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The Beatrix Gates
The Beatrix Gates By Rachel Pollack

Combining slipstream urban fantasy, mystical wisdom, and sci-fi speculation with queer, spiritual feminism and traditional legend. A queer cult favorite, The Beatrix Gates is a colorful mix of science fiction, magic realism, memoir, and myth exploring themes of spirituality and transformation. Courage and cowardice contend in a literary odyssey unlike any other. Written especially for this volume, "Trans Central Station" is Pollack's personal and political take on the transgender experience then and now—and tomorrow? "Burning Beard" is a fiercely revisionist Bible tale of plague and prophecy told through a postmodern prose of many colors. "The Woman Who Didn't Come Back" is about just what it says. And there is of course PM Press' usual and unusual Outspoken Interview.
The Bug Girl
The Bug Girl By Sarah Glenn Marsh, Illustrated by Filippo Vanzo

The amazing story of a curious girl who became a pioneer in the field of entomology and scientific illustration. Maria Sibylla Merian was fascinated with insects. But when Maria was a girl in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented most people from taking a close look. People thought bugs were evil—and anyone interested in such creatures was surely evil too. That didn't stop Maria. Filled with curiosity, she began to study and paint them. She even witnessed silkworms form cocoons and transform into moths—discovering metamorphosis! Painting and drawing as she studied, Maria pushed the boundaries of what girls were expected to do, eventually gaining recognition as one of the first entomologists and scientific illustrators. This gorgeously illustrated biography celebrates a fascinating female pioneer who broke boundaries in both the arts and sciences.
Home Is Everywhere
Home Is Everywhere By Charles L. Novak

Rich with the small-town characteristics of mid-century America, this is a tale of travel, love, and family through the eyes of a man hired to document the last unmapped stretches of a nation. As a young man living in rural Kansas in the 1940s, Charles Novak took a job with the federal government—not because he liked the work but because he heard it paid well. That job shaped his life in ways he could never have imagined.  As a surveyor for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Charles was tasked with measuring the unmapped American landscape. Over the years this would take him from being eaten up by mosquitoes in Alaska, to eating steak and lobster on oil rigs in Louisiana. His career became even more adventurous when his family later hit the road with him, making their home in a caravan of trailers as the survey team traversed the nation.  The measurements taken by Charles and the survey team eventually would go on to help build today's GPS technology. However, such a contribution was the furthest thing from the minds of Charles and his family as they experienced life on the road during a time of astounding change in American life. From segregated trains, to Cold War military bases, and back to Kansas, Charles's family found that home is more than a place on a map.
JoJo Siwa
JoJo Siwa By Katy Sprinkel

Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven—at only 15—that she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
The Greek Escape
The Greek Escape By Karen Swan

A scorching novel from the author of The Paris Secret and The Rome Affair. Running from heartbreak, Chloe Marston leaves her old life in London for a fresh start in New York. Working at a luxury concierge company, she makes other people's lives run perfectly, even if her own has ground to a halt. But a terrible accident forces her to step into a new role, up close and personal with the company's most esteemed and powerful clients. Charismatic Joe Lincoln is one of them and his every wish is her command, so when he asks her to find him a secluded holiday home in the Greek Islands, she sets about sourcing the perfect retreat. But when Tom, her ex, unexpectedly shows up in Manhattan and the stability of her new life is thrown off-balance again, she jumps at the chance to help Joe inspect the holiday house; escaping to Greece will give her the time and space to decide where her future truly lies. Tom is the man she has loved for so long but he has hurt her before—can she give him another chance? And as she draws closer to Joe, does she even want to? As magnetic as he is mysterious, there's an undeniable chemistry between them that she can't resist. But whatever her heart is telling her, she's in over her head—another client's wife has mysteriously disappeared and seriously allegations about Joe threaten more than just her happiness. Who can she trust? And will Chloe uncover the truth in time? 
Super Sikh Volume One
Super Sikh Volume One By Eileen Kaur Alden, By Supreet Singh Manchanda, Illustrated by Amit Tayal

A multifaceted superhero and role model from an often misunderstood background. Meet Deep Singh. He loves Elvis and hates the Taliban. By day he works at a tech company and lives with his parents. But that's just a front. For Deep Singh is really a top secret agent for the United Nations, fighting terrorism all around the world. But right now, he really needs a vacation. And there's only one place to go...Graceland!
Becoming Emily
Becoming Emily By Krystyna Poray Goddu

