Everything about this picture book is stunning, from the profound and tender story of renowned artist Louise Bourgeois, to the whimsical visual imaginings of illustrator Isabelle Arsenault that riff off Bourgeois’ art. Best known for her massive and enigmatic sculptures of spiders, Bourgeois’ life was heavily influenced by the threads of comfort and love and loss between her mother and her and by the textures of her childhood, which resulted in the experimental fabric art of her later years. A first-rate introduction for children and a treat for adults. Grades 2 & up. —TERA


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Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois Cover Image
By Amy Novesky, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419718816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 1st, 2016

Fans of American country cooking will love Deep Run Roots, in which Vivian Howard, the celebrated chef and co-owner of Chef and the Farmer restaurant (and the star of the Peabody Award–winning A Chef’s Life on PBS) celebrates the seasonal flavors of North Carolina’s coastal plain. Howard presents a modern take on the rich culinary traditions of the South—from Butter Bean Burgers to Blueberry Vinegar BBQ Chicken—but always honors the history of the cuisine and the ingredients. Howard is a born storyteller, and her charming personality, deep personal connection to the region, and her love of eating all come shining through in Deep Run Roots.  —S.B.

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Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316381109
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 4th, 2016

If you miss seeing Jon Stewart’s charming smirk on your television every evening, you will love this book. The foreword is written by Jon Stewart and the book has behind-the-scenes interviews with many of the show’s legendary reporters. It pays homage to the careers it jump-started and highlights many of the show’s most famous moments. It also serves as a nostalgic look at the only good thing about Bush’s presidency: The Daily Show’s coverage of it.        —Jade

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The Daily Show (the Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests Cover Image
By Jon Stewart (Foreword by), Chris Smith
ISBN: 9781455565382
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 22nd, 2016

Never have my expectations been so overwhelmingly, gratifyingly fulfilled. Is this book a fabulous introduction to the fan-fiction event Shipwreck? Is it so alluring a book that I am already planning a visit to witness Shipwreck for myself? Yes, absolutely. Is it chock full of erotica written by a variety of authors (including John Scalzi!), with a hilarious number of euphemisms for the human anatomy? Oh my, yes. Check it out; I bet you’ll be saying “yes” faster than you thought.                              —Jax

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Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455566426
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 27th, 2016

If you, like me, love the amazing Young Frankenstein, you might think you know the film backward and forward. But did you know that Gene Wilder wrote the script with Mel Brooks? That the hijinks on film were more than matched off screen, and that the crew made do on a shoestring budget? Brooks’ classic wit and energy in telling the story behind the movie make it a must-have for any fan of Dr. Frahenkensteen.                                                                         —Jax

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Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film Cover Image
By Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780316315470
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - October 18th, 2016

Ryan Speedo Green and opera were perhaps the most unlikely of combinations. The one, from a background of poverty and daily casual violence; the other, an ancient, venerated, sometimes abstract artform that, by design or happenstance, is still radically undiverse. Daniel Bergner pulls together the parallel stories of a poor black boy’s upbringing and unlikely coming to music, and the talented black man determined to become an artistic star. Inspiring, honest, heartbreaking—a true human story.  —Jocelyn


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Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316300674
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Published: Lee Boudreaux Books - September 27th, 2016

Truevine is a deeply intimate look at a family’s suffering, faith, and experiences through the loss of two sons, stolen away to the sideshow lifestyle at a young age. George and Willie Muse, their kidnapping having made its way to local legend, travelled the world as their mother fought to find them. Battling through the Jim Crow South, against white managers and the justice system, Harriet Muse was ahead of her time as she demanded rights for her own family. Twenty-five years in the making, this book is a heart-wrenching, empowering read. —Rachel

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Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316337540
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 18th, 2016

Isaiah Quintabe may seem ordinary from the outside, but underneath he houses a fiery intellect that he uses to solve crimes in his East Long Beach neighborhood. When he takes a case involving an unusual assassination attempt on a semi-crazed rap mogul, he finds himself tangled in far more than he bargained for. Edgy and fun, this introduces a fresh, bold new voice in mystery. I’ll be looking forward to more from Joe Ide. —Flannery


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IQ (IQ Novel #1) Cover Image
By Joe Ide
ISBN: 9780316267724
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 18th, 2016

When suspended cop Bish discovers that his daughter’s bus has been bombed in France, he rushes to her side, not realizing he’s about to be pulled into a complex web that will send him searching for a missing teen girl with links to an old crime. Printz Award–winning author Marchetta has already shown her writing skills in her young adult novels, and now she proves she can write a great adult mystery as well! —Flannery


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Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316349291
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 11th, 2016

A day. That’s all Eleanor Flood wants—a single day where her misanthropic, retired-artist self will balance her idiosyncratic life and leave the world a little bit nicer. She should have known better. A call from her son’s school and a forgotten lunch with a forgotten acquaintance launch Eleanor into confrontation with her world, with secrets kept from her and those she’s kept from herself. —Jocelyn


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Today Will Be Different Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316403436
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 4th, 2016



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