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January 2016

Cruel Crown Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062435347
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Published: Harper Teen - January 5th, 2016

Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

Discover the truth of Norta's bloody past in these two revealing prequels to #1 New York Times bestseller Red Queen. Plus, a Glass Sword sneak peek An exclusive excerpt from the hotly anticipated second book in the Red Queen series, Glass Sword, transports readers to the world of Silver tyranny, a Red dawn rising, and one girl's resolve to break down the system that will hold her back no longer.


Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780553447125
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Published: Harmony - January 19th, 2016

Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer's patient. She's not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its aftershocks. 


B. and her husband, Dan, working with "Vanity Fair "contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, unstintingly share their unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn about dealing with Alzheimer's day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well as lessons learned along the way. 


At its heart, "Before I Forget "is a love story: illuminating a love of family, life, and hope.


Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780465079704
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Published: Basic Books - February 2nd, 2016

In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islama sect many white Americans deemed a hate cultsaw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading the Nation's message. The two became fast friends, keeping their interactions secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Clay began living a double lifea patriotic good Negro in public, and a radical reformer behind the scenes. Soon, however, their friendship would sour, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences. 


Bernie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609806989
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Published: Seven Stories Press - January 19th, 2016

As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders was surrounded by grinding poverty that turned families against each other as they scrimped and saved to pay their bills. Bernie saw politics as his chance to give a decent life to everyone, not just those born into wealth or the lucky few who hit it big. But the Democratic Party and the country overall were moving to the right. Bernie joined a tiny independent party from Vermont. He ran for mayor. As a socialist. And won. That was the beginning.

 


The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802124548
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - February 2nd, 2016

Beginning with her great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who used the rare advantage of his education to become a successful businessman in post-war Atlanta, Buckley follows her family's two branches: one that stayed in the South, and the other that settled in Brooklyn. Through the lens of her relatives momentous lives, Buckley examines major events throughout American history. From Atlanta during Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow, to New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, and then from World War II to the Civil Rights Movement, this ambitious, brilliant family witnessed and participated in the most crucial events of the 19th and 20th centuries. Combining personal and national history, "The Black Calhouns" is a unique and vibrant portrait of six generations during dynamic times of struggle and triumph.


Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385535595
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Published: Doubleday Books - January 19th, 2016

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?


The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against big government led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. 


City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250067630
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Published: Picador USA - January 5th, 2016

To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort.

Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks or plastic, its entire economy is grey, and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have come there seeking sanctuary. Among them are Guled, a former child soldier who lives for football; Nisho, who scrapes an existence by pushing a wheelbarrow and dreaming of riches; Tawane, the indomitable youth leader; and schoolgirl Kheyro, whose future hangs upon her education.


Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316256575
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Published: Little Brown and Company - December 22nd, 2015

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. 


By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. 


Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781607749721
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 5th, 2016

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up"has revolutionized homes and lives across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings ofperfectly organized drawers and closets.She also provides advice on frequentlyasked questions, such as whether to keep necessary items that may not bringyou joy. With guidance on specificcategories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, anddigital photos, this comprehensivecompanion is sure to spark joy inanyone who wants to simplify their life.


Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250049940
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 12th, 2016

"ROSALIE LIGHTNING "is Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart's beautiful and touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core, and take them along his family's journey through loss. Hart uses the graphic form to articulate his and his wife's on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie's death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again.

Hart creatively portrays the solace he discovers in nature, philosophy, great works of literature, and art across all mediums in this expressively honest and loving tribute to his baby girl. "Rosalie Lighting "is a graphic masterpiece chronicling a father's undying love.


The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547560694
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 12th, 2016

Giving voice to the voiceless, the "Chicago Defender" condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded "The Defender" in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses," becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. His successor wielded the newspaper's clout to elect mayors and presidents, including Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, who would have lost in 1960 if not for "The" "Defender"'s support. Along the way, its pages were filled with columns by legends like Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King. 


Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama.


Where My Heart Used to Beat Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780805097320
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - January 26th, 2016

London, 1980. Robert Hendricks, an established psychiatrist and author, has so bottled up memories of his own wartime past that he is nearly sunk into a life of aloneness and depression. Out of the blue, a baffling letter arrives from one Dr. Alexander Pereira, a neurologist and a World War I veteran who claims to be an admirer of Robert's published work. The letter brings Robert to the older man's home on a rocky, secluded island off the south of France, and into tempests of memories--his childhood as a fatherless English boy, the carnage he witnessed and the wound he can't remember receiving as a young officer in World War II, and, above all, the great, devastating love of his life, an Italian woman, "L," whom he met during the war. As Robert's recollections pour forth, he's unsure whether they will lead to psychosis--or redemption. But Dr. Pereira knows. Profoundly affecting and masterfully told, "Where My Heart Used to Beat" sweeps through the 20th century, brilliantly interrogating the darkest corners of the human mind and bearing tender witness to the abiding strength of love.


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