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VIEW FROM OUR SHELVES A Publication Volume 8 March 2021 VIEW FROM OUR SHELVES showcases titles that are new releases arriving in the month of March hand selected by us IN STORE BROWSING HAS TO BE POSTPONED FOR NOW We are taking every precaution to keep our staff and patrons safe Curbside Pick Up Service of Orders only is available at the present time Effective March 8th Pick Up is Available Mondays to Fridays from 10 00 AM to 4 00 PM and Saturdays from 10 00 AM to 2 00 PM Please place your Orders by Phone 913 3843126 E Mail Mailbox RainyDayBooks com and on our Website Call us at 913 384 3126 for personalized Reading Recommendations for all ages

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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 Vivien s STAFF PICK Lisa s The Windsor Knot A Novel Klara and the Sun A Novel SJ Bennett Kazuo Ishiguro Hardcover Hardcover A pitch perfect murder mystery If The Crown were crossed with Miss Marple the result would probably be something like this charming whodunnit Ruth Ware author of One by One The first book in a highly original and delightfully clever crime series in which Queen Elizabeth II secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties Klara and the Sun the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature tells the story of Klara an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities who from her place in the store watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse and of those who pass on the street outside She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her Where the Crawdads Sing The Night Watchman Delia Owens Louise Erdrich Paperback Paperback Now in paperback Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising tale of possible murder Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Awardwinning author Louise Erdrich s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington D C this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose sly humor and depth of feeling of a master craftsman In Five Years A Novel The Rose Code A Novel Rebecca Serle Paperback Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day a striking powerful and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever 3 STAFF PICK Kate Quinn Hardcover The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over

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FICTION Cate s STAFF PICK Eternal STAFF PICK Lisa Scottoline Sunflower Sisters A Novel Hardcover Martha Hall Kelly 1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic of historical fiction fueled by shocking true events the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of Rome in the creeping shadow of fascism Hardcover Lisa s STAFF PICK Vivien s Martha Hall Kelly s million copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced readers to Caroline Ferriday Now in Sunflower Sisters Kelly tells the story of Ferriday s ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army and Anne May Wilson a Southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists The Women of Chateau Lafayette The Book of Longings Stephanie Dray Paperback Hardcover An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy Sue Monk Kidd Rhapsody Brood A Novel Mitchell James Kaplan Jackie Polzin Hardcover Hardcover One evening in 1924 Katharine Kay Swift the restless but loyal society wife of wealthy banker James Warburg and a serious pianist who longs for recognition attends a concert The piece Rhapsody in Blue by a young musical genius named George Gershwin Kay is helpless to resist the pull of George s talent and charm Set in Jazz Age New York City this stunning work of fiction for fans of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank explores the timeless bond between two brilliant strong willed artists An exquisite new literary voice wryly funny nakedly honest beautifully observational in the vein of Jenny Offill and Elizabeth Strout depicts one woman s attempt to keep her four chickens alive while reflecting on a recent loss 4

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FICTION Foregone A Novel 5 STAFF PICK The Lost Apothecary Russell Banks Sarah Penner Hardcover Hardcover At the center of Foregone is famed Canadian American leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife one of sixty thousand draft evaders and deserters who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Vietnam Imaginatively structured around Fife s secret memories and alternating between the experiences of the characters who are filming his confession the novel challenges our assumptions and understanding about a significant lost chapter in American history and the nature of memory itself Hidden in the depths of eighteenthcentury London a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives But the apothecary s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron a precocious twelve year old makes a fatal mistake sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries The Lowering Days Infinite Country Gregory Brown Patricia Engel Hardcover Hardcover A promising literary star makes his debut with this emotionally powerful saga set in 1980s Maine that explores family love the power of myths and storytelling survival and environmental exploitation and the ties between cultural identity and the land we live on Rich with Bogot urban life steeped in Andean myth and tense with the daily reality of the undocumented in America Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed status family for whom every triumph is stitched with regret and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 from Esquire O The Oprah Magazine Elle GMA New York Post Ms Magazine The Millions Electric Literature Lit Hub AARP Refinery29 BuzzFeed Autostraddle She Reads Alma and more Mary s STAFF PICK Mary s Mary s Vera A Novel STAFF PICK The Vietri Project Carol Edgarian Nicola DeRobertis Theye Hardcover Hardcover New York Times bestselling author Carol Edgarian delivers an astonishing feat of imagination a grand adventure set in 1906 San Francisco a city leveled by quake and fire featuring an indomitable heroine coming of age in the aftermath of catastrophe and her quest for love and reinvention A search for a mysterious customer in Rome leads a young bookseller to confront the complicated history of her family and that of Italy itself in this achingly intimate debut Working at a bookstore in Berkeley in the years after college Gabriele becomes intrigued by the orders of signor Vietri a customer from Rome whose numerous purchases grow increasingly mystical and esoteric Restless and uncertain of her future Gabriele quits her job and landing in Rome decides to look up Vietri

