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Leavings Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780692171226
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Published: Laughing Oak - September 28th, 2018

In a simple style that nevertheless reveals feeling and depth, the author explores her world. She includes poems about nature, special places she has visited, the political process, relationships, grief and loss. Readers will relate to these themes, her exploration of her own motivations, sense of humor, and delight in playing with words.


Laugh and Live: Advice for Aging Boomers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692197721
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Published: Laughing Oak - November 2nd, 2018

The first Baby Boomers are now 70 years old. The first generation into fitness and free love is facing the inevitable breakdowns that come with age: forgetting things, aching joints, and being treated like doddering fools by those who don't know us better. The solution? Take a look at yourself and laugh.


The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632867339
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 4th, 2018

"Miriam Pawel’s fascinating book . . . illuminates the sea change in the nation’s politics in the last half of the 20th century."--New York Times Book Review


Everything Under: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978266
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 23rd, 2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

An eerie, watery reimagining of the Oedipus myth set on the canals of Oxford, from the author of Fen


Ramen Otaku: Mastering Ramen at Home: A Cookbook Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735220065
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Published: Avery - November 13th, 2018

A guide to ramen for the home cook, from the chef behind the beloved shop Otaku Ramen.


Six of Crows Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250076960
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Published: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018

The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!

Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times–bestselling Six of Crows, Book One of the Six of Crows Duology.


Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250076977
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Published: Square Fish - September 4th, 2018

The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!

Crooked Kingdom
is the #1 New York Times-bestselling
Book Two in the Six of Crows Duology. Now in paperback with a brand-new exclusive piece of art, an interview with Leigh Bardugo and a sneak peek of her next book.


NB + KVON radio 11/9/18

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Tuna the Wonder Dog Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781628801484
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Published: Ideas Into Books Westview - September 1st, 2018

"This is retired Judge Ray Guadagni's second book, following 'The Adventures of the Squeeze Box Kid' which described life in small town Napa in the '50s. 'Tuna the Wonder Dog' takes us to his attendance at UC Berkley, UC Hastings Law School and the beginning of his long and storied legal career through the '60s, '70s and beyond.


Capitalism in America: A History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735222441
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Published: Penguin Press - October 16th, 2018

From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award


Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings (Illustrator), Damian Duffy (Adapted by), Nnedi Okorafor (Introduction by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419728556
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - July 24th, 2018

The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem: The Story of John Morrissey and the World’s Best Cocktail Menu Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328451873
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 30th, 2018

A groundbreaking graphic novel-style cocktail book from world-renowned bar The Dead Rabbit in New York City
 
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in lower Manhattan has won every cocktail award there is to win, including being named "Best Bar in the World" in 2016. Since their award-winning cocktail book The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual


Apple Pie Promises: A Swirl Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510739239
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Published: Sky Pony - October 2nd, 2018

Lily has lived with her mom since her parents got divorced several years ago, and her dad has recently remarried to a woman with a daughter her age named Hannah. But now, Lily's mom has gotten a once-in-a-lifetime work opportunity in Africa and she'll be gone for a year, so Lily is moving in with her dad—and new stepmom and new stepsister. It'll be as easy as apple pie, right?
Wrong.


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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501181795
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 2018

***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***

***BEST BOOKS OF 2018 SELECTION BY***
* WASHINGTON POST * People * NPR * ESQUIRE * ELLE * WIRED * REFINERY 29 *

“In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national conversation, no one shaped that exchange more than Rebecca Traister.


Other People's Love Affairs: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616207052
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 21st, 2018

“[The] debut of a major writer . . . An extraordinary book in itself, full of some of the most exquisitely etched, psychologically complex, tender stories I’ve read.


Transcription: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316176637
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life


Everyday Slow Cooking: Modern Recipes for Delicious Meals Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681883847
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Published: Weldon Owen - October 2nd, 2018

Satisfying, easy, and great for family dinners, here are more than 200 modern slow-cooker recipes that focus on the fresh flavors, ethnic influences, and seasonal ingredients to inspire today’s cooks.


