New Arrivals 5/24/16

New books on our shelves this week:

Smoke Cover Image
$22.36
ISBN: 9780385540162
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Doubleday Books - May 24th, 2016

""Smoke"is an addictive combination of thriller, fantasy, and historical novel, with a dash of horror. It's chilling and complex and amazingly imaginative.
Marilyn Dahl, "Shelf Awareness"

"England. A century ago, give or take a few years."


The City of Mirrors Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780345505002
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Ballantine Books - May 24th, 2016

A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction. Stephen King
You followed "The Passage." You faced "The Twelve." Now enter "The City of Mirrors "for the final reckoning. As the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale, Justin Cronin's band of hardened survivors await the second coming of unspeakable darkness.


Sweetbitter Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101875940
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 24th, 2016

"You will develop a palate.""A palate is a spot on your tongue where you remember. Where you assign words to the textures of taste.Eating becomes a discipline, language-obsessed. You will never simply eat food again.
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The Summer Guest Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9780062423368
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Harper - May 24th, 2016

What if Anton Chekhov, undisputed master of the short story, actually wrote a novel and the manuscript still existed? This tantalizing possibility drives The Summer Guest, a spellbinding narrative that draws together, across two centuries, the lives of three women through the discovery of a diary.


Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Cover Image
$17.60
ISBN: 9781455566389
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Twelve - May 24th, 2016

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.


Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781620403754
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - May 24th, 2016

In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867 1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906 2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history.


Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780399588808
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Published: Random House - May 24th, 2016

The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia


The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781101872000
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 24th, 2016

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780544705050
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - May 24th, 2016

"A novel that reads like science fiction but bristles with rich detail about how the next World War could be fought." "Vice" A modern-day successor to tomes such as "The Hunt for Red October" from the late Tom Clancy. "USA Today" What Will World War III Look Like? "Ghost Fleet "is a page-turning imagining of a war set in the not-too-distant future.


A Master Plan for Rescue Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780399185021
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 24th, 2016

Named a Best Book of 2015 by "the San Francisco Chronicle"
A magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of love.


I Take You Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780553417845
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Broadway Books - May 24th, 2016

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter Cover Image
By Jordan T. Camp (Editor), Christina Heatherton (Editor)
$15.96
ISBN: 9781784783167
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Verso - May 24th, 2016

How policing became the major political issue of our time


The Confessions of Congressman X Cover Image
$7.96
ISBN: 9781634139731
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Mill City Press, Inc. - May 24th, 2016

The Last Star: The Final Book of the 5th Wave Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780399162435
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2016

The highly-anticipated finale to the "New York Times "bestselling 5th Wave series
The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They re down here, they re up there, they re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.


A Clatter of Jars Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780399174995
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Published: Philomel Books - May 24th, 2016

One of the finest novelists of her generation, National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff returns readers to the world of" A Tangle of Knots," where a camp for Talented kids just might be a recipe for disaster.


Wild Animals of the North Cover Image
By Dieter Braun, Dieter Braun (Illustrator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781909263963
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Nobrow Press - June 7th, 2016

The first in a series of illustrated books covering animals of the world, "North: Animals of the Wild" features Dieter Braun's beautiful drawings of northern animals accompanied by fun facts and clever descriptions that children will love


Trains: A Pop-Up Railroad Book Cover Image
By Robert Crowther, Robert Crowther (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763681296
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 24th, 2016

3-D master Robert Crowther is right on track with an information-packed, interactive celebration of trains then and now. Have you ever wondered how a steam engine works? Do you have a hankering to don an engineer's cap and race a locomotive under tunnels and over bridges?


New Arrivals 5/17/16

New books on our shelves this week:

The Gene: An Intimate History Cover Image
$25.60
ISBN: 9781476733500
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 17th, 2016

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of "The Emperor of All Maladies" a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information?


Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court Cover Image
$19.20
ISBN: 9780804790437
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Stanford Law Books - May 4th, 2016

Americans are slowly waking up to the dire effects of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration, especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods and communities of color. The criminal courts are the crucial gateway between police action on the street and the processing of primarily black and Latino defendants into jails and prisons.


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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780316348409
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Hachette Books - May 17th, 2016

Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women," Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice and body image. Her empowering work has garnered a coast-to-coast audience that eagerly awaits SHRILL, her highly-anticipated literary debut.


The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9781594205248
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Published: Penguin Press - May 17th, 2016

A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others and the result is power as a force for good in the world.


Joe Gould's Teeth Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781101947586
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 17th, 2016

From "New Yorker" staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the story of the discovery of Joe Gould's long-lost manuscript, "The Oral History of Our Time," and of the violence, betrayals, and madness that led to its concealment.


Goatman: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616894054
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 17th, 2016

The dazzling success of The Toaster Project, including TV appearances and an international book tour, leaves Thomas Thwaites in a slump. His friends increasingly behave like adults, while Thwaites still lives at home, "stuck in a big, dark hole." Luckily, a research grant offers the perfect out: a chance to take a holiday from the complications of being human by transforming himself into a goat.


The Fireman Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9780062200631
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 17th, 2016

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.


The After Party Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9781594633164
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 17th, 2016

DiSclafani's story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail. "People"
From the nationally bestselling author of "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls "comesa story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all.


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Seveneves Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062334510
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: William Morrow & Company - May 17th, 2016

The Governor's Wife Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780307948847
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 17th, 2016

I Refuse Cover Image
By Per Petterson, Don Bartlett (Translator)
$12.80
ISBN: 9781555977405
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Graywolf Press - May 17th, 2016

Per Petterson's "I Refuse "is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers. In the same spare but evocative style that made readers fall in love with "Out Stealing Horses," Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning churns up a fateful moment from their boyhood thirty-five years before.


The Reactive Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9781937512439
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Two Dollar Radio - May 31st, 2016

"With "The Reactive," Ntshanga] has created an immersive and powerful portrait of drug use, community, and health issues by exploring what it was like to be young, black, South African, and HIV positive in the early aughts."
"VICE"
"Gritty and revealing, Ntshanga's debut novel offers a brazen portrait of present-day South Africa. This is an eye-opening, ambitious novel."


Did You Ever Have a Family Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781476798189
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 17th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, MAN BOOKER PRIZE, PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Amazon Library Journal Booklist NPR Kirkus Reviews Guardian St. Louis Post-Dispatch Google Play Kobo Literary Hub Powell's


It's a Long Story: My Life Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780316403542
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 17th, 2016

One of the most beloved popular musicians of our time tells the story of his extraordinary life.


Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780143108269
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Published: Penguin Books - May 17th, 2016

Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780143108313
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Published: Penguin Books - May 17th, 2016

Listen, Slowly Cover Image
$5.59
ISBN: 9780062229199
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Published: HarperCollins - May 17th, 2016

Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family.


The Crown's Game Cover Image
By Evelyn Skye, Joel Tippie (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062422583
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - May 17th, 2016

"Gorgeous and richly imagined." Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series

"Teeming with hidden magic and fiery romance." Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes


Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery Cover Image
By David Gordon, David Gordon (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781416924418
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2016

Just because you re extremely cute, doesn t mean you can t operate a bulldozer From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a fun, funny, and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who's boss


Douglas, You Need Glasses! Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780553522433
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - May 17th, 2016

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