New Arrivals 8/19/2014

New books on our shelves this week.

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Adultery: A novel Cover Image
By Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (Translated by), ZoË Perry (Translated by)
$22.46
ISBN: 9781101874080
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Published: Knopf - August 19th, 2014

I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself.

Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life's routine and the desire for something new.


Sweetness #9 Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780316278751
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - August 19th, 2014

"Funny and moving. After this, nothing will ever taste the same again."--T. C. Boyle
It's 1973, and David Leveraux has landed his dream job as a Flavorist-in-Training, working in the secretive industry where chemists create the flavors for everything from the cherry in your can of soda to the butter on your popcorn.


The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Cover Image
$22.36
ISBN: 9780525954187
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dutton - August 19th, 2014

New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details.


The Language of Houses Cover Image
$23.36
ISBN: 9781883285609
Availability: Subject to Availability.
Published: Delphinium - August 19th, 2014

In 1981 Alison Lurie published The Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized.


The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300187373
Availability: Not Available - Out of Print
Published: Yale University Press - September 2nd, 2014

One of our finest critics gives us an altogether original history of rock ’n’ roll

Unlike all previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows.


Augustus: First Emperor of Rome Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300178722
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Published: Yale University Press - August 26th, 2014

The dramatic story of Rome’s first emperor, who plunged into Rome’s violent power struggles at the age of nineteen, proceeded to destroy all rivals, and more than anyone else created the Roman Empire
 
Caesar Augustus’ story, one of the most riveting in Western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected succes


International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes* Cover Image
$26.10
ISBN: 9781620400272
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 19th, 2014

From celebrated food writer Mark Kurlansky, a savory trip across the globe for parents and kids, with delicious and accessible recipes and tidbits both cultural and historical.


The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of Modern China Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781468308952
Availability: Subject to Availability.
Published: Overlook Press - August 14th, 2014

Beginning with the dramas of the war itself, Julia Lovell explores its causes and consequences and, through this larger narrative, interweaves the curious stories of opium's promoters and attackers.The Opium War is both the story of China's first conflict with the West and an analysis of the country's contemporary self-image.


Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker Cover Image
$23.76
ISBN: 9780670026036
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Published: Viking - August 14th, 2014

The astonishing story of Benny Binion a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas
Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker.


I'll Be Back Right After This: My Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312564377
Availability: Not Available - Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - August 19th, 2014

A New York Times Best seller!

Pat O'Brien was a skinny South Dakota kid with long hair, a rock and roll band, divorced parents and an alcoholic father. In all the familiar ways, he was on the road to nowhere until a professor, who envisioned his future as the household name he would soon become, dramatically changed his life.


Alien Landscapes?: Interpreting Disordered Minds Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780674368361
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - September 2nd, 2014

We have made huge progress in understanding the biology of mental illnesses, but comparatively little in interpreting them at the psychological level. The eminent philosopher Jonathan Glover believes that there is real hope of progress in the human interpretation of disordered minds.


Six Drawing Lessons (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures #55) Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9780674365803
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Published: Harvard University Press - September 1st, 2014

Over the last three decades, the visual artist William Kentridge has garnered international acclaim for his work across media including drawing, film, sculpture, printmaking, and theater. Rendered in stark contrasts of black and white, his images reflect his native South Africa and, like endlessly suggestive shadows, point to something more elemental as well.


The World Atlas of Street Photography Cover Image
By Jackie Higgins, Max Kozloff (Foreword by)
$40.50
ISBN: 9780300207163
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Published: Yale University Press - September 16th, 2014

An ambitious, stunning compendium assembling vibrant, varied expressions of street photography, both staged and improvised, from around the globe

The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture—often candidly—the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century


Sycamore Row: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780553393613
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Published: Bantam - August 19th, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book.


Augustus Cover Image
By John Williams, Daniel Mendelsohn (Introduction by)
$12.75
ISBN: 9781590178218
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 19th, 2014

WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 
By the Author of Stoner


Confessions Cover Image
By Kanae Minato, Stephen Snyder (Translator)
$12.79
ISBN: 9780316200929
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 19th, 2014

Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge.
After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation.


Prison Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Joyce Carol Oates (Editor)
$12.75
ISBN: 9781617752391
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Published: Akashic Books - September 2nd, 2014

"Reading the fifteen stories in Prison Noir is a sobering experience. Unlike most claimants to that much-abused term, this is the real thing...The power of this collection comes from the voices of these authors, voices suffused with rage ("3 Block From Hell," by Bryan K. Palmer), despair ("There Will Be Seeds for Next Year," by Zeke Caligiuri), and madness ("Shuffle," by Christopher M.


