December 2019

The Secrets We Kept

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ISBN: 9780525656159
Published: Knopf - September 3rd, 2019

Inspired by the true story of the CIA’s role in the publication of Doctor Zhivago, Prescott imagines the lives of Boris Pasternak’s real life lover/muse Olga as well as the fictional Irina and Sally, spies involved in the mission to smuggle the novel into the Soviet Union. Espionage, forbidden love, and the zippy commentary of the Mad Men-era typing pool combine for an absorbing story.


Fountains of Silence

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ISBN: 9780399160318
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Philomel Books - October 1st, 2019


It’s the summer of 1957, and aspiring photojournalist Daniel Mattheson is staying in Madrid with his wealthy family at the luxurious Castellana Hilton. When he meets Ana, a hotel employee, he begins to understand the dark truth of life under Franco’s dictatorship and strives to capture a story through his photography. This is rich, character-driven historical fiction that will appeal to both teens and adults.


On Cussing

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ISBN: 9781947793262
Availability: On Order at the Wholesaler
Published: Tin House Books - March 26th, 2019


Beyond the simple joy of cussing, Dunn explores literary style, the challenges and opportunities of grammar, the history and usage of swearing, and, finally, how an arrangement of letters and words on a page can create a physical reaction in our bodies. The perfect gift for the writer, reader, language-lover, and sailor in your life. 


Making Comics

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ISBN: 9781770463691
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 5th, 2019


Sitting down with  this book and materials available at any office supply shop, readers can work through Barry's course, and learn about abilities they'd forgotten they had. A brilliant, accessible book from an extraordinary person. 


The Patch

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ISBN: 9781250234889
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Published: Picador - November 19th, 2019


Now in paperback just in time for the holiday season, the seventh collection of McPhee’s essays and an all around “Best of” his body of work.   McPhee brings his inimitable talent for observation to bear on several arenas of the human experience… sports, the phenomenon of celebrity status, nature…employing wit, poetry, and his trademark “turn of phrase”.  His curiosity about all things never ceases to entertain.



Order of Imagination

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By Sarah Kennel (Editor)
ISBN: 9780875772400
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Published: Peabody Essex Museum - August 26th, 2019


I’ve been following the work of Olivia Parker ever since David R. Godine published the first book of her work, Signs of Life, in 1978. If you didn’t see her career retrospective at the Peabody Essex Museum this fall, you’re too late. You missed an amazing exhibition, but you can still enjoy this catalog of that show


Lost Words

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By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781487005382
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Published: Anansi International - October 2nd, 2018


A magnificent ode to the disappearing natural world. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, and the intertwining of letters and images has a great effect. The concept is also very appealing for logophiles (such as yours truly).


Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs

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ISBN: 9781538745151
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 12th, 2019


Keena Roberts split her childhood between a private school in Philadelphia and "Baboon Camp," a remote island in Botswana where her primatologist parents worked several months out of the year. Her resulting memoir, a story of a fish-out-of-water girl most comfortable with animals, is funny, touching, and deeply compelling.



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