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Carrie Fisher is an actress, a geek icon, and a professional screw-up who does not hold back from her audience. She calls herself the product of “Hollywood incest” and never fails to find the humor in her life. My nerdy little heart can’t take the anticipation that is leading up to the publication of The Princess Diarist. Its secrets must be pretty juicy, as no one has yet been granted access to the book. In any case, it’s sure to be full of the wit and self-deprecation we expect from our foul-mouthed princess.                                                                —Ivy

 

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ISBN: 9780399173592
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 22nd, 2016

If you aren’t familiar with Nick Offerman’s work, read this book immediately. And then go back and read his other books and watch his shows. He’s a renaissance man with the facial hair to back him up. With a focus on his woodworking shop, its crew, and their shenanigans, this book—which is full of cartoons, humor, and well-told tales—will guide you through projects, welcoming you into the hands-on maker community.   —Rachel

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781101984659
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Published: Dutton Books - October 18th, 2016

Drawing on her experiences as a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan writes about the long-held secrets and startling revelations of those on the precipice of dying. An examination of the nostalgia that is brought about by mortality and the boundless spirituality that comes with it, On Living is a powerful read that brings our buried fears to the fore and leaves its readers wondering if they are truly living their life to the fullest.  —Aric

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ISBN: 9781594634819
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2016

Elissa Altman, Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award–winning author of Poor Man’s Feast, has written a beautiful and powerful memoir about seeking truth, acceptance, and self in a world of confusion. From bacon breakfasts before visits to her Orthodox paternal grandparents, to her beloved, food-loving father and glamorous, self-starving mother, Altman’s childhood was filled with contradiction, as well as love. It took her decades to find her true self, but she eventually came to realize that neat categories do not exist in life. Like many, she is treyf: imperfect and rule-breaking.  —S.B.

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ISBN: 9780425277812
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Published: Berkley Books - September 20th, 2016

It turns out that Mary Oliver’s essays are almost as poetic as her poems. Fans of her deep powers of observation, love of nature, and carefully crafted phrases will find themselves well cared for by these pieces. Covering a variety of subjects but never far from the subject of artistic creation, Oliver shares her deepest thoughts on the life of the poet in the modern age.  —Rico

 

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ISBN: 9781594206702
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Published: Penguin Press - October 11th, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that book lovers are impossible to shop for, because whatever you pick up for them, they will have already acquired it. However, it is also true that such lovers of books, especially sci-fi/fantasy readers, will do anything to own a gorgeous edition of their favorites. Pick up one of Penguin’s Galaxy Series editions (there are six great titles), or splurge on the box set; either way you will instantly become their new favorite person.  —Jax

 

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ISBN: 9780143131014
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Published: Penguin Books - November 15th, 2016

In this excellent new installment of Craig Johnson’s Longmire series, Walt is called to investigate an accident at a Wyoming motorcycle rally. Backed by Vic and Henry Standing Bear—who rides a motorcycle and quotes Sherlock Holmes—Walt encounters drunken bikers, a military vehicle, the firecracker namesake of Henry’s Thunderbird, and all kinds of trouble. This is a tight-knit, drily funny mystery that’s one hell of a good ride. —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780525426943
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Published: Viking - September 13th, 2016

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you, and Detective Antoinette Conway knows this better than most. The acidic, sharp detective from The Secret Place returns for the fight of her life against her own colleagues. Tana French is my absolute favorite mystery novelist, and The Trespasser, with its slow, twisty unfolding, reminded me why. —Kat

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ISBN: 9780670026333
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Published: Viking - October 4th, 2016

For my money, Zadie Smith is one of the best novelists working today. Smart, funny, and honest, she describes the world and its inhabitants with the eye of an anthropologist and the pen of an artist. So I can’t wait for her new book, the story of two mixed-race girls growing up in London. They both dream of becoming dancers and find, as time goes by, that only one of them has the necessary talent. —Rico

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ISBN: 9781594203985
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Published: Penguin Press - November 15th, 2016

Celebrated Colombian political cartoonist Javier Mallarino has maintained relative privacy in his daily life, though his illustrations and their political repercussions are legendary. But when he receives a national honor, an unexpected visitor from his past upturns his version of his own personal history, and Mallarino retraces the paths that have led to his present (a crumbled marriage, public notoriety). This unexpectedly gripping novel displays Vásquez at the height of his talent; a bitingly smart and sensitive meditation on self-reflexivity and persona.  —Julia

 

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781594633478
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 20th, 2016

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