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VIEW FROM OUR SHELVES A Publication Since 1975 Rainy Day Books has provided the Greater Kansas City community with a gathering place a wellspring for ideas and creative thought and an ongoing voice for literacy and awareness We celebrated our 45th Anniversary on November 3 2020 VIEW FROM OUR SHELVES showcases titles that are new releases arriving in the month of November hand selected by us Our remodeling and reconfiguring project is nearly complete so take time to browse our recommendations virtually until we are ready to open our doors for browsing We always say there s a book for every reader and this catalog is just the beginning of what we have to offer Please share this catalog link with your friends and family If you find it useful let us know by dropping us a line at mailbox RainyDayBooks com Thank you Volume 1 Issue 4 November 2020

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VIEW FROM OUR SHELVES Newly Released Titles from Rainy Day Books A selection of titles that we recommend HOW TO USE THIS BOOK A Guide to Virtual Browsing 1 Navigational tools are your friend Use the arrows on either side of the page to turn the page Almost as fun as turning a real book s page 2 CLICK Throughout the catalog each book listing has a clickable link Feel free to click on them to follow your favorite books back to RainyDayBooks com 3 SHARE with your friends Click on this symbol in the bottom right corner 4 You can download and install the catalog on your device for Offline Viewing using the Chrome Browser by Google Click on this icon 5 Enjoy the browse And remember there s more to see at RainyDayBooks com

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FICTION Before the Ruins A Novel Victoria Gosling Hardcover A gripping multi layered debut in the tradition of Tana French and Donna Tartt about four friends an empty manor and a night that will follow them for the rest of their lives It s the summer of 1996 and school s out forever for Andy her boyfriend Marcus her friends When Andy s mother predicts the apocalypse the four teenagers decide to see out the end of the world at a deserted manor house the site of a historic unsolved mystery When the group learns that a diamond necklace stolen fifty years ago might still be somewhere on the manor grounds the Game half treasure hunt half friendly deception begins But the Game becomes much bigger growing to encompass years of secrets lies and ultimately one terrible betrayal White Ivy A Novel Susie Yang Hardcover Raised outside of Boston Ivy s immigrant grandmother relies on Ivy s mild appearance for cover as she teaches her granddaughter how to pilfer items from yard sales and second hand shops Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen and most importantly to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer the golden boy of a wealthy political family Ivy s mother discovers her trespasses punishment is swift and Ivy is sent to China and her dream instantly evaporates Years later Ivy has grown into a poised yet restless young woman Back in Boston when Ivy bumps into Sylvia Speyer Gideon s sister a reconnection with Gideon seems not only inevitable it feels like fate But just as Ivy is about to have everything she s ever wanted a ghost from her past resurfaces The Bad Muslim Discount Syed M Masood Hardcover Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 1990s to San Francisco in 2016 The Bad Muslim Discount is an inclusive comic novel about Muslims immigrants finding their way in modern America For fans of Hanif Kureshi Mira Jacob and Mohammed Hanif Take it from a bad Jew this is one of the bravest and most eye opening novels of the year Masood is a whiz at characters and knows the way the world works inside out A future classic Gary Shteyngart New York Times bestselling author of Lake Success Perestroika in Paris A Novel Jane Smiley Hardcover Paras short for Perestroika is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris One afternoon at dusk she finds the door of her stall open and she s a curious filly wanders all the way to the City of Light Soon she meets an elegant dog a German short haired pointer named Frida who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians They keep company with two irrepressible ducks and an opinionated raven But then Paras meets a human boy Etienne and discovers a new otherworldly part of Paris the ivy walled house where the boy and his great grandmother live in seclusion As the cold weather and Christmas near the unlikeliest of friendships bloom But how long can a runaway horse stay undiscovered in Paris How long can a boy keep her hidden and all to himself 3

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FICTION Geoffrey s STAFF PICK The Arrest A Novel Jonathan Letham Hardcover From the award winning author of The Feral Detective and Motherless Brooklyn comes an utterly original post collapse yarn about two siblings the man that came between them and a nuclear powered super car The Arrest isn t just post apocalypse It isn t a dystopia It isn t a utopia It s just what happens when much of what we take for granted cars guns computers and airplanes for starters quits working Written with unrepentant joy and shot through with just the right amount of contemporary dread The Arrest is speculative fiction at its absolute finest Dark Tides The Fairmile Series 2 Philippa Gregory Hardcover 1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory s new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London Venice and New England Set on Midsummer Eve 1670 two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty one years before James Avery has everything to offer including the favor of the newly restored King Charles II and he believes that the warehouse s poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy his son and heir Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London in the golden streets of Venice and on the tensely contested frontier of early America this is a novel of greed and desire for love for wealth for a child and for home Eddie s Boy A Butcher s Boy Novel Becci s STAFF PICK Thomas Perry Hardcover Thomas Perry s Edgar Award winning Butcher s Boy is back and redeploying the violent ways of his youth to escape a new reward on his head in Eddie s Boy Michael Shaeffer is a retired American businessman living peacefully in England with his aristocratic wife But her annual summer party brings strangers to their house and with them an attempt on Michael s life He is immediately thrust into action luring his lethal pursuers to Australia before venturing into the lion s den the States to figure out why the mafia is after him again and how to stop them Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Tsarina A Novel Ellen Alpsten Hardcover Before there was Catherine the Great there was Catherine Alexeyevna the first woman to rule Russia in her own right Ellen Alpsten s rich sweeping debut novel is the story of her rise to power From the sensuous pleasures of a decadent aristocracy to the incense filled rites of the Orthodox Church and the terror of Peter s torture chambers the intoxicating and dangerous world of Imperial Russia is brought to vivid life Tsarina is the story of one remarkable woman whose bid for power would transform the Russian Empire 4

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FICTION To Be a Man Stories Nicole Krauss Hardcover In this dazzling collection of short fiction the National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love one of America s most important novelists and an international literary sensation New York Times explores what it means to be in a couple and to be a man and a woman in that perplexing relationship and beyond Little Wishes A Novel Michelle Adams Hardcover For anyone who loves Me Before You this is a sweeping love story written with tenderness warmth and a generosity of spirit about first love and second chances a lifelong dream and finding the courage to follow your heart On her favorite day of the year Elizabeth Davenport awakens in her cottage on the wild and windy Cornish coast opens her front door and discovers a precious gift the small blue crocus and a note They are not signed but she knows they ve been left by her first and truest love Tom Hale Each of these precious missives convey a simple wish for something they had missed and the life they might have shared She has kept them all But on this day what should have been the fiftieth anniversary of their falling in love the gift fails to arrive Could something have happened to Tom The Sun Collective A Novel Charles Baxter Mary s STAFF PICK Hardcover From the National Book Award finalist and one of our most gifted writers Chicago Tribune a timely and unsettling novel about the people drawn to and unmoored by a local activist group more dangerous than it appears A vision of modern American society and the specters of the consumerism fanaticism and fear that haunt it The Sun Collective captures both the mystery and the violence that punctuate our daily lives The Lies You Told Harriet Tyce Hardcover From the acclaimed author of Blood Orange a dark new psychological thriller about the perfect mother the perfect wife the perfect family and the perfect murder Dark addictive and compelling The Lies You Told is a compulsive psychological thriller from a master storyteller An extremely well written and unsettling novel Full of intrigue and menace it creeps up on you until that final explosive twist A great read Alex Michaelides 1 New York Times author of The Silent Patient 5