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The Last Detective (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #1) Cover Image
By Peter Lovesey, Louise Penny (Introduction by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781616955304
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Soho Crime - August 19th, 2014

"I am so excited for you to be at the very beginning of this trend-setting, beautifully written, vivid series."—from the introduction by LOUISE PENNY

In the first entry to the series and winner of the 1992 Anthony Boucher Award for Best Mystery Novel, Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen to solve the murder of the "Lady in the Lake."


Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9780821420843
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Published: Ohio University Press - July 1st, 2014

“Compilations of primary sources are always a welcome addition to the Civil War bookshelf. These editors have dug deep and have provided a wealth of detailed accounts about the Civil War era in one of the most important cities in the United States.


Twitter: The Comic (the Book): Comics Based on the Greatest Tweets of Our Generation Cover Image
$10.36
ISBN: 9781452135137
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - August 19th, 2014

From a simple, brilliant premise to create comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around artist Mike Rosenthal (@VectorBelly) has crafted a hilariously surreal world that has attracted over a million followers to his blog Twitter: The Comic. Each carefully curated tweet delivers concentrated humor in the language of the Internet, reproduced in the comics with typos and all.


The Little Book of Yoga Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781452129204
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - August 5th, 2014

Yoga, the ancient mind-body practice, is booming in popularity, but there's no attractively packaged overview for the mainstream enthusiast. Introducing The Little Book of Yoga. This petite hardcover presents all the basics for yoga lovers of every interest and skill level beginner or advanced, committed or just curious.


Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Julio Cortazar, David Kurnick (Translator), David Kurnick (Afterword by)
$11.95
ISBN: 9781584351344
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Published: Semiotext(e) - August 1st, 2014

The first translation of Julio Cort zar's genre-jumping meta-comic/novella, featuring Cort zar himself, Susan Sontag, and Octavio Paz in a race to prevent international bibliocide.

Octavio Paz: "If you love art, do something, Fantomas "
Fantomas: "I will, you can depend on it."


Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
$11.16
ISBN: 9781419712180
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Published: Amulet Books - August 19th, 2014

New York Times Bestseller

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein.


Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Cover Image
By David Soman (Illustrator), Jacky Davis
$14.39
ISBN: 9780803735842
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Published: Dial Books - August 19th, 2014

Ladybug Girl gets dressed up for Halloween in the newest hardcover addition to the New York Times bestselling series.
 


Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781442499003
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Published: Beach Lane Books - August 19th, 2014

Children young and old will delight in the artistic splendor of this illustrated nonfiction tale from the author of Henri's Scissors, which Booklist called an "exemplary picture-book biography."


Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Cover Image
By Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781423183648
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 19th, 2014

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.


All the Truth That's in Me Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142427309
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Published: Speak - August 19th, 2014

From the Printz honor winning author of The Passion of Dolssa, a mesmerizing story about fear, love, and the power of a young woman's voice.

"All the Truth That’s In Me is that rare magical thing—a beautiful love story told in spare, riveting prose.”—The New York Journal of Books
 


Isla and the Happily Ever After Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780525425632
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 14th, 2014

“Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” —Rainbow Rowell, Award-winning, bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl

A New York Times Bestseller 


Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?


Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781590177297
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Published: NYR Children's Collection - August 19th, 2014

Bob, Son of Battle, is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock, so deeply devoted to his master, James Moore, and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the rugged mountains of England’s North Country, that young though he is, he is already known as Owd Bob.


The League of Seven Cover Image
By Alan Gratz, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$13.59
ISBN: 9780765338228
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Starscape Books - August 19th, 2014

The League of Seven is the first book in an action-packed, steampunk series by the acclaimed author of Samurai Shortstop, Alan Gratz.


Sink or Swim Cover Image
By Bob Balaban, Andy Rash (Illustrator)
$6.39
ISBN: 9780142426722
Availability: Subject to Availability.
Published: Puffin Books - August 14th, 2014

Charlie's problems have gotten monstrously big


Wednesday Cover Image
By Anne Bertier (Created by)
$14.36
ISBN: 9781592701520
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 2nd, 2014

Wednesday is a sweet story about two best friends, Little Round and Big Square. But it's also about what it is to really play imaginatively with another. Every Wednesday, our two friends get together to play.


Homer Henry Hudson's Curio Museum Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781568462608
Availability: Subject to Availability.
Published: Creative Editions - August 26th, 2014

With a nose for adventure and an eye on history, Homer Henry Hudson travels the world for pieces to add to his exhibits at the Curio Museum.


Three Little Peas Cover Image
By Marine Rivoal (Created by)
$13.56
ISBN: 9781592701551
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 2nd, 2014

The story of Three Little Peas is playful and surprising and provides a tender description of life itself. From discovery to discovery, our pea protagonists wonder at the world and brave its dangers, until they end up just where they need to be. And then--beautifully, inevitably--a new pea escapes, and this little pea makes three


Bad Apple's Perfect Day Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780399160363
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 14th, 2014

When the day doesn't go as planned, two friends use positive thinking and creative ideas to make it great anyway.

What can you do if your swimming hole dries out? Or a thunderstorm crashes your afternoon?
 


Catch That Cookie! Cover Image
By Hallie Durand, David Small (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780525428350
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2014

Solve the riddles to find the runaway gingerbread men in this funny and magical cookie hunt!


Backseat A-B-See Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9781452137322
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Chronicle Books - July 1st, 2014

Vroom Vroom Whether on a cross-country road trip or a quick jaunt across town, there's no end to what a child can see from the backseat of a car. Using familiar road signs, this striking book introduces little ones to the alphabet as well as the world around them.


Llama Llama Trick or Treat Cover Image
By Anna Dewdney, Anna Dewdney (Illustrator)
$4.79
ISBN: 9780451469786
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 19th, 2014

With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.


I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780316327930
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 19th, 2014

The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.


Harlem Hellfighters Cover Image
By J. Patrick Lewis, Gary Kelley (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9781568462462
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Creative Editions - August 26th, 2014

"Lewis's poetics are perfectly complemented by Kelley's evocative pastel illustrations, which both inspire and unsettle." -New York Times


Ultimate Sticker Collection: Disney Princess (Ultimate Sticker Collections) Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465424747
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: DK Children - August 18th, 2014

Join Jasmine, Belle, Rapunzel and all of your favorite Disney Princesses and their friends in DK's new Ultimate Sticker Collection: Disney Princess.


Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Spooky! (Ultimate Sticker Collections) Cover Image
By DK
$11.69
ISBN: 9781465424686
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
Published: DK Children - August 18th, 2014

Before the candy and the costumes, get kids excited for Halloween with the all-new Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Spooky! Young LEGO fans can now learn more about the monsters, ghouls, and other ghostly minifigure from the LEGO universe, including the LEGO Monster Fighters.


Lego Ninjago Brickmaster: Updated and Expanded Cover Image
$26.39
ISBN: 9781465420794
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - August 18th, 2014

Little ninjas everywhere will get in the action building 15 exclusive models while following the adventure of the Masters of Spinjitzu in DK's "LEGO Ninjago Brickmaster," now newly updated and expanded With an additional 32 pages of expanded and exciting story and reference information, young readers will learn to master the art of building with the 140 bricks and 2 minifigures included.


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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
Availability: Subject to Availability.
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
Availability: Subject to Availability.
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
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
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
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - 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 (CA) - 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
$10.36
ISBN: 9781452125299
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Chronicle Books - August 5th, 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 Colon (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780803738096
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
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
$21.56
ISBN: 9780393089615
Availability: Backordered
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
$18.39
ISBN: 9780062293039
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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 (MaddAddam Trilogy #1) 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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
$11.96
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
$12.00
ISBN: 9780345804402
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
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
$12.00
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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
Availability: Subject to Availability.
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
Availability: Subject to Availability.
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
$12.79
ISBN: 9780062246837
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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 (Origami Yoda #6) Cover Image
$11.16
ISBN: 9781419709333
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
Published: Amulet Books - August 12th, 2014

The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School!
 
After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy!


Fleabrain Loves Franny Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781419710681
Availability: Subject to Availability.
Published: Amulet Books - August 12th, 2014

This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog’s tail.


Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear Cover Image
By MÔNica Carnesi, MÔNica Carnesi (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780399256677
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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 The long, oversized format lends itself to the shape of the vehicles and stands out on the shelf, and the boister


Random Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781442499560
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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. But the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on the line.

He asks for a single thing--one reason not to kill himself.


Summer and Bird Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780142425053
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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
$16.14
ISBN: 9781616953607
Availability: Hard to Find
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
$7.16
ISBN: 9781419713583
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 12th, 2014

For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now . . . not so much.


The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Cover Image
$9.59
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
$16.19
ISBN: 9780670785223
Availability: Hard to Find
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
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
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.


Attack of the BULLIES (NERDS Book Five) Cover Image
$6.36
ISBN: 9781419712227
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 12th, 2014

The grand finale to the New York Times bestselling series, Attack of the BULLIES stars Ruby Peet, aka Agent Pufferfish, the team captain with super nanobyte-enhanced allergies. Pufferfish leads the team in their latest case: solving the kidnapping of the president’s daughter. But the NERDS discover she hasn’t been kidnapped—she’s been recruited.


Ivy + Bean Take the Case (Ivy & Bean #10) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$4.79
ISBN: 9781452128719
Availability: Not in Stock. Estimated Order Time 1-5 days.
Published: Chronicle Books - July 1st, 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
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - 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 . . .


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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