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Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion

By Maegan Brown

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781631066474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rock Point - September 24th, 2019

Needing some culinary inspiration? Local Dallas author and blogger (BakerMama) has written a new cookbook that is flying off of our shelves! Charcuterie boards, dessert and breakfast boards and everything in between. This is a combination of cooking and crafting on some of those long days at home.


Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion By Maegan Brown Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781631066474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rock Point - September 24th, 2019

Needing some culinary inspiration? Local Dallas author and blogger (BakerMama) has written a new cookbook that is flying off of our shelves! Charcuterie boards, dessert and breakfast boards and everything in between. This is a combination of cooking and crafting on some of those long days at home.


Needing some culinary inspiration? Local Dallas author and blogger (BakerMama) has written a new cookbook that is flying off of our shelves! Charcuterie boards, dessert and breakfast boards and everything in between. This is a combination of cooking and crafting on some of those long days at home.

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Introducing our newest recommendation format, our BUY-weekly recommendations! Every other week, we will have a list of 5-8 books for your perusal to see which one of these catches your eye. Enjoy!


            

Noodlephant

By Jacob Kramer, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator)

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By Jacob Kramer, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592702664
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 12th, 2019

I adore this fun and creative tale about a past-loving elephant who knows it is the right thing to do to stand up for justice when the kangaroos decide that noodles are only for them! Fun, friendship and a wonderful lesson taught! - Lisa Plummer, Children's Book Buyer


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By Jacob Kramer, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592702664
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 12th, 2019

I adore this fun and creative tale about a past-loving elephant who knows it is the right thing to do to stand up for justice when the kangaroos decide that noodles are only for them! Fun, friendship and a wonderful lesson taught! - Lisa Plummer, Children's Book Buyer


I adore this fun and creative tale about a past-loving elephant who knows it is the right thing to do to stand up for justice when the kangaroos decide that noodles are only for them! Fun, friendship and a wonderful lesson taught! - Lisa Plummer, Children's Book Buyer


            

The Gilded Wolves: A Novel

By Roshani Chokshi

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250144546
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Wednesday Books - January 15th, 2019

This is a gorgeous alternate historical fantasy with beautiful world building. Set in Paris in the late 1800s, it's a heist novel but with even more twists and turns than you can imagine - many of them caught me completely by surprise. Chokshi's ability to weave both plot points and character building in and out of the multiple POVs telling the story is absolutely masterful. A great start to this trilogy, and I look forward to the next book! - Ishita Kent, Marketing Coordinator


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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250144546
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Wednesday Books - January 15th, 2019

This is a gorgeous alternate historical fantasy with beautiful world building. Set in Paris in the late 1800s, it's a heist novel but with even more twists and turns than you can imagine - many of them caught me completely by surprise. Chokshi's ability to weave both plot points and character building in and out of the multiple POVs telling the story is absolutely masterful. A great start to this trilogy, and I look forward to the next book! - Ishita Kent, Marketing Coordinator


This is a gorgeous alternate historical fantasy with beautiful world building. Set in Paris in the late 1800s, it's a heist novel but with even more twists and turns than you can imagine - many of them caught me completely by surprise. Chokshi's ability to weave both plot points and character building in and out of the multiple POVs telling the story is absolutely masterful. A great start to this trilogy, and I look forward to the next book! - Ishita Kent, Marketing Coordinator


            

Lost Children Archive: A novel

By Valeria Luiselli

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$27.95
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ISBN: 9780525520610
Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

An altogether brilliant and affecting novel that looks at our current immigration crisis through the lenses of family separation, childhood trauma, and historical memory. Luiselli weaves the story of a nuclear family that is increasingly, emotionally divided with those of families forcibly torn apart by politics, poverty, and border walls. With extraordinary and nuanced writing she draws ideas from acoustics and archival science to depict the indelible scars created by our legacy of violence. Not since Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 has a work of fiction laid bare victims’ painful stories with such boldness and grace. Lost Children Archive is a mirror that forces us to see and feel the hideous brutality of our immigration system. - Lori Feathers, Co-Owner & Adult Book Buyer


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$27.95
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525520610
Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

An altogether brilliant and affecting novel that looks at our current immigration crisis through the lenses of family separation, childhood trauma, and historical memory. Luiselli weaves the story of a nuclear family that is increasingly, emotionally divided with those of families forcibly torn apart by politics, poverty, and border walls. With extraordinary and nuanced writing she draws ideas from acoustics and archival science to depict the indelible scars created by our legacy of violence. Not since Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 has a work of fiction laid bare victims’ painful stories with such boldness and grace. Lost Children Archive is a mirror that forces us to see and feel the hideous brutality of our immigration system. - Lori Feathers, Co-Owner & Adult Book Buyer


An altogether brilliant and affecting novel that looks at our current immigration crisis through the lenses of family separation, childhood trauma, and historical memory. Luiselli weaves the story of a nuclear family that is increasingly, emotionally divided with those of families forcibly torn apart by politics, poverty, and border walls. With extraordinary and nuanced writing she draws ideas from acoustics and archival science to depict the indelible scars created by our legacy of violence. Not since Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 has a work of fiction laid bare victims’ painful stories with such boldness and grace. Lost Children Archive is a mirror that forces us to see and feel the hideous brutality of our immigration system. - Lori Feathers, Co-Owner & Adult Book Buyer


            

The Home Builders

By Varsha Bajaj, Simona Mulazzani (Illustrator)

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By Varsha Bajaj, Simona Mulazzani (Illustrator)
$17.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780399166853
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 12th, 2019

The woods are alive with all the animals building their homes! Beautiful illustrations accompany a poetic description of each of the animal’s homes and how they are constructed. - Lisa Plummer, Children's Book Buyer


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By Varsha Bajaj, Simona Mulazzani (Illustrator)
$17.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780399166853
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 12th, 2019

The woods are alive with all the animals building their homes! Beautiful illustrations accompany a poetic description of each of the animal’s homes and how they are constructed. - Lisa Plummer, Children's Book Buyer


The woods are alive with all the animals building their homes! Beautiful illustrations accompany a poetic description of each of the animal’s homes and how they are constructed. - Lisa Plummer, Children's Book Buyer


            

The Elephant of Surprise (Hap and Leonard)

By Joe R. Lansdale

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316479875
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Mulholland Books - March 19th, 2019

East Texas PI’s Hap and Leonard are on the road again, in an action-filled shoot-’em-up perfect for a rainy afternoon. Heading home after a hard day of sleuthing, Hap and Leonard nearly run down a woman on the highway. Hot on her trail are members of the local Dixie Mafia. Contending with a Hurricane Harvey-like deluge that is pummeling the southeast coast of Texas, the two are kept hopping from one dire situation to the next, relentlessly pursued by the bad guys.

If you’ve not read a Hap and Leonard thriller before, you are in for a good time. Riding along with these two knights errant of East Texas is as entertaining as going on a road trip with your best friends...if your best friends are fairly adept at gunplay. - Brian Weiskopf, Floor Manager


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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316479875
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Mulholland Books - March 19th, 2019

East Texas PI’s Hap and Leonard are on the road again, in an action-filled shoot-’em-up perfect for a rainy afternoon. Heading home after a hard day of sleuthing, Hap and Leonard nearly run down a woman on the highway. Hot on her trail are members of the local Dixie Mafia. Contending with a Hurricane Harvey-like deluge that is pummeling the southeast coast of Texas, the two are kept hopping from one dire situation to the next, relentlessly pursued by the bad guys.

If you’ve not read a Hap and Leonard thriller before, you are in for a good time. Riding along with these two knights errant of East Texas is as entertaining as going on a road trip with your best friends...if your best friends are fairly adept at gunplay. - Brian Weiskopf, Floor Manager


East Texas PI’s Hap and Leonard are on the road again, in an action-filled shoot-’em-up perfect for a rainy afternoon. Heading home after a hard day of sleuthing, Hap and Leonard nearly run down a woman on the highway. Hot on her trail are members of the local Dixie Mafia. Contending with a Hurricane Harvey-like deluge that is pummeling the southeast coast of Texas, the two are kept hopping from one dire situation to the next, relentlessly pursued by the bad guys.

