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This history book was written for anyone who loves true crime or scandalous drama. The narrative follows Nicolas de la Reynie, the man appointed by Louis XIV to clean up crime-ridden Paris as the city’s first chief of police. La Reynie’s investigation into the twisted “Affair of the Poisons” takes us deep into a thrilling story of murder, witchcraft, intrigue, sex, and revenge. - Clara

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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393355437
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

Following three astronomers across the Great Plains to the point of totality of the 1878 total solar eclipse, each one has their distinct reasons for converging on such a historic event that held great promise for the maturing field of astronomy to test some of its big ideas. But all their reasons are fascinating, engaging, and peculiar. A must for anyone interested by historical astronomy. - Ian

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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631494550
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 12th, 2018

The re-release of this book is a wonderful thing, we are lucky to have it back in the collective unconscious. If The Little Mermaid 2 met Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace it might look something like this. But this is better, because it’s real. It’s a story of unrequited love, and madness, and war, and mermaids, and all the ways a small town can shape a big life. It’s a story of the ocean, and its unwavering loyalty to itself. And it’s a story of family, of the ways we mark and are marked by our kin. I will be recommending this book to the people I love for a very long time. - Wren

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By Samantha Hunt, Maggie Nelson (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781941040959
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Published: Tin House Books - July 10th, 2018

Close your eyes and visualize a lush, vibrant, greener-than-green jungle. Now get rid of the bugs and giant cats who want to eat you, lose the muggy, humid air, and add some cute pots and knotted plant hangers (see my review of Modern Macramé). Now open your eyes and see that you’re holding a copy of Plant Style, which, through its beautiful pictures, plant profiles, and care charts (including information on the water and light needs of the various plants) shows you how to curate and care for this jungle. - Megan

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Plant Style: How to Greenify Your Space Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780500501030
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Published: Thames & Hudson - May 15th, 2018

Once just an obscure scientist mostly forgotten after his death, the inventor Nikola Tesla has reemerged and his legacy has captured the imagination of those who see the magic in scientific discovery. Munson’s intensively researched biography of the legendary inventor shows us the man behind the myth—an eccentric genius who required 9 napkins at every meal, spoke 8 languages, and devised world-changing devices in his head on his regular strolls through Central Park. - Aric

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Tesla: Inventor of the Modern Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393635447
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 22nd, 2018

Like many angsty Chicano teens I found (and subsequently consumed) the Hernandez brothers’ Love and Rockets graphic novels with a certain fervor that only impressionable youths have. So I suppose one might say I’m pretty excited for a new book in the Love and Rockets universe. Maria M., Complete Collection is an unusual graphic novel that tells the Scorcese-by-way-of-Darren-Arnovsky crime tale of Maria M., the mother of one of Love and Rockets’ primary characters. Sex, drugs, rock (maybe some head rolling), and unforgettable characters make this collection a must-read for anyone nostalgic for their tormented teen years. - Gabe

This book's publication date has been rescheduled to January 22nd, 2019. While we are sad this book will not be out this summer, we are excited to share it with you next year! 

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ISBN: 9781683960164
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - January 22nd, 2019

The sexual politics of college (and post-college) life are central to successful discussions of gender equality. In this must-read book Wade investigates what hookup culture looks like, the unequal impacts of it (oftentimes along racial and gender lines), and its relationship to an ever-changing lineage of American youths and how they initiate and experience sex and romance. - Clara

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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393355536
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 13th, 2018

Richard Powers is an author of voracious curiosity and laser focused insight, gracing each of his novel’s topics with originality and breadth. His newest, The Overstory, is structured around trees, their own histories and our relationships with them, both on a personal level through the cast of diverse characters he builds and through the environmental activism that brings them together in unexpected ways. Gorgeously written, thoughtfully rendered, this is another intellectual feat by one of my favorite authors. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Everyone knows that America is 50 states—but what about the not-quite states? How did American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands become U.S. territories—and why are they often forgotten? (Say, after a devastating hurricane, or two.) “"An informative romp through the country's lesser explored areas, this book will engage history and political science buffs, along with travelers interested in the complete United States of America. —Library Journal

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ISBN: 9780393355611
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 27th, 2018

This is not normal. Forget the Whitehouse—politics now is not normal. Daley pulls together the story of how following Obama’s 2008 election, key Republicans developed a meticulous, well-funded, often illegal plan to take over the U.S., by gerrymandering congressional district lines to create the nigh-unbreakable majority (and extreme politics) we’re dealing with today. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781631493218
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - July 4th, 2017

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