New Arrivals 8/19/2014

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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: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316278751
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 19th, 2014

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
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ISBN: 9780525954187
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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
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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 - October 7th, 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
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ISBN: 9781468308952
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 14th, 2014

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
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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
$31.50
ISBN: 9780674368361
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Published: Belknap Press - 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
$22.40
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
Availability: Backordered.
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)
$13.56
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 (Translated by)
$13.59
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
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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
$35.94
ISBN: 9780821420843
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Published: Ohio University Press - July 1st, 2014

The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland.


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 - 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 - August 19th, 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: Harry N. Abrams - August 19th, 2014

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 about artist Joseph Cornell, from celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter.

Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes—wonderlands covered in glass.


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.


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
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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)
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ISBN: 9780765338228
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Published: Starscape - 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
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Published: Puffin Books - August 14th, 2014

Charlie's problems have gotten monstrously big


Wednesday Cover Image
By Anne Bertier (Created by)
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ISBN: 9781592701520
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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
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Published: Creative Editions - August 19th, 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
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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)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780525428350
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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
$7.19
ISBN: 9781452137322
Availability: Backordered.
Published: Chronicle Books - August 19th, 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: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) 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.

I Am Malala. This is my story.


Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.


Harlem Hellfighters Cover Image
By J. Patrick Lewis, Gary Kelley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568462462
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Published: Creative Editions - August 19th, 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: More Than 1,000 Reusable Full-Color Stickers Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465424747
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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!: More Than 1,000 Reusable Full-Color Stickers Cover Image
By DK
$10.39
ISBN: 9781465424686
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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
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ISBN: 9781465420794
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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.