Strand's Best Books of 2018

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  • Friday Black

    By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781328911247
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2018
  • Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

    By Hilma af Klint

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780892075430
    • Publisher: Guggenheim Museum Publications
    • Published: October 2018
  • Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook

    By Yotam Ottolenghi

    Our Price: $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781607749165
    • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
    • Published: October 2018
  • Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

    By Rebecca Traister

    Our Price: $24.30 - $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501181795
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 2018
  • Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories

    By Deborah Eisenberg

    Our Price: $24.29
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062688774
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: September 2018
  • Beastie Boys Book

    By Michael Diamond

    Our Price: $25.00 - $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812995541
    • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
    • Published: October 2018
    A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.
  • There There

    By Tommy Orange

    Our Price: $23.35 - $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525520375
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: June 2018
    Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” (Entertainment Weekly). As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It’s “masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic.
  • Sabrina

    By Nick Drnaso

    Our Price: $27.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781770463165
    • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
    • Published: May 2018
  • American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

    By Terrance Hayes

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143133186
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 2018
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  • Becoming

    By Michelle Obama

    Our Price: $29.25
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781524763138
    • Publisher: Crown
    • Published: November 2018
    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
  • These Truths: A History of the United States

    By Jill Lepore

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393635249
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: September 2018
  • Educated: A Memoir

    By Tara Westover

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399590504
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2018
    An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
  • Evening in Paradise: More Stories

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374279486
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2018
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker

    By Jen Wang

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781626723634
    • Publisher: First Second
    • Published: February 2018
    Prince Sebastian has a secret. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia. Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances. But how long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend
  • Children of Blood and Bone: The Orisha Legacy (Children of Orisha: Book 1)

    By Tomi Adeyemi

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250170972
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    • Published: March 2018
    Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut--the launch volume of her Legacy of Orisha series--ideal for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.baa Tahir

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