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The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Hilarious and poignant, the fascinating novel brings us into the strange world of Cheryl Glickman, whose awkward, anxiety-fueled tendencies make us cringe in discomfort--or from the realization that we see ourselves in her thoughts and behaviors. The prose is smart and evocative, leaving the reader with new insights about what it means to love and be loved. - Kristi

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781439172575
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Published: Scribner - September 8th, 2015

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

This lovely and lyrical novel circles around a village tavern along the Thames after the mysterious happenings of a stormy night. An ensemble of unique characters reckon with the impossible, the power of storytelling, and the complexities of family in this warm feel-good tale. Brilliant use of folklore. - Clara

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780743298070
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - December 4th, 2018

The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain

A great introduction to Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, neural networks and machine learning. Hussain is a well-known AI technologist and entrepreneur. He presents a comprehensive view of the potential benefits and dangers of AI in a well written and easy to understand format. Recommended for anyone interested in what is coming in this field a few years down the road. - Trey

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ISBN: 9781501144684
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Published: Scribner - November 6th, 2018

The Birth of Loud by Ian S. Port

Throughout this fascinating history of the electric guitar and the rivalry between Leo Fender and Les Paul, the rich detail and description allow the reader to hear legends like Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix play the instruments that revolutionized rock music. This genre-crossing book will satisfy readers of postwar American history to music enthusiasts and beyond. - Kristi

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The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501141652
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Published: Scribner - January 15th, 2019

Hollywood's Eve by Lili Anolik

Eve Babitz was the bold, wild and unapologetic party girl of the '60's and '70's L.A. scene. Her involvement with a stream of famous actors and musicians set the stage for her work as an artist and writer. This enthusiastic biography is a fun informative read for fans of Eve and those new to her. - Trey

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501125799
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Published: Scribner - January 8th, 2019

Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

Believe the hype – this book is for you, whether master chef or master microwaver. More than recipes (though we’ve got that too) Nosrat shares with you the secret: cooking is salt, fat, acid, and heat. Easily explaining science and taste behind each component, I now understand my recipes. More importantly, I can cook, to the point of fixing – or inventing – a delicious dish. - Jocelyn

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By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

As You Wish by Cary Elwes

The Princess Bride is a very nearly perfect movie, As You Wish will make your millionth viewing even better. Elwes gives us a look at the great churning machine that is movie making. There's a bit about the filming of the Miracle Max scene that had me snorting my drink out my nose, I was laughing so hard. The entire book is worth that chapter. - J

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By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476764047
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Published: Atria Books - October 4th, 2016

The Field written by Baptist Paul, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara

In a dirt field, amidst the cows, a wild and passionate game of soccer (fútbol!) commences, only stopping when the mamas’ calls to dinner become insistent. Full of energy and life, this fun picture book is a tribute to play in all its variations, obstacles, and satisfactions. Baptiste Paul lets us know the field is calling in this vibrant story, set in the Caribbean and relevant everywhere. Ages 3–7. - Tera

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780735843127
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Published: NorthSouth Books - March 6th, 2018

Between the Lines written by Sandra Neil Wallace, illustrated by Bryan Collier

I can’t read this picture book without tearing up. Ernie Barnes had a lifelong wish to be an artist but poverty kept him tied to paid work. His talent at football took him into the professional leagues, where coaches often caught him sketching on the bench. Facing constant adversity, Ernie refused to settle for what the world told him he should do. Bryan Collier, one of my favorite illustrators, created the mixed media art, and it’s vital and delightful and surprising on every page. This is a powerful story of stamina and inner strength. Grades 2–5. - Tera

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ISBN: 9781481443876
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 23rd, 2018

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

This hard-hitting, brief, impactful novel is perfect for teens who want something raw and (secretly) full of heart. Will has been adrift since he lost his dad, and he doesn’t know it until he comes up against the fresh pain of one of his classmates at Mountain High School. Unable to turn away, he finds out he still cares deeply about other people, and in the process realizes he’s not a lost cause. A beautiful, subtly uplifting book for teens who want real talk. Ages 13 and up. - Tera

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ISBN: 9781481476560
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 15th, 2018

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