What's new on our Front Tables this week

Harlem Shuffle Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 14th, 2021

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.


Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001935
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

One of Bookpage's Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2021

Join "America’s funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.


Apples Never Fall Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250220257
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 14th, 2021

From Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Never Fall, a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.


Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525562177
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Published: Viking - September 14th, 2021

Travels With George…is quintessential Philbrick — a lively, courageous, and masterful achievement.”Boston Globe
 


Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250621733
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - September 14th, 2021

"Searing. Powerful. Needed." —Oprah

“Sometimes a single story can change the world. Unbound is one of those stories.
Tarana’s words are a testimony to liberation and love.” —Brené Brown


How to Have a Birthday Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Cindy Derby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207415
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

Joyful and utterly unique, this vibrant picture book celebrates the best birthday gift of all: a whole day that is yours to unwrap.


Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750064
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

When roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition, they find surprises behind every boulder in this follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning Skunk and Badger.

"X Marks the Spot "


The Limits of Limelight Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780990742012
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Published: Gallica Press - September 14th, 2021

Pretty Oklahoma teenager Helen Nichols accepts an invitation from her cousin, rising movie actress Ginger Rogers, and her Aunt Lela, to try her luck in motion pictures. Her relatives, convinced that her looks and personality will ensure success, provide her with a new name and help her land a contract with RKO.


Guinness World Records 2022 Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781913484101
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Published: Guinness World Records - September 14th, 2021

Fully revised and updated, and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of our world today. Our editors have chosen to curate the book with environmental issues at the forefront of their mind, so we open with a chapter exploring what’s happening to our ecosystem and what superlative lengths people are going to make a difference.


A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541788497
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 14th, 2021

A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears.
Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road.


The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781984835376
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

A Netflix Original series! 

The highly-anticipated seventh book in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print!


Mordew Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250817211
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Published: Tor Books - September 14th, 2021

Alex Pheby's Mordew launches an astonishingly inventive epic fantasy trilogy.

God is dead, his corpse hidden in the catacombs beneath Mordew.


Wildland: The Making of America's Fury Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374286675
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 14th, 2021

After a decade abroad, the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prizewinning writer Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States—Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL—to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury.


Enemy at the Gates (A Mitch Rapp Novel #20) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982164881
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - September 14th, 2021

Picking up where the “tour de force” (The Providence Journal) Total Power left off, the next thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series follows the CIA’s top operative as he searches for a high-level mole with the power to rewrite the world order.

Mitch Rapp has worked for a number of presidents over his career, but Anthony


We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538746851
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 14th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named One of The Best Books of 2020 by NPR's Fresh Air * Publishers Weekly * Marie Claire * Redbook * Vogue * Kirkus Reviews * Book Riot * Bustle

A Recommended Book by The New York Times * The Washington Post * Booklist * The Boston Globe * Amazon * Goodreads * Buzzfeed * Town & Country * Refinery29 * BookRiot * CrimeReads


Defy the Night Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547604661
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 14th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes a blockbuster fantasy series perfect for fans of Holly Black and Victoria Aveyard, about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.


Snow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781335629036
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 14th, 2021

*NATIONAL BESTSELLER*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD*

"Banville sets up and then deftly demolishes the Agatha Christie format...superbly rich and sophisticated."--New York Times Book Review


A Soft Place to Land Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875877
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

In this compelling and heartfelt mystery story, Janae Marks—author of the critically acclaimed bestselling From the Desk of Zoe Washington—follows a young girl reshaping her meaning of home. Perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Rebecca Stead.


The Family Roe: An American Story Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393247718
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

A masterpiece of reporting on the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart.


Beneficence Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781567927092
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - September 14th, 2021

After a sudden and terrible loss, how does a loving family find their way back to the goodness and peace they once shared? Reviewers and readers have called this literary historical novel "hauntingly beautiful," "a masterpiece of compassion," "a page-turner and an artistic triumph."


Deadly Cross (Alex Cross #28) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538703557
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 14th, 2021

The murder of a glamorous DC socialite becomes Alex Cross’s deadliest case since Along Came a Spider.
Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public—she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president.


Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery Cover Image
By Brom
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250622006
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 14th, 2021

Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it.

Connecticut, 1666.

An ancient spirit awakens in a dark wood. The wildfolk call him Father, slayer, protector.

The colonists call him Slewfoot, demon, devil.


