April 2015

THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman By Jill Lepore Cover Image
$29.95
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ISBN: 9780385354042
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

I can guarantee that you don't know the real story of Wonder Woman. Margaret Sanger and the early 20th century feminist movement, the Harvard psychologist who claims to have invented the lie detector test, the women's suffrage movement, and one of the most bizarre family arrangements imaginable - all are a part of the amazing history of the third most popular comic character in the US, behind only Superman and Batman. Cultural history at its finest.

David


UNDER A PAINTED SKY

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Under a Painted Sky By Stacey Lee Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780399168031
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2015

Missouri, 1849. Here you'll find horses, lassos, the gold rush...and a Chinese musician fleeing town with a runaway slave. The only catch, they're both girls. To keep safe on the Oregon Trail, Samantha and Annamae disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy and join up with a band of cowboys. The cowboys become unexpected allies, but the girls soon find that even with friends, it's difficult to hide on the open trail.

Rebecca


LOWRIDERS IN SPACE

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Lowriders in Space By Cathy Camper, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cathy Camper, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781452128696
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 4th, 2014

This one-of-a-kind graphic novel is an exciting romp about dreaming big and souping up the perfect ride. Raul's captivating illustrations--drawn entirely in ballpoint pen--are a pure delight, conveying exactly the sense of unrestrained hope and wonder that most of us only experience in childhood. Just pick it up and flip through, and see if it doesn't make you smile.

Alexander


INSIDE THE DREAM PALACE

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Inside The Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel By Sherill Tippins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544334472
Published: Mariner Books - November 4th, 2014

LA might have the Chateau Marmont but for art/show/biz celebrity guests and amazing tales NYC's storied Chelsea Hotel beats 'em all. Started as a utopian proto-coop in the 19th century it was forced to go commercial – and what an eventual client list!

Gary


FOOD RULES

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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual By Michael Pollan, Maira Kalman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Pollan, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143124108
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2013

No trendy, complicated diet tricks – Pollan's food rules can be summed up by three guiding principles - "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." This special edition features additional food wisdom and delightfully charming illustrations by Maira Kalman that make this a book to return to again and again.

Katie


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