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Zelda, the Queen of Paris: The True Story of the Luckiest Dog in the World Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780997640557
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Published: Val de Grace - November 13th, 2018

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.


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.


Machines Like Me: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385545112
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Published: Nan A. Talese - April 23rd, 2019

New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act


Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984822178
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Published: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019

NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).
 


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.


The Line Tender Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735231603
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

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.


NB + KVON radio 4/19/19

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The Bunny Poets Dyslexic Font Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781365861383
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Published: MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing - March 20th, 2018

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


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."


Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781641701211
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Published: Familius - April 1st, 2019

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.


The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781937226930
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Published: Torrey House Press - April 2nd, 2019

NAUTILUS BOOK AWARD WINNER

"The problem of dominion that has always complicated humanity's relationship with wild places is at the center of Rebecca Lawton's essay collection...her expertise is apparent, as is her enthusiasm."
--THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


NB + KVON radio 4/12/19

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Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062225863
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Published: Ecco - March 12th, 2019

An all-access history of the evolution of the American restaurant chef


Operation BBQ: 200 Smokin' Recipes from Competition Grand Champions Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781624143595
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Published: Page Street Publishing - April 9th, 2019

The Most Comprehensive Collection of Award-Winning BBQ Recipes in Print


Thank You for Smoking: Fun and Fearless Recipes Cooked with a Whiff of Wood Fire on Your Grill or Smoker [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399582134
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 26th, 2019

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.


Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small: A Cookbook Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781524763374
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 26th, 2019

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.


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Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature—A New Evolutionary History Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781615195312
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Published: The Experiment - March 19th, 2019

“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.


Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781603589086
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Published: 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"


Lights All Night Long: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525558736
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Published: 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


Big Salads: The ultimate fresh, satisfying meal, on one plate Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781787132108
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Published: 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.


The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524767600
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Published: 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.


NB + KVON radio 3/29/19

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How to be Gluten-Free and Keep your Friends: Recipes & Tips Cover Image
By Anna Barnett, Quadrille (Text by), Kim Lightbody (Photographs by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781787132917
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - February 19th, 2019

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.


NB + KVON radio 3/22/19

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The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things --- Stories from Science and Observation Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771643887
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Published: Greystone Books - March 5th, 2019

"Peter Wohlleben's curiosity about the natural world, his sense of wonder at its complexity and beauty, and his clear and compelling writing have combined in The Secret Wisdom of Nature. As you read these pages you will understand why I so admire him and am so in love with his work." --Jane Goodall


First: Sandra Day O'Connor Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780399589287
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Published: Random House - March 19th, 2019

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


Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520610
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION
WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST
FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE


One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year


Where to Drink Wine: An essential guide to the world's must-visit wineries Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781787132252
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - March 19th, 2019

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.


Bloodleaf (The Bloodleaf Trilogy) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328496300
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

“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


NB + KVON radio 3/15/19

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Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635065
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 12th, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller and winner of the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.


Gingerbread: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634659
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2019

"Exhilarating...A wildly imagined, head-spinning, deeply intelligent novel." - The New York Times Book Review


The Island of Sea Women: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501154850
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

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.


Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524798628
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019

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.


Husbands That Cook: More Than 120 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes and Tales from Our Tiny Kitchen Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781250151544
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 12th, 2019

FEATURED IN: LA Times • Relish Magazine • Epicurius.com • Eat Your Books • The Eagle Rock Boulevard-Sentinel Men's Vow's • Powell's Books Blog • Bay Area Reporter Passport Magazine

Gaby Dalkin says: "Adam and Ryan make vegetarian recipes that are not only delicious but they'll satisfy any meat lover too!"


The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062342461
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 5th, 2019

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.


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Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062310736
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Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

Winner of The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature

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


Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501177767
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Published: 37 Ink - March 5th, 2019

In this “heroic narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight for women’s equality.


The House of Broken Angels Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316154895
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 5th, 2019

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."


The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101986639
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Published: 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


Us Against You: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160806
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Published: 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?


Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524797768
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Published: Del Rey - February 26th, 2019

In an irreverent 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


A Woman's Place: The Inventors, Rumrunners, Lawbreakers, Scientists, and Single Moms Who Changed the World with Food Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316452243
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 5th, 2019

Discover 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.


Mary Wears What She Wants Cover Image
By Keith Negley, Keith Negley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062846792
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Published: 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.


History vs Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don't Want You to Know Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250146731
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2018

Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains
Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.


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Girlhood in the Borderlands: Mexican Teens Caught in the Crossroads of Migration (Nation of Nations #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781479862016
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Published: New York University Press - July 31st, 2018

How gender and generation shape perceptions of place and time as told through the voices of Mexican teenage girls


A Fire Story Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419735851
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - March 5th, 2019

Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed.


The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984802439
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Published: Berkley - February 19th, 2019

“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 


Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways--Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company: A Cookbook Cover Image
By Mark Bittman, Aya Brackett (Photographs by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780385344760
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Published: Clarkson Potter - February 12th, 2019

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.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL


Lucky Broken Girl Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399546457
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Published: Puffin Books - April 10th, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre Award!

“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

 


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She's Got This!: Essays on Standing Strong and Moving on Cover Image
By Joanne Hartman (Editor), Mary Claire Hill (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781733523707
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Published: Write on Mamas - February 1st, 2019

Boldly and unapologetically told, the essays featured in this powerful collection exemplify strength and resilience as these writers--published authors as well as fresh voices--take their truths public. Filled with hope, humor, and determination, these stories tackle love, loss, friendship, identity, and parenthood.


Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393239379
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 12th, 2019

A New York Times Editors' Choice

A myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced "separation" and its pernicious consequences.


The White Card: A Play Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978396
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 19th, 2019

A play about the imagined fault line between black and white lives by Claudia Rankine, the author of Citizen


A Work in Progress: A Journal Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780714877549
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Published: Phaidon Press - February 13th, 2019

The world-famous chef René Redzepi's intimate first-hand account of a year in the life of his renowned restaurant, noma


Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (Ronan Boyle #1) Cover Image
By Thomas Lennon, John Hendrix (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734915
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Published: Amulet Books - March 5th, 2019

Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan’s parents are in jail, but Ronan is convinced that they were framed by the wee people.


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