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When I think of who we need to make sense of the challenges facing our democracy, the preeminent presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is at the top of my list. Chronicling the leadership of her best-studied subjects—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson—Goodwin masterfully details the commonalities that linked their leadership even with their widely differing upbringings and challenges. Ultimately, Goodwin showcases the moral purpose and resilience necessary to shepherd our nation forward. - Casey

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Leadership: In Turbulent Times Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781476795928
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 18th, 2018

“The difficulty of transcending poverty is the message behind this personal history of growing up in the dusty farmlands of Kansas, where ‘nothing was more painful...than true things being denied’.... The takeaway? The working poor don’t need our pity; they need to be heard above the din of cliché and without so-called expert interpretation. Smarsh’s family are expert enough to correct any misunderstandings about their lives.” —Oprah.com

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133091
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Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

In this acclaimed biography, Blight draws on archival records to trace Frederick Douglass’s life from his escape from slavery to his work as an orator traveling the country during Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era. “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom is a triumph—elegantly written, with much new material about one of the most famous and important men in modern history. David Blight has created a vibrant and convincing portrait of a towering figure who was also, Blight says, ‘thoroughly and beautifully human.’ A great American gets the stellar biography he deserves from one our country’s greatest historians.” —Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781416590316
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know, award-winning author Colm Tóibín (The Master, Brooklyn) profiles the fathers of three great Irish writers— Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, and James Joyce—as a lens through which to view his country’s literary tradition. “Three compelling portraits...a short but entertaining, thoroughly engaging study on the agony of filial influence.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476785172
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Published: Scribner - October 30th, 2018

On the day I turned 2, Chernobyl was struck by disaster. Three days later, hidden among the news and chaos, the Los Angeles Public Library was in flames. Two thousand degrees, more than a million books destroyed or damaged, and the source of the fire unknown. Susan Orlean centers her book on the fire and then moves outward to include librarians past and present, the role of a library in a community, and our own relationships with books. Like Orlean’s other books, there is some crime, some travelling, fascinating people, and an amazing tangle of details. - Rachel

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The Library Book Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476740188
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Cigarette smoke and shadows tie together this graphic fantasy from acclaimed novelist Saladin Ahmed and artist Sami Kavela. Journalist Elena Abbott, armed with a camera and the truth, finds herself pitted not only against the injustice and police brutality of 1970’s Detroit, but also against a dark magic that is haunting her past and home. A winning cast and a noir story with a funky backbeat. - Jocelyn

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Abbott Cover Image
By Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivela (Illustrator), Jason Wordie (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684152452
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Published: BOOM! Studios - October 30th, 2018

Krug’s graphic memoir packs a powerful historical punch. As a German born two generations after the Holocaust, she struggles with her country’s atrocious past and the ambiguity of her family’s own involvement. Through vivid text and graphics, historical photos and documents, layering memory and story with poignancy, she seeks the truth and delves deep into her family’s history. Krug does the hard work to bring the personal past back to life and ask how one shapes one’s identity and finds one’s sense of home in its midst. Beautifully done in every way. - Melinda

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Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476796628
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Published: Scribner - October 2nd, 2018

It’s time to celebrate: Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan (authors of Oh Joy Sex Toy) have a sex ed book! With pink, friendly tones, an upbeat attitude, and the always positive and diverse “masturbateers,” these comics cover everything from self-exploration, consent, and protection, to practical techniques for whatever sexy times you’re drawn to. - Jocelyn

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Drawn to Sex: The Basics Cover Image
By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan, Erika Moen (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781620105443
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Published: Limerence Press - November 6th, 2018

A journal, a satchel, and an old photograph are all mysteriously connected, and something inside Elodie Winslow needs to know how they fit together. Her search unearths an unsolved crime that has been nearly forgotten in the 150 years since it took place. Morton has created a vivid tale that spans generations and weaves together a large and varied cast of characters. This is the perfect read for anyone who likes a touch of mystery in their historical fiction. - Jade

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The Clockmaker's Daughter: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451649390
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Published: Atria Books - October 9th, 2018

Sometimes the most satisfying reads are the ones that can pack a punch in short form. Kate Walbert’s new novel, His Favorites, is a telling novella of a #metoo moment in the hallways of an elite New England boarding school. The story of Jo, a young girl facing the fact that she accidentally killed her best friend before facing the attention and abuse of a teacher at the school where she flees to rebuild her life, showcases how women not only carry these injustices but also carry the weight of their inner lives through these moments. A relevant and powerful tale. - Casey

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His Favorites: A Novel Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781476799391
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Published: Scribner - August 14th, 2018

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