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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 VIEW FROM OUR SHELVES showcases titles that are brand new releases in stock and hand selected by us While we work on changes inside our store and we really think you will like them take time to browse our recommendations virtually We re expanding our categories in this issue to share a wider array of great books We always say there s a book for every reader and this catalog is just the beginning 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 2 September 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 books page 2 Click Throughout the book you ll find clickable links Feel free to click on them to follow your favorite books back to RainyDayBooks com 3 Enjoy the browse And remember there s more to see at RainyDayBooks com

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FICTION Transcendent Kingdom Yaa Gyasi Hardcover Yaa Gyasi s stunning follow up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful raw intimate deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama Poised to be the literary event of the fall Entertainment Weekly The Exiles A Novel Christina Baker Kline Hardcover The author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train returns with an ambitious emotionally resonant novel that captures the hardship oppression opportunity and hope of a trio of women s lives in nineteenth century Australia Master storyteller Christina Baker Kline is at her best in this epic yet intimate tale of nineteenthcentury Australia I loved this book Paula McLain author of The Paris Wife and Love and Ruin Homeland Elegies A Novel Ayad Akhtar Hardcover A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9 11 made Part family drama part social essay part picaresque novel at its heart it is the story of a father a son and the country they both call home Passionate disturbing unputdownable Salman Rushdie Total Power Vince Flynn Hardcover In the next thriller in the 1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series it s a race against the clock when ISIS takes out the entire US power grid and throws the country into chaos This compulsive thriller proves once again that the Mitch Rapp series is the best of the best when it comes to the world of special ops Booklist starred review 3

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FICTION The Lying Life of Adults Elena Ferrante Hardcover A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE the New York Times best selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2020 Piranesi Susanna Clarke Hardcover From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell an intoxicating hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality For readers of Neil Gaiman s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller s Circe Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world an infinite labyrinth full of startling images and surreal beauty haunted by the tides and the clouds To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Christopher Paolini Hardcover To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon Christopher Paolini During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet Kira finds an alien relic At first she s delighted but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move As war erupts among the stars Kira is launched into a galaxy spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation The Invention of Sound Chuck Palahniuk Hardcover A father searching for his missing daughter is suddenly given hope when a major clue is discovered but learning the truth could shatter the seemingly perfect image Hollywood is desperate to uphold This dark humorous tale sparkles with the inventive details including a scream powerful enough to crumble buildings and provocative insights on the commodification of pain and what it means to turn people s basic humanity into something that could be bought and sold The result is a wry devilish delight Publishers Weekly 4

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FICTION Troubled Blood Robert Galbraith Hardcover A breathtaking labyrinthine epic Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet Private Detective Cormoran Strike is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother Margot Bamborough who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974 Strike has never tackled a cold case before let alone one forty years old But despite the slim chance of success he is intrigued and takes it on The Book of Hidden Wonders Polly Crosby Hardcover A charming deeply imaginative debut novel about a young girl who is immortalized in her father s illustrated books containing clues to their family secrets Written with tremendous heart and charisma The Book of Hidden Wonders is an unforgettable story about growing up facing mortality and discovering the hidden wonders that make us who we are Daddy Stories Emma Cline Hardcover From the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls comes an eagerly anticipated story collection exploring the dark corners of human experience A thrilling new voice in American fiction Jennifer Egan about The Girls Dear Ann A Novel Bobbie Ann Mason Hardcover From the acclaimed author of the classics Shiloh and Other Stories and In Country comes a beautifully crafted and profoundly moving novel which follows a woman as she looks back over her life and her first love Deeply moving A beautifully written homage to the 1960s by a mature writer at the top of her literary power Kirkus starred review 5

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FICTION A Girl is a Body of Water Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Hardcover International award winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi s novel is a sweeping and powerful portrait of a young girl and her family who they are what history has taken from them and most importantly how they find their way back to each other In A Girl is a Body of Water Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi takes the classic male quest for identity and turns it spectacularly on its head Kirabo s journey toward self possession is a beautiful wise and exhilarating read Lily King author of Writers Lovers Monogamy A Novel Sue Miller Hardcover A brilliantly insightful novel engrossing and haunting about marriage love family happiness and sorrow from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller A robust character driven examination of the inner workings of a lengthy marriage The novel is grounded by vibrant prose vividly portrayed secondary characters and the resiliency of everlasting love A spectacular powerful return Publishers Weekly Starred Review What Are You Going Through Sigrid Nunez Hardcover The New York Times bestselling National Book Award winning author of The Friend brings her singular voice to a story about the meaning of life and death and the value of companionship Richly internalized With both compassion and joy Nunez contemplates how we survive life s certain suffering and don t with words and one another Booklist STARRED review An Inconvenient Woman St phanie Buelens Hardcover In this debut psychological thriller two women on opposite sides of the law delve into the heart of a years old crime in order to stop a future one A piercing high speed nightmare best consumed in a single breathless sitting Kirkus Starred Review 6

