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Kids Holiday Catalog: Who I Am/Who I'll Be

Saving Marty Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399539077
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Published: Dial Books - September 19th, 2017

Silly, warm-hearted and honest, this story focuses on the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog. This book delves into themes of friendship, love and sacrifice


The War I Finally Won Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525429203
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Published: Dial Books - October 3rd, 2017

This sequel to the New York Times bestselling/ Newbery Honor winning The War That Saved My Life can also be read as a stand-alone. World War II is intensifying and Ada, now living with her brother Jamie at her guardian Susan’s, continues her struggle with war, family, faith and finding her place in the world. Historical fiction at its best, this is fine middle grade fiction: Adventurous, moving, and beautifully written.


All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525429999
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

Eleven-year-old Imogene has grown up on the Renaissance Faire circuit with her parents. She’s even getting ready to train as a squire. Instead, the previously home-schooled Impy is about to head to public school, where she finds that traversing middle school life requires way more bravery than any Renn Fest scenario she could imagine. Bittersweet, funny, and authentic, this is a wonderful new graphic novel by the Newbery Honor-winning author of the very popular Roller Girl.


Like Water Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062373373
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 17th, 2017

LIKE WATER is a great read from Rebecca Podos, author of THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES. It's billed as a "novel of first love," but it's also bigger than that: protagonist Savannah Espinoza must deal with issues around family, identity, and relationships. The characters are memorable and the dialogue is strong, and the story isn't afraid to push toward the vulnerable.


Jane, Unlimited Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803741492
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - September 19th, 2017

When ordinary Jane’s aunt Magnolia disappears on an expedition in Antarctica, Jane isn’t quite sure what to do. So of course she says yes when a glamorous acquaintance as her to a gala at her family’s mansion, Tu Reviens. So she goes. And suddenly her life takes a crazy twist. 5 choices of how Jane’s story will turn out. Five twists and turns. Five choices. And five different genres of storytelling. JANE UNLIMITED is hitting lots of end of year Best Of lists and for good reason! Great for genre fans and beyond.


A Short History of the Girl Next Door Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524716073
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

We all have that perfect, motion picture version of our lives that exist only in our own heads and don't always line up with reality. This makes great fodder for Jared Reck's A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: main character Matt Wainwright constantly sabotages himself over his crush and his basketball aspirations. Equal parts hilarity and heartbreak, Reck's debut novel hits all the right notes.


Kids Holiday Catalog: A Little Magic

Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338267105
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 20th, 2017

Based on the British Library collection, this great gift is everything a Harry Potter fan wants to know and more! Explore the Hogwarts curriculum, study previously unseen sketches and manuscript pages and much more. What could be better than a curated collection of Harry Potter lore from the British Library? A fun treasure!


The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

Philip Pullman returns to the world of his acclaimed HIS DARK MATERIALS series with a novel full of adventure and intrigue. When Malcolm Polstead intercepts a message meant for another spy, he's pulled into a great conspiracy centered around finding a child named Lyra. The prose is quick and will keep you turning the page, and Pullman's dialogue is just stellar. A great read for lovers of the original series or those just coming to the title.


Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062402363
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 10th, 2017

We’re in deep love with this first book of a new middle grade fantasy series-- an epic tale with more than 150 full color illustrations. Imagine that Earth has been re-shaped-- past, present, and future co-existing. It’s not always peaceful, but it works for Diego. But then Diego turns thirteen, learns he has a special, secret gift within, and his engineer father is kidnapped by a group determined to disrupt humanity. Diego’s adventure is just beginning and it’s a grand one! Perfect for fans of both Rick Riordan and Brian Selznick.


How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (and Put It Back Together Again) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062377494
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Published: HarperCollins - November 7th, 2017

David Teague offers a story filled wtih baseball, stopping time, philosophers that surf, and an unlikely hero trying to save a universe about to break (and he just so happens to be the one to have broken it in the first place). This is a fun read full of wacky and imaginative details and characters that are easy to cheer for, or against. Still riding high from that Astros World Series win? Keep the baseball trend going with this entertaining read.


Wild Beauty Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250124555
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 3rd, 2017

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553535204
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

A magical Regency-era mystery, this one is perfect for younger YA readers and up. Sixteen-year-old Annis’s father has died. His money is missing. The result? Annis becomes a spy to hunt down his killer. Better yet? She’s got the magical ability to sew garments that disguise the wearer! Will tracking a killer be harder than getting through the London social season? This one is fun and funny, a rollicking read!


All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545930802
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 10th, 2017

Meet the Soria family of Bicho Raro, Colorado, who have the ability to perform miracles, passed down for generations. This book is equal parts magic and science, written with strong leanings towards magical realism. Fans of Stiefvator will delight in her lush prose style, and newcomers will be swept up this magical tale of love, forgiveness, and family.


