Books on Our Front Tables This Week

Ready Player Two: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781524761332
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 24th, 2020

The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY?


Dark Tides: A Novel (The Fairmile Series #2) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501187186
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Published: Atria Books - November 24th, 2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England.

Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before.


War Lord: A Novel (Saxon Tales #13) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062563293
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Published: Harper - November 24th, 2020

#1 UK BESTSELLER

The final installment in Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon Tales series, chronicling the epic story of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London) —the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit Netflix series.

THE FINAL BATTLE AWAITS…


How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air) Cover Image
By Holly Black, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316540889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 24th, 2020

Return to the captivating world of Elfhame with this illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy that began with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black.

Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.


How to Raise an Elephant: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (21) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #21) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524749361
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Published: Pantheon - November 24th, 2020

Mma Ramotswe must balance family obligations with the growing needs of one of Charlie's pet projects in this latest installment in the cherished No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.


Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063052642
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Published: HarperVia - November 24th, 2020

From one of China’s most acclaimed and decorated writers comes a powerful first-person account of life in Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Deadly Cross (Alex Cross #28) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316420259
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 23rd, 2020

A double homicide in the nation's capital opens the psychological case files -- of Detective Alex Cross.


The Awakening: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 1 Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250272614
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 24th, 2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts begins a new trilogy of adventure, romance, and magick in The Awakening.


Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781324015826
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

A hauntingly beautiful diptych of works inspired by Robert Macfarlane’s travels with celebrated collaborators to two eerie corners of England.


The Diplomat's Wife (Kommandant's Girl #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778389378
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Published: Park Row - November 24th, 2020

One woman faces danger, intrigue, and love in the aftermath of World War II in this unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris.


Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250268501
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 24th, 2020

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew.


The Greatest Secret (The Secret) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063078482
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Published: HarperOne - November 24th, 2020

 From Rhonda Byrne, the author of the worldwide phenomenon The Secret, comes The Greatest Secret—a long-awaited major new work that offers revelations and practices to end suffering and discover lasting happiness.


The Front Steps Project: How Communities Found Connection During the Covid-19 Crisis Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781513265858
Availability: Backordered
Published: West Margin Press - November 24th, 2020

People magazine's top reason for Hope in America.


A Promised Land Cover Image
By Barack Obama, Barack Obama (Read by)
$65.00
ISBN: 9780525633716
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Published: Random House Audio - November 24th, 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
 


The Bright Book of Life: Novels to Read and Reread Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525657262
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Published: Knopf - November 24th, 2020

In his first book devoted exclusively to narrative fiction, America's most original and controversial literary critic and legendary Yale professor writes trenchantly about fifty-two masterworks spanning the Western tradition.


Ella's Night Lights Cover Image
By Lucy Fleming, Lucy Fleming (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212693
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Published: Candlewick - November 24th, 2020

Friendship, kindness, and gratitude are all illuminated in a quiet tale of a magical girl with mothlike wings.


Sword of Kings: A Novel (Saxon Tales #12) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062563224
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - November 24th, 2020

The twelfth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England—"superior entertainment that is both engaging and enlightening” (Washington Post), and  the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit Netflix series.


Little Weirds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316485364
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 24th, 2020

Step into Jenny Slate's wild imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) New York Times bestseller about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book is something new and wonderful" (George Saunders).

You may "know" Jenny Slate from her Netflix special,


The Money Plot: A History of Currency's Power to Enchant, Control, and Manipulate Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781590517185
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Published: Other Press - November 24th, 2020

Half fable, half manifesto, this brilliant new take on the ancient concept of cash lays bare its unparalleled capacity to empower and enthrall us.
 


Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780374154110
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 24th, 2020

The author of Straw Dogs, famous for his provocative critiques of scientific hubris and the delusions of progress and humanism, turns his attention to catsand what they reveal about humans' torturous relationship to the world and to themselves.


Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062950499
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Published: Harper - November 24th, 2020

History called on Harry Truman to unite the Western world against Soviet communism, but first he had to rally Republicans and Democrats behind America’s most dramatic foreign policy shift since George Washington delivered his farewell address. How did one of the least prepared presidents to walk into the Oval Office become one of its most successful?


Everything Is F*cked Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062956569
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - November 24th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316310376
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 24th, 2020

A powerful curse forces the exiled Queen of Faerie to choose between ambition and humanity in this highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy from a #1 New York Times bestselling author.

He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne


Barely Functional Adult: It'll All Make Sense Eventually Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062945594
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 24th, 2020

“Funny, introspective, and touching. . . . The lessons Meichi gently shares with us through delightful stories are full of wisdom for people at any life stage who need a reminder they’re not alone.” —Mari Andrew, author of Am I There Yet?


Counting Creatures Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Sharon King-Chai (Illustrator)
$20.99
ISBN: 9780593324530
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Published: Dial Books - November 24th, 2020

A gorgeous lift-the-flap counting game that pairs parent animals with their babies, from the bestselling author of Room on the Broom.


How Did I Get Here?: A Memoir Cover Image
By Bruce McCall, Adam Gopnik (Foreword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399172281
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 24th, 2020

From his hardscrabble post-World War II Ontario childhood and coming of age to Mad Men-era New York City and the creative pinnacle of advertising, to the hallowed halls of Saturday Night Live and The New Yorker, Bruce McCall’s personal and creative journey is stunningly honest, bittersweet, and, above all, inspiring.   


From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316417242
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Published: Mulholland Books - November 24th, 2020

The untold story of how Russia refined the art and science of targeted assassination abroad -- while Western spies watched in horror as their governments failed to guard against the threat.

They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong.


A Beginning at the End: A Novel of Hope and Recovery After Pandemic Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780778388289
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Published: Mira Books - November 24th, 2020

Four survivors come together as the country rebuilds in the aftermath of a devastating pandemic. A character-driven postapocalyptic suspense with an intimate, hopeful look at how people can move forward by creating something better.


Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece Cover Image
By Camille Laurens, Willard Wood (Translated by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781635420517
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Published: Other Press - November 24th, 2020

This absorbing, heartfelt work uncovers the story of the real dancer behind Degas’s now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth-century Parisian life. 
 


Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250758255
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Published: Picador - November 24th, 2020

A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid—and brilliant—Carrie Fisher