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FICTION The Boys Club Erica Katz Hardcover Sweetbitter meets The Firm in this buzzy page turning debut novel already optioned to Netflix about sex and power in the halls of corporate America Written under a pseudonym by a currently practicing lawyer The Boys Club tracks one woman s entry into the male dominated world of high stakes law and what happens when her carefully planned life spins out of control Good Morning America New Must Read Books for the Ultimate Escape in August Bront s Mistress Fiona Austin Hardcover This dazzling debut novel for fans of Mrs Poe and Longbourn explores the scandalous historical love affair between Branwell Bront and Lydia Robinson giving voice to the woman who allegedly corrupted her son s innocent tutor and brought down the entire Bront family A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom John Boyne Hardcover From the bestselling author of A Ladder to the Sky a darkly funny novel that races like a beating heart People comes a new novel that plays out across all of human history a story as precise as it is unlimited Villa of Delirium Adrien Goetz Hardcover Makes you want to travel do somersaults and stretches drink champagne in evening dress read think Intoxicating Publishers Weekly A deeply human story of beauty and loss Christine Coulson author of Metropolitan Stories A Novel 7

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FICTION Nothing to See Here Kevin Wilson Paperback From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review The Washington Post People Entertainment Weekly USA Today TIME The A V Club Buzzfeed and PopSugar Anxious People A Novel Fredrik Backman Hardcover From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and writer of astonishing depth The Washington Times comes a poignant charming novel about a crime that never took place a would be bank robber who disappears into thin air and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined The Evening and the Morning Kingsbridge 4 Ken Follett Hardcover From the 1 New York Times bestselling author a thrilling and addictive new novel a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth set in England at the dawn of a new era the Middle Ages The Warehouse Rob Hart Paperback Cloud isn t just a place to work It s a place to live And when you re here you ll never want to leave A thrilling story of corporate espionage at the highest level and a powerful cautionary tale about technology runaway capitalism and the nightmare world we are making for ourselves Blake Crouch New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter 8

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MYSTERY THRILLER Murder Most Puzzling 20 Mysterious Cases to Solve Stephanie von Reiswitz Hardcover Murder Most Puzzling is a gorgeous and witty book that invites readers to play detective and solve a series of absorbing murder mystery themed puzzles Readers are cast as the faithful sidekick to amateur sleuth Medea Thorne in order to solve 20 puzzling cases This book will delight fans of Agatha Christie Arthur Conan Doyle and Edward Gorey The Chestnut Man S ren Sveistrup Paperback This might just be the thriller of the year The Chestnut Man grips you from the opening page and never lets go as we re pulled into a haunting whirlwind of secrets deception and the dark side of the soul The policing is top notch of course and the characters good and bad are so real we re sure we ve met them before Brilliant Jeffery Deaver author of The Never Game The Saint of Wolves and Butchers Alex Grecian Paperback From the bestselling author of The Yard comes a chilling contemporary thriller about an enigmatic hunter on the trail of a Nazi who has secretly continued his devilish work here in America Travis Roan and his dog Bear are hunters They travel the world pursuing evildoers in order to bring them to justice They have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann a Nazi doctor and concentration camp administrator who snuck into the U S under the name Rudy Goodman in the 1950s and has at last been identified The Great Hotel Murder Vincent Starrett Paperback In a grand Chicago hotel a mysterious death sets a puzzling whodunnit in motion Reissued for the first time in over eighty years The Great Hotel Murder is a devilishly complex whodunnit with a classical aristocratic setting sure to please Golden Age mystery fans of all stripes In 1935 the story was adapted for a film of the same name 9

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MYSTERY THRILLER The Forger s Daughter Bradford Morrow Hardcover When a scream shatters the summer night outside their country house in the Hudson Valley reformed literary forger Will and his wife Meghan find their daughter Maisie shaken and bloodied holding a parcel her attacker demanded she present to her father Inside is a literary rarity the likes of which few have ever handled and a letter laying out impossible demands regarding its future Part mystery part case study of the shadowy side of the book trade and part homage to the writer who invented the detective tale The Forger s Daughter portrays the world of literary forgery as diabolically clever genuinely dangerous and inescapable it would seem to those who have ever embraced it The Last Flight Julie Clark Hardcover Two women Two flights One last chance to disappear The Last Flight is thoroughly absorbing not only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying if bittersweet resolution The characters get under your skin The New York Times Book Review The Eighth Detective Alex Pavesi Hardcover Alex Pavesi s The Eighth Detective is a love letter to classic detective stories with a modern twist where nothing is as it seems and proof that the best mysteries break all the rules One of the most innovative mysteries in recent memory The Wall Street Journal The Darkest Evening Ann Cleeves Hardcover From Ann Cleeves New York Times bestselling and award winning author of the Vera and Shetland series both of which are hit TV shows comes the stunning new Vera Stanhope novel The Darkest Evening Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers Louise Penny 10

