Elayna's favorite books from the first half of 2020!
“Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels. . . . Wondrous.”—Time
A tale of deep bonds to family, place, language—of hard-won selfhood told by a singular, incandescent voice.
The acclaimed trilogy that comprises Lilith's Brood is Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E. Butler at her best.
Presented for the first time in one volume with an introduction by Joan Slonczewski, Ph.D., Lilith's Brood is a profoundly evocative, sensual -- and disturbing -- epic of human transformation.
$17.99ISBN: 9781250296733Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - August 21st, 2018
A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America
“Courageous, achingly honest."
—Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness$16.95ISBN: 9781945492013Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Transit Books - May 16th, 2017
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017
Winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize
Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize
"A soaring and sublime epic. One of those great stories that was just waiting to be told."--Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings L
Debut author Tobly McSmith delivers a coming-of-age teen love story about a transgender boy who’s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she’s counting down the days until graduation. Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, and Jenny Han.
"I read Olivia many, many times, bought it for many of my friends, and consider it the inspiration for Call Me by Your Name." --André Aciman
"Perfectly captures the breathless excitement of adolescent passion." --Sarah Waters, bestselling author of Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet
One of 2020's most acclaimed books. A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2020 - One of O Magazine's Best LGBT Books of 2020 - A Finalist for the Southern Book Prize - One of the Women's National Book Association's 2020 Great Group Reads Selections - EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - BookRiot - Lambda Literary's - Salon - BookPage's - Garden & Gun's - Logo NewNowNext's
LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALISTA transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving" narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states (New York Times Book Review), offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter." —Kerry Washington
"You have to take the children away."—Donald Trump
Taking Children argues that for four hundred years the United States has taken children for political ends. Black children, Native children, Latinx children, and the children of the poor have all been seized from their kin and caregivers.
Did you know that the Lone Ranger was likely inspired by a black cowboy? Or that some of the most famous sharpshooters in the West were women? Or how a Native American rodeo star could ride even a buffalo?
The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous black female journalist in nineteenth-century America.
The littlest readers can learn about Rosa Parks in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.
Oprah's Book Club Pick
A New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Novel
From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S Top Ten Books of the Year
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK!
“Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”—The New York Times Book Review
An instant New York Times bestseller!
"One of the wittiest, most playful, and . . . most alive and ageless books ever written." --Dave Eggers, The New Yorker
A revelatory new translation of the playful, incomparable masterpiece of one of the greatest Black authors in the Americas
A Penguin Classic
The New York Times’ “Your Quarantine Reader”
Bustle’s “16 Novels About Viral Outbreaks To Make You Feel Less Alone”
The Hollywood Reporter’s “8 Pandemic-Themed Books to Read Amid Coronavirus”
Refinery29’s “Books That Hit A Little Too Close To Home During The Pand
Over 200,000 copies in print!
A must-have guide for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”
For nearly forty years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids W
New York Times Bestseller!
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
"In a time when all we want is hope, it’s a beautiful book to reach for." -Jenna Bush Hager
“Literary sunshine.”—New York Times
“Soothing and exquisitely written.” –People
“Surely there has never been a better time to read about healing, of both the body and the heart.” –The New York Times Book Review
From grape to glass, this highly readable, charmingly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy wine.
“How to Drink Wine demystifies this topic, taking out the BS and replacing it with fun.”—Mike D, the Beastie Boys
Sip your way through the most legendary cocktails from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, and more, with over 70 recipes of the most delicious and nerdiest drinks as realistically imagined by Cassandra Reeder aka The Geeky Chef. Whether you binge sci-fi TV shows, rewatch cult films, get addicted to MMORPGs, or read all the fantasy book series,$28.95ISBN: 9780307271013Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Knopf - May 5th, 2020
A hilariously self-deprecating, highly obsessive account of the author's adventures, in the world of French haute cuisine, for anyone whose ever found joy in cooking and eating food with their family--from the author of the best-selling, widely acclaimed Heat.
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice$28.00ISBN: 9780525510314Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House - May 12th, 2020
“Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels. . . . Wondrous.”—Time$18.99ISBN: 9780062991317Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020
A #1 New York Times bestseller!
Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!
The past few years have seen an explosion of interest in cooking over fire, with cooks all over the world seeking to get elemental in their cooking. But fire and smoke doesn't always have to be about hunks of meat. Chargrilling and barbecue are a fantastic way of getting the maximum flavor out of versatile vegetables.
$49.95ISBN: 9781838660581Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Phaidon Press - April 29th, 2020
More than 200 delicious classic and contemporary Italian vegetarian recipes from the acclaimed Silver Spoon kitchen$26.99ISBN: 9781558329713Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harvard Common Press - April 28th, 2020For bodacious, bragging-rights barbecue that's easy to master in your backyard smoker, look to Texas!
Among the proud barbecue traditions in the United States, from the Carolinas to Memphis to Kansas City—whether spelled barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-q, BBQ, or just Q—none is prouder, more deeply flavored$26.00ISBN: 9781984826855Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Clarkson Potter - April 21st, 2020
Hollywood’s baddest good guy shares 75 recipes that make Trejo’s Tacos the Los Angeles go-to for award-winning tacos, donuts, and more.$35.00ISBN: 9781579658472Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Artisan - April 21st, 2020
Named a Best New Cookbook by Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, NPR’s The Splendid Table, Eater, Epicurious, and more
“Sometimes you find a restaurant cookbook that pulls you out of your cooking rut without frustrating you with miles long ingredient lists and tricky techniques. Mosquito Supper Club is one such book. . . .$29.95ISBN: 9781452173580Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Chronicle Books - May 12th, 2020
Jam making gets a bad rap for being highly technical, complicated, messy, hot, and sticky; but preserving fruit can be simple and easy.
