Upcoming Event Books

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Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781523509744
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 2nd, 2021

Join the conversation . . .

With more than one hundred women restaurateurs, activists, food writers, professional chefs, and home cooks—all of whom are changing the world of food.


Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life Cover Image
By David Treuer, Peter Berkrot (Narrated by)
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ISBN: 9781452608372
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tantor Audio - June 29th, 2012

Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature.


A Treatise on Stars Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811229388
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Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2020

An ethereal new collection that is “visceral with intellection” (David Lau)

Winner of the Bollingen Prize
Finalist for the National Book Award


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In the Event of Contact: Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539260
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Published: Dzanc Books - May 18th, 2021

In the Event of Contact chronicles characters profoundly affected by physical connection, or its lack.


We Are the Land: A History of Native California Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520280496
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Published: University of California Press - April 20th, 2021

“A Native American rejoinder to Richard White and Jesse Amble White’s California Exposures.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Rewriting the history of California as Indigenous.


Before there was such a thing as “California,” there were the People and the Land.


Apocalypse Baby Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781558618916
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Published: Feminist Press - March 31st, 2015

Virginie Despentes's Apocalypse Baby kept me up several nights in a row--in part because it's a terrific page-turner, and in part because I was anxious to see how Despentes would sustain her narrative ride. Apocalypse Baby is more than a compelling punk, queerish spin on the noir genre.


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Unsettled Ground Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142483
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Published: Tin House Books - May 18th, 2021

Finalist for the Women's Prize for Fiction

Named a Best Book of the Month by Entertainment Weekly, PopSugar, Bustle, Chicago Review of Books, PureWow, and one of Good Housekeeping's 30 Best Books of 2021.


Table with a View: The History and Recipes of Nick's Cove Cover Image
By Dena Grunt, Frankie Frankeny (By (photographer))
$29.99
ISBN: 9781944903657
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Published: Cameron Books - May 11th, 2021

Northern California’s historic Nick’s Cove restaurant brings you the finest in seasonal farm-to-table and seafood cuisine
 
Nick’s Cove, perched alongside beautiful Tomales Bay, opened its doors in the 1930s and has been a Northern California destination ever since.


For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250757203
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 2nd, 2021

A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.


Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419750403
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 13th, 2021

Vera: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501157523
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Published: Scribner - March 2nd, 2021

“An all-encompassing and enthralling historical novel, Vera parallels with the current era.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

New York Times bestselling author Carol Edgarian delivers a grand adventure set in 1906 San Francisco featuring an unforgettable heroine coming of age in the aftermath of catastrophe, and her


100 Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374538972
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 11th, 2020

Selected poems from a Nobel laureate

In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, and will discover new favorites, from "The Cure at Troy" to "Death of a Naturalist." It is a singular and welcoming anthology, reaching far and wide, for now and for years to come.


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Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316453387
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - June 1st, 2021

A "entertaining and enlightening" deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization—and the evolutionary roots of humanity’s appetite for intoxication. (Daniel E.


Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807011508
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Published: Beacon Press - March 16th, 2021

The story of one woman’s struggle to care for her seriously ill husband—and a revealing look at the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support.


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Tending to the Sacred: Rituals to Connect with Earth, Spirit, and Self Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781683646785
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Published: Sounds True - June 8th, 2021

Tap into your own healing power, and nourish your mind, body, and soul with 50 rituals for greater connection to life, love, and purpose.


A Children's Bible: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393867381
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction
One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year
Named one of the best novels of the year by Time, Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, BBC, and many others
National Bestseller

"A blistering little classic." —Ron Charles, Washington Post


Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)Fertility Cover Image
By Myriam Steinberg, Christache (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781989603642
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Published: Page Two Books, Inc. - March 2nd, 2021

A deeply moving tragicomic graphic memoir about a single woman's efforts to conceive in her forties.


Addie's Me-Cave Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780578774077
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Published: Cheryl Palladino, Rachael Ostrowski - January 1st, 2021

It's hard to have BIG FEELINGS, especially when you are little. That's why Addie's mom made her a personal space to explore her feelings and try out coping skills. Join Addie and her trusted pal Puffy, as they work together to solve problems in Addie's "me-cave".


Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316426480
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 4th, 2021

Deepen your connection to the natural world with this inspiring meditation, "a path to the place where science and spirit meet" (Robin Wall Kimmerer).

In Rooted, cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected.


