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The author of numerous well-researched and well-received biographies including Steve Jobs and The Innovators, Walter Isaacson now has written on another of the most interesting people in history, Leonardo da Vinci. Isaacson explores both the person and the genius he displayed in so many fields. - Ian

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501139154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

This fantastic book stayed with me long after I first read it. A lesbian couple, both of them engineers-turned-spaceship-hijackers, attempts to join a pirate crew for gold and glory (and to escape the crushing unemployment of the future). The catch? The pirates are being held hostage by a homicidal AI, and the pair are given a suicide mission to destroy it. A new sci-fi must-read for fans of Becky Chambers’s award-winning Wayfarer series (The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet). - Kelly

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781481476874
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Published: Saga Press - October 31st, 2017

Manhattan Beach is stunning. Read the first page and sigh with immense pleasure at having started something magnificent. Set in Brooklyn around the Great Depression and WWII, we follow young Anna Kerrigan, one of the first female Naval Yard divers, as she seeks to unravel her father’s mysterious disappearance. This may seem a straightforward historical novel, but with Egan’s peerless writing and keen emotional intelligence, it plumbs the depths of human will, connection, and reinvention. - Melinda

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$22.40
ISBN: 9781476716732
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

The biggest snowstorm in history hits New York in January 2016. In its midst, two aging professors and one young undocumented immigrant find themselves thrown together into an adventure none of them expected. Over the course of a few days, the storm, and their lives—from Chile to Guatemala to Brazil—will be woven together in personal tragedy and national revolution. A timely story, with unexpected twists of nature. - Jocelyn

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501178139
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Published: Atria Books - October 31st, 2017

This prequel to Hoffman’s ever-beloved Practical Magic traces the adolescent years of the three Owens siblings—the descendants of a witch and a witch-hunter—as they discover their secret, feared ancestral gift. What begins with whimsical wishes and parlor tricks spirals into the manifestation of the Owens’ curse: to their bloodline, falling in love is fatal. Hoffman’s quick storytelling is as delightful as ever, mystical yet light-footed, weaving family lore into the teens’ journeys of self-acceptance. - Julia

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781501137471
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 10th, 2017

An in-depth study on human behavior, Berger provides study after study that will have you questioning the reasons behind your preferences. Why do certain names become popular? Why do we buy certain brands? Why are we attracted to certain colors? The answers to those questions are not what you might think. Surprising and informative, check this one out! - Grace

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Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476759739
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 20th, 2017

Much like Hannibal himself, this book punches far above its weight class. Although stripped for brevity, it hits with the impact of a tome two or three times its size. Hunt deftly tells the story, both personal and public, of one of the world’s greatest generals. - Ian

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781439102176
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 11th, 2017

As a fan of both books about the 1920s and books about magic, this novel is firmly in my literary wheelhouse. I really enjoyed how the story swapped between the main characters who were on either side of the law. Joan as a magic bootlegger trying to provide for her family and Alex, an undercover cop, trying to gain redemption for his father's crimes. - Karena

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ISBN: 9781481410342
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Published: Saga Press - January 31st, 2017

When teenager Lucinda Hayes is found murdered in her suburban town, all eyes shift to her quiet and decidedly different neighbor, Cameron Whitley. But in this perfectly-paced, suspenseful novel, the reader is kept guessing of the true nature of their connection and helps us realize that what we see on the surface might not always be the truth.  Danya Kukafka’s breakout debut will grab you early on and propel you to the finish where you just want to re-read it all over again. - Casey

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Girl in Snow Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501144370
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 1st, 2017

In a small town along the Mississippi coast, one American family struggles with the ebbs and flows of a roller-coaster life grappling with addiction, connection, imprisonment, belonging and multi-generational strife. Jesmyn Ward, author of National Book Award winner Salvage the Bones, writes with gloriously, lyrical prose – a true mix of magical realism and honest observation of human nature which fully demonstrates that she is one of the greatest American authors writing today. - Casey

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$20.80
ISBN: 9781501126062
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

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