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SCI FI ROMANCE The Bone Shard Daughter Andrea Stewart Hardcover Introducing a major new voice in epic fantasy in an empire controlled by bone shard magic Lin the former heir to the emperor will fight to reclaim her magic and her place on the throne A complex and dark tapestry of a fantasy woven through with brilliant world building deep intrigue and incredible heart Megan E O Keefe author of Velocity Weapon Supernova Era Cixin Liu Paperback From science fiction legend Cixin Liu the New York Times bestselling and awardwinning author of The Three Body Problem comes Supernova Era a vision of the future that reads like Ursula K Le Guin rewriting The Lord of the Flies for the quantum age NPR Architects of Memory The Memory War 1 Karen Osborne Paperback Millions died after the first contact An alien weapon holds the key to redemption or annihilation Experience Karen Osborne s unforgettable science fiction debut Architects of Memory Osborne s worldbuilding shines the rival corporations are seductive manipulative and inescapable and the constraints on Ash s life as an uncitizen are palpable Publishers Weekly The House of Styx Derek K nsken Hardcover Discover the beginnings of the Quantum Evolution with The House of Styx the start of a groundbreaking new series set 250 years before The Quantum Magician K nsken s vivid worldbuilding is a knockout This is a must read Publishers Weekly starred review 11

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SCI FI ROMANCE The Memory of Souls Jenn Lyons Hardcover The Memory of Souls is the third epic fantasy in Jenn Lyons Chorus of Dragons series Lyons braids multiple points of view tenses and time lines into a richly detailed and elaborate story with increasing tension and stakes The third Chorus of Dragons book is an exciting entry in the series culminating in an intriguing endpoint that will have readers excited for the next book Library Journal starred review What Happens in Paradise Elin Hilderbrand Paperback Spend your winter on sunlit shores in the New York Times bestselling follow up to Winter in Paradise where secret lives and new loves emerge under the bright Caribbean sky Lush with the tropical details romance and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page turner from one of America s most beloved and engaging storytellers The Lost and Found Bookshop Susan Wiggs Hardcover In this thought provoking wise and emotionally rich novel New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs explores the meaning of happiness trust and faith in oneself as she asks the question If you had to start over what would you do and who would you be An unputdownable true book lover s book that fans of women s fiction slow burning romance and the novels of Nora Roberts and Kristin Hannah will love Library Journal starred review The Paris Secret Natasha Lester Paperback From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Orphan comes an unforgettable historical novel about a secret collection of Dior gowns that ties back to the first female pilots of WWII and a heartbreaking story of love and sacrifice This meticulously researched novel is about the lengths people will go to protect one another and a love that lasts a lifetime The Paris Secret is a tear jerker so stock up on tissues sit in a quiet corner and don t move until you ve finished this extraordinary book Marie Claire 12

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BIOGRAPHY MEMOIR Everything Beautiful in Its Time Seasons of Love and Loss Jenna Bush Hager Hardcover Jenna Bush Hager the former first daughter and granddaughter 1 New York Times bestselling author and co anchor of the Today show shares moving funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life Tecumseh and the Prophet The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation Peter Cozzens Hardcover The first biography of the great Shawnee leader in more than twenty years and the first to make clear that his misunderstood younger brother Tenskwatawa was an equal partner in the last great pan Indian alliance against the United States Wild Thing The Short Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix Philip Norman Hardcover A shattering new biography of rock music s most outrageous and tragic genius As a biography of the legendary ax man this is the one There will be much interest in all things Hendrix on the 50th anniversary of his death this September As his chronicler Norman is most definitely experienced Essential for music collections and anyone interested in Hendrix or music of the 1960s Library Journal starred review Eat a Peach A Memoir David Chang Hardcover From the chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix s Ugly Delicious an intimate account of the making of a chef the story of the modern restaurant world that he helped shape and how he discovered that success can be much harder to understand than failure David puts words to so many of the things we all feel sharing generously of his own journey so we can all benefit in the process Chrissy Teigen 13

