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The Summer of Everything
The Summer of Everything By Julian Winters

Comic book geek Wesley Hudson excels at two things: slacking off at his job and pining after his best friend, Nico. Advice from his friends, '90s alt-rock songs, and online dating articles aren't helping much with his secret crush. And his dream job at Once Upon a Page, the local used bookstore, is threatened when a coffeeshop franchise wants to buy the property. To top it off, his annoying brother needs wedding planning advice. Confronted with reality, can Wes balance saving the bookstore and his strained sibling relationship? Can he win the heart of his crush, too?
coffee days whiskey nights
coffee days whiskey nights By Cyrus Parker

A lot can happen between the first sip of coffee and the last taste of whiskey, and this book takes a look at the way a single day can change our outlook on everything from relationships with others, to our relationships with ourselves, and everything in between. Ultimately, coffee days, whiskey nights illustrates that no matter how hopeless we may feel at the end of the day, a new one is only a few hours away.
Alone Together
Alone Together By Jennifer Haupt

Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19 is a collection of diverse essays, poems, and interviews being compiled by Jennifer Haupt to to serve as a lifeline into negotiating how to connect and thrive during this stressful time of isolation as well as a historical perspective that will remain relevant for years to come.  This collection was developed to raise money for independent booksellers hit hard by the economy of isolation. All net profits will be donated to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation.  Contributing authors and poets include: Kwame Alexander, Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Jamie Ford, Nikki Giovanni, Jane Hirshfield, Pam Houston, Jean Kwok, Major Jackson, Caroline Leavitt, Ada Limón, Dani Shapiro, David Sheff, Luis Alberto Urrea, Steve Yarbrough, and Lidia Yuknavitch.
Impossible™: The Cookbook
Impossible™: The Cookbook By Impossible Foods Inc

"All cookbooks have recipes. The best have recipes and ideas. This cookbook thinks hard about the relationship between plants and the planet, between humans and other living beings, all the while making that hard thinking easy for the rest of us. It's a cookbook that's great to look at and fun to read, but don't forget to do the most important thing: cook from it!" – Questlove

Meat-loving gourmets stood in line for hours when the world's top chefs began serving Impossible Burger in 2016. Now, for the first time, these pioneering chefs have joined forces with Impossible Foods' team of culinary leaders to share 40 recipes that are taking the culinary world by storm – and saving the planet, too.

Explore dishes and expert tips from Brad Farmerie, Chris Cosentino, Eric Wareheim, Jamie Bissonnette, Ken Oringer, Kwame Onwuachi, Mary Sue Milliken, May Chow, Michael Symon, Tanya Holland, Traci Des Jardins, and more. Delicious recipes include:

  • Pan Fried Chive Dumplings
  • Korean Bulgogi
  • Vietnamese Phó
  • Lasagna Bolognese
  • Spicy Jalapeño Burgers
  • Chili Cheese Fries
  • And more!

See how top chefs around the world are cooking Impossible Foods' award-winning meat made from plants – with all the mouthwatering flavor, but only a tiny fraction of the environmental impact of meat made from cows. 

Praise for Impossible™: The Cookbook:
"This book is perfect for those who are totally new to the plant-based meat game (and) to those who eat so many Impossible burgers they need some new recipes. There are more than 40 recipes in the book: Greek salad, tzatziki, and grilled pitas. Lomo saltado. Burger toppings. It's all here." – Delish 

"Plant-based beef crumbles can go into incognito mode in every dish from burgers to bolognese to taco salad. And now, you don't even have to wing it: Some of the world's greatest chefs—from Pinky Cole to Tanya Holland—will walk you through the steps of fully integrating environmentally-friendly meat products into your everyday cooking." – Well + Good 

