New Arrivals 8/12/14

New books on our shelves this week.

 

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$20.76
ISBN: 9780385352109
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Published: Knopf - August 12th, 2014

New York Times #1 Bestseller
A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year


An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford Mysteries #6) Cover Image
$23.39
ISBN: 9780062237194
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Published: William Morrow - August 12th, 2014

World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s career is in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd.


In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780385353472
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 12th, 2014

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman's volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.


Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) Cover Image
$22.36
ISBN: 9780393081596
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2014

Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more?


The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations from Grumpy Cat Cover Image
$10.36
ISBN: 9781452134239
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 5th, 2014

In a world filled with inspirational know-it-alls and quotable blowhards, only one figure is indifferent enough to tell the cranky truth: Grumpy Cat. Following the success of her New York Times bestselling debut, everyone's favorite disgruntled feline is back with this demotivational guide to everyday life, love, friendship, and more.


I Knead My Mommy: And Other Poems by Kittens Cover Image
$10.36
ISBN: 9781452132914
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 5th, 2014

Just when we all thought things couldn't get any cuter, from the author of the New York Times bestselling I Could Pee on This comes I Knead My Mommy, a book of confessional poems about the triumphs, trials, and daily discoveries of being a kitten.


Home Brewer's Labels Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452125299
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 12th, 2014

Beer lovers will toast the arrival of these perfectly sized home brewer's labels. The 160 stickers (enough to cover 40 bottles) include space for the name, beer type, and date brewed for an easily customizable look that allows for optimal organization.


Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Cover Image
By Juan Felipe Herrera, Raul Colón (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780803738096
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Published: Dial Books - August 7th, 2014

An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world


The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9780393089615
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2014

In 1992, a group of neuroscientists from Parma, Italy, reported a new class of brain cells discovered in the motor cortex of the macaque monkey. These cells, later dubbed mirror neurons, responded equally well during the monkey's own motor actions, such as grabbing an object, and while the monkey watched someone else perform similar motor actions.


My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut Cover Image
$20.69
ISBN: 9780062293039
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 12th, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


We Are Water: A Novel Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780061941030
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 12th, 2014

We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed and I Know This Much Is True.


MaddAddam (The MaddAddam Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9780307455482
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Published: Anchor - August 12th, 2014

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale


Eva's Eye (Inspector Sejer Mysteries) Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9780544227811
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Published: Mariner Books - August 12th, 2014

“No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can.” —Los Angeles Times

Eva Magnus and her daughter are out walking by the river when a man’s body floats to the water’s surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.

The police find the body anyway.


The Resurrectionist Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9780393348811
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2014

At South Carolina Medical College, Dr. Jacob Thacker is on probation for Xanax abuse. His interim career--working university public relations--takes an unnerving detour into the past when the bones of African American slaves are unearthed on campus.


An Event in Autumn (Kurt Wallander Series #12) Cover Image
$12.76
ISBN: 9780804170642
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - August 12th, 2014

After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave.


Sunshine on Scotland Street: 44 Scotland Street Series (8) Cover Image
$12.76
ISBN: 9780345804402
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Published: Anchor - August 12th, 2014

44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 8

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  


The Aftermath Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780307948571
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

Set in post-war Germany, the international bestseller The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook is a stunning emotional thriller about our fiercest loyalties and our deepest desires. In the bitter winter of 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives with her only remaining son Edmund in the ruins of Hamburg.


Brainquake Cover Image
$11.66
ISBN: 9781781168196
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Published: Hard Case Crime - August 12th, 2014

The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no personal relationships, no ties, no women…and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying. Paul Page was the perfect bagman, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder. But that ended the day he saw a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow.


Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World (The Hinges of History) Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9780385495585
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Published: Anchor - August 12th, 2014

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through a time so full of innovation that the Western world would not again experience its like until the twentieth century: the new humanism of the Renaissance and the radical religious alterations of the Reformation.


Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780307743756
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World

Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits.


Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780307743756
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World

Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits.


The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9780804171557
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired courtesans of the 1840s—the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas filsThe Lady of the Camellias and Verdi’s La Traviata.


What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9781607745556
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 12th, 2014

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2015 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.


Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust--Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062246837
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 12th, 2014

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.


The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812972634
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 12th, 2014

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBE


Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9780307739742
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.


Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments Cover Image
$17.96
ISBN: 9781616149314
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Published: Prometheus Books - August 12th, 2014

An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying it


Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: An Origami Yoda Book Cover Image
$11.16
ISBN: 9781419709333
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 12th, 2014

Fleabrain Loves Franny Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781419710681
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 12th, 2014

Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear Cover Image
By Mônica Carnesi, Mônica Carnesi (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780399256677
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 7th, 2014

This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.
 


Planes Go Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452128993
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 12th, 2014

The helicopter goes, "PITTATATATA PITTATATATA PITTATATATA." The jumbo jet goes, "Wheeeeeeeee VRRRRRRRRRRUUUHHHHHHHHHMMM." The propeller plane goes, "HUK HUK HUK WHIRRRRRRR WHIRRRRRR." Prepare for liftoff with 8 exciting aircraft and the noises they make in this irresistible board book!


Random Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781442499560
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Published: Simon Pulse - August 12th, 2014

Who’s the real victim here? This tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide is perfect for fans of Before I Fall and Thirteen Reasons Why.

Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It’s a wrong number.


Summer and Bird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142425053
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Published: Puffin Books - August 7th, 2014

An enchanting--and twisted--tale of two sisters' quest to find their parents


The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616953607
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Published: Soho Teen - August 12th, 2014

For fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Girl, Interrupted, and A.S. King, National Book Award-finalist Adele Griffin tells the fully illustrated story of a brilliant young artist, her mysterious death, and the fandom that won't let her go.


The Infinite Moment of Us Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419713583
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 12th, 2014

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Cover Image
$10.39
ISBN: 9780316213097
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 2014

Coldtown was dangerous, Tana knew. A glamorous cage, a prison for the damned and anyone who wanted to party with them.

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. And once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.


Blind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670785223
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2014

When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her.


Fractured: A Slated novel, Book 2 Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142425046
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Published: Speak - August 7th, 2014

Perfect for fans of the dystopian settings of The Hunger Games and Divergent, the gripping second installment of the Slated trilogy is a riveting psychological thriller set in a future where violent teens have their memory erased as an alternative to jail.

When Kyla was slated, her memory was erased for good.
Except it wasn’t.
Not completely.


NERDS: Book Five: Attack of the BULLIES Cover Image
$6.36
ISBN: 9781419712227
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 12th, 2014

Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$4.79
ISBN: 9781452128719
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 12th, 2014

Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!


The Bear's Sea Escape Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781452127439
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 5th, 2014

More adventures await The Bear's Song's Little Bear and Papa Bear. When the bears seek warmth from their chilly perch atop the Paris Opera House, Little Bear is mistaken for a toy bear and whisked away . . . to a tropical island!


Mad Scientist Mad Libs Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780843180572
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Published: Mad Libs - August 7th, 2014

Mad Scientist Mad Libs features 21 original stories all about mad scientists! Topics include science experiments gone wrong, real life mad scientists, Frankenstein, and much much more! This makes a great Halloween--or anytime!--buy.


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