming society’s pressure to “do more.”

Extra-curricular activities. Honors classes. 60-hour work weeks.


Math Without Numbers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524745547
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Published: Dutton - January 5th, 2021

An illustrated tour of the structures and patterns we call "math"

The only numbers in this book are the page numbers.


Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501166730
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 5th, 2021

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.

Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr.


The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982107031
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

The impeccably researched, deeply moving, never-before-told tale about a World War II incarceration camp in Wyoming and its extraordinary high school football team—for fans of The Boys in the Boat and The Storm on Our Shores.


Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501199431
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 5th, 2021

Alex Davies tells the dramatic, colorful story of the quest to develop driverless cars—and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives.

The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological breakthroughs of recent years.


The Power of Ethics: How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World Cover Image
By Susan Liautaud, Lisa Sweetingham (Contributions by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982132194
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 5th, 2021

The essential guide for ethical decision-making in the 21st century, The Power of Ethics depicts “ethical decision-making not in a nebulous philosophical space, but at the point where the rubber meets the road” (Michael Schur, producer and creator of The Good Place).

It’s not your imagination: we’re living in a time of moral decline.


Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062987648
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Published: Amistad - December 8th, 2020

A People Pick!

“One of the year’s must-reads.” –ELLE

“[A] provocative, heart-breaking, and frequently hilarious collection.” –GLAMOUR

“Essential, vital, and urgent.” –HARPER’S BAZAAR


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon’s White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come—with new reporting that expands on Rachel Maddow’s Peabody Award-nominated podcast


Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635574524
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

A Beat Most Anticipated Graphic Novel of Fall 2020

The funny, exuberant, inspiring antidote to body shame--a full-color graphic memoir celebrating the imperfections of the author's female body in all its glory.


Black Futures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399181139
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Published: One World - December 1st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony
A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present
An infinite geography of possible futures

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?


The Big Three: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and the Rebirth of the Boston Celtics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316489942
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Published: Hachette Books - December 1st, 2020

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley tells the inside story of how Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett joined together to form the most dominant team in basketball and lead the Boston Celtics to their first championship in more than two decades.


Love, Kurt: The Vonnegut Love Letters, 1941-1945 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593133019
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Published: Random House - December 1st, 2020

A never-before-seen collection of deeply personal love letters from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife, Jane, compiled and edited by their daughter

“A glimpse into the mind of a writer finding his voice.”—The Washington Post

“If ever I do write anything of length—good or bad—it will be written with you in mind.”


Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982171865
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Published: Simon & Schuster - December 1st, 2020

In this uplifting and practical book, written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must—and how we can—make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now.

In the COVID crisis, the beloved shepherd of over one billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than


All the Young Men Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157249
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Published: Grove Press - December 1st, 2020

In 1986, 26-year old Ruth visits a friend at the hospital when she notices that the door to one of the hospital rooms is painted red. She witnesses nurses drawing straws to see who would tend to the patient inside, all of them reluctant to enter the room.


Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250276759
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 1st, 2020

AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption.

“Powerfully illuminating, heart-wrenching, and enlightening.” -Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist


The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465095469
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Published: Basic Books - December 1st, 2020

In a universe filled by chaos and disorder, one physicist makes the radical argument that the growth of order drives the passage of time -- and shapes the destiny of the universe.
 
Time is among the universe's greatest mysteries. Why, when most laws of physics allow for it to flow forward and backward, does it only go forward?


An Outsider's Guide to Humans: What Science Taught Me About What We Do and Who We Are Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984881632
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Published: Viking - December 1st, 2020

WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE

An instruction manual for life, love, and relationships by a brilliant young scientist whose Asperger's syndrome allows her--and us--to see ourselves in a different way...and to be better at being human


Barack Before Obama: Life Before the Presidency Cover Image
By David Katz, Barack Obama (Foreword by)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780063028746
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Published: Ecco - December 1st, 2020

A People Pick of the Week 

One of USA Today’s 5 Books Not to Miss

One of Forbes’ 5 Books to Read in December


Strange Planet: Existence Chronicle (Strange Planet Series) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780063022706
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Published: Morrow Gift - December 1st, 2020

Based on the smash #1 New York Times bestselling series Strange Planet, a charming guided journal featuring the fascinating inhabitants of Nathan W. Pyle's colorful world.

The curiously relatable inhabitants of Strange Planet are at it once again! Illustrated with art from the Strange Planet collections, Nathan W.


A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063052642
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Published: HarperVia - November 24th, 2020

From one of China’s most acclaimed and decorated writers comes a powerful first-person account of life in Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Barely Functional Adult: It'll All Make Sense Eventually Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062945594
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 24th, 2020

“Funny, introspective, and touching. . . . The lessons Meichi gently shares with us through delightful stories are full of wisdom for people at any life stage who need a reminder they’re not alone.” —Mari Andrew, author of Am I There Yet?


The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982128234
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Published: Scribner - November 24th, 2020

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A revelatory biography of literary icon Henry Adams—one of America’s most prominent writers and intellectuals of his era, who witnessed and contributed to the United States’ dramatic transition from a colonial society to a modern nation.