Gwen the Rescue Hen Cover Image
By Leslie Crawford, Sonja Stangl (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780998862323
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Published: Stone Pier Press - November 6th, 2018

Gwen has spent her whole life in a big egg-laying hen house, so she knows very little about what chickens can do (besides lay eggs, of course). A fateful tornado turns her world upside-down and sideways, landing her in a strange new place that's nothing like the hen house.


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The California Field Atlas Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781597144025
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Published: Heyday Books - September 5th, 2017

" A] gorgeously illustrated compendium."--Sunset

This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings.


Brief Answers to the Big Questions Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781984819192
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Published: Bantam - October 16th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind.

“Hawking’s parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity’s future should read.”—NPR


Seven Seasons on Stowel Lake Farm: Stories and Recipes That Nourish Community Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781989025086
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Published: Page Two Books, Inc. - October 16th, 2018

Told through the voices of four women at the heart of the project, Seven Seasons on Stowel Lake Farm is a multi-layered, evocative exploration of life on a sustainable organic farm that has been at the forefront of North America's slow living and local eating movements.


The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250189509
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2018

A middle-grade fantasy and nonstop adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a trilogy.

A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.


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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.

“When the world is bringing you down, Gmorning, Gnight! will remind you that you are awesome.”—Booklist


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400040483
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Published: Knopf - October 16th, 2018

The first full life—private, public, legal, philosophical—of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and her associates.


Unsheltered: A Novel Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062684561
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Published: Harper - October 16th, 2018

A New York Times Bestseller

Named one of the Best Books of the Year (2018) by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek


The Wine Table: Recipes and Pairings from Winemakers' Kitchens Cover Image
$49.99
ISBN: 9781510730830
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Published: Skyhorse - September 4th, 2018

***Named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2018 by The Washington Post***

This book combines a love of food and wine with history, culture, and plenty of personal touch.


We all dream of tasting our way through Burgundy, walking through vineyards in Champagne with a winemaker, or dining late into the night on a winery balcony in Chianti.


Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons Cover Image
By Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780762465927
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 25th, 2018

Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.


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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062449177
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Published: Harper Wave - July 24th, 2018

Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates—a riveting,thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival.


Bitter Orange Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793156
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Published: Tin House Books - October 9th, 2018

An NPR Best Book of the Year

"Unsettling and eerie, Bitter Orange is an ideal chiller." —Time Magazine

 From the author of Our Endless Numbered Days and Swimming LessonsBitter Orange is a seductive psychological portrait, a keyhole into the dangers of longing and how far a woman might go to escape her past.

 


Movers and Shakers: Women Making Waves in Spirits, Beer & Wine Cover Image
By Hope Ewing, Natalka Burian (Foreword by)
$23.99
ISBN: 9781944700645
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Published: Unnamed Press - October 9th, 2018

"It's a collection of industry advice and tips, it's a beverage history lesson, and it's a proudly feminist look at the professional challenges women face. It also includes useful, inspiring personal anecdotes on how these women built their careers, overcame obstacles and continue to fight them--with ideas on how to grow a more inclusive industry, to boot.


NB + KVON radio 9/28/18

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608469468
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

National Book Award Longlist Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction Winner of the Foreword INDIE Editor's Choice Prize for Nonfiction
"Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading." --The New Republic

"Solnit's exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy." --Elle


Norma I. Quintana: Circus: A Traveling Life Cover Image
By Norma Quintana (Photographer), Mona Simpson (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9788862083652
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Published: Damiani Ltd - October 31st, 2014

Norma I. Quintana (born 1954) is an American photographer and educator working in the tradition of social documentary, shooting exclusively in black and white and using only available light. Her first monograph presents a decade-long pictorial series of a traveling one-ring circus.


Sourdough: or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250192752
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Published: Picador - September 18th, 2018

From Robin Sloan, the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, comes Sourdough, "a perfect parable for our times" (San Francisco Magazine): a delicious and funny novel about an overworked and under-socialized software engineer discovering a calling and a community as a baker.


