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Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316510820
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - 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
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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

“Her juxtaposition of scientific detail with compassionate, heartfelt storyt


House of Names: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501140228
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Published: Scribner - 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.


Food52 Any Night Grilling: 60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More) [A Cookbook] (Food52 Works) Cover Image
By Paula Disbrowe, Amanda Hesser (Foreword by)
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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 [A Cookbook] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524759025
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 20th, 2018

IACP WINNER • This love letter to jerky will make you fall hard for dried meats of all stripes.
 
Jerky, with its beautiful photographs, fresh and unexpected recipes, and passionate writing, gives an in-depth look into the art and craft of drying meat at home.”—The Art of Eating
 


NB + KVON 3/23/18

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

A deeply researched and sweeping history that redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, tracking the ancient legend into the modern world and examining its significance today.

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.


Lacking Character Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612196787
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Published: Melville House - 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: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250144843
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 13th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER


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

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


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Accidental Jesus Freak: One Woman's Journey From Fundamentalism to Freedom Cover Image
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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: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374289188
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Published: MCD - 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
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ISBN: 9780544809963
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 6th, 2018

One of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best Food Books of the Year

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


As an instructor at one of the world’s top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients.


The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566560382
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Published: Interlink Books - March 1st, 2018

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."

"Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration."


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Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity Cover Image
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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.

Not so long ago, wine was an exclusively European product.


Crossing California: A Cultural Topography of a Land of Wonder and Weirdness Cover Image
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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
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ISBN: 9780316154888
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 6th, 2018

In this "raucous, moving, and necessary" story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist (San Francisco Chronicle), the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend.

"All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death."


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

“Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic

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
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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)
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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.


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

John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book
New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Winner
Saroyan Prize Shortlist
Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of the Year" selection


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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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
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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
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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
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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 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers! 


NB + KVON 2/16/18

What's Making Our Children Sick?: How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do about It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781603587570
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - November 20th, 2017

Exploring the links between GM foods, glyphosate, and gut health


God at the Edge: Searching for the Divine in Uncomfortable and Unexpected Places Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780609804889
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Published: Harmony - April 24th, 2001

Here is a book about adventure, raw experience, and facing inner demons.


Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590307687
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Published: Trumpeter - March 9th, 2010

Here is a book that is both clarion call for a new Jewish agenda and a blueprint for an adventurous but genuine path toward spiritual growth and religious wisdom.


The Power Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316547611
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.


Home Cook: Over 300 Delicious Fuss-Free Recipes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781783350964
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Published: Guardian Faber Publishing - February 6th, 2018

"This is the best of all worlds: recipes which are fuss-free but not without ambition. Thomasina shows how you can build vibrant and exciting meals into the course of life's mad pace." - Yottam Ottolenghi Thomasina Miers, founder of Wahaca and Guardian food columnist, has collected her favorite, life-friendly recipes so that you can cook good food any day of the week.


The Book of Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062686206
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 6th, 2018

A Newbery Honor Book * Booklist Editors’ Choice * BookPage Best Books * Chicago Public Library Best Fiction * Horn Book Fanfare * Kirkus Reviews Best Books * Publishers Weekly Best Books * Wall Street Journal Best of the Year * An ALA Notable Book


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The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Cover Image
By DK
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ISBN: 9781465473905
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Published: DK - February 6th, 2018

From ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas, to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky, to the voices who have shaped modern politics today — Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and more — The Politics Book clearly and simply explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought.

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The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Cover Image
By DK
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ISBN: 9781465473912
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Published: DK - February 6th, 2018

What causes poverty? Why do tax rates vary so much between countries, and why Is inflation inevitable?

The Economics Book is your plain-speaking, visual guide to these questions and beyond. Using a unique graphic approach, it explains the issues that affect us all, including taxation, recession, the housing market, the stock market, and savings rates.


The Great Alone: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312577230
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2018

In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.


Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #23) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683690191
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Published: Quirk Books - February 6th, 2018

Full of tips, trivia, and useful how-tos, this pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for wine lovers.


Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781624145124
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Published: Page Street Publishing - February 6th, 2018

**2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee**


"Black Girl Baking has a rhythm and a realness to it." - Carla Hall, Chef and television personality

Invigorating and Creative Recipes to Ignite Your Senses


Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812985405
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

The “devastatingly moving” (Peoplefirst novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented


White Tears: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101973219
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Published: Vintage - February 6th, 2018

A PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • GQ • Time • The Economist • Slate • HuffPost • Book Riot


Beartown: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160776
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 6th, 2018

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: LibraryReads BookBrowse Goodreads

“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People

The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price req


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Don't Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear, and Worry Cover Image
By Jennifer Shannon, Doug Shannon (Illustrator), Michael A. Tompkins (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781626255067
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Published: New Harbinger Publications - April 1st, 2017

The very things we do to control anxiety can make anxiety worse. This unique guide offers a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based approach to help you recognize the constant chatter of your anxious "monkey mind," stop feeding anxious thoughts, and find the personal peace you crave.


No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler (Introduction by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781328661593
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - December 5th, 2017

Ursula K. Le Guin on the absurdity of denying your age: “If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.”

On cultural perceptions of fantasy: “The direction of escape is toward freedom.


Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977917
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 14th, 2017

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

“There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon James


The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812988635
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Published: Random House - January 16th, 2018

Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson


The Discovery of Ramen: The Asian Hall of Fame Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597021340
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Published: Immedium - November 14th, 2017

Enjoy the first English children's picture book on how Japan's ramen noodles were created Amazingly illustrated, this storybook features a glossary of Japanese terms.


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Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627798570
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 9th, 2018

A scientific exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer

In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans’ belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality along with utopian attempts to create heaven on earth.


Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393635904
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 2nd, 2018

An archaeologist takes us into the ancient world of traditional crafts to uncover their deep, original histories.


Masala & Meatballs: Incredible Indian Dishes with an American Twist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781624143885
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Published: Page Street Publishing - January 9th, 2018

Where Indian Flavors & The American Palate Meet

Indian cuisine is full of intense and exciting flavors that you’ll love, but can scare o the home cook...until now. Asha Shivakumar, who grew up in India before moving to the states, breaks that barrier with bold but approachable dishes that tow a delicious line between Indian and American food.


Güera Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632430243
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Published: Omnidawn - October 4th, 2016

Invoking a Mexican slang term that translates roughly as “white girl,” Güera considers how the body’s meaning as a racialized, gendered, and sexualized surface shifts as it crosses linguistic and national borders.


The Book of Formation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612196688
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Published: Melville House - November 14th, 2017

This debut novel—told in interviews—spans 20 years in the rise and fall of the charismatic leader of a seductive self-help movement.


Someone to Love: A Moving and Powerful YA Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780373212361
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Published: Harlequin Teen - January 2nd, 2018

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Isle of the Lost, Alex & Eliza and Something in Between comes a powerful story about learning to love yourself.


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The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250176165
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 2nd, 2018

*A Refinery29 Best Book of 2018*
*One of Real Simple's Most Inspiring Books for Graduates*
*Indie Personal Finance Bestseller*

How to get good with money, even if you have no idea where to start.


Janesville: An American Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501102264
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 2nd, 2018

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * Winner of the J.


Wine and Place: A Terroir Reader Cover Image
By Tim Patterson (Editor), John Buechsenstein (Editor), Patrick J. Comiskey (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780520277007
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Published: University of California Press - January 2nd, 2018

The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today. Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express “somewhereness,” a set of consistent aromatics, flavors, or textures that amount to a signature expression of place.


Celine: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101973486
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Published: Vintage - January 2nd, 2018

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Esquire Best Books of 2017
Minnesota Public Radio Best of 2017
The Morning News 2018 Tournament of Books Pick

New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Stars


“[A] gorgeously wrought story.” —Entertainment Weekly


The Woman in the Window: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062678416
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Published: William Morrow - January 2nd, 2018

#1 New York Times Bestseller – Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman

“Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian Flynn

“Unputdownable.” —Stephen King


Lucky to Live in Northern California Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738527703
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 1st, 2017

What do you get when you cross a read-aloud storybook with a write-in memory book?
Magic moments between kids and adults
The Lucky to Live in NorCal book is the perfect tool to jump-start meaningful conversations between generations. Read-aloud rhymes set up interesting topics. Then write-in prompts invite children to record their own views to create a personal NorCal keepsake.


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