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Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey. There is also a detailed and informative techniques section. Lavishly designed, FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE BOOK contains 90 full-color photographs by Gentl & Hyers, two of the most sought-after food photographers working today.
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An uplifting account of a young woman's efforts to live life to its fullest while gradually going blind describes her diagnosis with retinitis pigmentosa at age 19, her reckless relationships, training at a circus school and extensive travels before unexpectedly falling in love and becoming pregnant. 30,000 first printing.
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When life gives you lemons, make citron pressé When Francophiles Don and Mindy Wallace received an offer for a house on a tiny French island, they jumped at the chance, buying it almost sight unseen. What they found when they arrived was a building in ruin, and it wasn't long before their lives resembled it. Plagued by emergency repairs, a stock market crash, and very exasperated French neighbors, the Wallace's could have accepted their fate. Instead, they embraced it. The French House is the delightfully amusing and picturesque memoir about a family who seized life, rose from the rubble, and built themselves a home away from home.
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Barcelona Shadows

By Marc Pastor

Our Price: $9.45 - $18.95
Inspector Moisès Corvo?jaded, dissolute, yet with an uncanny sixth sense?is on the hunt to discover the identity of a monstrous murderer. His pursuit takes him into Barcelona's underworld, where some very powerful figures will do anything to stop him. He cannot imagine the horror that awaits him.
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The former comedian, Night Shift actor and mayor of Reykjavik describes how the devastated economy of Iceland compelled him to invent the Best Party and run for public office, detailing how his advocacy efforts are shaping public expectations about elected officials.
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The Sixteenth of June

By Maya Lang

Our Price: $25.00
A wry social satire set in Philadelphia over the course of a single day follows the experiences of a young IT manager, his former singer fiancée and his skeptical grad school student brother as they confront their choices during a funeral and an annual Bloomsday party. A first novel.
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Shrink Thyself

By Bill Scheft

Our Price: $23.95
In Shrink Thyself, Charlie Traub decides to leave psychotherapy and live the unexamined life. A noble goal, which would be even more noble if his former therapist (now his friend) didn't turn out to be beyond inappropriate and his mother didn't die in a way that would have made Freud transfer to dental school. Despite all unexamined evidence to the contrary, Charlie just might be unable to accept that wherever he goes, there he is.
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Explores the life of one of the most beloved country-folk singers in America, known for his satirical and sincere songwriting about current topics as well as his talent for storytelling, who has become not only a modern day Bob Dylan, but a modern day Will Rogers as well. Original.
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The Beats

By Larry Fink

Our Price: $50.00
In the late 50s after an unsuccessful stint in college, master photographer Larry Fink dropped out and began an odyssey of hitchhiking through America. Starting out in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and moving on to Chicago, Larry travelled eastward through Cincinnati and finally back to his native soil on Long Island where his family waited with dismayed but open arms. Clearly Long Island was not an optimal place for young Fink to remain. Striking out on his own once again, but this time for nearby Beat mecca, New York City, Fink settled down on Minetta Lane with a chap who fancied himself a poet. Larry was quick to hit MacDougal Street where he met Turk, Mary, Bobbie, Motha, Ambrose, Randy, and Mike Stanley, not to mention Hugh Romney (a.k.a Wavy Gravy), LeRoi Jones, and so many more. Photographing, singing, and smoking weed scored in small brown paper bags on the avenues of the Village, Fink was living with internal rage, infernal optimism, and oh so many new freedoms. Just a kid, Larry yearned to get out and fight the revolution and to photograph while doing so. The crew lived all together in the sub-basement of the Sullivan Street Theatre. Being next to the Village Gate, a now legendary jazz club, they dug their way to the rear of the club brick by brick to listen to their princes of expressive freedom: John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Art Blakey. Fink, a Marxist and red diaper baby, didn't immediately fit in with Turk's crew, but they needed a young, drug-fueled, jazz-loving (and playing) photographer to document their visionary plight. So, it was decided that Larry sign on—they soon left New York to cross America for Mexico—in search of the soul of the Aztecs, the freedoms of the road, the compulsion of speed, the needy thrust of exaggerated adolescence. They moved fast and hysterically forward... "It was my fate to be aligned with the Beats because of my propensity for drugs, anger, and poetry. Since they were second generation, without the same sense of immortal obsession such as the like of Kerouac and Ginsberg, they had a distinct need to be documented. Perhaps that is why they tolerated me. We were not a happy marriage and got our divorce in Mexico City. The pictures, made in 1958 and 1959, come from MacDougal Street in New York City all the way down to Mexico, and on the road in America." —Larry Fink"The precocious young photographer Larry Fink chronicled a generation of poetic wanderers in the fifties with astonishing grace. The subjects in these photographs have no iPhone; they connect through guitars, typewriters, books, drums, and pens. This book confirms that Fink has always been a master at using light and line to communicate quiet yet energetic interior vistas; the ecstasy of repose." —Mitch Epstein "A beautiful and haunting harbinger—coming to us at last, though decades late. We should all hear this drum beat, now that it's finally upon us." —Lisa Kereszi "With The Beats Larry Fink proves that from the very beginning he has been a master of photographic improvisation who, with complex intuition and formal virtuosity, continues to reveal the improvisational quality of American lives." —An-My Lê
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In Beauty Bright: Poems

By Gerald Stern

Our Price: $7.95 - $15.95
Presents a collection of poems on topics ranging from aging and humanity to the sense of place in New York and Pittsburgh.
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A Fighting Chance

By Elizabeth Warren

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A chronicle of the Massachusetts senator's career in Washington describes her childhood pursuit of an education, early exposure to the dysfunctional political process, advocacy of better bankruptcy laws, and run for public office.
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Resolving to leave the pornography industry after her husband is found electrocuted in a hot tub with another woman, an adult film star endures a reckoning involving her late husband's debts, her estranged family and the child she had to give up. By the award-winning author of the Easy Rawlins series. 40,000 first printing.
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Grizzled homicide detective Bernie ?Burnout” Farrell heads the hunt for a serial killer who is murdering call girls around Times Square. Hoping to set up a stakeout, Farrell recruits tall, blonde, ambitious rookie cop Gladyss Chronou for the investigation. But Gladyss believes her mystical yoga practice can give her an intuitive edge in solving the crimes and sees mythological patterns in the suspects and events they’re investigating. Bernie thinks she’s nuts, but then, he's a little too grounded. In fact, he's on a steady downward spiral: his wife is divorcing him, his longtime partner just died of AIDS, and he's developed a nagging cough since working down at Ground Zero.Gladyss of the Hunt oscillates between chilly street realism and new age mysticism. As their investigation takes Bernie and Gladyss from arty society gatherings to shabby hotels and SROs, the narrative offers a suspenseful, often wittily satirical account of a city that is flashy and glamorous one moment, dark and violent the next.
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Filled with incredibly insightful interviews that examine the relationships with fathers and mothers, this extraordinary memoir about gender and parenting follows the author as she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother. 30,000 first printing.
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"[Hilda's world] is . . . a glorious, exciting if also rather menacing place?one children will be eager to enter. It's also visually arresting: exuberant and lively and faintly Miyazakian."?The New York TimesHilda is sat in her tent, dwarfed by volumes of the Greater Fjords Wildlife Chronicles with a flashlight and her restless companion Twig, but Hilda's not in the fjords and it isn't raining. Hilda's pitched a tent in her room and it's been days since she's been out.In Hilda's new adventure, she meets the Nisse: a mischievous but charismatic bunch of misfits who occupy a world beside?but also somehow within?our own, and where the rules of physics don't quite match up. Meanwhile, on the streets of Trolberg, a dark specter looms . . .Prize-winning author whose previous graphic novel was in Publishers Weekly's Top 25 Children's Picture Books of 2012Hilda and the Black Hound is the fourth installment in the award-winning Hildafolk seriesOther titles in the series are consistently popular in both children's and comic book categoriesLuke Pearson is one of the leading talents of the international comics scene. He was the winner of the Young People's Comic category at the British Comic Award (2012) and was shortlisted in the Eisner Award's Best Publication for Kids and Best Writer/Artist categories (2013).
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