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NB + KVON radio 5/18/18

Tightrope: Balancing a Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781942762423
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Published: Heliotrope Books LLC - June 22nd, 2017

During a span of seven years, from 1985-1992, when Steve Villano worked with Mario Cuomo, Steve's brother Michael was at the peak of his association with John Gotti.


Robin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627794244
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 15th, 2018

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.


The Overstory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light.


Flavor Bombs: The Umami Ingredients That Make Taste Explode Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544784895
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 15th, 2018

The founder of the national empires Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Pizza shows how to detonate flavor in beloved dishes using ordinary ingredients high in umami


Seven Bad Cats Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492657101
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - June 1st, 2018

There once were seven very BAD cats...

Seven cats anywhere are probably too many. Seven BAD cats, all in one boat, is asking for trouble...

When a band of very bad cats stow away on a little girl's boat she knows she's in for a bumpy ride. But when they take their antics too far they just might ruin her whole trip


Lazybones Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807544020
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Good ol' Lazybones, Robert Exelby Perdendo, is the master of all things lazy. Long walks in the park? Psh Who needs them? But when all attempts to avoid his latest dreaded "walkies" fail, Lazybones soon discovers something new and exciting along the way--a lovable pug ready to play.


Moon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328781604
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Published: Clarion Books - April 17th, 2018

For the over-scheduled generation, the illustrator of the popular BabyLit books explores the joy found in wildness, following in the footsteps of beloved bestsellers The Night Gardener and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.


NB + KVON radio 5/11/18

The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374158378
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - May 1st, 2018

Tessa Fontaine's astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery--through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother.


The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393292206
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer's next superstars.


Adjustment Day Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652598
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 1st, 2018

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They've been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.


Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey Through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419727580
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 24th, 2018

There are nearly 1,400 known varieties of wine grapes in the world--from altesse to zierfandler--but 80 percent of the wine we drink is made from only 20 grapes. In Godforsaken Grapes, Jason Wilson looks at how that came to be and embarks on a journey to discover what we miss.


Undead Girl Gang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451478238
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Published: Razorbill - May 8th, 2018

"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org

"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage


NB + KVON radio 5/4/18

What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter Cover Image
By Suzy Hopkins, Hallie Bateman (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781632869685
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - April 3rd, 2018

A mother's advice to her daughter--a guide to daily living, both practical and sublime--with full-color illustrations throughout.


Client Earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947534032
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Published: Scribe Us - April 3rd, 2018

Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all hope.


Love and Ruin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101967386
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 1st, 2018

The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn--a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.


Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook Cover Image
By Christian Stevenson, David Loftus (Photographer)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781787131545
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - May 1st, 2018

Fire Food will help you ace the art of handling live fire so that you can cook, grill and smoke meat, fish and veg that's out of this world. Pitmaster DJ BBQ covers all the basics of cooking over coal and wood, shows you how to perfect classic recipes and delves into more inventive cookout delights including a BBQ spaghetti Bolognese, and poutine with bourbon-spiked gravy.


A Mother for Choco (Picture Puffin Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780698113640
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Published: Puffin Books - March 19th, 1996

Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not.


NB + KVON radio 4/27/18

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand for Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501174193
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 10th, 2018

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States--winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others--that reminds us of fundamental American principles.


Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250107817
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 3rd, 2018

"One of the most important books I've ever read--an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world." - Bill Gates


Noir: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062433978
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Published: William Morrow - April 17th, 2018

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!


Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780762463473
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Published: Running Press Adult - April 17th, 2018

The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s.


Quantum Physics for Babies (Baby University) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781492656227
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - May 2nd, 2017

Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius


NB + KVON 4/6/18

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062490421
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Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018

"THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A sweeping and revelatory new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists.


Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541626
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Published: Doubleday Books - March 13th, 2018

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered the Passage he could not find.


Circe (#1 New York Times Bestseller) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

#1 New York Times Bestseller
" A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story, Circe manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right." --- Alexandra Alter, New York Times


Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316360340
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 3rd, 2018

Simple, stunning recipes for home cooks
Home cooks don't need dozens of cookbooks or hundreds of recipes. They just need one good book, with about 75 trustworthy, versatile, and above all, delicious recipes that can stand alone or be mixed-and-matched into extraordinary meals.
That's what Repertoire is: Real recipes, from real life, that really work.


Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368012355
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 27th, 2018

Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school.


NB + KVON 3/30/18

Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316510820
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Published: Little Brown and Company - March 6th, 2018

"In a time when truth is under assault, Hector Macdonald is here to defend it. He offers clear-eyed, compelling guidelines for becoming a more accurate consumer and producer of information."--Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg


Every Note Played Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476717807
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 20th, 2018

"Unsparing in her depiction of the disease's harrowing effects, neuroscientist Genova also celebrates humanity." --People

"Sometimes it's easier to tell truth in fiction...And she tells it with heart and hope." --NPR


House of Names Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501140228
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 6th, 2018

* A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year
* Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, St. Louis Dispatch


Food52 Any Night Grilling: 60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More) (Food52 Works) Cover Image
By Paula Disbrowe, Amanda Hesser (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781524758967
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 27th, 2018

This innovative collection of recipes will have you grilling deeply flavorful dishes for lunch, dinner, or any time.