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BIOGRAPHY MEMOIR Me and Sister Bobbie True Tales of the Family Band Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson Hardcover The untold story of Willie Nelson and his sister Bobbie who over the course of their lives together supported each other through personal tragedies and triumphs and forged an unbreakable bond through their shared love of music In alternating chapters this heartfelt dual memoir weaves together both their stories as they experienced them side by side and apart Modern Madness An Owner s Manual Terri Cheney Hardcover Terri Cheney ripped the covers off her secret battle with bipolar disorder in her New York Times bestselling memoir Manic Now in this stigma buster and must read she blends a gripping narrative with practical advice Elyn Saks Terri Cheney s unflinching commitment to telling her own truth on her own terms moved me into a new place of compassion Anne Hathaway Academy Award winning actress Sid Meier s Memoir A Life in Computer Games Sid Meier Hardcover The life and career of the legendary developer celebrated as the godfather of computer gaming and creator of Civilization Articulating his philosophy that a video game should be a series of interesting decisions Meier also shares his perspective on the history of the industry the psychology of gamers and fascinating insights into the creative process including his rules of good game design Young Rembrandt A Biography Onno Blom Hardcover A captivating exploration of the little known story of Rembrandt s formative years by a prize winning biographer Rembrandt van Rijn s early years are as famously shrouded in mystery as Shakespeare s and his life has always been an enigma How did a miller s son from a provincial Dutch town become the greatest artist of his age How in short did Rembrandt become Rembrandt 14

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NON FICTION The Growing Season How I Built a New Life and Saved an Amercian Farm Sarah Frey Hardcover A gutsy success story The New York Times Book Review about one tenacious woman s journey to escape rural poverty and create a billion dollar farming business without ever leaving the land she loves With earnest effective storytelling Frey demonstrates her character impatient driven restless and at time obsessive and highly successful A heart gladdening memoir of a rare triumph over poverty Kirkus Reviews The Quiet Americans Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War a Tragedy in Three Acts Scott Anerson Hardcover A gripping history of the early years of the Cold War the CIA s covert battles against communism and the tragic consequences which still affect America and the world today Anderson weaves his narrative among the lives of his subjects highlighting aspects of their livelihoods as American spies that were at times equally frustrating ridiculous and chillingly dangerous A fascinating and compulsively readable account of wartime spying Library Journal Having and Being Had Eula Biss Hardcover A timely and arresting new look at affluence by a New York Times bestselling author A strong new meditation on buying and owning in a society as a white woman where some people descend from Americans once considered property themselves This is an essential book for our out of control times LitHub The Great Secret The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer Jennet Conant Hardcover The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe the cover up and how one American Army doctor s discovery led to the development of the first drug to combat cancer known today as chemotherapy Deeply researched and beautifully written The Great Secret is the remarkable story of how horrific tragedy gave birth to medical triumph 15

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NON FICTION If Then How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future Jill Lepore Hardcover The Simulmatics Corporation launched during the Cold War mined data targeted voters manipulated consumers destabilized politics and disordered knowledge decades before Facebook Google and Cambridge Analytica Jill Lepore best selling author of These Truths came across the company s papers in MIT s archives and set out to tell this forgotten history the long lost backstory to the methods and the arrogance of Silicon Valley Agent Sonya Moscow s Most Daring Wartime Spy Ben Macintyre Hardcover The master storyteller San Francisco Chronicle behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind the Cold War s most intrepid female spy With Macintyre in charge you re virtually guaranteed a history book that reads like a spy novel Richmond Times Dispatch The Human Cosmos Civilization and the Stars Jo Marchant Hardcover Journalist Marchant takes a thought provoking look at how human fascination with the night sky has influenced beliefs throughout history Integrating science history philosophy and religion Marchant s epic account is one for readers to savor Publishers Weekly starred review The Butterfly Effect Insects and the Making of the Modern World Edward D Melillo Hardcover A fascinating entertaining dive into the long standing relationship between humans and insects revealing the surprising ways we depend on these tiny six legged creatures Melillo introduces many little known facts and moments of insight making this an engaging and often surprising read for those interested in environmental history Library Journal 16

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NON FICTION Commanding Hope The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril Thomas Homer Dixon Hardcover From the 1 BESTSELLING thought leader Calling on history cutting edge research complexity science and even Lord of the Rings Thomas Homer Dixon lays out the tools we can command to rescue a world on the brink Commanding Hope marshals a fascinating accessible argument for reinvigorating our cognitive strengths and belief systems to affect urgent systemic change strengthen our economies and cultures and renew our hope in a positive future for everyone on Earth Stakes is High Life After the American Dream Miychal Denzel Smith Hardcover Brave clear eyed and passionate Stakes Is High is the book we need to guide us past crisis mode and through an uncertain future Slim impactful Stakes Is High is a polemic in the best sense of the word holding up a mirror to America in the hope that a clear eyed glimpse of its failings will assist in the never ending struggle to bring about the righteous nation it has always aspired to be Booklist starred Veritas A Harvard Professor a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus s Wife Ariel Saber Hardcover From National Book Critics Circle Award winning author Ariel Sabar the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that shook Harvard Fascinating engrossing The interaction of the con man and the Harvard professor one with a deep need to deceive and the other with a desperate need to believe presents a wholly human story of frailty and weakness NPR Deep Kindness A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think Talk and Act in Kindness Houston Kraft Hardcover Spread meaningful kindness every day with these anecdotes and actions that can help bring change to our lives our relationships and the world Deep Kindness is a book for everyone even the skeptic In a raw real and relatable way Houston Kraft takes you on a journey to challenge your notion of what kindness means and exactly why deep kindness can heal and transform our world Jaclyn Lindsey Co founder CEO of kindness org 17

