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Coming To My Senses

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Coming to My Senses: A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and an Unlikely Bride Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143123385
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2013

Harad's unexpected love affair with perfume is meandering, sensual, and captivating, with prose so rich you'll be able to smell the scents on the page.I (a perfume skeptic) loved this memoir enough to get curious about perfume myself!

Rebecca

 


A History of the Twentieth Century In 100 Maps

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A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780226202471
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Chicago Press - October 22nd, 2014

Whether or not you're a map geek, you will want to buy this book as a gift and then keep it for yourself and not give it away.  Maps are much more than geography - 20th century history and culture can be viewed through its maps, and this is an eclectic, diverse and beautiful collection.  A 1901 map of Jewish East London, the world map of Orwell's 1984, a trench map used by soldiers

in the Somme offensive - and 97 more.    

David

 


Notorious RBG

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062415837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dey Street Books - October 27th, 2015

I don't quite know exactly what this is but I'm in awe. Biography or Etsy shop? Scrapbook and photo album or feminist polemic? Either way RBG and her legions of admirers win my ardent admiration for her life work and their creativity.

Susannah

 


Slaughterhouse 90210

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250061102
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Flatiron Books - October 6th, 2015

What does Leo Tolstoy have to do with Orange is the New Black? Or Sylvia Plath with The Bachelor? Maris Kreizman's juxtapositions of great literature with pop culture icons are funny and clever, but also intuitively true on a deeper level the stories told through "high" and "low" culture may not be that different at their core. A great gift for the film, TV, and book lovers on your list.

Katie

 


SPQR

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S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780871404237
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - November 9th, 2015

Informed by the many new discoveries and interpretations of contemporary scholarship, yet eminently readable and conversational in tone, Beard engagingly reexamines what we know of ancient Roman history, in process revising many myths of its thousand year span.

Dale

 


Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate our Shared Humanity

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Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity Cover Image
By Barbara Abdeni Massaad (Photographer)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781566560894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Interlink Books - October 1st, 2015

It is meant to tug on your heart strings and, at the risk of editorializing, it SHOULD! The recipes in Soup for Syria are the basic stuff of life and have sustained these people for centuries. They aren’t fancy, but as we enter the winter season, these soups are just what we want … hearty and healthful. The likes of Anthony Bourdain, Ana Sortun, Yotam Ottolenghi, Alice Waters and others have contributed to this collection. Proceeds from sales of this book will help fund relief efforts for Syrian refugees. It is the holiday spirit all wrapped up in one single volume.

Ellen

 


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