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NB + KVON radio 6/22/18

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Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250097897
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 12th, 2018

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work." --Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE


The Book of Essie Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520313
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 12th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD

"Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely."--Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant


Drinking Like Ladies is dedicated to the proposition that a woman's place is behind the bar. . . or in front of it. . . or really any place she pleases.


Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616205775
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 12th, 2018

"A myth-busting, history-reclaiming, science-centric, skeptical--and yet loving and respectful--tour of the history, the present, and even the future of wine production."
--Cat Warren, author of What the Dog Knows


Kids' Paper Airplane Book [With Full-Color Poster of an Airport] (Paper Airplanes) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780761104780
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Published: Workman Publishing - January 9th, 1996

Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first book-The World Record Paper Airplane Book-world record holder Ken Blackburn and mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers present The Kids' Paper Airplane Book.


NB + KVON radio 6/15/18

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The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316388412
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 15th, 2018

ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store.


Us Against You Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160790
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Published: Atria Books - June 5th, 2018

"Evident in all Backman] novels is an apparent ability to state a truth about humanity with breathtaking elegance." --Kirkus Reviews

"Darkness and grit exist alongside tenderness and levity, creating a blunt realism that brings the setting's small-town atmosphere to vivid life." --Publishers Weekly


Florida Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634512
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 5th, 2018

The much-anticipated return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies.


Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780393253986
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 5th, 2018

Along with recipes for a coterie of other delights--fresh, vegetarian, accidentally vegan, and always incredible--you'll find out why Superiority Burger in New York City's East Village is the hottest ticket in North America and the surrounding continents.


Bunny Built Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627792707
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 24th, 2018

A construction bunny learns a creative lesson in sharing and friendship when he meets the biggest carrot of his life.


Standroid & Dandroid Make a Mess Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534405677
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Published: Little Simon - April 3rd, 2018

Power up with robots Standroid and Dandroid in this playful board book When two robots make one giant mess, will they figure out how to clean it up?


NB + KVON radio 6/8/18

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The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780451496386
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 15th, 2018

From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into reality


A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the Cia's Secret War Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385540209
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Published: Doubleday Books - May 8th, 2018

A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disaster


There There Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 5th, 2018

"This is a novel about what it means to inhabit a land both yours and stolen from you, to simultaneously contend with the weight of belonging and unbelonging. There is an organic power to this book--a revelatory, controlled chaos. Tommy Orange writes the way a storm makes landfall." --Omar El Akkad, author of American War


Connect with the earth and explore the outdoors with this enchanting cookbook from Fox Meets Bear blogger Johnna Holmgren.


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
By Christina Uss, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.


NB + KVON radio 6/1/18

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New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632171320
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Published: Sasquatch Books - January 2nd, 2018

The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.


Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: Or, How Capitalism Works--And How It Fails Cover Image
By Yanis Varoufakis, Jacob Moe (Translator), Yanis Varoufakis (Translator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780374272364
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - May 8th, 2018

Less Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (New York Times Book Review).


Boqueria: A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781632864949
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Published: Absolute Press - May 1st, 2018

"A sublime collection of traditional Spanish and Tapas recipes. Boqueria captures the soul of Spanish cuisine." --James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Alfred Portale


Furyborn (Empirium Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781492656623
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 22nd, 2018

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

"One of the biggest new YA Fantasies." --Entertainment Weekly
"Empowering." --BuzzFeed

The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.


NB + KVON radio 5/25/18

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111306
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Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2018

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers -- trees

"Both a love song to trees, an exploration of their biology, and a wonderfully philosophical analysis of their role they play in human history and in modern culture." - Science Friday


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 21st, 2018

A National Besteller

"Chilling...Reads like a West Coast version of All the President's Men." --The New York Times Book Review


The Mars Room Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 1st, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled." -Margaret Atwood via Twitter

"A page turner... one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart." --The New York Times Book Review (cover review)


Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781632863829
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - May 8th, 2018

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout.


Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481470377
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

"Young readers will be captivated." --The Washington Post

From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about...the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

It's a good day for sailing.


NB + KVON radio 5/18/18

Tightrope: Balancing a Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781942762423
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Published: Heliotrope Books LLC - June 22nd, 2017

During a span of seven years, from 1985-1992, when Steve Villano worked with Mario Cuomo, Steve's brother Michael was at the peak of his association with John Gotti.


