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Set in Nigeria in the mid-1990s, this terrific debut tells the story of four brothers whose fortunes change for the worse when their father takes a job in a faraway city. The plot feels as solid and classic as something out of the Old Testament--an African version of Cain-and-Abel--and the writing is unique, creating tension in oblique and unexpected ways. I found this a profound and moving reading experience.

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Rico
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316338370
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 14th, 2015

Inimitable photographer Sally Mann has written Hold Still with her “intensely seeing eye” fully focused, and it is a masterpiece. Whether addressing her childhood, her work, her storied family history in the South or her immediate family on their beloved farm, she writes assuredly, companionably, clear eyed and laid open. It’s both a beautiful work of art (with many photos) and an intimate glimpse of a remarkable life in process.

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Melinda
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316247764
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 12th, 2015

Kate Mulgrew's search for her daughter given up for adoption is a long thread in the book that ties itself around the heart of her memoir. Mulgrew really dives into her past and in that way I can appreciate her performance as Captain Janeway all the more. She is a true master of the English language, a gift nurtured by her love of poetry and dedication to the art of acting. A fine memoir that will resonate strongly with women.

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Louise
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316334310
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 14th, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cleopatra offers a meticulously researched, insightful look at one of history’s stranger scars. Schiff lends cultural and historical context to the infamous Salem witch trials, which are still steeped in myth. Personal accounts shed light on various elements at play before the trials, while the examination of Puritan culture reveals, absurdly enough, a warped credibility in the proceedings. In this fascinating look behind the curtain, the devil is truly in the details.

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Dillon
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316200608
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 27th, 2015

From the bestselling author of I Could Pee on This comes a little book that will solve all your life problems. Key tips like "always stay 30 feet away from loved ones," or "indecision shows that you're thinking," will help you navigate the treacherous waters of love, work, and happiness. And remember: just because others don't see it, doesn't mean you shouldn't chase it!

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Kimberly
$12.95
ISBN: 9781452138916
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 1st, 2015

Wolfie, a baby, showed up on Dot’s family’s doorstep a little while ago. “He’s adorable!” Dot’s parents gasp, looking at his long snout and pointy ears. They bring him right in and dote on him. “He’s going to eat us all up,” Dot, an only child in the bunny family, points out. And then Wolfie grows, and grows, and grows. Is there room in Dot’s heart for a strange younger brother? A wonderfully goofy story of an unlikely family, made all the more enjoyable by Wolfie’s pink onesie and the stylish, tongue-in-cheek art.  —Tera

By Ame Dyckman, Zachariah Ohora (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316226141
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 17th, 2015

Featuring an inspirational forward by Bill Nye and an engaging introduction that details the history and cultural significance of interstellar photography, Earth and Space compiles NASA’s most impressive collection of high-definition images with easily digestible commentaries and provides context and education about the work it took to capture each image. Stargazers and daydreamers alike will surely appreciate the depth and beauty of the cosmos in these timeless images.  —Ashley

$40.00
ISBN: 9781452134352
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2015

When the “worst thing” happens, Suzy (Zu to her friends) embraces the only thing she understands: science. Science tells us how many heartbeats there should be in a life, it tells us how many jellyfish there are in the world, and it may just explain why her friend (her old best friend) is gone before she had a chance to make things right. Suzy stubbornly strikes out her own path to accepting a hard truth and in the process teaches us a poignant, powerful lesson about moving through loss. A stunning debut with some of the loveliest writing in this year’s crop of middle-grade books.  —Tera

$17.00
ISBN: 9780316380867
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

Early on in A.S. King’s brilliant, surreal new novel, I surrendered: I stopped trying to figure out whether a scene or character was real, imagined, or something in between. So it goes with the four teenagers in I Crawl Through It as they struggle through trauma and stress by using their imagination, their emotional shields, and each other. King boldly disregards the rules of reality, balancing just on the edge of what we understand, so that when the friends fly away in an invisible helicopter or turn inside out (literally), it hardly feels far-fetched. It feels like shame, confusion, anxiety, and real emotion, and commands complete attention until the last page is turned.  —Julia

$18.00
ISBN: 9780316334099
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

Sharing her passion for interior design while inviting us into her home, award winning actress, comedian and bestselling author Ellen DeGeneres reveals some of her most treasured interior spaces. Ellen’s style, modern with an eye to earthy substance, has inspired in me an appreciation for soft transitional spaces that bring the outside world in. Home beautifully demonstrates Ellen’s quality use of texture and light to emphasize her interest in creating rooms with both balance and charm.  —Ashley

$35.00
ISBN: 9781455533565
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - October 27th, 2015

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