New Books Week of April 1

Here's what's just arrived (Scroll down to order):

Hardcover

Pride of Eden by Taylor Brown

"Beautifully written and hard to put down, this book fairly bursts with a sense of place so rich you feel you are stepping into this lush world...Brown has firmly established himself as one of our finest novelists."  --Silas House, author of Southernmost

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King by Peniel. E. Joseph

"The Sword and the Shield is a landmark. It is what happens when one of America's greatest historians of African America shines the same light on two of African America's greatest historical figures."

Ibram X. Kendi, author of How To Be An Antiracist

Godshot by Chelsea Bieker

A nefarious religious cult right out of Gilead, a phone sex line, and a beautifully-rendered mother-daughter relationship--if you're not intrigued already, maybe there's no salvation for you. Think Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette meets Emma Cline's The Girls." --O, the Oprah Magazine, 1 of the 30 Most Anticipated Books of the Year

Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture by Grace Elizabeth Hale

'It was like New York City, only safer and cheaper.' This is the axiom American bohemia runs on--in few places more brilliantly than Athens, Georgia, in the eighties. From the B-52's reconfiguring drag as dance-punk to R.E.M. 'translating postmodern theory into sonic form, ' to both bands' bittersweet commercial apexes, Hale's clear-eyed, heart-full testament depicts an era so radiant it felt like it could live a million years.--Michaelangelo Matos, author of Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year

Artforum by Cesar Aira

Aira's cubist eye sees from every angle.--Patti Smith

Wow, No Thank You: Essays by Samantha Irby

"Samantha Irby is stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny; she's the king of sparkling misanthropy and tender, loving dread. I await her books like I await the sweet release of sleep each evening. As always, Irby's writing is as irresistible as a snack tray, as intimately pleasurable as an Irish goodbye." --Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror

Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric Eyre

"Eric Eyre represents the absolute best of newspaper reporting: He's dogged, fair, and as scrappy as the mountains he calls home. His book, Death in Mud Lick, is a riveting, intimate look at the corporate greed, regulatory failure and lobbying shenanigans that led to pill mills complete with "courtesy snacks" and cash registers so full they wouldn't close. In the most opioid-ravaged place in America, Eyre makes you see the opioid crisis anew." --Beth Macy, author of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

 

Paperback

Everything In Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales by Oliver Sacks

"Sacks further secures his legacy with this most recent collection of his work . . . The Shakespeare of science writing might suffice, but Sacks ultimately defies comparison to bygone or even contemporary authors. As readers we can rejoice that, while cancer may have claimed his body, his voice continues to ring out." --The Scientist

On Ideology by Louis Althusser

"Althusser traversed so many lives--so many personal, historical, philosophical and political adventures; marked, inflected, influenced so many discourses, actions and existences by the radiant and provocative force of his thought--that the most diverse and contradictory accounts could never exhaust their source."--Jacques Derrida

My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Truth by Patrice Vecchione

"A middle- to high school-grades primer on finding one's poetic voice.Seasoned poet and anthologist Vecchione here crafts a guide for would-be poets. Pitched toward teens inclined to pursue writing, Vecchione's book makes the argument for poetry from a romantic, personal perspective, describing how she came to be a writer as a way of coping with emotional turmoil at home and feelings of isolation at school. ... At once impassioned and practical poetic advice." --Kirkus Reviews

Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger

"There aren't many novels that bring to mind both Middlemarch and Bridget Jones's Diary--but Lost and Wanted is one of them. . . . Freudenberger's willingness to accept human contradictions--and to lay them out with a combination of calm rigour and rueful comedy--triumphantly makes Lost and Wanted the real thing . . . An endlessly rich novel." --The Times (UK)

Notes From A Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi

"A young black chef's raw and gritty tale of survival, ingenuity, and hustling. Kwame takes us on this journey where he eventually finds himself captivated by the culinary world of fine dining." --Carla Hall, author of Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration

 

Middle Grade/Young Adult

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Placing biracial boyhood and the struggles of colorism at its center, the novel challenges readers to pursue their own self-definition."-- Kirkus

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake

"In The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, Ashley Herring Blake honors the big, messy emotions inherent in being a preteen girl. Sunny is portrayed with such deep empathy and respect that she's destined to be a treasured friend for readers. This book is a joy."-- Anne Ursu, author of The Lost Girl

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

"I never expected I'd fall so hard and so fast for a girl in a hot dog suit. Both classic and new, hysterical and heartfelt, and packed with all the awesomeness and awkwardness of first love, first job, and the painful thrill of growing up. So if you need me this summer, I'll be at Magic Castle Playland with the hot dog girl." --Mackenzi Lee, bestselling author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

"A song sung for immigrants. A corrido in their honor." --Isabel Quintero, author of Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

 

Picture Books

How to Put an Octopus to Bed by Sherri Duskey Rinker

"Schwarz's bright, cartoon art depicts the octopus family as rounded, downright cuddly beings in bright hues that capture the lively spirit of the text. Silly, wiggly, giggly fun."-- Kirkus Reviews

Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Kindness by Kimberly & James Dean

Cool cat Pete adds his own spin on well-known classic quotes from luminaries ranging from Booker T. Washington to Henry James. Everyone's favorite blue cat reminds us that "it's cool to be kind."

The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Bao Luu

With simple, powerful text, the Dalai Lama shares the universalist teachings of treating one another with compassion, which Bao Luu illustrates beautifully in vibrant color. In an increasingly confusing world, The Seed of Compassion offers guidance and encouragement on how we all might bring more kindness to it.

 

 

 

Pride of Eden: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250203816
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 17th, 2020

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541617865
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Published: Basic Books - March 31st, 2020

Godshot Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226486
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Published: Catapult - March 31st, 2020

Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781469654874
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 23rd, 2020

Artforum Cover Image
By César Aira, Katherine Silver (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811229265
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Published: New Directions - March 31st, 2020

Wow, No Thank You.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982105310
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Published: Scribner - March 31st, 2020

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972328
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

On Ideology Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781788738552
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Published: Verso - March 31st, 2020

My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Truth Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609809850
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 31st, 2020

Lost and Wanted: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804170963
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525433910
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316515542
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

Hot Dog Girl Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525516279
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Published: Penguin Books - March 24th, 2020

Efrén Divided Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062881687
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 31st, 2020

How to Put an Octopus to Bed: (Going to Bed Book, Read-Aloud Bedtime Book for Kids) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452140100
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 31st, 2020

Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Kindness Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062974020
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Published: HarperCollins - March 31st, 2020

The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555148
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Published: Kokila - March 24th, 2020