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A wry and compassionate selection of essays reflecting on mortals and mortality, from the acclaimed author of The Undertaking.
“Her story is unique, but I hope the lessons are universal.”—Christine Pelosi
Understand and apply the wisdom of Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi—through the eyes of someone who knows her best.
In this personal and important book Christine Pelosi takes a close look at how her mother went from homemaker to Speaker of the House of Representatives and be
A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her.
From the age of two-and-a-half, Jacob, born “Em,” adamantly told his family he was a boy.$28.00ISBN: 9781580059169Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Seal Press - November 12th, 2019
The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman$28.00ISBN: 9780316535762Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hachette Books - November 12th, 2019***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***AN EXPLOSIVE , REVELATORY ASSESSMENT OF THE GREATEST BETRAYAL IN AMERICAN HISTORY$19.99ISBN: 9781510749580Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Skyhorse - November 12th, 2019
Understanding and applying the wisdom of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
Given her incredible tenure as a Supreme Court justice as well as her monumental impact on the modern women’s rights movement, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become one of the most prominent political leaders of today.$19.95ISBN: 9781621062288Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Microcosm Publishing - November 12th, 2019
Throughout history, many women and nonbinary people have defied society's expectations of feminine behavior and appearance in order to live a more authentic life. These short vignettes combine biographical sketches with evocative illustrations for an impact that is as bold, powerful, and inspirational as the brilliant artists, writers, and musicians they represent.$27.00ISBN: 9781250209597Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. - October 29th, 2019
A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.$26.00ISBN: 9781501188497Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019
THE ACCLAIMED INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
The unbelievable true story of the Cold War’s strangest proxy war, fought between the zoos on either side of the Berlin Wall.
Living in West Berlin in the 1960s often felt like living in a zoo, everyone packed together behind a wall, with the world always watching.$28.00ISBN: 9781982123536Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - November 12th, 2019
From brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader—an MIT-credentialed scientist, popular podcast host, and SpaceX mission manager—an illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans’ insatiable desire to continually push into new and uncharted territory, from civilization’s earliest days to current planning for interstellar travel.
For the first time in h$25.99ISBN: 9781982132019Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tiller Press - November 12th, 2019
Emmy and Peabody Award–nominated health reporter Cleo Stiller’s fun(ny) and informative collection of advice and perspectives about what it means to be a good guy in the era of #MeToo.
Here are a few self-evident truths: Predatory men need to go, sexual assault is wrong, and women and men should be equal.$27.99ISBN: 9780062945761Availability: Not Available for Pre-Order Yet - Check back soon!Published: Dey Street Books - April 6th, 2021
The long-awaited memoir from the beloved film and television star—known to multiple generations for his starring roles on the long-running shows Magnum, P.I. and Blue Bloods—chronicles both his life in show business and his life away from it.
Nearly every American knows Tom Selleck, both by name and by face.$28.00ISBN: 9781501172410Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019
Veteran diplomatic correspondent Paul Richter goes behind the battles and the headlines to show how American ambassadors are the unconventional warriors in the Muslim world—running local government, directing drone strikes, nation-building, and risking their lives on the front lines.
The State Department’s heroes are the front-line diplomats who have been unheralded, but$18.00ISBN: 9781982112547Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Gallery Books - November 12th, 2019
Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s 12 biggest music memoirs this fall.$28.00ISBN: 9781609455569Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Europa Editions - November 12th, 2019
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A 2019 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (Evening Standard・New Statesman ・Lit Hub)$27.00ISBN: 9781400069705Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House - October 29th, 2019
Bestselling author Tom Brokaw brings readers inside the White House press corps in this up-close and personal account of the fall of an American president.$30.00ISBN: 9781982100032Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - November 5th, 2019
A powerful, fascinating, and groundbreaking history of Checkpoint Charlie, the famous military gate on the border of East and West Berlin where the United States confronted the USSR during the Cold War.
East Germany committed a billion dollars to the creation of the Berlin Wall in the early 1960s, an eleven-foot-high barrier that consisted of seventy-nine miles of fencing, 300 watcht$23.99ISBN: 9781982139599Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 37 Ink - November 5th, 2019
In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.
Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad.$29.95ISBN: 9781452173948Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chronicle Books - October 22nd, 2019
DC: Women of Action is a collection of female Super Heroes and Super-Villains in the DC universe. This book focuses in on the fierce, strong, and independent heroes, along with the real-life women integral to their development.$29.99ISBN: 9781501197628Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 2019
From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.
Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world.$26.95ISBN: 9780393609356Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - October 29th, 2019
A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino.$30.00ISBN: 9780451493507Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf - October 29th, 2019
They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history.
