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Blowout by Rachel Maddow

Viewers of her nightly show already know that Rachel Maddow is both wicked smart and a great storyteller. She excels at tackling complex political situations and making them digestible for all of us who aren’t Rhodes scholars (like she was). In Blowout, Maddow takes readers on a global journey of the tremendous greed, corruption, and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas, which has led to weakened democracies, environmental disasters, and the Russian government hacking of our 2016 election. Filled with high stakes, intriguing characters, and just enough dark humor to make you not (entirely) lose hope, Blowout is required reading. As Maddow writes, “Democracy either wins this one or disappears.” - S.B.

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Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive  Industry on Earth Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525575474
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Published: Crown - October 1st, 2019

Life Undercover by Amaryllis Fox

I came for what Amaryllis Fox could reveal to me about the life of working clandestine CIA missions worldwide but was captivated by the ease of Fox’s writing, the pull of her storytelling, and the giant beating heart amid it all. Fox spent her twenties immersed in post-9/11 surveillance of terrorist groups while also getting married and becoming a mother in the most extraordinary circumstances. Now she’s written a spirited espionage narrative and an insightful memoir, and I am here for every single word of it. - Melinda

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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525654971
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

The Lost Art of Scripture by Karen Armstrong

A book for scholars, but also for seekers of justice and humanity. Karen Armstrong’s writing is accessible and engaging, carrying the reader deep into ancient history and human development via the nigh-universal concept of sacred texts, to a vital premise, showing how the modern extremist occupation of these traditions runs counter to their original creation, intent, and understanding. Armstrong’s new work is packed with knowledge and is oh-so-satisfying for lovers of history, theology, and social justice. - Jocelyn

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The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780451494863
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Published: Knopf - November 5th, 2019

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

If you’ve ever seen Wong’s stand-up, you already know how freaking amazing she is. What you might not know, but will by the end of the book, is: exactly what to steal from the hospital when you give birth, the best street food in Vietnam, and how to trap the love of your life into doing chores. You’ll also learn a lot about how to handle loss and how to work hard and kick ass at life while owning who you are and where you come from. - Jax

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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525508830
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Published: Random House - October 15th, 2019

The Beautiful Ones by Prince

Though Prince has shed his mortal coil, I am utterly convinced he will never die. I’ve been a huge fan since the ’80s, when his unique voice, ridiculously witty lyrics, and irresistible dance grooves started taking over the airwaves. In addition to being a great songwriter, producer, singer, performer, dancer…the list goes on…he was also one of the best rock guitarists of all time. If you’re in doubt about this, listen again to “Let’s Go Crazy.” In any case, here, astonishingly, is the scrapbook/lyric sheet/photo collage/memoir-ish book he was working on when he transitioned to his next level of artistic brilliance. Like everything he ever created, it is utterly amazing. - Rico

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By Prince
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ISBN: 9780399589652
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Published: One World - October 29th, 2019

Fruit Trees for Every Garden by Orin Martin

Orin Martin, who has been the manager of UC Santa Cruz’s renowned Alan Chadwick Garden for decades, shares his wisdom about growing healthy, organic fruit trees in his excellent new book. Covering apples to peaches, citrus to figs, Martin advises on the selection, planting, feeding, and pruning of trees to produce a bountiful harvest. With stellar instructions, a foreword by Alice Waters, and Stephanie Martin’s lovely illustrations, Fruit Trees for Every Garden is an indispensable book that every gardener should own. - S.B.

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Fruit Trees for Every Garden: An Organic Approach to Growing Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Citrus, and More Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399580024
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 27th, 2019

Life from Above by Michael Bright & Chloe Sarosh

This collection of spectacular images reveals our planet as we’ve never seen it before. Utilizing satellite images, locations that were previously too remote or could only be seen from space are revealed—including newly formed islands born from volcanic eruptions and turtles traveling on ocean currents. Still photographs from the ground—from Bangladesh to Florida—complete this stunning look at the true colors of our planet. 

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Life from Above: Epic Stories of the Natural World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984825988
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Published: Rodale Books - September 3rd, 2019

Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall

I am obsessed with Sherman the donkey and his crazy story of becoming a marathoner with his human, the great runner and writer Christopher McDougall. After he is rescued from an abusive owner, Sherman’s new family and the larger rural community surrounding his new home come together to save his life and introduce him to the joys of life, friends, and running. If you’re looking for a feel-good book this holiday season, this is one you’ll want to check out. - Jax

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Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524732363
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

Last Call by Brad Thomas Parsons

If you knew your time was up and you only had one more drink at the bar while the closing song played, what would you order? That’s the question Parsons puts to bartenders around the country, and here he chronicles their closing-time rituals as well as what they would want to pass through their lips before that eternal last call. Full of stories, recipes, and tips on where to go after last call. - Jax

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Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399582769
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 22nd, 2019

Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

Alison Roman (Dining In) could hardly be hotter in the culinary world (social media superstar, creator of viral cookie recipe, food columnist for the New York Times), and her new cookbook is getting all the buzz. In Nothing Fancy, Roman shares recipes for having people over (not entertaining, she notes) that are easy to execute and will make friends, neighbors, or whoever stops by, very happy. I don’t know if there’s a recipe that will go viral (maybe the Grilled Carrots with Limey Hot Sauce?), but there’s plenty to get excited about in these pages. -S.B.

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Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451497017
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

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