New Releases

Welcome to this week's new releases. Here you will find, roughly in the following order:

Fiction (adults)

Mystery (adults)

Poetry (adults)

Non-fiction (adults)

Kids, YA, and teens

Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

A "profound and provocative" new work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced and American Dervish: an immigrant father and his son search for belonging -- in post-Trump America, and with each other (Kirkus Reviews).

"Passionate, disturbing, unputdownable." -- Salman Rushdie

A deeply personal work about identity and


Straight from the Horse's Mouth: A Novel Cover Image
By Meryem Alaoui, Emma Ramadan (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781892746795
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Published: Other Press - September 15th, 2020

This hilarious, colorful portrait of a sex worker navigating life in modern Morocco introduces a promising new literary voice.
 


Dance on Saturday: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781618731722
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Published: Small Beer Press - September 15th, 2020

In the title novella, Cotman imagines a group of near-immortals living in Pittsburgh in an uneasy truce with Lord Decay. Their truce is threatened when one of them takes pity on a young woman who knows their secret. In "Among the Zoologists," a game writer on their way to a convention falls in with a group of rogue Darwinists whose baggage contains a great mystery.


The Evening and the Morning (Kingsbridge #4) Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780525954989
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Published: Viking - September 15th, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages


The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories Cover Image
By Jhumpa Lahiri (Editor), Jhumpa Lahiri (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780241299852
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 15th, 2020

A landmark collection of stories-nearly half appearing in English for the first time--selected and introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri

A Penguin Classic


Slaughterhouse-Five: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684156252
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Published: Archaia - September 15th, 2020

The first-ever graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great anti-war books. 

An American classic and one of the world’s seminal antiwar books, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is faithfully presented in graphic novel form for the first time from Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (How to


Total Power (A Mitch Rapp Novel #19) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781501190650
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - September 15th, 2020

“Mills’s suspenseful, strikingly original sixth Mitch Rapp novel…is as riveting as anything penned by Mitch’s creator, Vince Flynn (1966–2013).


Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution Cover Image
By Julia Alvarez (Introduction by), Mark Eisner (Editor), Tina Escaja (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781951142070
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Published: Tin House Books - September 15th, 2020

“To read these poems is to be reminded again and again of our true allegiance to each other.” —from the introduction by Julia Alvarez


The American Crisis: What Went Wrong. How We Recover. Cover Image
By Writers of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg (Introduction by), Anne Applebaum (Afterword by), Cullen Murphy (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982157036
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2020

Some of America’s best reporters and thinkers offer an urgent look at a country in chaos in this collection of timely, often prophetic articles from The Atlantic.

The past four years in the United States have been among the most turbulent in our history—and would have been so even without a global pandemic and waves of protest nationwide against police viol


Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982128654
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Published: Atria Books - September 15th, 2020

“Maria’s perspective is powerful and vital. Years ago, when In the Heights was just starting off-Broadway, Maria got the word out to our community to support this new musical about our neighborhoods. She has been a champion of our triumphs, a critic of our detractors, and a driving force to right the wrongs our society faces.


Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life: A Cookbook Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780593137314
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 15th, 2020

Save time, money, and calories with #1 New York Times bestselling author Gina Homolka's simple, smart solutions for healthy freezer meals, ready-to-serve dishes, grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches, ingenious "planned-overs," and more.


If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631496103
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Published: Liveright - September 15th, 2020

Longlisted • National Book Award (Nonfiction)
Best Books of Fall 2020: O, The Oprah Magazine, The Observer, Boston.com
Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020: TIME
Longlisted • Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year


Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136300
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Published: Crown - September 15th, 2020

The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind the Cold War’s most intrepid female spy.


Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525522287
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Published: Penguin Books - September 15th, 2020

"Trenchant and intelligent." --The New York Times

As seen/heard on NPR, New Yorker Radio Hour, The New York Book Review Podcast, PBS Newshour, CNBC, and more.

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A New York Times Notable Book of 2019


The Awkward Black Man Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802149565
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Published: Grove Press - September 15th, 2020

Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his remarkable talent.


Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854131
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Published: Random House - September 15th, 2020

The untold story of Willie Nelson and his sister, Bobbie, who, over the course of their lives together, supported each other through personal tragedies and triumphs and forged an unbreakable bond through their shared love of music
 


Librarian Tales: Funny, Strange, and Inspiring Dispatches from the Stacks Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510755888
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Published: Skyhorse - September 15th, 2020

Published in cooperation with the American Library Association, an insider’s look at one of the most prevalent, yet commonly misunderstood institutions!

Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly of librarian William Ottens’s experience working behind service desks and in the stacks of public libraries, most recently at the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas.


The Case for the Green New Deal Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781788739528
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Published: Verso - September 15th, 2020

What is the Green New Deal and how can we afford it?

To protect the future of life on earth, we need to do more than just reimagine the economy—we have to change everything. One of the seminal thinkers of the program that helped ignite the US Green New Deal campaign, Ann Pettifor explains how we can afford what we can do, and what we need to do, before it is too late.


American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781524745714
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Published: Dutton - September 15th, 2020

From writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton comes a journey through the history of the United States, from the nation’s founding to the twenty-first century, which examines and debunks the American myths we've always told ourselves. 


How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781523509614
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 15th, 2020

"There's something intriguing to be learned on practically every page... [How to Astronaut] captures the details of an extraordinary job and turns even the mundane aspects of space travel into something fascinating."––Publishers Weekly 

Ride shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts.


Rage Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982131739
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2020

Bob Woodward’s new book, 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 b


If You Come to Earth Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452137797
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020

From two-time Caldecott Winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall!

If You Came to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.


Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.: Special Edition Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781534482425
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Celebrate the legacy of the bestselling and iconic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret with this special edition, featuring a deluxe faux-leather embossed cover that looks and feels as vibrant as the story within.

Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink.


Little Blue House Beside the Sea Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884486718
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - September 15th, 2020

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STARRED SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW

The little blue house in this lovely, lyrical book could be overlooking any ocean, and the narrator could be any child anywhere, gazing out over the waters, thinking about all the places she could go and imagining other little blue houses on other shores, with other children gazing back.


Christmas Parade Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534478060
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Published: Little Simon - September 15th, 2020

A delightful Christmas board book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton!

BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM!
What’s that noise filling the room?

From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade, a merry board book from Sandra Boynton.

As the dynamic parade of spiffy and intent


If I Had a Unicorn Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780500652268
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 15th, 2020

From the duo behind the best-selling If I Had a Dinosaur comes this humorous and imaginative celebration of unicorns.


Legendborn Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home.


Mythopedia: An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786276919
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 15th, 2020

From the West African fable of Anansi the Spider, to Michabo, the magical hare who rebuilt the world and Tanuki, the sweet but troublesome raccoon-dog of Japanese folklore, Mythopedia is an encyclopedia of mythical creatures that covers legends, tales and myths from around the world.


Lalani of the Distant Sea Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062747280
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 15th, 2020

“Fast-paced and full of wonder, this is a powerful, gripping must-read.”—Kirkus (starred review)

“A lush and mysterious fable, full of beauty, full of wonder.”—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach Me


Furia Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209919
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

A Reese’s Book Club YA Pick

A powerful, #ownvoices contemporary YA for fans of The Poet X and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams.

In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life.