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FICTION The Little French Bridal Shop Good Eggs A Novel Jennifer Dupee Hardcover Hardcover When Kevin Gogarty s irrepressible eighty three year old mother Millie is caught shoplifting yet again he has no choice but to hire a caretaker to keep an eye on her Kevin recently unemployed is already at his wits end tending to a full house while his wife travels for work leaving him solo with his sulky misbehaved teenaged daughter Aideen With charm humor and pathos to spare Good Eggs is a delightful study in self determination the notion that it s never too late to start living and the unique redemption that family despite its maddening flaws can offer Rebecca Hardiman When Larisa Pearl returns to her small seaside hometown in Massachusetts to manage her beloved great aunt s estate she s a bit of an emotional mess She s just lost her job and her boyfriend and she s struggling to cope with her mother s failing health Now to the delight of everyone in town Larisa is planning her wedding She has her dress made floral arrangements and set the date The only thing missing is the groom Geoffrey s A Million Reasons Why STAFF PICK Reality and Other Stories Jessica Strawser John Lanchester Hardcover Hardcover Jessica Strawser s A Million Reasons Why is a fascinating foray into the questions we are most afraid to ask the story of two women who discover a bond between them that will change both their lives forever In 2017 inspired in part by Henry James The Turn of the Screw the acclaimed English novelist John Lanchester published a ghost story in The New Yorker Signal an eerie story of contemporary life and the perils of technology was a sensation among readers and since then Lanchester has written several more Becci s The Ladies of the Secret Circus STAFF PICK Band of Sisters Lauren Willig Constance Sayers Hardcover Hardcover A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig From the author of A Witch in Time comes a magical story set in Jazz Age Paris and modern day America of family secrets and lost love set against the backdrop of an extraordinary circus 6

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MYSTERY THRILLER Becci s STAFF PICK The Consequences of Fear A Maisie Dobbs Novel Dark Sky A Joe Pickett Novel 21 Jacqueline Winspear C J Box Hardcover Hardcover As Europe buckles under Nazi occupation Maisie Dobbs investigates a possible murder that threatens devastating repercussions for Britain s war efforts in this latest installment in the New York Times bestselling mystery series Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted in the thrilling new novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author C J Box Who is Maud Dixon Win Alexandra Andrews Harlan Coben Hardcover Hardcover A stylish and sharp character driven suspense novel with wicked hairpin turns about a famous novelist and a small town striver locked in a struggle for fortune and fame From a 1 New York Times bestselling author comes this thrilling story that shows what happens when a dead man s secrets fall into the hands of vigilante antihero drawing him down a dangerous road Mary s STAFF PICK Every Vow You Break Stephen King Peter Swanson Paperback Hardcover 1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand new novel about the secrets we keep buried and the cost of unearthing them A bride s dream honeymoon becomes a nightmare when a man with whom she s had a regrettable one night stand shows up in this electrifying psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Eight Perfect Murders 7 Later

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MYSTERY THRILLER The Girls Are All So Nice Here 2034 A Novel of the Next World War Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Elliot Ackerman Admiral James Stavirdis Hardcover Hardcover Two former best friends return to their college reunion to find that they re being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years before and will stop at nothing to get it in this shocking psychological thriller about ambition toxic friendship and deadly desire From two former military officers and award winning authors a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034 and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration Geoffrey s The Jigsaw Man Nadine Matheson The Last Tourist A Novel Hardcover Olen Steinhauer A serial killer and his copycat are locked in a violent game of cat and mouse Can DI Anjelica Henley stop them before it s too late Paperback Becci s STAFF PICK STAFF PICK New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer brings back Milo Weaver in The Last Tourist Becci s Three Hours in Paris Cara Black STAFF PICK A Silent Death Peter May Paperback Paperback In June of 1940 when Paris fell to the Nazis Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light abruptly leaving never to return To this day no one knows why The New York Times bestselling author of the Aim e Leduc investigations reimagines history in this masterful pulse pounding spy thriller The scorching new thriller from worldwide bestselling author of The Blackhouse Coffin Road and I ll Keep You Safe Peter May s latest bestseller unites a strong independent Spaniard with a socially inept Scotsman a senseless vendetta with a sense deprived victim and a red hot Costa Del Sol with an ice cold killer 8

