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  • 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: $14.00 - $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.
  • Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel

    By Celeste Ng

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780735224315
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2019
  • 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 Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking (Fully Revised Edition)

    By Mikael Krogerus

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393652376
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: May 2018
    An updated edition of the international bestseller that distills into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models. Every day, we face the same questions: How do I make the right decision? How can I work more efficiently? And, on a more personal level, what do I want? This updated edition of the international bestseller distills into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used in MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important questions. Stylish and compact, this little book is a powerful asset. Whether you need to plan a presentation, assess someone's business idea, or get to know yourself better, this unique guide?bursting with useful visual tools?will help you simplify any problem and make the best decision.
  • The Mueller Report

    By The Washington Post

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781982129736
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: March 2019
  • The Overstory: A Novel

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393356687
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: April 2019
  • There There

    By Tommy Orange

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525436140
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: May 2019

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