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Something New

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Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626722491
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Published: First Second - May 3rd, 2016

In her newest memoir, Lucy Knisley chronicles her experiences dealing with the wedding industry and all the social and cultural expectations around getting married. It’s humorous and heartwarming, combining memoir, DIY, and criticism in one thoroughly enjoyable read- especially if you’re a 20 or 30 -something with a mailbox full of invites.

 

Marika


Against Everything

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Against Everything: Essays Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101871157
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Published: Pantheon Books - September 6th, 2016

I seldom encounter academic cultural criticism. If the purpose of cultural criticism is inform/outrage/irritate/excite us, and academia's function too often seems to bewilder one with jargon, the two are uneasily conflated. Greif resists such a division, and his essays give us the rare treat of clear writing--a sign of clear thinking--probing deeply into issues about which there is much talk, but rarely enough thought. Clever, articulate, and insightful: the kind of voice you wish appeared in every social conversation.

Matthew


Prisoners of Geography

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything about the World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501121470
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 11th, 2016

Could a single chain of mountains keep a country from achieving prosperity? Could war break out over a single dam on The Nile? You wouldn't think a book about geopolitics would be the engaging page-turner that it is. Why couldn't geography have been like this when I was in school?

John


Sticks and Stones

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By Lew French, Alison Shaw (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781423637585
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 9th, 2016

Lew French is a master stonemason from  Martha’s Vineyard who creates breathtakingly beautiful works in stone. Some function within a home, others within a landscape design. All are works of art. They’re captured in this book by the Vineyard photographer Alison Shaw, herself a master craftsman and fine artist.

Dale


Orion on the Dunes

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Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781567925494
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 1st, 2016

An illuminating biography on Henry Beston, author of The Outermost House. A prolific contributor to 20th century naturalism and conservationist movement, Beston is often rightly compared to nature writers Henry David Thoreau and Rachel Carson. Payne's writing, while comprehensive, is not academic, and makes for an enjoyable read about this extraordinary man.

Tildy


Eataly

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Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking Cover Image
By Eataly
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714872797
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 24th, 2016

There's no better gift to either get or give than a gorgeous big fat cookbook, especially if it's Italian. And if you've been lucky enough to visit the out-of-this-world food emporium Eataly then just the title of this book will make your mouth water. The recipes are often simple and uniformly delicious, and the pictures are scrumptious. Buy one as a present and one for yourself.

David


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