New Books! Week of April 8

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

Hardcover

Providence by Max Barry

"An astonishing novel! Providence is Philip K. Dick and William Gibson fueled by pure adrenaline (with a bit of Spielberg and Ridley Scott thrown in). The brilliant, unstoppable imagination of Max Barry glows on every page..." Jeffrey Deaver, author of The Never Game

Always Italy by Frances Mayes

This lush guide, featuring more than 350 glorious photographs from National Geographic, showcases the best Italy has to offer from the perspective of two women who have spent their lives reveling in its unique joys.

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

"This fully animated portrait of Nancy Wake will fascinate readers of WW2 history and thrill fans of fierce, brash, independent women. A stark exploration of the remarkable difference one person, willing to rise in the face of fear, can make." - Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours

Snowden's Box: Trust in the Age of Surveillance by Jessica Bruder and Dale Maharidge

"This book reminds us that in order to fight any repressive system, we need to build systems of trust, support, and solidarity. An entertaining crash course on the national security state, the necessity of encryption, coping with uncertainty, and why it's important to take a stand---even when you remain partially in the dark." - Astra Taylor, author of Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone

Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes and Stories by Fanny Singer

"A charming and unique almost-love story, almost-memoir, with predictably fabulous recipes." - Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything

Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein-Knight

"In her brilliant second novel, Rebecca Dinerstein Knight explores both the poisons and the antidotes of love, ambition, mentorship, and yearning, and she does it all in prose so lively that I often found myself laughing with pleasure. Hex is some dark and joyous witchery." - Lauren Groff, author of Florida

Paperback

Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon

"The atmosphere of the city, along with Leon's sharp insights and powerful narrative, validate her often-recognized status as a master of literary crime fiction." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz

"Every chapter yields a surprise. Her attention to the recurring nature of racism in this country, and her gift for weaving these insights into a gripping narrative, establish Benz as an adept critic and storyteller." - New York Times Book Review

The Man They Wanted Me To Be Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making by Jared Sexton Yates

"By carefully and soberly examining his own story, Sexton deconstructs American life and gives many examples of how pervasive toxic masculinity is in our culture." Henry Rollins, Los Angeles Times

Nobody's Looking At You: Essays by Janet Malcolm

"Spiky and prescient, predictable only in its near-constant ability to surprise: no matter how transparently Malcolm renders her nimble thought processes, each piece winds up somewhere unexpected." Hephzibah Anderson, The Guardian

Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir by Cherrie Moraga

"I love Native Country of the Heart's forthright blending of a bio of Cherrie Moraga's intriguing powerhouse mom, Elvira, with the story of Moraga's own queer evolution...This book is a coup." - Eileen Myles, author of Afterglow (a dog memoir)

Young Adult/ Middle Grade

The List of Things that Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead

“An absolute original . . . a story that kids will love.” –R. J. Palacio, bestselling author of Wonder

The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissmann
“You’ll yearn with this wonderful heroine as she searches for long-ago Anna and her own hidden past. The characters are unforgettable, and the ending is entirely satisfying. A book readers will love; I know I did.” —Patricia Reilly Giff, Newbery Honor-winning author of Lily’s Crossing

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

“Nielsen uses great writing, terrific characters, humor, and heartbreak to keep readers turning pages. This book deserves readership well beyond her intended middle-grade audience.” —San Francisco Book Review

Sing and Shout: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson by Susan Goldman Rubin

 This offering foregrounds Robeson as a powerful, studied voice of Negro spirituals, a black folk music tradition rich in religious symbolism that arose in response (and resistance to) enslavement in the U.S. Rubin lays out Robeson’s lifelong evolution on a number of personal and political issues in dialogue with his wife, Eslanda, and other noteworthy figures. Readers can expect to sit with these lessons from the committed life of one of the 20th century’s most resonant voices. A rigorous, relatable text about one of America’s all-time entertainers and social activists.” —Kirkus Reviews

Picture Books

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

"Cornwall captures the exquisite tingle of Jabari’s fear and excitement, which gives the book its drama. The visual details — the way the little sister’s tiny hand grips her father’s back while her father holds her brother’s hand — give the book its heart." —The New York Times Book Review

Knot Cannot by Tiffany Stone

“Goofy, diagrammatic cartooning plays along, with lots of comically emphatic hand-drawn annotations and commentary (“TOO WIDE HA HA!” reads a key note that leads up to the rescue). In the talented, sublimely silly hands of Stone (Tallulah Plays the Tuba) and Lowery (the Kid Spy series), the question ‘What do I have to offer the world?’ seems far less knotty.” —Publishers Weekly

Crocodiles Need Kisses Too by Rebecca Colby

“Dullaghan’s acrylic art is adorable, with jungle, snowy, or underwater backgrounds in calming greens and blues while said animals cuddle up together (even the tarantulas are cute with their tiny smiles). The kind, unpretentious moral speaks for itself: “Despite our looks and what we do, we all need love . . . and I love you!”” –BCCB

Providence Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085172
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 31st, 2020

Frances Mayes Always Italy Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781426220913
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Published: National Geographic - March 31st, 2020

Code Name Hélène: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385544689
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Published: Doubleday - March 31st, 2020

Snowden's Box: Trust in the Age of Surveillance Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788733434
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Published: Verso - March 31st, 2020

Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories: Foreword by Alice Waters Cover Image
By Fanny Singer, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524732516
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Published: Knopf - March 31st, 2020

Hex: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984877376
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Published: Viking - March 31st, 2020

Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802145857
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Published: Grove Press - April 21st, 2020

The Gone Dead: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062490735
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Published: Ecco - March 24th, 2020

Nobody's Looking at You: Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250251084
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Published: Picador - March 31st, 2020

Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250251176
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Published: Picador - April 7th, 2020

The List of Things That Will Not Change Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938096
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020

The Length of a String Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735229488
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Published: Puffin Books - April 7th, 2020

No Fixed Address Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524768379
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Published: Yearling - April 7th, 2020

Sing and Shout: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781629798578
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Published: Calkins Creek - April 7th, 2020

Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536202908
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

Knot Cannot Cover Image
By Tiffany Stone, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735230804
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Published: Dial Books - April 7th, 2020

Crocodiles Need Kisses Too Cover Image
By Rebecca Colby, Penelope Dullaghan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451480071
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020