Kids Holiday Catalog: Family Classics

The Antlered Ship Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451604
Availability: Backordered
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2017

A fox who longs to journey beyond the horizon takes to the seas in a wonderfully thrilling adventure story from the renowned Fan Brothers! THE ANTLERED SHIP is a timeless quest story of self discovery, featuring brilliant illustrations, a whole menagerie of animals, and...pirates!!! This is the kind of picture book kids will love even as they grow older, and parents will actually enjoy reading over and over and over again. A perfect gift for the boisterous young reader who loves animals, ships, and daring do! 


Good Day, Good Night Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062383105
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Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 2017

From famed children’s author Margaret Wise Brown comes a new book that will become an instant classic. Each morning and each night a little rabbit greets the morning and says goodnight to all the things outside. With the tenderness of Good Night, Moon, Good Day, Good Night will become a favorite bedtime story.


Jan Brett's Animal Treasury Cover Image
By Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781524738020
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544876392
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind. Humorous and warm, this sweeping family story is as lively and noisy as any street in New York City.


Rapunzel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781682630037
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - October 1st, 2017

In a dark and funny spin on the classic fable, RAPUNZEL is trapped in a tower by an evil witch nut is no damsel in distress. Playful art and irreverent wit make this a fun read for kids and parents alike, as the titular heroine saves herself instead of waiting around for some prince.


Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Part Harry Potter, part Willy Wonka, part Neil Gaiman, Nevermoor is a clever, funny, thrilling new fantasy series. Morrigan Crow is supposedly a cursed child, thought to be to blame for everything that goes wrong in her town, doomed to die on her 11th birthday. Which is when the strange and wonderful Jupiter North appears to rescue her safely to magical Nevermoor, where Morrigan discovers she’s been chosen to try out for membership in something called the Wundrous Society. The competition won’t be easy, especially because each child competing has to have an extraordinary talent, and Morrigan doesn’t think she has one. Of course that remains to be seen. Magical and creative, Nevermoor is perfect for middle grade readers ready for a new magical adventure!


Kids Holiday Catalog: Adventurers, Explorers, Inventors

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437180
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 17th, 2017

Falling Water is a beautiful picture book about the creation of one of Frank Loyd Wright’s most iconic and daring buildings. Beautiful illustrations and simple, poetic prose illuminate Wright’s creative process as well as his belief that buildings should complement the natural world, with an ending that will melt even the most cynical heart. This book is perfect for dreamers of any age.


Polaris Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545297165
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 31st, 2017

The sailing ship Polaris has been exploring new lands, making amazing discoveries. But then there’s a mutiny. And the adults abandon ship. The only ones left are kids, which is scary enough until they begin to suspect that maybe something else is on the ship with them. But they’ll still have to maneuver the Atlantic on a treacherous journey home. For middle graders who love excitement and adventure! This latest Northrop novel is a thrill ride through the ocean!


The Explorer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481419451
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

Think Hatchet, but in the Amazon, with a group of kids -- Fred, Con, Lila and Max-- who must survive after their plane crashes. Award-winning Katherine Rundell has written a grand middle grade adventure of survival, secrets and mysteries!


Warcross Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399547966
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

#1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu has crafted an AMAZING technological adventure. Teen Emika Chen becomes a sensation when she illegally hacks her way into a virtual-reality game – but instead of being arrested, she is hired on by a billionaire to do it again, as a spy. Like Neal Stephenson or William Gibson but more teen-friendly, Lu’s virtual-reality thriller is perfect for fans of coding, hacking, gaming, and more.


How Things Work: Inside Out: Discover Secrets and Science Behind Trick Candles, 3D Printers, Penguin Propulsions, and Everything in Between Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781426328770
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Published: National Geographic Society - October 10th, 2017

A great compendium for learners of all ages, HOW THINGS WORK explores the technology behind everyday phenomena like the touch screens on our cell phones, the physics behind bridge construction, and even innovations on the edge of technology like self-driving cars. Concepts are broken down into easy-to-follow language and illustrations, and punny humor is peppered throughout.


Robinson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545731669
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 26th, 2017

Peter Sis’ books are always perfect as gifts or to keep around the house for a reader of any age. He manages the perfect blend of gorgeous, detailed illustrations and inspirational, evocative storylines. With ROBINSON, Sis returns with a tale half-drawn from ROBINSON CRUSOE and half from his own childhood of adventure, courage, loneliness, and friendship.


Holiday Catalog: Cooking and Crafting

America: The Cookbook Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714873961
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 9th, 2017

You all totally need this big bad boy! So yeah it’s almost 800 pages. But it’s recipes from all 50 states! It’s regional cooking heaven with guest essays and it even has categories like "vegan" or "one pot" or "less than 30 minutes" (everyone's favorite). This is down and dirty American cooking, everything from Frito pie to barbeque spaghetti to pork posole; whitefish shore lunch to tater tot hot dish to clam fritters and oyster stew; and classics like Buttermilk Fried Chicken with hot honey. You're hungry just reading this, aren't you?