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FICTION Mary s STAFF PICK The Archer Paulo Coelho Hardcover In The Archer we meet Tetsuya a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life and the boy who comes searching for him The boy has many questions and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life Paulo Coelho s story suggests that living without a connection between action and soul cannot fulfill that a life constricted by fear of rejection or failure is not a life worth living Instead one must take risks build courage and embrace the unexpected journey fate has to offer The Butchers Blessing Ruth Gilligan Hardcover Every year na prepares for her father to leave her He will wave goodbye early one morning then disappear with seven other men to traverse the Irish countryside Together these men form the Butchers a group that roams from farm to farm enacting ancient methods of cattle slaughter Thrilling dark and richly atmospheric The Butchers Blessing is an engrossing incantation mesmerizing in both language and story conjuring a family and a country on the edge of irrevocable change Fool Me Twice A Novel Jeff Lindsay Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Hardcover Stealing a Faberge egg Surviving a double cross And pulling off the most incredible robbery ever for the world s most demanding and dangerous collector This will be the challenge of thief extraordinaire Riley Wolfe s life Fool Me Twice opens in St Petersburg where Riley steals the egg no easy task Betrayed by the pilot he hired to help him get away he wakes chained to a rock wall on one of the Kerguelen Islands the most remote spot on earth prisoner of a top dog international arms dealer and a top notch art collector He wants Riley to steal an artwork Small problem it s a fresco The Liberation of St Peter Slightly larger problem it s in the Vatican Lazarus A Novel Becci s STAFF PICK Lars Kepler translated by Neil Smith Hardcover The latest installment in the internationally best selling Joona Linna series sees the Swedish detective on the trail of the worst serial killer he s seen yet Across the continent someone is brutally murdering Europe s worst criminals Who can object to taking out rapists arsonists human traffickers But when two of the victims have a direct connection to detective Joona Linna it s clear to him that somebody s trying to send him a message His longtime colleague Saga Bauer dismisses his hunch as paranoid ravings but all evidence points to a killer who they previously thought could only haunt their dreams As innocent bodies begin to pile up in Sweden the race is on to track down the most terrifying villain they ve ever encountered 6

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MYSTERY THRILLER Mary s STAFF PICK Moonflower Murders A Novel Anthony Horowitz Hardcover Featuring his famous literary detectives Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland heros of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders a wonderfully complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie Brilliantly clever relentlessly suspenseful full of twists that will keep readers guessing with each revelation and clue Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction from one of its greatest masterminds Anthony Horowitz Geoffrey s STAFF PICK The Law of Innocence A Lincoln Lawyer Novel 6 Michael Connelly Hardcover Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart stopping new thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly On the night he celebrates a big win defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln Haller is immediately charged with murder In his highest stakes case yet the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game Los Angeles Times Hidden in Plain Sight A Detective William Warwick Novel Jeffrey Archer Hardcover William Warwick has been promoted to Detective Sergeant but his promotion means that he along with the rest of his team have been reassigned to the Drugs Squad They are immediately tasked with apprehending Khalil Rashidi a notorious drug dealer who operates his extensive network out of South London As the investigation progresses William runs into enemies old and new Adrian Heath from his school days now a street dealer who he convinces to turn informer and financier Miles Faulkner who makes a mistake that could finally see him put behind bars As William s team closes the net around a criminal network like none they have ever faced before he devises a trap they would never expect one that is hidden in plain sight The Janes Louisa Luna Paperback On the outskirts of San Diego the bodies of two young women are discovered They have no names no IDs and no family looking for them Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring the police and FBI reach out to Alice Vega a private investigator known for finding the missing Alice Vega is a powerful woman whose determination is matched only by her intellect and along with her partner Cap she will stop at nothing to find the Janes before it is too late 7

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MYSTERY THRILLER Daylight An Atlee Pine Thriller 3 David Baldacci Hardcover FBI Agent Atlee Pine s search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller s high stakes case leading them both deep into a global conspiracy from which neither of them will escape unscathed For many long years Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister Mercy was abducted at the age of six and never seen again Now just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy s disappearance she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet the identity of her sister s kidnapper Ito Vincenzo Fortune and Glory A Stephanie Plum Novel Janet Evanovich Hardcover When Stephanie s beloved Grandma Mazur s new husband died on their wedding night the only thing he left her was a beat up old easy chair and the keys to a life changing fortune But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli s treasure they discover that they re not the only ones on the hunt Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way along with a new adversary who s even more formidable Gabriela Rose a dark eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes She s also a soldier of fortune a gourmet cook an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts and someone who s about to give Stephanie a real run for her money Deadly Cross Alex Cross 28 James Patterson Hardcover A double homicide in the nation s capital opens the psychological case files of Detective Alex Cross Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite philanthropist and the ex wife of the vice president So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school in the middle of the night with the man who was the head of that school Who shot them both point blank and why Kay had been his patient once Kay had many enemies but all of them seemed to need her alive The harder the investigators push the more resistance they find Alex Cross will need to use all his skills as a doctor a detective and a family man to prevent that resistance from turning lethal again A Bitter Feast A Novel Deborah Crombie Paperback Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife Detective Inspector Gemma James have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds one of Britain s most enchanting regions famous for its rolling hills golden cottages and picturesque villages After a tragic car accident and a series of mysterious deaths together they are pulled into a dangerous web of secrets lies and murder that simmers beneath the surface 8

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MYSTERY THRILLER Piece of My Heart Mary Higgins Clark Alafair Burke Hardcover The latest thrilling collaboration from 1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke Television producer Laurie Moran and her fianc e Alex Buckley the former host of her investigative television show are just days away from their mid summer wedding when things take a dark turn Alex s seven year old nephew Johnny vanishes from the beach A search party begins and witnesses recall Johnny playing in the water and collecting shells behind the beach shack but no one remembers seeing him after the morning As the sun sets Johnny s skim board washes up to shore and everyone realizes that he could be anywhere even under water Becci s STAFF PICK Murder in Old Bombay A Mystery Nev March Hardcover In 1892 Bombay is the center of British India Nearby Captain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier with little to do but re read the tales of his idol Sherlock Holmes and browse the daily papers The case that catches Captain Jim s attention is being called the crime of the century Two women fell from the busy university s clock tower in broad daylight Captain Jim is hired to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon But in a land of divided loyalties asking questions is dangerous Hot to Trot An Agatha Raisin Mystery M C Beaton with Rod Greene Hardcover When Private Detective Agatha Raisin learns that her friend and one time lover Charles Fraith is to be married to a mysterious socialite Miss Mary Brown Field she sees it as her duty to find out what she can about the woman Coming up empty Agatha out of selfless concern for Charles of course does the only sensible thing she can think of she crashes their wedding which ends in a public altercation Nursing a hangover the next morning she gets a phone call from Charles with even more disturbing news Mary has been murdered The Silver Shooter A Rose Gallagher Mystery Mark Aldridge Paperback Erin Lindsey s third historical mystery The Silver Shooter follows Rose Gallagher as she tracks a monster and searches for treasure in the wilds of the Dakota Territory Rose is growing in confidence within the Pinkerton agency s specialty branch dedicated to holding the line against ghosts shades and related otherworldly nastiness Also growing are Rose s romantic feelings for mentor and partner Thomas Wiltshire feelings that she attempts to suppress given the complications of working together and their differences in station Their latest mission at the behest of Theodore Roosevelt has them investigating a string of supernatural happenings in the Dakota Territory that could lead to a frontier war between ranchers and the local Native tribe 9

