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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

Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in Rise of the Necrofauna, a provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray.


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 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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Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World: Marie Curie, Rita Levi-Montalicini, Chien-Shiung Wu, Virginia Apgar, and More Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781635766103
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Published: Diversion Books - June 11th, 2019

From two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie to physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and obstetrical anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, M.D., this book celebrates the lives and hard-earned accomplishments of ten women from around the world who forever changed astronomy, physics, chemistry, medicine, and biology.


When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374538422
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 14th, 2019

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought.


Ask Again, Yes: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982106980
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Published: Scribner - May 28th, 2019

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy.” —Elle

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.


Bunny: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559733
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Published: Viking - June 11th, 2019

"A wild, audacious and ultimately unforgettable novel." Michael Schaub, Los Angeles Times 

"Every time I open it up, I stumble upon a crackling sentence." Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Awad is a stone-cold genius." —Ann Bauer, The Washington Post


Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250189776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 4th, 2019

Eighty recipes support eight essential nutritional strategies to help you look and feel amazing

"Ibrahim's thoughtful recipes and sense of humor ("Greens are your new friends with bennies") keep this book entertaining and accessible." —Publishers Weekly


Cece Loves Science and Adventure Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062499622
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 4th, 2019

Cece loves science and adventure!

In this STEM-themed picture book, the second in a series, Cece and her Adventure Girls troop use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and earn their camping pin.


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Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982113476
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Published: Atria Books - May 7th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An imperative how-to for creativity.” —Nick Offerman

Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reali


Good Enough: The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780674504622
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Published: Harvard University Press - June 3rd, 2019

In this spirited and irreverent critique of Darwin's long hold over our imagination, a distinguished philosopher of science makes the case that, in culture as well as nature, not only the fittest survive: the world is full of the "good enough" that persist too.


Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947793309
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Published: Tin House Books - June 4th, 2019

One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals.


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more.


Drive Through Napa: Your Ultimate Companion to Napa Valley's Wine Regions Cover Image
By Paul Hodgins, Kathy Lajvardi (Designed by), Naushad Huda (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780578451619
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Published: Iltg Media, Inc. - February 13th, 2019

Alphabet Trains Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580895934
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Published: Charlesbridge - June 4th, 2019

All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet! Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be—A to Z!


NB + KVON radio 5/31/19

How to Write a Page-Turner: Craft a Story Your Readers Can't Put Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781440354342
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - March 19th, 2019

Infuse Your Fiction with the Powerful Tug of Tension

Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander.


This America: The Case for the Nation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631496417
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 28th, 2019


With dangerous forms of nationalism on the rise, Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, repudiates nationalism here by explaining its long history--and the history of the idea of the nation itself--while calling for a "new Americanism" a generous patriotism that requires an honest reckoning with America's past.


Cari Mora: A Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538750148
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 21st, 2019

A resilient young woman must outwit a sadistic psychopath in this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of The Silence of the Lambs, a "master still at the top of his strange and chilling form" (Wall Street Journal).


My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399580574
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - April 30th, 2019

Innovative chef and culinary trend-setter Gabriela Cámara shares 150 recipes for her vibrant, simple, and sophisticated contemporary Mexican cooking.


The Yoga House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781480868076
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Published: Archwaypublishing - December 7th, 2018

NB + KVON radio 5/24/19

Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781477316542
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 7th, 2019

As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman's perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes--identity, money, love, and protest--to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women.


The Beatles A to Z: The Iconic Band - from Apple to Zebra Crossings Cover Image
By Steve Wide, Chantel de Sousa (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781925418903
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Published: Smith Street Books - May 7th, 2019

An illustrated A to Z celebrating the unparalleled impact of the cultural phenomenon that was the Beatles--the greatest band of all time.


Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306921483
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Published: Da Capo Press - May 7th, 2019

Biography of legendary singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, spanning his nomadic youth and early recording career to his substance abuse, final album, and posthumous Grammy Awards


Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781250057198
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 30th, 2019

From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love.

Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on us?


God Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin Cover Image
By Adah Nuchi, Rob Polivka (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368015769
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

An inspiring portrait of an immigrant and the gift he gave his new home.


Operatic Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Byron Eggenschwiler (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781554989720
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 2nd, 2019

Somewhere in the universe, there is the perfect tune for you.


NB + KVON radio 5/17/19

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I made a mistake! With the Fire on High is NOT a novel in poetry, unlike Elizabeth Acevedo's first book. Please pardon my error, I wasn't quite as awake as I thought I was!

The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635652208
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Published: Rodale Books - January 22nd, 2019

The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold’s narrative spans four decades and six continents –– from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.


The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501168680
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.

As part of the Treaty of Paris, i


Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316409131
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 7th, 2019

A Bill Gates Summer Reading Pick

A "riveting and illuminating" (Yuval Noah Harari) new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.


The Guest Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250110251
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 7th, 2019

Instant New York Times Bestseller

The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” —The Washington Post

The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake

A lifetime of secrets. A history untold.


Wine Country Table: With Recipes that Celebrate California's Sustainable Harvest Cover Image
By Janet Fletcher, Robert Holmes (Photographs by), Sara Remington (Photographs by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847865437
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Published: Rizzoli - March 26th, 2019

Celebrating the Golden State's wine-growing regions, Wine Country Table features compelling stories and recipes that showcase the range of the state's agricultural bounty and the seasonal spirit that continues to define the produce-driven and ethnically influenced essence of California wine country cooking.


With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: HarperTeen - May 7th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.


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Zelda, the Queen of Paris: The True Story of the Luckiest Dog in the World Cover Image
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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
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ISBN: 9780393609455
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2019

For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn't noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin--a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong's tissue for telltale bacteria.


Machines Like Me: A Novel Cover Image
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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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from Sally Rooney, the author of Conversations with Friends and “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 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.


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The Bunny Poets Dyslexic Font Cover Image
$21.59
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

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants.


Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Befriending Your Fear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641701211
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Published: Familius - April 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
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ISBN: 9781937226930
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Published: Torrey House Press - April 2nd, 2019

"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


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Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession Cover Image
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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 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 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
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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
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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.


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