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  • Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music)

    By Hanif Abdurraqib

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781477316481
    • Publisher: University of Texas Press
    • Published: February 2019
  • Milkman: A Novel

    By Anna Burns

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781644450000
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: December 2018
    In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him?and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend?rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day.
  • Devotion (Why I Write)

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300240221
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: September 2018
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy)

    By Marlon James

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735220171
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: February 2019
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

    By John Carreyrou

    Our Price: $14.00 - $25.15
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781524731656
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: May 2018
    In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup 'unicorn' promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
  • 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.
  • Conversations with Friends

    By Sally Rooney

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451499066
    • Publisher: Hogarth
    • Published: August 2018
    Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’s friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally, terribly, with Bobbi. Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment. Written with gem-like precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.
  • 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.
  • Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

    By Peter Godfrey-Smith

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374537197
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2017
    Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, plug drains, and make daring escapes. How is it that a creature with such gifts evolved through an evolutionary lineage so radically distant from our own? What does it mean that evolution built minds not once but at least twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter? In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how subjective experience crept into being--how nature became aware of itself. As Godfrey-Smith stresses, it is a story that largely occurs in the ocean, where animals first appeared. Tracking the mind's fitful development, Godfrey-Smith shows how unruly clumps of seaborne cells began living together and became capable of sensing, acting, and signaling. As these primitive organisms became more entangled with others, they grew more complicated. The first nervous systems evolved, probably in ancient relatives of jellyfish; later on, the cephalopods, which began as inconspicuous mollusks, abandoned their shells and rose above the ocean floor, searching for prey and acquiring the greater intelligence needed to do so. Taking an independent route, mammals and birds later began their own evolutionary journeys. But what kind of intelligence do cephalopods possess? Drawing on the latest scientific research and his own scuba-diving adventures, Godfrey-Smith probes the many mysteries that surround the lineage. How did the octopus, a solitary creature with little social life, become so smart? What is it like to have eight tentacles that are so packed with neurons that they virtually 'think for themselves'? What happens when some octopuses abandon their hermit-like ways and congregate, as they do in a unique location off the coast of Australia? By tracing the question of inner life back to its roots and comparing human beings with our most remarkable animal relatives, Godfrey-Smith casts crucial new light on the octopus mind--and on our own.
  • The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition

    By Julia Cameron

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143129257
    • Publisher: TarcherPerigee
    • Published: November 2016
  • Milk and Honey

    By Rupi Kaur

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781449474256
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
    • Published: October 2015
    milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache.milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    By Bessel van der Kolk

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143127741
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 2015
    A forefront expert on traumatic stress outlines his own take on healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others and experience pleasure.
  • How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials)

    By Thich Nhat Hanh

    Our Price: $5.00 - $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781937006884
    • Publisher: Parallax Press
    • Published: January 2015
    A latest entry in the series that includes How to Eat and How to Sit reinforces essential mindfulness techniques as they can apply to love, outlining beneficial meditations that can be done alone or in tandem with others. Original.
  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    By James Baldwin

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307275936
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: October 2006
    In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.
  • Just Kids

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060936228
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: November 2010
    JUST KIDS starts out as a love story and ends up on Elegy Row. Serving as a Baudelarian salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions, it makes for a true fable, a portrait of two young artists, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, ascending the halcyon daze to fame. Smith's penchant for immortalizing herself this side of the graveyard dog, lets all the struggle and morphing genius connect for a rhythmic ride through that singular time and space. Smith plants herself at the epicenter of a time when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, Smith/Mapplethorpe would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. And starring the Hotel Chelsea. With b&w photos. A New York Times Bestseller.

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