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Spring Reading, 2013

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

Like plants? Like alcohol? This one’s for you! Delving into the multitudes of plants that can be transformed into alcohol, the fabulous Amy Stewart takes us through the botany, chemistry, culture, and history of each plant and alcohol, creating a wonderful, witty book as unique as some of the plants detailed within. Add cocktail recipes and gardening tips (in case you want to make your own absinthe), and you’ve got the perfect summer book!
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ISBN: 9781616200466
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2013

Girl Walks Into a Bar by Rachel Dratch

Anyone who watched SNL in the 00’s knows that Rachel Dratch is awesome, and this is the ultimate proof of that. In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, she shares childhood adventures, on-set shenanigans, and the dating disasters that eventually led to the relationship that unexpectedly made her a mom. Honest, sweet, and often completely ridiculous, Dratch proves that happily ever after is whatever you make it.
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ISBN: 9781592407576
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Published: Avery - February 5th, 2013

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

Time travel romance? Count me in! Ridgway has created an immersive world where a time travel guild helps accidental time-jumpers settle into the 21st century. Nick, formerly a 19th century aristocrat, is living comfortably in modern-day Vermont when the Guild recruits him to return to his past and do battle with their nemesis. Nick and his sweetheart Julia are drawn into an adventure with the future hanging in the balance.
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ISBN: 9780525953869
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Published: Dutton Books - April 23rd, 2013

Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung

When her sister Hannah cuts ties with the family, Janie is charged with bringing her home. Her search for Hannah leads her to learn about their parents' past and a dark secret in Hannah's childhood. The sisters' story is entwined with Korean folk tales, history, and scenes from their childhood. I was really drawn into this novel about familial duty, culture shock, and tradition.
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ISBN: 9781594486524
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

Drift by Rachel Maddow

“With her savage wit, dazzling command of facts, and eye for the absurd, Maddow tells the epic story of how American warfare came to be both never-ending and practically invisible. In the process, she revives a radically old-fashioned idea: waging war should be wrenchingly difficult for a nation, for that is what prevents unnecessary battles from being waged. This courageous book deserves to spark a national debate about the purpose of war.” —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
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ISBN: 9780307460998
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Published: Crown - March 5th, 2013

Some Assembly Required by Anne and Sam Lamott

In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life.

“Funny, insightful, irreverent…filled with humor and the author's quirky faith…Bound to do for grandmothers what the earlier book (Operating Instructions) did for mothers—bring them insight and sanity in the midst of chaos.” —The Denver Post

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ISBN: 9781594486678
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 2nd, 2013

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

From UCSC alumna Reyna Grande, “A groundbreaking addition to the literature of the Latino immigrant experience. The Distance Between Us is a book that deserves to be celebrated for its candor and for the courage of the woman who overcame so many obstacles to write it.” —Los Angeles Times

“Captivates and inspires.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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ISBN: 9781451661781
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Published: Washington Square Press - March 12th, 2013

Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow

In Subliminal, Leonard Mlodinow plunges into the realm of the unconscious mind accompanied by the latest scientific research. “A highly readable, funny, and thought-provoking travelogue by Mlodinow, a trusted traveler in this treacherous region, who leads us on a tour of the little-known country that is our unconscious mind.” —Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology
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ISBN: 9780307472250
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 2013


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