New Arrivals 9/30/14

New books on our shelves this week.

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627792103
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 30th, 2014

The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called "scintillating" (New York Times Books Review), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite" (The Chicago Tribune) and "otherworldly" (Washington Post).


A Sudden Light: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439187036
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 30th, 2014

The bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain presents a long-awaited new novel in which a boy trying to save his parents’ marriage uncovers a vast legacy of family secrets.

In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House.


The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft Cover Image
By H.P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Alan Moore (Introduction by)
$31.96
ISBN: 9780871404534
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Published: Liveright - October 13th, 2014

Finalist for the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Slate and the San Francisco Chronicle

From across strange aeons comes the long-awaited annotated edition of “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale” (Stephen King).


The Zone of Interest Cover Image
$22.91
ISBN: 9780385353496
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 30th, 2014

Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn t show you your reflection. It showed you your soul it showed you who you really were.


Burn (Michael Bennett #7) Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780316211048
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 29th, 2014

Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City--and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career.

At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good.


Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's
By Lena Dunham, Joana Avillez (Illustrator)
$25.20
ISBN: 9780812994995
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Published: Random House - September 30th, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL


All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9780307273383
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 30th, 2014


Yahoo'snational political columnist and the former chief political correspondent for"The New York Times Magazine"brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics.


The Meaning of Human Existence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780871401007
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Published: Liveright - October 6th, 2014

National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, "Why?"


How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594632969
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 30th, 2014

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Farsighted, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas.

In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amate


Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476750071
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2014

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions consumed Gabby Giffords and her family: Would Gabby survive the bullet through her brain? Would she walk again? Speak?


World War I in 100 Objects Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780142181591
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Published: Plume - September 30th, 2014

World War I in 100 Objects by Peter Doyle is a dynamic social history and perfect gift for history lovers.

General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history.


Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780811223751
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Published: New Directions / Christine Burgin - October 14th, 2014

No Future for You: Salvos from the Baffler Cover Image
By John Summers (Editor), Chris Lehmann (Editor), Thomas Frank (Editor)
$8.78
ISBN: 9780262028332
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Published: Mit Press - August 29th, 2014

A new collection on carnival hokum and magical thinking in post-apocalypse America--brought to you by The Baffler.


The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674735347
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - October 6th, 2014

Generations of students have been taught that the American Revolution was a revolt against royal tyranny. In this revisionist account, Eric Nelson argues that a great many of our "founding fathers" saw themselves as rebels against the British Parliament, not the Crown.


Mexicans in the Making of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674048485
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - October 6th, 2014

According to census projections, by 2050 nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Latino, and the overwhelming majority of these will be of Mexican descent. This dramatic demographic shift is reshaping politics, culture, and fundamental ideas about American identity.


The Lives of Muhammad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674050600
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Published: Harvard University Press - October 7th, 2014

Recent outbursts sparked by a viral video and controversial cartoons powerfully illustrate the passions and sensitivities that continue to surround the depiction of the seventh-century founder of Islam. The Lives of Muhammad delves into the many ways the Prophet's life story has been told from the earliest days of Islam to the present, by both Muslims and non-Muslims.


Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism (The Terry Lectures Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300203431
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Published: Yale University Press - October 28th, 2014

A positive assessment of secularism and the possibilities it offers for a genuinely meaningful life without religion

Although there is no shortage of recent books arguing against religion, few offer a positive alternative—how anyone might live a fulfilling life without the support of religious beliefs. This enlightening book fills the gap.


Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451673289
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2014

From the author of the prize-winning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero.

Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E.


The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-And the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204272
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Published: Penguin Press - September 30th, 2014

Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines... an inspiration for future generations of journalists. --Vanity Fair


Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9780393239393
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 1st, 2014

Winner of the 2015 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

The much-anticipated debut from the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter, Boy on Ice is a moving human story and behind-the-scenes account of a life lived in the glare of sporting fame.


How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say-And What It Really Means Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393243376
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 6th, 2014

An entertaining and indispensable guide to the language of finance and economics by the writer hailed for “explain[ing] complex stuff in a down-to-earth and witty style” (The Economist).


You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781455575718
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Published: FaithWords - September 30th, 2014

Commit to excellence and celebrate your natural gifts by embracing eight principles for professional and spiritual success from #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen.


Alex Katz: Revised and Expanded Edition Cover Image
By Carter Ratcliff (Contributions by), Ivana Blazwick (Contributions by), Alex Katz (By (artist)), Robert Storr (Contributions by), Barry Schwabsky (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9780714867403
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 15th, 2014

Renowned for his vivid, larger‐than‐life portraits, Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary painting. His work can be found in institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, LACMA, and the National Portrait Gallery.


