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The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780063027251
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 11th, 2021

A sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, cocreator of Welcome to Night Vale, and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the first ten years of their relationship from both sides.

There are two sides to every love story.


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Broken (in the best possible way) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250077035
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.


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Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374159276
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 16th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"A grounded and expansive examination of the American economic divide . . . It takes a skillful journalist to weave data and anecdotes together so effectively." —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times


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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


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Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250239266
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 26th, 2021

"Ty Seidule scorches us with the truth and rivets us with his fierce sense of moral urgency." --Ron Chernow

In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy—and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed.


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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501143335
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2019

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences.

Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world?


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Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World's Most Infamous Items Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683692362
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Published: Quirk Books - September 15th, 2020

Beware...this book is cursed! These strange but true stories of the world’s most infamous items will appeal to true believers as well as history buffs, horror fans, and anyone who loves a good spine-tingling tale. 


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Borges and Me: An Encounter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385545822
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Published: Doubleday - August 18th, 2020

An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work. A poignant and comic literary coming-of-age memoir. "This is a jewel of a book." --Ian McEwan


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Becoming Duchess Goldblatt Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780358216773
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 7th, 2020

One of the New York Times’ 20 Books to Read in 2020

“A tonic . . . Splendid . . . A respite . . . A summer cocktail of a book.”
Washington Post

“Unforgettable . . .


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To Live Woke: Thoughts to Carry in Our Struggle to Save the Soul of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627202695
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Published: Apprentice House - June 1st, 2020

He grew up in the Jim-Crow South. A black male, born in 1951 in deep-South Jim-Crow legally segregated, Louisiana, Nacoste has seen so much. From his education in segregated schooling, to living through the 1973 race riot aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, Navy aircraft carrier, to his becoming a scholar of intergroup tensions, Nacoste has experienced, learned and taught so much.


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The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad Cover Image
By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538701515
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020

With laugh-out-loud funny parenting observations, the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning comedian delivers a book that is perfect for anyone who has ever raised a child, been a child, or refuses to stop acting like one.

In 2016 comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein took their fourteen-month-old daughter Oona to the Nantucket Film Festiv


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Hollywood Park: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250621566
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Published: Celadon Books - May 26th, 2020

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

“A Gen-X This Boy’s Life...Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel... In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul. Hollywood Park is a triumph."
O, The Oprah Magazine


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The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143135463
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2020

“Filled with charming illustrations, this delightful book about Iceland’s 265 museums is as quirky and mesmerizing as the country’s dreamscape itself.” Forbes


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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101966686
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 4th, 2018

In the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author Alison Weir brings the dramatic reigns of England’s medieval queens to life.


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Sing Backwards and Weep: A Memoir Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306922800
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Published: Hachette Books - April 28th, 2020

This gritty bestselling memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, and Soulsavers documents his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the '80s and '90s.

When Mark Lanegan first arrived in Seattle in the mid-1980s, he was just "an arrogant, self-loathing redneck waster seeking transformation through rock 'n' r


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The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524744984
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Published: Dutton - December 1st, 2020

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors

 


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The Life of Lou Reed: Notes from the Velvet Underground Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781635766387
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Published: Diversion Books - September 10th, 2019

Fifty years after the concerts captured on the legendary album 1969: The Velvet Underground Live comes this illuminating biography of Lou Reed.


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My Week Beats Your Year: Encounters with Lou Reed Cover Image
By Heath (Compiled by), Pat Thomas (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780996744775
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Published: Hat & Beard Press - May 1st, 2019

Hardcover, 304 pages
6 9 in.
15.24 22.86 cm.

During his first major sit-down with the music press in 1977, between claiming all his songs were about guilt and revenge, Elvis Costello casually remarked, "I don't really listen to Lou Reed's records, but I never miss an interview with him."


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Cleaning Sucks: An Unf*ck Your Habitat Guided Journal for Less Mess, Less Stress, and a Home You Don't Hate Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250219725
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 7th, 2020

Let go of perfect and embrace good enough!


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Unwind Your Mind: The Life-Changing Power of ASMR (Emma WhispersRed ASMR) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062996428
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Published: HarperOne - November 12th, 2019

Ease Anxiety, Improve Sleep, and Find Calm Through ASMR


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The Velvet Underground Experience: Lou Reed, John Cale, Moe Tucker, Sterling Morrison, Nico, Andy Warhol & Friends Cover Image
By Fevret (Editorial Coordination by), Carole Mirabello (Editorial Coordination by), J. C. Gabel (Editor)
$60.00
ISBN: 9781732056138
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Published: Hat & Beard Press - May 1st, 2019

Hardcover, 216 pages
8.5 11 in.
21.59 27.94 cm


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Frances Mayes Always Italy Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781426220913
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Published: National Geographic - March 31st, 2020

Winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award.
The world's favorite expert on la dolce vita, Under the Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes guides readers through Italy's iconic regions, in a book replete with lavish National Geographic images.


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Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160271
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 14th, 2020

A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian

A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing t


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Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250113382
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2020

The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today

"[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." —Publisher's Weekly


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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis
 


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The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062876607
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Published: William Morrow - February 18th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER 

“A brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out.” —Jon Krakauer


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Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148650
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Published: Grove Press - January 19th, 2021

From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans


The never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple 1, the first Intel microprocessor, and IBM's PC5150.


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In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties


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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419747656
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Published: Abrams Press - October 20th, 2020

A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard 

From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of sewing


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A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250195135
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 8th, 2019

A lively, intimate memoir from a marriage equality icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in the 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism.

