Nonfiction

Women Holding Things

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Women Holding Things By Maira Kalman Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062846679
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Published: Harper Design - October 18th, 2022

I love everything Maira Kalman does, but this is particularly perfect. Through paintings and short captions, Kalman beautifully evokes the stories and complexities of women’s lives. A gift for every woman you know.  

— Katie


One Hundred Saturdays

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One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World By Michael Frank, Maira Kalman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Frank, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982167226
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 6th, 2022

Over the course of six years Frank, with much kindness and patience, elicits from Stella Levi her profoundly moving story of the Juderia of Rhodes, a community of Jews who lived on the island for hundreds of years and were brutally deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz in 1943. Frank’s loving portrait of Levi is luminescent.

Dale


Smart

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smART: Use Your Eyes to Boost Your Brain (Adapted from the New York Times bestseller Visual Intelligence) By Amy E. Herman, Heather Maclean (With) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665901215
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2022

Make trips to the museum about more than the gift shop. An art history lesson for the whole family, SmART gives kids the foundational tools they need for seeing and thinking about the would around them. I wish I had it for my 19-year-old.

Wendy


Growing Joy

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Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) By Maria Failla, Samantha Leung (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Failla, Samantha Leung (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250814890
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - June 28th, 2022

Hot tip from a former plant-killer: learning to keep your lil green friends alive doesn't have to be overwhelming! Fellow former plant-killer Maria Failla has advice that makes it pretty fun self-care. :) If you, like me, have a meditation app on your phone you never use & a houseplant, this book is for you!

Murphy


None of this Rocks

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None of This Rocks: A Memoir By Joe Trohman Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306847356
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Published: Hachette Books - September 13th, 2022

Trohman provides a deep look into the alternative music scene of the early 2000s as well as into his own life navigating within and beyond it. A comedic and important memoir, super enjoyable even if you're not a Fall Out Boy fan!

Hannah


Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory By Caitlin Doughty Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393351903
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 28th, 2015

Death and taxes: two guarantees. Caitlin Doughty tackles the more permanent of the two with her debut work of nonfiction. Covering everything from her first days as a crematorium worker to the ins and outs of green burial, to discussing living wills with your loved ones, this book dives into everything and anything to do with death and the industry built around it. And through it all, Caitlin's humor and intellect carry the reader on a journey that makes death a little less scary (not taxes, though. That's still terrifying).

Jen


Fears of a Setting Sun

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Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders By Dennis C. Rasmussen Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780691241418
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 8th, 2022

It will come as a surprise to many, as it did to me, almost all the Founding Fathers, save Madison, were so disillusioned by what had become of the experiment of the republic they helped create they did not expect it to survive much longer past their lifetimes. Rasmussen explains why.

Dale


Snackable Bakes

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Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes for Exceptionally Scrumptious Sweets and Treats By Jessie Sheehan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781682687376
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Published: Countryman Press - May 3rd, 2022

I was content to be five cookbooks past the point where I swore to not buy anymore cookbooks.....but then I found a really good recipe for vanilla cream scones and well, here we are.

John


Helltown

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Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod By Casey Sherman Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728245959
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Published: Sourcebooks - July 12th, 2022

Fans of true crime: you won't want to miss this one! The case of the Cape Cod serial killer from the late 60's, Tony Costa, went largely forgotten due to the Manson murders that happened a few months later, stealing the spotlight of national news. Costa brutally killed at least 4 young women in the vibrant hippie town of Provincetown, MA. This case also haunted up-and-coming local writers/rivals Kurt Vonnegut and Normal Mailer, who took a keen interest in launging their own investigations of the murders (Vonnegut's daughter was an acquaintance of Costa's). Superbly researched, Helltown is shocking, disturbing and compelling, reading like horror novel. Who knew idyllic Cape Cod could have such a dark chapter?

Babbie


Soup Club

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Soup Club: 80 Cozy Recipes for Creative Plant-Based Soups and Stews to Share By Caroline Wright, Willow Heath (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caroline Wright, Willow Heath (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781524868925
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 9th, 2021

Ahhhh, fall! The time of year where I become a goblin who thinks of nothing but soup. You too can sink into cozy mode with this cookbook that trumpets the power of soup. Sure to warm your heart and tummy

Kendall


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