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NON FICTION Vesper Flights Helen MacDonald Hardcover Animals don t exist in order to teach us things but that is what they have always done and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep Don t Tell Me to Relax Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage Feels and Freak Outs Ralph De La Rosa Paperback A handbook for staying grounded emotionally connected and empowered regardless of what s in the headlines and who s in your face De La Rosa offers a path of empathy compassion and mindfulness a path of walking straight through the entire range of our emotions Sharon Salzberg author of Real Happiness Great Adaptations Star Nosed Moles Electric Eels and Other Tales of Evolution s Mysteries Solved Kenneth Catania Hardcover Examining some strange and spectacular creatures Great Adaptations offers a wondrous journey into nature s grand designs Catania sheds light on the mysteries behind the behaviors of tentacled snakes tiny shrews zombie making wasps and more He shows not only how studying these animals can provide deep insights into how life evolved but also how scientific discovery can be filled with adventure and fun Fallout The Hiroshima Cover up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World Lesley M M Blume Hardcover New York Times bestselling author Lesley M M Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover ups of the 20th century the true effects of the atom bomb potentially saving millions of lives 18

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NON FICTION World of Wonders In Praise of Fireflies Whale Sharks and Other Astonishments Aimee Nezhukumatathil Hardcover From beloved award winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction a collection of essays about the natural world and the way its inhabitants can teach support and inspire us Twilight of the Gods War in the Western Pacific 1944 1945 Ian W Toll Hardcover No one has told the story of World War II in the Pacific from beginning to bitter end better than Ian W Toll This final volume concludes a brilliant trilogy Elegant and supremely readable don t miss the finest military history of 2020 Alex Kershaw New York Times best selling author of The First Wave and Avenue of Spies Dear Life A Doctor s Story of Love and Loss Rachel Clarke Hardcover In Dear Life palliative care specialist Dr Rachel Clarke recounts her professional and personal journey to understand not the end of life but life at its end A memoir about caring for people on the edge of death Though indisputably a time of sorrow Clarke tries to show that in the face of death can be found the things that really matter in life including the strength and compassion of which we are all capable BBC My Life in Plants Flowers I ve Loved Herbs I ve Grown and Houseplants I ve Killed on the Way to Finding Myself Katie Vaz Hardcover I loved this beautifully illustrated memoir a deeply personal remembrance about the navigation into adulthood and the plants along the way It s engaging and touching for plant lovers and humans alike As someone who also finds joy in watching things grow I found each vignette touching and relatable Lori Roberts author of A Life of Gratitude 19

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PRE ORDER NOW FOR AN AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED BOOKPLATE How to Astronaut An Insider s Guide to Leaving Planet Earth Terry Virts Hardcover Colonel Terry Virts earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989 and a master of aeronautical science degree in aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Selected by NASA in 2000 he was the pilot of STS 130 mission aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour In March 2015 Virts assumed command of the International Space Station and spent over 200 days on it Virts is one of the stars and photographers of the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet released in April 2016 He is also the author of View from Above National geographic 2017 He lives near Houston A wildly entertaining account of the rules lessons procedures and experiences of space travel How to Astronaut is a book that will appeal to anyone male or female young or old with even a passing interest in space Written by Col Terry Virts a former astronaut space shuttle pilot and International Space Station commander who spent 200 consecutive days in space it answers all of our curious questions and much more Here s how to survive that first brush with weightlessness in the so called vomit comet the nearly indescribable thrill of a first blastoff managing the daily tasks eating bathing doing chores going to the bathroom that are anything but ordinary when you re orbiting the earth at 17 000 miles per hour how to don your space suit and head out to work on a spacewalk alone in the vacuum how to prepare for emergencies of all kinds from managing space brain to dealing with a dead crew member and what it s like to return to Earth including something as seemingly simple as walking after spending six months in zero g A born storyteller Virts reveals the often untold side of space travel in 51 short chapters filled with a mix of you are there detail a dose of science made simple and the inherent drama of describing something few will ever know firsthand

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COOKBOOKS Gordon Ramsay Quick and Delicious 100 Recipes to Cook in 30 Minutes or Less Gordon Ramsay Hardcover Create chef quality food without spending hours in the kitchen these are the recipes and straightforward tips you need to make good food fast An instructive and inspiring entry that stands out among the vast array of quickmeal cookbooks Booklist starred review Let s Fix Lunch Enjoy Delicious Plant Friendly Meals at Work School or On the Go Kat Nouri Stasher Hardcover Let s Fix Lunch makes it easy and fun to prepare meals that are good for you and good for the planet This eco friendly cookbook features delicious waste free recipes for sandwiches salads soups snacks and more An inspiring guide for anyone who wants to do their small part to save the earth Let s Fix Lunch makes it simple to create a sustainable waste free home 100 Cookies The Baking Book for Every Kitchen with Classic Cookies Novel Treats Brownies Bars and More Sarah Kieffer Hardcover This is the comprehensive yet charming cookbook every cookie lover or those who love to bake cookies needs Wild Kitchen Nature Loving Chefs at Home Claire Bingham Hardcover Featuring recipes and a wealth of tips and ideas this is a glimpse inside the home kitchens and gardens of twenty top food personalities who are leading the way in sustainable cooking 21

