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There’s a Mystery There

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There's a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385540438
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Published: Doubleday Books - May 16th, 2017

Highly recommended for anyone interested in children's literature, illustration, or storytelling. In each chapter, Cott speaks with a different expert on Sendak's masterpiece Outside Over There, examining the book through different lenses. Cott did a number of interviews with Sendak and his quotes fill the pages. The result is readable, compelling, and inspiring. (Really, I stayed up late in bed reading because I couldn't put it down.)

 

Marika


Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780553447088
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 18th, 2017

There have been a number of autopsies on Hillary Clinton's failed bid for the presidency, but few have had the advantage of the inside access that was granted to Allen & Parnes. Shattered allows the reader to experience the blow-by-blow failures of Clinton's campaign that often got swept under the rug. As compared to Clinton's own book that hit shelves in September, Shattered gives an insider look into the campaign with the advantage of an outsider perspective.

Cissa


Sergeant Reckless

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Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero Cover Image
By Patricia McCormick, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062292599
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 12th, 2017

A lively tale of the only non-human to officially hold military rank and be awarded two purple hearts for her heroic work in the Korean War. The fact that the brave little horse was totally motivated by her treats of chocolate, eggs, spaghetti and coffee adds levity to the serious demands humans put upon animals especially in times of war.  Important fact - she does survive to be honored and feted.

Susannah


Braiding Sweetgrass

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

A customer recommended this book to me, and I'm so glad. It's a beautiful book and a gift that's meant to be shared. By the end you'll feel centered and like you've made a new friend in Robin Wall Kimmerer and many new friends in your environment. It's also a wonderful reprieve from politics, no matter your stance.

 

Heather


Her Right Foot

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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

The Statue of Liberty is the beacon greeting those who arrive in New York. But what does she truly stand for? Zooming in for a look at her (enormous) right foot reveals a message of acceptance in this moving and inspiring look at the history and meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

Marika


The Bettencourt Affair

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101984475
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Published: Dutton Books - August 8th, 2017

Take a rich (she’s worth nearly 40 billion dollars) lonely woman, add a flamboyant artist once the toast of Paris, then mix in a vengeful daughter and you have scandal, betrayal and a fascinating family drama played out in public.  

Nathan


Max Perkins

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399584831
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Published: Berkley Books - June 7th, 2016

He has since written terrific biographies of Lindbergh and Woodrow Wilson, but Berg's debut introduced the world to Perkins, a towering and largely unknown literary giant who edited many of the greats of the early 20th century. It took them 40 years to realize it would make a good film.

David


Cuz

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Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631493119
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 5th, 2017

Harvard professor Danielle Allen tells the story of her cousin Michael, who spent much of his life in prison and died a victim of violent crime. A powerful exploration of race, class, and the problems of the justice system that grapples with the limitations of love and good intentions.

Sarah


The Art of Death

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The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555977771
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 11th, 2017

Though this is billed as a book about writing, Danticat turns the topic into something so much more. This about how we talk and write about death, but also how we talk and write about life and how we understand what it means to have life and what it means to lose it. Definitely a great book for writers or readers who also want insight into the writing process, but also a powerful book for everyone.

Josh


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