If you’ve not read a Hap and Leonard thriller before, you are in for a good time. Riding along with these two knights errant of East Texas is as entertaining as going on a road trip with your best friends...if your best friends are fairly adept at gunplay. - Brian Weiskopf, Floor Manager


            

Tap Out: Poems

By Edgar Kunz

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781328518125
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

“How my brothers and I / must have looked waiting outside Social Services / while our father went in to sign up for stamps. / Squatting on the curb, hoping we didn’t see / anyone we knew, certain everyone was looking.” Consider these lines in the poem “Graffiti” found in Edgard Kunz’s debut collection, Tap Out. This is one of the most impressive debuts of the year and places Kunz alongside William Brewer and Phillip Levine in taking on the working class as subject. Kunz writes with such clarity and grit, it makes you want to find his characters and do all you can for them. Poverty, addiction, masculinity, identity and heartache are all found here bumping into each other, with Kunz’s lyrical narrative dragging you in. This book is not to be missed. - Tyler Heath, Inventory Manager


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$14.99
ISBN: 9781328518125
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

“How my brothers and I / must have looked waiting outside Social Services / while our father went in to sign up for stamps. / Squatting on the curb, hoping we didn’t see / anyone we knew, certain everyone was looking.” Consider these lines in the poem “Graffiti” found in Edgard Kunz’s debut collection, Tap Out. This is one of the most impressive debuts of the year and places Kunz alongside William Brewer and Phillip Levine in taking on the working class as subject. Kunz writes with such clarity and grit, it makes you want to find his characters and do all you can for them. Poverty, addiction, masculinity, identity and heartache are all found here bumping into each other, with Kunz’s lyrical narrative dragging you in. This book is not to be missed. - Tyler Heath, Inventory Manager


“How my brothers and I / must have looked waiting outside Social Services / while our father went in to sign up for stamps. / Squatting on the curb, hoping we didn’t see / anyone we knew, certain everyone was looking.” Consider these lines in the poem “Graffiti” found in Edgard Kunz’s debut collection, Tap Out. This is one of the most impressive debuts of the year and places Kunz alongside William Brewer and Phillip Levine in taking on the working class as subject. Kunz writes with such clarity and grit, it makes you want to find his characters and do all you can for them. Poverty, addiction, masculinity, identity and heartache are all found here bumping into each other, with Kunz’s lyrical narrative dragging you in. This book is not to be missed. - Tyler Heath, Inventory Manager

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Elizabeth McCracken may not write a lot, but, to paraphrase Mike Conovan from the Hepburn/Tracy movie Pat and Mike, “what’s there is cherce.” Her fresh, new novel, Bowlaway, is a humorous, tender, and quirky look at family, and the ties that bind them not only in blood, but in geography as well. In this case, it’s not the old family manse (though there is one of those) that becomes the focal point of the family, but the candlestick bowling alley built by the matriarch of this loosely-joined clan, Bertha Truitt.

 

In true oddball fashion, the novel begins with the discovery of Bertha Truitt “in the Salford Cemetery, but aboveground and alive.” How she got to the cemetery in a small town in Massachusetts no one knows and she can’t answer, and there are no footprints in the frost leading to where she lies. Of the two men who find her and come to her aid, one is a doctor originally from Canada, Leviticus Sprague, who eventually marries her, and the other, Joe Wear, a boy in his late teens who also shares Bertha’s love for bowling.

 

Spanning as it does the beginning to the end of the last century, the upheavals in the larger society are played out in microcosm in Salford and in the bowling alley. Bertha is an independent and brash woman, immune to the catcalls of the boys in town who see her riding her bicycle in her split skirt or laughing uproariously (and, thus, in unladylike fashion) at the newspaper comics. Her prodigious bosom (of which much is made of in the novel) seems to be more defensive armor than motherly appurtenances. In her own particular blow for equality, she refuses to put up a cloth barrier between female and male bowlers, insisting that it was wrong for her “to protect somebody else’s modesty.”

 

Though Bertha is a presence throughout the novel, her actual story ends abruptly near the beginning, and it is the offshoots of her life that carry the story. As McCracken writes near the end of the novel: “People look into genealogy to find ancestors, but ancestors beget descendants in all directions, until the little boat of your family is swamped with cousins of every degree and removal. It’s possible that one or two will be interesting but mostly the study of genealogy will make you believe that being one of your people is common as dirt.” In truth, Bertha’s one child with Dr. Sprague, Minna, does seem to have what most of us would consider the ideal life. After Bertha’s death, Minna is sent to Canada to live with her father’s people, and she becomes a jazz drummer who appears in several Hollywood movies made during World War II. While Minna drops in from time to time, deus ex machina-like, it is those “common as dirt” people from Salford who are the real subjects of this story. Bertha’s erstwhile husband, Nahum, appears after her death, claiming to be her son and so the rightful heir to her bowling alley. He marries Minna’s nanny, and their two sons think they are half-brothers to Minna… and the ripples continue moving out from that fateful day when Bertha was found in the cemetery.

 

By pure serendipity, I read Bowlaway immediately after reading Min Jin Lee’s award winning novel Pachinko, and I found the parallels between the two novels interesting. Set in roughly the same time period, Lee’s and McCracken’s exploration of love and family have those same Dickensian tropes of secret parentages or family ties, orphans, and disrupted inheritances. But where Lee’s novel is weighted down by an Asian culture that puts high prices on honor and the dire consequences that shame will bring to a family, McCracken’s novel, in true American fashion, eschews shame for a hardy and humorous independence and is feather-light by comparison.


            

Bowlaway: A Novel

By Elizabeth McCracken

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$30.79
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ISBN: 9780062862853
Published: Ecco - February 5th, 2019

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ISBN: 9780062862853
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The holidays are here! With the cold weather (finally) making its way to Dallas, it's the perfect time to cuddle up with a blanket, a mug of something warm, and a good book. Here are our staff's recommendations for good reads for the season.


            

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

By Joseph J. Ellis

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$27.95
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ISBN: 9780385353427
Published: Knopf - October 16th, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph J. Ellis returns with the perfectly formatted book on history and political discourse. What if we could ask the founding fathers their thoughts on our contemporary conflicts? Would we listen? Do their original words still speak to us? Were they hypocritical? Ellis takes on the premise of showcasing a founder’s writings against current global and national crisis. This is what history can do: it can pull the past and the present toward each other to make sense of what may feel impossible to understand. - Tyler Heath


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$27.95
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780385353427
Published: Knopf - October 16th, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph J. Ellis returns with the perfectly formatted book on history and political discourse. What if we could ask the founding fathers their thoughts on our contemporary conflicts? Would we listen? Do their original words still speak to us? Were they hypocritical? Ellis takes on the premise of showcasing a founder’s writings against current global and national crisis. This is what history can do: it can pull the past and the present toward each other to make sense of what may feel impossible to understand. - Tyler Heath


Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph J. Ellis returns with the perfectly formatted book on history and political discourse. What if we could ask the founding fathers their thoughts on our contemporary conflicts? Would we listen? Do their original words still speak to us? Were they hypocritical? Ellis takes on the premise of showcasing a founder’s writings against current global and national crisis. This is what history can do: it can pull the past and the present toward each other to make sense of what may feel impossible to understand. - Tyler Heath


            

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

By John Carreyrou

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup By John Carreyrou Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524731656
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner John Carreyrou returns with this year’s true crime thriller where he takes on the failed Silicon Valley startup Theranos. Carreyrou gets incredibly close to the dismantling of what could have been another Steve Jobs if not for the fraud. A book you will not want to give up after you’ve bought it for someone else. This is what good reporting can do. Wow! - Tyler Heath


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup By John Carreyrou Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524731656
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner John Carreyrou returns with this year’s true crime thriller where he takes on the failed Silicon Valley startup Theranos. Carreyrou gets incredibly close to the dismantling of what could have been another Steve Jobs if not for the fraud. A book you will not want to give up after you’ve bought it for someone else. This is what good reporting can do. Wow! - Tyler Heath