Jordan Champagne unlocks the secrets of mouthwatering fruit sauces and butters, delicious whole-fruit preserves, and fresh-tasting jams and marmalades from the comfort of your home kitchen.$21.99ISBN: 9781624149504Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Page Street Publishing - April 28th, 2020
Create Incredible Desserts with the Unique Flavors and Aromas of Chamomile, Lavender, Rose, Jasmine, and More$29.95ISBN: 9781682684764Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Countryman Press - April 28th, 2020
A cookbook of treats from the Great Plains to satisfy every sweet tooth.$19.95ISBN: 9781604339710Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Cider Mill Press - April 14th, 2020
Take the edge off with over 100 recipes that feature one of the hottest trends in craft cocktails: CBD, the non-psychoactive extract from marijuana that aids anxiety, pain relief, and insomnia.
Whether this is an ingredient completely new to you or one that you want to know how best to use, let Sailene Ossman, a fixture in the Los Angeles cannabis scene since the mid-90s who has gone from u
A wry and compelling take on the who, how, and why of near-future colonies in space. From bone-whittling microgravity to eye-popping profits, the risks and rewards of space settlement have never been so close at hand.
A Guardian Book of the Week
An award-winning physician and scientist makes the game-changing case that genetic females are stronger than males at every stage of life
A "razor-sharp" introduction to this political and economic ideology makes a galvanizing argument for modern socialism (Naomi Klein) -- and explains how its core tenets could effect positive change in America and worldwide.$55.00ISBN: 9780847868384Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rizzoli - April 8th, 2020
The first book of photography to be published by the Academy Award-winning film director and photographer Spike Jonze. Will appeal to every fan of Beastie Boys and golden-era hip hop, as well as photography and Spike Jonze's own focused audiences.$16.99ISBN: 9780062836014Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 28th, 2020
The triumphant true story of the native Hawaiian cowboys who crossed the Pacific to shock America at the 1908 world rodeo championships$24.95ISBN: 9780520355569Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: University of California Press - June 9th, 2020San Francisco Bay is the largest and most productive estuary on the Pacific Coast of North America. It is also home to the oldest and densest urban settlements in the American West. Focusing on human inhabitation of the Bay since Ohlone times, Down by the Bay reveals the ongoing role of nature in shaping that history.$18.99ISBN: 9781250231321Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Holt Paperbacks - April 7th, 2020
Winner of the George Washington Prize
Winner of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History
Winner of the Excellence in American History Book Award
Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award
Beautiful, dreamlike, and utterly intoxicating, Braised Pork is the beguiling debut of an outstandingly talented young writer who is based in China but writes in English
“The reader is treated to a kind of alchemy on the page when character, setting and song converge at all the right notes, generating an authentic humanity that is worth remembering and celebrating.” — New York Times
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection—a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.
A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
“Tyler's novels are always worth scooping up—but especially this gently amusing soother, right now.” —NPR
From the beloved Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances, and the sometimes elusive power of human connection.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.
This "fiercely written and endlessly readable" novel of a teenage girl in thrall to a magnetic--and terrifying--preacher who promises to save her dying town is "a godsend" (Entertainment Weekly).
An instant New York Times Bestseller
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!
"A thrilling debut that deserves your attention." –Ron Charles, the Washington Post
New York Times star food writer Melissa Clark breaks down the new French classics with 150 recipes that reflect a modern yet distinctly French sensibility.
Praised in Britain as a return to a forgotten tradition of literary food writing, a delectable and surprising celebration of cooking through the story of an early spring meal
Incredible Paleo Baked Goods for Every Craving
A joyful exploration of the cuisine of Baja California--hailed as Mexico's Napa Valley--with 60 recipes celebrating the laidback lifestyle found right across the border.
Anyone can doodle--and this book proves itYour intrepid doodling guide Kamo is the author of many bestselling drawing guides, and in this one she shows you how to create simple doodles anywhere using just a ballpoint pen. You'll learn to use Kamo's motto: "Once you know the basics, you can draw anything "
Did you know that puffer fish dig geometric shapes in the sand, that octopuses imitate their predators, or that weaver birds make the most complex nests in the world–and they can even tie knots? Learn fun facts as you color an octopus's tentacles, stick prey in a spider's web, and add cells to the bees' honeycomb.
Did you know that water scorpions use a snorkel to breathe, that the eyes of the damselfly can swivel in every direction, or that moorhen chicks leave the nest as soon as they hatch? Ponds and streams have complex ecosystems full of amazing birds, strange insects, and colorful crustaceans, fish, and other creatures. Draw a snail's shell, color in the frogs, and perch a bird in her nest.
Use the included stickers to learn about elephants, sharks, monkeys, and more!
From rain forests to the ocean, get ready to bring animals habitats to life with stickers! Sticker Fun Animals features animals from all over the world and more than 300 stickers to decorate the animal scenes.