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Urban Trails: San Francisco: Coastal Bluffs/ The Presidio/ Hilltop Parks & Stairways Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680510201
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Published: Mountaineers Books - November 1st, 2016

San Francisco is home to more than 800,000 residents and hosts more than 17 million business and leisure travelers each year. But few visitors--or locals, for that matter--realize that there are more than 220 premier parks and 70 miles of hiking trails in the city itself.

Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525574972
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 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.

“A book tailormade for bibliophiles.”—Oprah Winfrey (One of 6 Books Oprah Loves to Give as Gifts During the Holidays)

On Lighthouses Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949641011
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Published: Two Lines Press - May 12th, 2020

"This book is a light at the end of the tunnel." --The Paris Review

Far from home, in the confines of a dim New York apartment where the oppressive skyscrapers further isolate her, Jazmina Barrera offers a tour of her lighthouses--those structures whose message is "first and foremost, that human beings are here."

Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) Cover Image
By Frida Kahlo, Hayden Herrera (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781612198750
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Published: Melville House - September 1st, 2020

Frida Kahlo's legacy continues to grow in the public imagination in the nearly fifty years since her "discovery" in the 1970s. This collection of conversations over the course of her brief career allows a peek at the woman behind the hype. And allows us to see the image of herself she carefully crafted for the public.

Pencils You Should Know traces the evolution of pencils over time and across the globe. From the humble, handcrafted pencil of the 19th century to the novelty writing implement of the 1990s, each object in this book tells a different story.

Garner's Quotations: A Modern Miscellany Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374279196
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 10th, 2020

A selection of favorite quotes that the celebrated literary critic has collected over the decades.

Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374282158
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 4th, 2020

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2020.

One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life

I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can’t remember the time when I didn’t have a book in my hands, my head lost to the world around me.

25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324004851
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

A guide to the artistry that lifts a sentence from good to great.

We all know the basic structure of a sentence: a subject/verb pair expressing a complete thought and ending with proper punctuation. But that classroom definition doesn’t begin to describe the ways in which these elements can combine to resonate with us as we read, to make us stop and think, laugh or cry.

My Life in Plants: Flowers I've Loved, Herbs I've Grown, and Houseplants I've Killed on the Way to Finding Myself Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524859602
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 1st, 2020

From stumpy potted houseplants to intricate and delicate flower arrangements, My Life in Plants is a heartfelt, honest memoir that intertwines the complex nature of houseplants with a journey of self-discovery.

From Katie Vaz, author of Don’t Worry, Eat Cake, the beloved Make Yourself Cozy, and The Escape Manual for Introverts, comes My Life in Pl