Pulitzer Prize winner John Carreyrou returns with this year’s true crime thriller where he takes on the failed Silicon Valley startup Theranos. Carreyrou gets incredibly close to the dismantling of what could have been another Steve Jobs if not for the fraud. A book you will not want to give up after you’ve bought it for someone else. This is what good reporting can do. Wow! - Tyler Heath


            

Bridge of Clay (Signed Edition)

By Markus Zusak

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$26.00
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ISBN: 9780375845598
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Masterful storyteller, Zusak, has returned after the long wait since the publication of his widely acclaimed The Book Thief. Bridge of Clay is an epic tale about a family of brothers, the past that still haunts them, and the bridge that will be built to save them. Zusak’s writing is as brilliant as it comes as he weaves his way in and out of the generations and events that brought this family to where they are. You will want to begin it again when you finish, just to savor his writing once more.  - Lisa Plummer


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$26.00
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780375845598
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Masterful storyteller, Zusak, has returned after the long wait since the publication of his widely acclaimed The Book Thief. Bridge of Clay is an epic tale about a family of brothers, the past that still haunts them, and the bridge that will be built to save them. Zusak’s writing is as brilliant as it comes as he weaves his way in and out of the generations and events that brought this family to where they are. You will want to begin it again when you finish, just to savor his writing once more.  - Lisa Plummer


Masterful storyteller, Zusak, has returned after the long wait since the publication of his widely acclaimed The Book Thief. Bridge of Clay is an epic tale about a family of brothers, the past that still haunts them, and the bridge that will be built to save them. Zusak’s writing is as brilliant as it comes as he weaves his way in and out of the generations and events that brought this family to where they are. You will want to begin it again when you finish, just to savor his writing once more.  - Lisa Plummer


            

The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek

By Mari Mancusi

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ISBN: 9781368010849
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 20th, 2018

Secret codes, time travel, and video games - everything you expect to find in a brand new retelling of King Arthur’s tales. The Camelot Code follows a young Arthur of Camelot as he accidentally finds himself in the 21st Century, and upon googling his not-so-happily-ever-after in store for him upon his return, he decides to stay in the 21st Century. It’s now up to best friends Sophie and Stu to find a way to get Arthur back to his time or risk the fate of their world as they know it. Full of adventure, cheat codes, exciting puzzles, and magical battles - The Camelot Code is a fun and fast-paced read for gamers and fantasy fans of every age. - Dabney Rice


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ISBN: 9781368010849
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 20th, 2018

Secret codes, time travel, and video games - everything you expect to find in a brand new retelling of King Arthur’s tales. The Camelot Code follows a young Arthur of Camelot as he accidentally finds himself in the 21st Century, and upon googling his not-so-happily-ever-after in store for him upon his return, he decides to stay in the 21st Century. It’s now up to best friends Sophie and Stu to find a way to get Arthur back to his time or risk the fate of their world as they know it. Full of adventure, cheat codes, exciting puzzles, and magical battles - The Camelot Code is a fun and fast-paced read for gamers and fantasy fans of every age. - Dabney Rice


Secret codes, time travel, and video games - everything you expect to find in a brand new retelling of King Arthur’s tales. The Camelot Code follows a young Arthur of Camelot as he accidentally finds himself in the 21st Century, and upon googling his not-so-happily-ever-after in store for him upon his return, he decides to stay in the 21st Century. It’s now up to best friends Sophie and Stu to find a way to get Arthur back to his time or risk the fate of their world as they know it. Full of adventure, cheat codes, exciting puzzles, and magical battles - The Camelot Code is a fun and fast-paced read for gamers and fantasy fans of every age. - Dabney Rice


            

Cherry: A novel

By Nico Walker

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$26.95
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ISBN: 9780525520139
Published: Knopf - August 14th, 2018

Nico Walker’s Cherry almost reads like a William S. Burroughs book: gritty, aggressive, smart. Walker is still serving a prison sentence upon his return from fighting overseas and this novel was composed during that time (his author photo is his mugshot). Cherry takes on drug addiction, PTSD, the working class and war with vulnerability. The perfect book for someone wanting a challenge. - Tyler Heath


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$26.95
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ISBN: 9780525520139
Published: Knopf - August 14th, 2018

Nico Walker’s Cherry almost reads like a William S. Burroughs book: gritty, aggressive, smart. Walker is still serving a prison sentence upon his return from fighting overseas and this novel was composed during that time (his author photo is his mugshot). Cherry takes on drug addiction, PTSD, the working class and war with vulnerability. The perfect book for someone wanting a challenge. - Tyler Heath


Nico Walker’s Cherry almost reads like a William S. Burroughs book: gritty, aggressive, smart. Walker is still serving a prison sentence upon his return from fighting overseas and this novel was composed during that time (his author photo is his mugshot). Cherry takes on drug addiction, PTSD, the working class and war with vulnerability. The perfect book for someone wanting a challenge. - Tyler Heath


            

Chopin's Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music

By Paul Kildea

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$30.75
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ISBN: 9780393652222
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 14th, 2018

A different kind of a biography—one of an elegantly crafted inanimate object, its voyages around the world and its impact on the lives of those who came in contact with it. A fascinating account of a one-of-a-kind piano’s journey through music history. - Carlos Guajardo-Molina


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$30.75
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ISBN: 9780393652222
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 14th, 2018

A different kind of a biography—one of an elegantly crafted inanimate object, its voyages around the world and its impact on the lives of those who came in contact with it. A fascinating account of a one-of-a-kind piano’s journey through music history. - Carlos Guajardo-Molina


A different kind of a biography—one of an elegantly crafted inanimate object, its voyages around the world and its impact on the lives of those who came in contact with it. A fascinating account of a one-of-a-kind piano’s journey through music history. - Carlos Guajardo-Molina


            

Circe

By Madeline Miller

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

Miller is back at it again with another ambitious retelling of one of the world’s most beloved classics. Using the same epic style as the original text, we follow Circe instead of Odysseus for this tale. Spanning hundreds of years, we see Circe’s transformation from a young goddess to a reviled and exiled witch, banished to Aeaea. We get to see her dynamic motivations for every action she took in the Odyssey. Filled with resilience, independence, and heart, you will not want to leave this epic tale when it comes to its close.  - Rhiannon Lomonaco


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$30.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

Miller is back at it again with another ambitious retelling of one of the world’s most beloved classics. Using the same epic style as the original text, we follow Circe instead of Odysseus for this tale. Spanning hundreds of years, we see Circe’s transformation from a young goddess to a reviled and exiled witch, banished to Aeaea. We get to see her dynamic motivations for every action she took in the Odyssey. Filled with resilience, independence, and heart, you will not want to leave this epic tale when it comes to its close.  - Rhiannon Lomonaco


Miller is back at it again with another ambitious retelling of one of the world’s most beloved classics. Using the same epic style as the original text, we follow Circe instead of Odysseus for this tale. Spanning hundreds of years, we see Circe’s transformation from a young goddess to a reviled and exiled witch, banished to Aeaea. We get to see her dynamic motivations for every action she took in the Odyssey. Filled with resilience, independence, and heart, you will not want to leave this epic tale when it comes to its close.  - Rhiannon Lomonaco


            

City of Thieves: A Novel

By David Benioff

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780452295292
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

David Benioff's historical novel unfolds like a gritty fairy-tale. During the siege of Leningrad, a boy named Lev finds an ejected German pilot and rifiles the dead pilot's pack for food. Lev is captured by Soviet patrolmen and taken to the menacing Colonel Grechko for judgement. Grechko claims the pilot's body is Soviet property and finds Lev guilty of stealing from the state. The sentence is death. In a cold cell, Lev befriends Kolya, a young deserter who is also awaiting execution. Reprieve comes in an unusual form. Grechko's daughter is getting married and he want's her to have a cake.  The war has made it difficult to collect all the ingredients. And so he sends Lev and Kolya out to find a dozen eggs, promising to set them free if they complete the errand. Lev and Kolya go into the starving city and behind enemy lines to search for eggs, encountering cannibals, black marketeers, and and German patrols. This is a terrific read. - Richard Bailey


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$17.00
ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

