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Cat Kid Comic Club: From the Creator of Dog Man Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338712766
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Published: Graphix - December 1st, 2020

A pioneering new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of the internationally bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series.


Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580059510
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?


Dead Astronauts: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250758217
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Published: Picador - December 1st, 2020

A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST

Jeff VanderMeer's Dead Astronauts presents a City with no name of its own where, in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways. At stake: the fate of the future, the fate of Earth—all the Earths.


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In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties


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On the Come Up Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062498588
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 1st, 2020

#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book


Long Bright River Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525540687
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 1st, 2020

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, PARADE, REAL SIMPLE, and BUZZFEED

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Thirty Names of Night: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982121495
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Published: Atria Books - November 24th, 2020

Named Best Book of the Year by Bustle
Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by The Millions, Electric Literature, and HuffPost
Named Best Book of Fall by USA TODAY, PopSugar, Alma, and Goodreads

The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (The N


How to Raise an Elephant: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (21) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #21) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524749361
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Published: Pantheon - November 24th, 2020

In this latest installment in the cherished No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe must balance family obligations with the growing needs of one of Charlie’s pet projects.
 


Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10): A Louisiana Purchase Tale Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419746918
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 24th, 2020

Unlocked Book 8.5 (Keeper of the Lost Cities) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534463424
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Published: Aladdin - November 17th, 2020

Book 8.5 in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series delivers what fans of the series have been begging for!


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The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399590610
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Published: One World - November 17th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.


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Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"One of the funniest books of the year. . . . A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." —The Washington Post


I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538745359
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 17th, 2020

From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more.


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High School Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250758187
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Published: Picador - November 17th, 2020

From the iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their humble beginnings


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Red Sands: Reportage and Recipes through Central Asia, from Hinterland to Heartland Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9781787134829
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - November 17th, 2020

"Caroline Eden is an extraordinarily creative and gifted writer. Red Sands captures the sights, tastes and feel of Central Asia so well that when reading this book I was sometimes convinced I was there in person. A wonderful book from start to finish." Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads


The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062662620
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Published: Harper Voyager - November 17th, 2020

The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F.


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Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589720
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Published: Random House - November 17th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A powerful work of visual nonfiction about three generations of an Apache family struggling to protect sacred land from a multinational mining corporation, by MacArthur “Genius” and National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, the acclaimed author of Thunder & Lightning.


The Bright and Breaking Sea (A Captain Kit Brightling Novel #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806680
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Published: Berkley - November 17th, 2020

Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to a stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery.
 


The California Field Atlas: Deluxe Edition Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9781597145237
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Published: Heyday Books - November 17th, 2020

A new classic gets the deluxe treatment


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Dearly: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

A new book of poetry from internationally acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT


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An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656012
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens," The Washington Post)—a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement.


Moonflower Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062955456
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Published: Harper - November 10th, 2020

Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life.


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Black Hole Survival Guide Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9780525658221
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

From the acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space--an authoritative and accessible guide to the most alluring and challenging phenomena of contemporary science.


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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller! 

Chosen as one of Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club! 

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.


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Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls: Women, Music and Fame Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781627794909
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 10th, 2020

"Indispensable [reading] about the feminine journey through a man's world"
USA Today

An intimate look at the lives of our most celebrated female musicians
—and their challenges with fame—from a legendary music journalist


Essays One Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781250758156
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Published: Picador - November 10th, 2020

A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis


The Factory Witches of Lowell Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250756565
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Published: Tordotcom - November 10th, 2020

C. S. Malerich's The Factory Witches of Lowell is a riveting historical fantasy about witches going on strike in the historical mill-town of Lowell, Massachusetts.


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Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives: A Cookbook Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780593233535
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 10th, 2020

From the host of the beloved Netflix series Time to Eat and winner of The Great British Baking Show come over 100 time-smart recipes to tackle family mealtime.


