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Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523502974
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019

“Over the last few years we’ve seen a remarkable surge of women running for office, and even better, winning. Running takes courage, passion, and commitment, but it also takes books like this.


Persuasion: Convincing Others When Facts Don't Seem to Matter Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780143133476
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Published: TarcherPerigee - September 3rd, 2019

The secrets to persuading anyone, at work and in life, from a top communication strategist.


The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385543781
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Published: Nan A. Talese - September 10th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.


Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761264
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 3rd, 2019

Chris Shepherd, James Beard Award-winning chef of Houston’s Underbelly Hospitality, is a champion of that city’s incredibly diverse immigrant cuisines.


Ping Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316424646
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

With the visual ingenuity of Press Here and the emotional resonance of What Do You Do with a Problem?, this wise and timely book about the fragile art of personal connection will strike a chord with children and adults alike.


NB + KVON radio 8/23/19

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.


Seismic City: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780295746098
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Published: University of Washington Press - August 20th, 2019

Tidelands (The Fairmile Series #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501187155
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Published: Atria Books - August 20th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the great storytellers of our time” (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor, who cannot bear to conform to the life that lies before her.

Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war between renegade


Grasping the Grape: Demystifying Grape Varieties to Help You Discover the Wines You Love Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781784882488
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Published: Hardie Grant - August 20th, 2019

Grasping the Grape is a guide to the world's most prominent and essential wine grapes.


How Do You Dance? Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419734182
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

All the Ways to Be Smart Cover Image
By Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781947534964
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Published: Scribe Us - September 3rd, 2019

A tender, funny, and exquisitely illustrated picture book celebrating all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.

With heartwarming rhyming text all about knowing what makes you special, All the Ways to Be Smart is a wonderful introduction to conversations about self-esteem.


NB + KVON radio 8/16/19

The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062743190
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Published: Harper Wave - June 4th, 2019

“Thursday morning. One hundred pounds overweight, no man in sight, and rounding the bend to 57 years old—a full-blown catastrophe.”


Inland: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812992861
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Published: Random House - August 13th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife returns with “a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West” (Entertainment Weekly).


Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217928
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Published: Penguin Press - July 16th, 2019

Microdoses of the straight dope, stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection, from the best-selling author of But What if We're Wrong?


The Third Hotel: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214881
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Published: Picador - August 13th, 2019

"[A] future cult classic." —The New York Times Book Review


A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984823021
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Published: Hogarth - August 6th, 2019

“A satire of writerly ambition wrapped in a psychological thriller . . . An homage to Patricia Highsmith, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, but its execution is entirely Boyne’s own.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE


My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE 
WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE



Let's Make Ramen!: A Comic Book Cookbook Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399581991
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 16th, 2019

A comic book cookbook with accessible ramen recipes for the home cook, including simple weeknight bowls, weekend project stocks, homemade noodles, and an array of delicious accompaniments, with insights and tips from notable ramen luminaries.
 


In Other Lands Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781618731661
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Published: Big Mouth House - August 6th, 2019

Georgia Peach Award Nominee

Florida Teens Read Award Nominee

ABC Best Books for Young Readers

Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Hugo & Locus award finalist


NB + KVON radio 8/9/19

Three Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781451642292
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“THIS IS THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. This is it.


Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062458711
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Published: William Morrow - June 4th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K.


Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399582431
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 6th, 2019

A compact illustrated guide to the emerging and enormously popular category of natural wine, a style that focuses on minimal intervention, lack of additives, and organic and biodynamic growing methods.


Cork and Knife: Build Complex Flavors with Bourbon, Wine, Beer and More Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781624148118
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Published: Page Street Publishing - August 6th, 2019

Make Food Great with Just One Ingredient


What's Your Favorite Food? (Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite #4) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250295149
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 23rd, 2019

A new title in the Eric Carle and Friends What's Your Favorite picture book series, in which Eric Carle and thirteen other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite foods and explain why they love them.


NB + KVON radio 8/2/19

Flights Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525534204
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
 
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE

A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)


Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541332
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

"A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune

"Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie Proulx


Vegan Dairy: Making Milk, Butter & Cheese from Nuts & Seeds Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781911624578
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Published: Pavilion - July 30th, 2019

From fresh plant-based milk, to artisanal vegan cheese, from silky yogurts, and creams, to delicious nutty spreads and dips, join the new food revolution, and learn how to make delicious, dairy-free products at home with this fabulous, vegan cookbook.


The Thing about Bees: A Love Letter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780998047799
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Published: Readers to Eaters - August 1st, 2019

A LOVE POEM FROM A FATHER TO HIS TWO SONS, AND A TRIBUTE TO THE BEES THAT POLLINATE THE FOODS WE LOVE TO EAT. "Sometimes bees can be a bit rude. They fly in your face and prance on your food." And yet...


The School Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316423809
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 16th, 2019

Beloved and New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to introduce readers to all the wonderful things they can do at school, where everyone is welcome!


Brain Quest Kindergarten, revised 4th edition: 300 Questions and Answers to Get a Smart Start (Brain Quest Decks) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780761166603
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 1st, 2012

Brain Quest is beloved by kids, trusted by parents, used and recommended by teachers. It’s the curriculum-based, fast-paced, question-and-answer game that challenges kids on the stuff they need to know, when they need to know it.


NB + KVON radio 7/26/19

Be with Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811226059
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - August 28th, 2018

WINNER OF THE 2019 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRY
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Book of 2018


Forrest Gander's first book of poems since his Pulitzer finalist Core Samples from the World: a startling look through loss, grief, and regret into the exquisite nature of intimacy.


