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Sticks and Stones

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Sticks & Stones: The Designs of Lew French Cover Image
By Lew French, Alison Shaw (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781423637585
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 9th, 2016

Lew French is a master stonemason from  Martha’s Vineyard who creates breathtakingly beautiful works in stone. Some function within a home, others within a landscape design. All are works of art. They’re captured in this book by the Vineyard photographer Alison Shaw, herself a master craftsman and fine artist.

Dale


Orion on the Dunes

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Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781567925494
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 2016

An illuminating biography on Henry Beston, author of The Outermost House. A prolific contributor to 20th century naturalism and conservationist movement, Beston is often rightly compared to nature writers Henry David Thoreau and Rachel Carson. Payne's writing, while comprehensive, is not academic, and makes for an enjoyable read about this extraordinary man.

Tildy


Eataly

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Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking Cover Image
By Eataly
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714872797
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 24th, 2016

There's no better gift to either get or give than a gorgeous big fat cookbook, especially if it's Italian. And if you've been lucky enough to visit the out-of-this-world food emporium Eataly then just the title of this book will make your mouth water. The recipes are often simple and uniformly delicious, and the pictures are scrumptious. Buy one as a present and one for yourself.

David


Testimony

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Testimony Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307889782
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Published: Crown Archetype - November 15th, 2016

Whether you have listened to The Band for years or want a unique insight into the music of the ‘60s & ‘70s, Testimony offers an intimate story.  Robertson chronicles the love and struggles of his bandmates with stories that shed new light on the music, the songs, and the history of one of rock ’n’ roll’s pivotal bands.


March Trilogy

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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781603093958
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - September 6th, 2016

A master class in civil disobedience by a legend of the civil rights era. This is the story of how you make a better America. Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, but this book is for everyone, young, old, and in between.

Alexander


What Color is the Wind?

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By Anne Herbauts (Created by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781592702213
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - October 4th, 2016

When a child sets out to discover what the wind is, he ends up on a poetic and philosophical journey that uses all the senses. Herbauts' gorgeously textured illustrations make this book a tactile experience, one that readers will return to time and again. Quite simply, this book is a perceptive marvel.

Marika


Two Naomis

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062414250
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 13th, 2016

Naomi Marie and Naomi Edith have nothing in common except a name. But their parents are dating each other, and it's getting serious. The last thing the Naomis want to do is spend even more time together, working on a coding project, but no one asked what they want.

Sarah


Scythe

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781442472426
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 22nd, 2016

In a near-utopian future all natural causes of death have been solved, leaving Scythes to select who lives and dies...but there is dissension within the ranks. National Book Award winner Shusterman explores questions of mortality and justice in this enthralling science fiction tale.

Rebecca


A Christmas Memory

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A Christmas Memory Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780385392761
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 28th, 2014

This is an American holiday classic I read every Christmas, and one my husband enjoyed it so much he recommended it to his friends. It's a little story with big heart and completely unlike most of Capote's works. This special edition includes an audio CD narrated by Academy Award winning Celeste Holm.

Molly


Adrift at Sea

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Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival Cover Image
By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Tuan Ho (With), Brian Deines (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781772780055
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Published: Pajama Press - November 11th, 2016

This gorgeous, short book deftly covers the political history and true story of a family’s successful escape from Vietnam in a crowded boat on the Pacific ocean. Told from a six year old’s perspective, this is a timely look at the experience of refugees for young and old. Illustrations you will want to frame and added family photographs make this one outstanding.

Molly


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