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Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982132071
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - October 6th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR

“A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.” —The Boston Globe

“Powerful essa


Wild Kitchen: Nature-Loving Chefs at Home Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780500023013
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 13th, 2020

Featuring recipes and a wealth of tips and ideas, this is a glimpse inside the home kitchens and gardens of twenty top food personalities who are leading the way in sustainable cooking.


The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food: A Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316480680
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Published: Voracious - October 27th, 2020

An Eater Best Cookbook of Fall 2020 • This groundbreaking new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates contemporary Black cooking in 150 extraordinarily delicious recipes.

It is long past time to recognize Black excellence in the culinary world the same way it has been celebrated in the worlds of music, sports, l


The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
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Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.


An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525656012
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens," The Washington Post)—a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement.


The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250189998
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 17th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES and MIBA BESTSELLER

From the St. Louis–based journalist often credited with first predicting Donald Trump’s presidential victory.


"A collection of sharp-edged, humanistic pieces about the American heartland...Passionate pieces that repeatedly assail the inability of many to empathize and to humanize." — Kirkus


Self-Portrait Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681374826
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Published: New York Review Books - November 10th, 2020

A rich, penetrating memoir about the author's relationship with a flawed but influential figure—the painter Lucian Freud—and the satisfactions and struggles of a life lived through art.


We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE J.


All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard--Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335016669
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 6th, 2020

Winner of the Gold Medal for Memoir/Biography from the Military Writers Society of America

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice


A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324006893
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 20th, 2020

A thrilling history of the West’s scramble for the riches of ancient Egypt by the foremost Egyptologist of our time.

From the decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later, the uncovering of Egypt’s ancient past took place in an atmosphere of grand adventure and international rivalry.


Black Hole Survival Guide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525658221
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

From the acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space--an authoritative and accessible guide to the most alluring and challenging phenomena of contemporary science.


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250800466
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 10th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”


The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781788738910
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Published: Verso - November 10th, 2020

A literary history of walking From Dickens to Zizek

There is no such thing as the wrong step; every time we walk we are going somewhere. Moving around the modern city becomes more than from getting from A to B, but a way of understanding who and where you are. In a series of riveting intellectual rambles, Matthew Beaumont, retraces a history of the walker.


First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062997456
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Published: Harper - November 10th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller
Editors' Choice 
New York Times Book Review


Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735221253
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Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller

From the bestselling author of The Cost of These Dreams


Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781603586634
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - November 19th, 2019

A new farm-to-closet vision for the clothes we wear--by a leader in the movement for local textile economies


The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593129258
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 19th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments.


The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631494802
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Published: Liveright - November 12th, 2019

A Sunday Times (UK) Book of the Year
Shortlisted • Society of Authors' Somerset Maugham Award
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

The best-selling author of The Secret Lives of Color returns with this rollicking narrative of the 30,000-year history of fabric, briskly told through thirteen charismatic episodes.


Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604699272
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Published: Timber Press - June 23rd, 2020

"Re-centers and gives voice to a diversity of women naturalists and writers across time." —Cultivating Place

In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aalto celebrates 25 women whose influential writing helps deepen our connection to and understanding of the natural world.


Librarian Tales: Funny, Strange, and Inspiring Dispatches from the Stacks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510762466
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - September 15th, 2020

Published in cooperation with the American Library Association, an insider's look at one of the most prevalent, yet commonly misunderstood institutions


Toni Morrison: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) Cover Image
By MELVILLE HOUSE (Series edited by), Nikki Giovanni (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612198736
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Published: Melville House - July 7th, 2020

“Knowledge is what’s important, you know?  Not the erasure, but the confrontation of it.” — TONI MORRISON
 


What Are We Doing Here?: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250310385
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Published: Picador - February 12th, 2019

New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winner


Accidentally Wes Anderson Cover Image
By Wally Koval, Wes Anderson (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316492737
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Published: Voracious - October 20th, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade.

 
Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal t


Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451497796
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - April 7th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE • “A beautiful and deeply moving book.”—Sally Rooney, author of Normal People


Off Grid Life: Your Ideal Home in the Middle of Nowhere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780762497911
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 27th, 2020

Bestselling Van Life author Foster Huntington shares his experiences -- as well as others -- living by his own rules in this aspirational book filled with awe-inspiring photographs of unique homes in unexpected places.


How to Hold Animals Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982155919
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Published: Scribner - November 3rd, 2020

How to Hold Animals is the irresistible guide to holding more than forty critters according to advice from wildlife specialists.