"Brash, funny and brave." —NPR

“A captivating and inspiring story of a queer woman who believed in her right to take up space and be seen.”—BuzzFeed


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Year of the Monkey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657682
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Published: Knopf - September 24th, 2019

New York Times Best Seller

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.


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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316478526
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersand why they often go wrong.

 A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press




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Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801692
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Published: Random House - July 23rd, 2019

PNBA BESTSELLER • “A powerful and inspiring story. Guido Rahr’s mission to save the wild Pacific salmon leads him into adventures that make for a breathtakingly exciting read.”—Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia


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The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501159312
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 17th, 2020

A “fascinating slice of rarely considered American history” (Booklist)—the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life.

In 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs visited Thomas Edison in Florida and toured the Everglades.


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Three Women Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451642308
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK

Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BB


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Casting into the Light: Tales of a Fishing Life Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524747640
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Published: Pantheon - July 2nd, 2019

Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
 


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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735224582
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

“A palaeontological howdunnit…[Spying on Whales] captures the excitement of…seeking answers to deep questions in cetacean science.” —Nature
 


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Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316477543
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 23rd, 2020

A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history.


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One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501106309
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 22nd, 2020

The New York Times bestselling, “meticulously researched and absorbingly written” (The Washington Post) story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic Apollo 11 moon mission.

President John F.


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The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802149060
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Published: Grove Press - May 19th, 2020

We had become the land of flickering lights, in which the standard of success was not what we were doing for the next generation of Americans, or to enhance our role in the world, but instead whether we had kept government open for another few minutes."--Michael Bennet


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How to Think Like a Fish: And Other Lessons from a Lifetime in Angling Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780306845314
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Published: Da Capo Press - May 21st, 2019

The star of the Animal Planet's River Monsters and author of the bestselling companion book shares a meditation on fishing--and life.


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Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538746660
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 5th, 2020

An "extraordinary" debut memoir of first love, identity, and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family in a Montauk summer house (Andrew Solomon, National Book Award winner).


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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972052
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

This “superbly written true-crime story” (Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review) masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story.


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The Smart Neanderthal: Cave Art, Bird Catching, and the Cognitive Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780198797524
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2019

Since the late 1980s the dominant theory of human origins has been that a 'cognitive revolution' (C.50,000 years ago) led to the advent of our species, Homo sapiens. As a result of this revolution our species spread and eventually replaced all existing archaic Homo species, ultimately leading to the superiority of modern humans.

Or so we thought.


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Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735218840
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2020

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." --The New York Times Book Review (A Paperback Row Pick)


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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211285
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 6th, 2018

"A book full of wonders" —Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk

"Witty, insightful. . . .The story of jellyfish. . . is a significant part of the environmental story. Berwald's engaging account of these delicate, often ignored creatures shows how much they matter to our oceans' future." —New York Times Book Review 


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The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525533337
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Published: Portfolio - October 23rd, 2018

New York Times bestseller! 

There’s a reason this system for time management, goal setting, and intentional living has been adopted by millions around the globe: it works. Not only will you get more done, but you’ll get the right things done. All you need is a pen, paper, and five spare minutes a day.


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An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316252164
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 16th, 2018

Julian Castro, 2020 Presidential candidate, keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC, and former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, tells his remarkable and inspiring life story.


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There's No Bones in Ice Cream: Sylvain Sylvain's Story of the New York Dolls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781785585135
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Published: Omnibus Press - October 15th, 2018

Sylvain Sylvain and The New York Dolls were called many thingsglam, proto-punk, hard rockbut are probably best understood as a "dirty rock & roll" band.


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The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780451495785
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Published: Crown - September 4th, 2018

A sweeping yet intimate narrative about the last hundred years of turbulent European history, as seen through one of Mitteleuropa’s greatest houses—and the lives of its occupants
 


Judas: How a Sister's Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316475334
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 27th, 2019

The incredible true story of a woman who risked everything to put her brother, a murderous psychopath and one of the world's most infamous crime bosses, behind bars.


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Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781472936820
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Published: Bloomsbury Sigma - June 30th, 2020

"A sprawling, ambitious underwater journey studded with fascinating tidbits." - New York Times Book Review


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Devotion (Why I Write) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300240221
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Published: Yale University Press - September 4th, 2018

Devotion is short enough to devour at one enjoyable sitting and thought-provoking enough to deserve re-reading.”—Suzi Feay, Financial Times
 
Devotion shows rather than tells what it means to give a life to writing.


Reasons to Stay Alive Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128724
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Published: Penguin Life - February 23rd, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.

Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live.

"Destined to become a modern classic." —Entertainment Weekly


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Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, Second Edition (Peterson Field Guides) Cover Image
By Lawrence M. Page, Brooks M. Burr, Eugene C. Beckham (Illustrator), Justin Sipiorski (Illustrator), Joseph Tomelleri (Illustrator), John P. Sherrod (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780547242064
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 21st, 2011

There are nearly 1,000 species of freshwater fishes in North America alone, and identifying them can sometimes be a daunting task. In fact, in just the twenty years since publication of the first edition of the Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, the number of species has risen by almost 150, including 19 marine invaders and 16 newly established nonnative species.


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Master of Reality (33 1/3 #56) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826428998
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Published: Continuum - April 15th, 2008

Black Sabbath's Master of Reality has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from the broader cultural economy.


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The Replacements' Let It Be (33 1/3 #16) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826416339
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Published: Continuum - August 10th, 2004

One of the greatest moments of College Rock in the 1980s, Let It Be had a huge impact on the fans who fell under its spell. For Colin Meloy, growing up in Montana - a state that's strangely missing from the tour itineraries of almost every band - the album was a lifeline and an inspiration.