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Ma Speaks Up: And a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807015827
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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”


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

On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A Barack Obama Favorite * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more

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


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

The #1 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 .


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-


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


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

In this New York Times bestselling “charming debut” (People)—soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks—from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove.


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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


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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

Winner of the 2022 Southern Book Prize

Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An Indie Next Selection for September 2021

A Book Marks Best Reviewed Essay Collection of 2021

A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2021


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.


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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER


The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present Cover Image
$100.00
ISBN: 9781631492563
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Published: Liveright - November 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Washington Post Notable Book
Excerpted in The New Yorker


Taste: My Life Through Food Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982168018
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Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named a Notable Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.

Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen ta