Nonfiction

Jane Brox, Silence

Through her evocative intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and society. Brox traces its place as a transformative power in the monastic world from Medieval Europe to the very public life of twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, whose love for silence deepened even as he fac

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780544702486
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 15th, 2019

Bill Cummings, Starting Small and Making It Big

Bill Cummings never aspired to be a billionaire—and never acknowledged he was one until long after it happened. That’s because it is not money that motivates him, but rather the immense enjoyment he gets from building and growing successful businesses. He thrives at being an opportunist and believes that this often-misunderstood trait is one of the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. They see opportunities where others overlook them.

Sy Montgomery, How to Be a Good Creature

Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.

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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544938328
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

Book Signing & Meet & Greet with Michael Lewis

Cover of the Fifth Risk by Michael LewisJoin Porter Square Books for a signing and meet and greet with New York Times Bestselling author Michael Lewis from 12:15-12:45PM on Monday October, 15th. The signing will be first come first served and there will be a hard stop at 12:45. 

 

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781324002642
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

Julie Lindahl & Rachel Kadish

This powerful memoir traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl's journey to uncover her grandparents' roles in the Third Reich as she is driven to understand how and why they became members of Hitler's elite, the SS.

The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781538111932
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - October 15th, 2018

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781328915788
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Published: Mariner Books - May 2018

Anne Fadiman, The Wine Lover's Daughter

In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines--with all her characteristic wit and feeling--her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537944
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2018

Stephen Lane, No Sanctuary

School can be a special sort of nightmare for LGBTQ youth, who are sometimes targets of verbal or physical harassment with nowhere to turn for support. No Sanctuary tells the inspiring story of a mostly unseen rescue attempt by a small group of teachers who led the push to make schools safer for these at-risk students.

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ISBN: 9781512603149
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Published: ForeEdge - September 13th, 2018

Suzanne Gordon, Wounds of War

U.S. military conflicts abroad have left nine million Americans dependent on the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) for medical care. Their "wounds of war" are treated by the largest hospital system in the country—one that has come under fire from critics in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and in the nation’s media.

Wounds of War: How the Va Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation's Veterans (Culture and Politics of Health Care Work) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781501730825
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Published: Cornell University Press - October 15th, 2018

Kent Greenfield, Corporations Are People Too

Are corporations people? The U.S. Supreme Court launched a heated debate when it ruled in Citizens United that corporations can claim the same free speech rights as humans. Should corporations be able to claim rights of free speech, religious conscience, and due process? Kent Greenfield provides an answer: Sometimes.
 

Corporations Are People Too: (And They Should Act Like It) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780300211474
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Published: Yale University Press - October 23rd, 2018

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