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COOKBOOKS Skinnytaste Meal Prep Healthy Make Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life Gina Homolka Hardcover Save time money and calories with 1 New York Times bestselling author Gina Homolka s simple smart solutions for healthy freezer meals ready to serve dishes grab and go breakfasts and lunches ingenious planned overs and more Cooking for One Scaled Recipes No Waste Solutions and Time Saving Tips America s Test Kitchen Hardcover Discover the joy of cooking for yourself with more than 160 perfectly portioned easy to execute recipes flexible ingredient lists to accommodate your pantry and ideas for improvising to your taste Old World Italian Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy A Cookbook Mimi Thorisson Hardcover Mimi explores the beautiful coasts and countrysides of Italy in this lavishly photographed cookbook featuring simple authentic recipes inspired by the country s devoted producers and rich food heritage Soupology The Art of Soup from Six Simple Broths Drew Smith Hardcover Easy to follow this book is a master class on how to use six mother broths to create more than sixty delicious zero waste soups that can be nutritious full meals or accompaniments to larger celebrations 22

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BABY BOOKS Hello Hello Brendan Wenzel Board Book Named a Best Children s Book of the Year by the Washington Post Working Mother and more Now available in a board book edition for the very youngest readers to enjoy Hello Hello explores all aspects of seeing and appreciating nature Made With Love Pancakes Lee Redmond Board Book The pancakes are hot fresh off the griddle can you guess the delicious topping on each one This beautifully designed board book is stacked with treats for hungry young readers With every turn of these satisfyingly thick pages a new delicious topping is revealed leaving readers with a picturesque plate to start their day The Pout Pout Fish and the Can t Sleep Blues Deborah Diesen Illus by Dan Hanna Board Book Swim along with Mr Fish as he has trouble falling asleep one night With help from his friends he just might figure out a bedtime routine of his own Now in an unabridged board book conversion of the original jacketed hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Pout Pout Fish series My Favorite Color I Can Only Pick One Aaron Becker Board Book The engineers behind 2019 s wondrous You Are Light return with another innovative approach to color primers The basic premise picking your favorite color is enough to engage any toddler or preschool audience but the mindboggling depth of beauty and bookmaking ingenuity puts this offering on another level Booklist starred review 23

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BABY BOOKS Where s the T Rex Nosy Crow Illus by Ingela P Arrhenius Board Book Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of dinosaurs that include a stegosaurus a diplodocus a triceratops and a T rex all hiding behind bright felt flaps With a mirror on the final page this is the perfect book to share with the youngest dinosaur lovers Cuddle Me Good Night Scholastic Board Book With a different interactive touch on every page Cuddle Me Goodnight introduces the youngest child to different baby animals promoting language development early literacy hand eye coordination and adult child interaction Includes an embroidered patch on the cover How Big is Zagnodd Sandra Boynton Board Book Finally a board book that dares to answer the question HOW BIG IS ZAGNODD Spoiler alert SO big From there we zip around outer space to meet a wild variety of aliens Boknuk Fleeb Igwak to name a few who are LONG or FUZZY or BRIGHT or DANCEY or SLEEPY And then for reasons that aren t entirely clear there s Steve This hilarious new book from the out of this world Sandra Boynton will have Earthlings big and small giggling with delight You re My Little Baby A Touch and Feel Book Eric Carle Board Book From beloved author illustrator Eric Carle comes this brand new interactive board book that features sweet text about baby love and touch and feel elements throughout 24

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PICTURE BOOKS Wild Symphony Dan Brown Illus by Susan Batori Hardcover Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends Young readers will meet a big blue whale and speedy cheetahs tiny beetles and graceful swans Each has a special secret to share Along the way you might spot the surprises Maestro Mouse has left for you a hiding buzzy bee jumbled letters that spell out clues and even a coded message to solve Children and adults can enjoy this timeless picture book as a traditional read along or can choose to listen to original musical compositions as they read one for each animal with a free interactive smartphone app which uses augmented reality to play the appropriate song for each page when a phone s camera is held over it See the Cat Three Stories About a Dog David LaRochelle Illus by Mike Wohnoutka Hardcover Move over Spot Spoofing classic primers Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling Imogene Comes Back David Small Hardcover 35 years after Imogene woke up with antlers she s back The follow up to the classic Imogene s Antlers by Caldecott Award winning David Small One day Imogene woke up to discover that she had sprouted antlers overnight Her family was confused her mother was distraught and there was no explanation Then she woke up the next day and they were gone but were replaced by something just as curious Mr Nogginbody and the Childish Child David Shannon Hardcover Best selling creator David Shannon walks the line between childish and grownupish in his playful and brilliantly accomplished new picture book When Mr Nogginbody has to babysit he thinks it should be straightforward give the child a chocolate soda so he ll do his homework Unfortunately for Mr N the child refuses to study teasing his sitter and jumping on the couch just out of reach Determined to put a stop to the childish shenanigans Mr Nogginbody jumps up after him But he quickly discovers just how much fun being a kid can be 25

