December 2, 2020 ~
December 2, 2020 ~
I hope we picked a good selection for you, but if you're looking for suggestions please don't hesitate to call or email us! Part One if you missed it.
An unforgettable journey through Central Asia, one of the most mysterious and history-laden regions of the world.
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Robert MacFarlane's new book is Underland: A Deep Time Journey and has gotten rave reviews.
Nancy loves this book!
A thrilling journey by canoe across Alaska, by critically acclaimed writer Adam Weymouth.
New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club
From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamo
The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age.
Another fantastic book similar in vein to The Lost City of the Monkey God. In this case, however, the author goes on his journey because he's fascinated by realy life of Col. Percy Fawcett and his eldest son, who disappeared in the Amazon in 1924. In my opinion, Col. Fawcett is the real Indiana Jones - a really entertaining read.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award
“Enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Amazing…A real nonfic
An exploration of the contemporary influence of the Ottoman Empire on the wider world, as the author uncovers the new Ottoman legacy across Europe and the Middle East.
Alev Scott’s odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey’s borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire.
Part Two now available!
Given that many of us may not be able to go to our usual haunts for the next few weeks, I thought a list of books that would take us away from our current concerns would ease our levels of anxiety.
A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Recollections of My Nonexistence
"Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic."—Pico Iyer
Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award 2106On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. Her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam - cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, the Atlantic and eventually home.
A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence
“There’s nothing semi about Finn Murphy’s trucking tales of The Long Haul.”—Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “With winning candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things
2020 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award in Travel - Essay
Experience Civil War historic sites and small towns that can be found nowhere else in America
This national bestseller chronicles one man's 650-mile trek on foot from San Diego to San Francisco--sure to appeal to readers of naturalist works like Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, Paul Thoreau's On the Plain of Snakes, and Mark Kenyon's That Wild Country.
This is absolutely one of my favorite non-fiction books ever. The author, one half of Preston & Child (they write ripping yarns!), gets himself invited on an expedition to find the Lost White City of Honduras. What the expedition finds is remarkable - I would absolutely love a multi-part documentary - but perhaps more importantly, the reason why the Lost City was abandoned in the first place has incredible connotations for us today. Incredible connotations for us right now.
Social Justice is a hot topic (whenever has it not been?) these days, and we thought we would showcase a few of our most popular titles. Some of these books and authors are new, while others have been around for quite awhile. Either way, all have excellent reputations and make for worthwhile reading.
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we’ll no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James
“The most important book for me this year.” --Emma Watson
Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns.
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER
"My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice."— Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility
In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
2,000,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE • TRANSLATED IN MORE THAN 35 LANGUAGES
What is Violent Communication?
If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate—judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening$18.00ISBN: 9780143118442Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - November 2nd, 2010
The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask"
Please join us here at the store on Thursday, February 27, to discuss Andrew Bacevich's new book 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory'.
A thought-provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power.
Please join us at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020 here at the store for Book Club (we totally talk about book club). January's book is On Fire by Naomi Klein
#1 international and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, makes the case for a Green New Deal—explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.
For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both peo
Due to the big snow last Monday, our first Contemporary Issues Book Group meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 12th at 6 pm, . So...if you haven't read the book yet, but were hoping to participate, you've still got time!
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties
With "virtuosic vulnerability" (The Atlantic), the iconic bassist and Red Hot Chili peppers co-founder pens a love letter to a youth spent wild in Los Angeles in his raw and riveting coming-of-age memoir.$35.00ISBN: 9781452182773Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Chronicle Books - October 8th, 2019
A speech on the radio. A high school literature class. A promise made to a mother.$29.99ISBN: 9780062691545Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ecco - August 20th, 2019
From one of the world’s most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth’s final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet
More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans.$26.95ISBN: 9781771645218Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Greystone Books - October 15th, 2019
"The powerful origin story of one of Yellowstone's greatest and most famous wolves."
