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Ghost Wall: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250234957
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Published: Picador - December 31st, 2019

A Southern Living Best New Book of Winter 2019; A Refinery29 Best Book of January 2019; A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at The Week, Huffington Post, Nylon, and Lit Hub; An Indie Next Pick for January 2019

Ghost Wall has subtlety, wit, and the force of a rock to the head: an instant classic.”


Every Tree Has A Story Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781941367995
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Published: Downtown Bookworks - December 17th, 2019

This visually stunning book is an exploration of unique trees—from the tallest Sequoia in California, to a very special forest in India, to a lone Acacia in the Sahara desert—offering a window into different culture around the world.

Spectacular art enhances twenty fascinating stories about unique species, traditions, and the people who both nurture and destroy differe


NB + KVON radio 1/2/20

The Parisian Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802148803
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Published: Grove Press - December 17th, 2019

A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence.


An Old Man's Game: An Amos Parisman Mystery Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781945551642
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Published: Prospect Park Books - December 3rd, 2019

When a controversial celebrity rabbi drops dead over his matzoh ball soup at the famed Canter's Deli in Los Angeles, retired private eye Amos Parisman-- a sixtyish, no-nonsense Jewish detective who lives with his addled wife in Park La Brea--is hired by the temple's board to make sure everything is kosher.


Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 Seconds or Less Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062915030
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 30th, 2019

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

“An incredible, compelling read. It covers an astonishing amount of ground with basic simplicity and good humor. A masterful starting point for any investor. Tina Hay is a wizard.”—Ben Stein, economist, author, actor and commentator


The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538760529
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 3rd, 2019

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking from podcast host and academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine Steven Novella and his SGU co-hosts, which Richard Wiseman calls "the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction."


How to Be Sober and Keep Your Friends Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781787134225
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - December 3rd, 2019

Turning down a drink isn't easy. Not only do you have to deal with your own needs and desires for that chilled and glistening glass of white, you also have to tackle the: "Why aren't you drinking?" "Are you pregnant?" "Go on... just one!" And the worst one of all: "You're no fun without a drink!"


Kindness Makes Us Strong Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781984816399
Availability: Out of Stock
Published: Dial Books - December 24th, 2019

This bright book by the creator of Love Makes a Family celebrates acts of kindness big and small.


The Friendship Book Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328488992
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 17th, 2019

With charming art and poetry, this honest primer on friendship, and companion to The Thank You Book, captures the many ways friendships are formed and what it means to be a friend.


NB + KVON radio 12/20/19

Elayna's Favorite Books of 2019!

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393241020
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019

"How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us."


Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393651645
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 12th, 2019

A young woman leaves Appalachia for life as a classical musician—or so she thinks.


Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538745823
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 6th, 2019

"The Secret Life of Pets meets The Walking Dead" in this big-hearted, boundlessly beautiful romp through the Apocalypse, where a foul-mouthed crow is humanity's only chance to survive Seattle's zombie problem (Karen Joy Fowler, PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author).


The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
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Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR


salt slow Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250224774
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award

From White Review Short Story Prize winner Julia Armfield, a brilliant, provocative debut story collection for fans of Carmen Maria Machado and Kelly Link.


The Old Drift: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101907146
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Published: Hogarth - March 26th, 2019

“A dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage.”—Salman Rushdie, The New York Times Book Review
 


Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609455
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2019

A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress.


Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062060877
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Published: Harper - March 12th, 2019

A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know.


Love and Lemons Every Day: More than 100 Bright, Plant-Forward Recipes for Every Meal: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780735219847
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Published: Avery - April 2nd, 2019

The ultimate guide for cooking outrageously delicious, vegetable-packed meals every day of the week, from bestselling author of The Love & Lemons Cookbook.


NB + KVON radio 11/1/19

Joined by Napa County Poet Laureat Jeremy Benson! We spoke about upcoming poetry events.

50 Hikes with Kids California Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781604698701
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Published: Timber Press - October 29th, 2019

National Parenting Product Award winner for 2019
 
California kids live in a magnificent natural playground, and 50 Hikes with Kids California helps them explore its beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region’s geology, flora, and fauna.


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