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PICTURE BOOKS If You Come to Earth Sophia Blackall Hardcover From two time Caldecott Winner author illustrator Sophie Blackall If You Came to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children Love is Powerful Heather Dean Brewer Illus by Le Uyen Pham Hardcover A little girl carries a big message and finds it thrillingly amplified by the rallying crowd around her in an empowering story for the youngest of activists It s time to unpack activism for the picture book crowd and this story conveys both the optimistic energy of peaceful mass protests and the exhilaration of what it s like to demonstrate with large crowds School Library Journal Online Mootilda s Bad Mood Corey Rosen Schwartz Kirsti Call Illus by Claudia Ranucci Hardcover Mootilda s in a bad mooood She wakes up on the wrong side of the the barn and experiences one ca lamb ity after another She skips and trips and spills milk everywhere She tries to alley oop but misses the hoop and there s a big crash at the chicken coop Her day has been terri bull Is there any way Mootilda can turn her bad mooood around Welcome to Bobville City of Bobs Jonah Winter Illus by Bob Staake Hardcover Here s a timely hilarious picture book with Seussian appeal In Bobville everyone is named yup Bob and everything is exactly the same until one Bob decides he d like to be a Bruce A clever look at tolerance and understanding Kirkus Reviews 26

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MIDDLE READER Thirteens Kate Alice Marshall Hardcover Neil Gaiman s Coraline meets Stranger Things in a dark and twisted story about a sleepy town with a dark secret and the three kids brave enough to uncover it A sensational spooky tale Thirteens has all the creepy elements that I adore a town with a wicked history lovable characters great writing plenty of scares and mystery layered upon mystery Sign me up for the next book J A White author of Nightbooks The Silver Arrow Lev Grossman Hardcover From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians comes a mustread wholly original middle grade debut perfect for fans of The Chronicles of Narnia and Roald Dahl This thrilling fantasy adventure will not only entertain young readers but inspire them to see the beautiful exciting and precious world around them with new eyes Mask The League of Secret Heroes 2 Kate Hannigan Hardcover A trio of young superheroes try to thwart a spy in this second book in the action packed comicsinspired adventure series that s Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman The Shadow Crosser A Storm Runner Novel Book 3 J C Cervantes Hardcover Best selling author Rick Riordan presents J C Cervantes epic finale to the Storm Runner trilogy a tale of mystery magic and mayhem featuring gods from both Maya and Aztec mythology In The Shadow Crosser Zane and his friends embark on their most treacherous mission yet a mission that with one blunder could change history as we know it and worse destroy the universe 27

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MIDDLE READER Mr Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket Chris Grabenstein Hardcover Welcome For the first time you are invited INSIDE Mr Lemoncello s one of a kind Gameworks Factory in book five of the fun filled action packed bestselling series from the much loved coauthor of the I Funny and Max Einstein series A worthy successor to Willy Wonka Booklist starred review of Escape from Mr Lemoncello s Library The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue Karina Yan Glaser Hardcover A New York Times best selling series Harlem s favorite family returns in the third installment in the Vanderbeerkers series wherein the Vanderbeeker kids find themselves racing to save their mother s baking business from city closure Illustrated with delightful black and white illustration Dog Man Grime and Punishment 9 Dav Pilkey Hardcover The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey You ll howl with laughter Dav Pilkey s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes including empathy kindness persistence and the importance of doing good Hollowpox The Hunt for Morrigan Crow Nevermoor 3 Jessica Townsend Hardcover Morrigan battles a new evil as a strange frightening illness takes hold of Nevermoor in this captivating and heart pounding third book of the instant New York Times bestselling series Townsend offers a detailed and broadly envisioned alternate world scenes of action and suspense and a wide array of colorful characters but the spotlight shines on Morrigan as she struggles with her emotions and her elusive powers Booklist 28