Jerky: The Fatted Calf's Guide to Preserving and Cooking Dried Meaty Goods Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781524759025
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 20th, 2018

Perfect for home canners and preservers; hunters; followers of a Paleo, Keto, or high-protein diet; fans of dehydrators; or anyone looking to explore the centuries-old craft of drying meat, this beautifully photographed cookbook contains 40 easy-to-follow recipes for making and cooking with homemade jerky.


NB + KVON 3/23/18

Searching for the Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781681776750
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 27th, 2018

Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archery skills and routinely killed their male children to purify their ranks.


Lacking Character Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612196787
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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 13th, 2018

Curtis White's long-awaited return to fiction reminds us that the founder of one of American literature's most vibrant and innovative movements is still the King of "transcendental buffoonery."

The story begins when a masked man appears in the night at the door of the Marquis, proclaiming a matter of life and death: "I stand falsely accused of an atrocity "


Sometimes I Lie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250144843
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 13th, 2018

"Boldly plotted, tightly knotted--a provocative true-or-false thriller that deepens and darkens to its ink-black finale. Marvelous." --AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
1. I'm in a coma.


Eating from the Ground Up: Recipes for Simple, Perfect Vegetables Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780451494993
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - February 27th, 2018

Vegetables keep secrets, and to prepare them well, we need to know how to coax those secrets out.


NB + KVON 3/16/18

Accidental Jesus Freak: One Woman's Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780999444108
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Published: Moonskye Publishing - February 2nd, 2018

From the author of the award-winning memoir Not the Mother I Remember, comes an extraordinary story of love and faith and a unique window into the Jesus Movement in the 1970s.


Whiskey Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374289188
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Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - March 13th, 2018

Whiskey burns pleasantly as it goes down, but has a lasting, powerful effect.


The Flavor Matrix: The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544809963
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 6th, 2018

A revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor


The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781566560382
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Published: Interlink Books - December 15th, 2017

Since its beginnings, America has been a haven for people seeking refuge from political or economic troubles, or simply those in search of adventure and prosperity in a land where opportunity is promised to all.


Tempests and Slaughter (the Numair Chronicles, Book One) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375847110
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This NEW must-read fantasy from an author who is legend herself--TAMORA PIERCE--is one Bustle calls "the perfect book for die-hard Pierce fans and newcomers alike."


NB + KVON 3/9/18

Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501128455
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 6th, 2018

A New York Times bestselling author reveals how the beautiful, isolated Napa Valley wine region of California exploded into an extraordinary outsized version of the American dream and whose vineyards sparked an unbelievable power struggle between old family stewardship and multinational corporations.


Crossing California: A Cultural Topography of a Land of Wonder and Weirdness Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781610353137
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Published: Craven Street Books - February 1st, 2018

Sacramento Bee journalist Sam McManis spent five years on the road trying to find the real California. He discovered that there is more than one California, but every different California is equally weird and wonderful.


The House of Broken Angels Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316154888
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Published: Little Brown and Company - March 6th, 2018

NATIONAL BESTSELLER * From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a powerful and unforgettable portrait of one Mexican American family and the American dream.
"Epic . . . Rambunctious . . . Highly entertaining." --New York Times Book Review


Norse Mythology Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356182
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.


The One-Bottle Cocktail: More Than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780399580048
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 6th, 2018

A collection of more than 80 wonderfully creative, fresh, and delicious cocktails that only require a bottle of your favorite spirit, plus fresh ingredients you can easily find at the market.


She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516996
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Published: Philomel Books - March 6th, 2018

The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.


NB + KVON 2/23/18

A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781942658344
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 13th, 2018

"Very few people have spent as much time as William E. Glassley in such deep wilderness. So it would behoove us to pay attention even if he had not brought back such a fascinating, lovely, and useful set of observations. This is a remarkable book." --Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Oil and Honey


The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385542760
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Published: Doubleday Books - February 20th, 2018

The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.


Fortnight on Maxwell Street Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780996676533
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Published: Bay Tree Publishing - February 7th, 2018

Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a reluctant hero's journey of fear and courage set in Chicago in the spring of 1968. 24-year-old medical student Nick Weissman spends two weeks delivering babies in the kitchens and bedrooms of the inner-city's slum tenements.


A Baker's Year: Twelve Months of Baking and Living the Simple Life at the Smoke Signals Bakery Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250127389
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 13th, 2018

A year in the life of Instagram bread-baking sensation Tara Jensen as she teaches readers how to bake bread and pies, build the perfect fire to cook with, and live a simple, satisfying life.


Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062742469
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Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!


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