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MYSTERY THRILLER Becci s Every Last Fear Alex Finlay The Killing Tide A Brittany Mystery Hardcover Jean Luc Bannalec In one of the year s most anticipated debut psychological thrillers a family made infamous by a true crime documentary is found dead leaving their surviving son to uncover the truth about their final days Paperback The Lost Village 9 STAFF PICK Deep sea fishers dolphin researchers smugglers and an island shrouded in myth in the middle of the rough Atlantic ocean Commissaire Dupin had sworn he would never again investigate on the ocean but his fifth case takes him offshore off the west coast of Brittany on a beautifully sunny day in June Camilla Sten A Matter of Life and Death Hardcover Phillip Margolin The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten an electrifying new voice in suspense Hardcover A genuine whodunnit Kirkus Reviews Phillip Margolin the master of the courtroom thriller returns with A Matter of Life and Death a classic mind bending puzzle as Attorney Robin Lockwood must face her most challenging case yet with everything stacked against her client and death on the line On Harrow Hill Red Widow John Verdon Alma Katsu Hardcover Hardcover When an old colleague comes to him for help solving the mysterious death of his town s most prominent resident retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney must use all of his analytical skills to hunt a murderer who just might be killing from beyond the grave An exhilarating spy thriller written by an intelligence veteran about two women CIA agents whose paths become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division one that s coming from inside the agency

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MYSTERY THRILLER Mary s Revolver Road A Harper McClain Mystery STAFF PICK We Begin at the End Chris Whitaker Hardcover A vibrant engrossing un putdown able thriller that packs a serious emotional punch One of those rare books that surprise you along the way and then linger in your mind long after you have finished it Kristin Hannah 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds Christi Daugherty Paperback Crime reporter Harper McClain is back on the beat when a troubled musician vanishes in Christi Daugherty s Revolver Road The Burning Room A Harry Bosch Novel The Familiar Dark Amy Engel Paperback A spellbinding story of a mother with nothing left to lose who sets out on an all consuming quest for justice after her daughter is murdered on the town playground Michael Connelly Paperback In this 1 New York Times bestseller Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot very fast Becci s The Lamplighters STAFF PICK The Night Gate Emma Stonex Peter May Hardcover Hardcover Inspired by a haunting true story a gorgeous and atmospheric novel about the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote tower miles from the Cornish coast and about the wives who were left behind The Night Gate spans three generations taking us from war torn London the Outer Hebrides of Scotland Berlin and Vichy France to the deadly enemy facing the world in 2020 In his latest novel Peter May shows why he is one of the great contemporary writers of crime fiction 10

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BIOGRAPHY MEMOIR Vivien s STAFF PICK The Code Breaker Jennifer Doudna Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race Walter Isaacson Hardcover The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases fend off viruses and have healthier babies Michelle Obama Paperback Now in paperback the intimate powerful and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama a letter from the author to her younger self and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5 question Q A Elizabeth Margaret The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters The Beauty of Living Twice Andrew Morton Hardcover Hardcover Not your typical Hollywood autobiography Brutally honest restless and questing O The Oprah Magazine Perfect for fans of The Crown this captivating biography from a New York Times bestselling author follows Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret as they navigate life in the royal spotlight Every Day Is a Gift A Memoir Tammy Duckworth Hardcover Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow the path that made her who she is today 1 1 Becoming Sharon Stone Elegantly written with her wicked sense of humor on full display the memoir is catnip for fans who have never managed to crack the exterior of the elusive star Vogue Churchill Son Josh Ireland Hardcover The intimate untold story of Winston Churchill s enduring yet volatile bond with his only son Randolph