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MYSTERY THRILLER Out of Hounds A Novel Rita Mae Brown Hardcover Spring is peeking through the frost in Virginia and though the hunting season is coming to a close the foxes seem determined to put the members of the Jefferson Hunt Club through their paces Sister and her friends are enjoying some of the best chases they ve had all season when the fun is cut short by the theft of Crawford Howard s treasured Sir Alfred Munnings painting of a woman in hunting attire riding sidesaddle When another painting goes missing five days later also a Munnings also of a woman hunting sidesaddle Sister Jane knows it s no coincidence Someone is stealing paintings of foxhunters from foxhunters But why Cold Wind A Mystery Alaska Wild 2 Becci s STAFF PICK Paige Shelton Hardcover Second in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton Cold Wind will chill your bones Beth Rivers is still in Alaska The unidentified man who kidnapped her in her home of St Louis hasn t been found yet so she s not ready to go back But as October comes to a close Benedict is feeling more and more like her new home Beth has been working on herself She s managed to get back to writing and she s enjoying these beautiful months between summer and winter in Alaska Then everything in Benedict changes after a mudslide exposes a world that had been hidden for years The Night of the Fire A Mystery Kjell Eriksson Hardcover Police inspector Ann Lindell has left the Uppsala police and is living a quiet life producing local cheese in a small town in Uppland But life in the country is not as idyllic as it seems On New Year s Eve someone sets fire to the former village school which is now a home for asylum seekers and three people are killed Ann Lindell s investigative instincts come back to life and soon she takes on the case She is contacted by a person who has been involved in a previous investigation and who wants to warn her His message is short and clear Many will die A few weeks later a bomb explodes in a suburb of Stockholm Marauder Clive Cussler Boyd Morrison Hardcover While interrupting an attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous a ruthless billionaire s dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group When an Oregon crew member falls victim to the poison Juan Cabrillo will stop at nothing to find an antidote before it is too late He and his team must connect an ancient mystery with a cunning modern enemy in order to save millions of innocent lives including their own 10

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SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE Peggy s STAFF PICK Ready Player Two A Novel Ernest Cline Hardcover The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One the near future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film AN UNEXPECTED QUEST TWO WORLDS AT STAKE ARE YOU READY Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday s contest Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything Hidden within Halliday s vaults waiting for his heir to find lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous and addictive than even Wade dreamed possible The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 Edited by Diana Gabaldon Paperback The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2019 guest edited by author of the mega best selling Outlander series Diana Gabaldon Today s readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices perspectives and styles There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries combined with the classic desire to read about spaceships and dragons future technology and ancient magic and the places where they intersect Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever to illuminate what it means to be human Someone Like You A Novel Karen Kingsbury Hardcover Science raises questions only love can answer in this moving and thought provoking novel from the 1 New York Times bestselling author of heart tugging and emotional Romantic Times Book Reviews life changing fiction One frozen embryo Two families with life long secrets And a guy who never planned to fall in love again Warrior of the Altaii Robert Jordan Paperback The watering holes of the Plain are drying up the fearsome fanghorn grow more numerous and bad omens abound Wulfgar a leader of the Altaii people must contend with twin queens warlords prophets and magic in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future Elspeth a visitor from another world holds the answers but first Wulfgar must learn to ask the right questions But what if the knowledge that saves the Altaii will also destroy them 11

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SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE The Awakening The Dragon Heart Legacy Book 1 Nora Roberts Hardcover When Breen Kelly was a girl her father would tell her stories of magical places Now she s an anxious twenty something mired in student debt and working a job she hates But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name It has been funded by her long lost father and it s worth nearly four million dollars This newfound fortune would be life changing for anyone But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland it will unlock mysteries she couldn t have imagined The Alpha Enigma Team Psi 1 W Michael Gear Hardcover A thrilling new science fiction mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of the Donovan novels Dr Timothy Ryan head of the military psychiatric unit at Grantham Barracks is meeting a new patient a woman known as Prisoner Alpha As she is being transferred they are attacked by assassins barely escaping with their lives One shooter vanishes leaving behind a dead companion unlike anyone Ryan has ever seen But even more baffling is the puzzle of Alpha herself She speaks in a strange tongue and doodles in bars dots and little pictures like nothing Ryan has ever seen Is she some sort of savant or the most cunning spy he s ever met All That Glitters A Novel Danielle Steel Hardcover In Danielle Steel s dazzling new novel a young woman must overcome tremendous adversity in her quest to find herself and achieve real happiness Richly exploring one woman s poignant journey through life All That Glitters is a compelling tale of challenges heartbreak discovery and triumph a powerful reminder that all that glitters is not the essence of life And what is truly worth having was right there in our hands all along Legacy of Steel The Legacy Trilogy 2 Matthew Ward Paperback A year has passed since an unlikely alliance saved the Tressian Republic from fire and darkness at great cost Thousands perished and Viktor Akadra the Republic s champion has disappeared While the ruling council struggles to mend old wounds other factions sense opportunity The insidious Parliament of Crows schemes in the shadows while to the east the Hadari Emperor gathers his armies As turmoil spreads across the Republic its ripples are felt in the realms of the divine War is coming and this time the gods themselves will take sides 12

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BIOGRAPHY MEMOIR A Promised Land Barack Obama Hardcover A riveting deeply personal account of history in the making from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil One Life Megan Rapinoe Hardcover Megan Rapinoe Olympic gold medalist and two time Women s World Cup champion has become a galvanizing force for social change here she urges all of us to take up the mantle with actions big and small to continue the fight for justice and equality Using anecdotes from her own life and career as an Olympic gold medalist and two time women s World Cup champion from suing the US Soccer Federation over gender discrimination to her widely publicized refusal to visit the White House Rapinoe discusses the obligation we all have to speak up and the impact each of us can have on our communities Deeply personal and inspiring One Life reveals that real concrete change lies within all of us The Power of Adrienne Rich A Biography Hilary Holladay Hardcover The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich feminist and queer icon and internationally revered National Book Award winning poet Drawing on a wealth of unpublished materials including Rich s correspondence and in depth interviews with numerous people who knew her Hilary Holladay digs deep into never before accessed sources to portray Rich in full dimension and vivid human detail Lisa STAFF PICK Queens of the Crusades England s Medieval Queens Book Two Alison Weir Hardcover Packed with incredible true stories and legendary medieval intrigue this epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over three hundred years Through the story of these first five Plantagenet queens Alison Weir provides a fresh enthralling narrative focusing on these fascinating female monarchs during this dramatic period of high romance and sometimes low politics with determined women at its heart 13

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BIOGRAPHY MEMOIR Geoffrey s STAFF PICK No Time Like the Future An Optimist Considers the Future Michael J Fox Hardcover A moving account of resilience hope fear and mortality and how these things resonate in our lives by actor and advocate Michael J Fox In No Time Like the Future An Optimist Considers Mortality Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health aging the strength of family and friends and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality Thoughtful and moving but with Fox s trademark sense of humor his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives our loves and our losses Lady Bird Johnson Hiding in Plain Sight Lisa s STAFF PICK Julia Sweig Hardcover A magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady s political instincts had on LBJ s presidency Where no presidential biographer has understood the full impact of Lady Bird Johnson s work in the White House Julia Sweig is the first to draw substantially on Lady Bird s own voice in her White House diaries to place Claudia Alta Lady Bird Johnson center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time and an accomplished politician in her own right This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing Jacqueline Winspear Vivien s STAFF PICK Hardcover After sixteen novels Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir revealing the hardships and joys of her family history Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained her story tackles the difficult poignant and fascinating family accounts of her paternal grandfather s shellshock her mother s evacuation from London during the Blitz her soft spoken animal loving father s torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII her parents years living with Romany Gypsies and Winspear s own childhood picking hops and fruit on farms in rural Kent capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception Vivien s STAFF PICK Edison Edmund Morris Paperback Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time and remains an international name today he is mostly remembered only for the gift of universal electric light Enlightened by seven years of research among five million pages of original documents and privileged access to family papers still held in trust Edmund Morris is able to bring his subject to life on the page the adored yet autocratic and often neglectful husband of two wives and father of six children If the great man who emerges from it is less a sentimental hero than an overwhelming force of nature driven onward by compulsive creativity then Edison is at last getting his biographical due 14

