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Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250097897
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 12th, 2018

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work." —Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE


The Book of Essie: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525520313
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Published: Knopf - June 12th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD

"Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely."—Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant 


Drinking Like Ladies is dedicated to the proposition that a woman’s place is behind the bar. . . or in front of it. . .


Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616205775
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 12th, 2018

"A vintner’s blend of science, history, travel, and tantalizing drink recommendations." --Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

Kids' Paper Airplane Book (Paper Airplanes) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761104780
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 9th, 1996

Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first book-The World Record Paper Airplane Book-world record holder Ken Blackburn and mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers present The Kids' Paper Airplane Book.


NB + KVON radio 6/15/18

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The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316388412
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 15th, 2018

A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store.


Us Against You: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160790
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Published: Atria Books - June 5th, 2018

Instant New York Times Bestseller! The author of A Man Called Ove returns with “a lyrical look at how a community heals, how families recover, and how individuals grow” (The Washington Post).

“Fans of Backman will not be disappointed.


Florida Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634512
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 5th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

WINNER OF THE 2019 STORY PRIZE

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018

The universally acclaimed return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies.

"Haunting and arresting." (New York Times Book Review)

"Outstanding." (The Boston Globe)


Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393253986
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 5th, 2018

Winner of the 2019 Art of Eating Prize

With more than 90 mouth-watering recipes, Superiority Burger Cookbook lays bare the secrets of America’s most talked-about vegetarian restaurant, in recipes as a simple as they are irresistible.


Bunny Built Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627792707
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 24th, 2018

A construction bunny learns a creative lesson in sharing and friendship when he meets the biggest carrot of his life.


Standroid & Dandroid Make a Mess Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534405677
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Published: Little Simon - April 3rd, 2018

Power up with robots Standroid and Dandroid in this playful board book! When two robots make one giant mess, will they figure out how to clean it up?

Standroid’s battery is full and Dandroid’s charging is complete. The two robots are fueled up and ready to play! How do robots play? They crash! crash! crash! And they squish! squish!


NB + KVON radio 6/8/18

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The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451496386
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Published: Crown - May 15th, 2018

From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into reality
 


A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385540209
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Published: Doubleday - May 8th, 2018

A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disaster


There There: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


Tales from a Forager's Kitchen: The Ultimate Field Guide to Evoke Curiosity and Wonderment with More Than 80 Recipes and Foraging Tips Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623368999
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Published: Rodale Books - May 15th, 2018

Connect with the earth and explore the outdoors with this enchanting cookbook from Fox Meets Bear blogger Johnna Holmgren.


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

Selected for the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.


NB + KVON radio 6/1/18

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New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living Cover Image
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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)
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ISBN: 9780374272364
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 8th, 2018

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

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
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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
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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
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ISBN: 9781492656623
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 22nd, 2018

The first book in the instant New York Times bestselling series, the Empirium Trilogy

Furyborn is an epic YA fantasy about two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.


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The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors Cover Image
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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
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ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER •  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year
 


The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
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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 the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

“Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of


Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas Cover Image
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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
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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
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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: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

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

"The best novel ever written about trees, and really just


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
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ISBN: 9781492657101
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - June 5th, 2018

A charming, rhyming picture book about a little girl and a band of bad cats who stow away on her small boat and wreak havoc on the voyage

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...


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
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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.


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The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts Cover Image
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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
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ISBN: 9780393292206
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

The gripping story of a group of boys discovered in what may be the largest talent search in sports history.


Adjustment Day: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393652598
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 1st, 2018

The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire.

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
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ISBN: 9781419727580
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 24th, 2018

Undead Girl Gang Cover Image
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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


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What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter Cover Image
By Suzy Hopkins, Hallie Bateman (Illustrator)
$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
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ISBN: 9781947534032
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Published: Scribe Us - April 3rd, 2018

Planet Earth needs its own lawyer. James Thornton is that lawyer.


Love and Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
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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
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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.


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The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For Cover Image
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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
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ISBN: 9781250107817
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 3rd, 2018

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Noir: A Novel Cover Image
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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
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ISBN: 9781492656227
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - May 2nd, 2017

Fans of Chris Ferrie's Organic Chemistry for Babies, Rocket Science for Babies, and 8 Little Planets will love this introduction to quantum physics for babies and toddlers

It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.


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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World Cover Image
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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.

"A masterpiece of science writing." —Washington Post


Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage Cover Image
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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

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).


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.

Home cooks don't need dozens of cookbooks or hundreds of recipes. They just need one good book, with about 75 trustworthy, versatile, and above all, delicious recipes that can stand alone or be mixed-and-matched into extraordinary meals.


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