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times Bestseller

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle


The Golden State: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374164836
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Published: MCD - September 4th, 2018

NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION 5 UNDER 35 PICK. LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION'S FIRST NOVEL PRIZE.


Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611804010
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Published: Roost Books - March 21st, 2017

A literary cookbook that celebrates food and poetry, two of life's essential ingredients.


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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany (Book for Writers, Book Lovers Miscellany with Booklist) Cover Image
By Jane Mount (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452167237
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

Searching for perfect book lovers gifts? Rejoice! Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, is a love letter to all things bookish. Author Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. It's a must-have for every book collection, and makes a wonderful literary gift for book lovers, writers, and more.


All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062405180
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Published: Harper Wave - July 24th, 2018

In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of grace in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life.


Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385542722
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Published: Doubleday - July 31st, 2018

“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.”
--San Francisco Chronicle


Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking [A Recipe Book] Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399579592
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - September 11th, 2018

A delicious, comprehensive playbook that pairs 75 wine styles—including where and who to buy them from—with 75 recipes that complement them perfectly
 
“If you want to know what good taste in the modern food and wine scene looks like, this is your manual.”—Jordan Mackay, co-author of The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste


The Iron Flower Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335917393
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Published: Harlequin Teen - September 18th, 2018

Dark forces are on the rise in this sweeping sequel to The Black Witch by critically acclaimed author Laurie Forest.


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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608469468
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

National Book Award Longlist Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction Winner of the Foreword INDIE Editor's Choice Prize for Nonfiction
"Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading." --The New Republic

"Solnit's exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy." --Elle


A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060524463
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 1st, 2003

Today, in a world in which news flashes around the globe in an instant, time lags are inconceivable. In the mid-nineteenth century, communication between the United States and Europe -- the center of world affairs -- was only as quick as the fastest ship could cross the Atlantic, making the United States isolated and vulnerable.


Preserve Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635343168
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Published: Finishing Line Press - October 20th, 2017

Tap Dancing on the Razor's Edge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781625492722
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Published: David Robert Books - March 15th, 2018

As the title of this collection suggests, the poems reflect a dynamic tension between exuberant joy and exquisite pain, with a liberal dose of sardonic humor.


How to Cook Without a Book, Completely Updated and Revised: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart: A Cookbook Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781524761660
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Published: Clarkson Potter - August 28th, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Pam Anderson updates her classic cookbook—which put "cooking by heart" on the map—to include modern flavors and new techniques that today's home cooks will love, with new and original full-color photographs.


Boats on the Bay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944903336
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 18th, 2018

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Fear: Trump in the White House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501175510
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 11th, 2018

OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD

RUNAWAY #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

SENSATIONAL #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Explosive.”—The Washington Post

“Devastating.”—The New Yorker

“Unprecedented.”—CNN

“Great reporting...astute.”<


The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328511669
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Published: Mariner Books - September 4th, 2018

“This book is a contemporary classic—a shrewd and spirited guide to protecting ourselves from the jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls who seek to demean. We desperately need this antidote to the a-holes in our midst.”—Daniel H.


A Train to Nowhere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996474849
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Published: Camitzke Press - June 4th, 2018

A lovers' quarrel. A wild mustang. A card game gone bad. These are only some of the complications which threaten to derail a young couple's plan for independence. In this sequel to Trains to Concordia, Charley O'Brien and Christina Batachi pursue their dream of becoming landowners in the summer of 1900 by stowing away in a boxcar heading West.


The Scratch + Sniff Bacon Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781925418774
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Published: Smith Street Books - September 4th, 2018

This is a bacon cookbook with a super-fun twist—scratch the cover for a deliciously bacon-y smell!


Presto and Zesto in Limboland Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780062644657
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Published: Michael di Capua Books - September 4th, 2018

The pictures are vintage Sendak: wry, wild, and with all sorts of mysteries tucked away in the corners. Yorinks, using his trademark clever nonsense iced with irony, reveals a tale that links everything together in riotous fashion. An unexpected gift.” Booklist (starred review)


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