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NON FICTION Wintering The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Mary s STAFF PICK Katherine May Hardcover Sometimes you slip through the cracks unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness the death of a loved one a break up or a job loss can derail a life These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected For May her husband fell ill her son stopped attending school and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time but embraced the singular opportunities it offered Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself This is truly a beautiful book Elizabeth Gilbert Bag Man The Wild Crimes Audacious Cover Up and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz Hardcover The knockdown drag out untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon s White House and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come with new reporting that expands on Rachel Maddow s Peabody Award nominated podcast Mediocre The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Ijeoma Oluo Hardcover Through the last 150 years of American history from the post reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West to the present day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women people of color and white men themselves Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity one free from racism and sexism Philosophy for Polar Explorers Erling Kagge Hardcover Erling Kagge is an explorer par excellence He has accomplished things that most of us can t even imagine for example he s climbed Mount Everest and reached both the North and South Poles on foot Yet in this slim inspiring lyrical book he teaches us how to apply an explorer s mentality to our own daily lives Simple things like getting up early and accepting failure can make a difference whether we are battling an arctic storm en route to the South Pole or stuck in traffic on our way to work And larger lessons like learning not to chase happiness and being receptive to goals can benefit our lives enormously 15

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NON FICTION HRH So Many Thoughts on Royal Style Elizabeth Holmes Lisa STAFF PICK Hardcover Veteran style journalist Elizabeth Holmes expands her popular Instagram series So Many Thoughts into a nuanced look at the fashion and branding of the four most influential members of the British Royal Family Queen Elizabeth II Diana Princess of Wales Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan The Duchess of Sussex With one section devoted to each woman HRH is a celebration of their stories and their style pairing hundreds of gorgeous photographs with extensive research A picture emerges of the British monarchy s evolution and the power of royal fashion showing there s always more than what meets the eye Badass Habits Cultivate the Awareness Boundaries and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick Jen Sincero Hardcover Badass Habits is a eureka sparking easy to digest look at how our habits make us who we are from the measly moments that happen in private to the resolutions we loudly broadcast and long term often don t keep on social media Habit busting and building goes way beyond becoming a dedicated flosser or never showing up late again our habits reveal our unmet desires the gaps in our boundaries our level of selfawareness and our unconscious beliefs and fears Metropolis A History of the City Humankind s Greatest Invention Ben Wilson Lisa s STAFF PICK Hardcover From a brilliant young historian a colorful journey through 7 000 years and twenty six world cities that shows how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind s greatest innovations Guiding readers through famous cities over 7 000 years he reveals the innovations driven by each Lively erudite page turning and irresistible Metropolis is a grand tour of human achievement The Glorious American Essay One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present Edited by Phillip Lopate Hardcover A monumental canon defining anthology of three centuries of American essays from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith Many of the essays Phillip Lopate has gathered address themselves sometimes critically to American values but even in those that don t one can detect a subtext about being American Americans by birth as well as immigrants appear here famous essayists alongside writers more celebrated for fiction or poetry The result is an extensive overview of the endless riches of the American essay 16

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NON FICTION We Gather Together A Nation Divided A President in Turmoil and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace Denise Kiernan Hardcover Bestselling author Denise Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea gratitude as a compelling human instinct and a global concept more than just a mere holiday Spanning centuries We Gather Together is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha Hale a widowed mother with no formal schooling who became one of the 19th century s most influential taste makers and who campaigned for decades to make real an annual day of thanks Answers in the Form of Questions A Definitive History and Insider s Guide to Jeopardy Clarie McNear Forward by Ken Jennings Hardcover Jeopardy is a lot of things record setting game show beloved family tradition and proving ground for many of North America s best and brightest Nearly four decades into its current edition Jeopardy now finds itself facing unprecedented change This is the chronicle of how the show became a cross generational touchstone and where it s going next The book dives deep behind the scenes with longtime host Alex Trebek talking about his life and legacy and the show s producers and writers explaining how they put together the nightly game Vinyl Age A Guide to Record Collecting Now Max Brzezinski Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Hardcover From Carolina Soul Records one of the world s largest online record sellers comes the definitive guide to every aspect of record collecting in the digital era Any music fan knows that there s nothing like the tactile pleasure of a record Even with access to a variety of streaming services digital technology has paved the way for the analog revival from multi platinum mega hits to ultra obscure private presses millions of records are available for purchase from all over the world Vinyl Age is the ultimate post internet guide to record collecting First Principles What America s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country Thomas E Ricks Hardcover 17 The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and 1 New York Times bestselling author offers a revelatory new book about the founding fathers their educations and in particular their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics and how that influence would shape their ideals and the new American nation Each of the founding father s experiences and distinctive learning played an essential role in the formation of the United States In examining how and what they studied Ricks is able to draw arresting and fresh portraits of men we thought we knew

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NON FICTION The Age of Wood Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization Roland Ennos Hardcover A groundbreaking examination of the role that wood and trees have played in our global ecosystem including human evolution and the rise and fall of empires in the bestselling tradition of Yuval Harari s Sapiens and Mark Kurlansky s Salt As the dominant species on Earth humans have made astonishing progress since our ancestors came down from the trees Now in The Age of Wood Roland Ennos shows for the first time that the key to our success has been our relationship with wood I ll Be Your Mirror The Collected Lyrics Lou Reed Hardcover Through his many incarnations from protopunk to glam rocker to elder statesman of the avant garde Lou Reed s work has maintained an undeniable vividness and raw beauty fueled by precise character studies and rendered with an admirable shot of moral ambiguity Beginning with his formative days in the Velvet Underground and continuing through his remarkable solo albums like Transformer Berlin and New York I ll Be Your Mirror is crucial to an appreciation of Lou Reed not only as a consummate underground musician but as one of the truly significant visionary lyricists of the rock n roll era Little Dancer Aged Fourteen The True Story Behind Degas s Masterpiece Camille Laurens Paperback She is famous throughout the world but how many know her name We know only her age fourteen and the work that she did because it was already grueling work at an age when children today are sent to school In the 1880s she danced as a little rat at the Paris Opera and what is often a dream for young girls now wasn t a dream for her She was fired after several years of intense labor the director had had enough of her repeated absences She had been working another job even two because the few pennies the Opera paid weren t enough to keep her and her family fed She was a model posing for painters or sculptors among them Edgar Degas The Iron Sea How the Allies Hunted and Destroyed Hitler s Warships Simon Read Hardcover From the acclaimed military history author this action packed World War II history describes the Allies brutal naval engagements and daring harbor raids to destroy the backbone of Hitler s surface fleet Using official war diaries combat reports eyewitness accounts and personal letters Simon Read brings the action and adventure to vivid life The result is an enthralling and gripping story of the Allied heroes who fought on a watery battlefield 18

