• Details about Less

    Less

    Andrew Sean Greer

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER! A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."- - Christopher Buckley , New York Times Book Review Who says you can't run awa……more

    Recommended by Allie Charles

  • Details about Small Fry: A Memoir

    Small Fry: A Memoir

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs

    A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilli……more

  • Details about Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

    Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

    Stephen Budiansky

    Sir Francis Walsingham's official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England's first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant, Walsingham worked brilliantly behind the scenes to foil Elizabeth's rival Mary Queen of Scots and outwit Catholic Spain and France, which had arrayed their forces behind her. Though he cut an incongruous figure in Elizabeth's worldly court, Walsingham managed to win the trust of key players like……more

  • Details about The Incendiaries: A Novel

    The Incendiaries: A Novel

    R. O. Kwon

    " Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." -- People Magazine "The most buzzed-about debut of the summer, as it should be...unusual and enticing ... The Incendiaries arrives at precisely the right moment." -- The Washington Post "Radiant...A dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism." -- New York Times Bo……more

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  • Details about Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook

    Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook

    Dorie Greenspan; Ellen Silverman (Photographer)

    To the hundreds of thousands who follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, Dorie Greenspan's food is powerfully cookable--her recipes instant classics. In Everyday Dorie , she invites readers into her kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-Glazed Salmon to Lemon Goop. What makes a "Dorie recipe"? Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. Mustard and walnuts in the cheese puffs. Cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred. Cannelli……more

  • Details about Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to Paint in Oil Step by Step!

    Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to Paint in Oil Step by Step!

    Walter Foster Creative Team; Bob Ross

    Painting with Bob Ross-- with artwork created by Bob Ross himself using his specially formulated oil paints, brushes, basecoats, and other tools--introduces artists and Bob Ross fans to the basics of painting landscapes. Everyone will enjoy Painting with Bob Ross , as his "happy accidents" approach makes this challenging subject matter enjoyable for all ages, regardless of skill level and materials used. "All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas..." --Bob Ross In 1……more

  • Details about Heavy: An American Memoir

    Heavy: An American Memoir

    Kiese Laymon

    *Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal and Kirkus Prize Finalist* In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse. Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences w……more

  • Details about Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

    Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

    H. W. Brands

    From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the future of our democracy In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spo……more

  • Details about How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

    How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

    N. K. Jemisin

    Three-time Hugo Award winner N. K. Jemisin's first collection of short fiction challenges and enchants with breathtaking stories of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded street……more

  • Details about Family Trust

    Family Trust

    Kathy Wang

    THE INAUGURAL BUZZFEED BOOK CLUB PICK NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE FALL BY The Washington Post * Elle.com * Buzzfeed * Entertainment Weekly * Bustle * The Globe and Mail * Apartment Therapy * Town & Country * Harper's Bazaar "Reads like a brilliant mashup of The Nest and Crazy Rich Asians (with a soupçon of Arrested Development for good measure)." -- Cristina Alger, author of The Banker's Wife Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable ……more

  • Details about The Friend

    The Friend

    Sigrid Nunez

    When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatised by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except ……more

  • Details about My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel

    My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel

    Oyinkan Braithwaite

    "Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the……more

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  • Details about The Feral Detective: A Novel [cdbook]

    The Feral Detective: A Novel [cdbook]

    Jonathan Lethem; Zosia Mamet (Read by)

    Jonathan Lethem's first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn "One of America's greatest storytellers." --Washington Post Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She's looking for her friend's missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist intrigues the sarcastic and garrulous Phoebe. Reluctantly, he agrees to help. The unlikely pair navigate the enclaves of dese……more

  • Details about Becoming Mrs. Lewis [cdbook]

    Becoming Mrs. Lewis [cdbook]

    Patti Callahan; Lauren Woodward (Read by)

    In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice. From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called "my whole world." When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis--known as Jack--she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn't holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matc……more

  • Details about A Thousand Beginnings and Endings [cdbook]

    A Thousand Beginnings and Endings [cdbook]

    Elsie Chapman (Editor); Ellen Oh (Editor); Vikas Adam (Read by); Kim Mai Guest (Read by)

    Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate. Compiled by We Need Diverse Books's Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: R……more

  • Details about Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World [cdbook]

    Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World [cdbook]

    Neil Gaiman (Read by); Chris Riddell (Illustrator)

    A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman."The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before."--Neil Gaiman Drawn from Gaiman's trove of published speeches, poems, and creative manifestos, Art Matters is an embodiment of this remarkable multi-media artist's vision--an exploration of how reading, imagining, and creating can transform the world and our lives. Art Matters bring together four of Gai……more

  • Details about Out of the Maze: An a-Mazing Way to Get Unstuck [cdbook]

    Out of the Maze: An a-Mazing Way to Get Unstuck [cdbook]

    Spencer Johnson; Ken Blanchard (Afterword by)

    The long-awaited sequel to Who Moved My Cheese? , the beloved 28-million-copy bestseller that became a worldwide sensation. In his trademark storybook style that has won tens of millions of fans, Dr. Spencer Johnson once again uses a simple tale to reveal profound truths that can allow you to have less stress and enjoy more success and fulfillment, in your work and in your life. In Who Moved My Cheese? , two mouse-sized characters named Hem and Haw were faced with unexpected change when the Ch……more

  • Details about Brief Answers to the Big Questions [cdbook]

    Brief Answers to the Big Questions [cdbook]

    Stephen Hawking; Ben Whishaw (Read by)

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Hawking's parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read."--NPR The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers abo……more

  • Details about Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It [cdbook]

    Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It [cdbook]

    James Geary; J. D. Jackson (Read by); Janet Metzger (Read by); David de Vries (Read by)

    "A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom."?Stephen Fry In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns demonstrate the essence of creativity. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there's the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of inventors, the optical wit of artists, and the metaphysical wit of philosophers. In Wit's End , Geary embraces ……more

  • Details about All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir [cdbook]

    All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir [cdbook]

    Nicole Chung; Janet Song (Narrated by)

    Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up-facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, fi……more

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  • Details about We the Animals [DVD]

    We the Animals [DVD]

    Justin Torres

    Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.…more

  • Details about Christopher Robin [DVD]

    Christopher Robin [DVD]

    Kristin Burr

    The young boy, who loved taking adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a gang of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into that world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.…more

  • Details about The Americans: Season Six [DVD]

    The Americans: Season Six [DVD]

    Keri Russel

    It is 1987, and an imminent Gorbachev-Reagan nuclear arms summit promises to ease world tensions. But life for the Jennings family is more precarious than ever: Elizabeth's relentless dedication as a KGB agent has dealt a potentially lethal blow to her marriage to Philip, who has left espionage behind. As Philip's friendship with FBI agent Stan Beeman grows, the danger of exposure of the family 'business,' which now includes Paige, reaches crisis level.…more

  • Details about Puzzle [DVD]

    Puzzle [DVD]

    Arthur Wren

    A closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very good at it.…more

  • Details about Juliet, Naked [DVD]

    Juliet, Naked [DVD]

    Jesse Peretz

    The story of Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.…more