Mickey: The Giveaway Boy Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781947041318
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Published: Running Wild Press - March 15th, 2019

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

One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.


Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393242140
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself.


The Mere Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250214942
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Published: Picador - July 16th, 2019

New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley presents a modern retelling of the literary classic Beowulf, set in American suburbia as two mothers—a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran—fight to protect those they love in The Mere Wife.


Each Tiny Spark Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451479723
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Published: Kokila - August 6th, 2019

From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.


White Bird: A Wonder Story Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780525645535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.


Guts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545852500
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Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!


NB + KVON radio 7/19/19

Ashes in a Coconut Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945181504
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Published: Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC - May 15th, 2019

To save her marriage, Laura Harrison accompanies her husband Jack to Indonesia where he is to take over as president of troubled bank; but when her premonitions become reality, events spin out of control.


The Man Without a Party: The Trials of Carl Von Ossietzky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949472882
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Published: Beacon Publishing Group - April 12th, 2019

The Kaiser fined him for his writings; he refused to pay. The Weimar Republic charged him with treason for publishing the truth about their illegal military build-up. He fought them in court and went to prison. In early 1933, when Hitler took power, journalist Carl von Ossietzky was one of the first thrown into the new concentration camps.


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

One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.


The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
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Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD


The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399563058
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 23rd, 2019

A National Bestseller!

The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day. 
—Washington Post

 
“[A] charmer of a tale. . . Warm, witty and--like any good craft beer--complex, the saga delivers a subtly feminist and wholly life-affirming message.”
—People Magazine


NB + KVON radio 7/11/19

The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631525612
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Published: She Writes Press - April 2nd, 2019

Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was up for anything that involved skipping school.


Guesthouse for Ganesha Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631525216
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Published: She Writes Press - May 7th, 2019

In 1923, seventeen-year-old Esther Gr nspan arrives in K ln "with a hardened heart as her sole luggage." Thus begins a twenty-two-year journey, woven against the backdrops of the European Holocaust and the Hindu Kali Yuga (the "Age of Darkness" when human civilization degenerates spiritually), in search of a place of sanctuary.


Celebrate Rosé: Cocktails & Parties for Life's Rosiest Moments Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781681884608
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Published: Weldon Owen - July 2nd, 2019

With an intoxicating collection of rosé-based cocktails for fun, sun-splashed occasions—alfresco soirees to bachelorette bashes, beach parties to boozy brunches—this charming book by a cocktail maven also offers stylish entertaining ideas, food pairings, bar techniques, and a wealth of insider know-how for lovers of this delightful pink drink.

This enchanting book


A Wolf Called Wander Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062895936
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 7th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller

“Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan


The Peculiar Pig Cover Image
By Joy Steuerwald, Joy Steuerwald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399548871
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 18th, 2019

* "An excellent, gently told addition to anti-bullying, adoption, and individuality storytimes."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

There was a different sort of piglet in the pigpen one cool spring morning.


NB + KVON radio 6/28/19

Racial Ecologies Cover Image
By Leilani Nishime (Editor), Kim D. Hester Williams (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780295743738
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Published: University of Washington Press - June 20th, 2018

From the Flint water crisis to the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, environmental threats and degradation disproportionately affect communities of color, with often dire consequences for people's lives and health.


Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593132951
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Published: Random House - June 11th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw

“Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin


Big Sky (Jackson Brodie #5) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316523097
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 25th, 2019

Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies


Hair of the Dog: 80 Hangover Cocktails and Cures Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781454934288
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Published: Sterling Publishing (NY) - June 4th, 2019

No such thing as a cure for a hangover? Guess again, thanks to one of the world's best bartenders.


Breakfast: The Cookbook Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714878041
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Published: Phaidon Press - May 29th, 2019

Start the day with the definitive cookbook of authentic home-cooking breakfast dishes from around the world


The Beholder Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062845429
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Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

“Sparkles with beauty, intrigue, and romance.”—Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series

Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match.


NB + KVON radio 6/21/19

Sustainability: A Love Story (21st Century Essays) Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780814254851
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Published: Mad Creek Books - August 17th, 2018

In Sustainability: A Love Story, Nicole Walker questions what it means to live sustainably while still being able to have Internet and eat bacon. After all, who wants to listen to a short, blond woman who is mostly a hypocrite anyway—who eats cows, drives a gasoline-powered car, who owns no solar panels—tsk-tsking them?


Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction Cover Image
By Britt Wray, George Church (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771644723
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Published: Greystone Books - May 21st, 2019

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New Yorker and Science News


Dancing on the Spider's Web Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781732776814
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Published: Tempest Books, Ltd. - May 8th, 2019

Is love incompatible with intelligence? Sarah Glass suspects this is the case. The shy, serious medical student would be the first to tell you that the heart is merely a muscle that beats or does not, the latter to the disadvantage of its owner. A heart cannot soar, leap, melt, or break.

And this is why it's so bewildering when it happens to her.


Tasting the Past: One Man’s Quest to Discover (and Drink!) the World’s Original Wines Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616209377
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

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

Worm Loves Worm Cover Image
By J. J. Austrian, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062386335
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 5th, 2016

When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next: They get married! But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux?

The answer is: It doesn't matter. Because worm loves worm.


And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same.


How to Be a Lion Cover Image
By Ed Vere
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525578055
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Max the Brave comes an inspiring and adorable picture book about a pair of unlikely friends who face down a pack of bullies.


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