David Benioff's historical novel unfolds like a gritty fairy-tale. During the siege of Leningrad, a boy named Lev finds an ejected German pilot and rifiles the dead pilot's pack for food. Lev is captured by Soviet patrolmen and taken to the menacing Colonel Grechko for judgement. Grechko claims the pilot's body is Soviet property and finds Lev guilty of stealing from the state. The sentence is death. In a cold cell, Lev befriends Kolya, a young deserter who is also awaiting execution. Reprieve comes in an unusual form. Grechko's daughter is getting married and he want's her to have a cake.  The war has made it difficult to collect all the ingredients. And so he sends Lev and Kolya out to find a dozen eggs, promising to set them free if they complete the errand. Lev and Kolya go into the starving city and behind enemy lines to search for eggs, encountering cannibals, black marketeers, and and German patrols. This is a terrific read. - Richard Bailey


David Benioff's historical novel unfolds like a gritty fairy-tale. During the siege of Leningrad, a boy named Lev finds an ejected German pilot and rifiles the dead pilot's pack for food. Lev is captured by Soviet patrolmen and taken to the menacing Colonel Grechko for judgement. Grechko claims the pilot's body is Soviet property and finds Lev guilty of stealing from the state. The sentence is death. In a cold cell, Lev befriends Kolya, a young deserter who is also awaiting execution. Reprieve comes in an unusual form. Grechko's daughter is getting married and he want's her to have a cake.  The war has made it difficult to collect all the ingredients. And so he sends Lev and Kolya out to find a dozen eggs, promising to set them free if they complete the errand. Lev and Kolya go into the starving city and behind enemy lines to search for eggs, encountering cannibals, black marketeers, and and German patrols. This is a terrific read. - Richard Bailey


            

Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

By Ina Garten

Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook By Ina Garten Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 23rd, 2018

Ina has done it again with her latest book that is the perfect gift for the accomplished cook or the beginner. The Baked Pasta with Eggplant, page 83, is delicious as is the Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisée, page 95. - Nancy Perot


Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook By Ina Garten Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 23rd, 2018

Ina has done it again with her latest book that is the perfect gift for the accomplished cook or the beginner. The Baked Pasta with Eggplant, page 83, is delicious as is the Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisée, page 95. - Nancy Perot


Ina has done it again with her latest book that is the perfect gift for the accomplished cook or the beginner. The Baked Pasta with Eggplant, page 83, is delicious as is the Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisée, page 95. - Nancy Perot


            

Educated: A Memoir

By Tara Westover

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

Educated is my favorite new memoir about a young woman escaping her abusive family through her education, but also a brilliantly written reminder of how easily our memories can be twisted against us. Woven throughout with themes of home, memory and family, Educated is the best memoir I’ve read. If you try only one memoir this year, make it this one. - Tom Blute


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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

Educated is my favorite new memoir about a young woman escaping her abusive family through her education, but also a brilliantly written reminder of how easily our memories can be twisted against us. Woven throughout with themes of home, memory and family, Educated is the best memoir I’ve read. If you try only one memoir this year, make it this one. - Tom Blute


Educated is my favorite new memoir about a young woman escaping her abusive family through her education, but also a brilliantly written reminder of how easily our memories can be twisted against us. Woven throughout with themes of home, memory and family, Educated is the best memoir I’ve read. If you try only one memoir this year, make it this one. - Tom Blute


            

The Family Tabor: A Novel

By Cherise Wolas

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ISBN: 9781250081452
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 17th, 2018

Simply the best novel I have read this year. Wolas has a richly descriptive writing style and she weaves a fascinating story of a prominent family gathering to honor their father as he receives “The Man of the Decade” award in Palm Springs. Set over the course of one weekend, long hidden stories emerge that ultimately, and at a price, allow every family member to be free of long carried secrets. - Nancy Perot


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ISBN: 9781250081452
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flatiron Books - July 17th, 2018

Simply the best novel I have read this year. Wolas has a richly descriptive writing style and she weaves a fascinating story of a prominent family gathering to honor their father as he receives “The Man of the Decade” award in Palm Springs. Set over the course of one weekend, long hidden stories emerge that ultimately, and at a price, allow every family member to be free of long carried secrets. - Nancy Perot


Simply the best novel I have read this year. Wolas has a richly descriptive writing style and she weaves a fascinating story of a prominent family gathering to honor their father as he receives “The Man of the Decade” award in Palm Springs. Set over the course of one weekend, long hidden stories emerge that ultimately, and at a price, allow every family member to be free of long carried secrets. - Nancy Perot


            

The Friend: A Novel

By Sigrid Nunez

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$25.00
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ISBN: 9780735219441
Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

This year's winner of the National Book Award for fiction will warm your soul this holiday season. A charming story that follows a woman grieving from the death of her close friend, all that she has left of him is his dog. The woman and her new friend support each other through their grief, threat of eviction and ultimately give each other support when they both needed it the most. The triumph of human-canine connection will leave you hopeful this holiday season. - Mary-Louise Ryan


The Friend: A Novel By Sigrid Nunez Cover Image
$25.00
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780735219441
Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

This year's winner of the National Book Award for fiction will warm your soul this holiday season. A charming story that follows a woman grieving from the death of her close friend, all that she has left of him is his dog. The woman and her new friend support each other through their grief, threat of eviction and ultimately give each other support when they both needed it the most. The triumph of human-canine connection will leave you hopeful this holiday season. - Mary-Louise Ryan


This year's winner of the National Book Award for fiction will warm your soul this holiday season. A charming story that follows a woman grieving from the death of her close friend, all that she has left of him is his dog. The woman and her new friend support each other through their grief, threat of eviction and ultimately give each other support when they both needed it the most. The triumph of human-canine connection will leave you hopeful this holiday season. - Mary-Louise Ryan


            

The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together

By Thomas Ramge, Jan Schwochow, Adrian Garcia-Landa

The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together By Thomas Ramge, Jan Schwochow, Adrian Garcia-Landa (Contributions by) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781615195176
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: The Experiment - October 23rd, 2018

99 infographics that will illuminate and clarify all the complexities of the global international economy! You’re sure to find some factoid or concept that is new! - Tom Blute


The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together By Thomas Ramge, Jan Schwochow, Adrian Garcia-Landa (Contributions by) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781615195176
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: The Experiment - October 23rd, 2018

99 infographics that will illuminate and clarify all the complexities of the global international economy! You’re sure to find some factoid or concept that is new! - Tom Blute


99 infographics that will illuminate and clarify all the complexities of the global international economy! You’re sure to find some factoid or concept that is new! - Tom Blute


            

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You

By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

HAMILTON's Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winner turns out to be brilliant at the pep talk, too. With this charmer of a book, he gives us a compilation of affirmations to help start each day without “getting lost in the comments section of life” (brilliant, see?) and end each day with wise words of encouragement. You'll want it on your bedside as well as under the tree gift-wrapped for your favorite people; it’s an upbeat book of comfort for any age, for people from any walk of life, and it’s priced just right for a little extra present.  - Kyle Hall


Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

HAMILTON's Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winner turns out to be brilliant at the pep talk, too. With this charmer of a book, he gives us a compilation of affirmations to help start each day without “getting lost in the comments section of life” (brilliant, see?) and end each day with wise words of encouragement. You'll want it on your bedside as well as under the tree gift-wrapped for your favorite people; it’s an upbeat book of comfort for any age, for people from any walk of life, and it’s priced just right for a little extra present.  - Kyle Hall


HAMILTON's Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winner turns out to be brilliant at the pep talk, too. With this charmer of a book, he gives us a compilation of affirmations to help start each day without “getting lost in the comments section of life” (brilliant, see?) and end each day with wise words of encouragement. You'll want it on your bedside as well as under the tree gift-wrapped for your favorite people; it’s an upbeat book of comfort for any age, for people from any walk of life, and it’s priced just right for a little extra present.  - Kyle Hall


            

Highest Mountain, Smallest Star: A Visual Compendium of Wonders

By Kate Baker, Page Tsou (Illustrator)

Highest Mountain, Smallest Star: A Visual Compendium of Wonders By Kate Baker, Page Tsou (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Baker, Page Tsou (Illustrator)
$24.20
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ISBN: 9781536204056
Published: Big Picture Press - October 23rd, 2018

