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Creative Quest

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$22.39
ISBN: 9780062670557
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Published: Ecco - April 24th, 2018

 

How to be creative, for people who don’t believe in books on how to be creative. Questlove unpacks the (many, varied) processes of the artists he’s known and worked with. His advice is interspersed with stories from his life and fascinating dissections of what makes a creative piece work, from The Wizard of Oz to Norm Macdonald’s jokes to Da Vinci to D’Angelo. At the very least you’ll come away with a great
playlist.

Kate


Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

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ISBN: 9780062490421
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Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018

Brusatte takes us with him on his travels around the world fossil hunting with other equally dedicated and passionate paleontologists who together have been revising what we know  about the remarkable life on our planet millions of years ago.

Dale


This Little Art

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781910695456
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Published: Fitzcarraldo Editions - April 4th, 2018

 

Far more than a book about translation, This Little Art, is a beautiful treatise on the reading life and the creative life. Through examining her own struggles translating Roland Barthes’s lecture notes, Briggs wanders through the all the questions you typically encounter in translation to get to something more fundamental about the power of words and what happens when we try to communicate with each other.  

Josh


Week at the Airport

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$13.60
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


Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

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ISBN: 9781618934215
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Published: Time Home Entertainment - October 13th, 2015

 

With Massachusetts on the cusp of legalization, it'll be helpful to follow Bruce Barcott's journey through legalization in Colorado and his home state of Washington back in 2012. As Rick Steves says: Marijuana, It's time for a conversation.”

John


The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

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ISBN: 9781604697896
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - April 18th, 2018

 

Calling all kindred spirits! Catherine Reid writes about the landscape of Prince Edward Island, and how it shaped Lucy Maud Montgomery and her writing, particularly in Anne of Green Gables. Poetical and delightful!

Heather


The Best Cook in the World

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ISBN: 9781400040414
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - 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


The Future is History

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ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

 

This work of nonfiction reads like a compelling novel where Masha follows the lives of young people just old enough to remember the fall of the USSR. Their stories intertwine with those of their parents and grandparents showing the generational disconnect and the obstacles it presents. Through interviews and impressive research Masha shares the truth behind the iron curtain and what happened after it was rent in two.

Cissa


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