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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor), Tom Steyer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

Drawdown is a refreshingly optimistic and welcome book that shows the current processes and technologies we can use in concert to not only slow but actually reduce greenhouse gases in the near future to solve the crisis of global climate change.



Hortense and the Shadow

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ISBN: 9780316440790
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

I've been following the O'Hara sisters on Instagram for over a year while I anxiously waited to read this book. I wasn't disappointed when I finally held a copy! The illustrations are simultaneously luminescent and dark, and the story of little Hortense who's afraid of her shadow is endearing.


The Education of Margot Sanchez

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ISBN: 9781481472111
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

After a round of overspending on the parental credit card, Margot has to spend the summer working in her dad's Bronx supermarket, a different world from the fancy private school where she always feels like an outsider.


On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

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ISBN: 9780062657602
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

When a child is thrown out of the house by their mother, they have no choice but to explore. What starts off as a do-nothing day turns into everyday magic as they explore. The illustrations are full of depth, detail, and flashes of surprising color.


Confessions of a Heretic

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Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781910749128
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Published: Notting Hill Editions - March 28th, 2017

A delightfully controversial book, there is much here to chew on. Witty, thoughtful, and occasionally funny, Scruton's insight is both timely and timeless in a world where sometimes we just need to slow down and look.


The Dry

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ISBN: 9781250105622
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

It's hot. So hot. And dry. Everything is dying. Gardens, farms, livestock.  Tensions are running high in this small Outback town.  You can feel it as you read. Then there is a terrible killing and past events are resurrected, dividing the town further.  The Dry is a bestselling stand alone mystery in Australia and Europe, set in the Australian draught of the 1980's. If you're not looking forward to cooler weather, this will definitely raise the temperature.



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ISBN: 9780307476463
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Published: Vintage - January 22nd, 2013

The novel unfurls into a twisting mass of parallel lives and fated occurrences. Just when the reader believes they are finally on the path of truth, Murakami masterfully unearths new connections and twists, keeping you on your toes. As with the characters, the reader finds themselves falling into a new world and back again, making each person reconsider the reality around them.


Braiding Sweetgrass

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ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

A customer recommended this book to me, and I'm so glad. It's a beautiful book and a gift that's meant to be shared. By the end you'll feel centered and like you've made a new friend in Robin Wall Kimmerer and many new friends in your environment. It's also a wonderful reprieve from politics, no matter your stance.


Pogue's Basics: Money

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Pogue's Basics: Money: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) about Beating the System Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250081414
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 22nd, 2016

Whether it's saving $600 a year buying store brand groceries or $85 a year using hand towels instead of paper towels, buying David Pogue's new book might be one of the best investments you can make.