New Arrivals 8/30/16

New books on our shelves this week:

A Great Reckoning Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9781250022134
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 30th, 2016

"Superb"
- People

#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel.


The Nix Cover Image
$22.36
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 30th, 2016

The Nixis a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics, but it's also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America. . . . Nathan Hill is a maestro. John Irving


The Subsidiary Cover Image
By Matias Celedon, Samuel Rutter (Translator)
$17.59
ISBN: 9781612195445
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Published: Melville House Publishing - August 30th, 2016

Powerful, beautiful, and haunting. Every time I readThe Subsidiary, it feels both timeless and painfully, undeniably contemporary. Alejandro Zambra


The Kingdom of Speech Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780316404624
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 30th, 2016

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.


The Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social and Economic Origins- And Solutions Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781612195698
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Published: Melville House Publishing - August 30th, 2016

From a country with one of the world's lowest rates of income and social inequality comes a clear-eyed and timeless account that recalls Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." In "The Anatomy of Inequality," Swedish analyst Per Molander examines the development of social and economic inequity throughout the modern world, its history, and what can be done about it.


How to Be Perfect: An Illustrated Guide Cover Image
By Ron Padgett, Jason Novak (Illustrator)
$11.95
ISBN: 9781566894555
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 13th, 2016

Make eye contact with a tree. Do not practice cannibalism. Wear comfortable shoes." Sing, every once in a while. In later life, become a mystic. Offbeat, warm, and funny, Ron Padgett's prescriptions for human perfection springs to life in Jason Novak's cartoonsa delightful match-up of sensibilities. And remember: "Don t give advice."


This Is Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
By Ian Volner, Michael Kirkham (Illustrator)
$12.76
ISBN: 9781780678566
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Published: Laurence King - August 23rd, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't just an architect. He was a prophet, a poseur; a beloved teacher, a failed businessman. During his long, eventful life he experienced both incredible misfortune and great success.


Pablo Escobar: My Father Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781250104625
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - August 30th, 2016

THE POPULAR SERIES NARCOS CAPTURES ONLY HALF THE TRUTH. HERE, AT LAST, IS THE FULL STORY.

THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER

Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time, but these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.


Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780691119793
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 13th, 2016

What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy?


Black Wave Cover Image
$15.16
ISBN: 9781558619395
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Published: Amethyst Editions - September 13th, 2016

Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south for LA. But soon it's officially announced that the world will end in one year, and life in the sprawling metropolis becomes increasingly weird.


The Darkest Secret Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780143110514
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Published: Penguin Books - August 30th, 2016

A tense, poignant and ingeniously crafted mystery. The Guardian
The latest gripping psychological thriller from Edgar Award winner Alex Marwood
When a child goes missing at an opulent house party, it makes international news. But what really happens behind closed doors?


The Street Kids Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781609453084
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Published: Europa Editions - August 30th, 2016

"The Street Kids "is the most important novel by Italy's preeminent late-20th Century author and intellectual, Pier Paolo Pasolini. A powerful, groundbreaking contemporary classic, "The Street Kids"is now available in a new translation by Ann Goldstein, translator of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels.


A Torch Against the Night Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101998878
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Published: Razorbill - August 30th, 2016

THE ASTONISHING SEQUEL TO THE INSTANTNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES
"Most Spectacular Sequel"--Entertainment WeeklySummer 2016 Must List
"Even higher stakes than its predecessor thrilling..." Publishers Weekly, starred review


Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545581608
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Published: Graphix - August 30th, 2016

New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO


Furthermore Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781101994764
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imaginationin this captivating new middlegradeadventurewherecolor is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found inthe most unexpected places.


The Gathering (Shadow House, Book 1) Cover Image
$10.39
ISBN: 9780545925501
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 30th, 2016

You don't just read this ghost story. You step into it. Some houses are more than just haunted... they're hungry.
Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don't know this at first. They each think they've been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there's nothing innocent about Shadow House.


Guinness World Records 2017 Cover Image
$23.16
ISBN: 9781910561331
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Published: Guinness World Records - August 30th, 2016

The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls, and killer plants. Want to know the highest anyone has travelled on a skateboard, or the largest loop-the-loop completed in a car? Dying to know just how many tricks a cat can do in one minute?


I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545658522
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 30th, 2016

It was one the most beautiful mountains in America, Mount St. Helens, in Washington State. But what many didn't know was that this peaceful mountain had an explosive past. For more than a century, it had been quiet. But below ground, pressure had been building, and soon, "Kaboom " Mount St. Helens would erupt with terrifying fury.