Robin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627794244
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 15th, 2018

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.


The Overstory Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light.


Flavor Bombs: The Umami Ingredients That Make Taste Explode Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544784895
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 15th, 2018

The founder of the national empires Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Pizza shows how to detonate flavor in beloved dishes using ordinary ingredients high in umami


Seven Bad Cats Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492657101
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - June 1st, 2018

There once were seven very BAD cats...

Seven cats anywhere are probably too many. Seven BAD cats, all in one boat, is asking for trouble...

When a band of very bad cats stow away on a little girl's boat she knows she's in for a bumpy ride. But when they take their antics too far they just might ruin her whole trip


Lazybones Cover Image
By Claire Messer, Claire Messer (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807544020
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Good ol' Lazybones, Robert Exelby Perdendo, is the master of all things lazy. Long walks in the park? Psh Who needs them? But when all attempts to avoid his latest dreaded "walkies" fail, Lazybones soon discovers something new and exciting along the way--a lovable pug ready to play.


Moon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328781604
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Published: Clarion Books - April 17th, 2018

For the over-scheduled generation, the illustrator of the popular BabyLit books explores the joy found in wildness, following in the footsteps of beloved bestsellers The Night Gardener and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.


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The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374158378
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - May 1st, 2018

Tessa Fontaine's astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery--through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother.


The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393292206
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer's next superstars.


Adjustment Day Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652598
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 1st, 2018

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They've been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.


Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey Through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419727580
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 24th, 2018

There are nearly 1,400 known varieties of wine grapes in the world--from altesse to zierfandler--but 80 percent of the wine we drink is made from only 20 grapes. In Godforsaken Grapes, Jason Wilson looks at how that came to be and embarks on a journey to discover what we miss.


Undead Girl Gang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451478238
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Published: Razorbill - May 8th, 2018

"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org

"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage


NB + KVON radio 5/4/18

What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter Cover Image
By Suzy Hopkins, Hallie Bateman (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781632869685
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - April 3rd, 2018

A mother's advice to her daughter--a guide to daily living, both practical and sublime--with full-color illustrations throughout.


Client Earth Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781947534032
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Published: Scribe Us - April 3rd, 2018

Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all hope.


Love and Ruin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101967386
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 1st, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn--a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.


Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook Cover Image
By Christian Stevenson, David Loftus (Photographer)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781787131545
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - May 1st, 2018

Fire Food will help you ace the art of handling live fire so that you can cook, grill and smoke meat, fish and veg that's out of this world. Pitmaster DJ BBQ covers all the basics of cooking over coal and wood, shows you how to perfect classic recipes and delves into more inventive cookout delights including a BBQ spaghetti Bolognese, and poutine with bourbon-spiked gravy.


A Mother for Choco (Picture Puffin Books) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780698113640
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Published: Puffin Books - March 19th, 1996

Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not.


NB + KVON radio 4/27/18

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand for Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501174193
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 10th, 2018

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States--winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others--that reminds us of fundamental American principles.


Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250107817
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 3rd, 2018

"One of the most important books I've ever read--an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world." - Bill Gates


Noir: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062433978
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Published: William Morrow - April 17th, 2018

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!


Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780762463473
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Published: Running Press Adult - April 17th, 2018

The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s.


Quantum Physics for Babies (Baby University) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781492656227
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - May 2nd, 2017

Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius


NB + KVON 4/6/18

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062490421
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Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018

"THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A sweeping and revelatory new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists.


Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541626
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Published: Doubleday Books - March 13th, 2018

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered the Passage he could not find.


Circe Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

#1 New York Times Bestseller
" A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story, Circe manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right." --- Alexandra Alter, New York Times


Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316360340
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 3rd, 2018

Simple, stunning recipes for home cooks
Home cooks don't need dozens of cookbooks or hundreds of recipes. They just need one good book, with about 75 trustworthy, versatile, and above all, delicious recipes that can stand alone or be mixed-and-matched into extraordinary meals.
That's what Repertoire is: Real recipes, from real life, that really work.


Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368012355
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 27th, 2018

Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school.


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