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Cool Is Everywhere New and Adaptive Design Across America by Michel Arnaud

Kind of a cross between “how to save your medium-sized city” and “architectural repurposing porn,” this book by an architectural photographer has almost got me ready to head out on the road to see what other kinds of awesome I’ve been missing. Case studies highlight Oakland, Portland, Austin, and Denver in the West as well as Rust Belt jewels and Southern revitalization in action. Cool Is Everywhere discusses gentrification and the unequal distribution of the benefits of urban recovery, but mostly it’s a naked-brick-and-stripped-hardwood-floor blueprint for saving your city, one abandoned factory at a time.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781419738227
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 2nd, 2020

Intangibles Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry by Joan Ryan

Team chemistry makes or breaks a team. That’s my takeaway from sports columnist Joan Ryan’s fascinating new book, Intangibles. Inspired by the 1989 San Francisco Giants’ improbable run to the World Series, Ryan spent the last 10 years looking at all kinds of players, from superstars to journeymen, to uncover the archetypal roles they serve on their teams: the sparkplug, the sage, the kid, the enforcer, the buddy, the jester, the warrior. The chemistry that comes from that magical mix of players who inspire, support, and believe in each other can’t manufacture talent, but it does maximize whatever talent a team has. And you’re not going to go far without it. 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316434935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 28th, 2020

Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate by Mark Kurlansky

Kurlansky has long been praised for his all-encompassing microhistories of singular items with bestselling books like Salt and Cod but he has outdone himself here with this gorgeous, full-color, heavily-photographed gift book, Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate from Patagonia. As always, his writing is thoughtful, personable, and knowledgeable. Kurlansky explores the history of this remarkable fish and our relationship with it across centuries and around the world, as well as the environmental issues that challenge it, presenting an engaging must-read that inextricably ties the survival of salmon to that of our planet. An astonishing call-to-arms.

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ISBN: 9781938340864
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Published: Patagonia - March 3rd, 2020

The End of White Politics How to Heal Our Liberal Divide by Zerlina Maxwell

In her highly anticipated book, MSNBC analyst Zerlina Maxwell, who worked on both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns, challenges us to look at the problems not of the right, but of the left—including white privilege, income inequality, and racism. Most especially, she argues that the Democratic party’s struggle to engage women and communities of color because of its preoccupation with catering to the white male working class, is the flaw that prevents true progress from succeeding. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780306873614
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Published: Hachette Books - July 7th, 2020

Brother Robert Growing Up with Robert Johnson by Annye C. Anderson

This is the touching, first-hand account of the family life of Delta blues legend Robert Johnson from the perspective of Annye Anderson, his half-sister. Johnson died when she was 12, but with the help of a steel-trap memory and documents, Anderson shows us a side we haven’t much seen of the talented musician. She may not know what he did on the road, but she helps us meet the man he was with the people who mattered the most.

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ISBN: 9780306845260
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Published: Hachette Books - June 9th, 2020

The New One Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad

Can something painful be funny? Can you really only have one slice of pizza? Can something that feels horrible turn out to be wonderful? Can fish text? Birbiglia asks these questions and more in his honest, funny, and emotionally fraught exploration of parenthood and what it has meant to him and to his wife. Fans of his will appreciate the new stories, as well as poems from his wife, and if you don’t know anything about this awkward sleepwalker, I encourage you to check him out.

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By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538701515
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020

The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

I’ve been hooked on Louisa Morgan since I first picked up A Secret History of Witches last year. The Age of Witches is her third foray into magical historical fiction and, in my opinion, her best. Reconstruction-era New York and Victorian England are brought to vivid life as we weave our way through the social niceties (and not-so-niceties) of families and stepfamilies, marriage, and the social expectations of women of the era while expertly adding in a beautiful thread of magic and female companionship. 

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ISBN: 9780316419512
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Published: Redhook - April 7th, 2020

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Three paragraphs were all it took to pull me all the way into this intriguing portal fantasy. The entire book, Alix Harrow’s debut novel, lives up to the promise of its auspicious beginning. Set in the early 1900s, The Ten Thousand Doors of January transports the reader through secret magic openings to places of wonder and mystery. This is a book about books, a story about stories, a tale of courage, love, and family ties across time and space. Imaginative and enchanting!

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ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards by Bong Joon Ho

While watching the Oscars, my mom told me not to scream if Parasite won Best Picture. So I just didn't breathe for about 30 seconds. Bong Joon Ho’s movie is a masterpiece of modern filmmaking and a potent, timely commentary on class warfare, no matter the geographic location. Bong mixes genres like a master chef creating a perfect dish, blending thriller, horror, and sociopolitical commentary. I’m so excited to get my hands on this glimpse into his creative process and to spend even more time yelling about this incredible film. 

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ISBN: 9781538753255
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 19th, 2020

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

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ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

This Is How You Lose the Time War combines war via time travel (think Haldeman’s The Forever War), a love story between agents on opposite sides, and the epistolary novel (Les Liaisons dangereuses / Dangerous Liaisons, Griffin & Sabine). Exciting word play, and the intriguing letter delivery methods, made me look forward to the next epistle as much as the main characters did. —Dave

 


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