Non-fiction

MEAL IN A MUG

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Meal in a Mug: 80 Fast, Easy Recipes for Hungry People--All You Need Is a Mug and a Microwave Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476798141
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atria Books - June 16th, 2015

If you're like me, and love to eat but hate cooking and cleaning, this is the cookbook you’ve been waiting for! Delicious, healthy single serving meals that take less than 20 minutes to prepare and don’t use anything that can’t be put in the dishwasher. I recommend the scrambled eggs!

SHANA

 


WILD THINGS: ACTS OF MISCHIEF IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

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Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780763651503
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 5th, 2014

This hilarious book is chock full of all sorts of juicy tidbits on writers, illustrators, editors, and even librarians. With language and content that's R-rated, this is the ultimate beach read for children's lit lovers.

MARIKA

 


THE PRINCE OF LOS COCUYOS

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The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062313775
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Published: Ecco Press - June 23rd, 2015

The inaugural poet Blanco’s memoir of his childhood in Miami is both a quintessentially American immigrant family story and his own singular story of his awakening to his identity as a young gay man. Warm, tenderhearted, and often hilarious, Blanco captures the unique essence of the Cuban exile community in which he grew up.

DALE

 


The Fly Trap

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By Fredrik Sjoberg, Thomas Teal (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101870150
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Published: Pantheon Books - June 2nd, 2015

Spend some time with a charmingly self-deprecating entomologist, who compares himself at times to a silverfish, a literary nudist, a trigger-happy hunter, a caliph in a pleasure garden, a drunken Polish translator, a pygmy owl and a dancer. Rather than anthropomorphizing the hover flies he studies, Sjöberg hymenopterizes himself and other collectors. “Fly people,” he assures us, are a species of their own.

Jamie

 


The Soul of an Octopus

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781451697711
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

So much more of our planet is covered by salt water it should be called Ocean, not Earth. By far the biota of the sea is greater than of land yet much remains unknown about life under the waves.  In a book that’s a delight to read Montgomery introduces us to the remarkable octopus, not the monster of the deep to be feared, but a wondrously intelligent, fascinating creature with real personality.

Dale

 


HAMMER HEAD

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Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393239133
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 16th, 2015

WARNING: This book will make you want to quit your job! MacLaughlin describes how she tired of her desk job, and without experience responded to a craigslist job posting to be a contractor's/carpenter's assistant. This is an excellent blend of various styles of essays, and it's fun to read about the Boston area homes she has worked in. My favorite aspect is that MacLaughlin doesn't stress 'do what you love' so much as 'do what feels important'.

Heather


THE FOLDED CLOCK

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The Folded Clock: A Diary Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385538985
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Published: Doubleday Books - April 7th, 2015

Through smart, funny, irreverent, and thoughtful diary entries, Julavits turns the mundane into mini meditations on self, art, family, and the passing of time (and occasionally reality TV and Maine yard sale politics). I was constantly thinking yes, exactly that or laughing out loud while reading.

Katie


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