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A Promised Land
Crown, 2020. A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making--from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he…(more)
Crown, 2020. A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making--from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective--the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of "hope and change," and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day. ISBN: 9781524763169.(less)
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268902More details Price: $45.00
Dune: Deluxe Edition
Ace, 2019. A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert’s epic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.
This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes:
· An iconic new cover
· Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers
· A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket
· A redesigned world map of Dune
· An updated Introduction by Brian Herbert. ISBN: 9780593099322.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268968More details Price: $40.00
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: MinaLima Edition
Scholastic Inc, 2020. In this stunning new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, experience the story as never before. J.K. Rowling's complete and unabridged text is accompanied by full-color illustrations on nearly every page and eight exclusive, interactive paper craft elements: Readers will open Harry's Hogwarts letter, reveal the magical entryway to Diagon Alley, make a sumptuous feast appear in the Great Hall, and more. ISBN: 9781338596700.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268964More details Price: $37.99
The Once and Future Witches
Redhook, 2020. In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in Alix E. Harrow's powerful novel of magic and the suffragette movement. In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters -- James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna -- join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows…(more)
Redhook, 2020. In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in Alix E. Harrow's powerful novel of magic and the suffragette movement. In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters -- James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna -- join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote -- and perhaps not even to live -- the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive. There's no such thing as witches. But there will be. ISBN: 9780316422048.(less)
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268913More details Price: $28.00
Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic
Simon & Schuster, 2020. In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. ISBN: 9781982108847.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 267495
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Scholastic Press, 2020. Revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. ISBN: 9781338635171.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 267787
Dearly: New Poems
Ecco, 2020. In Dearly, Margaret Atwood's first collection of poetry in over a decade, Atwood addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature and zombies. Her new poetry is introspective and personal in tone, but wide-ranging in topic. In poem after poem, she casts her unique imagination and unyielding, observant eye over the landscape of a life carefully and intuitively lived. ISBN: 9780063032491.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268962
Grove Press, 2020. In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep.
Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight, Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences: observing the massive migration of songbirds from the top of the Empire State Building, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests. She writes with heart-tugging clarity about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds' nests, and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife. ISBN: 9780802128812.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 269218More details Price: $27.00
Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread
Clarkson Potter, 2020. Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780525574972.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 269073More details Price: $25.00
Hiking Humboldt Volume 1: 55 Day Hikes in Northwest California
Backcountry Press, 2016. This locally authored, locally published, gem has become the new authority on Humboldt County hikes! The authors personally hiked the contents of this book with GPS to ensure accuracy. They’ll tell you everything from length and elevation, to whether or not you can bring your dog. ISBN: 9781941624050.
A new copy.Book ID: 268355More details Price: $22.95
Modern Cast Iron
Red Lightning Books, 2020. A comprehensive guide to all things cast iron and home-style cookin', Modern Cast Iron offers a new way for cooks to spice up the kitchen using all-natural tools and ingredients. ISBN: 9781684351022.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268960More details Price: $22.00
Roaring Brook Press, 2020. In Skyhunter, a young adult science fiction novel laced with adrenaline and nonstop action, #1 New York Times- bestselling author Marie Lu creates an immersive world broken by war where danger waits around every corner and loyalty is life. ISBN: 9781250221681.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268963
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2020. Adapted from Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, published by Atheneum in 2017. ISBN: 9781534444959.
New from the publisherBook ID: 268957
Quill Tree Books, 2020. Pirate stew! Pirate stew! Pirate stew for me and you! Pirate stew! Pirate stew! Eat it and you won't be blue. You can be a pirate too!. ISBN: 9780062934574.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 269150
The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures
DK Children, 2020. Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them. ISBN: 9781465499752.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 269062
Feiwel & Friends, 2020. In Marissa Meyer's young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her - both good and bad. ISBN: 9781250618818.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268969More details Price: $18.99
Before the Ever After
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2020. ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career. ISBN: 9780399545436.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 269100
Every Day Is a Poem: Find Clarity, Feel Relief, and See Beauty in Every Moment
Sounds True, 2020. How do we deal with the heaviness of everyday living? When we are surrounded by uncertainty, distrust, and destruction, how do we sift through the chaos and enjoy being alive?
In Every Day Is a Poem, Jacqueline Suskin aims to answer these questions by using poetry as a tool for finding clarity and feeling relief. With provocative questions, writing practices, and mindset exercises, this celebrated poet shows you how to focus your senses, cultivate curiosity, and create your own document of the world’s beauty. Emphasizing that the personal is inextricable from the creative, Suskin offers specific instructions on how make a map of your past and engage with your pain to write a healing poem. ISBN: 9781683644842.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 269352
Becoming a Good Creature
HMH Books for Young Readers, 2020. School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this picture book adaptation of Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's New York Times best-selling How to Be a Good Creature, learn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world. ISBN: 9780358252108.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268959
Oh, The Things We're For!
Triangle Square, 2020. A new book by the author of A is for Activist is a rhyming, boldly illustrated vision of a better world. ISBN: 9781644210147.
New from the publisher.Book ID: 268955More details Price: $17.95