Exquisite illustrations are paired with wonderful facts about nature’s superlatives. The oldest living trees, the longest bird migration, the highest waterfalls and many more interesting facts will keep readers intrigued for hours. This is a children’s book, but will be loved by all, as it is one of the most beautiful books in the store this season. - Lisa Plummer


Highest Mountain, Smallest Star: A Visual Compendium of Wonders By Kate Baker, Page Tsou (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Baker, Page Tsou (Illustrator)
$24.20
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781536204056
Published: Big Picture Press - October 23rd, 2018

Exquisite illustrations are paired with wonderful facts about nature’s superlatives. The oldest living trees, the longest bird migration, the highest waterfalls and many more interesting facts will keep readers intrigued for hours. This is a children’s book, but will be loved by all, as it is one of the most beautiful books in the store this season. - Lisa Plummer


Exquisite illustrations are paired with wonderful facts about nature’s superlatives. The oldest living trees, the longest bird migration, the highest waterfalls and many more interesting facts will keep readers intrigued for hours. This is a children’s book, but will be loved by all, as it is one of the most beautiful books in the store this season. - Lisa Plummer


            

Honeybee Hotel: The Waldorf Astoria's Rooftop Garden and the Heart of NYC

By Leslie Day

Honeybee Hotel: The Waldorf Astoria's Rooftop Garden and the Heart of NYC By Leslie Day Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781421426242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - October 31st, 2018

A charming story of how nature checked into New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria and made the community a better place. Leslie Day weaves natural history, gardening, beekeeping, New York history and food into a thoughtful and engaging conversational narrative. Carlos Guajardo-Molina


Honeybee Hotel: The Waldorf Astoria's Rooftop Garden and the Heart of NYC By Leslie Day Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781421426242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - October 31st, 2018

A charming story of how nature checked into New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria and made the community a better place. Leslie Day weaves natural history, gardening, beekeeping, New York history and food into a thoughtful and engaging conversational narrative. Carlos Guajardo-Molina


A charming story of how nature checked into New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria and made the community a better place. Leslie Day weaves natural history, gardening, beekeeping, New York history and food into a thoughtful and engaging conversational narrative. Carlos Guajardo-Molina


            

How 'Bout Them Cowboys?: Inside the Huddle with the Stars and Legends of America's Team

By Gary Myers

How 'Bout Them Cowboys?: Inside the Huddle with the Stars and Legends of America's Team By Gary Myers Cover Image
$30.80
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ISBN: 9781538762349
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 9th, 2018

NFL expert and journalist Gary Myers explores America’s Team with his insider access to Jerry Jones, the players, and the managers. With the most up-to-date and indepth research of the most valuable sports franchise in the world, HOW ‘BOUT THEM COWBOYS is the perfect holiday gift for the sports enthusiast in your life. - Tom Blute


How 'Bout Them Cowboys?: Inside the Huddle with the Stars and Legends of America's Team By Gary Myers Cover Image
$30.80
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781538762349
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 9th, 2018

NFL expert and journalist Gary Myers explores America’s Team with his insider access to Jerry Jones, the players, and the managers. With the most up-to-date and indepth research of the most valuable sports franchise in the world, HOW ‘BOUT THEM COWBOYS is the perfect holiday gift for the sports enthusiast in your life. - Tom Blute


NFL expert and journalist Gary Myers explores America’s Team with his insider access to Jerry Jones, the players, and the managers. With the most up-to-date and indepth research of the most valuable sports franchise in the world, HOW ‘BOUT THEM COWBOYS is the perfect holiday gift for the sports enthusiast in your life. - Tom Blute


            

I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff

By Abbi Jacobson

I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff By Abbi Jacobson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538713297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 30th, 2018

Looking for the perfect light couch read this holiday season? Jacobson's new memoir is a delightful cuddling companion. As the reader follows the solo cross-country adventure of Jacobson, her witty and smart commentary leaves the reader feeling like they are drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Essay's are accompanied by sweet drawings that owe homage to the music, literature and art Jacobson was exposed to while on her journey.  This memoir is thoughtful, funny, and above all inspiring. - Mary-Louise Ryan


I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff By Abbi Jacobson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538713297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 30th, 2018

Looking for the perfect light couch read this holiday season? Jacobson's new memoir is a delightful cuddling companion. As the reader follows the solo cross-country adventure of Jacobson, her witty and smart commentary leaves the reader feeling like they are drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Essay's are accompanied by sweet drawings that owe homage to the music, literature and art Jacobson was exposed to while on her journey.  This memoir is thoughtful, funny, and above all inspiring. - Mary-Louise Ryan


Looking for the perfect light couch read this holiday season? Jacobson's new memoir is a delightful cuddling companion. As the reader follows the solo cross-country adventure of Jacobson, her witty and smart commentary leaves the reader feeling like they are drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Essay's are accompanied by sweet drawings that owe homage to the music, literature and art Jacobson was exposed to while on her journey.  This memoir is thoughtful, funny, and above all inspiring. - Mary-Louise Ryan


            

Journey of the Pale Bear

By Susan Fletcher

Journey of the Pale Bear By Susan Fletcher Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534420779
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 2nd, 2018

Based on the true story of a “pale bear”, given as a gift from King Henry III of England to the King of Norway in 1251, this wonderful tale has it all - fascinting history, a grand adventure and most of all the story of friendship and compassion between a boy and a polar bear crossing the sea together. - Lisa Plummer


Journey of the Pale Bear By Susan Fletcher Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534420779
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 2nd, 2018

Based on the true story of a “pale bear”, given as a gift from King Henry III of England to the King of Norway in 1251, this wonderful tale has it all - fascinting history, a grand adventure and most of all the story of friendship and compassion between a boy and a polar bear crossing the sea together. - Lisa Plummer


Based on the true story of a “pale bear”, given as a gift from King Henry III of England to the King of Norway in 1251, this wonderful tale has it all - fascinting history, a grand adventure and most of all the story of friendship and compassion between a boy and a polar bear crossing the sea together. - Lisa Plummer


            

The Library Book

By Susan Orlean

The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
$28.00
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781476740188
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Orlean, author of the Orchid Thief, has written a fascinating tale about the fire in 1986 that destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library. “A riveting mix of true crime, history, biography and Immersion journalism”, according to Booklist. I could not have said it better myself. - Nancy Perot


The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
$28.00
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781476740188
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Orlean, author of the Orchid Thief, has written a fascinating tale about the fire in 1986 that destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library. “A riveting mix of true crime, history, biography and Immersion journalism”, according to Booklist. I could not have said it better myself. - Nancy Perot


Orlean, author of the Orchid Thief, has written a fascinating tale about the fire in 1986 that destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library. “A riveting mix of true crime, history, biography and Immersion journalism”, according to Booklist. I could not have said it better myself. - Nancy Perot


            

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

By Neil MacGregor

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples By Neil MacGregor Cover Image
$44.00
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ISBN: 9780525521464
Published: Knopf - October 30th, 2018

Beautifully illustrated with selections from the British Museum, and written by its former museum director Neil MacGregor, this book is not the study of religion but a discussion of how a shared system of religious beliefs impacts the community in which it is practiced and how this informs this community’s place in the world.  From the largest world-wide religions to the smallest local, tribal practices, this book is a treasure trove of insight into societies’ customs, symbolism, lore and legend.  - Brian Weiskopf


Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples By Neil MacGregor Cover Image
$44.00
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525521464
Published: Knopf - October 30th, 2018

Beautifully illustrated with selections from the British Museum, and written by its former museum director Neil MacGregor, this book is not the study of religion but a discussion of how a shared system of religious beliefs impacts the community in which it is practiced and how this informs this community’s place in the world.  From the largest world-wide religions to the smallest local, tribal practices, this book is a treasure trove of insight into societies’ customs, symbolism, lore and legend.  - Brian Weiskopf


Beautifully illustrated with selections from the British Museum, and written by its former museum director Neil MacGregor, this book is not the study of religion but a discussion of how a shared system of religious beliefs impacts the community in which it is practiced and how this informs this community’s place in the world.  From the largest world-wide religions to the smallest local, tribal practices, this book is a treasure trove of insight into societies’ customs, symbolism, lore and legend.  - Brian Weiskopf