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NON FICTION FOR KIDS Nature All Around Birds Pamela Hickman Illus by Carolyn Gavin Hardcover The perfect resource for budding bird watchers this beautiful comprehensive introduction encourages children to appreciate the wonderful world of birds all around them Excellent for fledgling naturalists Kirkus Reviews starred review Sometimes People March Tessa Allen Hardcover With a spare inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting Throughout American history one thing remains true no matter how or why people march they are powerful because they march together Iconic Objects Made from Lego Bricks Joachim Klang Hardcover A new how to book for LEGO fans on building models of iconic everyday items Joachim Joe Klang presents the reader with a fascinating choice of exclusively designed LEGO models featuring cool classic objects that everyone will recognize With illustrated simple step by step instructions LEGO fans can create iconic objects such as the Polaroid camera the Nintendo Gameboy or the Rubik s cube using their own collection of bricks The Tiny Chef adn da mishing weshipee blook Rachel Larsen Adam Reid Ozi Akturk Hardcover The Tiny Chef a small herbivore with an enormous heart goes on a quest to find his missing recipe book in this irresistible debut picture book from the creators of TheTinyChefShow 29

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NON FICTION FOR KIDS Maps Deluxe Edition Aleksandrea Mizielinska Daniel Mizielinski Hardcover Explore the world anew with this lavish extended edition from the incomparable Mizielinskis This book features new and updated material on every spread and twenty four entirely new maps In addition to geographic features like borders and cities this volume features places of historical and cultural interest eminent personalities cultural events and iconic animals allowing you to explore the globe without leaving your couch Life Through Time The 700 Million Year Story of Life on Earth John Woodward Hardcover Life Through Time explores the origins of species that still exist today in early fish amphibians birds reptiles and mammals It takes readers through the years of dinosaurs and megafauna up to the appearance of our first human ancestors around six million years ago to the evolution of hunter gathering Homo sapiens in the Ice Age and the first civilizations The Impossible First Young Reader s Edition An Explorer s Race Across Antarctica Colin O Brady Hardcover In this Young Readers Edition of Impossible First perfect for fans of My Shot by Elena Delle Donne and Shaken by Tim Tebow Colin O Brady vividly recounts his fifty four day unsupported record shattering solo crossing of Antarctica using every ounce of his strength years of training and sheer force of will The Radium Girls Young Readers Edition The Scary But True Story of the Poison That Made People Glow in the Dark Kate Moore Paperback An inspiring and engaging historical nonfiction book for kids 9 to 12 this newly adapted young readers edition of the acclaimed national bestseller tells the story of America s glowing girls and their brave fight for justice 30

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION The Inheritance Games Jennifer Lynn Barnes Hardcover Don t miss this impossible to put down Buzzfeed novel with deadly stakes thrilling twists and juicy secrets perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future survive high school win a scholarship and get out But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune The catch Avery has no idea why or even who Tobias Hawthorne is Punching the Air Ibi Zoboi Yusef Salaam Hardcover From award winning bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds Walter Dean Myers and Elizabeth Acevedo Awardworthy Soul stirring A must read Kirkus Reviews starred review The Other Side of the Sky Amie Kaufman Meagan Spooner Hardcover New York Times bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner have crafted a gripping tale of magic and logic fate and choice and a deadly love Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Brandon Sanderson Kaufman and Spooner who also collaborated on the Starbound Trilogy return with another richly drawn tantalizingly romantic sf series starter An especially action packed back half will ensure readers come running back for the next volume Booklist Kind of a Big Deal Shannon Hale Hardcover From Shannon Hale bestselling author of Austenland comes Kind of a Big Deal a hilarious madcap story that will suck you in literally Josie s life keeps imploding Best friend distant Boyfriend busy Mom not playing with a full deck Desperate to escape Josie gets into reading Literally She reads a book and suddenly she s inside it And with each book she s a different character a postapocalyptic heroine the lead in a YA rom com a 17th century wench in a corset It s alarming But also kind of amazing 31

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION Harrow Lake Kat Ellis Hardcover A can t put down creepy thriller about the daughter of a horror film director who s not afraid of anything until she gets to Harrow Lake A sinister story that slowly builds to a heart pounding climax Kirkus Legendborn Tracy Deonn Hardcover Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system Tracy Deonn s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Kiersten White Tracy Deonn s unique reimagining of Arthurian legend is full of magic and heart A brilliant debut Ashley Poston National Best Selling Author of Geekerella Night Shine Tessa Gratton Hardcover An orphan girl must face untold danger and an ancient evil to save her kingdom s prince in this lush romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Girls of Paper and Fire and Tess of the Road Recommended For You Laura Silverman Hardcover To All the Boys I ve Loved Before meets You ve Got Mail in this charming and hilarious rom com following two teen booksellers whose rivalry is taken to the next level as they compete for the top bookseller bonus Sweet and endearing with a headstrong heroine you can t help but root for RECOMMENDED FOR YOU is the kind of story that makes your bookish heart sing Laura Silverman delivers a cozy swoon worthy read dedicated to the bookworm in all of us Ashley Poston author of the Once Upon a Con series 32

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