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NON FICTION Saving Freedom Truman the Cold War and the Fight for Western Civilization Joe Scarborough Hardcover History called on Harry Truman to unite the Western world against Soviet communism but first he had to rally Republicans and Democrats behind America s most dramatic foreign policy shift since George Washington delivered his farewell address How did one of the least prepared presidents to walk into the Oval Office become one of its most successful Truman s triumph over the personal and political struggles that confronted him following his ascension to the presidency is an inspiring tale of American leadership fierce determination bipartisan unity and courage in the face of the rising Soviet threat Saving Freedom explores one of the most pivotal moments of the twentieth century a turning point when patriotic Americans of both political parties worked together to defeat tyranny Black Hole Survival Guide Janna Levin Hardcover Throughout her career astrophysicist Janna Levin has focused alongside her research on making the science she studies not just accessible but perhaps more important intriguing to the non scientist And that is what she has done again here helping us to understand the black hole perhaps the most opaque theoretical construct ever imagined by physicists She explains how their existence came to be proven decades after they were first predicted in Einstein s 1915 general theory of relativity And she explores the ways in which what we know about them has changed our most basic understanding of the galaxy the universe the whole expanse of reality that we inhabit Happiness Becomes You A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good Tina Turner Hardcover Tina Turner living legend icon to millions and author of the brave and wry Vulture memoir My Love Story returns with a deeply personal book of wisdom that explores her longstanding faith in Buddhism and provides a guide to these timeless principles so you can find happiness in your own life Roger s STAFF PICK Incredible Archaeology Inspiring Places from Our Human Planet Paul Bahn Hardcover Incredible Archaeology offers a journey through the best archaeological sites the world has to offer With stunning photography it serves as both a dazzling spectacle and travel inspiration making it perfect for armchair travelers and world adventurers alike 19

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NON FICTION Vivien s STAFF PICK The Story of China The Epic History of a World Power from the Middle Kingdom to Mao and the China Dream Michael Wood Hardcover A single volume history of China offering a look into the past of the global superpower and its significance today Michael Wood has traveled the length and breadth of China the world s oldest civilization and longest lasting state to tell a thrilling story of intense drama fabulous creativity and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of years Our Only Home A Climate Appeal to the World Dalai Lama Geoffrey s Hardcover STAFF PICK Saving the climate is our common duty With each passing day climate change is causing Pacific islands to disappear into the sea accelerating the extinction of species at alarming proportions and aggravating a water shortage that has affected the entire world In short climate change can no longer be denied it threatens our existence on earth In this new book the Dalai Lama one of the most influential figures of our time calls on political decision makers to finally fight against deadlock and ignorance on this issue and to stand up for a different more climate friendly world and for the younger generation to assert their right to regain their future How to Attract Birds to Your Garden Foods they Like Plants they Love Shelter they Need Dan Rouse Hardcover Help your local wild birds by providing them with a safe garden environment Make a difference to your local bird life Help reverse the decline in bird numbers by creating a haven in which they will thrive It s a win win Provide the best shelter feeding and nesting opportunities for them and then you can reap the rewards as they sing and entertain Earth Keeper Reflections on the American Land N Scott Momaday Hardcover One of the most distinguished voices in American letters N Scott Momaday has devoted much of his life to celebrating and preserving Native American culture especially its oral tradition A member of the Kiowa tribe who was born and grew up on Indian reservations throughout the Southwest Momaday has an intimate connection to the land he knows well and loves deeply In this moving and lyrical work he offers an homage and a warning Momaday reminds us that the Earth is a sacred place of wonder and beauty a source of strength and healing that must be protected before it s too late As he so eloquently yet simply expresses we must all be keepers of the Earth 20

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COOKBOOKS People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People And Other Wisdom Vivien s STAFF PICK Julia Child Hardcover If you re afraid of butter use cream So decrees Julia Child the legendary culinary authority and cookbook author who taught America how to cook and how to eat This delightful volume of quotations compiles some of Julia s most memorable lines on eating The only time to eat diet food is while you re waiting for the steak to cook on drinking on life I think every woman should have a blowtorch on love travel France and much more Perfect for Julia fans home cooks and anyone who simply loves to eat and drink A Good Bake The Art and Science of Making Perfect Pastries Cakes Cookies Pies and Breads at Home Melissa Weller Carolynn Carreno Hardcover From the James Beard Award nominee a comprehensive baking bible for the twenty first century with 120 scientifically grounded recipes for sweet and savory baked goods anyone can master A very good combination Baking science all of us can understand and a splendid collection of recipes A baker s must Dorie Greenspan author of Dorie s Cookies and Everyday Dorie 7 Ways Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week Jamie Oliver Hardcover Naked Chef television personality Jamie Oliver has looked at the top ingredients we buy week in week out We re talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking chicken breasts salmon fillets ground beef eggs potatoes broccoli mushrooms to name but a few We re all busy but that shouldn t stop us from having a tasty nutritious meal after a long day at work or looking after the kids So rather than trying to change what we buy Jamie wants to give everyone new inspiration for their favorite supermarket ingredients Kid in the Kitchen 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks Melissa Clark Daniel Gercke Hardcover In Kid in the Kitchen Melissa Clark who has been cooking with her own kid for years takes you stepby step through how to understand and create each dish These recipes are fun insanely delicious and will help you become a confident cook There are tons of tips and tweaks too so you can cook what you want with what you have Make amped up breakfasts sandwiches that slay noodles and pasta for every craving plus sheet pan dinners mix and match grain bowls and salads one pot meals party classics and the richest gooiest desserts This is the fun easy way to awesome food 21

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COOKBOOKS KitchenWise Essential Food Science for Home Cooks Shirley O Corriher Hardcover Want to cook fluffier scrambled eggs and more flavorful sauces keep your greens brilliantly green and make everything taste more delicious KitchenWise combines beloved cooking expert Shirley Corriher s downto earth advice with scientific expertise to address everyday cooking issues Whether you are a beginning cook or a professional chef Shirley s guidance will save you time and money and let you know exactly what to do behind the stove A gifted teacher with a degree in chemistry Shirley takes readers through the hows and whys of what she does in the kitchen explaining the science behind common problems and offering solutions for how to fix them The Complete Plant Based Cookbook 500 Inspired Flexible Recipes for Eating Well Without Meat America s Test Kitchen Paperback The Complete Plant Based Cookbook is packed with ingenious tips for cooking with plant forward ingredients and also showcases ATK s practical techniques Rethink how you use vegetables discover how to boost umami flavor using tomato paste dried mushrooms and miso and more A thorough opening section delves into the details of modern plant based eating addressing shopping and storage strategies the plethora of plant based meat and dairy options and how to meet nutritional needs Pappyland A Story of Family Fine Bourbon and the Things That Last Wright Thompson Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Hardcover The story of how Julian Van Winkle III the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world fought to protect his family s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears in a world where authenticity like his product is in very short supply Vegan With Bite Because Taste Matters Shannon Martinez Hardcover In Vegan With Bite Australia s number one vegan chef Shannon Martinez presents more than 80 thoughtful but easy meals complete with shopping tips and cheffy hacks that are guaranteed to take the meal beyond the meat and dairy free predictable It is all part of Shannon s mission to show readers that generous delicious and environmentally sustainable food is entirely achievable regardless of budget 22

