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Who Owns the Future?
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 978-145165496-7; Pub.: 5/7/2013; $28.00
"Who Owns the Future? is a deeply original and sometimes startling read. Lanier does not simply question the dominant narrative of our times, but picks it up by the neck and shakes it. A refreshing and important book that will make you see the world differently."
A Delicate Truth
Viking; ISBN: 978-067001489-7; Pub.: 5/7/2013; $28.95
"The narrative dominoes fall with masterly precision...As ever, le Carré’s prose is fluid, carrying the reader toward an inevitable yet nail-biting climax."
--Olen Steinhauer, The New York Times Book Review
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The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; ISBN: 978-054763645-0; Pub.: 4/30/2013; $28.00
"Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism revolution…Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might explain common symptoms.
From the 'aspies' in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. The Autistic Brain is essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field."
Penguin Books; ISBN: 506-006940308-7; Pub.: 2010; $29.95
The perfect game for anyone who has ever read a book or two, this specially designed edition of Bookchase was produced to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original Penguin Classic paperbacks. Each player chases around the board collecting books for their own little bookshelf by answering multiple choice questions. There are 6 books to collect and the first player to beg, borrow or steal one of each and race back to the center is the winner.
The game includes: 42 sentence/award cards, 1200 multiple-choice questions, 36 tiny books to collect, one set of book jacket labels, two dice, six custom Bookchase bookshelves and a set of rules. 2-6 players.
Bunker Hill: A City, A Seige, A Revolution
Viking; ISBN: 978-067002544-2; Pub.: 4/30/2013; $32.95
"Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes…Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones…With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America."
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The Summer of Beer and Whiskey
Public Affairs; ISBN: 978-161039260-0; Pub.: 4/30/2013; $26.99
"Chris Von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life’s savings to found the St. Louis Browns, the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals…[He] picked up the team for one reason—to sell more beer. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag clubs into a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League. Sneered at as 'The Beer and Whiskey Circuit,' their American Association ended up revitalizing the sport and bringing Americans of all classes back to the ballpark."
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Scholastic Press; ISBN: 978-054546426-0; Pub.: 4/30/2013; $18.99
"I loved Paul Rudnick's Gorgeous, which I found impossible to put down. When I wasn't laughing out loud (which was often), I was wiping away a tiny tear. Becky Randle will soon become the queen of your heart."
--Meg Cabot, author of Abandon
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Tall Ship Odysseys: Fifty Years of Operation Sail
Boston Publishing Co.; ISBN: 978-093952626-0; Pub.: 2010; $75.00
"Tall Ship Odysseys is the story of Operation Sail, organized in 1963 and first endorsed by President John F. Kennedy. This distinguished volume encompasses scores of sailing vessels, their crews, and the indivdiuals dedicated to making each OpSail occasion more spectacular than the last for millions of cheering spectators."
The Golem and the Jinni
Harper; ISBN: 978-006211083-1; Pub.: 4/23/2013; $26.99
"With a delightful blend of the prosaic and the fanciful, The Golem and the Jinni explores what it means to be human as Chava and Ahmad struggle to live and find love while overcoming the powerful adversary who threatens to destroy them."
--Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches
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Amity & Sorrow
Little, Brown & Co.; ISBN: 978-031622088-0; Pub.: 4/16/2013; $25.99
"[An] accomplished, harrowing debut...Riley's descriptive prose is rich in metaphor...[and] the haunting literary drama simmers to a boil as it deftly navigates issues of family, faith, community, and redemption."
--Ann Kelley, Booklist (Starred Review)
A Tale for the Time Being
Viking; ISBN: 978-067002663-0; Pub.: 3/12/2013; $28.95
"Ozeki weaves together Nao’s adolescent yearnings with Ruth’s contemplative digressions, adding bits of Zen wisdom, as well as questions about agency, creativity, life, death, and human connections along the way. A Tale for the Time Being is a dreamy, spiritual investigation of how to gracefully meet the waves of time, which, in the end, come for us all."
