Books to Uplift

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times (Global Icons Series) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250784094
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Published: Celadon Books - October 19th, 2021

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?


Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.


Ma Speaks Up: And a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807015827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - May 1st, 2018

The acclaimed actress and author of Jesse: A Mother’s Story tells the "entertaining and moving" story of her outspoken, frequently outrageous Italian immigrant mother (Tom Perrotta)


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


Under the Whispering Door Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217349
Availability: Backordered at our distributor, may take longer than 4-7 business days, but we can still order it.
Published: Tor Books - September 21st, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND INDIE BESTSELLER
An Indie Next Pick!

A Man Called Ove
meets The Good Place in Under the Whispering Door, a delightful queer love story from TJ Klune, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea.


Welcome to Charon's Crossing.


The Moon, the Stars, and Madame Burova: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063075436
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

From the wildly popular bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things—an uplifting, slightly magical story about how it’s never too late to find out who you really are.


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book

“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post

The instant New York Times bestseller and finalist for the 2021 National Book Award is “wildly inventive, a humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood


The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559474
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

The New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year

"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post


The Last Chance Library Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201381
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Published: Berkley - August 31st, 2021

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick
A Library Reads Pick

June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way.

 


Tales from the Cafe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335630988
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 12th, 2021

From the author of the international bestseller Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this book follows four new customers who hope to travel back in time in a little Japanese caf .


Dava Shastri's Last Day Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538703861
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 30th, 2021

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

MOST ANTICIPATED IN FALL 2021 by TIME, The Washington Post, Bustle,
 Goodreadsand Debutiful • An Indie Next Pick • A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book for Fall/Winter 2021 • Longlisted fo


The Paris Hours: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250307200
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 4th, 2021

“Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Paris Hours explores the brutality of war and its lingering effects with cinematic intensity. The ending will leave you breathless.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World

One day in the City of Light. One night in search of lost time.


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Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160844
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Published: Washington Square Press - July 6th, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller, the new novel from the author of A Man Called Ove is a “quirky, big-hearted novel….Wry, wise and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure” (People).

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-


These Precious Days: Essays Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063092785
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Published: Harper - November 23rd, 2021

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.  


The 24-Hour Soup Kitchen: Soul-Stirring Lessons in Gastrophilanthropy: Revised Edition Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781635767469
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Published: Radius Book Group - October 5th, 2021

It was when traveling on assignment in India that journalist Stephen Henderson first learned of soup kitchens operated by Sikh houses of worship (or gurudwaras).


How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope Cover Image
By James Crews, Ross Gay (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635863864
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - March 23rd, 2021

An Indie Poetry Bestseller!

What the world needs now
– featuring poems from inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Ross Gay, Tracy K.


Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women over 50 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579659431
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Published: Artisan - November 9th, 2021

POWERFUL WISDOM FROM THE ELDERS OF OUR COMMUNITIES
 
In this rich and multilayered collection of interviews, conversations, and intimate photographs, over 100 trailblazing women describe the ups, downs, and lessons learned while forging their unique paths.


Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593189696
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 2nd, 2021

Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” -Chicago Tribune

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and joy in our lives.


Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593233863
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Published: Harmony - November 9th, 2021

A healing antidote to our divisive culture, full of evocative storytelling, spiritual wisdom, and nine essential daily practices—by the first female, Black senior minister at the historic Collegiate Churches of New York


Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781734590760
Availability: Backordered at our distributor, may take longer than 4-7 business days, but we can still order it.
Published: Public Space Books - September 14th, 2021

"You know how, very occasionally in your life, there's a 'before and after' reading experience? Well, reading War and Peace with Tolstoy Together has been that for me--a milestone not just in reading but in living."--Michael Langan


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT


The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

The New York Times bestselling book of essays celebrating ordinary delights in the world around us by one America's most original and observant writers, award-winning poet Ross Gay.

As Heard on NPR's This American Life


“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracl


The Writer's Cats Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator), Maria Guitart (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609457167
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Published: Europa Editions - November 9th, 2021

From the best-selling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog comes this delightful, delicate tale that pays tribute to the poetry of the everyday, to Japanese philosophy, and to the ingenuity and sardonic humor of cats.

What a mysterious, confounding thing is a writer Yet, spend a little time with the writer's cats and one might just understand her better.


A Man Called Ove: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD

“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.” —People

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window.


Our National Forests: Stories from America’s Most Important Public Lands Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781604699630
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Published: Timber Press - November 9th, 2021

“An inspiring reminder of the incredible resource that is our public lands.” —Brendan Leonard, author of The Camping Life and Surviving the Great Outdoors
 
Across 193 million acres of forests, mountains, deserts, watersheds, and grasslands, national forests provide a multitude of uses as diverse as America itself.


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Squeeze Me: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525435280
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 11th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A hilarious novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast, from the author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl

“If you could use some wild escapism right now, Hiaasen is your guy.” —The New York Times
 


A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce Cover Image
By Massimo Montanari, Gregory Conti (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609457099
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Published: Europa Compass - November 16th, 2021

Intellectually engaging and deliciously readable, a stereotype-defying history of how one of the most recognisable symbols of Italian cuisine and national identity is the product of centuries of encounters, dialogue, and exchange.


The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525658818
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Published: Knopf - September 21st, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin', the warmhearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog.


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Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781571311849
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 14th, 2021

An Indie Next Selection for September 2021

A Country Living Best Book of Fall 2021

From the author of the bestselling #ReadWithJenna/TODAY Show book club pick Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss


Jesse: A Mother's Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781439184325
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

Originally published as Knowing Jesse, this “fine and moving” memoir (Los Angeles Times) by actress Marianne Leone tells the uplifting story of her son’s life.

Jesse Cooper was an honor-roll student who loved to windsurf and write poetry. He also had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic, unable to speak, and wracked by seizures.