An introduction for middle-grade readers to one of America's most celebrated poets. Emily Dickinson wrote short, often enigmatic poems that are widely read and quoted by people of every age. Yet, as well known as her poetry is, Dickinson as a person is considered to have been a mysterious recluse—a silent figure who wore only white, wrote in secret, never left her home, and had no interest in sharing her poetry. In Becoming Emily, young readers will learn how as a child, an adolescent, and well into adulthood, Dickinson was a lively social being with a warm family life. Highly educated for a girl of her era, she actively engaged in both the academic and social aspects of the schools she attended until she was nearly eighteen. Her family and friends were important to her, and she was a prolific, thoughtful, and witty correspondent who shared many poems with her closest friends and relatives. This indispensable resource includes photos, full-length poems, letter excerpts, a time line, source notes, and a bibliography to present a vivid portrait of this singular American poet.
I Am Yours
I Am Yours By Reema Zaman

It is time. It is time to free our voice.To speak is a revolution.For too long, through the most intimate acts of erasure, women have been silenced. Now, women everywhere are breaking through the limits placed on us by family, society, and tradition. To find our voices. To make space for ourselves in this world. Now is the moment to reclaim what was once lost, stolen, forsaken, or abandoned. I Am Yours is about my fight to protect and free my voice from those who have sought to silence me, for the sake of creating a world where all voices are welcome and respected. Because the voice, without intimacy, will atrophy. We’re in this together. You are mine, and I am yours. 
Never Gets Old
Never Gets Old By The Boston Globe

Is this the sweetest championship of them all? And more pointedly, could it be the last of an era? Take a good, long look at pro football's acknowledged greatest dynasty, one equally revered and reviled. It started out 17 years ago when, as lovable 14-point underdogs, the New England Patriots pulled off one of the game's biggest upsets. Now, with their record-tying sixth Super Bowl title in their record 11th appearance, they may have earned their final acclamation against a team that was seeking to avenge that very loss in 2002 that started the Patriots on their path to greatness.  In the Boston Globe's Never Gets Old, New England fans far and wide can savor this sixth championship, earned in spite of the usual accompanying distractions. There were questions about the quarterback: was he finally too old, at 41, to carry what some saw as a mediocre team? But those who were convinced by reports that a major rift among New England's holy trinity of owner Robert Kraft, mastermind Bill Belichick, and field marshal Brady—first reported last season—would deter them from their appointed task, simply hadn't been paying attention. This triumvirate tunes out the noise and shows its opponents how the game should be played.  Relive every moment of the 2018 regular season and 2019 NFL playoffs, from opening kickoff to the latest hoisting of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. There's also a comprehensive Super Bowl retrospective section, which chronicles all 11 of the Patriots' appearances in the big game since 1986. With its vibrant color photographs, essential statistics, memorable quotes, and acclaimed commentary by some of the nation's best sportswriters, this book is the ultimate New England Patriots keepsake. Never Gets Old takes you inside the legacy and behind the scenes on an all-access pass, providing commentary and insights on Brady, Belichick, All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore and the rest of a roster that silenced the doubters once again. And it fully commemorates what Patriots Nation has known for most of the 21st century: This is a team for the ages.   
Atlas
Atlas By Tom Harper

The most beautiful and significant maps in one of the world's greatest collections. The British Library's map collection is the national cartographic collection of Britain and numbers around four million maps dating from 15 CE to 2017 CE. These include road maps drawn for 13th century pilgrims and sea charts for 17th-century pirates. They include the first printed map to show the Americas and the last to show English-controlled Calais. They include the world's biggest and smallest atlases. They include maps for kings and queens, popes, ministers, schoolchildren, soldiers, tourists. There are maps which changed the world. As well as comprehensively showcasing the varied and surprising treasures of the British Library's "banquet of maps" for the first time, this book will examine the evolution of humanity's perceptions of the world through maps. By looking at how this map collection was assembled principally over two and a half centuries but in reality over a millennium, the book comprises a cartographic history of the world, as well as vivid celebration of the world's best map collection's best maps.
Fearless Mary
Fearless Mary By Tami Charles, Illustrated by Claire Almon

Black history meets the American West in this inspiring story of a woman who became a legend. A little-known but fascinating and larger-than-life character, Mary Fields is one of the unsung, trailblazing African American women who helped settle the American West. A former slave, Fields became the first African American woman stagecoach driver in 1895, when, in her 60s, she beat out all the cowboys applying for the job by being the fastest to hitch a team of six horses. She won the dangerous and challenging job, and for many years traveled the badlands with her pet eagle, protecting the mail from outlaws and wild animals, never losing a single horse or package. Fields helped pave the way for other women and people of color to become stagecoach drivers and postal workers.
The Ocean Book
The Ocean Book By Esther Gonstalla

