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Told through the author's own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life comes a bold and personal investigation into America's racial history and its contemporary echoes. Illustrations. Tour.
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The Martian: A Novel

By Andy Weir

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Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways. A first novel.
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A fun and unique pocket-size coloring book designed to channel stress into relaxing, creative accomplishmentsIn today’s busy world, finding a moment of peace and calm can be a challenge. Mindful coloring is a simple yet powerful practice that combines the proven, time-honored tradition of thoughtful meditation with the growing popularity of adult coloring books, and shows that any activity, done right, can be an exercise in mindfulness.In The Mindfulness Coloring Book, accomplished illustrator Emma Farrarons presents 70 intricate and beguiling patterns to help you color your way to tranquility. Here are flowers, leaves, butterflies, and birds alongside rolling waves and kaleidoscopic designs.Perfectly sized to fit into a pocket or handbag, and printed on high-quality paper that will ensure hours of bliss,The Mindfulness Coloring Book is ready to help you de-stress wherever you go. So take a few minutes out of your hectic schedule to reset and refresh with mindful coloring—and relive the days when your biggest concern was staying within the lines!
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Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring one of the most endearingly dysfunctional families in contemporary fiction, 'Infinite Jets' explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to dominate our lives, about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people, and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. While it reads equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, in the novel, every rule of fiction comes under pressure to invent something beyond the merely new, big, and adventuresome. With 388 footnotes. 1,079p.
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This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method's category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have been repeat customers (and she still has a three-month waiting list of new customers!). With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home--and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
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A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
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An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.
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Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast. By the award-winning author of About Grace.
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Modern Romance

By Aziz Ansari

Our Price: $14.50 - $25.95
The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.
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Americanah

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later.
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Ten enthralling narrative adventures from the subversively hip, rabidly intelligent, and now, deceased David Foster Wallace ('Infinite Jest,' 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,' and 'A Supposedly Funny Thing I'll Never Do Again'). Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his, and a voice as potent and distinct as any in contemporary American letters. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 343p.
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The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

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A special 25th anniversary edition of Paulo Coehlo's extraordinary international bestselling phenomenon—the inspiring spiritual tale of self-discovery that has touched millions of lives around the world.Combing magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
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The book that inspired the hit film!Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience AwardSundance Grand Jury PrizeThis is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl.This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life.Praise for Me and Earl and the Dying GirlSTARRED REVIEW“One need only look at the chapter titles (“Let’s Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Way”) to know that this is one funny book.”–Booklist, starred reviewSTARRED REVIEW“A frequently hysterical confessional...Debut novelist Andrews succeeds brilliantly in painting a portrait of a kid whose responses to emotional duress are entirely believable and sympathetic, however fiercely he professes his essential crappiness as a human being. Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review“It is sure to be popular with many boys, including reluctant readers, and will not require much selling on the part of the librarian.”–VOYA"Mr. Andrews' often hilarious teen dialogue is utterly convincing, and his characters are compelling. Greg's random sense of humor, terrible self-esteem and general lack of self-awareness all ring true. Like many YA authors, Mr. Andrews blends humor and pathos with true skill, but he steers clear of tricky resolutions and overt life lessons, favoring incremental understanding and growth."–Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAwardsCapitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and TeensCooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult FictionYALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult ReadersYALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young AdultsYALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
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"From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City. The "charming" (The New York Times) first anthology Goodbye to All That--inspired by Joan Didion's classic essay about loving and leaving Manhattan--chronicled the difficulties and disappointments inherent in loving New York, while Never Can Say Goodbye is a celebration of the city that never sleeps, in the tradition of E.B. White's classic essay, "Here Is New York." Featuring contributions from such luminaries as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Nick Flynn, Adelle Waldman, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Amy Sohn, and many others, this collection of essays is a must-have for every lover of New York--regardless of whether or not you call the Big Apple home"--
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