A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780761193777
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

Unlike many guided journals, A BOOK THAT TAKES ITS TIME combines the techniques of a guided journal along with reading that urges us to slow down. Mixing inspiring quotes, articles, mini journals, blank pages for collaging and many other things to do. Once complete, each book will have a personal feel, and no two books will be the same. Created with the groundbreaking international magazine Flow.


Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: The New Home Cooking Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316437288
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 12th, 2017

A fresh, funky but accessible cookbook from Christopher Kimball, MILK STREET is a gem for anyone looking for up their home-cooking game. Ranging from Japanese Fried Chicken to Semolina Polvorones, MILK STREET is provides delicious but hassle free recipes for novices and masters.


David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579656287
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Published: Artisan Publishers - October 3rd, 2017

Truly a teaching cookbook with a straightforward approach to classic cooking. Each section is organized by ingredient, with over 200 recipes along with illustrations that create a better understanding of techniques. A great cookbook for the experienced cook as well as someone who is just starting out in the kitchen.


Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101874813
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 24th, 2017

Beloved writer and home cook of the blog, The Smitten Kitchen, Deb Perelman returns with her second cookbook. Finally! If you love The Barefoot Contessa/Ina Garten, you will love Deb Perelman too! She is warm and funny and offers the best vegetable-centric recipes and desserts.


The World Atlas of Street Food Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781477313961
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 3rd, 2017

Street food has really taken off in this young century, and this book proves why with fully illustrated pages providing an overview of the best of this culinary category worldwide. A great art object, and a mouth-watering treat of a book. It'll make the food lover in your life go "yum!"


Holiday Catalog: Texas

Bluebird, Bluebird Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316363297
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 12th, 2017

The new standalone thriller from Houston native Attica Locke! BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD follows a Texas Ranger's attempt to solve a double murder in the deep racial divides of East Texas. But what starts out looking like a crime of passion ends up spiraling into a conflagration that threatens to consume the entire town. A pitch-perfect Texas crime story for anyone who enjoys a balance of page-turning thrills and literary merit.


From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781623496104
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Published: Buffalo Bayou Partnership - June 22nd, 2017

Houstonians know, Buffalo Bayou Park is one of the nation's great achievements in public space. This mix of beautiful photography and loving text, assembled by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership itself, is a glorious tribute to this space, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it becomes something even greater: a memory of what once was before the waters rose, and a testament to what the bayou will become again in the future. Not only about the park, this book is a document of the enduring strength of Houston.


Hometown Texas Cover Image
By Peter Brown (Photographer), Joe Holley (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$32.50
ISBN: 9781595348074
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Published: Maverick Books - November 7th, 2017

A beautiful book from two Houstonians! HOMETOWN TEXAS offers regional profiles of smalltown Texas life by combining Brown's photography and locals' stories as told through Holley's writing. This book is a shameless celebration of what it means to be a Texan. A great gift for anyone proud of their Lone Star State heritage, worthy of display on any coffee table (including your own).


Produced by Rice professor Geoff Winningham's Pozos Project, this beautiful collection of Houston photographs has a unique angle: all were taken by school children. Yet the aesthetic quality of this work is beyond reproach, and the views of Houston--a mix of expected (the bayous) and eclectic (shopping centers and sprawl)--creates a portrait of a city in flux as seen by its youngest residents. Perfect for anyone who loves Houston and wants to see it anew!


Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307961402
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 10th, 2017

Texas, we all know, is large, with an even larger history, replete with the romance and pain of expansion in equal measure. Hodge's TEXAS BLOOD is a definite, yet personal, portrait of the borderlands through seven generations of his own family, written with the humanity of the best fiction. Fans of Texana will adore this book.


Texas Modern: Redefining Houses in the Lone Star State Cover Image
By Hannah Jenkins (Editor)
$59.95
ISBN: 9781864707311
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Published: Images Publishing Group - November 10th, 2017

What defines Texas architecture? Is it ranch- and farmhouses on the plains? Not according to this beautiful new volume, which highlights the greatest achievements in modern, often urban architecture across all of Texas. Full of gorgeous photographs and compelling portraits of architects and the people who live in their homes, this book will be beloved by experts and people just looking for a beautiful accessory for their coffee table.


Willie Nelson: American Icon Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781454926191
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Published: Sterling - October 3rd, 2017

Come on, now: who doesn't like Willie Nelson? An icon not only for his music but also his activism, Nelson's entire career is recounted in this gorgeous photographic portrait assembled by renowned music journalist Vaughan. Nelson's appeal spans generations, and this book is art object as tribute. Not many musicians, no matter how durable, demand this kind of archival treatment.


Holiday Catalog: Beautiful Art Books

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 Cover Image
$89.95
ISBN: 9780714875132
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 25th, 2017

If you’re going to splurge on one coffee table book for yourself or as a gift this year, this collection of Leibovitz’s iconic work is the perfect choice. Stunning, beautifully created, luxuriously oversized, and filled with both familiar and previously unpublished photos, this book is simply luscious. For fans of photography, pop culture, and visual history.


