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Serious Noticing: Selected Essays, 1997-2019 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250785701
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Published: Picador - February 23rd, 2021

Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062956033
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 23rd, 2021

A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250754776
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 23rd, 2021

The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062876614
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Published: Custom House - February 23rd, 2021

Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062654168
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Published: Harper Wave - February 23rd, 2021

Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735221529
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525560562
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American Dream Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525560234
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Published: Penguin Books - February 16th, 2021

No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062981288
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Published: Amistad - February 16th, 2021

Renowned architect Frederick Law Olmstead (designer of NY's Central Park) was a correspondent for the NY Times in his youth and spent months traveling the South in the 1850's trying to get a handle on the tension surrounding slavery and the widening divide happening in America in the decade leading up to the Civil War. When Tony Horwitz stumbled on this historical tidbit, he decided to follow Olmstead's path through the South, since the parallels with 1850's America and 2019's are starkly, frighteningly similar. Have we really spent the last 170 years only to come to stare into the same awful chasm between us? Horwitz (who sadly died just after publication) approaches it all with tremendous humanity and homor - he's long been one of my favorites and a true gem.  -seth


Appropriate: A Provocation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324003588
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063043770
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Published: HarperOne - February 9th, 2021

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525575481
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - February 2nd, 2021

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735224117
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593082003
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Published: Vintage - February 2nd, 2021

The History of Philosophy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984878762
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525559900
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

The Body: A Guide for Occupants Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804172721
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Published: Anchor Books - January 26th, 2021

At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393541441
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 26th, 2021

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250134790
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 26th, 2021

Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148575
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Published: Grove Press - January 19th, 2021

Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593084694
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 19th, 2021

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781951142278
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Published: Tin House Books - January 19th, 2021

The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804189040
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Published: Harmony - January 12th, 2021

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250257727
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 12th, 2021

Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781951213220
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Published: Unnamed Press - January 12th, 2021

Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781472964601
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Published: Bloomsbury Wildlife - January 5th, 2021

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250785695
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Published: Picador - January 5th, 2021

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538717974
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 5th, 2021

Brother & Sister: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101974278
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Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2021

Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524744205
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Published: Dutton - December 29th, 2020

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612198552
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Published: Melville House - December 29th, 2020

One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder Cover Image
By Brian Doyle, David James Duncan (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780316492881
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Published: Back Bay Books - December 8th, 2020

Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780262539685
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Published: The MIT Press - December 8th, 2020

Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language Cover Image
By Nicola Gardini, Todd Portnowitz (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781250758149
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Published: Picador - December 1st, 2020

In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250206428
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Published: Picador - December 1st, 2020

97,196 Words: Essays Cover Image
By John Lambert (Translated by), Emmanuel Carrère
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ISBN: 9781250758095
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Published: Picador - December 1st, 2020

Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781771622486
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Published: Douglas & McIntyre - October 13th, 2020

Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324015826
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358469
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781849353977
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Published: AK Press - November 17th, 2020

Against Amazon: And Other Essays (Biblioasis International Translation #30) Cover Image
By Jorge Carrión, Peter Bush (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781771963039
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Published: Biblioasis - November 17th, 2020

No One Asked for This: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358197027
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Published: Mariner Books - November 17th, 2020

Toil & Trouble: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250752000
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 17th, 2020

Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250296856
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Published: Metropolitan Books - November 10th, 2020

Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750842
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 10th, 2020

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982170820
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Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419747656
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Published: Abrams Press - October 20th, 2020

Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984899095
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Published: Vintage - October 20th, 2020

Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316259651
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2020

Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358445
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 27th, 2020

Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey through the English Language Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226682792
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 1st, 2020

Encounters and Destinies: A Farewell to Europe Cover Image
By Stefan Zweig, Will Stone (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781782273462
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Published: Pushkin Press - October 27th, 2020

Vanity Fair's Women on Women Cover Image
By Radhika Jones (Editor), David Friend (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780525562160
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Published: Penguin Books - October 27th, 2020

Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541672543
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Published: Basic Books - October 20th, 2020

A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640094284
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 20th, 2020

Stranger Faces Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945492433
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Published: Transit Books - October 20th, 2020

Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250758248
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2020

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358421
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

Something That May Shock and Discredit You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982105228
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Published: Atria Books - October 13th, 2020

Exhale: 40 Breathwork Exercises to Help You Find Your Calm, Supercharge Your Health, and Perform at Your Best Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143135326
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Published: Penguin Life - October 13th, 2020

Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644210215
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 13th, 2020

Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525561125
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Published: Penguin Books - October 13th, 2020

When the Earth Had Two Moons: The Lost History of the Night Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062657930
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Published: Custom House - October 6th, 2020

A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New American South Cover Image
By Cinelle Barnes (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781938235719
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Published: Hub City Press - October 6th, 2020

Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593233009
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Published: One World - October 6th, 2020

The Psychology of Stupidity Cover Image
By Jean-Francois Marmion (Editor), Liesl Schillinger (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780143134992
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Published: Penguin Books - October 6th, 2020

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525508854
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 6th, 2020

Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501116230
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

Old Gods, New Enigmas: Marx's Lost Theory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781788732178
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Published: Verso - October 6th, 2020

Letters of Note: Music Cover Image
By Shaun Usher (Compiled by)
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ISBN: 9780143134657
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Published: Penguin Books - October 6th, 2020

Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781487008086
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Published: House of Anansi Press - October 6th, 2020

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358362791
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Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2020

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972052
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

The Seine: The River that Made Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358599
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 29th, 2020

America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250756954
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 29th, 2020

The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans—and Other Possible Phenomena Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501194146
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Published: Scribner - September 22nd, 2020

A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250619532
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Published: Picador - September 22nd, 2020

A Dictionary of Symbols: Revised and Expanded Edition Cover Image
By Juan Eduardo Cirlot, Jack Sage (Translated by), Valerie Miles (Translated by), Victoria Cirlot (Afterword by), Herbert Read (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781681371979
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 22nd, 2020

Sontag: Her Life and Work Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062896407
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Published: Ecco - September 15th, 2020

Nature Matrix: New and Selected Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640092761
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 15th, 2020

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157379
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Published: Grove Press - September 22nd, 2020

Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781615197408
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Published: The Experiment - September 15th, 2020

Dick Gregory's Political Primer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062981356
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Published: Amistad - September 15th, 2020

ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143134596
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Published: Penguin Books - September 15th, 2020

The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646220212
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Published: Catapult - September 15th, 2020

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Family, Fatherhood, and Rethinking Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358544
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 15th, 2020

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807002582
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Published: Beacon Press - September 15th, 2020

The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525566809
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Published: Vintage - September 15th, 2020

Do Make: The Power of Your Own Two Hands Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781907974861
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Published: The Do Book Company - September 8th, 2020

Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary Cover Image
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

Midland: Reports from Flyover Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982147778
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Published: Tiller Press - September 8th, 2020

The Two Hands of God: The Myths of Polarity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608686865
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Published: New World Library - September 8th, 2020

A User's Guide to Democracy: How America Works Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250751843
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Published: Celadon Books - September 8th, 2020

The Practice of the Wild: Essays Cover Image
By Gary Snyder, Robert Hass (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781640094215
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 8th, 2020

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631496653
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Published: Liveright - September 8th, 2020