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By rupi kaur

Hardcover: pr5929939

Pub Date: Nov 2020

 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.

rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change.

Includes illustrations by the author.


Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation

By Andrew Weissmann

Hardcover: pr5984507

Pub Date: Sep 2020


In the first and only inside account of the Mueller investigation, one of the special counsel’s most trusted prosecutors breaks his silence on the team’s history-making search for the truth, their painstaking deliberations and costly mistakes, and Trump’s unprecedented efforts to stifle their report.

In Where Law Ends, Weissmann conjures the camaraderie and esprit de corps of the investigative units led by the enigmatic Mueller, a distinguished public servant who is revealed here, in a way we have never seen him before, as a manager, a colleague, and a very human presence.

Weissmann is as candid about the team’s mistakes as he is about its successes, and is committed to accurately documenting the historic investigation for future generations to assess and learn from.


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Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President

By Michael S. Schmidt

Hardcover: pr5935822

Pub Date: Sep 2020

 

With unparalleled reporting, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter continues to break news about the most important political story of our lives as he chronicles the clash between a president and the officials of his own
government who tried to stop him.

Drawing on secret White House documents and confidential sources inside
federal law enforcement and the West Wing, Donald Trump v. the United States is vital journalism recording the shocking reality of a presidency like no other, a riveting contemporary history, and a lasting account of just how fragile the institutions of American democracy really are.


Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide

By John Cleese

Hardcover: pr5939114

Pub Date: Sep 2020


Many people have written about creativity, but although they were very, very clever, they weren't actually creative. I like to think I'm writing about it from the inside"  - John Cleese.

Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, Cleese also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it, and knowing when you're ready to act on it. 


The Memory of Babel

By Christelle Dabos

Hardcover: pr5708054

Pub Date: Sep 2020

 

SERIES: THE MIRROR VISITOR QUARTET - BOOK 3 (SEQUEL TO: THE MISSING OF CLAIRDELUNE, ISBN 9781609455071)

In this gripping third volume of the Christelle Dabos’s best-selling saga, Ophelia, the mirror-traveling heroine, finds herself on the ark of Babel guarding a secret that may provide a key both to the past and the future.

After two years and seven months biding her time on Anima, her home ark, it is finally time to act, to put what she has discovered in the Book of Farouk to use. Under an assumed identity she travels to Babel, a cosmopolitan and thoroughly modern ark that is the jewel of the universe. Will her talent as a reader suffice to avoid being lured into a deadly trap by her ever more fearful adversaries? Will she ever see Thorn, her betrothed, again?

Ages 14+


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Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump

By Hilary Mantel

Hardcover: pr6000667

Pub Date: Sep 2020

 

Disloyal is is in the inside story of the real President Trump, from Trump's former attorney and personal advisor Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations.

 

At the heart of Disloyal, we see how Cohen came under the spell of his charismatic "Boss" and, as a result, lost all sense of his moral compass.

The real "real" Donald Trump who permeates these pages—the racist, sexist, homophobic, lying, cheating President—will be discussed, written about, and analyzed for years to come.

 
 

The Greatest Secret

 

Rhonda Byrne

Hardcover: pr6003671

Pub Date: Nov 2020

 

The Greatest Secret, the long-awaited major work by Rhonda Byrne, lays out the next quantum leap in a journey that will take the reader beyond the material world and into the spiritual realm, where all possibilities exist.  The book reflects Rhonda’s own journey, and shares the most direct way out for those experiencing hardship and the path to end pain and suffering endured by so many, and shines a light on a future without anxiety or fear. Filled with accessible practices that can be immediately put to use and profound revelations that take the reader on an incomparable journey, Rhonda’s discovery is reinforced throughout by the revelatory words of sages from around the world, past and present. 

 

The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic

 

By The New York Times

Hardcover: pr5998663

Pub Date: Nov 2020

 

A stunning collection of new short stories originally commissioned by The New York Times Magazine as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, from 29 authors including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Edwidge Danticat and more, in a project inspired by Boccaccio’s “The Decameron.”

When reality is surreal, only fiction can make sense of it.

 

As the coronavirus pandemic swept the world, The New York Times Magazine asked 29 authors to write new short stories inspired by the moment—and by Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” which was written as a plague ravaged Florence in the 14th century.

 

 

Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed, and Paranoia Within the Most Powerful Political Group in America

By Joshua L. Powell

Hardcover: pr5985609

Pub Date: Sep 2020


A shocking exposé of rampant, decades-long incompetence at the National Rifle Association, as told by a former member of its senior leadership.

Joshua L. Powell is the NRA--a lifelong gun advocate, in 2016, he began his new role as a senior strategist and chief of staff to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.