I Will Never Forget You
I Will Never Forget You By Tatsuya Miyanishi

A long, long time ago, a baby Spinosaurus was looking for red berries near the ocean. Just when a hungry Tyrannosaurus spots him and decides to pounce, an earthquake hits and the land where they stand cracks and washes away to the middle of the ocean. While they are living together on the tiny island, the Tyrannosaurus learns that the baby Spinosaurus needs the red berries for his sick mother, and it touches his heart. One day another big earthquake hits, and the island moves closer to the mainland. Holding the red berry tree, the Tyrannosaurus decides to make a risky jump ashore to save the baby Spinosaurus's mother. I Will Never Forget You, the latest from Miyanishi's Tyrannosaurus series, is a heartwarming story that shows how making others happy makes you feel happy too.
Shades of Lovers
Shades of Lovers By Catarine Hancock

love comes in many colors. this is a story of breaking and healing, of forgiving but not forgetting, of understanding and balance. it is not only something to enjoy, but something to learn from. here are the things i did right, and the many things i did wrong. i give them to you, so that when love comes knocking, you will have a sense of what to do when you open the door. Explore the experience of six different relationships in this moving collection that dives into the highs and lows of love.
Tasting the Past: Recipes from Antiquity
Tasting the Past: Recipes from Antiquity By Jacqui Wood

The many influences of the past on our diet today make the concept of "British food" very hard to define. The Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all brought ingredients to the table, as it were, and onwards the Crusades spread all manner of spices. The Georgians enjoyed a new level of excess, and then of course the world wars forced everyone into the challenge of making meals from very little. The post-war period brought convenience foods, and health issues which are being felt widely now. This is the first study of the rich history of British food, its fads and its fashions to be combined with a practical cookbook of over 200 recipes from each age for use today. Offerings include tasty beach BBQ ideas from Celtic times, a hearty Roman Army lentil stew, and ideas for festive feasts from every period.
You're the Only One I've Told
You're the Only One I've Told By Meera Shah

For a long time, when people asked Dr. Meera Shah what she did, she would tell them she was a doctor and leave it at that. But over the last few years, Shah decided it was time to be direct. "I'm an abortion provider," she will now say. And an interesting thing started to happen each time she met someone new. One by one, people would confide—at barbecues, at jury duty, in the middle of the greeting card aisle at Target—that in fact they'd had an abortion themselves. And the refrain was often the same: You're the only one I've told. This book collects those stories as they've been told to Shah to humanize abortion and to combat myths that persist in the discourse that surrounds it. An intentionally wide range of ages, races, socioeconomic factors, and experiences shows that abortion always occurs in a unique context. Today, a healthcare issue that's so precious and foundational to reproductive, social, and economic freedom for millions of people is exploited by politicians who lack understanding or compassion about the context in which abortion occurs. Stories have power to break down stigmas and help us to empathize with those whose experiences are unlike our own. They can also help us find community and a shared sense of camaraderie over experiences just like ours. You're the Only One I've Told will do both.
Lame Fate | Ugly Swans
Lame Fate | Ugly Swans By Arkady Strugatsky, By Boris Strugatsky, Translated by Maya Vinokour, Afterword by Boris Strugatsky

Today, Russian authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are counted among the best science fiction writers of the twentieth century, but their relationship with the late-Soviet literary establishment was often fraught. By the late 1960s, publishers had become increasingly reluctant to release their works, but their novels and short stories, retyped by hand, circulated widely through unofficial channels within the Soviet Union and occasionally turned up abroad in unauthorized translation. The nested novels Ugly Swans and Lame Fate offer insight into this period of enforced silence. Never before translated into English, Lame Fate tells the story of middle-aged author Felix Sorokin, who is asked by the Soviet Writers' Union to submit a writing sample to a new computer program that will scientifically evaluate its "objective value" as a literary work. Sorokin must choose whether to present something establishment- approved or risk sharing his unpublished masterpiece. Sorokin's masterwork is Ugly Swans, previously published in English as a standalone work but presented here in an authoritative new translation. Its hero, disgraced literary celebrity Victor Banev, returns to his hometown to find it haunted by the mysterious "clammies"—black-masked outcasts with supernatural talents who terrify the town's adult population but enthrall its teenagers, including Banev's own daughter. Together, Lame Fate and Ugly Swans illuminate some of the Strugatskys' favorite themes—the (im)possibility of political progress, the role of the individual in society, the nature of honor and courage, and the enduring value of art—in consummately entertaining fashion. By turns chilling, uproarious, and moving, these intertwining stories are sure to delight readers from all walks of life.
George Harrison on George Harrison
George Harrison on George Harrison By Ashley Kahn

