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The Undying by Anne Boyer

I highly recommend this book, even if I struggle to explain exactly why. It’s a cancer book that talks about everything but cancer, focusing instead on the painful rawness that so many other books pass by. She writes of that liminal space between the individual and the diagnosis, the array of changes a person goes through while retaining pieces of themselves even as others redefine them: survivor, patient, terminal. The book itself meanders through the hazy experience of decisions and pain before zooming out to look at the big picture of the motivation and success behind cancer treatment. It’s the sort of book I’d like to thank for allowing me to read it, and thank the author for sharing these words. - Rachel

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The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279349
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

Astro Poets by Alex Dimitrov & Dorothea Lasky

The Astro Poets are Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, two accomplished poets whose humor and insight into all things astrology have propelled them to half a million followers on Twitter. With compatibility guides, playlists, and poems, Astro Poets provides a frame of reference for those who are new to astrology and dives deep for those who are well-versed in their moon and rising signs. Readers can expect to find out why Mariah Carey is the quintessential Aries, what to expect when texting a Pisces, and why Scorpios are the way that they are. Dimitrov and Lasky have written a refreshing, entertaining book of astrology that’s sure to delight anyone who has ever asked someone for their exact time of birth. - Billy

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Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250313300
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 29th, 2019

Good Habits, Bad Habits by Wendy Wood

For anyone who wants to know how to break the bad habits and keep the good ones, this is the book you need. It’s all here; the stories, the research, the experiments, the path to a new you! Professor Wendy Wood takes our most vulnerable bad habits and deals with them head on and addresses the psychology behind accountability and serial failures. If knowledge is power, then powerful good habits are just on the other side of this great read. - Jenny

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Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250159076
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 2019

Erosion: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams’s latest work is powerful, poetic, and absolutely necessary—an offering for how to understand, survive, grieve, and challenge our current political and environmental crises, acting as both balm and tonic. Written with an open heart, a seeking mind, and unfathomable honesty, these essays range from conservation activism to life in the desert, from plumbing the depths of personal grief to public outrage. She speaks to the natural erosion of all things, and how in that loss, there is also strength and reformation, a way to hope. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9780374280062
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 8th, 2019

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

In signature literary fashion, Jonathan Safran Foer draws on the threads of history, science, and family history to illustrate the power in a single human choice to change the world—and the challenge to make it. His premise is simple: You can stop climate change’s devastation by not eating animal products before dinner. While light on practical suggestions, Foer does offer an intricate exploration of interconnectivity and agency and a passionate plea for our planet’s future. - Jocelyn

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We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374280000
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers by the New York Public Library

Before there was phone-a-friend or Google, librarians fielded questions, from the basic to the we’re-not-doing-your-homework-for-you. The New York Public Library discovered a cache of cards recording the questions asked of their librarians over decades of the 20th century and decided to share them in this book. With 21st-century resources and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, Peculiar Questions may not have the answers the original askers expected (or wanted), but the book is completely entertaining. As a catalog of the curiosity and needs of humanity, this is a perfect gift for any bibliophile or library lover. - Jocelyn

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Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers: A Little Book of Whimsy and Wisdom from the Files of the New York Public Library Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250203625
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 22nd, 2019

Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller

Carrie Fisher’s legacy is complex and intriguing. A champion of mental health and nerddom, she wasn’t a perfect person, but she was so cool, famous for always being herself. This book is a love letter to Carrie. It also gives a deep look into the Hollywood royalty with whom she grew up. It is the perfect homage to our foul-mouthed space princess. I loved every dramatic minute of it. - Ivy

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ISBN: 9780374282233
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - November 12th, 2019

Me: Elton John by Elton John

I have loved Elton John and his music almost longer than I can remember. His music bonded me with my family, his queerness and refusal to bend to anyone’s rules inspired me, and his astronomical rise to stardom despite all the drama in his life is nothing short of astonishing. I can’t wait to discover more about the man behind the Rocketman, told in the same refreshingly honest and dynamite style that Elton has always had. - Jax

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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250147608
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 15th, 2019

The New Way to Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi

My household is obsessed with The Great British Bake Off. Seriously, my partner and I have seen every available episode. Benjamina remains one of our favorite contestants. We were crushed when she didn’t make it into the top four. But now we get to bring home some of her impeccable flavors. Innovative and easy to follow, this cookbook is a real winner for me. I mean, Hot Chocolate and Halva Pudding. So. Good. I wish I could give her a Paul Hollywood handshake. - Ivy

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The New Way to Cake: Simple Recipes with Exceptional Flavor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781624148675
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Published: Page Street Publishing - November 5th, 2019

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Lois is lost, consumed by her job, her gastrointestinal distress, and not much else. A chance take-out ad begins a strange journey that involves spicy soup, robot arms, secret underground farmers' markets, San Francisco culinary legends (that are definitely NOT Alice Waters), ancient legends, folk music, and a whole lot of sourdough bread. A perfect (quirky) millennial fable. - Jocelyn

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Sourdough: or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250192752
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Published: Picador - September 18th, 2018

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