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THE FORCE OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE

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The Force of What's Possible: Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde Cover Image
By Lily Hoang (Editor), Joshua Marie Wilkinson (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781937658274
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Published: Nightboat Books - December 1st, 2014

This anthology collects the answers, explorations, philosophies, poetic wanderings, prosaic wonderings of some of our best writers in prose and poetry as they grapple with the idea of the avant-garde in contemporary literature. A must have for any reader looking to stay on the cutting edge of today’s writing, while peering over the edge at whatever the future of literature might hold.

Josh


THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE

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ISBN: 9780062236685
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 7th, 2014

An incisive collection of essays from the acclaimed author of Bel Canto. Seemingly disparate pieces come together in a nuanced exploration of the reading, writing, and empathetic life. Read for inspiration, reflection, and Patchett's luminous prose.

Rebecca


THE NARROW EDGE

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The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300185195
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Published: Yale University Press - April 28th, 2015

Deborah Cramer has literally traveled the length of the globe following the odyssey of the red knot, a medium size shorebird that amazingly annually migrates from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego and back. While prodigiously researched, Cramer gives us a very personal, closeup look at the fragility of our increasingly threatened coastal ecosystem.

Dale


THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN

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ISBN: 9780385354042
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

I can guarantee that you don't know the real story of Wonder Woman. Margaret Sanger and the early 20th century feminist movement, the Harvard psychologist who claims to have invented the lie detector test, the women's suffrage movement, and one of the most bizarre family arrangements imaginable - all are a part of the amazing history of the third most popular comic character in the US, behind only Superman and Batman. Cultural history at its finest.

David


INSIDE THE DREAM PALACE

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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544334472
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Published: Mariner Books - November 4th, 2014

LA might have the Chateau Marmont but for art/show/biz celebrity guests and amazing tales NYC's storied Chelsea Hotel beats 'em all. Started as a utopian proto-coop in the 19th century it was forced to go commercial – and what an eventual client list!

Gary


FOOD RULES

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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual Cover Image
By Michael Pollan, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124108
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2013

No trendy, complicated diet tricks – Pollan's food rules can be summed up by three guiding principles - "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." This special edition features additional food wisdom and delightfully charming illustrations by Maira Kalman that make this a book to return to again and again.

Katie


SEABISCUIT

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ISBN: 9780449005613
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2002

I don't particularly care about horses or horse racing, but this book had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Every race had my heart pounding as I turned the pages, and there were definitely moments when I teared up. A brilliant tale of the underdog from the author of UNBROKEN .

Rebecca


PEACEFUL NEIGHBOR

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ISBN: 9780664260477
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - February 27th, 2015

We don't always think of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood as a politically driven show, but Fred Rogers used his voice in both the Land of Make Believe and in the real world to promote a progressive approach to race, gender, inequality, and, above all else, peace.

Sarah


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