--The Daily Beast
Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, The Evolution Debates,
and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World By Storm
Doubeday; ISBN: 978-038553422-2; Pub.: 3/12/2013; $26.95
"From the moment explorer Paul du Chaillu had his first, fleeting glimpse of a gorilla, human understanding of this extraordinary animal began to change in a fundamental, irrevocable way. Reel tells du Chaillu’s story—a fascinating, wide-ranging tale that involves everyone from Charles Darwin to Thomas Huxley to even Abraham Lincoln—with a vividness that brings long forgotten events to startling life."
--Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt
The Andalucian Friend
Crown; ISBN: 978-077043605-6; Pub.: 3/12/2013; $26.00
"One of the many wonderful things about Alexander Söderberg's novel, The Andalucian Friend, is how it upsets our expectations. His cops act like gangsters, while his gangsters (some of them) attain a startling sort of nobility. Söderberg has created an entertaining, engaging, and wonderfully bloody-minded world. He’s agreat storyteller. It’s that simple."
--Scott Smith, author of The Ruins
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The World is Waiting for You
National Geographic Books; ISBN: 978-142631114-7; Pub.: 3/12/2013; $17.95
"Kerley pairs lean prose with exquisite photographs (many from National Geographic’s archives) in this exuberant celebration of the boundless possibilities life holds for children."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Mind, Modernity, Madness:
The Impact of Culture on Human Experience
Harvard University Press; ISBN: 978-067407276-3; Pub.: 3/11/2013; $45.00
"It's the American dream, unfettered freedom to follow our ambitions, to forge our identities, to become self-made. But what if our culture of limitless self-fulfillment is actually making millions desperately ill? One of our leading interpreters of modernity and nationalism, Liah Greenfeld argues that we have overlooked the connection between egalitarian society and mental illness. Intellectually fearless, encompassing philosophy, psychology, and history, Mind, Modernity, Madness challenges the most cherished assumptions about the blessings of living in a land of the free."
Here and Now: Letters 2008-2011
Viking; ISBN: 978-067002666-1; Pub.: 3/7/2013; $27.95
"These two famous writers might seem at first an unlikely pairing…[but] as a series of collaborative inquiries and an extended meditation on the processes of friendship, the book has something substantive to offer."
--The New York Times Book Review
Ghana Must Go
Penguin; ISBN: 978-159420449-4; Pub.: 3/5/2013; $25.95
"Ghana Must Go is both a fast moving story of one family's fortunes and an ecstatic exploration of the inner lives of its members. With her perfectly-pitched prose and flawless technique, Selasi does more than merely renew our sense of the African novel: she renews our sense of the novel, period. An astonishing debut."
--Teju Cole, author of Open City
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The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton
from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
Times Book; ISBN: 978-080509511-1; Pub.: 3/5/2013; $27.00
"[An] engaging look at U.S. diplomacy under Hillary Clinton…Ghattas presents a close-up look at the touchiest of diplomatic issues in the first Obama administration, from the Arab Spring uprisings to WikiLeaks…a rich portrait of the different perspectives on U.S. power and influence around the world as well as her own personal experiences and ambivalence about the U.S."
--Vanessa Bush, Booklist, starred review
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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Riverhead Books; ISBN: 978-159448729-3; Pub.: 3/5/2013; $26.95
"Thanks to Hamid's meticulous use of detail—and his sympathy for a man on the make in a society of endemic poverty—we engage deeply with a serious character whose essence remains his own yet who stands as a figure representative of his time and place, an effect only the best novelists can create…This tale of an unscrupulous striver may bring to mind a globalized version of The Great Gatsby. Given the unabashed gimmickry of Hamid's how-to design, it's a pleasant surprise to find that his book is nearly that good."
--Alan Cheuse, NPR
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Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice
Walker & Co.; ISBN: 978-080277964-9; Pub.: 3/5/2013; $26.00
"Robinson fashions a stately, forthright autobiography...She details her work at hot spots across the globe, and writes engagingly and warmly of her current foundation addressing issues of climate change and world poverty."