The Tyranny of Merit: Can We Find the Common Good? Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250800060
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Published: Picador - September 14th, 2021

A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020
A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020
A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020
A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 2020

The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good?


Bear Is a Bear Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

A gorgeous, classic gift book about the enduring love between a little girl and her childhood friend, Bear, from popular author Jonathan Stutzman and Caldecott Medal–winning and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat.

Bear is . . . a new friend, a fellow mischief-maker, a protector, and a dreamer.


The Love Hypothesis Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336823
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Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

A BuzzFeed Best Summer Read of 2021

When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.


Talk to Me: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063052857
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Published: Ecco - September 14th, 2021

From bestselling and award-winning author T.C.


It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593080979
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Published: Vintage - September 14th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, a searing, unflinching, and deeply personal exposé of how his party became what it is today


Cook Once Dinner Fix: Quick and Exciting Ways to Transform Tonight's Dinner into Tomorrow's Feast Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982167264
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 14th, 2021

Never throw out your leftovers again with these delicious and healthy meals designed to transform into an entirely different dish the next night from best-selling author Cassy Joy Garcia.

As a busy mom of two, Cassy Joy Garcia, the best-selling author of Cook Once, Eat All Week, has limited time to get food on the table.


Mellencamp Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982112141
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Published: Atria Books - September 14th, 2021

The definitive biography of John Mellencamp, the iconic American rock and roll original, featuring exclusive in-depth interviews and never-before-told details.


Empire of the Vampire Cover Image
By Jay Kristoff, Bon Orthwick (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250245281
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 14th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff comes Empire of the Vampire, the first illustrated volume of an astonishing new dark fantasy saga.

From holy cup comes holy light;
The faithful hand sets world aright.
And in the Seven Martyrs’ sight,
Mere man shall end this endless night.


The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - and the Fight for Our Future Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250770929
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 14th, 2021

In the face of unprecedented global change, New York Times bestselling author Alec Ross proposes a new social contract to restore the balance of power between government, citizens, and business in The Raging 2020s.


Rage Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982131746
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 14th, 2021

Rage is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the biggest national security threat


Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780691229201
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 14th, 2021

As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality.


A Dark and Starless Forest Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358424413
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Published: Clarion Books - September 14th, 2021

When her siblings start to go missing, a girl must confront the dark thing that lives in the forest—and the growing darkness in herself—in this debut YA contemporary fantasy for fans of Wilder Girls.

Derry and her eight siblings live in an isolated house by the lake, separated from the rest of the world by an eerie and menacing forest.


Paradise on Fire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493833
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change
 
Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program.


The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021 Cover Image
By Lee Child (Editor), Otto Penzler (Series edited by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781613162385
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Published: Mysterious Press - September 14th, 2021

Lee Child selects the twenty best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Stephen King, Sara Paretsky, and many more.


The Robber Girl Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763669560
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

Part literary mystery, part magical tour de force—an incantatory novel of fierce beauty, lyricism, and originality from a National Book Award Finalist


Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984859624
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 14th, 2021

Considering a trip to a quaint English village? You'll think twice after learning about the countless murderous possibilities lurking behind the bucolic fa ades, thanks to this illustrated guide from #1 bestselling author Maureen Johnson and illustrator Jay Cooper--perfect for fans of cozy mysteries.


See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536216295
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

What happens when a cat tries to be a dog? With this second wry primer, the creators of See the Cat return to demonstrate that standing in for a friend can be trickier than expected.


The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree: How I Fought to Save Myself, My Sister, and Thousands of Girls Worldwide Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316463355
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 14th, 2021

The "incredibly powerful" (Kirkus Reviews) story of the human rights activist who changed the minds of her elders, reformed traditions from the inside, and is creating a better future for girls and women throughout Africa.

Nice Leng`ete was raised in a Maasai village in Kenya.


American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020 Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780306924415
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Published: Hachette Books - September 14th, 2021

Examine the ways in which expertise, reason, and manners are continually under attack in our institutions, courts, political arenas, and social venues with this collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist.
 
George F. Will has been one of this country’s leading columnists since 1974. He won the Pulitzer Prize for it in 1977.


Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328515971
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Published: Mariner Books - September 14th, 2021

The story of an uncovered voyage as colorful and momentous as any on record for the Age of Discovery—and of the Black mariner whose stunning accomplishment has been until now lost to history
 
It began with a secret mission, no expenses spared.