National Geographic The Photo Ark Limited Earth Day Edition: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals Cover Image
By Joel Sartore, Harrison Ford (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781426221583
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Published: National Geographic - March 24th, 2020

Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250758248
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2020

Timely and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist


Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604698800
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Published: Timber Press - September 15th, 2020

Tap into thousands of years of plant knowledge

The belief that all life-forms are interconnected and share the same breath—known in the Rarámuri tribe as iwígara—has resulted in a treasury of knowledge about the natural world, passed down for millennia by native cultures.


Storey's Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills: 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635861914
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - September 15th, 2020

Have you ever wondered how to capture a swarm of bees? Predict the weather by the clouds? And just how do you darn a pair of socks, anyway? Anyone curious about the myriad ways people have taught themselves to make, grow, and build things will find everything they’ve ever wondered about in this colorful, inviting volume.


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571311771
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub
A Book Riot Favorite Summer Read of 2020
A Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation


The Trial of the Chicago 7: The Official Transcript Cover Image
By Mark L. Levine (Editor), George C. McNamee (Editor), Daniel Greenberg (Editor), Aaron Sorkin (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982155087
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

Republished fifty years later to coincide with the release of the Academy Award–nominated film of the same title written and directed by Aaron Sorkin with an all-star cast, this is the classic account of perhaps the most infamous, and definitely the most entertaining, trial in recent American history.

In the fall of 1969 eight prominent anti-Vietnam War activists were put on tr


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

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


Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award • A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year • Long Listed for the National Book Award • Winner of the Orwell Prize • TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of the Year • Best Book of the Decade by EW and LitHu


Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524743031
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Published: Dutton - September 1st, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Science News favorite science book of 2019

As you read these words, copies of you are being created.

 


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

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

President John F.


Philadelphia Fire: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982148843
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

One of John Wideman’s most ambitious and celebrated works, the lyrical masterpiece and PEN/Faulkner winner inspired by the 1985 police bombing of the West Philadelphia row house owned by black liberation group Move.

In 1985, police bombed a West Philadelphia row house owned by the Afrocentric cult known as Move, killing eleven people and starting a fire that destroyed sixty oth


The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627790857
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 22nd, 2020

From Tim Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, an urgent and gripping account of the 75-year battle between the US and Russia that led to the election and impeachment of an American president


The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324002505
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020

The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, the cover-up, and how one American Army doctor’s discovery led to the development of the first drug to combat cancer, known today as chemotherapy.


The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594206733
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Published: Penguin Press - September 15th, 2020

From bestselling author David Nasaw, a sweeping new history of the one million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII


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

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

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


The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984854513
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Published: Random House - June 16th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the veteran political journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent, a deep dive into the history, evolution, and current state of the American presidency—and how we can make the job less impossible and more productive.


Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Pacific War Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393080650
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of War” (Evan Thomas).


Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538734315
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Published: Twelve - October 6th, 2020

Find out where our world is headed with this dazzling first-hand account of inventing the future from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Should I Do With My Life? and the founder of science accelerator IndieBio.


What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982145620
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic uses the books of the Trump era to argue that our response to this presidency reflects the same failures of imagination that made it possible.


A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541788510
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 15th, 2020

A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears.


The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385540452
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Published: Doubleday - September 1st, 2020

“Enthralling. . . . Lying and stealing and invading, it should be said, make for captivating reading, especially in the hands of a storyteller as skilled as Anderson.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
 


Undaunted: My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home and Abroad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250241771
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Published: Celadon Books - October 6th, 2020

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

"John Brennan is one of the hardest-working, most patriotic public servants I've ever seen, and our country is better off for it. As president, he was one of my closest advisors and a great friend. And in his memoir, Undaunted, you'll see why. I hope you'll read it."
President Barack Obama


American Axe: The Tool That Shaped a Continent Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635861396
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - October 13th, 2020

From hand-forged axes of the Viking conquests to the American homesteader’s felling axe, this is a tool that has shaped human history like few others. American Axe pays tribute to this iconic instrument of settlement and industry, with rich history, stunning photography, and profiles of the most collectible vintage axes such as The Woodslasher, Keen Cutter, and True Temper Perfect.


Portraits of the American Craftsman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781493045334
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Published: Lyons Press - February 1st, 2020

"Stunning..." - Parade Magazine"A rare pictorial journey across America." - Bookpage Portraits of the American Craftsman is a collection of portraits of the people and products made in small workshops all over the country, with lyrical descriptions of what they make, who they are, and the tradition embedded in their trade.


Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

"Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Review


Sightlines Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781615190836
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Published: The Experiment - September 10th, 2013

Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

In Sightlines, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field—from her native Scottish “byways and hills” to the frigid Arctic in fourteen enthralling essays.


LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538730850
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 7th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of Return of the King comes the story of LeBron James's incredible transformation from basketball star to sports and business mogul.


Gods at Play: An Eyewitness Account of Great Moments in American Sports Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324004271
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 22nd, 2020

A beautifully observed narrative of American sport: character, grit, tragedy, unremarked heroism, and, always, the illuminating story behind the story.


Still Running: The Art of Meditation in Motion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611808193
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Published: Shambhala - August 11th, 2020

Learn how to bring the power of stillness into your running practice with meditations, guidance, and inspiration from a long-time runner and Zen practitioner.


Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard Cover Image
By Mary Pilon (Editor), Louisa Thomas (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133834
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

“It's easy to do anything in victory. It’s in defeat that a man reveals himself.” —Floyd Patterson
 


The Selected Works of Audre Lorde Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324004615
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020

A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.


Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays.


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

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION

Claudia Rankines Citizen changed the conversationJust Us urges all of us into it


The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition: Features a new foreword and brand-new tools Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593133583
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Published: Random House - September 8th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In hardcover for the first time, this tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing #1 New York Times bestseller features a new foreword and brand-new tools to make the work your own.


Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385348270
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

The legendary comedian, actor, and writer of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and A Fish Called Wanda fame shares his key ideas about creativity: that it’s a learnable, improvable skill.


Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062248572
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller 

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020


World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

A New York Times Best Seller
Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year
A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
A Southern Book Prize Finalist
An NPR Best Book of 2020
An Esquire Best Book of 2020
A BookPage Best Book of 2020
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020


The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

The New York Times bestselling book of essays celebrating ordinary delights in the world around us by one America's most original and observant writers, award-winning poet Ross Gay.

As Heard on NPR's This American Life


“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracl


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

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


Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.


The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the Wild Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426221019
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Published: National Geographic - August 25th, 2020

In this inspiring manifesto, an internationally renowned ecologist makes a clear case for why protecting nature is our best health insurance, and why it makes economic sense.Enric Sala wants to change the world--and in this compelling book, he shows us how. Once we appreciate how nature works, he asserts, we will understand why conservation is economically wise and essential to our survival.


The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524733216
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Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

A fascinating, entertaining dive into the long-standing relationship between humans and insects, revealing the surprising ways we depend on these tiny, six-legged creatures.


Butterflies: Their Natural History and Diversity Cover Image
By Ronald Orenstein, Thomas Marent (Photographer)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780228102496
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Published: Firefly Books - March 13th, 2020

Written in clear, easily readable language and relying little on jargon, this coffee-table-style book will interest anyone captivated by this unique group of insects. Highly recommended. All library collections. --Choice


Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe Cover Image
By Terence Dickinson, Timothy Ferris (Foreword by), Adolf Schaller (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781554071470
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Published: Firefly Books - September 12th, 2006

Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025.


The Great Animal Orchestra Cover Image
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ISBN: 9782869251502
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Published: Thames & Hudson - March 10th, 2020

The fascinating story of "The Great Animal Orchestra," a work created in 2016 for the exhibition spaces of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. 


Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374157333
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 3rd, 2020

A profound meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene and an urgent search for the fossils—industrial, chemical, geological—that humans are leaving behind

What will the world look like in ten thousand years—or ten million? What kinds of stories will be told about us?


The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525576259
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Published: Crown - August 18th, 2020

LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • An MIT astrophysicist reinvents herself in the wake of tragedy and discovers the power of connection on this planet, even as she searches our galaxy for another Earth, in this “bewitching” (Anthony Doerr, The New York Times Book Review) memoir.


What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735220003
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 18th, 2020

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and LitHub

A fascinating and provocative new way of looking at the things we use and the spaces we inhabit, and a call to imagine a better-designed world for us all.


A Natural History of Color: The Science Behind What We See and How We See it Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643134420
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Published: Pegasus Books - July 7th, 2020

A star curator at the American Museum of Natural History widens the palette and shows how the physical, natural, and cultural context of color are inextricably tied to what we see right before our eyes.

Is color a phenomenon of science or a thing of art?


Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780262044080
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Published: The MIT Press - July 28th, 2020

Sixteen of today's greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles in a story-driven, illustrated volume that invites readers to peek over the edge of the unknown.

Most people think of mathematics as a set of useful tools designed to answer analytical questions, beginning with simple arithmetic and ending with advanced calculus.


Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541824
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Published: Doubleday - August 18th, 2020

A groundbreaking look at the science of learning: how it works both in the mind and in the classroom, which teaching techniques are most effective, and how schools should (and absolutely should not) use instructional technology.


