April 2014

Dr. Bird's Advice For Sad Poets

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ISBN: 9780547928531
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

16-year-old James hugs trees, YAWPs like Walt Whitman, and talks to an imaginary pigeon in order to cope with chronic depression and a tough situation at home. Equally heartbreaking and heartwarming.

Susannah B


Equilateral

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ISBN: 9781620400166
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 4th, 2014

Equilateral is a strange and beautiful book. It’s the late 19th century; life has been discovered on Mars and an astronomer is building a monument on the Egyptian desert to signal the presence of intelligent life here on Earth. It's part historical fiction, part science fiction, and part mathematical puzzle, a literary treat for the reader who likes slow-moving, meticulously written and very unusual books. Its dry tone belies the slow build of suspense driving up the stakes little by little. And the ending will knock your socks off.

Marie


Tin Star

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ISBN: 9781596437753
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 25th, 2014

Being beaten up and kicked off the spaceship by the head of your colony is bad enough. But now Tula's stuck on a space station out in the galactic boondocks. As a human, she's only a minor species there, practically below notice. She knows how to survive, and that means she's ready to take her revenge.

Sarah


The Confidence Code

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ISBN: 9780062230621
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Published: Harper Business - April 15th, 2014

An even-handed look at the way social norms, and biology combine to limit women's confidence, especially in the workplace. The authors know the world isn't going to change overnight, so the book is full of strategies for developing confidence and -- even more important, according to studies -- making other people think you're confident.

Sarah


How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

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ISBN: 9781608195916
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 4th, 2014

Author of ten books on the City of Light, Joan DeJean begins in the 17th Century and takes us though the dazzling history of how and why Paris became the most beautiful city in the world – full of stunning architecture, lavish parks, museums, boulevards, monuments – a city alive with adventure and excitement.


Nathan


A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome

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ISBN: 9781933372716
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Published: Europa Editions - May 26th, 2009

Great pleasure for the history buff or curious general reader.  Angela picks a specific day at the height of the Roman Empire and follows various typical Romans through their day, illustrating how they dress, eat, etc.  Angela's easy conversational style belies what must be copious research.


Gary


The Empathy Exams

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ISBN: 9781555976712
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 1st, 2014

Jamison asks one question over and over in The Empathy Exams. She asks it of young doctors, ultrarunners, John Agee, Joan Didion, a man who punched her, a man in jail, a woman who believes fibers grow out of her skin. She asks them all, herself, and you: how can we be people with each other? Through her brilliant essays, equal parts head and heart, she leads us closer to answering her own impossible question.

Josh


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