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Permission Granted: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608687268
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Published: New World Library - June 8th, 2021

Real-deal ways to defy expectations and love oneself into a high-performing life, from a fabulous and fierce Black woman, speaker, teacher, and coach. Practical, everyday, and unapologetically fierce and fun ways to manifest wants in every personal and professional sphere.


The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399592683
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.


How to Dress a Fish Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780819578495
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - February 5th, 2019

Poetry that crafts a prismatic vision of Nativeness at the intersection of language, history, family, and identity


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Miracle Country: A Memoir of a Family and a Landscape Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751412
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 1st, 2021

WINNER OF THE SIGURD F. OLSON NATURE WRITING AWARD

“Blending family memoir and environmental history, Kendra Atleework conveys a fundamental truth: the places in which we live, live on—sometimes painfully—in us.


The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679721888
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 1989

“A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter


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The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643750675
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 3rd, 2021

“I am the last nomad. My ancestors traveled the East African desert in search of grazing land for their livestock, and the most precious resource of all—water. When they exhausted the land and the clouds disappeared from the horizon, their accumulated ancestral knowledge told them where to move next to find greener pastures.


White Egrets: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374532703
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 15th, 2011

A DAZZLING NEW COLLECTION FROM ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POETS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY


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The Tree Forager: 40 Extraordinary Trees & What to Do with Them Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781786785473
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Published: Watkins Publishing - August 10th, 2021

Aimed at tree lovers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated handbook is the first guide to foraging specifically from trees, looking at all the incredible things we can get and make from them, from food and remedies to toys, whistles and ink.


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The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780865719545
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Published: New Society Publishers - July 13th, 2021

A compelling foundation for a new story of interconnectedness, showing how, as our civilization unravels, another world is possible.


Akata Witch Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
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Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

 "Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods 


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Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374116187
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Published: MCD - July 27th, 2021

A dramatic, revelatory account of the female inmate firefighters who battle California wildfires.


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Veritas Cover Image
By Jimmy Hayes (By (photographer)), Rajat Parr (Foreword by), Fred Lyon (Afterword by)
$125.00
ISBN: 9781951836122
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Published: Cameron Books - September 7th, 2021

A stunning monograph, depicting the real, unstaged, natural beauty of California’s wine industry by a photographer and wine industry insider

Behind the polish and the glamour of the tasting room is an industry notable for its complex labor challenges and its constant duel against unforgiving natural conditions.


This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781479835645
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Published: New York University Press - September 18th, 2015

Read Moustafa's Op-ed on Trump's Executive Order Against Muslims in The Guardian


Winner of the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Arab American Book Award


Selected Poems Cover Image
By Eugenio Montale, Jonathan Galassi (Translated by), Charles Wright (Translated by), David Young (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780932440983
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Published: Oberlin College Press - December 15th, 2004

Montale’s poems range from daily life through history and myth, and on to questions of metaphysics and divinity. As a love poet, a landscape poet, and a spiritual pilgrim he has few equals. Translators Galassi, Wright, and Young recreate the distinctive music of a poet whose poems prove rich and compelling to an ever-growing body of readers.


The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love Cover Image
By Sonya Renee Taylor, Ijeoma Oluo (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781523090990
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - February 9th, 2021

New York Times bestseller! "To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. . . . 'The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace."
—Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum
 


The Gilda Stories Cover Image
By Jewelle Gomez, Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780872866744
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Published: City Lights Books - March 29th, 2016

The Gilda Stories is groundbreaking not just for the wild lives it portrays, but for how it portrays them--communally, unapologetically, roaming fiercely over space and time.--Emma Donoghue, author of Room

Jewelle Gomez sees right into the heart. This is a book to give to those you want most to find their own strength.--Dorothy Allison


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness

“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen


Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527383
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 30th, 2018

In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.


Nativity Poems Cover Image
By Joseph Brodsky, Joseph Brodsky (Translated by), Melissa Green (Translated by), Seamus Heaney (Translated by), Glyn Maxwell (Translated by), Paul Muldoon (Translated by), Derek Walcott (Translated by), Richard Wilbur (Translated by), Mikhail Lemkhin (Translated by), Anthony Hecht (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374528577
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2002

Christmas poems by the Nobel Laureate

To Him, all things seemed enormous: His mother's breast, the
steam out
of the ox's nostrils, Caspar, Balthazar, Melchior, the team
of Magi, the presents heaped by the door, ajar.
He was but a dot, and a dot was the star.
--from "Star of the Nativity"