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Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780306924125
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Published: Hachette Books - August 10th, 2021

Journalist Mirin Fader documents the rise of an unlikely superstar, the child of Nigerian migrants who lived a hardscrabble life in Sepolia, Greece, until eventually being discovered. And he didn’t even want to play basketball – he originally wanted to follow his father into soccer. Fader does a great job of not only tell Antetokounmpo’s story, but also trying to get to the heart of what makes Giannis tick and why he is so beloved, particularly in Milwaukee. So much research and so many interviews enhance the narrative. Several are person-on-the-street variety – that could have been you, Bucks fan! While I hope nobody would take advice from me about sports books – I read them occasionally but any time the author starts getting into the nuts and bolts of actual play, I zone out – I can vouch that our buyer, a sometime Bucks season ticket holder, also loves the book.

— Daniel Goldin

 

 

Mirin Fader lays out the unlikely, hollywood-esque story of the rise of Giannis, from living in poverty in Greece to the top of the NBA as a two-time MVP of the league. This is a look at how Giannis is Giannis. How Milwaukee was the perfect city to fit his blue collar work ethic and humbleness. It's about how family is the most important thing to him, and where you come from doesn't define you but can be a spring board to fight for a better life. Mirin Fader did hundreds of interviews, far and wide, to cast the largest possible net. Reading some sections of the games Giannis played, I remember being there, sitting in my seat, cheering and watching it unfold. Now, though, I have more perspective. I am even more in awe of Giannis and his family. At the end of it all, one major takeaway for me from this book is that nothing else matters if your family is not there supporting you and you lifting them up, too.

— Jason Kennedy


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$25.60
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9781571311849
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 14th, 2021

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541730335
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 24th, 2021

On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781644450628
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 7th, 2021

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9781250621733
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - September 14th, 2021

You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9780062979933
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 14th, 2021

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Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593297681
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Published: Penguin Press - September 7th, 2021

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Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525656098
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

Two recent best sellers relied heavily on research pioneered by Suzanne Simard: Richard Power’s Overstory and Peter Wohlleben’s Hidden Life of Trees. Simard’s research proved that clear-cut logging old forests causes virtually irreversible damage to the land. But far more importantly, her research discovered why: the trees live as a community, acting for the good of the forest as a whole. This is accomplished via vast underground networks of roots and mycorrhiza that direct nutrients from healthy to needy trees, send warning signals of coming infestations and disease so trees can prepare defenses, and so much more. Clear-cut the trees, the network dies, and replacement trees won’t grow. Simard pursued her research despite belittlement, false criticism, and even sabotage of her research by a powerful clique of men with vested interests in maintaining existing logging practices in British Columbia. But her research proved popular among fellow academics and students, and eventually became mainstream. Growing up in a multi-generation logging family in British Columbia, Suzanne’s insatiable curiosity started her down this forest road when she was just six years old. I spent several enchanted evenings with Suzanne in beautiful British Columbia as she described her pioneering journey. Thank you for your tenacity Suzanne.

— Kay Wosewick


The Nature of Middle-earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358454601
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Published: Mariner Books - September 2nd, 2021

Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635577112
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

The Heroine with 1001 Faces Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631498817
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Published: Liveright - September 14th, 2021

Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562177
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Published: Viking - September 14th, 2021

Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541699632
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Published: Basic Books - August 31st, 2021

Conquistadores: A New History of Spanish Discovery and Conquest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101981269
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Published: Viking - September 14th, 2021

The Family Roe: An American Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393247718
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree: How I Fought to Save Myself, My Sister, and Thousands of Girls Worldwide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316463355
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 14th, 2021

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635576597
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice (Chris Wallace’s Countdown Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982176525
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 7th, 2021

Beautiful Country: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385547215
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Published: Doubleday - September 7th, 2021

The Kitchen Whisperers: Cooking with the Wisdom of Our Friends Cover Image
By Dorothy Kalins, Danny Meyer (Foreword by)
$21.59
ISBN: 9780063001640
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Published: William Morrow - September 7th, 2021