Henry Adams is perhaps the m


Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250268501
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 24th, 2020

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew.


Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062950499
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Published: Harper - November 24th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller!


The Bright Book of Life: Novels to Read and Reread Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657262
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Published: Knopf - November 24th, 2020

In his first book devoted exclusively to narrative fiction, America's most original and controversial literary critic and legendary Yale professor writes trenchantly about fifty-two masterworks spanning the Western tradition.


Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781797205090
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 17th, 2020

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.

As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton''s personal and business archives.


The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501143373
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - November 17th, 2020

“An outstanding book.” —The Wall Street Journal * “Gripping at every turn.” —Outside * “A gem of a book.” —The Guardian * “A hell of a ride.” —The Times (London)

An extraordinary true story about one man’s attempt to salve the wounds of war and save his own soul through an a


No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250265616
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 17th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox.



Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358157144
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 17th, 2020

From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain in the tradition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
 
Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears.


The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present Cover Image
By Phillip Lopate (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781524747268
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Published: Pantheon - November 17th, 2020

"Not only an education but a joy. This is a book for the ages."  --Rivka Galchen

A monumental, canon-defining anthology of three centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith.


The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385541503
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Published: Nan A. Talese - November 17th, 2020

The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered National Book Award winning poet.


I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538745359
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 17th, 2020

From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more.


We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named One of The Best Books of 2020 by NPR's Fresh Air * Publishers Weekly * Marie Claire * Redbook * Vogue * Kirkus Reviews * Book Riot * Bustle

A Recommended Book by The New York Times * The Washington Post * Booklist * The Boston Globe * Amazon * Goodreads * Buzzfeed * Town & Country * Refinery29 * BookRiot * CrimeR


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250800466
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 10th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”


This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641292696
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Published: Soho Press - November 10th, 2020

“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne Lamott


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982170820
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Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

A revised collection with thirteen essays, including six new to this edition and seven from the original edition, by the “star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful” (NPR).

Brilliant and uncompromising, piercing and funny, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is essen


An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525656012
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens," The Washington Post)—a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement.


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself. . . . This is truly a beautiful book.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

 


Jagged Little Pill Cover Image
By Alanis Morissette (Introduction by), Full Cast (Commentaries by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781538736999
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

The official behind-the-scenes look at the powerful new musical based on Alanis Morissette's cult classic album Jagged Little Pill.


The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358206675
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 10th, 2020

"Extraordinary . . .


The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643135298
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Published: Pegasus Crime - November 10th, 2020

The extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist.

In the world of crime, there exists an unusual commonality between those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill: they are almost exclusively male.


We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, a President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593183250
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Published: Dutton - November 10th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Castle and The Girls of Atomic City comes a new way to look at American history through the story of giving thanks.


Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062410283
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Published: William Morrow - November 10th, 2020

"Riveting. ... Pattison's uncanny ability [is] to write evocatively about science. ... In this, he is every bit as good as the best scientist writers." New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) 

"Brilliant. ... A work of staggering depth." —Minneapolis Star Tribune


First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062997456
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Published: Harper - November 10th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller
Editors' Choice 
New York Times Book Review


The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review 

David Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected by the author himself, and including a new essay

New York Times Book Review Editor


How to Hold Animals Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781982155919
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Published: Scribner - November 3rd, 2020

How to Hold Animals is the irresistible guide to holding more than forty critters according to advice from wildlife specialists.


Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063009332
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Published: Harper - November 3rd, 2020

"Dazzling. . . . In glittering prose, Momaday recalls stories passed down through generations, illuminating the earth as a sacrosanct place of wonder and abundance. At once a celebration and a warning, Earth Keeper is an impassioned defense of all that our endangered planet stands to lose."  — Esquire


The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780197523353
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 1st, 2020

Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers.


Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250762641
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Published: Picador - November 3rd, 2020

In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center.


A Shimmer of Joy: One Hundred Children's Picture Books Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781567926569
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 3rd, 2020

How do simple words and images make a children's picture book so magical that one reading can create a cherished memory for life? Here are 100 books that amply prove the picture book is an art form.


How to Attract Birds to Your Garden: Foods they like, plants they love, shelter they need Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781465499370
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Published: DK - November 3rd, 2020

Help your local wild birds by providing them with a safe garden environment

Make a difference to your local birdlife. Help reverse the decline in bird numbers by creating a haven in which they will thrive. It's a win-win. Provide the best shelter, feeding, and nesting opportunities for them and then you can reap the rewards as they sing and entertain.


The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.


Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316628211
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - October 27th, 2020

A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live — "excellent and timely." (The New Yorker)
 
Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfold in the


Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK AND INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Often hilarious and ultimately very touching.” —People

“Have you ever read a book that made you want to hug the author?” —Reese Witherspoon

“This unrestrained memoir is a transporting experience and one of the mo


Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780307961167
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Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

“Finally, the biography that Sylvia Plath deserves . . . A spectacular achievement.” —Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life


An informative and eye-catching reference book for beginner and intermediate backyard bird enthusiasts
 
The Backyard Birdwatcher’s Bible is that rare type of book, one that is as packed with information as it is pleasing to look at.