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Geoffrey s STAFF PICK GEOFFREY S HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION Read this book and watch the film on HULU It will change your life AMORALMAN by Derek Delgaudio Truth and lies are two sides of the same coin But who s flipping it A thought provoking and brilliantly entertaining work of nonfiction from one of the world s leading deceivers the creator and star of the astonishing theater show and forthcoming film In Of Itself Derek DelGaudio believed he was a decent honest man But when irrefutable evidence to the contrary is found in an old journal his memories are reawakened and Derek is forced to confront and try to understand his role in a significant act of deception from his past Using his youthful notebook entries as a road map Derek embarks on a soulful often funny sometimes dark journey retracing the path that led him to a world populated by charlatans card cheats and con artists As stories are peeled away and artifices are revealed Derek examines the mystery behind his father s vanishing act the secret he inherited from his mother the obsession he developed with sleight of hand that shaped his future and the affinity he felt for the professional swindlers who taught him how to deceive others And once he finds himself working as a crooked dealer in a big money Hollywood card game Derek begins to question his own sense of morality and discovers that even a master of deception can find himself trapped inside an illusion A M O R A L M A N is a wildly engaging exploration of the fictions we live as truths It is ultimately a book about the lies we tell ourselves and the realities we manufacture in others A sublime enlightenment A disappointment only in that it came to an end Tom Hanks Read the NPR Review HERE The old hustler s adage holds that the game is sold never told meaning that anything you learn will cost you AMORALMAN is a riveting ledger of one man s education a parable about the lines between grifters and marks a moral man and an amoral one Buy this book it s cheaper than not buying it Jelani Cobb Every magician is or wishes they were masters of secrecy and deception But what if you are a magician who doesn t want to deceive Derek DelGaudio has given us a story about how and where we find truth and he takes us through some very dark places to get there We learn how a nice young man became a professional card cheat in a most dangerous game we learn about magic and about the shadows in Plato s Cave about illusion and reality until we finally discover that the book in and of itself is a magic trick one that holds out the hope that we can all learn to walk out of the deceptive and cavernous darkness and into the light Neil Gaiman 12

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NON FICTION Dusk Night Dawn On Revival and Courage The Call to Unite Voices of Hope and Awakening Anne Lamott Tim Shriver Hardcover Hardcover How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak As bad newspiles up from climate crises to daily assaults on civility how can we cope Where she asks do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back with our sore feet hearing loss stiff fingers poor digestion stunned minds broken hearts From some of our most prominent spiritual and religious leaders poets and thinkers singers and writers a book of wisdom to light our way in dark times Lisa s STAFF PICK The Barbizon The Hotel That Set Women Free Paulina Bren Hardcover The Soul of a Woman Isabel Allende Hardcover From the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea comes a passionate and inspiring meditation on what it means to be a woman From award winning author Paulina Bren comes the first history of New York s most famous residential hotel The Barbizon and the remarkable women who lived there 13 A Little Devil in Ameria Notes in Praise of Black Performance The Agitators Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women s Rights Henif Abdurraquib Dorothy Wickenden Hardcover Hardcover A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain From the intimate perspective of three friends and neighbors in mid nineteenth century Auburn New York the agitators of the title acclaimed author Dorothy Wickenden tells the fascinating and crucially American stories of abolition the Underground Railroad the early women s rights movement and the Civil War

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NON FICTION This Is the Fire What I Say to My Friends About Racism Preventable The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures Politics and Selfishness Doomed the U S Cornovirus REsponse Don Lemon Hardcover In this vital book for these times Kirkus Reviews Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today s most urgent question How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes Andy Slavitt Hardcover From former head of Obamacare Andy Slavitt Preventable is the definitive inside account of the United States failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic Slavitt chronicles what he saw and how much could have been prevented an unflinching investigation of the cultural political and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life Useful Delusions The Power and Paradox of the SelfDeceiving Brain A Most Remarkable Creature The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World s Smartest Birds of Prey Shankar Vedantam Bill Mesler Hardcover Jonathan Melburg From the New York Times best selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a thought provoking look at the role of self deception in human flourishing Hardcover Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Mary s STAFF PICK An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet the clever social birds of prey called caracaras which puzzled Darwin fascinate modern day falconers and carry secrets of our planet s deep past in their family history Trees of Life Max Adams Hardcover In a sequence of informative and beautifully illustrated portraits divided between six thematic sections Adams investigates the trees that human cultures have found most useful across the world and ages The Loneliest Polar Bear A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World Kale Williams Hardcover The heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of an abandoned polar bear cub named Nora and the humans working tirelessly to save her and her species whose uncertain future in the accelerating climate crisis is closely tied to our own

