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"A luminous, Marquez-esque tale" (O, The Oprah Magazine) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Museum of Extraordinary Things a forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro--the Father of Impressionism.
Longlisted for the National Book Award
New York Times Bestseller
A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip apart our social fabric
Kirkus Award Finalist
Schneider Family Book Award Winner
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires--literally--in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King - Johnson Steptoe Award.
New York Times Best Seller
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend.
Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves. "The New York Times Book Review"
The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.
A beautifully illustrated poem that captures the magic of The Book of Kells and the tradition of illumination for young readers. Plus, it has a cat in it, and who doesn't love cats?
A magical fantasy epic that centers around the power of love, this story is full of classic archetypes with plenty of fresh approaches and satisfying twists for middle grade readers. With lots of strong female characters and nontradition male perspectives, this book does an excellent job of letting people's actions, rather than their genders, define them. Just scary enough to stay interesting, this book is, at its heart, sweet in the best way.
Richly illustrated and beautifully told, Little Night Cat tells a heart-warming story of unconditional giving, and unconditional love. A great story for lovers of music, animals and/or philanthropists of all ages. This book might just bring a (happy) tear to your eye!
The Female of the Species has all of the elements of a typical teen coming of age story (boys, best friends and the dreaded popular crowd), but with a darkness and realism that hits home a little uncomfortably. Alex Craft turns her small town on its head when her inability to tolerate the dehumanizing and violent treatment of women forces people to see how pervasive the influence of rape culture is in their town, and today's society at large. Equal parts empowering and horrifying, this book is a timely story that is sure to start a conversation.
A timeless classic beautifully bound and illustrated. The Hobbit will always hold a special place in my heart and this edition is a great way to introduce this story to younger readers. Perfect for bedtime reading, which was Tolkien's original intent when he wrote this story to amuse his own children!
Every little one needs a great dinosaur primer! Dinoblock has brightly colored illustrations and peek ahead pages that make this book interactive and fun to read. My favorite part, though? Each dinosaur's name includes a pronunciation guide!
Bloom is not your average fairy! While she certainly has wings and magical abilities, she also has muddy boots and heavy steps, which not everyone in the kingdom appreciates. When the kingdom needs help, though, Bloom is happy to step in and help, guiding a young apprentice who fears her new-found skills will go unnoticed. When the little girl asks Bloom what an ordinary girl like her should tell the kingdom, Bloom advises her to tell them, "There is no such thing as an ordinary girl." An empowering twist on fairy tales that EVERY little girl should read!
A poetic and scientifically backed story that is full of beauty and humility. Bailey manages to pull the reader into the slow pace of not only her snail companion, but also of her own illness which has resulted in her careful study of the small forest snail that she shares a room with for a season. This book left me feeling peaceful and grateful for the world around me and my lot in life. Easily the best book I have read this year!
"In this latest text of her magisterial corpus, Angela Davis puts forward her brilliant analyses and resilient witness here and abroad. In a clear and concise manner, she embodies and enacts intersectionality a structural intellectual and political response to the dynamics of violence, White Supremacy, patriarchy, state power, capitalist markets, and imperial policies." Dr. Cornel West, from the Foreword
"Whether you've grown up with the courage and conscience of Angela Davis, or are discovering her for the first time, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle is a small book that will be a huge help in daily life and action, from exposing the "prison industrial complex" that she named long ago to understanding that leaders are only leaders if they empower others. She herself exposes facts and makes connections, but also leads in the most important way by example." Gloria Steinem
Stories like Core's not only address the themes of love and connection without cliche, but they teach the readers through unique and often misunderstood vantages. Beautiful, clear prose that will resonate with readers of any age, gender, and sexual orientation. Winner of the 2015 Whiting Award for Fiction celebrating best emerging writers; previous winners including Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace.
Patti was a poet and a dreamer long before she became "the godmother of punk." Her memoir of early days in NYC is defiant and vulnerable, read as between memory and fantasy, verse and prose.
What is the soul? What color is it?
