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1957: The Year That Launched the American Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538139950
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - November 1st, 2020

Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy! Cover Image
By Claire McNear, Ken Jennings (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538702321
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Published: Twelve - November 10th, 2020

The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982157999
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2020

Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984877437
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Published: Penguin Life - December 1st, 2020

Black-and-White Thinking: The Burden of a Binary Brain in a Complex World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374110345
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 5th, 2021

Beethoven, A Life Cover Image
By Jan Caeyers, Daniel Hope (Foreword by), Brent Annable (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780520343542
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Published: University of California Press - September 8th, 2020

The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062968814
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Published: Ecco - May 26th, 2020

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571311771
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781529342000
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Published: Quercus - November 3rd, 2020

Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525574972
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 2020

Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374234324
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 17th, 2020

First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062997456
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Published: Harper - November 10th, 2020

Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062410283
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Published: William Morrow - November 10th, 2020

The Fragile Earth: Writing from The New Yorker on Climate Change Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063017542
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

Greenlights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593139134
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Published: Crown - October 20th, 2020

The Greatest Secret (The Secret) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063078482
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Published: HarperOne - November 24th, 2020

Hello, Habits: A Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781324005582
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 5th, 2021

Humans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250114297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

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I'll Be Seeing You: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593134672
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Published: Random House - October 27th, 2020

As a bookseller, I see a lot of memoirs about caregiving, from established authors to folks who have chosen contract publishing. And why not? Caregiving is an almost universal experience and one that generates a lot of memories and moments. It is hard not to see ourselves in the folks we care for, leading to more than one bout of philosophical musing. But not every writer can get at those small moments like Elizabeth Berg. Her father was a military man, while her mother seemed to accept her role to serve him, as long as she got time for little pleasures, like shopping with her sisters at Herberger’s. But with Art in decline, Jeanne chafes at his constant presence and rebels at leaving her longtime house in St. Paul for assisted living. The story has a diary structure, offering immediacy to the story, and showing Berg’s skill at quickly bringing to life family, friends, and even incidental characters. But most importantly, I’ll Be Seeing You succeeds at what it set out to do, sharing that story that so many of us must face, with all the drama and insight of one of her novels.

— Daniel Goldin


Is This Anything? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982112691
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Kamala's Way: An American Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982175764
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 2021

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501166730
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 5th, 2021

The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631491375
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Published: Liveright - October 13th, 2020

The Last Days of John Lennon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316429061
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 7th, 2020

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250276759
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 1st, 2020

The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
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Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780008429973
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Published: Fourth Estate - October 1st, 2020

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580059510
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

Mozart: The Reign of Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062433572
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Published: Harper - December 8th, 2020

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Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324006459
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 2nd, 2020

Alexandra Petri glares into maw of the American abyss, and the abyss stares back, but then Petri smirks, and the abyss kinda chuckles, and everybody says, aw, jeez, and gets to have a laugh at our horrible, horrible mess. If good comics punch up, then Petri is firing a bazooka at the sky, blowing up the bad faith charlatans in charge with a direct and deviously brilliant trick: asking you realize just how baldly, absurdly evil the president and his sycophants are if you take them and their lies at face value. Petri doesn’t flinch in the only book about politics this year worth the time it takes to read. Standing ovation.

— Chris Lee


One Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984881168
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Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020

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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374228484
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Tag along with a doctoral student undertaking the first significant study of largest owl in the world. The fish owl, with a wingspan of 2 meters, lives in a narrow habitat in Japan and far eastern Russia. Slaght spends four intense winters in a remote, sparsely populated area of Russia, accompanied by two to three characters with knowledge of the habitat and/or simply a willingness to endure extreme, often dangerous conditions. Obviously a dedicated researcher, Slaght is also a gifted writer, giving the reader vivid experiences of the vast wilderness, of barely avoided disasters, of the exhaustion brought by unexpected setbacks, and of the delights of learning firsthand about fish owls.

— Kay Wosewick


Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735221253
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Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020

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The Reign of Wolf 21: The Saga of Yellowstone's Legendary Druid Pack Cover Image
By Rick McIntyre, Marc Bekoff (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781771645249
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Published: Greystone Books - September 29th, 2020

Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250799128
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 12th, 2021

Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

The Stillness of Winter: Sacred Blessings of the Season Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781791007553
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Published: Abingdon Press - October 6th, 2020

Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250268501
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 24th, 2020

This Isn't Happening: Radiohead's
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ISBN: 9780306845680
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Published: Hachette Books - September 29th, 2020

This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062962973
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 29th, 2020

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250800466
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 10th, 2020

The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982129149
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2020

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We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, a President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593183250
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Published: Dutton - November 10th, 2020

From the pen of a bestselling journalist, Denise Kiernan focuses on a richly drawn slice of American cultural life, portraying it through the concept of gratitude. Tracing the celebrations of gathering for 'giving thanks' from the time of the Romans into the 21st century, Kiernan's expansive narrative is enlightening in its abundance of anecdotal details. Most notably, the author rescues from 19th century American history the under-recognized backstory of Sarah Josepha Hale, a widow with five children, who, in spite of little formal education, for 40 years served as the 'editress' of Godey's Lady's Book, a 19th century magazine that became the arbiter of good taste and influence. Hale early on recognized that the regional celebrations of 'thanksgiving' needed to be elevated to a national observance. Through four presidential administrations, Hale steadfastly petitioned this effort until President Lincoln responded in 1863 by officially proclaiming an annual national day of Thanksgiving, hoping that it could unify a nation deeply divided by the Civil War. Sarah Josepha Hale's remarkably inspirational effort continued beyond her death in 1879 as the national celebration of Thanksgiving became more legislatively formalized. Engaging readers for not only its meticulously researched content, this is a fascinating chronicle that serves as a reminder of the endlessly yielding power of gratitude.

— Jane Glaser


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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection Cover Image
By Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250262899
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Published: Celadon Books - November 17th, 2020

White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982134419
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160271
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 14th, 2020

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501194108
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Published: Scribner - April 14th, 2020