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The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

I love these gals! Their approach and strategies give new life and enthusiasm to getting organized. Leave your self-shame and berating at the door, because The Home Edit Life is all about encouraging you to live your life as it is and making it work better for you by noticing what's holding you back. Is it about decluttering and getting organized? Yes, but it's really more about how you notice and cultivate your environment as you go, so that you stop throwing those mile-long receipts into the bottom of your purse for no good reason.  — Jenny

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$28.50
ISBN: 9780593138304
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 15th, 2020

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham

There are very few who deserve their story to be told as much as the freedom fighter John Lewis. In this chronicle of Lewis’s life, Pulitzer Prize– winning biographer Jon Meacham describes how Lewis was first inspired to fight for civil rights as a student organizer, the struggles he faced as one of the original Freedom Riders, and  his election to Congress and his work to maintain peace and bolster civil rights for all. A great, cursory examination of a truly great human being. — Aric

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By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

The Quiet Americans by Scott Anderson

The author of Lawrence in Arabia returns with yet another masterpiece. At the end of World War II, the US recognized the Soviet Union as its primary adversary for global dominance and deployed the newly formed CIA to establish a spy network and run covert operations to stem Soviet influence. Anderson focuses on four of the CIA's best spies, each more accomplished and daring than the next. Their stories illustrate the ways we gave up our democratic ideals in the name of fighting communism, as we overthrew democratically elected governments and supported brutal regimes. When the smoke finally cleared, we had earned scorn both here and abroad, caused Americans to distrust their own government, and locked ourselves into the Cold War for decades to come. — Rico

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780385540452
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Published: Doubleday - September 1st, 2020

Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre draws from a wealth of declassified reports, memoirs, and interviews to paint a vivid portrait of Ursula Burton, née Kuczynski, daughter of a German Jewish bourgeois family, mother of three, life-long champion of communism, and USSR spy “Sonya.” Sonya’s cause drew her across the world, where her information networks allowed her to facilitate some of the most significant missions of WWII, part of the start of a history that has shaped so much of today’s world. A fascinating read for any historian. — Jocelyn

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136300
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Published: Crown - September 15th, 2020

Daddy: Stories by Emma Cline

Emma Cline has proven to be a master storyteller. I don’t know of any other writer that could string connections between such disparate stories of things like a holiday dinner, a scandalous nanny, and illicit underwear sales. Yet each story feels familiar and new at the same time. Some are uncomfortable, some are funny, but all are excellent. Cline is truly at the start of an impressive and promising career and I can’t wait to see what comes next. —Ivy

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998641
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Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth by Meryem Alaoui

Jmiaa is 34, a sex worker for almost 15 years, with a 7-year-old daughter, a mother she’s lying to, and a disaster of an ex-husband (she’ll tell you the story). Armed with wine, beer, and a pack of cigarettes, Jmiaa has no pity for herself, nor for anyone else in her working class Moroccanneighborhood. Meryem Alaoui’s debut novel is real and smart, with a touch of hope and the day-time talk show drama that will keep you reading. —Jocelyn

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By Meryem Alaoui, Emma Ramadan (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781892746795
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Published: Other Press - September 15th, 2020

Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye

I loved this book! Protagonist Kai is utterly lovable, as is his love interest Bryson. What a wonderful thing: a queer coming-out love story free of trauma and full of good feelings. This sweet romance kept me happily reading from the first page to the last; chances are it’ll do the same for you.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593126035
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

Dirt Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking by Bill Buford

Best-selling author Bill Buford (Heat) moves his life from New York to Lyon, the insular French city preoccupied with all things culinary, to learn how to cook French food, and to see what drives French cooks to abuse themselves and others in pursuit of culinary excellence. The answers lie in the traditional pig slaughter he attends, the great chefs he meets, his neighborhood baker, and le rigeur of Michelin-starred restaurants, something untranslatable, deeply ingrained in the history and tradition of Lyon and France, and found only on the plate.

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$28.95
ISBN: 9780307271013
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Published: Knopf - May 5th, 2020

Save Me the Plums My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl has enjoyed a decades-long career as a food writer, so it’s no surprise that her latest memoir is a delight to read. Focusing on her years as the editor of Gourmet magazine, Reichl chronicles the trials and tribulations of revamping the magazine and transforming it from old and stuffy to a publication that modern readers would enjoy. Sprinkled throughout the narrative are some of her favorite recipes; I recommend the drop biscuits. This was my first time reading Reichl and I suspect that it won’t be my last.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780812982381
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 5th, 2020

Scenic Science of the National Parks An Explorer’s Guide to Wildlife, Geology, and Botany by Emily Hoff & Maygen Keller

With this charming book in hand, you will never experience the National Parks the same way again, even if you don’t leave your house. Hoff and Keller approach the 60 national parks they selected for their guidebook in such a delightful, inquisitive, and responsible way that one can’t help but be fascinated and appreciative all at once. There is so much off-beat information packed into this fully illustrated book that a person can explore the parks to their utter content. There are also passport stamps to be collected for each park, so let the adventuring begin!

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781984856302
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 31st, 2020

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