            

Louisiana's Way Home

By Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana's Way Home By Kate DiCamillo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763694630
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

One of my favorite children’s authors has given life again to one of her previous characters who will once again wrap her heart around yours. When Louisianna Elefante’s Granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to begin a journey from which she has no plan of return, Louisianna has to fight the winds of fate to find her way home. This beautiful story is about the family we make and the places that can feel like home even when they are far from where we started. - Lisa Plummer


Louisiana's Way Home By Kate DiCamillo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763694630
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

One of my favorite children’s authors has given life again to one of her previous characters who will once again wrap her heart around yours. When Louisianna Elefante’s Granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to begin a journey from which she has no plan of return, Louisianna has to fight the winds of fate to find her way home. This beautiful story is about the family we make and the places that can feel like home even when they are far from where we started. - Lisa Plummer


One of my favorite children’s authors has given life again to one of her previous characters who will once again wrap her heart around yours. When Louisianna Elefante’s Granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to begin a journey from which she has no plan of return, Louisianna has to fight the winds of fate to find her way home. This beautiful story is about the family we make and the places that can feel like home even when they are far from where we started. - Lisa Plummer


            

The Lost Words

By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)

The Lost Words By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781487005382
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: 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, some forty common words concerning nature were dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these “lost words” included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail--a powerful sign of the growing gulf between childhood and the natural world. Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, celebrating the wonder and importance of everyday nature. - Lori Feathers


The Lost Words By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781487005382
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: 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, some forty common words concerning nature were dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these “lost words” included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail--a powerful sign of the growing gulf between childhood and the natural world. Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, celebrating the wonder and importance of everyday nature. - Lori Feathers


In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary — widely used in schools around the world — was published, some forty common words concerning nature were dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these “lost words” included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail--a powerful sign of the growing gulf between childhood and the natural world. Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, celebrating the wonder and importance of everyday nature. - Lori Feathers


            

Love Is Blind: A novel

By William Boyd

Love Is Blind: A novel By William Boyd Cover Image
$29.65
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525655268
Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2018

Subtitled The Rapture of Brodie Moncur, this picaresque follows the life and loves of Scottish piano tuner Brodie as he navigates through fin-de-siecle Paris and St. Petersburg. More earthy than comparable novel The Gentleman in Moscow, this is a delightful and often humorous story and, according to those reviewers who are more familiar with Boyd’s works, a harkening back to his earlier novels. Since this is my first foray into his writing, I look forward to reading his others, especially Any Human Heart. - Brian Weiskopf


Love Is Blind: A novel By William Boyd Cover Image
$29.65
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525655268
Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2018

Subtitled The Rapture of Brodie Moncur, this picaresque follows the life and loves of Scottish piano tuner Brodie as he navigates through fin-de-siecle Paris and St. Petersburg. More earthy than comparable novel The Gentleman in Moscow, this is a delightful and often humorous story and, according to those reviewers who are more familiar with Boyd’s works, a harkening back to his earlier novels. Since this is my first foray into his writing, I look forward to reading his others, especially Any Human Heart. - Brian Weiskopf


Subtitled The Rapture of Brodie Moncur, this picaresque follows the life and loves of Scottish piano tuner Brodie as he navigates through fin-de-siecle Paris and St. Petersburg. More earthy than comparable novel The Gentleman in Moscow, this is a delightful and often humorous story and, according to those reviewers who are more familiar with Boyd’s works, a harkening back to his earlier novels. Since this is my first foray into his writing, I look forward to reading his others, especially Any Human Heart. - Brian Weiskopf


            

Origins of a Journey: History's Greatest Adventures Marked by Ambition, Necessity, and Madness

By Daniel Grogan

Origins of a Journey: History's Greatest Adventures Marked by Ambition, Necessity, and Madness By Daniel Grogan Cover Image
$27.45
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781604338041
Published: Cider Mill Press - September 4th, 2018

A great gift for the history buff who consumes knowledge in delectable tidbits, Origins of a Journey features more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures. - Carlos Guajardo-Molina


Origins of a Journey: History's Greatest Adventures Marked by Ambition, Necessity, and Madness By Daniel Grogan Cover Image
$27.45
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781604338041
Published: Cider Mill Press - September 4th, 2018

A great gift for the history buff who consumes knowledge in delectable tidbits, Origins of a Journey features more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures. - Carlos Guajardo-Molina


A great gift for the history buff who consumes knowledge in delectable tidbits, Origins of a Journey features more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures. - Carlos Guajardo-Molina


            

Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #1)

By Rachel Cusk

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081544
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Picador - February 9th, 2016

Rachel Cusk is a wise and compelling writer. Outline is the first book in a trilogy about a writer named Faye, who is overcoming loss. These books do not have a consecutive plot, but that hardly matters. Outline, like the books that follow, Transit  and Kudos, are about bearing witness. They will quietly break your heart and remind you how fruitful it is to listen, really listen, to other people when they talk through their troubles and share their stories.  - Richard Bailey


Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #1) By Rachel Cusk Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081544
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Picador - February 9th, 2016

Rachel Cusk is a wise and compelling writer. Outline is the first book in a trilogy about a writer named Faye, who is overcoming loss. These books do not have a consecutive plot, but that hardly matters. Outline, like the books that follow, Transit  and Kudos, are about bearing witness. They will quietly break your heart and remind you how fruitful it is to listen, really listen, to other people when they talk through their troubles and share their stories.  - Richard Bailey


Rachel Cusk is a wise and compelling writer. Outline is the first book in a trilogy about a writer named Faye, who is overcoming loss. These books do not have a consecutive plot, but that hardly matters. Outline, like the books that follow, Transit  and Kudos, are about bearing witness. They will quietly break your heart and remind you how fruitful it is to listen, really listen, to other people when they talk through their troubles and share their stories.  - Richard Bailey


            

Sadie: A Novel

By Courtney Summers

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250105714
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

Our first YA book club pick of the new year is here! Sadie is a riveting and deeply harrowing tale of an older sister’s devotion to her sibling. When Sadie’s younger sister winds up murdered, Sadie is determined to hunt down the killer on her own. Radio personality West McCray hears her story and takes off after her, documenting his search through podcast. Will he find her before it’s too late? Read and find out, then join us to discuss on January 8th at 7pm! - Rhiannon Lomonaco


Sadie: A Novel By Courtney Summers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250105714
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

Our first YA book club pick of the new year is here! Sadie is a riveting and deeply harrowing tale of an older sister’s devotion to her sibling. When Sadie’s younger sister winds up murdered, Sadie is determined to hunt down the killer on her own. Radio personality West McCray hears her story and takes off after her, documenting his search through podcast. Will he find her before it’s too late? Read and find out, then join us to discuss on January 8th at 7pm! - Rhiannon Lomonaco


Our first YA book club pick of the new year is here! Sadie is a riveting and deeply harrowing tale of an older sister’s devotion to her sibling. When Sadie’s younger sister winds up murdered, Sadie is determined to hunt down the killer on her own. Radio personality West McCray hears her story and takes off after her, documenting his search through podcast. Will he find her before it’s too late? Read and find out, then join us to discuss on January 8th at 7pm! - Rhiannon Lomonaco


            

Sawkill Girls

By Claire Legrand

Sawkill Girls By Claire Legrand Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062696601
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

This YA fantasy novel brings us a timely message about female solidarity and support. LeGrand weaves an eerie story that functions as an extended metaphor for the ways in which patriarchy seeks to oppress and commodify women. Told as a mystery surrounding the disappearance of several young girls over the past few years on the remote island of Sawkill Rock, we soon discover that the monster lurking there is far scarier than anyone predicted. You will fall in love with the diverse trio of girls who lead the story, and their strength to see things through.  - Rhiannon Lomonaco


Sawkill Girls By Claire Legrand Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062696601
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

This YA fantasy novel brings us a timely message about female solidarity and support. LeGrand weaves an eerie story that functions as an extended metaphor for the ways in which patriarchy seeks to oppress and commodify women. Told as a mystery surrounding the disappearance of several young girls over the past few years on the remote island of Sawkill Rock, we soon discover that the monster lurking there is far scarier than anyone predicted. You will fall in love with the diverse trio of girls who lead the story, and their strength to see things through.  - Rhiannon Lomonaco