Blitt Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399576669
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 24th, 2017

The long-time illustrator of New Yorker covers, Barry Blitt, gets his hilarious and provocative artwork collected for the first time in this beautiful to-scale package. Just take a look inside! Quite possibly the best survey of contemporary American political and cultural satire around, BLITT will make a terrific gift for New Yorker readers, art lovers, and followers of current events.


Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781594749896
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Published: Quirk Books - October 24th, 2017

What is it about film that captures our imagination? In CINEMAPS, Degraff makes the visual argument that it's the world they create, the places they conjure. In this gorgeous art object, Degraff creates a series of maps of cinematic landscapes, ranging from Star Trek to Fargo, creating a coffee table book that conjures the magic of the movies.


Monograph by Chris Ware Cover Image
By Chris Ware, Ira Glass (Preface by), Francoise Mouly (Introduction by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780847860883
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 17th, 2017

Cult comics icon and graphic design genius Chris Ware finally gets the deluxe monograph treatment his idiosyncratic vision deserves. Including selections of his famous New Yorker covers and details of his narrative works, this is the quintessential overview of one of the most singular visual artists of our era. A shoe-in for gift of the year for any art, design or comics lover on your list!


William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography Cover Image
By William Henry Fox Talbot (Photographer), Dan Leers (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Larry Schaaf (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$25.00
ISBN: 9780880390606
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Published: Carnegie Museum of Art - November 21st, 2017

William Henry Fox is known for his groundbreaking photography, as well has being one of the inventors of the medium. This gorgeous, affordable collection of his work contains more than 30 images that demonstrate his interests, from nature to architecture, all capturing the magic of photography in its very infancy.


Holiday Catalog: Fiction

Affections Cover Image
By Rodrigo Hasbun, Sophie Hughes (Translator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781501154799
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 12th, 2017

A beautifully written story about civil unrest, one father’s determination to reach his dream, and the disintegration of a family. Set in South America, with each chapter told from the perspective of a different person, the reader gets a glimpse into how each of our perspectives are not the same. Based on the life of Third Reich cinematographer Hans Ertl.


Artemis Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

Meet Jazz Bashara, the brash, foul-mouthed working-class anti-hero of Andy Weir's ARTEMIS, the follow-up to his blockbuster debut, THE MARTIAN. Jazz is a highly intelligent and resourceful underachiever with a propensity for bad life choices. She just happens to live in Artemis--the first lunar city. But when her small time smuggling operation gets her mixed up in a much larger conspiracy, Jazz must fulfill her potential in order to save herself and her home. This is smart, fast-paced action fun, with no small amount of humor and all the science nerdery you could hope for. ARTEMIS is the perfect gift for sci-fi fans or any reader looking for a good romp.


The Burning Girl Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393635027
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 29th, 2017

A coming-of-age story of two childhood best friends and how the choices that one makes in life can destroy the strongest of friendships and tear our world apart. Complex, deeply touching, and makes you question the stories that we tell ourselves.


Compass Cover Image
By Mathias Enard, Charlotte Mandell (Translator)
$26.95
ISBN: 9780811226622
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 28th, 2017

A warm, learned and invigorating novel that takes place in a single night of the musicologist Franz Ritter. As Ritter, fighting an unnamed illness, tries to fall asleep he reflects on a life of travel and love, focusing especially on the cultural intersection of the East and the West. A smart and generous novel, beautifully translated, that will surely stay with you. Insomnia has never been so beautiful.


The End We Start from Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780802126894
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Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

Look at this gorgeous book. Seriously. Is this going to be the first ever coffee table book that’s a readable piece of fiction? I think so. And the contents are no less fascinating. A soon-to-be-mother is dwelling in London when the waters unhesitatingly rise, leaving her and her husband to begin a long search for safety and comfort. Spare, lyrical; an eerie portrait of what we bring with us when we must leave most things behind. Perfect for fans of new and interesting fiction, or anyone who enjoyed the recent revival of THE HANDMAID’S TALE


Five-Carat Soul Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735216693
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2017

The first short story collection from National Book Award-winner James McBride is a testament to his ability as a consumate storyteller. And these diverse tales--from the hunt for a rare Civil War era toy, to a group of strangers awaiting judgment in the afterlife, to the exploits of a teenage soul band--are the perfect starting place for readers unfamiliar with his work. If you enjoy quirky, memorable characters, humor, and the flat-out ability to just tell a story, look no further than FIVE-CARAT SOUL.


The Golden House Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780399592805
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Published: Random House - September 5th, 2017

Rushdie’s latest novel has a little bit of something for everyone -- history, culture, politics, art, mythology -- all wrapped up in a compelling narrative about the rise and fall of the house of Nero set against the backdrop of New York City and Mumbai. Mysterious, funny, and captivating. Recommended for fiction aficionados.