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NON FICTION Letters of Note ART Shaun Usher Paperback This collection celebrates extraordinary correspondence about art from missives on the agony of being overlooked the ecstacy of producing work that excits to surprising sources of inspiration and rousing manifestos These thirty letters show us the many ways that art and life can intersect and what we talk about when they do A Light in the Dark A History of Movie Directors David Thomson Hardcover From the celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film an essential work on the preeminent indispensable movie directors and the ways in which their work has forged and continues to forge the landscape of modern film Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Nothin But a Good Time The Uncensored History of the 80s Hard Rock Explosion Liftoff Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days that Launched SpaceX Tom Beaujour Richard Bienstock Hardcover Hardcover Nothin But a Good Time is the definitive no holds barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal told by the musicians and industry insiders who lived it The Gun the Ship and the Pen Warfare Constitutions and the Making of the Modern World Linda Colley Hardcover 15 A work of extraordinary range and striking originality The Gun the Ship and the Pen traces the global history of written constitutions from the 1750s to the twentieth century modifying accepted narratives and uncovering the close connections between the making of constitutions and the making of war Eric Berger The dramatic inside story of the historic flights that launched SpaceX and Elon Musk from a shaky startup into the world s leading edge rocket company Genius Makers The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google Facebook and the World Cade Metz Hardcover Genius Makers dramatically presents the fierce conflict between national interests shareholder value the pursuit of scientific knowledge and the very human concerns about privacy security bias and prejudice Like a great Victorian novel this world of eccentric brilliant often unimaginably yet suddenly wealthy characters draws you into the most profound moral questions we can ask And like a great mystery it presents the story and facts that lead to a core vital question How far will we let it go

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NON FICTION On Time and Water Andri Snaer Magnason Hardcover Based on interviews and advice from leading glacial ocean climate and geographical scientists and interwoven with personal historical and mythological stories this book is a rich and compelling work of narrative nonfiction that illustrates the reality of climate change and offers hope in the face of an uncertain future We Are Bellingcat Global Crime Online Sleuths and the Bold Future of the News Eliot Higgins Hardcover The page turning inside story of the global team wielding the internet to fight for facts and combat autocracy revealing the extraordinary ability of ordinary people to hold the powerful to account Cosmic Queries StarTalk s Guide to Who We Are How We Got Here and Where We re Going Neil DeGrasse Tyson Hardcover In this thought provoking follow up to his acclaimed StarTalk book uber astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world s most important philosophical questions about the universe with wit wisdom and cutting edge science You Are Here A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech Conspiracy Theories and Our Polluted Media Landscape Whitney Phillips Ryan M Milner Paperback How to understand a media environment in crisis and how to make things better by approaching information ecologically American Covenant National Parks Their Promise and Our Nation s Future Beloved Beasts Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction Michael A Soukup Gary E Machlis Hardcover Hardcover An intimate and candid account of our national parks and their strengths vulnerabilities and essential role in American life Michelle Nijhuis In the late nineteenth century as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction a movement to protect and conserve them was born In Beloved Beasts acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the movement s history from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today s global effort to defend life on a larger scale

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FOR THE HOME Vivien s STAFF PICK Charlotte Moss Flowers Charlotte Moss Hardcover Renowned interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss celebrates flowers and offers endless inspiration in their use as glorious additions to decorating entertaining and everyday living Dirt Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training Father and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking Bill Buford Paperback What does it take to master French cooking This is the question that drives Bill Buford to abandon his perfectly happy life in New York City and pack up and with a wife and three year old twin sons in tow move to Lyon the so called gastronomic capital of France 17 Eat Better Feel Better My Recipes for Wellness and Healing Inside and Out Giada De Laurentiis Hardcover Boost gut health and immunity with a delicious approach to wellness that nourishes mind body and spirit The New York Times Cooking No Recipe Recipes Sam Sifton Paperback The debut cookbook from the popular New York Times website and mobile app NYT Cooking featuring 100 vividly photographed no recipe recipes to make weeknight cooking more inspired and delicious Rodney Scott s World of BBQ Every Day Is a Good Day Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet A World of Recipes for Every Day Rodney Scott Paperback Hardcover Find a dazzling variety of recipes from around the world in this entertaining cookbook that combines life lessons and delectable meals written by the host of Bravo s Top Chef and Hulu s Taste the Nation In the first cookbook by a Black pitmaster James Beard Award winning chef Rodney Scott celebrates an incredible culinary legacy through his life story family traditions and unmatched dedication to his craft Padma Lakshmi