What to Bake & How to Bake It Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9780714868653
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 29th, 2014

A quintessential baking cookbook – with 500 step‐by‐step photographs – for both beginners and seasoned bakers, by Jane Hornby, author of the popular What to Cook and How to Cook It.


McSweeney's, Issue 47 Cover Image
By Dave Eggers (Editor), Shirley Jackson (Contribution by), Jason D. Polan (Contribution by)
$19.20
ISBN: 9781938073861
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Published: McSweeney's - October 7th, 2014

Each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned. There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head.


The Collected Poems of James Laughlin Cover Image
$44.96
ISBN: 9780811218764
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Published: New Directions - October 14th, 2014

Finally collected are all the poems of James Laughlin — a classic poet of Catullan sensibility hiding in plain sight as an avant-garde publisher and the “Godfather of Modernism”


The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781451693577
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2014

The “spellbinding” (People, 4 stars), New York Times bestseller from the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an electric and impassioned love affair—“an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place” (USA TODAY).

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of E


Mrs. Lincoln's Rival Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780142181324
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Published: Dutton Books - September 30th, 2014

The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker Jennifer Chiaverini's astute and lively novel of the politics of state--set against the backdrop of Civil War Era Washington


T.C. Boyle Stories II: The Collected Stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle, Volume II Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780143125860
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2014

A second volume of collected short fiction—from the bestselling author and winner of the 2015 Rea Award for the Short Story


Murder on the Ile Sordou (A Provençal Mystery #4) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780143125549
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2014

In this decadent installment, Verlaque and Bonnet find themselves hunting a murderer on a remote island in the glittering Mediterranean Sea

The newest book in the Provençal Mystery series, The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche, is available now from Penguin Books


Cross My Heart (Alex Cross #19) Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781455515813
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 30th, 2014

The stakes are higher than ever for Alex Cross as he faces his most personal enemy yet: a criminal who threatens his family.


Storm Front (A Virgil Flowers Novel #7) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425270240
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 30th, 2014

#1 New York Times Bestseller

An ancient relic is unearthed during an archaeological dig. A Minnesota college professor is keeping a secret that could change the world’s history as we know it. For Virgil Flowers, the link between the two is inescapable—and his investigation, more dangerous and far-reaching than he can possibly imagine.


Best Food Writing 2014 Cover Image
By Holly Hughes (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780738217918
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - October 14th, 2014

For fourteen years, Best Food Writing has served up the creme de la creme of the year's food writing. The 2014 edition once again offers the tastiest prose of the year, from a range of voices: food writing stars, James Beard Award winners, writer-chefs, bestselling authors, and up-and-coming bloggers alike.


Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125969
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2014

A celebration of the relationships that bring us strength, purpose, and joy


Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780143122968
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2014

The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children, from the author of There Are No Grown-ups. 

When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old.


Disease-Proof: Slash Your Risk of Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, and More--by 80 Percent Cover Image
By David L. Katz, Stacey Colino (Contributions by)
$15.30
ISBN: 9780142181171
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Published: Plume - September 30th, 2014

“If you want to build better health and a better future, this book makes an excellent tool kit.”—David A. Kessler, MD, author of The End of Overeating and former commissioner of the FDA
 


Year Zero: A History of 1945 Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9780143125976
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2014

A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II


The War on Heresy Cover Image
$26.40
ISBN: 9780674416895
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Published: Belknap Press - October 1st, 2014

Between 1000 and 1250, the Catholic Church confronted the threat of heresy with increasing force. Some of the most portentous events in medieval history-the Cathar crusade, the persecution and mass burnings of heretics, the papal inquisition established to identify and suppress beliefs that departed from the true religion-date from this period.


Naked and Marooned: One Man. One Island. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142180969
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Published: Plume - September 30th, 2014

What do you do after you walk the Amazon?
 


Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words Cover Image
$11.96
ISBN: 9780544334595
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Published: Mariner Books - September 23rd, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller

"The most scientifically important dog in over a century." —Brian Hare


Chaser has fascinated dog lovers and scientists alike.


Naked and Marooned: One Man. One Island. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142180969
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Published: Plume - September 30th, 2014

What do you do after you walk the Amazon?
 


Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125907
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2014

“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly


Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142181188
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Published: Plume Books - September 30th, 2014

An in-depth and entertaining unauthorized biography from the New York Times best-selling author of Badasses. (Publisher's Weekly)


Belzhar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525423058
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 30th, 2014

Entertainment Weekly’s Best YA Book of 2014
TIME magazine Top YA of 2014

"Wolitzer has imagined a world for young readers that celebrates the sacred, transcendent power of reading and writing." —The New York Times Book Review

There’s a place where the lost go to be found.
 


Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After Cover Image
$11.19
ISBN: 9781481421843
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Published: Aladdin - September 30th, 2014

Nikki Maxwell’s favorite fairy tales get dork-tastic twists in the eighth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool’s Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl MacKenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characte


By Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780316123068
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 30th, 2014

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.

Is Lemony Snicket a detective or a smoke detector?


Minecraft: Construction Handbook: An Official Mojang Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545685177
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

If you can dream it, you can build it in Minecraft This OFFICIAL guide will give you tips and tricks on how to be a creative genius


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The Book with No Pictures Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780803741713
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Published: Dial Books - September 30th, 2014

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.


Just One Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142422960
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Published: Speak - September 30th, 2014

The compelling companion title to the much-lauded Just One Day follows Willem's transformative journey toward self-discovery and true love, by the author of If I Stay.


New Arrivals 9/23/14

New books on our shelves this week.

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Rose Gold Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780385535977
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 23rd, 2014

Rose Gold is two colors, one woman, and a big headache.


How to Build a Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9780062335975
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Published: Harper - September 23rd, 2014

The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving coming of age novel.


Rooms: A Novel Cover Image
$23.39
ISBN: 9780062223197
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Published: Ecco - September 23rd, 2014

The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, s


Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9780062336019
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Published: Harper - September 23rd, 2014

An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical detail, told through the lives of the three men who made it possible.


A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385349918
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 23rd, 2014

An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad--a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be.


The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781476731902
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Published: Scribner - September 23rd, 2014

A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s own nature—when he returns home.

When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years,


The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316230872
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - September 23rd, 2014

Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?


The Simpsons Family History Cover Image
By Matt Groening, Inc. Matt Groening Productions (Other primary creator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419713996
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 23rd, 2014

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780805096682
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 23rd, 2014

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton.


Bowie: The Biography Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476767079
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Published: Gallery Books - September 23rd, 2014

Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke. Gender Bender. Rebel. Songwriter. Fashion Icon. Rock God. One of the most influential creative artists of his generation, David Bowie morphed from one glittering incarnation to the next over the course of five decades—an enduring superstar who remained endlessly enigmatic and always ahead of his time.


How Google Works Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781455582341
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 23rd, 2014

Seasoned Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg provide an insider's guide to Google, from its business history and disruptive corporate strategy to developing a new managment philosophy and creating a corporate culture where innovation and creativity thrive.


The Thing The Book: A Monument to the Book as Object Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9781452117201
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 23rd, 2014

What exactly is a book? This wildly inventive and thought-provoking volume asks that question of more than 30 of today's top creative visionaries, from Ed Ruscha to Miranda July, John Baldessari to Jonathan Lethem. Each traditional element of a book—from endpapers to footnotes—is assigned to a different artist or writer invited to use the space as a creative playground.


A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention Cover Image
$26.09
ISBN: 9780062284068
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Published: William Morrow - September 23rd, 2014

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.


An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781615192250
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Published: The Experiment - September 23rd, 2014

“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey

The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals!

Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments!


One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More: A Cookbook Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780307954411
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 23rd, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Using just one pan, you can stew, steam, sauté, simmer, braise, or roast your way to a fuss-free meal—and minimal cleanup to boot.

 


Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People Cover Image
By Hamish Bowles, Chloe Malle (Editor), Anna Wintour (Introduction by), Thomas P. Campbell (Foreword by)
$44.00
ISBN: 9781419714245
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 23rd, 2014

Fire Shut Up in My Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544228047
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 23rd, 2014

A gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of America's most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past


New York Times
columnist Charles M.


Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780345516541
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 23rd, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH


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Horrorstor: A Novel Cover Image
$11.96
ISBN: 9781594745263
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Published: Quirk Books - September 23rd, 2014

A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.


You'll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor Cover Image
By Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Drabble (Introduction by), Margaret Drabble (Selected by)
$16.16
ISBN: 9781590177273
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 23rd, 2014

AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL


Butterfly Skin Cover Image
By Sergey Kuznetsov, Andrew Bromfield (Translated by)
$13.46
ISBN: 9781783290246
Availability: Backordered.
Published: Titan Books - September 23rd, 2014

When a brutal and sadistic serial killer begins stalking the streets of Moscow, Xenia, an ambitious young newspaper editor, takes it upon herself to attempt to solve the mystery of the killer's identity.


Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words Cover Image
$11.96
ISBN: 9780544334595
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Published: Mariner Books - September 23rd, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller

"The most scientifically important dog in over a century." —Brian Hare


Chaser has fascinated dog lovers and scientists alike.


Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062123411
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Published: Ecco - September 23rd, 2014

"This book tells what should have been known and isn't—that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognized physical strength."
— Israeli President Shimon Peres


The Chew: A Year of Celebrations: Festive and Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484711088
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Published: Kingswell - September 23rd, 2014

The five hosts of ABC's hit show The Chew invite you to celebrate a full year of holidays, events, and special occasions.


Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me Cover Image
$10.36
ISBN: 9780761181798
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 23rd, 2014

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Indie Bestseller!

Playful spaniels completely covered with snow—“There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ weather.” Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other— “Sometimes you need a pillow.


Afterworlds Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481422345
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 23rd, 2014

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel that you won’t be able to put down.

Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes.


Skink--No Surrender (Skink Series #7) Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780375870514
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender.
 
A National Book Award Longlist Selection
 


Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill Cover Image
By Otfried Preussler, Anthea Bell (Translated by)
$14.36
ISBN: 9781590177785
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Published: NYR Children's Collection - September 23rd, 2014

New Year’s has passed. Twelfth Night is almost here. Krabat, a fourteen-year-old beggar boy dressed up as one of the Three Kings, is traveling from village to village singing carols. One night he has a strange dream in which he is summoned by a faraway voice to go to a mysterious mill—and when he wakes he is irresistibly drawn there.


Peanuts: A Scanimation Book Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780761181774
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 23rd, 2014

Good grief, the gang’s all here! Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, and, of course, Snoopy—these cherished characters from the most popular comic strip of all time meet the magic of Scanimation.


Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) Cover Image
$8.79
ISBN: 9780385743570
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Published: Ember - September 23rd, 2014

The #1 New York Times bestseller from Brandon Sanderson, the author of Oathbringer, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. And don’t miss the rest of the Reckoners series: Firefight and Calamity.


On a Clear Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385387538
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

"Visionary. This book should be in every reader's hands." –JACQUELINE WOODSON, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming


Messenger of Fear Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780062207401
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 23rd, 2014

Michael Grant's Messenger of Fear is a haunting narrative that examines the nature of good and evil in every human. Fans of Michelle Hodkin's Mara Dyer trilogy and Stephen King will love this satisfyingly twisted series.


Reality Boy Cover Image
$8.79
ISBN: 9780316222716
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

Zombie Baseball Beatdown Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780316220798
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

Planet Tad Cover Image
By Tim Carvell, Doug Holgate (Illustrator)
$6.29
ISBN: 9780061934384
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Published: HarperCollins - September 23rd, 2014

Twelve-year-old Tad is a blogger with a plan, in the book Jon Stewart calls "hilarious to anyone who ever went through, is currently in, might go to, or flunked out of middle school."


Junie B. Jones #28: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) Cover Image
By Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780375871153
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

Meet the World's Funniest First Grader--Junie B. Jones!


The Farmer and the Clown Cover Image
By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781442497443
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 23rd, 2014

Whimsical and touching images tell the story of an unexpected friendship and the revelations it inspires in this moving, wordless picture book from two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee.

A baby clown is separated from his family when he accidentally bounces off their circus train and lands in a lonely farmer’s vast, empty field.


While You Were Napping Cover Image
By Jenny Offill, Barry Blitt (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780375865725
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 23rd, 2014

In this hilarious read-aloud featuring robots, fire trucks, and pirates, meet an older sister who’s more than happy to fill her little brother in on all he missed while he was napping. Since none of the other neighborhood kids had to nap, they came over. Then came the robots, and of course the astronauts. It was tons of fun . . . and luckily for the boy (right?!), he slept through it all!


Counting on Letters: From A to Z and 1 to 26 Cover Image
$8.76
ISBN: 9781576877029
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Published: POW! - September 23rd, 2014

An alliterative romp through the alphabet that combines letters with numbers for a double-whammy of educational fun. 


What Can a Crane Pick Up? Cover Image
By Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$6.39
ISBN: 9780385753838
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

A rollicking laugh-out-loud board book about cranes and construction!

What can a crane pick up . . . a truck?

Yes, a truck! And a truck . . . And a truck . . .
And a railroad car, if it gets stuck.


Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists Cover Image
$17.96
ISBN: 9781780672816
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 23rd, 2014

In this imaginative new activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers are introduced to more than thirty great artists, then encouraged to try out the techniques that lie behind their greatest works.


Circle, Square, Moose Cover Image
By Kelly Bingham, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062290038
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 23rd, 2014

In this companion to the acclaimed Z Is for Moose, Moose infiltrates a book about shapes (because he loves shapes, naturally) and it is up to his best friend, Zebra, to restore order and save the day. Another triumph from the award-winning team of Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky.


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