The Good People Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316243964
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 19th, 2017

19th century rural Ireland was a superstitious and difficult place to inhabit, as evidenced by this propulsive story of three women trying to banish the evil from a child accused of being a changeling. This tense page-turning thriller based on a true story is both terrifying and enlightening and stuck with me long after it was over. Recommend for historical and literary fiction lovers.


Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062684387
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 31st, 2017

In this book Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of WICKED, turns his imagination to the Nutcracker, weaving an origin story for the figure and the toy-maker who carved him. Mixing darkness and light in his signature style, Maguire captures both the sinister and joyful elements of folklore. Perfect for fans of the original Grimm fairytales, before Disney!


The King Is Always Above the People: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594631726
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 31st, 2017

An astounding collection of stories (and novellas) from the author of AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES. These stories focus on people's place in society, often a society that is unwelcoming. From stories set in the contemporary world to parables, Alarcón's collection is satisfying and accessible.


A Legacy of Spies Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735225114
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Published: Viking - September 5th, 2017

Master of spy and mystery novels, John le Carre, returns! Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.


Manhattan Beach Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716732
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

We're fans of Egan’s novels and Manhattan Beach is no exception. This historical novel follows three characters whose storylines weave together to tell a richly imagined narrative of World War II New York City. The characters are fully realized and very much human and I didn’t want their stories to end. Highly recommend for fans of historical and literary fiction.


Mrs. Osmond Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780451493422
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 7th, 2017

Beginning where Henry James’ classic novel THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY ended, MRS. OSMOND follows fascinating, inscrutable Isabel as she navigates European society and seeks freedom from her deceitful husband, Gilbert Osmond. With nods to James’ elegant style on every page, this book is full of surprises while still satisfying fans of the original. Perfect for the English major in the family, or anyone who wants to dive into rich, lush historical fiction.


The Ninth Hour Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374280147
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - September 19th, 2017

Alice McDermott, known for her National Book Award-winning CHARMING BILLY, has returned with another definitive work of fiction. One of the best writers alive, she turns her attention here to tragedy and forgiveness in a novel that traces the involvement of an elderly nun in a case of suicide. Everything that makes McDermott essential is here, especially her ability to navigate the gulf between toughness and tenderness. Literary fiction rarely gets better than this.


An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385350594
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 12th, 2017

Books don't get much more erudite than those of Daniel Mendelsohn. But here, the great journalist and historian turns his attention toward the personal: his relationship with his own father, a hardened mathematician who tries to connect with his literary son through his love of the classics. At once a study of THE ODYSSEY and also a story of father and son, this book will delight both academics and people looking for a heartwarming personal story.


Paris in the Present Tense Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781468314762
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Published: Overlook Press - October 3rd, 2017

PARIS IN THE PRESENT TENSE is a sweeping tale of loneliness, history, music, and finding love in the most unexpected places. The book follows Jules Lacour, a 74-year- old cellist struggling with the death of his wife. Through a series of unexpected circumstances, he ends up writing hold music for an international conglomerate, grappling with emotional wounds left buried since WWII, and falling in love with a younger woman. Through layers of complex storytelling, Mark Helprin weaves a far-reaching tale that will enthrall anyone looking for a great story.


The Revolution of Marina M. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316022064
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 7th, 2017

Augusta's absolute favorite book of the year! Just in time for the 100th anniversary, Marina’s coming of age tale during the Russian Revolution is enchanting and engrossing; Augusta read this 800+ page book in just 5 days! Gift this to someone who lives literary and/or historical fiction.


Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126062
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

A narrative of a complicated, biracial Mississippi family from the two-time National Book Award-winning Ward. It confronts our country's history of racism in a way that is so all-encompassing as to transcend time. Past, present, and future, living and dead, humans and animals: all are necessary to tell the story of America from slavery to chain gangs to Jim Crow to Trayvon Martin.


Smile Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780735224445
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Published: Viking - October 17th, 2017

A gorgeously written and deeply moving novel about how we deal with the past and how we live in the present. A chance encounter with an old friend stirs up various memories, including some awful ones from childhood that Victor Forde would prefer to stay hidden deep. Doyle’s prose challenges us, makes us laugh, and then leaves us wondering about our own pasts and the power of memory on who we were and who we become. A powerful read that will linger in your memory for a very long time.


Spy of the First Person Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525521563
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - December 5th, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, actor, and musician Sam Shepard’s final work. Inspired by his own life, this short novel explores illness, memory, a life’s work, and the connections between those we love and come to depend on. The unnamed narrator of SPY OF THE FIRST PERSON journeys into his own memories as he nears his life’s end, navigating his relation to place and people across an unmistakably American landscape. At once vulnerable and celebratory, Shepard’s newest work cements his legacy as one of our finest persons of letters.


Thalia: A Texas Trilogy Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631493751
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 19th, 2017

McMurtry is a American icon and a Texas legend, and THALIA collects his first trilogy of novels, all set in the titular town. Containing HORSEMAN, PASS BY; LEAVING CHEYENNE; and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, THALIA collects McMurtry's fiction from a time when he was young and arriving on the literary scene fully former, with his voice fully intact. Never read McMurtry? Start here! Read everything he has ever written? Buy this gorgeous volume and fall in love all over again.