The Ocean Book is full of easy-to-read, beautiful infographics that present the key issues facing our oceans. Rising sea levels, growing rubbish patches and overfishing are putting our oceans in grave danger. Though we love our oceans, we must learn to cherish them. This book will help readers realize how we cause the problems and how we can solve them.
Wardrobe Wisdom from a Royal Lady's Maid
Wardrobe Wisdom from a Royal Lady's Maid By Alicia Healey

Expert style advice and amusing anecdotes from a former Royal Lady's Maid. Alicia Healey spent four years working as a Lady's Maid in Buckingham Palace, and now she travels the globe ensuring that some of the world's wealthiest people look their best. She's distilled her expertise about what to wear and how to care for your clothes into a handy gift book. She reveals how to pack like a pro, whether it's for a weekend away or a grand tour. Her advice takes the stress out of ironing and organizing your wardrobe. You can stop wondering about what to wear to an interview, a church, a wedding, a black tie reception or any other occasion. And when you pack your clothes away, you'll be confident they'll stay in tiptop condition. Finally, there are her 10 essential tips for looking a million dollars on a tight budget. As well as Alicia's wise words, she's peppered the book with amusing behind the scenes anecdotes from her job as a 21st-century Lady's Maid and insights into the life of lady's maids in the past.
Careless Whispers: The Life and Career of George Michael
Careless Whispers: The Life and Career of George Michael By Robert Steele

An authoritative take on George Michael's rise and tragic fall. George Michael was pop's greatest survivor. He has been UK radio's most-played artist over the last 35 years and the superstar behind the legendary 1980s Faith album and tour. He was a musician with international credibility—and a disaster magnet whose serial scandals never seemed to dent his professional reputation. This searching biography throws a light on Georgios Panayiotou, the Anglo-Greek London boy who had to hide his homosexuality when he was half of the pop phenomenon Wham! before becoming a global superstar and publicly claiming his identity. In Careless Whispers, author Robert Steele details every step of the conflicted superstar's career and digs deep into his closely guarded private life. Drawing on firsthand accounts from Michael's ex-manager and the journalist who was part of his social circle in the 1980s, Careless Whispers examines in detail the life, work, and tragic final act of a much-loved icon.
Gambling with Other People’s Money
Gambling with Other People’s Money By Russ Roberts

What caused the Financial Crisis of 2008? While government mandates and private sector mistakes did contribute to the crisis and, as such, can be blamed at least in part for what happened, this book takes a different approach. Russ Roberts argues that these explanations miss the underlying cause of the mess: the past bailouts of large financial institutions that allowed these institutions to gamble carelessly because they were effectively using other people’s money rather than their own. Both government and Wall Street are to blame—government for coddling the large banks and those banks for pushing for the policies that rescued them from their mistakes. Roberts shows that it was the use of other people’s money—leverage—that turned a problem in the housing sector of the asset market into a broader problem that destroyed numerous financial institutions and derailed the economy.The author warns that despite the passage of Dodd-Frank, it is widely believed that we have done nothing to eliminate Too Big to Fail. That perception allows the largest financial institutions to continue to gamble with taxpayer money. This book makes the convincing case that a new approach to financial crisis management is necessary to avoid further damage when the next financial crisis occurs.
Martin and Bobby
Martin and Bobby By Claire Rudolf Murphy

A new way to illustrate the challenges of the late 1960s and the ways those challenges still exist today. Martin and Bobby follows the lives, words, and final days of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Initially wary of one another, their relationship evolved from challenging and testing each other to finally "arriving in the same place" as allies fighting poverty and racism. The stories of King and Kennedy reveal how life experiences affect a leader's ability to show empathy for all people and how great political figures don't work in a vacuum but are influenced by events and people around them. Martin's courage showed Bobby how to act on one's moral principles, and Bobby's growing awareness of the country's racial and economic divide gave Martin hope that the nation's leaders could truly support justice. Fifty years later, their lives and words still stir people young and old and offer inspiration and insight on how our country can face the historic challenges of economic and racial inequality.
The Spaces in Between
The Spaces in Between By Collin van Reenan