The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635571974
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

Finalist for the 2021 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
A Library Journal Best Science & Technology Book of 2020
A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2020
2020 Goodreads Choice Award Semifinalist in Science & Technology


How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525537090
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2019

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 


Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR
 


A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631495274
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Published: Liveright - August 4th, 2020

Washington Post • 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020
Finalist • Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction
Kirkus Reviews • Best Nonfiction Books of 2020
Library Journal • Best Science & Technology Books of 2020
Booklist • 10 Top Sci-Tech Books of 2020
New York Times Book Review • Editor's Choice


Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982134723
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2020

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath explores how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers.

So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of response. We put out fires. We deal with emergencies.


Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524731670
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Published: Knopf - February 18th, 2020

Instant New York Times Best-seller

From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.


"Few humans share Greene’s mastery of both the latest cosmological science and English prose."


Who Cares Wins: Reasons for Optimism in our Changing World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780847869329
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Published: Rizzoli Ex Libris - July 31st, 2020

A rousing call to action, this book will leave you feeling hopeful that we can make a difference in the midst of an age of turmoil, destruction, and uncertainty.


Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316418485
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Published: Hachette Go - April 7th, 2020

Learn why the concept of "weird" is being reclaimed and turned into a badge of honor, used to show how being different—culturally, socially, physically, or mentally—can be a person's greatest strength.

Most of us have at some point in our lives felt like an outsider, sometimes considering ourselves "too weird" to fit in.


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

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


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER


How to Be More Tree: Essential Life Lessons for Perennial Happiness Cover Image
By Potter Gift, Annie Davidson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593139165
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Published: Clarkson Potter - July 7th, 2020

A beautifully illustrated celebration of the wisdom of trees and what they can teach us about everyday life, from basking in the sun to weathering the storm.


The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001607
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 14th, 2020

An urgent and illuminating portrait of forest migration, and of the people studying the forests of the past, protecting the forests of the present, and planting the forests of the future.


Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020
Longlisted for the National Book Award
Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and the Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction
A Finalist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award


Surfacing Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134459
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2019

“[Kathleen Jamie’s] essays guide you softly along coastlines of varying continents, exploring caves, and pondering ice ages until the narrator stumbles over — not a rock on the trail, but mortality, maybe the earth’s, maybe our own, pointing to new paths forward through the forest.” —Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing, “By t


Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250209221
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 21st, 2020

Two iconic bands. An unforgettable life.


The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525537380
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 7th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

A New York Times Notable Book

“Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” —The New York Times Book Review

As seen/heard on Fresh AirThe Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, Weekend Edition, and more


How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say About Human Difference Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781615196715
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Published: The Experiment - August 4th, 2020

Race is not a biological reality.
Racism thrives on our not knowing this.


Racist pseudoscience has become so commonplace that it can be hard to spot. But its toxic effects on society are plain to see—feeding nationalism, fueling hatred, endangering lives, and corroding our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence.


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time

 
“A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine
 


Inventory: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374277581
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

"Inventory is a remarkable memoir; a work of auto-archaeology, really, in which Darran Anderson disinters his own and his country’s hard pasts, shaking life, love and loss out of the objects of his youth in Northern Ireland." --Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland: A Deep Time Journey


The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781947793774
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Published: Tin House Books - August 4th, 2020

An NPR Best Book of 2020

"A haunting, mind-bending memoir. . . . riveting." —New York Times

"A mixture of biography and true crime, this narrative . . . offers more plot twists, shocking revelations and shady characters than most contemporary thrillers." —NPR


Why I Don't Write: And Other Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525658245
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Published: Knopf - August 4th, 2020

A superb collection of short fiction--her first in thirty years and spanning many geographies--from the critically acclaimed author of Monkeys, Evening, and Thirty Girls. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK.


The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781101904817
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Published: Crown - July 7th, 2020

“Sarah Stewart Johnson interweaves her own coming-of-age story as a planetary scientist with a vivid history of the exploration of Mars in this celebration of human curiosity, passion, and perseverance.”—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams


The Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683692096
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Published: Quirk Books - July 7th, 2020

Filled with entertaining history, archival images, pop culture ephemera, and interviews with NASA scientists, The Big Book of Mars is the most comprehensive look at our relationship with Mars—yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492681076
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Published: Sourcebooks - August 4th, 2020

The story of the people who see beyond the stars--an astronomy book for adults still spellbound by the night sky.


Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“[Smith’s] slim collection of essays captures this peculiar moment with startling clarity. . . . The personal and political intermingle for a powerful indictment of America’s social systems.” —TIME, The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020


Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
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Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A powerful study of how to bear witness in a moment when America is being called to do the same.”—Time
 
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. What can we learn from his struggle in our own moment?