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Rebecca Romney, rare-book specialist on Pawn Stars, serves up an always spicy—and sometimes scary—collection of stories about books, book people, and book making, including words of wisdom such as “everything’s worse with chlamydia” and “you know you’re involved in a snobby movement when printing Shakespeare is considered selling out.” Gutenberg, Mercator (of map-making fame), Benjamin Franklin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Dickens all get amazing, and quite often appalling, chapters. - Dave

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Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062412317
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Published: Harper - March 14th, 2017

As far as celebrity tell-alls goes, this had way more history lessons than most, but was also much more hilarious (and terrifying). Youssef tells his perspective on Egypt’s revolution(s)/coups/turbulence in the last six years, and if you are at all confused at how all of those words apply, then you need to read this book. I promise it is funny, and painfully biting, as it always is with the best satire. - Jax

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Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062446893
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 21st, 2017

I gleefully tore through Mayne’s first two books about magician-turned-FBI agent Jessica Blackwood, and am thrilled to get my hands on a new one! Blackwood’s unorthodox upbringing in a family of magicians gives her unique insight into unusual crimes. In Black Fall, she finds herself pulled into two seemingly unrelated investigations that begin to converge, and may involve her nemesis, The Warlock. If you want a fast, fun thriller, look no further! - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780062491985
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 21st, 2017

I loved Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet so much. While it was more of a vignette, A Closed and Common Orbit, its sequel, is more focused on two specific characters, Lovey and Pepper. Identity is a strong theme that more than one of the characters struggles with. I love that even in space, even hundreds of years from now, with all our technological advances, we still struggle with who we are. - Karena

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ISBN: 9780062569400
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Published: Harper Voyager - March 14th, 2017

As refreshing as a glass of sweet tea, this novel deftly reimagines the familiar American Dream story in a contemporary Southern town where an extended African-American family grapples with their own unrealized potential. Debut author Stephanie Powell Watts beautifully captures classic themes from The Great Gatsby and spins them into an updated tale that is both poignant and earnest. An absolutely timely read. - Kelly

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No One Is Coming to Save Us: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062472984
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Published: Ecco - April 4th, 2017

Louise Erdrich first published this title as The Antelope Wife in 1998, but on a road trip she was hit with an understanding that she had to go back to the novel, and rewrite it: one of her protagonists was demanding a different perspective. The result is this new shape-shift of a novel, published in 2016, and now titled Antelope Woman. Weaving in and out between present day and history, as well as the urban city versus the remote reservation, Erdrich tells the story of Klaus Shawano who abducts Sweetheart Calico, an Ojibwe woman who is as alluring as she is mysterious. As the story continues, we see how this one act is actually a culmination of history in the making, as unbeknownst to Klaus, his family as long been intertwined with that of Sweetheart’s. Erdrich writes in her foreword to this rewritten novel that Sweetheart is her “wise wildness”—and oh how the novel captures that. A completely mesmerizing tale of the collision between love and obsession, mothers and daughters, white and indigenous, past and present, magic and reality, and humor and tragedy, bookgroups will be stunned by how one seemingly haphazard act reveals itself to be a beautiful tale of interconnection and history. - S.M.C.

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Antelope Woman: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062375285
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 29th, 2016

“You were warned.” The words uttered to stoic timber baron Pemberton before he’s introduced to seductive, brilliant Serena invoke no apprehension. He immediately brings her home as his business partner and wife. Both feel they’ve met their match—until Serena’s ambition and thirst for power obliterate more than just their forests’ hardwoods. Spellbinding and atmospheric, this novel pulls us into the 1930s North Carolina logging industry and into a blinding love that questions where devotion ends and obsession begins. - Julia

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ISBN: 9780061470844
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Published: Ecco - September 29th, 2009

I appreciated this chance to sit and listen to Vance tell the story of his childhood, and his concerns for those like his family that live below the poverty line. If the work of reading is imagining others complexly, then this will definitely make you work. He offers no easy answers, nor is this a comprehensive look at the poverty stricken population in our country. It is a window, and a very good place to start. - Jax

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ISBN: 9780062300546
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Published: Harper - June 28th, 2016

As you can tell by its title, Self-editing for Fiction Writers is a direct and fluffless guide to fine-tuning the first or seventh draft of your novel or short story. If you’re like me and pored over the first edition only to strip your work of all telling, this edition cautions against that, and urges authors to strike a balance between showing and telling. - Aric

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ISBN: 9780060545697
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 13th, 2004

Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain delightfully focuses on these three "primary food groups" of Spain. A regional (and illustrated) exploration of culture and cuisine, it is also a love story and more. It will make you want to at least visit, if not move. It did me.— T.S.

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ISBN: 9780062394132
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Published: Harper Wave/Anthony Bourdain - November 15th, 2016

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