Books on Our Front Tables This Week

The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984818355
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 22nd, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a riveting novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives.


We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062992260
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Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

The audiobook contains beautiful memories of Representative Elijah Cummings narrated by Laurence Fishburne and Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, with a foreword written and read by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.


Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays.


Hench: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author


The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062683250
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2020

A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of teen fantasy, Garth Nix.


Spindlefish and Stars Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316496018
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Inspired by Greek mythology, this spellbinding fantasy invites readers to seek connections, to forge their own paths, and to explore the power of storytelling in our interwoven histories.

In which a story is spun.
And unspun.


The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984880963
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 22nd, 2020

"A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom...SUCH FUN!"
--Kate Atkinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Sky

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to...
THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB


Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: And Other Questions About Dead Bodies Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393358490
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 22nd, 2020

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award
“Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential.” —Marianne Eloise, Guardian


How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062993083
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Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

In this intimate collection, the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible and more than a dozen other New York Times bestsellers, winner or finalist for the Pulitzer and countless other prizes, now trains her eye on the everyday and the metaphysical in poems that are smartly crafted, emotionally rich, and luminous. 


Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062970565
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising ways voters have reacted to their leaders’ sex scandals.

While Americans have a reputation for being strait-laced, many of the na


Frankissstein Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149398
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Published: Grove Press - September 22nd, 2020

Since her astonishing debut at twenty-five with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as "one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time" (Elle).


Make Them Cry: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062825179
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Published: Ecco - September 22nd, 2020

For fans of The Border and Jason Bourne, Make Them Cry is an explosive action thriller about a DEA agent sucked into a dangerous turf war on the US-Mexico border.


Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062899460
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Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, ret., the former National Security Advisor and author of the bestselling classic Dereliction of Duty, comes a bold and provocative re-examination of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States, and an urgent call to compete to preserve America’s standing and security.


Sun Flower Lion Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062866103
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 22nd, 2020

A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, renowned Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times-bestseller Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination. This irresistible picture book is a must-have for every reader and every family.


The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250144577
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 22nd, 2020

Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with another riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever in The Silvered Serpents.

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.


Well Played Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984805409
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Published: Berkley - September 22nd, 2020

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy featuring kilted musicians, Renaissance Faire tavern wenches, and an unlikely love story.

LibraryReads Pick

 


The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020 Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781627790857
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 22nd, 2020

From Tim Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, an urgent and gripping account of the 75-year battle between the US and Russia that led to the election and impeachment of an American president.


Kitties on Dinosaurs Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108383
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Published: Dial Books - September 22nd, 2020

A daring, dinosaur-climbing adventure leads to hilarious kitty hijinks in this adorable tale of perseverance


Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250268440
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 22nd, 2020

In Colin Quinn's new book, the popular comedian, social commentator, and star of the shows Red State Blue State and Unconstitutional tackles the condition of our union today.

Utah: The Church of States
Vermont: The Old Hippie State
Florida: The Hot Mess State
Arizona: The Instagram Model State
Wisconsin: The Diet Starts Tomorrow State


White House, Inc.: How Donald Trump Turned the Presidency into a Business Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593188521
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Published: Portfolio - September 22nd, 2020

An in-depth investigation into Donald Trump’s business—and how he used America’s top job to service it.


Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250154057
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 22nd, 2020

A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it’s all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps.” —Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See


Smash It! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335146502
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Published: Inkyard Press - September 22nd, 2020

Refreshingly authentic and bold... Don't miss this smashing #ownvoices novel from Francina Simone, filled with heart, humor and a heroine to root for

Olivia "Liv" James is done with letting her insecurities get the best of her. So she does what any self-respecting hot mess of a girl who wants to SMASH junior year does...


Pages & Co.: The Map of Stories Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984837325
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Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2020

The third magical bookwandering adventure in the nationally bestselling Pages & Co. series, featuring Tilly Pages as she journeys to Washington, DC, to wander inside the books at the Library of Congress. Perfect for fans of Inkheart and The Land of Stories.


The Mutant Mushroom Takeover (A Maggie and Nate Mystery) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534468658
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

“Packed to the gills with fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

Stranger Things meets The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl in this lightly spooky debut about Maggie, an aspiring young naturalist, and her YouTuber best friend, Nate, who use their smarts and science to solve the mystery behind a mutant fungus that’s threatening the town.

Ev


Kenny & the Book of Beasts (Kenny & the Dragon) Cover Image
By Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416983163
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

In this highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning author Tony DiTerlizzi’s Kenny and the Dragon, Kenny must cope with many changes in his life—including the fear that he’s losing his best friend.

What can come between two best friends?

Time has passed since Kenny Rabbit’s last adventure with


She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593114544
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Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2020

From Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind She Persisted, comes a new book featuring women athletes who overcame and inspired--just in time for the Olympics!


An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 3 (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368057158
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 22nd, 2020

From award-winning, best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems comes a bind-up of five Elephant & Piggie adventures to help foster early readers' problem-solving skills.


Kindness Grows Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781680102291
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Published: Tiger Tales. - September 22nd, 2020

Angry words can ruin friendships, but a gesture as simple as a smile can cause kindness to bloom and friendships to mend. Die-cut pages feature a sapling that grows into a flowering tree with each turn of the page as kindness is spread.


Sun Flower Lion Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062866103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 22nd, 2020

A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, renowned Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times-bestseller Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination. This irresistible picture book is a must-have for every reader and every family.


Escape Goat Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062883391
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Published: HarperCollins - September 22nd, 2020

From the international bestselling author of Bel Canto and The Dutch House, Ann Patchett, and the bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, Robin Preiss Glasser, comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about a goat who keeps getting all the blame, but ultimately teaches one family about the importance of honesty and owning up to your mistakes.