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Not Friends
Not Friends

“Many children’s books deal with the occasional conflict between friends, but this is a fresh, lively addition to the pack. From the spotted end pages on, we are up close and personal in Giraffe’s and Bird’s world, which is full of clouds, telephone wires, and TENSION….Sentences are short and in the present tense with verbs often in bold. The lack of background detail accentuates the actions and the warm browns and blues of the illustrations will reassure readers that this conflict might not be as bad as they think. In the end, we are reminded that actions speak louder than words.”—Booklist starred review

 

 

 

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Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong….
Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong….

Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.

“Not only full of insights but also surprisingly funny. Read it to understand why the world became fat, how to reverse the epidemic—and how to stay thin yourself.”
—Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, Founder of Dietdoctor.com

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The Authoritative Depiction of a Country Struggling to Make Sense of Itself…
The Authoritative Depiction of a Country Struggling to Make Sense of Itself…

This is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton’s book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history.

Tuesday The Colbert show opener, which featured Jared, is being shared everywhere from Time magazine on….

 

 

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We kiss them with rain……
We kiss them with rain……

The terrible thing that steals 14-year-old Mvelo’s song leads to startling revelations and a hopeful outcome. This is a great book club read.

We Kiss Them With Rain explores both humor and tragedy in this modern-day fairytale set in a squatter camp outside Durban, South Africa, in which the things that seem to be are only a façade, and the things that are revealed and unveiled create a happier, thoroughly believable, alternative.

We walk amongst the living
We, the departed . . .
We wander the earth
Wondering about the orphans we left behind
We kiss them with rain . . .

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Mabanckou’s wacky, vibrant Black Moses….
Mabanckou’s wacky, vibrant Black Moses….

 

 

The reviews and praise keeps coming

 

“One of the most compelling books you’ll read in any language this year.” —Rolling Stone

 

“[Black Moses] rings with a beautiful poetry”—Wall Street Journal

 

“Vivid and funny”—New York Magazine

 

“Moses comes of age quickly in this offbeat bildungsroman…”—Chicago Tribune

 

“One of O’s Top 20 books to read this summer.”—O (The Oprah Magazine)

 

“This mythic, beguiling novel is a journey to discover what is hard-wired in us and what we make up about ourselves.”—Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

 

“[R]ibald, acerbic, and poignant… This tightly contained, densely packed story issues a challenge that never loses its urgency: how does a person cling to a sense of autonomy when it’s under siege by so many powerful forces?”—Kirkus STARRED review  

 

“Funny and sharply satiric… over several books… Mabanckou has created a vibrant world in which Pointe-Noir has taken on the stature of an African Yoknapatawpha county.”—Booklist

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People LOVE Eve Babitz!
People LOVE Eve Babitz!

A must read, we will be hearing a lot about this book in the next few months.   

  •             Belletrist July Book Pick
  •             Entertainment Weekly “Must List”

The popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of her novel, originally published in 1979, about a dreamy young girl moving between the planets of Los Angeles and New York City.

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A new book features fishing tales and recipes from acclaimed chefs….
A new book features fishing tales and recipes from acclaimed chefs….

 

I am very excited to share that Chef John Besh of  REEL MASTERS is going to be featured on The Today Show  9/12/17.  He will be doing two cooking demos with Kathie Lee & Hoda.  The cooking segments will be at  8:00am and 10:00am.

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I Me Mine – George Harrison
I Me Mine – George Harrison

 

 

This beautiful book includes lyrics to 141 George Harrison songs, with written lyrics as well as Harrison’s uniquely intimate and humorous commentary.

This is for every Beatle fan, especially those that favored George Harrison.  It is the closest we will ever come to his autobiography.

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No Is Not Enough
No Is Not Enough

 

The toolkit to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment.

“Naomi Klein is one of the few revolutionary public intellectuals of great integrity and vision. This new book confirms her crucial relevance and essential pertinence.”
—Cornel West, author, Race Matters

“Urgent, timely, and necessary.”
—Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor (Emeritus), MIT

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A Testament To The Power of Second Chances…….
A Testament To The Power of Second Chances…….

Review Quotes:
Praise for Becoming Ms. Burton
“Susan Burton is an angel among us. Her journey is a story of courage, compassion, and conviction. At turns harrowing and inspiring, Becoming Ms. Burton provides a valuable new perspective on the consequences of mass incarceration.”
Howard Schultz, executive chairman, Starbucks Coffee Company

“Susan Burton’s life and work are a testament to the power of second chances and the impact one person can have on the lives of others. Her book is a stirring and moving tour-de-force–a beautiful inspiration for all of us to continue to fight for justice.”
John Legend, actor, singer, and songwriter

“More than just a memoir, this account provides an intimate glimpse into the problems that plague the U.S. prison system.”  — Library Journal

“Burton has helped thousands of formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals, and now, by telling her story, she continues to advocate for a more humane justice system guided by compassion and dignity.”  — Booklist (starred)

“The book documents Burton’s tireless efforts to effect change—first helping individual women, released from prison with few resources, to make a new start, and then snowballing advocacy efforts at the state and national level to reshape how the United States treats those with criminal records.”– Publishers Weekly 

“A dramatic, honest, moving narrative of how hard life can get and how one can still overcome seemingly insurmountable adversity to do good in the world.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Susan’s life story is one our nation desperately needs to hear and understand. This is a story about personal transformation and collective power. It is about one woman’s journey to freedom, and in the process helping to free us all.”
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

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