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New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632171320
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Published: Sasquatch Books - January 2nd, 2018

The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.


Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works--and How It Fails Cover Image
By Yanis Varoufakis, Jacob Moe (Translated by), Yanis Varoufakis (Translated by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780374272364
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 8th, 2018

In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her about the business, politics, and corruption of world economics.


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


Boqueria: A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781632864949
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Published: Absolute Press - May 1st, 2018

"A sublime collection of traditional Spanish and Tapas recipes. Boqueria captures the soul of Spanish cuisine." --James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Alfred Portale


Furyborn (Empirium Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781492656623
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 22nd, 2018

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

"One of the biggest new YA Fantasies." --Entertainment Weekly
"Empowering." --BuzzFeed

The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.


NB + KVON radio 5/25/18

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111306
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Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2018

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature’s most magnificent networkers — trees 
 
“Both a love song to trees, an exploration of their biology, and a wonderfully philosophical analysis of their role they play in human history and in modern culture.” – Science Friday


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

***A National Bestseller***

One of the Best Books of 2018: NPR • New York Times Book Review, Inc. • TIME • Wall Street Journal • Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year


The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TIME’S #1 FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

“Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled.” —Margaret Atwood via Twitte


Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781632863829
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 8th, 2018

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout.


Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481470377
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

“Young readers will be captivated.” —The Washington Post

From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

It’s a good day for sailing.

Finn liv


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 and Co. - 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
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize
A New York Times Notable, Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018

A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.


Flavor Bombs: The Umami Ingredients That Make Taste Explode Cover Image
By Adam Fleischman, Tien Nguyen, Wendy Sue Lamm (By (photographer))
$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
 

Why does everyone love burgers and pizza? When Adam Fleischman investigated, he discovered what they—and many other ultra-flavorful dishes—have in common: umami.


Seven Bad Cats Cover Image
$17.99
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
By Claire Messer, Claire Messer (Illustrator)
$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

Like many children, Moon leads a busy life. School, homework, music lessons, sports, and the next day it begins again.


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

A New York Times Editors' Choice; A Southern Living Best Book of 2018; An Amazon Editors' Best Book of 2018; A Refinery29 Best Book of 2018; A New York Post Most Unforgettable Book of 2018

"Fascinating." Vogue


The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars Cover Image
$26.95
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

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
$22.00
ISBN: 9781632869685
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - 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
$18.95
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: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101967386
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 1st, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Paris Wife brings to life the story of Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious woman ahead of her time, 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 (Photographs by)
$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 Cover Image
$5.99
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.

“Insightful and inspirational, The American Spirit summons a vexed and divided nation to rememberR


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

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


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 thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. Now a New York Times bestseller!


Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541626
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Published: Doubleday - 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 Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V.


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, from the writer of the "Repertoire" column for the San Francisco Chronicle


Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series #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.


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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
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ISBN: 9781476717807
Availability: Hard to Find
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
$16.00
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) (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
$16.99
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
$26.99
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 Cover Image
$28.00
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.


NB + KVON 3/16/18

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
$26.00
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
$30.00
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
$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."

"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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