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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


Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

The New York Times bestselling author of Plenty teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ super-delicious, plant-based recipes.

“Bold, innovative recipes . . . make this book truly thrilling.”—The New York Times


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.


Grandmothers from eight eastern African countries welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue.


Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062911223
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 13th, 2020

The pie-making genius behind the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen reveals the secrets of her mind-blowing creations in this gorgeous full-color cookbook featuring 50 incredible sweet and savory pie and tart designs

In a few short years, Lauren Ko made all hell bake loose, going from novice pie baker to internet star and creator of today’s most surprising an


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

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

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 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.

One night in 2014, two readers named Logan Smalley and Stephani


Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393542134
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 6th, 2020

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

“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

“It’s in these essays that Smith exerts


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

Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a 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 and influential women.


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

"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.


His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781501125485
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 29th, 2020

From one of Americas most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian.

Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon


On Treason: A Citizen's Guide to the Law Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062996169
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Published: Ecco - September 29th, 2020

A concise, accessible, and engaging guide to the crime of treason, written by the nation’s foremost expert on the subject


Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own Cover Image
By Joy Arlene Renee Cox, Ta'lor Pinkston (Foreword by), Jill Andrew (Afterword by), Bernadette M. Gailliard (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781623174996
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Published: North Atlantic Books - September 29th, 2020

Combatting fatphobia and racism to reclaim a space for womxn at the intersection of fat and Black


The Meaning of Mariah Carey Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250164681
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Published: Andy Cohen Books - September 29th, 2020

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey


Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984879974
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

"Taub explicitly and persuasively places the breakdown of enforcement and accountability in the context of money and class."--The New York Times

How ordinary Americans suffer when the rich and powerful use tax dodges or break the law to get richer and more powerful--and how we can stop it.


Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads Cover Image
By Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335966629
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 29th, 2020

"This man is a gift from God to the world. This book is a gift from Al Sharpton to us. Let's appreciate them both."--Michael Eric Dyson


Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209100
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 29th, 2020

ESSENTIAL ANTIRACIST READING

“We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

 
In Down Along with That Devil’s Bones, journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into American history, exp


The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans:  A Story of Love and War Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780358117858
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 29th, 2020

The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and of the conference’s fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II.
 
Tensions during the Yalta Conference in February 1945 threatened to tear apart the wartime alliance among Franklin Roosevelt, Winston


Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781594206047
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Published: Penguin Press - September 29th, 2020

"A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in all his historical fullness. . . . using popular culture in this way, to fill out the context surrounding Lincoln, is what makes Mr. Reynolds's biography so different and so compelling . . . Where did the sympathy and compassion expressed in [Lincoln's] Second Inaugural--'With malice toward none; with charity for all'--come from?


The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385540551
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Published: Doubleday - September 29th, 2020

From two of America's most revered political journalists comes the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III: the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world.


Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen changed the conversation—Just Us urges all of us into it


His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America 
 


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


The Dynasty Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982134105
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots—the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century.

It’s easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a cham


Rage Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982131739
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2020

Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the b


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