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BABY BOOKS Love Peek a Boo Art Amy Guglielmo Julie Appel Board Book Introduce little ones to famous works of art in this peek through board book full of love and cuddles I ll squeeze you close and trace your toes Then kiss you on your tiny nose I ll sketch your dreams and hold you tight Then kiss your cheek and say goodnight Spark curiosity joy and learning with Peek a Boo Art and discover the perfect art introduction for every child and every home How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague Board Book Parents and children can never have enough ways to say I love you America s favorite dinosaurs are giving families a funny book perfect for bedtime story time anytime Even when little dinosaurs are naughty it s important to remind them that no matter what they do they are always loved In this book readers will laugh aloud as parents cope with the typical antics of childhood but in the end hugs and kisses show your little one how much you care Little Love Nadine Brun Cosme Illustrated by Marion Cocklico Board Book In this sweet lovable story Little One is showered with hugs and kisses until poof She becomes Little Love Little Love learns just how much her parents love her When Little One sees Mommy and Daddy a big smile grows on her face Mommy wraps Little One in her arms and showers her with kisses A perfect first book of feelings this book is filled with all the reasons why every child is the greatest gift that any parent could ask for Sonrisas for Baby A Little Book of Smiles Jen Arena Illustrated by Bianca Gomez Board Book 23 This sweet English Spanish bilingual board book proves that smiles can brighten any day Everyone has smiles for baby from un amigo to la familia to las rana and un pez in this charming board book that gently infuses easy Spanish vocabulary into the text The spare and simple Spanish is accessible for both bilingual parents and those who wish to introduce Spanish to their little ones Either way parents won t be able to resist giving muchos sonrisas as they share this bilingual read aloud filled with bold graphic illustrations with their little b b

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BABY BOOKS All You Need Is Love John Lennon Paul McCartney Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal Board Book In this gorgeously illustrated picture book New York Times bestselling artist Marc Rosenthal brings Lennon and McCartney s universally loved song to vivid life showing that if we follow the music we will see there is indeed love all around us All you need is love all you need is love love is all you need Geoffrey s STAFF PICK I Love You to the Moon and Back Sandra Magsamen Board Book In the tradition of books like Guess How Much I Love You and On the Night You Were Born comes an expression of infinite love from love guru Sandra Magsamen A perfect gift for new parents baby birthdays showers graduations holidays and more this sweet board book with rhyming text pastel illustrations and a built in gift tag is the perfect way to remind little ones just how loved they are A Long Time That I ve Loved You Margaret Wise Brown Katy Hudson Board Book From the recently discovered archives of Margaret Wise Brown author of the children s classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes a charming story of maternal love and springtime The flowers are blooming the birds are singing and a little bear frolics through the spring fields Of course the best part of spring is having somebody to share it with and who better than your loving mother Join the little bear and his mother in this gentle celebration of the universal love between a mother and child You Make Me Happy Smitri Prasadam Halls Board Book A gorgeous celebration of love from a bestselling duo this board book is perfect for baby showers Mother s Day and all year round In this uplifting celebration of that special someone who makes you happy Fox and Porcupine discover that when they re together life is ever so much brighter Beautifully illustrated and full of heart this is the perfect gift for the ray of sunshine in your life 24

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PICTURE BOOKS Pirate Stew Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Chris Riddell Hardcover Meet LONG JOHN McRON SHIP S COOK and the most unusual babysitter you ve ever seen Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow and for one boy and his sister he s about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon It s time to make some PIRATE STEW Anything with You Charlie Mylie Hardcover With charming expressive characters lush autumn landscapes and spare text the picture book Anything with You by author illustrator Charlie Mylie is a sweet story about how journeys are more about who you re with than where you re going A mouse and his friend are going on an adventure What are they going to find They ll wander through the woods looking everywhere and exploring everything As they follow the trails and search together they ll see that anything is more fun when you re with your best friend Bulldozer Friends Andrea Zimmerman Illustrated by David Clemesha Hardcover Oliver and Annie love to play trucks together at preschool in Bulldozer Friends part of Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha s bestselling Truck picture book series that includes Digger Man Fire Engine Man and Train Man At school Oliver loves to play trucks with his friend Annie They use their favorite bulldozer to dig tunnels carve moats around the castle and build bridges just like a real construction crew Llama Llama Loose Tooth Drama Anna Dewdney Illustrated by JT Morrow Hardcover Llama Llama s tooth is wiggling Is it time for his first tooth to come out He s excited but anxious Who is this tooth fairy everyone talks about Mama Llama reassures him the tooth will come out when it s good and ready But no one is ready for what happens next Suddenly the tooth is GONE Where did it go And will the tooth fairy come at all now 25

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PICTURE BOOKS Love from Giraffes Can t Dance Giles Andreae Illustrated by Guy Parker Rees Hardcover Discover a lyrical ode to love from bestselling Giraffes Can t Dance Listen to the swaying grass and listen to the trees To me the sweetest music is the branches in the breeze Featuring modified art and text from the bestselling picture book and a fresh trim size Love from Giraffes Can t Dance is sure to delight readers of all ages The perfect purchase for Valentine s Day bedtime and all throughout the year this lyrical book reminds readers to celebrate love music and dance Brenda is a Sheep Morag Hood Hardcover Brenda is exactly like all the other sheep Well except for the sharp teeth gray fur sharp claws and orange sweater All the sheep think that Brenda is just the best Despite Brenda s best efforts to enjoy the ultimate sheep feast Brenda realizes that she is after all a sheep A funny reminder that what you look like doesn t dictate who you are Find Fergus Mike Boldt Hardcover The hilarious illustrator of I Don t Want to Be a Frog brings picture book fans a super silly interactive story that will have children giggling from start to finish Follow huge loveable Fergus and see all the many ways in which he is TERRIBLE at playing hide and seek such as standing behind a VERY tiny tree Found you Fergus That was too easy or trying to camouflage in a giant crowd of bunnies and squirrels Try bears Fergus Bears Mr Brown s Bad Day Lou Peacock Illustrated by Alison Friend Hardcover Mr Brown is a very important tiger who works in a very important office all day long His briefcase contains some very important things so he keeps it by his side at all times When Mr Brown s briefcase goes missing his world is turned upside down He must get his briefcase back Mr Brown goes on a wild chase all over town Will he find it and what could possibly be inside 26

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PICTURE BOOKS Pig The Slob Aaron Blabey Hardcover Pig the world s greediest pug is back and he won t get off the couch Pig spends all day every day lounging around binging snacks and TV Trevor tries to convince him to come out and play but Pig won t budge Until one day something happens to get Pig up off the couch once and for all The Smeds and the Smoos Julia Donaldson Illustrated by Axel Scheffler Hardcover The Smeds who are red never mix with the Smoos who are blue so when Janet and Bill a young Smed and Smoo fall in love their families strongly disapprove But love conquers all and in the happiest of happy endings Janet and Bill not only bring their warring blue and red families together they also celebrate the arrival of their beautiful purple baby From the bestselling creators of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo this out of this world story of friendship and family is a timely celebration of embracing our differences and finding common ground The Trouble with Penguins Rebecca Jordan Glum Hardcover On the day the penguin discovered the person everything changed The person was happy to see the penguin and showed it how to roast marshmallows by the fire When it was time for the penguin to go she gave it her favorite roasting stick and a warm hug goodbye Once the penguin showed its penguin friends how to roast marshmallows they all wanted a turn It was wonderful until it wasn t You see the trouble with penguins is that they don t always know how to say they re sorry But with a little help and teamwork they discover sharing is always the best tactic Elevator Bird Sarah Williamson Hardcover It takes a strong team to keep the Hotel running smoothly and Elevator Bird is at the center of it all He helps guests get to their rooms and gives great advice about all the best sights in town He helps the staff get where they need to go and always has an encouraging word Elevator Bird makes everyone s day brighter So when he confesses to his friend Mousie that he s always longed for a room with a view Mousie springs into action All his friends at the Hotel hatch a marvelous plan to make sure Elevator Bird has the nest he deserves 27

