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“There are no two names more lovingly synonymous with barbecue scripture than Mike Mills and Amy Mills, the dynamic father-daughter duo out of Murphysboro, Illinois, whose new barbecue bible Praise the Lard is sure to become gospel to aspiring pitmasters and home smokers alike. Mike understands instinctively that barbecue—with all its ritual and tradition—is the very essence of hospitality. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the pit, Mike and Amy patiently walk you through the process from whole hog to the very last fixin’, peppering in plenty of personality and helpful tips along the way.” —Danny Meyer

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Praise the Lard: Recipes and Revelations from a Legendary Life in Barbecue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544702493
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 9th, 2017

The Other Slavery is a masterful new picture of the Americas, unlike anything in a conventional history book. It is a sweeping story of how conquest, debt peonage, and bureaucratic sleight-of-hand were used to cover up a vast slave-trading network that began in the Caribbean and spread through Latin America, and New Mexico, California, and the rest of the American West, affecting millions of Native Americans. Written with a storyteller’s aplomb and a historian’s expertise, it kept my jaw dropping and my light on late into the night. - Tera

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The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544947108
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Published: Mariner Books - April 18th, 2017

It is one thing to say that Baume’s character-narrator is a stranger in her depressed life; another that I fell into her life with her. Frankie’s move to her dead grandmother’s cottage does not heal her wounds but instead revitalizes her artistic sensibilities. The photographs Frankie takes of dead animals found on the property provide a strange connection to remembered works of art. These frame her persistence in this unexpectedly uplifting story of reclamation and hope. - Karen

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A Line Made by Walking Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544716957
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 18th, 2017

Poet Halan Aylan’s debut novel (which has earned starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly) takes place in Palestine in 1967 and follows the Yacoub family during and after the Six-Day War. Salt Houses is a beautifully written story of family and belonging, displacement and immigration, and is particularly relevant given our current state of the world. - Karena

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ISBN: 9780544912588
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 2nd, 2017

At long last, a book about the A’s! And not just any A’s, but the rowdy championship team of the 1970’s. From the drama behind the scenes and on the field to the mustaches and garish uniforms, Turbow brings the larger than life personalities of the team to life while charting their rise and fall, making this a rollicking ride through one of the most entertaining team’s baseball has ever boasted. - Flannery

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Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544303171
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 7th, 2017

I know what you’re thinking: “Another book about Nazi Germany? What could that possible add to our knowledge?” One word: drugs. So. Many. Drugs. This is no sensationalist story, but rather a thoroughly researched examination of the integral role drugs played in the rise and fall of the Third Reich—from the meth that fueled the troops to Hitler’s favorite cocktail of drugs, this book ensures that you will never look at the Third Reich the same way again. - Flannery

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By Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781328663795
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 7th, 2017

A father-daughter relationship like none other – but heartbreaking in many familiar ways. A memoir that took Alison Bechdel years to write, she chronicles childhood through adulthood through a lens of discovery of both herself and her father – a man struggling with what he was and was not. With frank exploration of mental health and sexuality, this book is a revelation and just may make you feel right at home. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 1st, 2007

Plum anticipates the awesome life she imagines will materialize after her weight-loss surgery. Then her happenstance encounters with a strange woman lead her to Calliope House, where the daughter of a deceased diet mogul looking to make amends folds her into a subculture of radical feminists rallying against the diet-industrial complex. This book is truly exceptional. - Louise

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ISBN: 9780544704831
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Published: Mariner Books - May 24th, 2016

Packed far beyond capacity with 10,582 German evacuees, the Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed and sunk on January 30th, 1945. Born on a lifeboat as the ship succumbed to the Baltic, Paul Pokriefke pieces together the events that led up to the sinking and to tries to make sense of the event that has so heavily influenced his life. A seamless combination of fact and fiction. - Jade

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By Gunter Grass, Krishna Winston (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780156029704
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Published: Mariner Books - March 7th, 2011

I have a weakness when books are about the arts, so a novel about an opera singer? Fantastic. Also the main character, Lilliet, is a survivor. Whatever life throws at her, she figures out a way to move forward, no matter what it means for her. She dares you to judge her and, in the end, you have to respect her. The writing is beautiful and the story gripping. - Karena

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ISBN: 9780544925472
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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

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