Book One in The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone Series.
Book Two, The Reign of Wolf 21, is available now.$27.00ISBN: 9781982129972Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atria/One Signal Publishers - November 5th, 2019
“The breakout star of the new activists.” —The Economist
“If Democrats are able to retake the House in 2018, it will be a victory built from Greenberg and Levin’s blueprint.” —Politico
“One of the biggest successes so far this year...Indivisible has played a leading rol$38.00ISBN: 9780812993110Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House - October 22nd, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews$30.00ISBN: 9781250147608Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Henry Holt and Co. - October 15th, 2019
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.$27.95ISBN: 9781524732363Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Knopf - October 15th, 2019
"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog$32.00ISBN: 9780316423090Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Voracious - October 1st, 2019Learn to make your own quiet place somewhere with this inspiring journey inside tranquil cabins and handmade homes, from the creators of the wildly popular Cabin Porn phenomenon.$30.00ISBN: 9780385539302Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST
LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD
"Glorious. . .You will marvel at the brilliance and vast weirdness of your design." —The Washington Post$28.00ISBN: 9781538701065Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grand Central Publishing - September 24th, 2019
As seen in the HBO docuseries THE VOW: A jaw-dropping insider look into the world of the so-called "Hollywood Sex Cult" NXIVM chronicling the rise of enigmatic cult leader, Keith Raniere, from its "Patient Zero," his former girlfriend and test subject for his coercive control techniques.
$27.99ISBN: 9781250113306Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Minotaur Books - September 24th, 2019
The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.
It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences.$15.00ISBN: 9780802129628Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019
The surprise hit of the summer and winner of Japan's prestigious Akutagawa Prize, Convenience Store Woman is the incomparable story of Keiko Furukura, a thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident who has been working at the Hiiromachi "Smile Mart" for the past eighteen years.$27.00ISBN: 9780812996548Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House - October 15th, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.$16.95ISBN: 9780525564102Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - August 27th, 2019
A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Economist, Financial Times
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award
Finalist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction$26.95ISBN: 9780525520412Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Knopf - May 14th, 2019
One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
National Book Award Finalist
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize
Finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeEmail or call for price: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-254-8160ISBN: 9781984821218Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Ballantine Books - August 27th, 2019
This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable.
“A beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and see.”—Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz$17.00ISBN: 9780525435761Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - October 1st, 2019
When a thirty-something portrait painter is abandoned by his wife, he secludes himself in the mountain home of a world famous artist. One day, the young painter hears a noise from the attic, and upon investigation, he discovers a previously unseen painting.$19.99ISBN: 9780765395993Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tordotcom - November 12th, 2019
The thrilling conclusion to Myke Cole's Sacred Throne trilogy
Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are united only in their loyalty to Heloise, though dissenting voices are many and they are loud.Email or call for price: email@example.com or 802-254-8160ISBN: 9781510738508Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Skyhorse - March 19th, 2019
For fans of C.J. Box's Joe Pickett series, a fabulous historical mystery series set in early America.
“Deeply imagined and intricately plotted, A Stranger Here Below marries richly textured historical fiction with the urgency of a mystery novel.$27.00ISBN: 9780316485883Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Mulholland Books - October 15th, 2019An intrepid young woman stalks a murderer through turn-of-the-century Chicago in "this rich, spooky, and atmospheric thriller that will appeal to fans of Henry Darger and Erik Larson alike" (Sarah McCarry).
$28.00ISBN: 9780316187169Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Orbit - September 17th, 2019The New York Times bestselling first book in Joe Abercrombie's The Age of Madness Trilogy where the age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die.The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities.$27.00ISBN: 9780525558996Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Press - October 8th, 2019
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal!
A dazzling collection of short fiction$26.00ISBN: 9780525562023Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019
An instant New York Times Bestseller!
Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award
Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction!$28.95ISBN: 9780385541213Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.$16.00ISBN: 9781501196027Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gallery/Scout Press - November 5th, 2019
ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT!
“[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestsel