Adults 10/21

The Cause

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The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783 By Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631498985
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Published: Liveright - September 21st, 2021

Ellis, in his new one-volume history skillfully manages the large cast of characters and the diplomatic, political and military aspects to tell a compelling story of the American revolution. Informed by a consensus of current scholarship it is both elegantly written and entertaining.

Dale


Taste

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Taste: My Life Through Food By Stanley Tucci Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982168018
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Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

Even if you do not agree with me that Tucci's The Big Night is probably the best food movie ever, you will still find this gustatory memoir a delightful, escapist read. Deliciously evocative, laugh-out-loud funny, and even including recipes for some of his favorites, I read this straight through in two sittings - slowing myself down by rereading particularly delectable passages, but eagerly anticipating what still lay in wait for me. Read this, and then watch (or re-watch) that movie.

David


100 Things to Do in a Forest

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100 Things to do in a Forest By Jennifer Davis, Eleanor Taylor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jennifer Davis, Eleanor Taylor (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786276339
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - August 11th, 2020

As we enter October, one thing one must know about New England is its autumnal scenery is a sight to behold. Really absorb and appreciate the natural beauty mother nature has to offer with this book--from guiding you to listen for the forest's melodies to offering fun forest adventure ideas for the little ones, "100 Things to do in a Forest" will get you to experience the fall fauna on a whole new level.

Kai


Slewfoot

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Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery By Brom Cover Image
By Brom
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250622006
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 14th, 2021

 

This book is everything I could want in an atmospheric book of witchcraft and haunting. Part fable, part horror story, part cobbled-together myth, it's a treat to read and a treat to hold; the author's gorgeous illustrations add another layer that I'm always wishing for but rarely get with adult fiction. Unlike a lot of New England witch trial narratives, this  one doesn't so much concern itself with the Christian god, but borrows heavily from American Indian lore. You should be reading Slewfoot this October.

Meaghan


The Carrying

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The Carrying: Poems By Ada Limón Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315137
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 13th, 2021

October is a great month for feeling like you're on the verge of giving up. The edge is there. You can see it. The days are getting shorter and it's a long, long barrel to look down to the solstice, and, frankly, one of these days you're gonna lose it and scream your little head off in public. Ada Limón's The Carrying holds your hand right up to the edge and names all the trees along the way, and whether you scream or you don't, The Carrying will be there. full of dread and hope.

Piera


Down Girl

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Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny By Kate Manne Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780190933203
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2019

Down Girl distills the most hard-to-understand aspects of feminism, misogyny, and the patriarchy into easier-to-understand terms, brought to enrapturing relevance by real-world, pop culture, and true crime-adjacent case studies that feel more like conversation than philosophy class. Kate Manne writes in a way that tackles tough concepts with ease and style- a must-read for feminists of any wave.

Kate M


All the Feels

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All the Feels: A Novel By Olivia Dade Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063005587
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Published: Avon - November 16th, 2021

When Lauren is hired to keep a sexy actor in line, it seems like an easy gig compared to the ER therapy work she’s been doing. But all is not as it seems, and sparks are about to fly. Nuanced characters, thrilling pacing, and plenty of laughs make this a one-sitting read. If you enjoyed Spoiler Alert, Kiss Quotient, or Boyfriend Material, this romance novel is everything you’re lusting after.

Marika


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