I'll Be Seeing You: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593134672
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Published: Random House - October 27th, 2020

The beloved New York Times bestselling author tells the poignant love story of caring for her parents in their final years in this beautifully written memoir.

I’ll Be Seeing You moved me and broadened my understanding of the human condition.”—Wally Lamb, author of I Know This Much Is True


Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781982174026
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Published: Scribner - October 27th, 2020

A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2020

A concise, brilliant, and trenchant examination of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s successful lifelong quest for the presidency by National Book Award winner Evan Osnos.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.


African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (LOA #333): A Library of America Anthology Cover Image
By Kevin Young (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781598536669
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Published: Library of America - October 20th, 2020

A literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of Black poetry ever published, gathering 250 poets from the colonial period to the present


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

WINNER — 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION • TIME Magazine — 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 • A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and Editors' Choice Selection • Best Books of 2020: NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, Chicago Public Library •  Excerpted in The New Yorker • Longlisted — Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction •


A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781626400634
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Published: Angel City Press - October 20th, 2020

A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler offers a blueprint for a creative life from the perspective of award-winning science-fiction writer and "MacArthur Genius" Octavia E. Butler. It is a collection of ideas about how to look, listen, breathe--how to be in the world. This book is about the creative process, but not on the page; its canvas is much larger.


Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449823
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Published: Hachette Books - October 20th, 2020

One of the "Best Books of 2020" by NPR's Book Concierge

**Your Favorite Movies, Re-Watched**

 
New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence.


Accidentally Wes Anderson Cover Image
By Wally Koval, Wes Anderson (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316492737
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Published: Voracious - October 20th, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade.

 
Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal t


Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525574972
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout.

“A book tailormade for bibliophiles.”—Oprah Winfrey (One of 6 Books Oprah Loves to Give as Gifts During the Holidays)


The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982107581
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Published: Atria Books - October 13th, 2020

This first cultural biography of rap superstar and “master of storytelling” (The New Yorker) Kendrick Lamar explores his meteoric rise to fame and his profound impact on a racially fraught America—perfect for fans of Zack O’Malley Greenburg’s Empire State of Mind.

Kendrick Lamar is at the top of his game.

The thirteen-time Grammy Aw


She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781982157289
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Published: Scribner - October 13th, 2020

The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton.

Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities—and strengths—of women


The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631491375
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Published: Liveright - October 13th, 2020

The Knowledge Machine is the most stunningly illuminating book of the last several decades regarding the all-important scientific enterprise.” —Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex

A paradigm-shifting work, The Knowledge Machine revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science.


How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780593183526
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Published: Dutton - October 13th, 2020

There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song
 


This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live By Every Day Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593191088
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 13th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller!

In this all-new collection of beloved quotes, This Just Speaks to Me, #1 New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb offers inspiration, wisdom, and hope 365 days a year.


The Language of Thieves: My Family's Obsession with a Secret Code the Nazis Tried to Eliminate Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324005919
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

Tracking an underground language and the outcasts who depended on it for their survival.


150 Glimpses of the Beatles Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374109318
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 13th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

A distinctive portrait of the Fab Four by one of the sharpest and wittiest writers of our time

"If you want to know what it was like to live those extraordinary Beatles years in real time, read this book." —Alan Johnson, The Spectator


Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324006756
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

A glimpse into a beloved novelist’s inner world, shaped by family, art, and literature.


The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982120931
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2020

A deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors.


A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393609998
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

The fight against child mortality that transformed parenting, doctoring, and the way we live.


Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780393292268
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2020 in Nonfiction

A resonant biography of America’s most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression.


The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book: An Interactive Guide to Life-Changing Books Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982140588
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2020

For fans of My Ideal Bookshelf and Bibliophile, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere: a quirky and entertaining interactive guide to reading, featuring voicemails, literary Easter eggs, checklists, and more, from the creators of the popular multimedia project.

The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is an interactive illustr


Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393542134
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 6th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come?


The Fragile Earth: Writing from The New Yorker on Climate Change Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063017542
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book

One of the Daily Beast’s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election


Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982132071
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - October 6th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR

“A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.” —The Boston Globe

“Powerful essa


What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982145620
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic uses the books of the Trump era to argue that our response to this presidency reflects the same failures of imagination that made it possible.


Eleanor Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781439192016
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired a


The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393635713
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 6th, 2020

The definitive biography of America’s best-known and least-understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped.


Humans Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250114297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

"Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade.” —Washington Post

Brandon Stanton’s new book, Humans—his most moving and compelling book to date—shows us the world.


Is This Anything? Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781982112691
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.

Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything.


Trust: America's Best Chance Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781631498770
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Published: Liveright - October 6th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495922
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Published: Liveright - October 6th, 2020

“Deborah Stone’s mind-altering insight is that the numbers we use to capture the human experience are themselves a form of creative story-telling. They shouldn’t end the conversation, but spark a deeper and richer one. Counting deserves five stars for showing why five stars can never tell the whole story.” —Jacob S.


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