In Imagination in Place, we travel to the local cultures of several writers important to Berry's life and work, from Wallace Stegner's great West and Ernest Gaines's Louisiana plantation life to Donald Hall's New England, and on to the Western frontier as seen through the Far East lens of Gary Snyder.
Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since.
My friends and I use this cookbook regularly--great recipes and great photography. Home cooked Indian food!!
Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction
Named one of the best books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review and the Wall Street Journal
Few poets are as simultaneously plain-spoken and profound as Philip Levine. This collection, his last before his death in 2015, is a fitting end to an incredible career. Levine's distinctly American voice is tender, honest, and powerful, and his legacy as one of our greatest poets is without question.
In the ebullient style that made him one of the most popular scientists of his age, Richard Feynman gives us a spectacular crash course in physics. From balance and momentum to his groundbreaking work in quantum electrodynamics, Feynman continually elucidates each of his "pieces" with style, wit, and his trademark vigor.
From the staff of the now defunct but highly influential rap mag Ego Trip is what I consider the greatest book ever written on the subject. Packed with amazing facts, infinite hip-hop wisdom, and the collective's smart-ass sensibility, it's a book you can pick up and put down until the spine breaks. They don't call themselves "the arrogant voice of musical truth" for nothing.
"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." Eimear McBride, "New Statesman"
A "New York Times" Bestseller
Nominated for the National Book Award, Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and Winner of the Alex Award, "One of the Most Compelling Books of the Year" (Blake Butler, "Vice")
From one of the great comic innovators, the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision. Richard McGuire's Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.
(With full-color illustrations throughout.)
The Basis For The New HBO Documentary. A National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.
A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*** to Sleep, a rollicking, frenetic and hilarious jaunt (San Francisco Chronicle) and anAmazon Best Book of the Month
Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse.
The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figures
A New York Times bestseller
This beautiful children's book illustrates the touching friendship between a lion and a bird. When the bird has to fly south for winter, the lion is afraid of what will come of their relationship. It ends with the notion that "sometimes life is like that"- an important reminder for children and adults.
This book- perfect for children and adults- is so great on so many different levels. Although the characters are shapes, Silverstein uses them in a brilliant way to tell a heart-warming story. This book tells the story of a missing piece on a journey to find the shape to make it whole. It is amusing, depressing, magical, and uplifting all at the same time. Children may find the story amusing, but adults may find it also exemplifies the pressure and struggle of finding the perfect partner.
Friendship! Adventure! Girl power! In this middle grade graphic novel series, a group of friends follow leads on a potentially dangerous mystery at their summer camp for "hardcore lady types". These ladies represent diversity in race, gender, sexuality, and personality; however, all are great examples of strong, caring, and open- minded leaders. Even aside from all the positive implications, this series is also a fun adventure story that will keep you on the edge of your feet!
In this hilarious graphic novel memior, Allie Brosh uses comedy to talk about depression in a realistic and progressive way. It definitely made me laugh and cry at the same time. And as a plus- this book features two hilarious and lovable messed up dogs. What more could you ask for?
This beautiful but brutal book of poetry is moving to say the least. Kaur takes you ona journey of self-acceptance, love and loss, and healing through her poetic style and images. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to grow, most of all young woman and feminists.
This book is perfect for lovers of art, feminism, and memoirs! Although I have always been intrigued and inspired by her preformance art, Marina Abramovic lets her readers into the deep, personal aspects of her life. This was a book I did not want to put down and stayed with me long after. I found that the more Marina discovered about herself, the more I learned about myself as well.
Ish tells the story of a young artist, Ramon, who's insecurities & doubt get in the way of his love of drawing, until he gets some unexpected advice from his biggest fan. Reynolds' remind us all that what makes art interesting is the artist's unique perspective. As part of the Reynolds' Creatrilogy, Ish is perfect for a young artist, or anyone suffering from the "I Can'ts."
Written by the author of the classic Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, and illustrated by Christian Robinson of this year's Newberry winner, Last Stop on Market Street, The Dead Bird is a simple book about an emotionally complex situation. A group of children playing discover a dead bird in the park. They are concerned, they are curious, and they are in mourning. Together, they find their own way to pay respects to the bird and move on.
