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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
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544303171
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - 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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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich Cover Image
By Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
$28.00
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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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
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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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Dietland Cover Image
$14.95
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)
$15.95
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

It is rare that a short story collection wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, but then this is a rare collection of short stories. Elegant, beautiful and heartbreaking, these are the stories of immigrant children trying to assimilate into Western culture, and falling in love, and being flawed. This is perfect prose. You will be in awe. - Jason

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Interpreter of Maladies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780395927205
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Published: Mariner Books - June 1st, 1999

When a children’s picture book biography contains primary source materials (letters, photos, manuscript pages); when it has drawings, whimsical collages, and watercolor; and, most importantly, has a clear and nimble text, I get happy. What Melissa Sweet’s book conveys about E. B. White’s writing (through excerpts), and what she herself conveys through her own writing, is joy—the sense of how lucky we are to live this life. Some Writer! is just what a biography should be, leaving you both satisfied and curious. Ages 8 & up. —GĀ

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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544319592
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2016

Probably the most heartfelt book about cowboys that will ever exist, this lovely paean to life on the range celebrates loyalty, endurance, diversity, and the occasional good cry. I fell in love with the ephemeral, soulful art of Jonathan Bean, and with the unexpected sincerity of Kate Hoefler’s mesmerizing, poetic text. This is fast becoming my favorite book of the year. Each time I read it, I fall harder. Ages 5–8. —TERA

 

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Real Cowboys Cover Image
By Kate Hoefler, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544148925
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2016

Snow days in Santa Cruz are few and far between (okay, I’ve never experienced one). Yet even one day of snuggling back in under the covers because school is cancelled can be a treasure chest of nostalgia. This book captures that feeling and adds the longing of a young child for her mother to curl up next to her, just this once, staying home from work too. Caldecott Award–winner Beth Krommes’ distinctive wood-engraving illustrations create the magically charged atmosphere of the winter holidays. This is a gorgeous book, sure to enchant every age. Ages 4–7.  —TERA

 

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Before Morning Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547979175
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2016

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