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Poverty, by America By Matthew Desmond Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593239919
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Published: Crown - March 21st, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

“Urgent and accessible . . . Its moral force is a gut punch.”—The New Yorker


Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock By Jenny Odell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593242704
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Published: Random House - March 7th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • We are living on the wrong clock, and it is destroying us. The author of How to Do Nothing offers us different ways to experience time in this dazzling, subversive, and deeply hopeful book.

Liliana's Invincible Summer: A Sister's Search for Justice By Cristina Rivera Garza Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593244098
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Published: Hogarth - February 28th, 2023

“A searing account of grief and the quest to bring her sister’s murderer to justice years after the fact” (The Boston Globe), from “one of Mexico’s greatest living writers” (Jonathan Lethem).

The Patriarchs: The Origins of Inequality By Angela Saini Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807014547
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Published: Beacon Press - February 28th, 2023

For fans of Sapiens and The Dawn of Everything, a groundbreaking exploration of gendered oppression—its origins, its histories, our attempts to understand it, and our efforts to combat it

Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age By Katherine May Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593329993
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 28th, 2023


“I love Katherine May’s new book, Enchantment.…It’s a beautiful offering of light, truth and charm in these strange, dark times.” – New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott


The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions By Greta Thunberg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593492307
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Published: Penguin Press - February 14th, 2023


We still have time to change the world. From climate activist Greta Thunberg, comes the essential handbook for making it happen.

You might think it's an impossible task: secure a safe future for life on Earth, at a scale and speed never seen, against all the odds. There is hope - but only if we listen to the science before it's too late.

Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World By Malcolm Harris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316592031
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 14th, 2023


The history of Silicon Valley, from railroads to microchips, is an “extraordinary”* story of disruption and destruction, told for the first time in this comprehensive, jaw-dropping narrative.

Hijab Butch Blues: A Memoir By Lamya H Cover Image
By Lamya H
ISBN: 9780593448762
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Published: The Dial Press - February 7th, 2023

“A masterful, must-read contribution to conversations on power, justice, healing, and devotion from a singular voice I now trust with my whole heart.”—GLENNON DOYLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed

On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe By Caroline Dodds Pennock Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524749262
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Published: Knopf - January 24th, 2023

A landmark work of narrative history that shatters our previous Eurocentric understanding of the Age of Discovery by telling the story of the Indigenous Americans who journeyed across the Atlantic to Europe after 1492

Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia By David Graeber Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374610197
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 24th, 2023

The final posthumous work by the coauthor of the major New York Times bestseller The Dawn of Everything.

The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise By Pico Iyer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593420256
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 10th, 2023


From “one of the most soulful and perceptive writers of our time” (Brain Pickings): a journey through competing ideas of paradise to see how we can live more peacefully in an ever more divided and distracted world.

Jellyfish Age Backwards: Nature's Secrets to Longevity By Nicklas Brendborg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316414586
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 17th, 2023

A Sunday Times (UK) Best Book of the Year  This eye-opening book offers a "clear and captivating" (Dr.

Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World By Ha-Joon Chang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541700543
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 17th, 2023

Edible Economics brings the sort of creative fusion that spices up a great kitchen to the often too-disciplined subject of economics

For decades, a single, free-market philosophy has dominated global economics.

Black and Female: Essays By Tsitsi Dangarembga Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644452110
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 17th, 2023

The first wound for all of us who are classified as “black” is empire.

In Black and Female, Tsitsi Dangarembga examines the legacy of imperialism on her own life and on every aspect of black embodied African life.

The McCartney Legacy: Volume 1: 1969 – 73 By Allan Kozinn, Adrian Sinclair Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063000704
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 13th, 2022

In this first of a groundbreaking multivolume set, THE MCCARTNEY LEGACY, VOL 1: 1969-73 captures the life of Paul McCartney in the years immediately following the dissolution of the Beatles, a period in which McCartney recreated himself as both a man and a musician.

Shackleton By Ranulph Fiennes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639363025
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 13th, 2022

“When Ranulph Fiennes produces a book about Ernest Shackleton, it should get our attention. I found that the best way to read this book is to imagine that you are in a pub sharing a beer with Sir Ranulph while he regales you with his tale about Ernest Shackleton.

Wild Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the Natural World By Mike Higgins, Manuel Bortoletti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Higgins, Manuel Bortoletti (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781615198924
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Published: The Experiment - December 13th, 2022

The natural world has never been wilder—with 100 fiercely fun, curiously captivating, and amazingly adventurous maps

Which nations have launched animals into space? Where are the world’s cat people? How many humans live in high-risk zones for natural disasters? How far do you have to travel to hug all fifteen of the world’s oldest trees?

Fungal Inspiration: Art and Illustration Inspired by Wild Nature By Victionary Cover Image
ISBN: 9789887566618
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Published: Victionary - January 3rd, 2023

Explore the marvelous kingdom of the fungi through this magnificent follow up to Botanical Inspiration. While nature's beauty is evident throughout the plant kingdom with its showy blooms, lush vegetation and grandiose statures, there is just as much charm to be found among the fungal denizens lurking off the beaten path in our forests and wild places.

Remainders of the Day: A Bookshop Diary By Shaun Bythell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781567927566
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - December 6th, 2022

New from the author of Confessions of a Bookseller and Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops, another hilariously grumpy year behind the counter at The Bookshop. Though diaries of daily life, Shaun Bythell has created an endearing and cozy world for booklovers, a warm and welcome memoir of a life in books.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit & Glamour of an Icon By Kate Andersen Brower Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063067653
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Published: Harper - December 6th, 2022

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women, the first ever authorized biography of the most famous movie star of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Taylor.

Chekhov Becomes Chekhov: The Emergence of a Literary Genius By Bob Blaisdell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639362646
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 6th, 2022

A revelatory portrait of Chekhov during the most extraordinary artistic surge of his life.

In 1886, a twenty-six-year-old Anton Chekhov was publishing short stories, humor pieces, and articles at an astonishing rate, and was still a practicing physician.  Yet as he honed his craft and continued to draw inspiration from the vivid characters in his own life, he found himself&

Lucky Mud & Other Foma: A Field Guide to Kurt Vonnegut's Environmentalism and Planetary Citizenship By Christina Jarvis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644212257
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Published: Seven Stories Press - December 6th, 2022

A fascinating deep dive into Kurt Vonnegut’s oeuvre and legacy, illuminating his unique perspective on environmental stewardship and our shared connections as humans, Earthlings, and stardust.

To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness By Robin Coste Lewis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732585
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Published: Knopf - December 6th, 2022

A genre-bending exploration of poetry, photography, and human migration—another revelatory visual expedition from the National Book Award–winning poet who changed the way we see art, the museum, and the Black female figure. • Winner of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry

How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures By Sabrina Imbler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316540537
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 6th, 2022

Finalist for the LA TIMES Book Prize
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

One of TIME’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year •  A PEOPLE Best New Book  •  A Barnes & Noble and SHELF AWARENESS Best Book of 2022  •  An Indie Next Pick  •  One of Winter’s Most Eagerly Anticipated Book

A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré By John le Carré, Tim Cornwell (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593490679
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Published: Viking - December 6th, 2022

An archive of letters written by the late John le Carré, giving readers access to the intimate thoughts of one of the greatest writers of our time