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The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

The tangled love lives of a school English department are rudely interrupted by a grisly murder in this standalone mystery. Fans of gothic suspense, British humour, and books rich with literary references will love this, as will those who, like me, have never recovered from their teenage fascination with what's really happening behind the teacher's lounge door. An excellent starting point to discover Griffiths' immensely satisfying style. Excuse me while I devour her back catalogue. - Ilana

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ISBN: 9781328577856
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 5th, 2019

Liquid Rules by Mark Miodownik

Miodownik is back with the same delightful formula as Stuff Matters, my all-time favorite material sciences book. This book tackles liquids: the unstable, ever-changing force in our lives. Each chapter is framed around a liquid experienced onboard an airplane. From jet fuel to complementary tea to display screens (yes, liquid too!), this is for the daydreamer fascinated by the world around them. - Clara

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ISBN: 9780544850194
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 19th, 2019

The New Well-Tempered Sentence by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

Quite certainly the spiciest use of commas in an educational text. An example of commas between independent clauses: I won’t rise to the occasion, but I’ll slide over to it. Even more ambiguously suggestive: He told her he belonged to another, yet his pajamas clung to her tights. Also the probably immoral, yet proper, usage of semicolons, hyphens, apostrophes, and the dreaded ellipses. - Dave

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ISBN: 9780618382019
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Published: Mariner Books - September 19th, 2003

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan

For four hundred years to be Irish in Ireland was a crime. Its people, stubborn to a fault, did not take to fetters gently. Thomas Francis Meagher ached for a free Ireland though he spent most of his life in exile. Just in time for the Easter Rising centennial, Egan writes about Meagher with a fervor to match the man’s need for freedom. Meagher’s almost unbelievable life lit a fire in me. - Ivy

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ISBN: 9780544944831
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Published: Mariner Books - March 7th, 2017

The Best American Food Writing 2018 edited by Ruth Reichl

This compilation of essays transcends the stereotypical expectation that food writing has to be light, fluffy, and simple. While there is plenty of gastronomical content, the topics covered here range from feminism, to body image, to politics, to race. The depth and importance of this book, and the effect that it had on me, far exceeded my expectations. - Jade

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By Ruth Reichl (Editor), Silvia Killingsworth (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781328662248
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Published: Mariner Books - October 2nd, 2018

Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan

Dorie Greenspan is a renowned baker but she is also a fantastic cook (as evidenced in her previous book, Around My French Table, which won the IACP Cookbook of the Year award). In Everyday Dorie, she shares recipes for the kinds of food she likes to make for herself, her friends, and her family every day—from soups and salads to vegetable and meat dishes and, happily, desserts. Greenspan is charming and unpretentious (both on and off the page), and her joy is infectious. You’ll wish you were a guest at her house, but this is the next best thing. - S.B.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780544826984
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 23rd, 2018

...And Then You Die of Dysentery by Lauren Reeves

Elementary school computer lab was for traveling the trail and stoically watching your best friends died of snakebite, exhaustion, a broken leg, and, yes, dysentery. In this fun book, comedian Lauren Reeves leans into ’90s nostalgia with quirky, snarky lessons from the beloved Oregon Trail computer game. Who knew that the dangers of the trail are the same things we face in life? - Clara

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By Lauren Reeves, Jude Buffum (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781328624390
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 16th, 2018

How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery (The Soul of an Octopus) has led a rich life, full of good creatures, and she has generously shared her experiences throughout the years. This lovely book describes some of the most beloved and memorable critters she has known and the lessons and knowledge she has gained from them. We’ve all had our lives enriched by animals and for better or worse, we are intricately tied to the nature around us. Montgomery helps us feel what we gain from those connections to animals. - Rachel

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By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544938328
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

Why We Dream by Alice Robb

Why We Dream is an illuminating, surprising, often astounding look at the purpose and power of dreams. I hadn’t even finished by the time I was convinced to start my own dream journal. This is a beautiful work of science writing that will change the way you think of your own nightly voyage.” —David Epstein, best-selling author of The Sports Gene

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ISBN: 9780544931213
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 20th, 2018

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Friends, this is it. This is the book we’ve been waiting for. And now I can’t get it out of my head, and the pit of my stomach, and my aching heart. It is that good, that gorgeous, that brutal, surreal, tender, enlightening, bitingly funny, and unbelievably truthful. And it’s short stories, so I urge you to savor them one at a time, if you can. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is here, and I say not a moment too soon. - Melinda

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

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