A gripping story that puts the "real" in magical realism, for fans of The Miniaturist and The End of Mr. Y. Paris, 1968: Nicholas finds himself broke, without papers, and on the verge of being deported back to England. Seeking to stay in France, he takes a three-month contract as an English tutor to the 17-year-old Imperial Highness Natalya. It is the perfect solution; free room and board, his wages saved, and a place to hide from police raids. All that is asked of Nicholas is to obey the lifestyle of the Victorian household and not to leave the house's grounds. It should have solved all his problems. The Spaces in Between details the experience of Nicholas as he finds himself an unwitting prisoner within an aristocratic household, apparently frozen in time, and surrounded by macabre and eccentric personalities who seem determined to drag him to the point of insanity. Much deeper runs a question every reader is left to ponder—if this tale is fact and not fiction, then what motivation could have driven his tormentors?

A gripping story that puts the "real" in magical realism, for fans of The Miniaturist and The End of Mr. Y

Paris, 1968: Nicholas finds himself broke, without papers, and on the verge of being deported back to England. Seeking to stay in France, he takes a three-month contract as an English tutor to the 17-year-old Imperial Highness Natalya. It is the perfect solution; free room and board, his wages saved, and a place to hide from police raids. All that is asked of Nicholas is to obey the lifestyle of the Victorian household and not to leave the house's grounds. It should have solved all his problems. The Spaces in Between details the experience of Nicholas as he finds himself an unwitting prisoner within an aristocratic household, apparently frozen in time, and surrounded by macabre and eccentric personalities who seem determined to drag him to the point of insanity. Much deeper runs a question every reader is left to ponder—if this tale is fact and not fiction, then what motivation could have driven his tormentors?A gripping story that puts the "real" in magical realism, for fans of The Miniaturist and The End of Mr. Y
Paris, 1968: Nicholas finds himself broke, without papers, and on the verge of being deported back to England. Seeking to stay in France, he takes a three-month contract as an English tutor to the 17-year-old Imperial Highness Natalya. It is the perfect solution; free room and board, his wages saved, and a place to hide from police raids. All that is asked of Nicholas is to obey the lifestyle of the Victorian household and not to leave the house's grounds. It should have solved all his problems. The Spaces in Between details the experience of Nicholas as he finds himself an unwitting prisoner within an aristocratic household, apparently frozen in time, and surrounded by macabre and eccentric personalities who seem determined to drag him to the point of insanity. Much deeper runs a question every reader is left to ponder—if this tale is fact and not fiction, then what motivation could have driven his tormentors?
Gut Reactions
Gut Reactions By Simon Quellen Field

A straightforward review of the science of weight gain and loss for health-conscious readers sick of fad diets How much do you really know about how the human body works and how it reacts to food, exercise, nutrition, and the environment? While most people have read about at least one fad diet, they're left wondering about the greater biochemistry, psychology, sociology, and physiology of the obesity crisis in the United States. Gut Reactions by chemist Simon Quellen Field shows readers how their bodies react to food and the environment and how their brains affect what and how much they eat. It reveals why some diets work for some people but not for others, based on genetics, previous weight history, brain chemistry, environmental cues, and social pressures. It explores how dozens of hormones affect hunger and satiety and interact with the brain and the gut to regulate feeding behavior. And it explains the addictive nature of foods that interact with the same dopamine and opioid receptors in the brain as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, and nicotine. Whether you're looking to lose weight, put on muscle mass, or simply understand how your metabolism or gut microbiome impact your food cravings, Simon Quellen Field has the scientific answers for you. 
Holmes & Watson
Holmes & Watson By S. C. Roberts

A collection of in-depth essays about Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective duo, including two classic stories. A classic book on two of English literature's most iconic characters. First published in 1953, this is one of the earliest and best studies of Sherlock Holmes. S. C. Roberts searches Conan Doyle's stories for clues and develops biographies of the characters, revealing information about their lives and personalities which less observant readers may fail to notice. Holmes & Watson also features two classic "unrecorded adventures"—pastiche tales by a master of the form. This new edition includes an introduction by the President of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, reflecting on the book's importance as a classic work of Holmesiana.
Super Green Simple and Lean
Super Green Simple and Lean By Sally Obermeder, By Maha Koraiem

Take your Super Green Life to the next level. In their new cookbook, Super Green Simple and Lean, Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem have created brand new smoothie recipes, monster salads, nourishing bowls and satisfying snacks that will help you to make healthy living faster, easier and more delicious than you ever thought possible. Their nutritious, easy to make recipes will help you to lose weight, gain energy and feel fantastic. Sally and Maha can't wait for you to join them in feeling fab! Includes dual measures.