August 2016

Empty Mansions

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345534538
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Ballantine Books - April 22nd, 2014

Step into the world of untold wealth and power and explore the fascinating life of Huguette Clark – heiress, artist, recluse.  This book reads like fiction, but in reality is a true life mystery.

Nathan


North & South

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By Elizabeth Gaskell, Patricia Ingham (Introduction by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140434248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - June 1996

If you love Pride & Prejudice but haven't read North & South, you're doing yourself a disservice. Margaret Hale, a young woman abruptly moved from her idyllic country life to a mill town, develops a passionate sense of social justice and an equally passionate antipathy to the enigmatic mill owner John Thornton. This oft-overlooked classic features a sharp interrogation of the Industrial Revolution and a deep, slow-burning romance guaranteed to satisfy.

Rebecca


The Unseen World

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393241686
Availability: Hard to Find--Contact us for More Info
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 26th, 2016

Ada has a unique upbringing as the only daughter of a brilliant but awkward computer scientist. She loses him to dementia as a teenager, but as an adult returns to finish his work in artificial intelligence. A great atmospheric portrait of 1980s Boston, perfect for fans of Soul of a New Machine and The Imitation Game.

Sarah


What a Fish Knows

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374288211
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Published: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giro - June 7th, 2016

Balcombe combs through the new & compelling body of scientific evidence that should reshape the way we think about our vertebrate cousins. You will learn that fish are far more intelligent, communicative, & social creatures than many previously thought. They have complex emotional lives and distinct personalities. We’ve not recognized their capabilities because they are highly adapted to a totally different, liquid part of our planet.

Dale


The Manly Art of Knitting

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781584235569
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Published: Gingko Press - August 2014

Knitting was originally a craft practiced by men, who worked as apprentices to become masters in the guild. Now, well, you can make something useful, relax, or use it as a conversation starter. This gem of a book has everything you need to get you started, plus looks great on your coffee table next to a beer.

 

Marika


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