This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641292696
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Published: Soho Press - November 10th, 2020

“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne Lamott


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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250800466
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 10th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”


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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named One of The Best Books of 2020 by NPR's Fresh Air * Publishers Weekly * Marie Claire * Redbook * Vogue * Kirkus Reviews * Book Riot * Bustle

A Recommended Book by The New York Times * The Washington Post * Booklist * The Boston Globe * Amazon * Goodreads * Buzzfeed * Town & Country * Refinery29 * BookRiot * CrimeR


Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735221253
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Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller

From the bestselling author of The Cost of These Dreams


The Lady Brewer of London: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063008243
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 10th, 2020

An unforgettable historical tale set in fifteenth-century England of a brilliant woman’s defiance, courage, and ingenuity—from the author of The Locksmith’s Daughter and The Chocolate Maker’s Wife


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One Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984881168
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Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller!

“Rapinoe's 'signature pose' from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is synonymous to the feeling we got when finishing this book: heart full, arms wide and ready to take up space in this world.”—USA Today 

 


The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781788738910
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Published: Verso - November 10th, 2020

A literary history of walking From Dickens to Zizek

There is no such thing as the wrong step; every time we walk we are going somewhere. Moving around the modern city becomes more than from getting from A to B, but a way of understanding who and where you are. In a series of riveting intellectual rambles, Matthew Beaumont, retraces a history of the walker.


The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review 

David Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected by the author himself, and including a new essay

New York Times Book Review Editor


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Olive, Again: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812986471
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 3rd, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.


Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501161162
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 3rd, 2020

In this “little gem” (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy.


Yo Quiero Mi Sombrero Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9788418133244
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Published: Nubeocho - November 3rd, 2020

D nde puede estar el sombrero del oso? Y si alguien lo hubiera robado? El oso pregunta a otros animales si lo vieron. Todos responden que no. Entonces, un ciervo hace una pregunta que despierta la memoria del oso... encontrar al ladr n?


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Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593087275
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK


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The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062868084
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2020

“One of the most captivating novels of the year.” – Washington Post 

NATIONAL BESTSELLER


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The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452182698
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 27th, 2020

Named one of the Best Fall Cookbooks 2020 by The New York Times, Eater, Epicurious, Food & Wine, Saveur, CNN Travel, The Kitchn, Chowhound, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, NPR Here & Now, Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, The Smithsonian, SF Chronicle, LA Times, Serious Eats, New Yorker, Washington Post, and many more.


The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419748684
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Published: Amulet Books - October 27th, 2020

An instant #1 USA TodayWall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller! 

In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ​ready for the adventure of a lifetime. 

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Fortune Favors the Dead: A Novel (A Pentecost and Parker Mystery #1) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546553
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Published: Doubleday - October 27th, 2020

“[Fortune Favors the Dead has] razor-sharp style, tons of flair, a snappy sense of humor, and all the most satisfying elements of a really good noir novel, plus plenty of original twists of its own.”—Tana French


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The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food: A Cookbook Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780316480680
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Published: Voracious - October 27th, 2020

An Eater Best Cookbook of Fall 2020 • This groundbreaking new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates contemporary Black cooking in 150 extraordinarily delicious recipes.

It is long past time to recognize Black excellence in the culinary world the same way it has been celebrated in the worlds of music, spor


I'm a Gay Wizard in the City of the Nightmare King Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781989365366
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Published: Wattpad Books - October 27th, 2020

None of them expected the nightmare to continue . . .

In the sequel to I’m a Gay Wizard, V.S. Santoni imagines a world where Johnny, Hunter, Alison, and Blake are forced once again to prove that love and magic can save the day.


Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780063051331
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 27th, 2020

Instant National Bestseller


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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250770288
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 27th, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NOW UPDATED WITH A NEW CHAPTER

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.


Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982113483
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Published: Atria Books - October 27th, 2020

In this New York Times bestselling “imperative how-to for creativity” (Nick Offerman), Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.

Every Tools a Hammer is a chronicle of my lif


The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316439145
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 27th, 2020

From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures).

From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2020

Morrigan battles a new evil as a strange, frightening illness takes hold of Nevermoor in this captivating and heart-pounding third book of the instant New York Times bestselling series.


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American Utopia Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781635576689
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 27th, 2020

From former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman--an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connections between us all.

Don't miss the Spike Lee film of the Broadway hit American Utopia--on HBO.
A Beat Most Anticipated Graphic Novel of Fall 2020