Palmares Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033494
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Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

A Bustle "Most Anticipated Books of September 2021" Selection - An Esquire "Best Books of Fall 2021" Selection - A LitHub "22 Novels You Need to Read This Fall" Selection - A Kirkus Reviews "16 Best Books to Read in September" Selection - A Buzzfeed "Best Books Coming Out This Fall" Selection - A New York Times "Best Books Coming Out in


The Heroine with 1001 Faces Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631498817
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Published: Liveright - September 14th, 2021

World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long-buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman.


Dare to Know Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683692607
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Published: Quirk Books - September 14th, 2021

"A razor-smart sci-fi corporate noir nightmare. Dare to Know is what happens when Willy Loman sees through the Matrix. A heartbreaking, time-bending, galactic mindbender delivered in the mordantly funny clip of a doomed antihero."--Daniel Kraus, co-author of The Shape of Water


Another Now Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612199573
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Published: Melville House - September 14th, 2021

What would a fair and equal society actually look like? The world-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis presents his radical and subversive answer in a work of speculative fiction that recalls William Morris and William Gibson

The year: 2035.


Hidden in Plain Sight: A Detective William Warwick Novel (William Warwick Novels #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250801197
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 14th, 2021

Jeffrey Archer's Hidden in Plain Sight is the second novel featuring Detective William Warwick, by the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles

This is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective . . .


The Autobiography of Mr. Spock Cover Image
By Una Mccormack, Russell Walks (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781785654664
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Published: Titan Books - September 14th, 2021

The iconic Star Trek character’s lifestory appears for the first time in his own words; perfect for fans of the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Words.



Dragonboy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316462167
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Reminiscent of Pete the Cat and Llama Llama, Dragonboy begins a new series about a curious, imaginative, playful little boy and his band of lovable stuffed animal friends.

Dragonboy is curious. He is playful, pensive, and kind. More than anything, he is himself: an imaginative little boy who loves to be a dragon.


Once Upon a Tide: A Mermaid's Tale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368054430
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 14th, 2021

Princess Lana is the youngest ambassador ever to represent her underwater kingdom, Clarion, at the Royal Festival on land. And even though it means trading her mermaid tail for a clumsy pair of legs—and worse, spending a week with her mother, who chose life on land over her children seven years ago—Lana can’t wait to prove her political chops.


King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534410367
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

A stunning, rhythmic picture book biography of African American composer Scott Joplin, whose ragtime music paved the way for jazz.

There was something special about Scott Joplin…
This quiet kid could make a piano laugh out loud.

Scott, the son of a man who had been enslaved,
became a king—the King of Ragtime.

This celebration of Scot


The Death of Francis Bacon: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780771096372
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Published: Strange Light - September 14th, 2021

Madrid. Unfinished. Man dying.

A great painter lies on his deathbed, synapses firing, writhing and reveling in pleasure and pain as a lifetime of chaotic and grotesque sense memories wash over and envelop him.


What about Will Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108642
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins comes a new heartbreakingly tender middle grade novel-in-verse about the bonds between two brothers and the love they share.


The Raven Heir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547606375
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 14th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Robert Beatty and Shannon Hale comes a magical new middle grade fantasy series about a young shapeshifter trying to save her family.


Blob Cover Image
By Anne Appert, Anne Appert (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063036123
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Published: HarperCollins - September 14th, 2021

A humorous picture book featuring a blob (n. a creature that can be anything they want) about embracing who we are and the many things we can be.


A Troop of Kangaroos: A Book of Animal Group Names Cover Image
By Lisa Mundorff, Lisa Mundorff (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250777089
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 14th, 2021

A party of jays, a parade of elephants, a stench of skunks, and so many more make up this delightfully funny and informative picture book about animal group names!

Packed with vibrant art, young readers will not only learn what we call certain groups of animals, but it will tickle them with literal images. That party of jays? Those birds have party hats and streamers galore!


Assembly Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780316268264
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 14th, 2021

One woman. One day. One decision. A blistering, fearless, and unforgettable literary debut from "a stunning new writer." (Bernardine Evaristo)

Come of age in the credit crunch. Be civil in a hostile environment. Go to college, get an education, start a career. Do all the right things. Buy an apartment. Buy art. Buy a sort of happiness.


Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063160644
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Published: Amistad - September 14th, 2021

The companion volume to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibit, opening in September 2021

With a Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Eric Foner and a preface by veteran museum director and historian Spencer Crew


Hitler: Downfall: 1939-1945 Cover Image
By Volker Ullrich, Jefferson Chase (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101872062
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Published: Vintage - September 14th, 2021

From the author of Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939—a riveting account of the dictator’s final years, when he got the war he wanted but led his nation, the world, and himself to catastrophe.

“Skillfully conceived and utterly engrossing.... Accomplished.” —The New York Times Book Review


How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982142315
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 14th, 2021

Drawing on a wealth of new evidence, pioneering research psychologist David DeSteno shows why religious practices and rituals are so beneficial to those who follow them—and to anyone, regardless of their faith (or lack thereof).

Scientists are beginning to discover what believers have known for a long time: the rewards that a religious life can provide.


Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651904
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

A brilliant scholar imparts the lessons bequeathed by the Black community and its remarkable artists and thinkers.


Beautifully Me Cover Image
By Nabela Noor, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534485877
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From designer, creator, and self-love advocate Nabela Noor (@Nabela) comes a much-needed picture book about loving yourself just as you are.

Meet Zubi: a joyful Bangladeshi girl excited about her first day of school. But when Zubi sees her mother frowning in the mirror and talking about being “too big,” she starts to worry about her own body and how she looks.


You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062979933
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 14th, 2021

“Funny, tender, and so good.” Mindy Kaling, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?


Harrow Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525657569
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 14th, 2021

In her first novel since The Quick and the Dead (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), the legendary writer takes us into an uncertain landscape after an environmental apocalypse, a world in which only the man-made has value, but some still wish to salvage the authentic.


Five Little Monkeys Looking for Santa (A Five Little Monkeys Story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358469858
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Published: Clarion Books - September 14th, 2021

In this cozy picture book set on Christmas Eve, the Five Little Monkeys are sure that every little noise they hear is Santa—and of course they have to jump out of bed each time to investigate! Will they ever go to sleep?

“He won’t visit while you’re still awake, so go back to bed, for goodness’ sake!”

It’s C


When We Say Black Lives Matter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536222388
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Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

In a powerful, poetic missive, award-winning author-illustrator Maxine Beneba Clarke celebrates the meaning behind the words Black Lives Matter.

Little one, when we say Black Lives Matter,
we’re saying Black people are wonderful-strong.
That we deserve to be treated with basic respect,


Final Season Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062485953
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Published: HarperCollins - September 14th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green comes a gripping, deeply personal standalone football novel about a star middle school quarterback faced with a life-changing decision after his dad is diagnosed with ALS. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica!


Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small Cover Image
By Jess Wade, Melissa Castrillón (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217667
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - September 15th, 2021

The cutting-edge world of nanoscience leaps to life on boldly patterned pages in this STEM-ready gem.


Cry Macho: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143137108
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Published: Penguin Books - September 14th, 2021

Now a major motion picture directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, a riveting novel of an aging rodeo star's last ride.


Not Here to Be Liked Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063038363
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

“A smart romance with heart and guts and all the intoxicating feelings in between.” —Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes


A Walk in the Words Cover Image
By Hudson Talbott, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399548710
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 14th, 2021

“A beautifully rendered and deeply inspiring book for everyone who has ever read slowly—myself included! Hudson shows us the beauty and magic that can come from taking our time. Brilliant.”—Jacqueline Woodson
 
Hudson Talbott's inspiring story vividly reveals the challenges--and ultimately the rewards--of being a non-mainstream kind of learner.


Walking in Two Worlds Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269002
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Published: Penguin Teen - September 14th, 2021

An Indigenous teen girl is caught between two worlds, both real and virtual, in the YA fantasy debut from bestselling Indigenous author Wab Kinew. Perfect for fans of Ready Player One and the Otherworld series.


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ISBN: 9780593121146
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Published: Make Me a World - September 14th, 2021

A lyrical novel-in-verse that takes us through the journey of coming of age in New York during the 80s.


The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063030930
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 14th, 2021

A powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWII death camps. 

At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp—mainly Jewish women and girls—


Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062950505
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 14th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!


A Wild Winter Swan: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062980793
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 14th, 2021

After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York.


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ISBN: 9780063029095
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!


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ISBN: 9781335402516
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Published: Inkyard Press - September 14th, 2021

This fearless debut novel explores racism, injustice, and self-expression through the story of a promising Black football star in Louisiana.

The system is rigged.