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Moranifest: Digital Audio

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062433756
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 29th, 2016

This collection of essays by Moran is read by the author. As each essay is the length of a podcast, this is a great audiobook for shorter drives, walks, or chores. Moran's columns span the intense to the funny, so you're sure to find a segment for any mood. 

Marika

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Women in Science

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749769
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

This beautifully illustrated book of important women scientists in history goes beyond Marie Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell and introduces us to 50 women we should all know about.  You might be surprised by how many you don’t know.  

Dina


The Inquisitor’s Tale

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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426165
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

France, 1242. One young priest-in-training, one Jewish boy, and one peasant girl hiding prophetic visions are thrown together on a quest to escape persecution and save precious holy texts from being destroyed. Based on years of exhaustive research, The Inquisitor's Tale features gorgeous illustrations in the style of historical illuminated manuscripts, a dog saint, a dragon with literal killer farts...and a deeply moving story that asks difficult questions with flair. Every page is a gem. Absolutely phenomenal.

Rebecca


The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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$13.56
ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

Kelly Barnhill is an enchantress and her magic is to weave stories that catch you, pull you in, and never let you go. She takes age-old truths and weaves them together to form a dazzling tapestry of story. The result is brilliant; timeless and new and fascinating, filled with perfect small moments and large encompassing truths...some of which are the same thing.

Marika


A Thousand Nights

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781484728475
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 6th, 2016

Not just another YA version of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Inspired by the original tale, but diverging in the various forms of magic that haunts this story, from ancestral power to a desert demon, and the powerful women at its core. Every thread of this will keep you entwined and reading and wanting more.

Tildy


The Devil's Chessboard

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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062276179
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Allen Dulles, avuncular pipe-smoking intelligence mandarin, turns out to have been a shocking figure with admiration for major Nazis,no patience with American democracy, suspiciously peripheral to the Kennedy assassination and on and on. Devil indeed!

Gary


The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

Bedridden by a debilitating illness, Bailey’s world is confined to just her immediate surroundings. But the gift of a wild snail opens to her a wide world of wonder and her acute observations helps us appreciate the small miracles that live all around us.

Dale


How to Set a Fire and Why

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ISBN: 9781101870570
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Published: Pantheon Books - July 5th, 2016

Lucia is your new favorite character. Her father is dead, her mother is catatonic, her aunt is just barely scraping by, and she is far too smart for her own damn good. A sharp wit, an aversion to bullshit, and completely confident in herself, she is the person we wish we were as teenagers. I agonized over my choice this year, but, in the end, Jesse Ball is a genius and Lucia is a fighter and it seems like a good idea to start 2017 with a genius and a fighter.  

Josh


Testimony : A Rock 'n' Roll Life

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$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.

Robert


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