Upcoming Event Books

All the titles listed below will be discussed during one of our upcoming virtual events! Buy your copy in advance and get ready for some great discussions. Books are listed in order of the events.

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ISBN: 9781538732199
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 20th, 2019

Originally published in 1998, this shockingly prescient novel's timely message of hope and resistance in the face of fanaticism is more relevant than ever.

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ISBN: 9781556594861
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019


Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

"100 Notable Books of the Year," The New York Times Book Review

Bright Scythe: Selected Poems by Tomas Tranströmer Cover Image
By Tomas Tranströmer, David Wojahn (Introduction by), Patty Crane (Translator)
ISBN: 9781941411216
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Published: Sarabande Books - November 17th, 2015

Tomas Transtr mer (1931-2015), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is Sweden's most acclaimed poet. Known for sharp imagery, startling metaphors and deceptively simple diction, his luminous poems offer mysterious glimpses into the deepest facets of humanity, often through the lens of the natural world.

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Better Boys, Better Men: The New Masculinity That Creates Greater Courage and Emotional Resiliency Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062854940
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Published: HarperOne - December 1st, 2020

A thought-provoking and much-needed look at how modern masculinity is harming and holding back men—and all of society—and what we can do to promote a new masculinity that allows men of all ages to thrive. 

In Better Boys, Better Men, cultural critic and New York Times contributor Andrew Reiner argues that men today are working on an

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Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape Cover Image
By Nora Harlow, Saxon Holt (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9781604699128
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Published: Timber Press - January 5th, 2021

Dry summers? Wet winters? This is your must-have guide.
Gardening in an area defined by arid summers and soggy winters can be challenging. But gardens can thrive in such conditions, and this definitive handbook shares the plants and practices that will help you succeed.

The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future Cover Image
ISBN: 9781558619005
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Published: Feminist Press - October 13th, 2015

This "incredible addition to the feminist canon" brings together the most inspiring, creative, and courageous voices concerning modern women's issues (Jessica Valenti, editor of Yes Means Yes).

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The Napa Murder of Anita Fagiani Andrews: A Cold Case That Caught a Serial Killer (True Crime) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467147415
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Published: History Press - January 18th, 2021

In 1974, the brutal murder of Anita Fagiani Andrews, a fifty-one-year-old former beauty queen and mother of two, shook the small working-class town of Napa. Detectives, criminalists and forensic experts raced to identify who'd struck Anita down in her own bar, but despite their efforts, the case went cold.

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Desert Oracle: Volume 1: Strange True Tales from the American Southwest Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374139681
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Published: MCD - December 8th, 2020

The cult-y pocket-size field guide to the strange and intriguing secrets of the Mojave—its myths and legends, outcasts and oddballs, flora, fauna, and UFOs—becomes the definitive, oracular book of the desert

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By Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger (Translated by), Elizabeth Bishop (Translated by), Paul Blackburn (Translated by), Denise Levertov (Translated by), Muriel Rukeyser (Translated by), Charles Tomlinson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811227568
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Published: New Directions - February 27th, 2018

Now in paperback, the definitive, life-spanning, bilingual edition of the poems by the Nobel Prize laureate

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Missing Each Other: How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541774018
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 26th, 2021

The ability to connect with another person and truly be in tune with their physical and emotional state is one of the most elusive interpersonal skills to develop. This book shows you how.