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PICTURE BOOKS The Runaway No Wheeler Peter Stein Illustrated Bob Staake Hardcover The Runaway No Wheeler is a clever spin on a counting book and the perennial favorite a book starring trucks Tony is a sturdy long hauling 18 wheeler with a delivery to make but many obstacles are in the way from potholes to slime to rescue missions to aliens space rockets In the style of counting classics like Dr Seuss Ten Apples Up on Top though in this case subtractive counting Tony finds himself losing wheel after wheel with each hurdle he encounters Will he be able to make his delivery The Pretty Planet Tom Chapin John Forster Illustrated by Lee White Hardcover Based on the touching song This Pretty Planet by Tom Chapin and John Forster this hopeful and whimsically illustrated picture book celebrates the pretty planet we call home From icy tundras to sandy beaches lush forests to tall mountains this exuberant picture book journeys around the globe and presents the natural wonders of the planet with a contagious sense of awe and whimsy Young readers will get lost in the detailed illustrations as the narration serves as a gentle reminder of why we must care for and protect our pretty planet Counting Creatures Julia Donaldson Illustrated by Sharon King Chai Hardcover A gorgeous lift the flap counting game that pairs parent animals with their babies from the bestselling author of Room on the Broom From a bat and its pup to a frog and its twelve tadpoles young readers will delight in counting each creature s babies and learning unusual scientific names for young animals With rhyming text lift the flaps and peekaboo holes and a surprise search and find element this is a read aloud delight and preschool must have Flying Free How Bessie Coleman s Dreams Took Flight Karyn Parsons Illustrated by R Gregory Christie Hardcover Before Bessie Coleman blazed a high trail with her plane Before she performed in death defying flying shows that would earn her fame as Queen Bess Before she traveled the country speaking out against discrimination Bessie was a little girl with a big imagination that took her to the sky through the clouds and past the birds Knocking down barriers one by one Bessie endured racism and grueling training to become the first black female pilot and an inspiration to Mae Jemison Josephine Baker and many more influential people of color for years to come 28

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MIDDLE READER Cat Kid Comic Club Dav Pilkey Hardcover A pioneering new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey the author and illustrator of the internationally bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series In Cat Kid Comic Club Li l Petey Flippy and Molly introduce twenty one rambunctious funny and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity readers get to see the progress mistakes and improvements that come with practice and persistence Never After The Thirteenth Fairy The Chronicles of Never After 1 Melissa de la Cruz Hardcover Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After The Thirteenth Fairy book one in the new middle grade Never After series from the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series Melissa de la Cruz Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson Cho s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena The sun shines every day the grass is always a perfect green and while her progressive school swears there s no such thing as bullying she still feels bummed out But one day when Filomena is walking home on her own something strange happens Twelve Nights Andrew Zurcher Hardcover A magical tale of imagination adventure and the power of storytelling perfect for fans of The Golden Compass and A Wrinkle in Time Kay s father has gone missing on Christmas Eve And when Kay and her sister Ell go to his office everyone he works with claims never to have heard of him So later that evening when Kay wakes up to find two mysterious strangers outside her bedroom window talking about her father and looking for the last remnants of his existence she demands to know what s happened to her dad Debut author Andrew Zurcher has created a world as captivating as Lyra s Oxford and Alice s Wonderland in this spellbinding quest of a novel The Wizards of Once Never and Forever Claire s STAFF PICK Cressida Cowell Hardcover The author of How to Train Your Dragon returns with the final magical installment of the New York Times bestselling Wizards of Once series Xar and Wish are on the final leg of their journey first stop The Mine of Happiness Here starvation is never far away for the Magical creatures who toil in its horrible depths Xar and Wish must escape and fast Xar needs to take control of his ever growing Witchstain and Wish must achieve her Destiny But the Tazzelwurm is in their way a grotesque monster who threatens to block every entrance Time is not on their side will their combined strength be enough for the biggest quest so far to defeat the Kingwitch once and for all 29

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MIDDLE READER Max and the Midnights Battle of the Bodkins Max The Midnights 2 Lincoln Peirce Hardcover Max takes on knight school in the hilarious sequel to the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Max and the Midknights from the author of the Big Nate series Max didn t expect knight school to be so tough Luckily she has her best friends the Midknights at her side But when Byjovia is under attack the Midknights will have to face beastly creatures powerful spells and their greatest foe yet themselves The Smartest Kid in the Universe Chris Grabenstein Hardcover When seventh grader Jake McQuade mistakes the world s first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans he suddenly knows all about physics and geometry and can speak Swahili though Spanish would be a lot more useful but his sort of girlfriend Grace thinks they can use his new found brilliance to save their middle school from the new principal who is conspiring to get it shut down Keeper of Lost Cities Unlocked Book 8 5 Shannon Messenger Hardcover 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 Told in an exciting new way the saga continues with plenty of huge reveals and shocking new twists plus a complete series guide with beautiful color and black and white illustrations and other awesome bonuses Crossing the Black Ice Bridge The Polar Explorers Club 3 Alex Bell Illustrated by Tomislav Tomic Hardcover In this final daring installment of the Polar Bear Explorers Club series Stella and the rest of the gang embark on their most fearsome quest yet plagued by distrustful mermaids screeching red devil squids irksome trolls and a centuriesold curse 30

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NON FICTION FOR KIDS Wreck This Picture Book Keri Smith Hardcover We are all part of the books we read because our individual reactions ideas and emotions make the book whole and these things are changing all the time Keri Smith has helped millions of people free their creativity and find their own voice with her interactive books and now she brings that sensibility to children and to the act of reading This picture book is an invitation to honor your own vision and to welcome imperfection Kids will discover that reading can engage all five senses and that what they themselves bring to a book is an important contribution And of course they ll be invited to do a bit of harmless wrecking Amazing World Atlas The World s In Your Hands Lonely Planet Kids Hardcover Embark on a journey to every continent in the world to meet its Indigenous people learn about its culture and customs and understand how it came to be the place it is today Lonely Planet s Amazing World Atlas immerses you in the ways of life created by Indigenous cultures and explains how those cultures have continued to shape our modern world Explore the globe using continental and regional maps and read about the landscape and population of every independent country on the planet Plus mind blowing facts fascinating history and captivating culture help you become an expert on our world The Empty Space Marianna Sztyma Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Hardcover The Empty Space is lesson about loss and how to cope with it A young girl is experiencing a loss after the death of her cat Empty space cannot be drowned in tears you cannot pretend it is not there You can only tame it A poingant graphic novel for both children and adults The book doesn t end on a sad note more one of recognition that time affects one s sense of loss and while possibly never leaving diminishes it s potency Me and the World An Infographic Exploration Mireia Trius Illustrated by Joana Casals Hardcover Me and the World is a colorful eye popping universe of infographics about global communities This content rich book teaches about other kids and cultures around the world all while stepping back and really seeing the big picture Me and the World pairs visual literacy with data literacy using colorful illustrations and infographics to present information in a way young readers will not only understand but enjoy 31

