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The Best We Could Do

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By Thi Bui
$26.99
ISBN: 9781419718779
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 7th, 2017

This poignant graphic memoir about a Vietnamese family's immigration to the US by boat in the 70s is a deeply affecting reminder of the fragility, humor and challenge of America for so many of its people. An important book for these times.

 

David


Judas

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By Amos Oz, Nicholas de Lange (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544464049
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 8th, 2016

This brilliant new novel by one of Israel's foremost writers and longtime left-wing political activists (often himself called a traitor) weaves together the stories of two "traitors" whose characterization as such, in Oz's telling, becomes much less clear: the biblical Judas, and a fictional early Zionist who was thrown out of the Zionist Congress because he advocated a unified Jewish-Arab state instead of what became modern Israel. The result is a nuanced story which manages to be full of ideas and philosophy while never being boring or pedantic.

David


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (illus. by Salvador Dali)

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By Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dali (Illustrator), Mark Burstein (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780691170022
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Princeton University Press - September 29th, 2015

Can you think of an artist more suited to illustrate Alice in Wonderland than Dali? The imaginative (and of course surreal) illustrations not only complement the text but lead us to a novel way of looking at something familiar. It will feel like a whole new Alice.

David


Eataly

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By Eataly
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714872797
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 24th, 2016

There's no better gift to either get or give than a gorgeous big fat cookbook, especially if it's Italian. And if you've been lucky enough to visit the out-of-this-world food emporium Eataly then just the title of this book will make your mouth water. The recipes are often simple and uniformly delicious, and the pictures are scrumptious. Buy one as a present and one for yourself.

David


Classic Penguin

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By Paul Buckley (Editor), Paul Buckley (Introduction by), Audrey Niffenegger (Foreword by), Elda Rotor (Preface by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143110132
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Published: Penguin Books - July 26th, 2016

No matter how long you've been obsessed with Penguin covers (for me, it's been about 40 years), I think you NEED this book. Art and text are beautifully interwoven, and the images are all the gorgeous Penguins you remember and a whole bunch that you've never seen before. The main problem is that you may now have to go out and buy a bunch more books . . .

David


Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Salvador Dali

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By Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dali (Illustrator), Mark Burstein (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780691170022
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Princeton University Press - September 29th, 2015

Can you think of an artist more suited to illustrate Alice in Wonderland than Dali? The imaginative (and of course surreal) illustrations not only complement the text but lead us to a novel way of looking at something familiar. It will feel like a whole new Alice.

David


A Gentleman in Moscow

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

This book evokes all that I love about great Victorian novels - a wry, charming narrator with a probing sense of humor; characters who are intelligent, ironic and perceptive; and a narrative that is episodic without sacrificing continuity or style.  You may not think that a book about a guys stuck in a hotel for forty years would be compelling, but I couldn't put it down and wanted more when it ended.

 

David


Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781568585284
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Published: Bold Type Books - June 14th, 2016

Smith is writing about things that need to be written about, but aren't. This is a thoughtful and provocative counterpart to Ta Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, dealing not just with issues of how our society deals with young black men (Smith himself is only 29), but also how that oppression connects to the treatment of women, gays and transsexuals. I predict that you will be hearing a lot about this book.

 

David


Imagine Me Gone

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ISBN: 9780316261357
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 3rd, 2016

Writing convincingly and with nuance about mental illlness, and writing about family without maudlinism or sentimentality, and writing from numerous points of view without making the reader dizzy and confused - all these are difficult, and yet Haslett does them all brilliantly in this novel. The characters are incisive and compelling and the prose is fluid and exquisite. You'll find it hard to put down, and hard to stop thinking about after you do.

David


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