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I made a mistake! With the Fire on High is NOT a novel in poetry, unlike Elizabeth Acevedo's first book. Please pardon my error, I wasn't quite as awake as I thought I was!
The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold’s narrative spans four decades and six continents –– from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
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A "riveting and illuminating" (Yuval Noah Harari) new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.$27.99ISBN: 9781250110251Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Flatiron Books - May 7th, 2019
Instant New York Times Bestseller
“The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” —The Washington Post
The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake
A lifetime of secrets. A history untold.$45.00ISBN: 9780847865437Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rizzoli - March 26th, 2019
Celebrating the Golden State's wine-growing regions, Wine Country Table features compelling stories and recipes that showcase the range of the state's agricultural bounty and the seasonal spirit that continues to define the produce-driven and ethnically influenced essence of California wine country cooking.$17.99ISBN: 9780062662835Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperTeen - May 7th, 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.
Move over, Marley: here comes Zelda, a scruffy, high-spirited dog struggling to survive in the mean streets of India -- until she charms her way into an American family and goes on to fame and glory in Paris, Italy, and California Wine Country.
For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn't noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin--a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong's tissue for telltale bacteria.
New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from Sally Rooney, the author of Conversations with Friends and “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).
The ultimate guide for cooking outrageously delicious, vegetable-packed meals every day of the week, from bestselling author of The Love & Lemons Cookbook.
Funny, poignant, and deeply moving, The Line Tender is a story of nature's enduring mystery and a girl determined to find meaning and connection within it.
This book is printed in the Dyslexic font, the typeface for people with dyslexia. Go to www.mcp-store.com to find out more about the typeface and discounts.
When two best bunny friends go on a picnic and writ a poem. The joy of friendship come to life on the page. Tempoary JUNK
On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants.
If you find yourself running away from fear, you're running in the wrong direction. Fear demands that we move toward it, face it, and hear its messages. When we fail to do this, the price is high--chronic anxiety, sleeplessness, damaged relationships, skyrocketing pharmaceutical use, and more. In her enlightening book Joy from Fear, clinical psychologist Dr.
"Rebecca Lawton's powerful and poetic The Oasis This Time celebrates water as a precious natural resource. The collection is as diverse as it is illuminating. Each essay addresses a unique topic, but all are anchored by keen observations of the environment and musings on alternative solutions to pressing environmental problems."
An all-access history of the evolution of the American restaurant chef
The Most Comprehensive Collection of Award-Winning BBQ Recipes in Print
Award-winning author and grilling expert Paula Disbrowe shows home cooks how to elevate everyday meals with seductive, smoky flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for smoking meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, nuts, grains, pantry staples, and even cocktails on a smoker or grill in as little as 30 minutes.
With more than 100 recipes from the trusted editors at Martha Stewart Living, this indispensable guide to grilling has everything you need to create delicious, inviting meals for everyday dinners and backyard feasts.
“Rutherford describes Humanimal as being about the paradox of how our evolutionary journey turned ‘an otherwise average ape’ into one capable of creating complex tools, art, music, science, and engineering.$17.95ISBN: 9781603589086Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - March 8th, 2019
WINNER of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
Washington Post "50 Notable Works of Nonfiction"
Science News "Favorite Science Books of 2018"
Booklist "Top Ten Science/Technology Book of 2018"$27.00ISBN: 9780525558736Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Press - April 2nd, 2019
A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer
"A luminous debut. . . . It's hard not to read the book in a single sitting."--The Los Angeles Times$24.99ISBN: 9781787132108Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quadrille Publishing - March 5th, 2019
Everyone loves a big salad: it's how many of us prefer to eat either when cooking for a crowd or eating alone. Summer or winter, one-plate salads make for a delicious, fresh and healthy meal.$7.99ISBN: 9781524767600Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - April 2nd, 2019
A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.
Grocery stores now stock gluten-free options, your grandma has heard of the term, and you've never felt better – so why is it still so tricky to navigate life as a gluten-free diner? From going out for dinner, to staying in with friends, it can be a challenge to cook, eat, and socialize in a world of gluten-eaters.
The final book in The Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives—by the New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas.
“The novel truly becomes novel again in Luiselli’s hands—electric, elastic, alluring, new.” --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times
"Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight . . . Everyone should read this book." --Tommy Orange
Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction
Wherever you are in the world, there's a winery worth visiting, a vineyard ready to be explored and a cellar packed with bottles of juicy wines begging to be drunk.
“Enchanting, visceral, and twisty”— New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess, Laura Sebastian
“BLOODLEAF feels like a classic in the making.” – Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of Everless
A roar of a dark and luscious epic fantasy that’s layered with heady romanc
Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama's Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.
"Exhilarating...A wildly imagined, head-spinning, deeply intelligent novel." - The New York Times Book Review
A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.
Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.
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Gaby Dalkin says: "Adam and Ryan make vegetarian recipes that are not only delicious but they'll satisfy any meat lover too!"
From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.
A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography
Four influential women we thought we knew well—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters—and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement
An eye-opening, inspiring, and timely account of the complex relationship between notable suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight for women’s equality.
Woodrow Wilson lands in Washington, DC in March of 1913, a day before he is set to take the presidential oath of office.
In this "raucous, moving, and necessary" (San Francisco Chronicle) story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist, the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend.$17.00ISBN: 9781101986639Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dutton - March 5th, 2019
“This debut author rightfully earns his place on the storytelling totem pole with this wildly original short story collection.”—San Francisco Chronicle$17.00ISBN: 9781501160806Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Washington Square Press - March 5th, 2019
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown returns with an unforgettable novel “about people—about strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men” (Jojo Moyes).
Have you ever seen a town fall? Ours did.
Have you ever seen a town rise?$16.00ISBN: 9781524797768Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Del Rey - February 26th, 2019
In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Monty Python, the bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes.
“Ranks among the best of Christopher Moore and Terry Pratchett.”—Chuck Wendig$25.00ISBN: 9780316452243Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown and Company - March 5th, 2019Discover the trailblazing women who changed the world from their kitchens.If "a woman's place is in the kitchen," why is the history of food such an old boys' club?A Woman's Place sets the record straight, sharing stories of more than 80 hidden figures of food who made a lasting mark on history.$17.99ISBN: 9780062846792Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - January 15th, 2019
From the award-winning creator of My Dad Used to Be So Cool and Tough Guys Have Feelings Too comes a charming picture book inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants.$19.99ISBN: 9781250146731Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2018
Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains
Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.
How gender and generation shape perceptions of place and time as told through the voices of Mexican teenage girls
“If you enjoyed An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, read The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls...an absorbing commentary on love, family and forgiveness.”—The Washington Post
The first major new work from the man who taught America How to Cook Everything is truly the one book a cook needs for a perfect dinner--easy, fancy, or meatless, as the occasion requires.
Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre Award!
“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street