George Harrison on George Harrison is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of Harrison's most revealing and illuminating interviews, personal correspondence, and writings, spanning the years 1961 to 1997. Though known as "the Quiet Beatle," Harrison was arguably the most thoughtful and certainly the most outspoken of the famous four. This compendium of his words and ideas proves that point repeatedly, revealing his passion for music, his focus on spirituality, and his responsibility as a celebrity, with a sense of deep commitment and humor as well.
Pilsner
Pilsner By Tom Acitelli

Tom Acitelli's Pilsner tells the remarkable tale of the world's most popular beer style. It begins with its humble birth in a far corner of the Austrian Empire in 1842, goes through its zenith and near death during Prohibition in the United States, and concludes with its present dominance worldwide. Pilsner was born during a remarkable mid-nineteenth-century epoch, and this first biography of the style places it in its historical context, where it intersected with revolutions in politics and technology, including the railroad, refrigeration, and germ science. The book shatters myths about pilsner's very birth and about its immediate parentage, showing that it's largely a German invention rather than a Czech one. Pilsner also pops the top on new insights into the style and into beer in general through a character-driven narrative that shows how pilsner influenced everything from modern-day advertising and marketing to today's craft beer movement—which is driven by a reaction to pilsner's dominance in the form of brands such as Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Light, Heineken, and Snow (the world's best-selling beer, a pilsner out of China). This is the book for both the beer geek and the foodie seeking a better understanding of modern food and drink.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci By Marwan Kahil, Illustrated by Ariel Vittori

This comics bio shows the process of Da Vinci's work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man, and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career. Complemented with background on his chronology, list of his oeuvres, etc.
Hidden Falls
Hidden Falls By Kevin Myers

Michael Quinn is not well equipped for his odyssey through New England's dangerous underworld. In fact, he isn't well equipped for much. Michael's only goal was to become an editorial writer at the Portland Daily, a milestone he achieved just as the paper was picking up momentum toward irrelevance. Middle-aged, romantically unattached, distant from his only child, and in search of love through the missed connections classifieds, Michael thinks these are his only problems. Returning to Boston after his father dies unexpectedly, Michael's journey home forces him into conflict with unresolved family issues, denial, and the revelation that his father had ties to organized crime. Michael inherits some unfinished family business that places him as the unwitting linchpin in a major criminal conspiracy. His journey brings danger and betrayal, but also self-discovery and the possibility of a windfall of cash.
Road Seven
Road Seven By Keith Rosson

Mark Sandoval—resolutely arrogant, covered head to foot in precise geometric scarring, and still marginally famous after Hollywood made an Oscar-winner based off his memoir years before—has been strongly advised by his lawyer to leave the country following a drunken and potentially fatal hit and run. When a woman sends Sandoval grainy footage of what appears to be a unicorn, he quickly hires an assistant and the two head off to the woman's farm in Hvíldarland, a tiny, remote island off the coast of Iceland. When they arrive on the island and discover that both a military base and the surrounding álagablettur, the nearby woods, are teeming with strangeness and secrets, they begin to realize that a supposed unicorn sighting is the least of their worries.
Say I'm Dead
Say I'm Dead By E. Dolores Johnson

Say I'm Dead is the true story of family secrets, separation, courage, and trans-formation through five generations of interracial relationships. Fearful of prison time—or lynching—for violating Indiana's antimiscegenation laws in the 1940s, E. Dolores Johnson's black father and white mother fled Indianapolis to secretly marry in Buffalo, New York. When Johnson was born, social norms and her government-issued birth certificate said she was Negro, nullifying her mother's white blood in her identity. Later, as a Harvard-educated business executive feeling too far from her black roots, she searched her father's black genealogy. But in the process, Johnson suddenly realized that her mother's whole white family was—and always had been—missing. When she began to pry, her mother's 36-year-old secret spilled out. Her mother had simply vanished from Indiana, evading an FBI and police search that had ended with the conclusion that she had been the victim of foul play.
Short Stuff
Short Stuff Edited by Alysia Constantine, By Julia Ember, By Kate Fiero, By Jude Sierra, By Jen Sternick, By Tom Wilinsky