This YA fantasy novel brings us a timely message about female solidarity and support. LeGrand weaves an eerie story that functions as an extended metaphor for the ways in which patriarchy seeks to oppress and commodify women. Told as a mystery surrounding the disappearance of several young girls over the past few years on the remote island of Sawkill Rock, we soon discover that the monster lurking there is far scarier than anyone predicted. You will fall in love with the diverse trio of girls who lead the story, and their strength to see things through.  - Rhiannon Lomonaco


            

The Sisters of the Winter Wood

By Rena Rossner

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$29.70
ISBN: 9780316483254
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Redhook - September 25th, 2018

Rossner’s debut makes a splash in the literary world. This Jewish inspired retelling of the Goblin Market will make many feel at home in its pages, and teach many others about Jewish culture. Infused with rich prose, Hebrew, and deep sisterly love, this is a tale for the ages. Certainly one of the most stunning fantasy releases of the year, you do not want to miss out on this beautiful story - Rhiannon Lomonaco


The Sisters of the Winter Wood By Rena Rossner Cover Image
$29.70
ISBN: 9780316483254
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Redhook - September 25th, 2018

Rossner’s debut makes a splash in the literary world. This Jewish inspired retelling of the Goblin Market will make many feel at home in its pages, and teach many others about Jewish culture. Infused with rich prose, Hebrew, and deep sisterly love, this is a tale for the ages. Certainly one of the most stunning fantasy releases of the year, you do not want to miss out on this beautiful story - Rhiannon Lomonaco


Rossner’s debut makes a splash in the literary world. This Jewish inspired retelling of the Goblin Market will make many feel at home in its pages, and teach many others about Jewish culture. Infused with rich prose, Hebrew, and deep sisterly love, this is a tale for the ages. Certainly one of the most stunning fantasy releases of the year, you do not want to miss out on this beautiful story - Rhiannon Lomonaco


            

The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics

By Dean Fearing

The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics By Dean Fearing Cover Image
$35.20
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781455574308
Published: Grand Central Life & Style - April 29th, 2014

Local chef Dean Fearing is nationally known, and his cookbook from The Mansion was a vast bestseller. This followup, an arguably better book, didn’t get the wide distribution it deserved when published and therefore not the same acclaim, but we mean to right that wrong! It should be easy after a look at these colorful pages. A strong candidate to be a gift for food- or restaurant-obsessed friends, especially after Dean signed all our copies at an event in downtown’s Klyde Warren Park in November.  - Kyle Hall


The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics By Dean Fearing Cover Image
$35.20
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781455574308
Published: Grand Central Life & Style - April 29th, 2014

Local chef Dean Fearing is nationally known, and his cookbook from The Mansion was a vast bestseller. This followup, an arguably better book, didn’t get the wide distribution it deserved when published and therefore not the same acclaim, but we mean to right that wrong! It should be easy after a look at these colorful pages. A strong candidate to be a gift for food- or restaurant-obsessed friends, especially after Dean signed all our copies at an event in downtown’s Klyde Warren Park in November.  - Kyle Hall


Local chef Dean Fearing is nationally known, and his cookbook from The Mansion was a vast bestseller. This followup, an arguably better book, didn’t get the wide distribution it deserved when published and therefore not the same acclaim, but we mean to right that wrong! It should be easy after a look at these colorful pages. A strong candidate to be a gift for food- or restaurant-obsessed friends, especially after Dean signed all our copies at an event in downtown’s Klyde Warren Park in November.  - Kyle Hall


            

Those Who Knew: A Novel

By Idra Novey

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$28.60
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525560432
Published: Viking - November 6th, 2018

In the wake of the #metoo movement Novey's novel is the perfect medicine. Those Who Knew explores the complicated nuances of power, gender, violence, race and complicity in an accessible way for any reader. The story follows many perspectives of the same incident the death of Maria P. As the reader follows their stories, the issue of complicity and who we should trust becomes more ambigious. - Mary-Louise Ryan


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$28.60
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525560432
Published: Viking - November 6th, 2018

In the wake of the #metoo movement Novey's novel is the perfect medicine. Those Who Knew explores the complicated nuances of power, gender, violence, race and complicity in an accessible way for any reader. The story follows many perspectives of the same incident the death of Maria P. As the reader follows their stories, the issue of complicity and who we should trust becomes more ambigious. - Mary-Louise Ryan


In the wake of the #metoo movement Novey's novel is the perfect medicine. Those Who Knew explores the complicated nuances of power, gender, violence, race and complicity in an accessible way for any reader. The story follows many perspectives of the same incident the death of Maria P. As the reader follows their stories, the issue of complicity and who we should trust becomes more ambigious. - Mary-Louise Ryan


            

Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers

By Walter Hoving, Joe Eula (Illustrator) , John Hoving

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By Walter Hoving, Joe Eula (Illustrator), John Hoving (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780394828770
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 1989

There’s a reason this has been in print for 50+ years, and it’s not just the cute size, the dust jacket in “Tiffany blue,” or the charming illustrations by the great Joe Eula (who’d have been as famous as his colleague Andy Warhol had he been just a bit more odd). No, it’s because this guide to table etiquette for teenagers is great for ANY-agers. The brief text is simple and clear, with just enough explanation of why this, not that. And like any good handbook about manners, it’s about creating confidence so we can all be comfortable, not about making pointless distinctions so somebody can feel superior. A truly invaluable little book - Kyle Hall


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By Walter Hoving, Joe Eula (Illustrator), John Hoving (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780394828770
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 1989

There’s a reason this has been in print for 50+ years, and it’s not just the cute size, the dust jacket in “Tiffany blue,” or the charming illustrations by the great Joe Eula (who’d have been as famous as his colleague Andy Warhol had he been just a bit more odd). No, it’s because this guide to table etiquette for teenagers is great for ANY-agers. The brief text is simple and clear, with just enough explanation of why this, not that. And like any good handbook about manners, it’s about creating confidence so we can all be comfortable, not about making pointless distinctions so somebody can feel superior. A truly invaluable little book - Kyle Hall


There’s a reason this has been in print for 50+ years, and it’s not just the cute size, the dust jacket in “Tiffany blue,” or the charming illustrations by the great Joe Eula (who’d have been as famous as his colleague Andy Warhol had he been just a bit more odd). No, it’s because this guide to table etiquette for teenagers is great for ANY-agers. The brief text is simple and clear, with just enough explanation of why this, not that. And like any good handbook about manners, it’s about creating confidence so we can all be comfortable, not about making pointless distinctions so somebody can feel superior. A truly invaluable little book - Kyle Hall


            

Trees: Between Earth and Heaven

By Gregory McNamee, Art Wolfe, Wade Davis

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By Gregory McNamee, Art Wolfe (By (photographer)), Wade Davis (Introduction by)
$75.00
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781683830825
Published: Earth Aware Editions - November 20th, 2018

Simply breathtaking photography of the awe-inspiring beauty and majesty of our most precious inheritance -- trees, by award-winning author Art Wolfe. - Lori Feathers


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By Gregory McNamee, Art Wolfe (By (photographer)), Wade Davis (Introduction by)
$75.00
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781683830825
Published: Earth Aware Editions - November 20th, 2018

Simply breathtaking photography of the awe-inspiring beauty and majesty of our most precious inheritance -- trees, by award-winning author Art Wolfe. - Lori Feathers


Simply breathtaking photography of the awe-inspiring beauty and majesty of our most precious inheritance -- trees, by award-winning author Art Wolfe. - Lori Feathers


            

Unsheltered: A Novel

By Barbara Kingsolver

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780062684561
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Harper - October 16th, 2018

Kingsolver delivers another intriguing story filled with interwoven characters from different time periods that all circle around a crumbling old mansion. The author’s interest in the natural world is very prominent in the story and Charles Darwin is an important figure. Beautiful language and a thought provoking look at what “shelter” truly means. - Nancy Perot


Unsheltered: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062684561
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Harper - October 16th, 2018

