2016 Pick of the Year

Testimony : A Rock 'n' Roll Life

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780307889782
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Published: Crown Archetype - November 15th, 2016

Whether you have listened to The Band for years or want a unique insight into the music of the ‘60s & ‘70s, Testimony offers an intimate story.  Robertson chronicles the love and struggles of his bandmates with stories that shed new light on the music, the songs, and the history of one of rock ’n’ roll’s pivotal bands.

Robert


Song of Achilles

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

The Iliad lushly reimagined with the most delicious, vivid prose and an incredibly lush Grecian setting, all centered around the love between Achilles and Patroclus. Romantic, heartbreaking, thrilling, suspenseful--everything you want in a great book. But don't get too attached, because if you know the Iliad, you know how it ends....

Mackenzie


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (illus. by Salvador Dali)

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By Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dali (Illustrator), Mark Burstein (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780691170022
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Princeton University Press - September 29th, 2015

Can you think of an artist more suited to illustrate Alice in Wonderland than Dali? The imaginative (and of course surreal) illustrations not only complement the text but lead us to a novel way of looking at something familiar. It will feel like a whole new Alice.

David


Prisoners of Geography

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781501121470
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Published: Scribner - 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


Rosalie Lightning

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250049940
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 12th, 2016

A stunning new graphic memoir of loss and grief. Tom Hart (Hutch Owen) and Leela Corman (Unterzakhn) are two cartoonists on the brink of financial ruin, planning a new start in Gainesville--until all their plans are blown apart by the abrupt death of their two-year-old daughter. This book wrecked me for days.

Alexander


Hidden Figures

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062363596
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Published: William Morrow - September 6th, 2016

The movie's not out until January, but you can read now about the black female engineers and mathematicians who were the unseen contributors to the space program.

Sarah


Just One Damned Thing after Another

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ISBN: 9781597808682
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Published: Night Shade - June 7th, 2016

The first in a new series of the Chronicles of St Mary. I could dismiss this as "Connie Willis lite" but it's such wild engaging fun that the comparison doesn't matter.  A time traveling adventure full of mad brave historians, some romance and a few laughs thrown in; it deserves to be a huge hit and your new addiction.

Susannah


Something New

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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


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