Uncommon Type: Some Stories Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101946152
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 17th, 2017

A debut short story collection rarely gets much attention, but when the author is Tom Hanks (yes, THAT Tom Hanks), it's a different matter. But this is no vanity publication; Hanks here proves himself to be a nimble and even experimental writer, jumping from form to form while maintaining the core humanity we've come to expect from his legendary performances. Fans of whimsical and inventive fiction will rejoice!


The World Goes on Cover Image
By Laszlo Krasznahorkai, George Szirtes (Translator), Ottilie Mulzet (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780811224192
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - November 28th, 2017

Visionary writer Krasznahorkai returns with a collection of transcendent stories. These pieces, which take the reader across the world, question history, language, and what we take as facts. There is no one writing today who's comparable to Krasznahorkai.


The Poems of Dylan Thomas Cover Image
By Dylan Thomas, John Goodby (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780811221146
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 31st, 2017

A gorgeously and thoughtfully curated collection of the work of one of the best poetic voices of the 20th century. Perfect for those new to Thomas as well as those who have read him voraciously. Do not go gentle into that good night without this one. Bravo to New Directions for making Dylan Thomas accessible in such a comprehensive anthology to 21st century audiences.


Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399563249
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

A definitive collection of Mary Oliver's poetry from the last fifty years. Known for her slim volumes, this large collection collects Oliver's greatest work and displays her love, even obsession, with the natural world.


Holiday Catalog: History, Biography, and Memoir

Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399563799
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Published: Penguin Press - September 26th, 2017

Capitalism: can't live with it, can't live without it. But how did this economic structure, so dominant in the world, become the powerhouse it is now? Srinivasan takes an international look, not a strictly American one, in analyzing the movements and developments of capitalism over the course of 400 years, the people it has helped, and the people it has left behind. Perfect for fans of sweeping popular history that mixes the personal with the global.


Avedon: Something Personal Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780812994438
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 21st, 2017

The seminal biography of the great American photographer, Richard Avedon. Replete with reproductions of his renowned work and candid never-before-seen images, AVEDON: SOMETHING PERSONAL brings the notoriously private man behind the artist to the forefront. Written by his long-time studio director and an acclaimed art critic, this is the closest look we will get of this true American original. Any photography aficionado would be ecstatic to get this book for the holidays!


Bookshops: A Reader's History Cover Image
By Jorge Carrion, Peter Bush (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771961745
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Published: Biblioasis - October 31st, 2017

As employees of an independent bookstore, we understand the importance of the bookstore as a social and cultural institution. In this travelogue essay, Carrion expounds on why bookshops matter by taking us around the world to observe the importance of ideas and community, both throughout history and in the present. Recommended for all book lovers.


The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374284046
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - November 7th, 2017

To put it mildly, Ezra Pound was a complicated figure. A great poet? Check. An influential critic? Check. A virulent fascist and antisemite? Yes, sadly, yes. More than ever, we're talking as a society about the separation between the personal and professional lives of famous artists, if such a separation is even possible. But THE BUGHOUSE is an unsentimental book that looks critically at Pound, his art and his politics, never excusing his actions but also analyzing why the man still enthralls us to this day. Fans of poetry and criticism will be fascinated.


Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316352536
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Published: Hachette Books - October 10th, 2017

A captivating and smoothly-written true account of women cryptographers during WWII. In the spirit of Hidden Figures, CODE GIRLS tells the story of the brilliant yet often unsung women quietly recruited to break enemy codes and thus save lives. For history buffs, feminists, and history lovers fond of stories that have largely gone untold. A fascinating and meticulously researched read (using archival documents from US Army and Navy code-breaking units both before and after the war), CODE GIRLS is a historical crowd-pleaser.


The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594205811
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Published: Penguin Press - November 7th, 2017

Joseph Conrad was one of the greatest of all authors, and his seminal works, including HEART OF DARKNESS and THE SECRET AGENT, live on. But he was also a fascinating figure beyond his work, a world voyager who became an early explorer of globalization. THE DAWN WATCH tells his story, linking it to our contemporary globalized society. A great book for people who love literature and its connection to real life.


Don't Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029361
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 14th, 2017

Salter, who passed away in 2015, was always known as a "writer's writer," with careful prose that is both lyrical and restrained. This new volume of previously uncollected essays, articles, and profiles gives the reader some idea of what Salter was like outside of his award-winning fiction and nonfiction. Insights into authors he admired, travel writing, observations on military life, romance; these pages reveal a writer in love with the craft of writing and inquisitive of the world in which he lived. DON'T SAVE ANYTHING is an excellent companion for those already a fan of Salter's work or a great introduction to those coming to his writing for the first time.


Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524731595
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 17th, 2017

Known for his record-breaking year in space, Astronaut Scott Kelly tells all in his memoir ENDURANCE about his experience in space, his lifetime of discovery, and what that means for the future. Kelly’s perseverance and determination turned an aimless and rambunctious boy from New Jersey into one of the few individuals to explore space. Filled with information about space, Endurance is overall an inspiring book.


Grant Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781594204876
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

Chernow's first book since his zeitgeist-fueling ALEXANDER HAMILTON is an encompassing yet nuanced portrait of Ulysses S. Grant--Civil War hero, statesman, and one tortured and complex human being. Destined to become the benchmark biography of our 18th president, GRANT is a great gift to give history buffs and Civil War enthusiasts this year. But we're all gonna have to wait for the musical.


The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

This winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction is as politically relevant today as it has been for the history of modern Russia. Told through the personal histories of four people living through the emergence of a democratic Russia, history can’t help but to repeat itself as the current political landscape is navigated. Gessen is a master journalist and this book is masterfully crafted.


The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476794044
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Published: Touchstone Books - September 26th, 2017

Augusta says: "I grew up in North Carolina and we would visit the Biltmore Estate every year. The scale of this home is impressive but the history behind the house and its inhabitants is even more fascinating." Recommended for fans of architecture and early 20th century history buffs.


The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russia Revolution Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781681775012
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Published: Pegasus Books - September 5th, 2017

Man oh man, what remains to be said about the Russians? A quick glance at the nightly news answers: a lot! This book, rooted in a potent historical period, tells the story of Tsar Nicholas II's last months of power. By anchoring his story in this slim period of history, Service, one of the world's great Russian historians, is paradoxically able to tell an even larger story about a major international player, and how that power radiates into the now.


Leonardo Da Vinci Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501139154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

The author of the acclaimed bestsellers STEVE JOBS, EINSTEIN, and BENJAMIN FRANKLIN brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science.


Literally Me Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501169519
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 24th, 2017

A humorous, beautifully illustrated collection of essays from a beloved Instagram star. In LITERALLY ME, Julie Houts creates a compendium of the modern woman and the conflicting messages she receives. In this book, her characters are constantly aware of the unnecessary pressures put upon women in society, and yet keep succumbing to them because, hell, the struggle is real, isn't it? A great gift item for any young woman you know.


Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys Into the Medieval World Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781594206115
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Published: Penguin Press - October 24th, 2017

An absolutely gorgeous volume collecting the histories of some of the most famous illuminated manuscripts from around the world. In a book laden with full-color images, Sotheby's archivist de Hamel guides the reader through 12 of the most beautiful literary objects ever created. From the Book of Kells and beyond, this is a showstopper gift for anyone interested in medieval history, art, or literature.


Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840-1975 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780500519905
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 7th, 2017

Like a history book, but wittier, Berge’s NOWHERELANDS details the histories of countries that no longer exist. Some names are more familiar, some less, but these entries are each nonetheless intriguing and fascinating. Berge’s query into what makes a country a country is an excellent off-the-beaten-path choice for a history buff who "knows everything."


The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781681775272
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 3rd, 2017

THE PHOENIX YEARS is a personal cultural history of China through the eyes of Madeleine O’Dea, an Australian journalist. Situated on and off in the country from the years of 1976 to 2014, O’Dea portrays the intellectual excitement of nine bohemian writers, artists, poets, etc., along with deeper looks at her own views of the arts and literature. This is a fascinating look at history for anyone interested in the arts, memoir, travel, East Asia, the Cultural Revolution… The list goes on.


Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250171672
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 14th, 2017

"Heartbreaking" is one of those buzzwords that gets thrown around a lot, but when the subject is Joe Biden, it's not an overstatement. PROMISE ME, DAD is a tough but hopeful read, in which the former Vice President chronicles the year in which his son, Beau, fought illness. We all know how this tragic story ends, but Biden, a natural storyteller, finds grace in hardship, writing an essential book for anyone who has lost somebody and understands that life, however imperfect thereafter, must go on.


Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393245547
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017

The people who built this country during the American Revolution have become historical monuments, yes, but they were flesh and blood too, complicated people who made mistakes yet somehow ushered in a new era. REVOLUTION SONG tells story of the Revolution through six real characters, ranging from a British official to an African slave, creating a rich narrative work that's perfect for anyone who loves to see history come alive.


The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393240801
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

A great new history/cultural study from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE SWERVE. In his new book, Greenblatt examines the story of Adam and Eve, providing not just history but also an explanation/analysis of what the story has meant throughout the years, and how Adam and Eve have become such a recognized stand-in/analogue for so many aspects of humanity. Not just for the religious people in your life, but also for anyone who wonders how human attributes keep getting and rewritten across millennia.


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780735224803
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Published: Viking - October 24th, 2017

Known for his appearances on The Daily Show and his podcast where he acts as judge over people’s everyday arguments, John Hodgman has brought his dead-pan humor to a new essayistic memoir, VACATIONLAND. In it, he observes the locals as he splits his time between his two vacation homes in Maine and Massachusetts, ponders his status as a “minor television personality,” and confronts the absurdities of adulthood.