It could start anywhere…At a summer vacation at the lake, just before heading off to college. In a coffee shop, when the whole world is new. In a dragon's cave, surrounded by gold. At a swim club, with the future in sight.In Short Stuff, bestselling and award-winning authors dial down the angst in four meet-cute LGBTQ young adult romances.
Vinyl Countdown
Vinyl Countdown By Graham Sharpe, Foreword by Danny Kelly

'You hold in your hand a miracle. A book about a passion, and the hipsters, oddballs and old heads who share it, written by one of their number, albeit a ludicrously erudite one' - Danny Kelly A revival of interest in vinyl music has taken place in recent years – but for many of those from the 'baby boomer' generation, it never went away. Graham Sharpe's vinyl love affair began in the 1960s and since then he has amassed over 3000 LPs and spent countless hours visiting record shops worldwide along with record fairs, car boot sales, online and real life auctions. Vinyl Countdown follows his journey to over a hundred shops across the globe - from New York to New Zealand, Walsall to Warsaw, Oslo to Ozstralia, (old) Jersey to New Jersey - and describes the many characters he has encountered and the adventures he accrued along the way. Vinyl Countdown seeks to reawaken the often dormant desire which first promoted the gathering of records, and to confirm the belief of those who still indulge in it, that they happily belong to, and should celebrate the undervalued, misunderstood significant group of music-obsessed vinylholics, who always want – need – to buy… just one more record. A mesmerising blend of memoir, travel, music and social history, Vinyl Countdown will appeal to anyone who vividly recalls the first LP they bought and any music fan who derives pleasure from the capacity that records have for transporting you back in time.
100 Years in Pinstripes
100 Years in Pinstripes By New York Daily News

This beautiful keepsake highlights the people and moments which have defined Yankees baseball throughout the years, from Babe Ruth's 61 home runs and the '27 Yankees, to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, to the Mantle-Maris home run race, the Yankees dynasty in the late 1990s, and the latter years of the Core Four giving way to the current crop of stars. Historic newspaper columns and front pages accompany an unbeatable selection of both celebrated and rare photos, making for the ultimate tribute to the singular culture and heritage of this franchise.
Daughter of the Boycott
Daughter of the Boycott By Karen Gray Houston

In 1950, before Montgomery, Alabama, knew Martin Luther King Jr., before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger, before the city's famous bus boycott, a Negro man named Hilliard Brooks was shot and killed by a white police officer in a confrontation after he tried to board a city bus. Thomas Gray, who had played football with Hilliard when they were kids, was outraged by the unjustifiable shooting. Gray protested, eventually staging a major downtown march to register voters, and standing up to police brutality. Five years later, he led another protest, this time against unjust treatment on the city's segregated buses. On the front lines of what became the Montgomery bus boycott, Gray withstood threats and bombings alongside his brother, Fred D. Gray, the young lawyer who represented Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the rarely mentioned Claudette Colvin, a plaintiff in the case that forced Alabama to desegregate its buses. An incredible story of family in the pivotal years of the civil rights movement, Daughter of the Boycott is the reflection of Thomas Gray's daughter, award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Gray Houston, on how her father's and uncle's selfless actions changed the nation's racial climate and opened doors for her and countless other African Americans.
Broken Genius
Broken Genius By Drew Murray

In 2011, Will Parker, the young prodigy CEO of a big tech company, makes a coding mistake that costs a college student her life. To assuage his guilt, Will pursues a career in the FBI Cyber Division. Now, Special Agent Will Parker is called to investigate a murder scene at a Comic Con event in the Midwest, where the victim has ties to a radioactive quantum computer that Will was working on before he left his gig as CEO. Working with smart local homicide detective Dana Lopez and FBI stuffed-shirt Thomas Decker, Will discovers the victim was holding an auction for the computer on the Dark Web—and the bidding is still live. With bidders including a legendary Chinese hacker, Russian criminals sent by the Kremlin, and a corporate executive desperate to escape a scandal, Will once again finds a life in his hands when the victim's daughter is taken hostage. A trail of blood and high-tech breadcrumbs leads Will deeper into mystery, danger, and a race against time to keep unlimited power out of the wrong hands.