What Powell uncovered was horrifying: "the waste and dysfunction at the NRA was staggering."

Inside the NRA reveals for the first time the rise and fall of the most powerful political organization in America--how the NRA became feared as the Death Star of Washington lobbies and so militant and extreme as "to create and fuel the toxicity of the gun debate until it became outright explosive."

Inside the NRA explains this intentional toxic messaging was wholly the product of LaPierre's leadership and the extremist branding by his longtime PR puppet master Angus McQueen. In damning detail, Powell exposes the NRA's plan to "pour gasoline" on the fire in the fight against gun control, to sow discord to fill its coffers, and to secure the presidency for Donald J. Trump.

 


The Clerkenwell Affair

By Susanna Gregory

Hardcover: pr5716307

Pub Date: Oct 2020

In the spring of 1666 everyone's first reaction to a sudden death at the palace of White Hall is that the plague has struck, but the killing of Thomas Chiffinch was by design, not disease. Chiffinch was holder of two influential posts - Keeper of the Closet and Keeper of the Jewels - and rival courtiers have made no secret of their wish to succeed to those offices. To Thomas Chaloner, ordered to undertake the investigation, such avarice gives a whole host of suspects an ample motive for murder.

The same courtiers are at the heart of the royal entourage endorsing the King's licentious and ribald way of life, and Chaloner has some sympathy with the atmosphere of outrage and disgust at such behavior. London's citizens, already irked by the wealthy fleeing to the country at the outbreak of the plague, have scant patience with the Court on its return. The city is abuzz with rumors of dissent and rebellion, fueled by predictions from a soothsayer in Clerkenwell of a rain of fire destroying the capital on Good Friday.

Chaloner initially dismisses such talk as nonsense, but as he uncovers ever more connections to Clerkenwell among his suspects, he begins to fear that there is also design behind the rumors - and that, come Easter Day, the King and his Court might find themselves the focus of yet another rebellion.


Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel

By Lisa Unger

Hardcover: pr5668379

Pub Date: Oct 2020


From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.


Be careful to whom you tell your darkest secrets…

Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.

But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.

Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.

Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a TrainConfessions on the 7:45 is a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.

Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Works from the London Review of Books

By Hilary Mantel

Hardcover: pr5943647

Pub Date: Oct 2020

 

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of the Wolf Hall Trilogy

In 1987, when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wrote to the editor, Karl Miller, ‘I have no critical training whatsoever, so I am forced to be more brisk and breezy than scholarly.’ This collection of twenty reviews, essays and pieces of memoir from the next three decades, tells the story of what happened next.

Constantly illuminating, always penetrating and often very funny, interleaved with letters and other ephemera gathered from the archive, Mantel Pieces is an irresistible selection from one of our greatest living writers.


Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers

By John W. Dean & Bob Altemeyer

Hardcover: pr5941498

Pub Date: Aug 2020

 

One of American political history's most famous figures, who knows what it's like to stand up to an authoritarian White House, joins with an expert on authoritarianism to take a piercing look at how someone like Donald Trump and his followers achieved power—and what they might do to keep it ...

John Dean, of Watergate fame, knows what it's like to work for a strong-willed, vindictive president. But even Richard Nixon, says Dean, didn't have the raw lust for power that Donald Trump has. Nor the lack of skill. Nor the deep, willful ignorance of our democracy. So how did such a person achieve power?

Suspecting the answer lay in understanding Trump's base constituency, Dean has partnered with Bob Altemeyer, a professor of psychology whose expertise is the study of authoritarianism, to see why Trump's base is so faithful to him, no matter what he does. Why do evangelical Christians support him, for example, despite his well-documented sexual predations? Why do so many working class Americans support him, despite the way he works against their interests? Why do facts and logic not change their minds?

By drawing on some psychological diagnostic tools (such as the "Power Mad Scale" and the "Con Man Scale") and looking at other historic authoritarians and their movements, Dean and Altemeyer offer not only an eye-opening revelation of how Trump and his followers have gotten where they have . . . but a road map to where they may go next.


Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure

By Sesame Workshop

Hardcover: pr5974456
Paperback: pr5993788

Pub Date: Sep 2020

 

Superheroes wear masks! Come along as Elmo's gets ready to go off to school and be a mask hero!

Today is a very exciting day—it's Elmo is heading off to school, and he wants to be a school superhero! Join Elmo as he gets ready like a hero and learns about wearing masks and hand washing. It's going to be a SUPER day!

With the help of Elmo and his mommy, this all new story from world-renowned education brand Sesame Workshop will help children combat school anxiety and understand new experiences like wearing masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing. Heroes Wear Masks reminds readers that it's super to help everyone stay healthy!

 Ages 3 to 7

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