New Arrivals 8/23/16

New books on our shelves this week:

Surrender, New York Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780679455691
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Published: Random House - August 23rd, 2016

A New York Times Editors Choice Imaginative and fulfilling . . . an addictive contemporary crime procedural. Michael Connelly, The New York Times Book Review


Behold the Dreamers Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780812998481
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Published: Random House - August 23rd, 2016

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy


The Couple Next Door Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780735221086
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - August 23rd, 2016

I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting Sue Grafton, New York Timesbestselling author ofX


The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780345544803
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 23rd, 2016

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II


One Pan, Two Plates: Vegetarian Suppers: More Than 70 Weeknight Meals for Two Cover Image
By Carla Snyder, Jody Horton (Photographer)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452145839
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 23rd, 2016

More and more people are making the shift to a vegetable-centric diet. Yet, in a two-person household it can be challenging to find quick, easy, and satisfying recipes to cook up at the end of a busy workday (especially without leftovers).


The Chinese Photobook, from the 1900s to the Present: Mid-Sized Edition Cover Image
$63.99
ISBN: 9781597113755
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Published: Aperture - September 2016

Newly revised histories of photography as recorded via the photobook have added enormously to our understanding of the medium's culture, particularly in places that are often marginalized, such as Latin America and Africa. However, until now, only a handful of Chinese books have made it onto historians short lists.


Dictator Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780307948137
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Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

At the age of forty-eight, Cicero the greatest orator of his time is in exile, his power sacrificed on the altar of his principles. The only way to return to Rome is to pledge his support to a charismatic and dangerous enemy: Julius Caesar. Harnessing his political cunning, unrivalled intellect, and the sheer brilliance of his words, Cicero fights his way back to prominence.


The Novel Habits of Happiness Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780307949240
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Published: Anchor Books - August 23rd, 2016

Isabel Dalhousie, the insatiably curious Edinburgh sleuth and philosopher, takes on a case unlike any she's had before: a six-year-old boy has been experiencing vivid recollections of a past life. His visions include a perfect description of a Scottish island and a house where he claims to have lived.


Scrapper Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781616957650
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Published: Soho Press - August 23rd, 2016

For fans of The Dog Stars and Station Eleven, Scrapper traces one man's desperate quest for redemption in a devastated Detroit.
"Has the feel of Cormac McCarthy's The Road set in present-day Motor City... powerful."
Publishers Weekly


The Thief of Talant Cover Image
By Pierre Reverdy, Ian Seed (Translator)
$11.16
ISBN: 9781939663191
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Published: Wakefield Press - September 27th, 2016

Challenged by his friend, poet and art critic Max Jacob, to write a novel, Pierre Reverdy produced this fragmented, beautiful assemblage of loneliness, paranoia and depersonalization drawn from his own experience of Paris in the early 20th century, the sometimes antagonistic atmosphere of the avant-garde and his own troubled relationship with Jacob, who tended to detect the threat of his literary


M Train Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781101910160
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Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

National Bestseller
From the National Book Award winning author ofJust Kids an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the cafes and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as a roadmap to my life.


My Life on the Road Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780345408167
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Published: Random House Trade - August 23rd, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER -ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR -NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harper's Bazaar St. Louis Post-Dispatch Publishers Weekly


Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Cover Image
$15.20
ISBN: 9780399185618
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - August 23rd, 2016

This New York Times bestselling book upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.


The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9780062299253
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 23rd, 2016

NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER


Hunting the Killer Idea Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781908211347
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Published: Carpet Bombing Culture - August 15th, 2016

Killer Ideas. They re out there. Wild, unpredictable and dangerous. So powerful they can stop a person in their tracks, turn a life around, start a revolution, or even change the world. Hunting the Killer Idea takes the intrepid reader through the jungle of the mind as the creative process is brought to life in vivid detail.


The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles Cover Image
By Michelle Cuevas, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780803738683
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Published: Dial Books - August 23rd, 2016

A message in a bottle holds the promise of surprise and wonder, as told in this enthralling picture book by Caldecott Medalist Erin E. Stead


Quit Calling Me a Monster! Cover Image
By Jory John, Bob Shea (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780385389907
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2016

The talented creators of I Will Chomp You brilliantly frame the struggle to buck stereotypes and learn empathy in this monster's hilarious lament.
Floyd Peterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth


Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat Cover Image
By Katie Harnett (Illustrator)
$13.56
ISBN: 9781909263376
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Published: Nobrow Press - September 6th, 2016

Archie, Cupcake, Oliver, Valentine the cat who lives on Blossom Street is called something different by everyone, and loved by all. But there is one house on the street that he hasn't visited yet

In this sweet story, Katie Harnett explores how one well-loved cat can change a lonely woman's life and bring a small community together.


Framed! Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781481436304
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Published: Aladdin - August 23rd, 2016

Get to know the only kid on the FBI Director's speed dial and several international criminals most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small Things in this hilarious start to a brand-new middle grade mystery series.
So you re only halfway through your homework and the Director of the FBI keeps texting you for help What do you do? Save your grade? Or save the country?


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