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FOR THE HOME Melanie Turner Delicious The Evolution of Flavor and How it Made Us Human Hardcover Rob Dun Monica Sanchez The first book from Atlanta interior designer Melanie Turner whose pretty work has a modern edge Hardcover Inviting Interiors A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms Just Eat Real Food 30 Minute NutrientDense Meals for a Healthy Balanced Life Caitlin Greene Paperback Finding the right balance between healthy convenient and delectable recipes can be challenging when you re constantly on the go Luckily for you Caitlin Greene knows a little something about pulling together meals that are as vibrant and nutritious as they are indulgent in as little time as possible A savory account of how the pursuit of delicious foods shaped human evolution With generous helpings of warmth and wit Rob Dunn and Monica Sanchez offer bold new perspectives on why food is enjoyable and how the pursuit of delicious flavors has guided the course of human history Mary Berry Cooks to Perfection Mary Berry Hardcover Your favorite star from The Great British Baking Show Mary Berry is back This inspiring recipe book is filled with dozens of delicious dishes with easy step by step instructions to make the perfect dish every time Simply Julia 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food Florapedia A Brief Compendium of Floral Lore Julia Turshen Carol Gracie Hardcover Beloved New York Times bestselling cookbook author Julia Turshen returns with her first collection of recipes featuring a healthier take on the simple satisfying comfort food for which she s known Hardcover This book is an engaging and informative compendium of flower facts Bringing together a wide range of interesting facts and stories ranging from the historical to the scientific to the whimsical in roughly 100 entries

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BABY BOOKS Vivien s STAFF PICK Jungle Night soundtrack with Yo Yo Ma H A Rey Novelty Book Padded Board Book Sandra Boynton This padded board book is a sweet and gentle introduction to the beloved classic tale of Curious George Rides A Bike A perfect baby shower gift with a customizable book plate and a great addition to every little one s library Two celebrated artists come together for JUNGLE NIGHT a soothing bedtime board book Okay MOSTLY soothing The book guides us through the jungle to hear the distinctive gentle snore of each animal A free downloadable JUNGLE NIGHT recording offers a narration of the book with each and every animal snore interpreted by the expressive playful cello of Yo Yo Ma The Family Book El Libro de la Familia Todd Parr The Feelings Book El Libro de los Sentimientos Board Book Todd Parr From New York Times bestselling author illustrator Todd Parr comes a universal story that celebrates the diversity of families in an EnglishSpanish bilingual edition Board Book From New York Times bestselling author illustrator Todd Parr comes a timely story about the importance of our feelings in an English Spanish bilingual edition Daddy Mommy Leslie Patricelli Leslie Patricelli Board Book Board Book From everyone s favorite onehaired baby comes a fond and funny ode to a special daddy for Father s Day or any day Every day is Mother s Day as the inimitable Baby sings Mommy s praises in a board book full of humor and heart Uppy Daddy Up so high On the shoulders Touch the sky 19 Curious George My First Bike Now we dance Wiggle wiggle I can make my mommy giggle

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BABY BOOKS Baby Narwhal Finger Puppet Book Baby Otter Finger Puppet Book Yu Hsuan Huang Yu Hsuan Huang Novelty Book Novelty Book Bursting with color and charm this finger puppet book lets inquisitive babies and toddlers touch feel and explore their growing world Bursting with color and charm this finger puppet book lets inquisitive babies and toddlers touch feel and explore their growing world Geoffrey s STAFF PICK The Amicus Book of Nature A Little Snail Book Hide and Seek Isobel Lundie Shasha Lv Board Book Board Book What is nature From the flowers and trees to the animals of the forests and oceans it s everything on Earth even you This collage illustrated board book introduces toddlers and preschoolers to the beauty of nature around them Welcome to the whimsical world of Little Snail Where are all the little animal friends hiding Someone s hiding behind the curtains And someone s hiding in the umbrellas But where could Little Snail be hiding Can you find Little Snail Peggy s STAFF PICK Find My Favorite Things DK Board Book Let your child s imagination run wild in this wonderfully busy search and find board book follow fun characters spot and count things and have an entertaining I spy adventure 20

