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Stranger in the Desert: A Family Story By Jordan Salama Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221653
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Published: Catapult - February 20th, 2024

Inspired by family lore, a young writer embarks on an epic quest through the Argentine Andes in search of a heritage spanning hemispheres and centuries, from the Jewish Levant to turn-of-the-century trade routes in South America


Probably Overthinking It: How to Use Data to Answer Questions, Avoid Statistical Traps, and Make Better Decisions By Allen B. Downey Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780226822587
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Published: University of Chicago Press - December 6th, 2023

An essential guide to the ways data can improve decision making.
 
Statistics are everywhere: in news reports, at the doctor’s office, and in every sort of forecast, from the stock market to the weather. Blogger, teacher, and computer scientist Allen B. Downey knows well that people have an innate ability both to understand statistics and to be fooled by them.


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Blank By Zibby Owens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781662516702
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Published: Little a - March 1st, 2024

A wife, mother, and frustrated writer faces an impossible deadline for turning her life around in a hilarious debut novel about family, friendship, success, and exhilarating self-(re)discovery.


Something Wild: A Novel By Hanna Halperin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984882080
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Published: Penguin Books - June 28th, 2022

"Propulsive . . . . Good books sometimes cut to the bone, and this one feels like a scythe." —The New York Times Book Review


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Gifts from Georgia's Garden: How Georgia O'Keeffe Nourished Her Art By Lisa Robinson, Hadley Hooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Robinson, Hadley Hooper (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823452668
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 19th, 2024

Come behind the scenes of Georgia O’Keeffe’s famous flower paintings to her sustainable homestead in New Mexico, where art was everything and everything was art.


The Road from Belhaven: A novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593537046
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Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2024

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, a novel about a young woman whose gift of second sight complicates her coming of age in late-nineteenth-century Scotland


The Blue Window: A Novel By Suzanne Berne Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476794273
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - January 23rd, 2024

From the Orange Prize­–winning author of A Crime in the Neighborhood comes a “sharply witty” and “impeccably written” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) novel featuring a therapist attempting to unlock the most difficult cases of her life—those of her son and of her mother.


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Mother Doll: A Novel By Katya Apekina Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419770951
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Published: The Overlook Press - March 12th, 2024

* A Most Anticipated Book of 2024 Selected By * The Millions * Chicago Review of Books * Hey Alma * Stylecaster * And Many More!


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Green World: A Tragicomic Memoir of Love & Shakespeare (Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction) By Michelle Ephraim Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781625347824
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - March 1st, 2024

At twenty-three, Michelle Ephraim was failing at everything. The only child of reclusive Holocaust-survivor parents who were dismayed by her literary studies, she found herself dumped by her boyfriend and bombing out of graduate school. Then, one night, she crashed a Shakespeare recitation party. Loopy from vodka and never having read a single line of Shakespeare, she was transfixed.


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The Sky Was Falling: A Young Surgeon's Story of Bravery, Survival, and Hope By Dr. Cornelia Griggs Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982168483
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Published: Gallery Books - March 12th, 2024

The dramatic, unforgettable, and ultimately cathartic diary of a young pediatric surgeon and mother working on the front lines as the COVID-19 pandemic hit one of New York City’s busiest hospitals.

In the spring of 2020, many of us were sequestered in our homes, attempting to teach our children and learn to bake while the pings of news alerts and wails of sirens reminded


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Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime By Mia Wenjen, Kai Gietzen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mia Wenjen, Kai Gietzen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781632333810
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Published: Eifrig Publishing - May 26th, 2024

Mom is counting on Dad to get Boxer Baby down for her nap, but Boxer Baby is the G.O.A.T. of sleep avoidance. This hilarious face-off mimics a three-round boxing match, as Boxer Baby is no lightweight when it comes to staying awake.


Dad has a few tricks up his sleeve, but will it be enough in this epic battle against nap time?



School Moms: Parent Activism, Partisan Politics, and the Battle for Public Education By Laura Pappano Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780807012666
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Published: Beacon Press - January 30th, 2024

An investigative study of the far-right’s attack on education and an on-the-ground look at the parent activist battle, on either side of the debate, to control the future of public schools


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Help Wanted: A Novel By Adelle Waldman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781324020448
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 5th, 2024

One of New York Magazine's "23 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2024" • One of VOGUE’s Best Books of the Year So Far • One of ELLE’s Best (and Most Anticipated) Fiction Books of 2024 • One of Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2024 • One of Kirkus’s Most Anticipated Books of 2024 • One of Lilith Magazine’s “21 Books We Want to Read in 2024”


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Ghost Dogs: On Killers and Kin By Andre Dubus, III Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324000440
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 5th, 2024

From the literary master and best-selling author of Townie, reflections on a life of challenges, contradictions, and fulfillments.


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The Garden: A Novel By Clare Beams Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385548182
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Published: Doubleday - April 9th, 2024

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE LA TMES AND LIT HUB


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Discipline By Debra Spark Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781954245983
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Published: Four Way Books - March 15th, 2024

How does art mirror and shape our lives? Can it transcend the boundaries of time, wealth, and circumstance? Debra Spark—whose previous work the Washington Post described as "richly imaginative" and "real world magic"—explores these themes in her new novel Discipline.


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Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow: A DIY Manual for the Construction of Stories By Steve Almond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781638931300
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Published: Zando - April 9th, 2024

"Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow is one of the best books on writing I've ever read. It's also the funniest by a country mile." --Richard Russo, author of the North Bath trilogy

The long-awaited craft book from Steve Almond, based on three decades of writing, failing, and trying again.


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Days of Wonder: A Novel By Caroline Leavitt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643751283
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 23rd, 2024

A New York Times bestselling author delivers a tantalizing, courageous story about mothers and daughters, guilt and innocence, and the lengths we go for love.

As a teenager, for a moment, Ella Fitchburg found love—yearning, breathless love—that consumed both her and her boyfriend, Jude, as they wandered the streets of New York City together.


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The Stolen Child: A Novel By Ann Hood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393609806
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2024

An unlikely duo ventures through France and Italy to solve the mystery of a child’s fate in this moving, page-turning novel from “a gifted storyteller” (People).


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Reunion: A Novel By Elise Juska Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063346765
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Published: Harper - May 7th, 2024

Reunion had me hooked from its perfectly tense opening, and kept me enthralled throughout with its masterful storytelling and memorable characters. This is Elise Juska's best book yet.”Liz Moore, New York Times bestselling author of Long Bright River