Women are frequently shunted to the side or ignored altogether in history, but they have often played a vital role in shaping our world. Alison Weir, with her signature meticulousness, puts the powerful women in the palace at the very center of history in this first of four planned volumes. I was more than happy to read about these important women and hope they will soon become household names, as they well deserve to be. - Ivy

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101966662
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 26th, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates exploded into our world after Between the World and Me hit the shelves. He has a keen eye for the issues facing America and uses his blistering words to highlight what needs to be done. His newest work is no exception. He has collected some of his best articles and combined them with his own personal stories. What emerges is a powerful look at the Obama years. By looking back, Coates has given us hope for the future. - Ivy

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ISBN: 9780399590566
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Published: One World - October 3rd, 2017

When the author’s 80-year-old father decided to sit in on his college course on The Odyssey, he wasn’t prepared for how impactful the experience would be for the both of them. Poignant family memories, interwoven with a scholarly analysis of The Odyssey, make for a book that is part college lecture and part autobiography. The result is a truly lovely and unique father–son story. - Jade

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An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385350594
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 12th, 2017

Alice Waters opened the legendary Chez Panisse in 1971, and neither the cuisine of California nor that of the Western world has been the same since. Here in her first memoir, Waters puts together the pieces—female friendships and male lovers, childhood memories and adult journeys, music and art and France and the ’60s—that brought her to her legacy on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. Lovely and nostalgic with the hope of the last century, it will whet an appetite for beauty and change. - Jocelyn

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Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307718280
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 5th, 2017

It’s a heist. On the moon. And it’s hilarious, with a story that feels fresh and new. Do you love the science in science fiction? Weir skillfully combines the realities of living on a lunar base with the excitement and thrill of the scope of human ingenuity. It’s hard to follow a smash hit like The Martian, but Artemis does it so well. - Jax

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ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

I was already a fan of Hearne’s urban fantasy series, so when I heard he was writing a new epic fantasy, I was immediately intrigued. The premise of kingdoms being based around the elements is a trope that could be cheesy but is given a clever spin by Hearne, who manages to weave cheekiness with heartbreak and adventure into a terrific story. - Karena

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ISBN: 9780345548603
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Published: Del Rey Books - October 17th, 2017

Ritter’s debut novel is a powerful study on how the present can be a recapitulation of the past. The nonprofit lawyer Abby Williams lives a tidy life, her past hidden, until an investigation in her hometown blurs the divisions between geographies and timelines, good and bad, right and wrong. Abby’s story strangely becomes familiar, holding you long past its final pages. - Karen

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ISBN: 9781524759841
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Published: Crown Archetype - November 7th, 2017

If you like your mysteries on the darker side or enjoy a morally ambiguous protagonist, you’ll love the latest in the Scandinavian crime catalog, this one featuring Leona—a detective and a sociopath with a knack for solving crimes. When a naked, blood-covered little girl robs a bank, Leona is thrown into the case of her life and her personal life slides into darker shades of grey. I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to more! - Flannery

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ISBN: 9781590518823
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Published: Other Press (NY) - August 1st, 2017

Chris Ware is a Picasso of modern art and storytelling. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Ware, chances are you’ve seen his art and seen the work of those who have been influenced by him. Here you have the most unusual museum feature on a single artist contained between covers. Ware’s art, from early concepts to modern masterpieces, lays out his life with occasional commentary and great insight into an artist, the world he sees, and the art industry. - Jocelyn

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By Chris Ware, Ira Glass (Preface by), Francoise Mouly (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780847860883
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 17th, 2017

Barry has put together a complex (and very funny) historical account of the different ways famous musicians have imagined the future of music. Whether it is sci-fi written by classical composers or experimental soundtracks to imagined utopias, Barry writes with such vivid detail and passion that it makes one imagine that the future of music will be bright. - Gabe

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ISBN: 9781910924969
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Published: Repeater - March 21st, 2017



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