Matthew

Unnatural Selection

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$45.00
ISBN: 9780691157061
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 22nd, 2018

 

This book is mesmerizing. Unnatural Selection is about the ways humans have affected evolution in bizarrely short periods of time through selective breeding. Beautifully illustrated and fascinating in content, you won't be able to look away.

Matthew


The Wee Free Men

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780062435262
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2015

 

Tiffany Aching is a witch who lives on a farm (y'know--the butter churns itself). The Nac Mac Feegles are tiny blue men (with Scottish accents) who are extremely strong, even more silly, and love getting into trouble. Their adventures have something for every reader. After all, what's not to like about a girl who fights monsters with a frying pan?

Matthew


We

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By Yevgeny Zamyatin, Natasha Randall (Translated by), Bruce Sterling (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812974621
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Published: Modern Library - July 11th, 2006

 

Who knew that a sci fi dystopian novel could be reminiscent of Dostoevsky or Tolstoy? Written under an oppressive Soviet State, WE is eerily relevant still. Powerfully human, Zamyatin's political novel could have been written yesterday to reflect on the world we live in.

 

Matthew


The Plains

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By Gerald Murnane, Ben Lerner (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781925355901
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Published: Text Publishing Company - April 18th, 2017

 

Here is a masterpiece of unusual substance. The author himself is a peculiar fellow (worth reading about), but this novel has been described as feeling "less like something you've read than something you've dreamed." It is just that. Haunting, mesmerizing prose that picks you up and leaves you suspended, making you care more about the aesthetic quest of the Australian plains than you ever dreamed possible. The Plains goes deep, exploring a world aesthetic, spiritual, and cosmic, all the while impossible to articulate.

 

Matthew


Week at the Airport

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ISBN: 9780307739674
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Published: Vintage - September 21st, 2010

 

Excited for your trip this summer? Most people think of airports as transitory spaces, purposed simply to move us on to more exciting destinations. We generally don't think of them as spaces in and of themselves: encompassing businesses, global enterprises, and employees' lives. Alain de Botton's week spent living in London Heathrow illumines much that is otherwise mysterious about airports. The perfect book to pack in your carry-on: thoughtful, fast paced, and above all, light weight.

Matthew


The Best Cook in the World

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$28.95
ISBN: 9781400040414
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Published: Knopf - April 24th, 2018

 

All the best recipes have stories behind them. This is a book of beautifully crafted storytelling, both hilarious and poignant, that will set your mouth watering. A wonderful tribute to those who have filled us and enriched our lives with love and good food. Simultaneously one of the best cookbooks and memoirs I have ever read.

 

Matthew


Time Pieces

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781524732837
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Published: Knopf - February 27th, 2018

 

Time Pieces is a beautiful telling of an old man's relationship to a city he met when life seemed quite new. The mundane glories--the evening's life upon brick, the wit of old storytellers--were miraculous to the boy, bathetic to the young man, and now treasured by the old author who strives to rediscover childlike wonder. More than just a memoir, it is a plaintive reflection on time. What is the past? Banville writes, "If the present is where we live, the past is where we dream."

 

Matthew


Confessions of a Heretic

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ISBN: 9781910749128
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Published: Notting Hill Editions - March 28th, 2017

A delightfully controversial book, there is much here to chew on. Witty, thoughtful, and occasionally funny, Scruton's insight is both timely and timeless in a world where sometimes we just need to slow down and look.

Matthew


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