Red Sister, Ching-ling, married the 'Father of China', Sun Yat-sen, and rose to be Mao's vice-chair.$50.00ISBN: 9781597114684Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aperture - October 29th, 2019
In The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the Black figure and Black runway and cover models in the media and art has been one marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities.$26.00ISBN: 9781501192739Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - November 5th, 2019
In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.
In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying.$28.00ISBN: 9780525541011Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: TarcherPerigee - October 22nd, 2019
"Eight years in the White House went by so fast. That's why I'm so grateful that Lawrence was there to capture them. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do."
--From the foreword by Barack Obama$38.00ISBN: 9780812993110Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House - October 22nd, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY$18.99ISBN: 9781250203625Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - October 22nd, 2019
The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt.$12.95ISBN: 9781615195947Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: The Experiment - October 29th, 2019
Friendship can be easy
Whoever coined the phrase "a dog's life" should've tried the lifestyle first! What's not to love when every meal is a feast, every errand is an adventure, and every day, you wake up to see your very favorite person?$27.00ISBN: 9781982129330Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Gallery Books - October 22nd, 2019
From “one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) comes a seminal new book that reaches surprising truths about feminism, the Trump era, and the Resistance movement. You won’t be able to stop thinking about it and talking about it.$16.95ISBN: 9780691194721Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Princeton University Press - October 29th, 2019
"This little book is big fun."--Michael Pollan
An illustrated mini-encyclopedia of fungal lore, from John Cage and Terrence McKenna to mushroom sex and fairy rings$28.00ISBN: 9780316487863Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hachette Books - October 8th, 2019A Washington Post 2019 Notable SelectionA vivid and inspiring account of the "bromance" between Barack Obama and Joe Biden.$40.00ISBN: 9780358181729Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 22nd, 2019A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell’s handwritten lyrics and drawings, originally handcrafted as a gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first time
In 1971, as her album Blue topped charts around the world, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on the Vine as a holiday gift for he$27.00ISBN: 9780374277727Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 22nd, 2019
The instant New York Times bestseller
A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship.$30.00ISBN: 9780300246247Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019A practical, bipartisan call to action from the world’s leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability
Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years.$24.99ISBN: 9780062966100Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: William Morrow - October 22nd, 2019
"A lovely little book. Quietly lyrical, often funny and gently persuasive. Shatters vulpine myths." —The Sunday Times (UK)
One of PW's "Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019"$26.00ISBN: 9780735218772Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 22nd, 2019
"A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence." -- Richard Dawkins
"This lyrical exploration of how we can find beauty in the natural world comes from the daughter of Carl Sagan . . . A wonderful gift for your favorite reader." --Good Housekeeping$30.00ISBN: 9780735223073Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Press - October 22nd, 2019
From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer’s rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms—and staying true to himself
$35.00ISBN: 9780525575443Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019
A visual delight and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library, this dream-and-drool design book features some of the most jaw-dropping book collections of homeowners around the world.$26.95ISBN: 9781616209131Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Algonquin Books - October 29th, 2019
One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping
“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez
In thi$27.50ISBN: 9781604698817Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Timber Press - October 29th, 2019
“A pleasure to read and a valuable resource to fall back on for the enthusiastic gardener.” —Publishers Weekly
Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth?$39.95ISBN: 9781611807103Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roost Books - October 22nd, 2019
A stunning celebration of birds and why we love them. Gorgeous, close-up photographs highlight the magic in every feather, with enchanting essays about how birds touch our lives.$27.99ISBN: 9781250225825Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Flatiron Books - October 22nd, 2019
The Instant New York Times Bestseller
"From “Family Guy” to his own Instagram account, Janetti has been behind some of his generation’s greatest comedy. This book of essays is no exception."
— The New York Times
Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey… meet your new friend Gary Janetti.$22.00ISBN: 9781250237026Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Celadon Books - October 22nd, 2019
In HUNDRED, the simple pleasures and hard lessons of each age are gorgeously presented as a full color, illustrated journey of the passage of time.
What did you learn in life? At age 3? At 21? What about 45? 65? 80 and beyond? How can you share this wisdom with the people you love?$19.99ISBN: 9781335012203Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hanover Square Press - October 15th, 2019
A Little Book about Big ChangeWe all want the same things. We want to live a life of purpose and meaning. We want to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. We want to leave the world a better place. And yet we spend so much time wringing our hands over what's wrong and not nearly enough time fixing those things within our control.$19.95ISBN: 9781452182759Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chronicle Prism - October 22nd, 2019
Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse is a satirical poetry collection from award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow. Chronicling the last few raucous years in American politics, Lithgow takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency.$35.00ISBN: 9781579657444Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Artisan - October 29th, 2019
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey.