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MARRIAGE EQUALITY ON TRIAL
Written by KENJI YOSHINO

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 02/16/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34882-9

A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality

Speak Now tells the story of a watershed trial that unfolded over twelve tense days in California in 2010. A trial that legalized same-sex marriage in our most populous state. A trial that interrogated the nature of marriage, the political status of gays and lesbians, the ideal circumstances for raising children, and the ability of direct...

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GUIDING TEENAGE GIRLS THROUGH THE SEVEN TRANSITIONS INTO ADULTHOOD
Written by LISA DAMOUR

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-39305-7

Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.

In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and...

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LIFE AND DEATH IN A STORM-RAVAGED HOSPITAL
Written by SHERI FINK

Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 01/26/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-71897-6

Winner of the:
National Book Critics Circle Award
Ridenhour Book Prize
J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award
American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award
NASW Science in Society Journalism Book Award
 
Finalist for the:
New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism
ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal in Nonfiction
 
Shortlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Science Writing Award
 
A Christian Science...

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HOW EMPTY POCKETS, A TIGHT BUDGET, AND A HUNGER FOR SUCCESS CAN BECOME YOUR GREATEST COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 01/19/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90359-9

Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With no funding and a $40 budget, Daymond had to come up with out-of-the box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon.  But it might not have happened if he hadn’t started out broke - with nothing but a...

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Written by TERRY BROOKS

Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages

Publisher: Del Rey

On Sale: 12/01/2015

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-96560-3

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FANTASY TALES OF ALL TIME. SOON TO BE AN EPIC NEW SERIES FROM MTV.
 
Thousands of years after the destruction of the age of man and science, new races and magic now rule the world, but an imminent danger threatens. A horde of evil Demons is beginning to escape and bring death upon the land. Only Wil Ohmsford, the last of the Shannara bloodline, has the power to guard the Elven Princess Amberle on a perilous quest to the save the world, while the leader of the Demon...

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Written by TERRY BROOKS

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Del Rey

On Sale: 12/01/2015

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-96561-0

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FANTASY TALES OF ALL TIME. SOON TO BE AN EPIC NEW SERIES FROM MTV.
 
An ancient evil is stirring, intent on the complete destruction of all life. The Druid Allanon sets out on a dangerous journey to save the world, reluctantly aided by Brin Ohmsford, daughter of Wil Ohmsford—for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. But a prophecy foretells doom, as evil nurses its plan to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.
 
Praise for...

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Written by JEAN MERRILL
Illustrated by RONNI SOLBERT

Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages

Publisher: NYRB Kids

On Sale: 09/29/2015

Price: $9.99

ISBN: 978-1-590-17936-9

50th Anniversary Edition, now in paperback

DO YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE PUSHCART WAR? THE REAL HISTORY? 

It’s a story of how regular people banded together and, armed with  little more than their brains and good aim, defeated a mighty foe.

Not long ago the streets of New York City were smelly, smoggy, sooty, and loud. There were so many trucks making deliveries that it might take an hour for a car to travel a few blocks. People blamed the truck owners and the truck owners blamed the little...

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TRANSFORMING LIVES, CREATING OPPORTUNITY

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/01/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80510-2

With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore how altruism affects us, what are the markers for success, and how to avoid the pitfalls. In their recounting of astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress, we see the compelling, inspiring truth of how real people have changed the world, underscoring that one person can make a difference. 
 
A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give...

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Written by ANDY WEIR

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90358-2

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98496-5

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
 
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book 

Selected for common...

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Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 05/26/2015

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51707-9

Who is the real author of The Black Insignia? Is it H. R. Sanders, whose name is printed on the cover of every installment of the wildly successful young adult adventure series? Or is it Daniel Roche, the enigmatic world traveler who disappears for months at a time? When Daniel’s great-niece, Hélène, moves to Paris to study archeology, she does not expect to be searching for answers to these questions. As rumors circulate, however, that the twenty-fourth volume of The Black Insignia series...

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MARRIAGE EQUALITY ON TRIAL
Written by KENJI YOSHINO

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 04/21/2015

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34880-5

A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality

Speak Now tells the story of a watershed trial that unfolded over twelve tense days in California in 2010. A trial that legalized same-sex marriage in our most populous state. A trial that interrogated the nature of marriage, the political status of gays and lesbians, the ideal circumstances for raising children, and the ability of direct...

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