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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
From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives
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.
The bestselling author delves into his past and discovers the inspiring story of his grandmother’s extraordinary life
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$19.99ISBN: 9781419732379Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - October 9th, 2018$28.99ISBN: 9780062683632Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.00ISBN: 9780762465064Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$13.00ISBN: 9780762465361Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Running Press Adult - October 9th, 2018Go 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.
$26.95ISBN: 9780807056288Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$28.99ISBN: 9781524798024Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.
$50.00ISBN: 9781538747155Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - October 9th, 2018Personally 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$24.95ISBN: 9781631495670Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 9th, 2018$35.00ISBN: 9780847862931Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$26.99ISBN: 9780062312020Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$20.00ISBN: 9780525535164Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.00ISBN: 9780762464630Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$26.00ISBN: 9781501159008Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$26.95ISBN: 9781681778648Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$26.95ISBN: 9781324002642Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018$35.00ISBN: 9781487005382Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$30.00ISBN: 9781501152719Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$27.00ISBN: 9781501181795Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 2018
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“In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national conversation, no one shaped that exchange more than Rebecca Traister.$29.99ISBN: 9780062803702Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$30.00ISBN: 9780385541152Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$35.00ISBN: 9781523504459Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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,$27.99ISBN: 9781250205568Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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?$28.00ISBN: 9780525538646Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$35.00ISBN: 9781594205316Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$22.95ISBN: 9780789213174Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$24.00ISBN: 9780399580451Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$28.99ISBN: 9781250137715Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$27.00ISBN: 9780385542678Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Doubleday - October 2nd, 2018
"Stunning... This is Kathryn Harrison in top form." --Augusten Burroughs$100.00ISBN: 9780316436670Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 2nd, 2018This 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.
$28.00ISBN: 9780374156060Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 2nd, 2018
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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$29.99ISBN: 9780062438980Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$18.99ISBN: 9780062742759Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$28.00ISBN: 9781538761311Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Twelve - October 2nd, 2018The 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.$15.95ISBN: 9781584237112Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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?$26.00ISBN: 9781936787975Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$27.00ISBN: 9781501167942Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$26.00ISBN: 9781501171420Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.
$30.00ISBN: 9781524759902Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$27.00ISBN: 9781524762841Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Currency - October 2nd, 2018
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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.
$24.95ISBN: 9781538109809Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$30.00ISBN: 9781538760536Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - October 2nd, 2018An 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."$26.00ISBN: 9781984801401Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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)$27.00ISBN: 9781984822581Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$40.00ISBN: 9780385532310Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$25.95ISBN: 9780385542883Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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