The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992 Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781627791366
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - November 14th, 2017

Tina Brown is an overachiever who seems to have done pretty much everything editorial one can do, with her positions ranging from Tattler to The New Yorker. She's also the founder of The Daily Beast and a bestselling biographer. But of course, her highest profile assignment was reinventing Vanity Fair, and in this book, she tells her own story with the expected grace, humor, and candor. Perfect for aspiring journalists, and for people looking to find out the backstage sagas of how media ACTUALLY works.


The Vietnam War: An Intimate History Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780307700254
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

Millions of American gave their rapt attention to Ken Burns' latest documentary on the Vietnam War. That's the thing about Burns' work: it appeals not only to history buffs but also people who just want to know more. This dense mix of photography and text is the perfect accompaniment to this series, putting between two covers what documentary film does so well. And just like the groundbreaking TV work of Burns, this book will enthrall history buffs while also teaching novices that history, it turns out, is endlessly fascinating.


The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780812998931
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Published: Random House - October 24th, 2017

Puchner creates an expansive world history of literature through 16 seminal works, from ancient texts to today's pop fiction. He digs deep into titles rediscovered (the Maya epic Popol Vuh) AND perpetually popular (Harry Potter, Tale of Genji). Discover the world through Puchner's history of writing, printing technology, and the book itself. Great for book lovers of all kinds, from lovers of the well-renowned classics to those who want to explore the deep cuts of book history.


Holiday Catalog: Science

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101902783
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - October 17th, 2017

Wolves are glorious: equal parts beautiful and frightening. In AMERICAN WOLF, Blakeslee understands this dichotomy, but his story of a Yellowstone wolf goes so much deeper than that: it taps into the story of the American West and the way we, over time, both honor and eradicate the natural world. One of the great nature books of the season!


Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627794091
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - November 21st, 2017

Jaron Lanier is a visual artist, musician, composer, computer scientist, and computer philosophy writer. He's one of those elusive people who's able to write and talk cleverly about different genres. Virtual reality is his THING (he came up with the term), but he's able to bring all his interdisciplinary knowledge and creativity to DAWN OF THE NEW EVERYTHING. And despite having a lifelong relationship with VR, he's remarkably humble about our constantly changing relationship to technology. This book is a tome for the techie in your life.


The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion--Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771643016
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Published: Greystone Books - November 7th, 2017

You'll fall in love with this book at the first sentence of its introduction: “Roosters that deceive their hens? Mother deer that grieve? Horses that feel shame?” Because it’s what we all want to know, right? Whether animals are just, well, animals, or if, as Wohlleben indicates, “stalwart souls and lovable rascals.” Who better to research this and form that research into a spirited narrative about everything from animal intelligence to sex to thievery to lying to empathy and more than the bestselling author of THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES?


The Origins of Creativity Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781631493188
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 3rd, 2017

In Wilson's profound and lyrical ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY, he examines our relationship to what he argues is a defining trait of our species: creativity. Creativity, according to Wilson, finds its niche between the sciences and the humanities. This is a lovely read for big thinkers, explorers, or creators in any field.


The River of Consciousness Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385352567
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 24th, 2017

Oliver Sacks is one of Augusta's all-time favorite writers – his essays inspired her to study cognitive sciences in college – and this collection that he was working on at the time of his death is poignant and beautiful. He has a brilliant way of discussing one of the most complex and intriguing of human processes - consciousness - by weaving in his expertise on a variety of subjects. If you are already a fan, be sure to get this for a loved one, and if you aren’t familiar with his work, we highly recommend it (and his other books!) for those interested in science, psychology, essays and interdisciplinary approaches to understand the human condition.


The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781936787524
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Published: Catapult - October 10th, 2017

Eagleman and Brandt explore the human brain and its unique ability that sets us apart from other animals: CREATIVITY. As humans, we strive to be the best/perfect at a particular task or function, but creativity is what drives us to look beyond what has merely worked before. Easy to digest and anecdotal like Malcolm Gladwell. Great for science lovers and curious minds.


The Secret Lives of Color Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143131144
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Published: Penguin Books - October 24th, 2017

This incredible multi-colored book tells the story and history of seventy-five shades of colors, hues, and dyes. As you read each page you learn the importance of each color and how it has affected everything, from politics to pop culture. Every color has a history and story. Kassia St. Clair is going to take you on a thought-provoking journey.


Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563829
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Published: Penguin Press - October 17th, 2017

From a Rice professor, and the creator of webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, comes this tongue-in-cheek illustrated guide to all the bleeding edge technology that will soon change the world as we know it. Whether that is a good or bad thing, well... Supplemented by hilarious comic strips, this engrossing book is a sneak peak at the world of tomorrow. SOONISH is the science book of the season. A great gift idea for technophiles that is also totally accessible to general readers.


Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393247138
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 10th, 2017

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