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PICTURE BOOKS Lisa s STAFF PICK The Lost Little Bird What the Road Said David McPhail Cleo Wade Illus Lucie de Moyencourt Hardcover David McPhail s The Lost Little Bird is a funny and affirming picture book about a little bird who goes on an adventure to discover who he is It s okay to be afraid or to sometimes wander down the wrong path Bestselling poet and activist Cleo Wade s What the Road Said features illustrations by Lucie de Moyencourt and encourages us to lead with kindness and curiosity remembering that the most important thing we can do in life is to keep going The Secret Path The Old Boat Nick Butterworth Jarrett Pumphrey Paperback Hardcover It s a beautiful spring morning and a perfect opportunity for Percy the park keeper to trim the overgrown maze But mazes can be rather confusing and when Percy s animal friends decide to have some fun everyone is in for a surprise The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative intricately crafted exploration of home and family Bear Can t Wait Zonia s Rain Forest Karma Wilson Illus Jane Chapman Juana Martinez Neal Hardcover A heartfelt visually stunning picture book from Caldecott Honor and Robert F Sibert Medal winner Juana Martinez Neal illuminates a young girl s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru Bear tries his best to be patient in this newest addition to the bestselling Bear Books series 21 Hardcover Hardcover

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PICTURE BOOKS Lisa s STAFF PICK My Monster and Me Nadiya Hussain Illus Ella Bailey Hardcover From the winner of The Great British Baking Show and star of Nadiya s Time to Eat comes a heartfelt story to help give children and parents the tools they need to talk about worries and anxiety Tiny Kitty Big City Tim Miller Hardcover A heartwarming gorgeously illustrated picture book of an adorable cat finding its forever home from acclaimed author artist Tim Miller Peggy s STAFF PICK Out of Nowhere Duck Duck Moose Chris NaylorBallesterosc Mary Sullivan Hardcover Duck Duck Moose Where is Goose Help four friends search for Goose in this laugh out loud rhyming picture book from Geisel honor winner Mary Sullivan perfect for reading aloud and for fans of I Yam A Donkey and The Bad Seed This charming and timeless tale of a beetle searching for a missing friend gently shows that true friendship endures through even the biggest of changes Hardcover One osaurus Two osaurus The Nice Dream Truck Kim Norman Illus Pierre ColletDerby Beth Ferry Illus Brigette Barrager Hardcover From the dreams of New York Times bestselling creators Beth Ferry and Brigette Barrager comes this whimsical bedtime story filled with adventure and imagination Part counting game part dinosaur celebration this energetic romp is a numbers concept book for the ages Hardcover 22

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MIDDLE READER Dog Man Mothering Heights Dog Man 10 Doggo and Pupper Dav Pilkey Hardcover Hardcover Dog Man is down on his luck Petey confronts his not so purr fect past and Grampa is up to no good The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town Everything seems dark and full of despair But hope is not lost Can the incredible power of love save the day Minecraft The Mountain An old dog has to welcome a new puppy to the household in this chapter book by 1 New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate Max Brooks Rowley Jefferson s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Hardcover Jeff Kinney In the new official Minecraft novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft The Island a stranded hero stumbles upon another castaway and discovers that teamwork might just be the secret to survival Hardcover Geoffrey s STAFF PICK Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney the 1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Grab a flashlight crawl under the covers and dive into the twisted unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson s imagination You ll meet zombies vampires ghosts and much more in these comically terrifying tales Delphine and the Silver Needle Artemis Fowl The Arctic Incident Graphic Novel Alyssa Moon Eoin Colfer Michael Moreci Stephen Gilpin Hardcover 23 Katherine Applegate When Delphine a young orphaned dressmaker mouse living in the walls of Cinderella s ch teau stumbles upon an enormous secret it upends everything she thought she knew The magical tailor mice of legend really existed Racing to stay ahead of King Midnight the fearsome leader of the rats who is bent on harnessing age old magic Delphine embarks on an epic quest to uncover the truth about the past Joined by Alexander the most pompous noblemouse in the royal court she travels a perilous route encountering strange enemies and unlikely allies along the way Paperback The second book in the internationally best selling Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer is available as a full color graphic novel with allnew text and artwork

