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“Lutz hits a home run in this glorious exploration of friendship…. [She] portrays three fully drawn, flawed, and compelling women with fresh insight into the mysterious terrain of female friendships—a mix of shared experiences, affection, empathy, jealousy, anger, and love.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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How to Start a Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544705180
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Published: Mariner Books - May 17th, 2016

Sarai Walker’s mysterious, engaging, and politically charged story about a woman who is sick of waiting for her perfect life to begin is pitched to perfection. It’s obvious from the first page that a major amount of lived experience shaped the story—as I read I was nodding in recognition so often I got a little dizzy. I’m also madly in love with this book because there’s a book within the book! It’s a two for one!   —Louise

 

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ISBN: 9780544704831
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Published: Mariner Books - May 24th, 2016

“Every now and then a new book comes along that throws a switch on our historical valences and makes us see ourselves anew. The Other Slavery is one such book. Much as Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee did when it first appeared in the early 1970s, Andrés Reséndez’s carefully sifted work fundamentally reshapes our understanding of a great enduring mystery: What really accounts for the swift and tragic demise of our continent’s indigenous peoples?” —Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder

 

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The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547640983
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 12th, 2016

We tend to think about birds and their habits on the level of species, but I can’t think of any other book that looks so intimately at the lives of individual birds and what we might learn from them. Heinrich is one of the best nature writers working today, and this book in particular is such a treat. It made me look at my feathered neighbors in an entirely new way.  —Kat

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One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544387638
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 12th, 2016

Get ready to meet your new best friends: charismatic and talented brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott. If you haven’t seen their popular home redesign show on HGTV, this book will be the perfect introduction to their magical world of designing a dream home on a budget. The Property Brothers, drawing on their years of experience, include tips and tricks for room design as well as advice about how to save money on the things you need to turn your house into your dream home. Consider this your new homeowner’s handbook.  —Megan

 

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Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544715677
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 4th, 2016

I didn’t really know what makes a sandwich a Cambodian sandwich until I got a sneak peek into Num Pang, which already has my mouth watering. Num Pang has far more than just delicious sandwiches. There are chapters on setting up your pantry, on the different proteins and vegetables used in the recipes, on side dishes, sandwiches (of course), and even drinks! Blood orange lemonade, anyone?  —Megan

 

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Num Pang: Bold Recipes from New York City's Favorite Sandwich Shop Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544534315
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 17th, 2016

Sara Baume has written a remarkable debut novel. With lyrical yet exacting prose, she unfolds the inner thoughts and history of a downtrodden older man, the town misfit, as he finds meaningful relationship with One Eye, the scruffy dog he adopts. Both loners and outcasts, their poignant story is told through the course of a country year and its seasons, and as one might suspect, they do not play lightly with your heart.  —Melinda

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ISBN: 9780544716193
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 8th, 2016

This book is a classic. A collection of short stories by the poet Gary Soto, it shows how small daily events in our lives can have a much larger meaning. Based on his own experiences as a child in the Central Valley, this is a quiet, insightful book that tells the stories of eleven Latino children growing up in Fresno. It’s a lovely book that any child can relate to.  —Flannery

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Baseball in April and Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152025670
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 1st, 2000

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 centennial of the Easter Rising, 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. I couldn’t put it down.  —Ivy

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The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544272880
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 1st, 2016

A fascinating and unusual story of World War II, told through the perspective of…books. Desperate for diversion, and fighting an enemy who burned books publicly, American soldiers wanted to read. Publishers came together to produce cheap, portable paperbacks of bestselling and classic titles that fit the pockets of a soldier. The effect that those books had on the war and on an entire generation of soldiers cannot be overstated. I promise you’ve never read a history book like this before. —Kat

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When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544570405
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Published: Mariner Books - October 27th, 2015

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