A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series.
Nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2017 Edgar Award
Doomed to or blessed with eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem.
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice--not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.
The nightmare no parent could endure. The case no detective could solve. The twist no reader could predict.
For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again.
In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout.
Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history
The first collection from a Whiting Writers Award winner whose work has become a fixture of The Paris Review and n+1
It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire.
Helen DeWitt's 2000 debut, The Last Samurai, was "destined to become a cult classic" (Miramax). The enterprising publisher sold the rights in twenty countries, so "Why not just, 'destined to become a classic?'" (Garth Risk Hallberg) And why must cultists tell the uninitiated it has nothing to do with Tom Cruise?
Poetry. "To enter into these poems one must be fully committed, as the poet is, to seeing this world as it is, to staying with it, moment by moment, day by day. Yet these poems hold a dark promise: this is how you can do it, but you must be fully engaged, which means you must be fully awake, you must wake up inside it.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Best Novel
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the choices--both personal and professional--they have so far made.
Seattle Times, Minnesota Star Tribune, Huffington Post, andPublishers Weekly. From quite possibly America's best living writer of short stories (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking down the barriers between the workaday and the divine.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America's greatest generals--and most misunderstood presidents
Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book Prize
The legendary writer's first collection in more than ten years and, finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order.
General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family.
Read like a play, you cant help but play it out in your head. The characters are a volatile pack of renegades that kind of are enchanting in their own, although slightly messed up way.
This is a book for the person who is so tired of reality. Rules for Werewolves, although not my "typical" pick was a much needed escape. It was actually fantastic to be able to level with characters who were not wrapped up in a logical thought processes.
A book about getting lost, tearing it up, and not apologizing for it.
A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America's most enduring authors
"Kagami jerks a thumb toward the Morman temple. The folks in that building, he says, believe America was first settled by a lost tribe of Israel. Your dad thinks that white people were create by an evil scientist. You never know what somebody's going to grab onto when he starts to sink, kid. Don't be too sure you know where Stanley's coming from these days."Fantastic. It's huge, but it's researched to an indescribable measure. You will think about it while you sleep. You will dream about it all day long. Most days I could not wait to get back to reading it. This is a book that really consumes your thoughts, while on the time transcending journey within, it keeps your mind running. Martin Seay tells this story with inexplicable greatness and resounding depth. A fantastic debut novel. Anxious to see what is to come. Martin Seay is in my opinion, one of the next greats. I can't tell you what I was doing when I was reading this book, because I was not around to notice my own surroundings.
An NYRB Classics Original
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
A man questions everything--his faith, his morality, his country--as he recounts his experience as an interrogator in Iraq; an unprecedented memoir and "an act of incredible bravery" (Phil Klay)
A beautiful book of stories that tore me apart and put me back together in the span of a night in which it became impossible to put down. Unforgettable.
The Witches is completely fascinating. All history buffs will relish in it. The sheer amount of research she had to sift through, then with the added bonus of being fragmented and inconspicous; It was really hard work. Stacy Schiff tackles this completely misrepresnted era in womens and American history that was so nauseatingly, inaccurately portrayed by pop culture. Persecution is never pretty, it is ugly and kind of terrifying. She brilliantly examines " the witchhunt" mentality. Interesting and thorough.
-I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought.
ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Do you every just want to hop on your horse and take off for Mexico? If I had a dollar for every time I did, I could take like hundreds of horses to Mexico. Sigh, ok maybe not present day Mexico. I read this and re-read this when I forget what the word adventure means and forget what it means to love someone. I am a pretty romantic guy and let me tell you, if John Grady Cole came riding to me on horseback, we would be riding off into the sunset. No doubt about it. Lyrical and beautiful, deep and soulful. It will make you aware of things about yourself you had no idea of. It is a breath of fresh air, in a book.
Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery.
In time for the holidays, a single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.
"Annihilation "is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, "Authority "is the second, and "Acceptance" is the third.
Maybe the coolest photography exhibit ever. Its a close call.