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Riverman: An American Odyssey By Ben McGrath Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780451494009
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Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

“This quietly profound book belongs on the shelf next to Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild.” —The New York Times
 


The Final Case: A novel By David Guterson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525521327
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Published: Knopf - January 11th, 2022

From the award-winning, best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars—a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life.


Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINEE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.


Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250798718
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020
Longlisted for the National Book Award
Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and the Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction
A Finalist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award
Winner of the Peace Corps Worldwide Special Book Award


Eleanor By David Michaelis Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781439192047
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 19th, 2021

The New York Times bestseller from prizewinning author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential wom


The Underground Railroad: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead ($26.95) is a harrowing story of pre-Civil War slave life and a powerful allegory of race relations. Like her mother Mabel before her, a young slave girl, Cora, runs away from a cotton plantation in Georgia where the brutal treatment of slaves is a daily occurrence. Cora is haunted by Mabel’s disappearance; she has never been found nor has she contacted her daughter. Cora makes her own escape and finds herself on the Underground Railroad, which in Whitehead’s imagined South is an actual railroad, running on tracks through deep tunnels under the earth. Throughout her journey north, Cora exists between terror and hope. She is obsessively pursued by the same slave catcher who was unable to capture her mother and faces cruel and fantastical encounters with racism’s many faces at every stop on the railroad.


Hollywood Park: A Memoir By Mikel Jollett Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250621559
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Published: Celadon Books - March 22nd, 2022

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

“A Gen-X This Boy’s Life...Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel... In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul. Hollywood Park is a triumph."
O, The Oprah Magazine


Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures By Merlin Sheldrake Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “brilliant [and] entrancing” (The Guardian) journey into the hidden lives of fungi—the great connectors of the living world—and their astonishing and intimate roles in human life, with the power to heal our bodies, expand our minds, and help us address our most urgent environmental problems.


Migrations: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250204035
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 6th, 2021

* INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *

"Visceral and haunting" (New York Times Book Review) · "Hopeful" (Washington Post) · "Powerful" (Los Angeles Times) · "Thrilling" (TIME) · "Tantalizingly beautiful" (Elle) · "Suspenseful, atmospheric" (Vogue) · "Aching and poignant" (Guardian)
· "Gripping" (The Economist)