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NON FICTION FOR KIDS Star Wars Complete Vehicles New Edition Pablo Hidalgo Jason Fry Hardcover Explore the epic Star Wars saga through incredible cross sections More than 100 magnificent crosssection artworks bring the vehicles of Star Wars to life New cross sections amazing detail and comprehensive text make this the ultimate reference to the craft of a galaxy far far away Art Is Life The Life of Artist Keith Haring Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Tami Lewis Brown Illustrated by Keith Negley Hardcover Writer Tami Lewis Brown and illustrator Keith Negley present a joyful picture book biography of modern art icon Keith Haring celebrating the ways his life embodied the message art is for everyone When Keith first moved to New York City he rode the subway and noticed how the crowds were bored and brusque and that the subways were decayed and dreary He thought the people of New York needed liberating illuminating and radiating art So he bought a stick of white chalk and started drawing Infographic Guide to the Globe Lonely Planet Kids Illustrated by Gwen Keraval Hardcover Which ocean is the largest What pet is most popular in different parts of the world How far away is each planet from the sun Learn these and dozens of other fascinating facts about our planet and its inhabitants in Lonely Planet Kids Infographic Guide to the Globe a dynamically illustrated guide full of graphs and charts Rocket Science A Beginner s Guide to the Fundamentals of Spaceflight Andrew Rader Illustrated by Galen Frazer Hardcover Earth s gravity keeps our feet on the ground and also prevents us from soaring into space So how do we explore that vast frontier We use rockets Discover how rockets work from staging to orbits to power generation from thermal control to navigation and more Learn how rockets and other spacecraft travel to and explore the moon Mars Jupiter and beyond Speculate about the future of space exploration and the possibility of extraterrestrial life 32

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION Peggy s STAFF PICK Soulswift Megan Bannen Hardcover A dark epic fantasy about a girl who must rethink everything she believes after she is betrayed and hunted by the religion that raised her from Megan Bannen author of The Bird and the Blade Gelya is a Vessel a girl who channels the word of the One True God through song Cloistered with the other Vessels of her faith she believes as all Ovinists do that a saint imprisoned Elath the Great Demon centuries ago saving humanity from earthly temptation Now the church that raised Gelya considers her a threat and she and Tavik must find a way to exorcise Elath s presence from her body The Ravens Kass Morgan Hardcover From New York Times best selling authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige comes a thrilling dark contemporary fantasy about a prestigious sorority of witches and two girls caught up in its world of sinister magic and betrayals At first glance the sisters of ultraexclusive Kappa Rho Nu the Ravens seem like typical sorority girls Ambitious beautiful and smart they re the most powerful girls on Westerly College s Savannah Georgia campus But the Ravens aren t just regular sorority girls They re witches The Queen s Council Rebel Rose Emma Theriault Hardcover Beauty has broken the curse Now she must rise to be queen Happily ever after is only the beginning as Belle takes on the responsibility of becoming queen and learns to balance duty love and sacrifice all while navigating dark political intrigue and a touch of magic It s 1789 and France is on the brink of revolution Belle has finally broken the Enchantress s curse restoring the Beast to his human form and bringing life back to their castle in the province of Aveyon But in Paris the fires of change are burning and it s only a matter of time before the rebellion arrives on their doorstep The Cousins Karen M McManus Hardcover Milly Aubrey and Jonah Story are cousins but they barely know each another and they ve never even met their grandmother Rich and reclusive she disinherited their parents before they were born So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer they re surprised and curious Their parents are all clear on one point not going is not an option This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother s good graces But when the cousins arrive on the island it s immediately clear that she has different plans for them And the longer they stay the more they realize how mysterious and dark their family s past is 33

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION A Sky Beyond the Storm An Ember in the Ashes 4 Sabaa Tahir Hardcover Prepare for the jaw dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir s beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series and discover Who will survive the storm Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off the long imprisoned jinn are on the attack wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike But for the Nightbringer vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning Instant Karma Marissa Meyer Hardcover In New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer s young adult contemporary romance a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her both good and bad Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy rude and arrogant residents of her coastal town Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when after a night out with her friends she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her Her newfound karmic insights reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity generosity and greed love and hate and fate Super Fake Love Song David Yoon Hardcover From the bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a contemporary YA rom com where a case of mistaken identity kicks off a string of fake events that just may lead to real love When Sunny Dae self proclaimed total nerd meets Cirrus Soh he can t believe how cool and confident she is So when Cirrus mistakes Sunny s older brother Gray s bedroom with its electric guitars and rock posters for Sunny s own he sort of kind of accidentally winds up telling her he s the front man of a rock band From New York Times bestselling author David Yoon comes an inventive new romantic comedy about identity perception and how hard it can feel sometimes to simply be yourself Here the Whole Time Vitor Martins translated by Larissa Helena Hardcover The charm and humor of To All the Boys I ve Loved Before meets Dumplin in this body positive YA love story between two boys who must spend 15 days living with each other over school break I read this in one sitting laughing out loud and cheering for Felipe to follow his heart I love this book Rainbow Rowell New York Times bestselling author of Carry On and Wayward Son 34

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION These Violent Delights Chloe Gong Hardcover Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane this heart stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River The year is 1926 and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos At the heart of it all is eighteen year old Juliette Cai a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang a network of criminals far above the law Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers who have fought the Scarlets for generations And behind every move is their heir Roma Montagov Juliette s first love and first betrayal Goblin King A Permafrost Novel Kara Barbieri Hardcover In Kara Barbieri s Goblin King the stunning sequel in the Permafrost series which began with White Stag Janneke must find how far she s willing to go to save her world from destruction even if it means sacrificing everything she s fought for The Hunt is over but the War has just begun How to Pack for the End of the World Michelle Falkoff Hardcover The Breakfast Club meets We Are the Ants in this timely story for a generation of young activists Amina finds a group of like minded peers to join forces with fast friends who dedicate their year to learning survival skills from each other before it s too late Still as their prepper knowledge multiplies so do their regular high school problems from relationship drama to family issues Juggling the two parts of their lives forces Amina to ask a vital question Is it worth living in the hypothetical future if it s at the expense of your actual present Claire s STAFF PICK City of the Uncommon Thief Lynne Bertrand Hardcover A dark and intricate fantasy for readers of The Book of Dust and Leigh Bardugo City of the Uncommon Thief is the story of a quarantined city gripped by fear and of the war that can free it A macabre marvel of a tale Kirkus Reviews starred A strange fascinating adventure in a singular world Publishers Weekly 35

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION Beautiful Wild Anna Godbersen Hardcover You are invited to set sail on the maiden voyage of the SS Princess of the Pacific in this indulgent historical romance from Anna Godbersen the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe series High society intrigue and deliciously shocking scandals meet a gripping fight for survival in this sweeping romance sure to thrill fans of Kiera Cass and Katie McGee How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories The Folk of the Air Holly Black Illustrated by Rovina Cai Hardcover Return to the captivating world of Elfhame with this illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy that began with The Cruel Prince from award winning author Holly Black Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king he was a faerie child with a heart of stone 1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame s enigmatic high king Cardan Lies Like Poison Chelsea Pitcher Hardcover Riverdale meets Kara Thomas s The Cheerleaders in this electrifying twisted thriller about estranged friends who reunite when someone commits the murder they d planned but didn t go through with and leaves one of their own to take the fall A journey into the dark corners of friendship and bonds that form in the shadows Mindy McGinnis author of The Female of the Species This Is Not the Jess Show Anna Carey Hardcover Black Mirror meets My So Called Life in this fast paced timely YA thriller about separating fact from fiction and how far we ll go to create our own version of reality Like any other teenager Jess Flynn is just trying to get through her junior year without drama but drama seems to keep finding her One day a tiny sleek black device with an apple logo on it falls out of her best friend s backpack and lands at Jess s feet But the year is 1998 and the first iPhone won t exist for another nine years 36

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