Kingsolver delivers another intriguing story filled with interwoven characters from different time periods that all circle around a crumbling old mansion. The author’s interest in the natural world is very prominent in the story and Charles Darwin is an important figure. Beautiful language and a thought provoking look at what “shelter” truly means. - Nancy Perot


Kingsolver delivers another intriguing story filled with interwoven characters from different time periods that all circle around a crumbling old mansion. The author’s interest in the natural world is very prominent in the story and Charles Darwin is an important figure. Beautiful language and a thought provoking look at what “shelter” truly means. - Nancy Perot


            

The Western Wind

By Samantha Harvey

The Western Wind By Samantha Harvey Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802128287
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Grove Press - November 13th, 2018

Everything that we look for in a good book: compelling characters, original storytelling, writing that is rich and perceptive, and Samantha Harvey achieves these so completely that hers is not just a very good novel but a truly great one. Harvey brings to vivid life the fifteenth century village of Oakham and its colorful residents as they mourn the apparent death of the town’s wealthiest man. Narrated by the village priest, Harvey unfolds her suspenseful, psychologically-driven story through a reverse chronology of events that crackles with intrigue. With The Western Wind Harvey shows us just how satisfying a smart, beautifully written novel can be.  - Lori Feathers


The Western Wind By Samantha Harvey Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802128287
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Grove Press - November 13th, 2018

Everything that we look for in a good book: compelling characters, original storytelling, writing that is rich and perceptive, and Samantha Harvey achieves these so completely that hers is not just a very good novel but a truly great one. Harvey brings to vivid life the fifteenth century village of Oakham and its colorful residents as they mourn the apparent death of the town’s wealthiest man. Narrated by the village priest, Harvey unfolds her suspenseful, psychologically-driven story through a reverse chronology of events that crackles with intrigue. With The Western Wind Harvey shows us just how satisfying a smart, beautifully written novel can be.  - Lori Feathers


Everything that we look for in a good book: compelling characters, original storytelling, writing that is rich and perceptive, and Samantha Harvey achieves these so completely that hers is not just a very good novel but a truly great one. Harvey brings to vivid life the fifteenth century village of Oakham and its colorful residents as they mourn the apparent death of the town’s wealthiest man. Narrated by the village priest, Harvey unfolds her suspenseful, psychologically-driven story through a reverse chronology of events that crackles with intrigue. With The Western Wind Harvey shows us just how satisfying a smart, beautifully written novel can be.  - Lori Feathers


            

The White Darkness

By David Grann

The White Darkness By David Grann Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780385544573
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Doubleday - October 30th, 2018

Continuing his fascination with explorers, like Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z, Grann has traded the green hell of the Amazon for the white desert of the Antarctic. In this small book, Grann recounts the history of Antarctic exploration through two recent expeditions to the South Pole, each involving Henry Worsley, British special forces officer and student of the great polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Worsley shows his true mettle in his solo run to the pole and measures up in every way to his idol Shackleton. A great story perfect for the armchair adventurer in all of us. - Brian Weiskopf


The White Darkness By David Grann Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780385544573
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Doubleday - October 30th, 2018

Continuing his fascination with explorers, like Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z, Grann has traded the green hell of the Amazon for the white desert of the Antarctic. In this small book, Grann recounts the history of Antarctic exploration through two recent expeditions to the South Pole, each involving Henry Worsley, British special forces officer and student of the great polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Worsley shows his true mettle in his solo run to the pole and measures up in every way to his idol Shackleton. A great story perfect for the armchair adventurer in all of us. - Brian Weiskopf


Continuing his fascination with explorers, like Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z, Grann has traded the green hell of the Amazon for the white desert of the Antarctic. In this small book, Grann recounts the history of Antarctic exploration through two recent expeditions to the South Pole, each involving Henry Worsley, British special forces officer and student of the great polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Worsley shows his true mettle in his solo run to the pole and measures up in every way to his idol Shackleton. A great story perfect for the armchair adventurer in all of us. - Brian Weiskopf


            

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

By James Mustich

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List By James Mustich Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018

Every book lover will enjoy having this on their bookshelf. So much more than just another book of lists, Mustich took 10 years to research which books to include and and how they should be categorized. The essays are delightfully written and the colorful graphics make it inviting and very readable. - Nancy Perot


1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List By James Mustich Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018

Every book lover will enjoy having this on their bookshelf. So much more than just another book of lists, Mustich took 10 years to research which books to include and and how they should be categorized. The essays are delightfully written and the colorful graphics make it inviting and very readable. - Nancy Perot


Every book lover will enjoy having this on their bookshelf. So much more than just another book of lists, Mustich took 10 years to research which books to include and and how they should be categorized. The essays are delightfully written and the colorful graphics make it inviting and very readable. - Nancy Perot

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Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

By Amanda Lindroth, Tria Giovan, Aldous Bertram (Illustrator)

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By Amanda Lindroth, Tria Giovan (By (photographer)), Aldous Bertram (Illustrator)
$70.00
ISBN: 9780865653528
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Vendome Press - September 25th, 2018

Since the holiday gift-giving season is fast approaching, come in to pick up your signed copy of this beautiful design book by well known island style designer Amanda Lindroth. Amanda was in town last week and stopped by the store to sign books for us. Beautiful photos and pen and ink drawings alongside charming stories and text make this a perfect book for any lover of the sea. 


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$70.00
ISBN: 9780865653528
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Vendome Press - September 25th, 2018

Since the holiday gift-giving season is fast approaching, come in to pick up your signed copy of this beautiful design book by well known island style designer Amanda Lindroth. Amanda was in town last week and stopped by the store to sign books for us. Beautiful photos and pen and ink drawings alongside charming stories and text make this a perfect book for any lover of the sea. 


Since the holiday gift-giving season is fast approaching, come in to pick up your signed copy of this beautiful design book by well known island style designer Amanda Lindroth. Amanda was in town last week and stopped by the store to sign books for us. Beautiful photos and pen and ink drawings alongside charming stories and text make this a perfect book for any lover of the sea. 

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Leadership: In Turbulent Times

By Doris Kearns Goodwin

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781476795928
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 18th, 2018

Goodwin’s long awaited biography profiling the leadership styles of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson is a delight to read and full of interesting facts and comparisons. This is a great choice for any history buff and anyone interested in a thoughtful consideration of Presidential leadership styles.


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$30.00
ISBN: 9781476795928
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 18th, 2018

Goodwin’s long awaited biography profiling the leadership styles of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson is a delight to read and full of interesting facts and comparisons. This is a great choice for any history buff and anyone interested in a thoughtful consideration of Presidential leadership styles.


Goodwin’s long awaited biography profiling the leadership styles of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson is a delight to read and full of interesting facts and comparisons. This is a great choice for any history buff and anyone interested in a thoughtful consideration of Presidential leadership styles.

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The Family Tabor: A Novel

By Cherise Wolas

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ISBN: 9781250081452
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flatiron Books - July 17th, 2018

This novel was one selected for our Signed First Editions subscription series and it is one of the best books I have read in recent years. Cherise Wolas’s beautiful language and brilliant yet subtle story structure tell the story of a loving, high achieving family gathering to celebrate their father receiving the “Man of the Decade” award for his humanitarian work. Dark secrets are revealed that ultimately lead to greater personal freedom for each family member. 


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ISBN: 9781250081452
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flatiron Books - July 17th, 2018

This novel was one selected for our Signed First Editions subscription series and it is one of the best books I have read in recent years. Cherise Wolas’s beautiful language and brilliant yet subtle story structure tell the story of a loving, high achieving family gathering to celebrate their father receiving the “Man of the Decade” award for his humanitarian work. Dark secrets are revealed that ultimately lead to greater personal freedom for each family member. 


This novel was one selected for our Signed First Editions subscription series and it is one of the best books I have read in recent years. Cherise Wolas’s beautiful language and brilliant yet subtle story structure tell the story of a loving, high achieving family gathering to celebrate their father receiving the “Man of the Decade” award for his humanitarian work. Dark secrets are revealed that ultimately lead to greater personal freedom for each family member. 

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Nancy Borowick: The Family Imprint: A Daughter's Portrait of Love and Loss

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