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MIDDLE READER The Dangerous Gift Wings of Fire 14 The Only Endling 3 Tui T Sutherland Hardcover Hardcover The thrilling conclusion to the epic middle grade fantasy trilogy from Katherine Applegate the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award winning author of The One and Only Ivan now a major motion picture The One and Only Bob Wishtree and Crenshaw Katherine Applegate The 1 New York Times bestselling series continues Snowfall didn t expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age but now that she is she s going to be the best queen ever All she has to do is keep her tribe within IceWing territory where it s safe It s a perfect and simple plan backed up by all the IceWing magic Snowfall can find That is until a storm of unidentified dragons arrives on her shore looking for asylum Vivien s STAFF PICK The Deceivers Greystone Secrets 2 The Queen Bee and Me Margaret Peterson Haddix Gillian McDunn Paperback Paperback The second book in the Greystone Secrets series from the master of plot twists Margaret Peterson Haddix perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and The City of Ember now available in paperback Meg has always found comfort in her best friend Beatrix s shadow Self assured Beatrix is the one who makes decisions and the girls have been a pair since kindergarten But middle school has brought some changes in Beatrix especially when Meg tries to step outside her role as sidekick Meg is taken aback at how mean Beatrix can be and how difficult it is to stand up to her friend Is being Beatrix s friend worth turning down the possibility of finding her own voice Scaredy Cat Simon B Rhymin James Patterson Chris Grabenstein Dwayne Reed Hardcover There are Scaredy Cats everywhere only YOU can t see them Two shelter cats team up to track the most frightening feline in the neighborhood in this adorable action packed adventure Hardcover A humorous and heartwarming bounce to the beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together 24

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION Claire s STAFF PICK 25 Rule of Wolves King of Scars Duology 2 Phoenix Flame Havenfall 2 Leigh Bardugo Sara Holland Hardcover Hardcover The wolves are circling and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant 1 New York Times bestselling King of Scars Duology New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland continues her blockbuster contemporary fantasy series with this unforgettable sequel to Havenfall Maddie must embark on a dangerous mission to put an end to the black market trading of magical objects and open the Inn s doors to Solaria the once feared land of shapeshifters Havenfall With the Fire on High Sarah Holland Elizabeth Acevedo Paperback Paperback Now in Paperack Sara Holland takes the lush fantasy that captured readers in Everless and Evermore and weaves it into the real world to create a wholly captivating new series where power and peril lurk behind every door From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Awardwinning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent pride and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright The Alcazar A Cerulean Novel Better Than the Best Plan Amy Ewing Lauren Morrill Paperback Paperback From New York Times bestselling author Amy Ewing comes the second book in an epic fantasy duology that School Library Journal called rich and complex Perfect for fans of Snow Like Ashes These Broken Stars and Magonia Lauren Morrill s Better Than the Best Plan is a fresh funny romantic YA novel about a teenage girl who finds an unexpected silver lining in her life when plans get turned upside down

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION Claire s STAFF PICK Bone Crier s Dawn Kathryn Purdie Bridge of Souls City of Ghosts 3 Hardcover Victoria Schwab Ailesse and her friends change the afterlife in the gripping conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Bone Crier s Moon from New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie perfect for fans of Stephanie Garber and Roshani Chokshi Hardcover Victoria V E Schwab the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue invites readers to haunted New Orleans in this third installment of her thrillingly spooky City of Ghosts series Where there are ghosts Cassidy Blake follows Bright Burning Stars Dark and Deepest Red A K Small Anna Marie McLemore Paperback Paperback Best friends Marine Duval and Kate Sanders have trained since childhood at the Paris Opera Ballet School where they ve forged an inseparable bond through shared stories of family tragedies and a powerful love for dance When the body of a student is found in the dorms just before the start of their final year Marine and Kate begin to ask themselves how far they would go for the ultimate prize With Anna Marie McLemore s signature lush prose Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal Firekeeper s Daughter It s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story Angeline Bouley Lauren Morrill Hardcover Hardcover In Firekeeper s Daughter debut author Angeline Boulley crafts a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community for readers of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange A delicious love story with all the toppings Lauren Morrill s It s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story is a contemporary YA rom com about love friendship and pizza perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han 26

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