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Sourdough

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374203108
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Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - September 5th, 2017

From the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore comes a book of technology, programming, robotic arms, life-changing artisanal bread, and what makes life worth living. Quirky, with mouth-watering descriptions, pick this up if you like Ready Player One, Jasper Fforde, or Sweetbitter.

 

Marika


That Inevitable Victorian Thing

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781101994979
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

Excited about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Get your royal romance fix in this story of a neo-Victorian world where the British Empire never ended, marriage is a blend of love and genetics, and true friendships are the most important part of being in society.

Sarah


Nadiya's Bake Me A Story

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Nadiya's Bake Me a Story: Fifteen Stories and Recipes for Children Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781444933277
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Published: Hachette Children's - October 17th, 2017

The most famous and successful winner of the Great British Bake Off yet, Nadiya Hussain, rewrites some fairy tales with a culinary twist.  Great fun for sparking interest in the kitchen and the recipes are definitely going to be delicious!

Susannah


Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780375859557
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Published: Ember - October 11th, 2011

What could be better than a Christmas-time scavenger hunt in New York City? When Lily's parents leave her and her brother alone for Christmas, she is devastated, and in an effort to cheer her up, her brother encourages her to leave a journal in a book at the Strand, prompting a back and forth scavenger hunt around the city. When Dash, with a Scrooge-like attitude toward Christmas, picks up the journal, it sets off a series of adventures all over the city that makes me laugh and warms my heart every time. I read this one every year, and I promise it will make you Christmas season brighter.

April

 


Echo After Echo

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780763691646
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 10th, 2017

This is a story of passion- passion for life, for one's work, and for other people. Zara is in NYC to star in a Greek tragedy as the tragic romantic lead opposite a heart-throb movie star. But as she sinks deeper into the theatre, Zara realizes she may drown in its madness. Add a murder, a forceful director, a girl who shines brighter than her lighting designs, and sentences so beautiful you'll be dog-earring pages, and the result is nothing short of extraordinary.

Marika


The Vietnam War

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$60.00
ISBN: 9780307700254
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

Long after you’ve watched the repeats of Ken Burn’s and Lynn Novick’s PBS film again and again you’ll want to have Ward’s book on hand for that detail you’re trying to recall. If you haven’t watched the film then Ward’s book is among the best and most comprehensive, single-volume histories of the war for a general audience, important as the lessons of that war have clearly fully yet to be learned.

Dale


Ballerina Body

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Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781455596300
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - March 21st, 2017

With a blend of exercise routines, recipe suggestions, stories from the dance studio, and gorgeous photographs, this book is perfect for ballet fans, and also for anyone looking to improve health and fitness in a manageable way.

Sarah


Princess Bride Deluxe Edition

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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781328948854
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 10th, 2017

If you love the movie and you haven't read the book, buy it. If you haven't seen the movie, buy the book, read it and then see the movie. If you have read the book and love the movie, then buy it and give it to someone else who has not yet been initiated. If you've never heard of The Princess Bride . . . well, that's just inconceivable.

 

David


Christmas Days

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Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127228
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2017

Like being at a good British friend's home - one who tells fascinating, sometimes spooky stories. In between there's talk of her recipes and family. It's not always specifically about Christmas, but you feel you are making your way through the season fortified by her rich tales and food.

- Molly


1Q84

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$14.40
ISBN: 9780307476463
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Published: Vintage - January 22nd, 2013

The novel unfurls into a twisting mass of parallel lives and fated occurrences. Just when the reader believes they are finally on the path of truth, Murakami masterfully unearths new connections and twists, keeping you on your toes. As with the characters, the reader finds themselves falling into a new world and back again, making each person reconsider the reality around them.

Cissa


Nopi

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$40.00
ISBN: 9781607746232
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 20th, 2015

This is completely worth the $40 merely for the recipe for Roasted Pork Belly with Crushed Butternut Squash and Walnut Salsa alone. (P192). Not food you'd whip up on a school night - but the flavor combinations are SO clever, SO interesting and totally doable, this just might be the last cookbook you need.

Susannah


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