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The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780465048953
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Published: Basic Books - April 19th, 2016

With a focus on the manufacturers rather than the consumers, Haag’s book helps unravel the mythic existence of the American gun. And don’t worry, the book is also completely free from Second-Amendment-bashing tirades. Instead, Haag offers a clear-eyed historical account of how guns became so pervasive in our culture and what we should do moving forward. This book makes clear that Americans were not inherently gun-happy, that they had to be sold on them like any other product. This book is essential for anyone interested in what’s actually being said in the current debate over guns. - Donovan 


The Great American Whatever Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481404099
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2016

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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393246186
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 25th, 2016

If you’ve ever been interested in what your dog or your cat really thinks about your tuxedo t-shirt (or whether they think at all), then Frans de Waal’s new book is a must-read for you. De Waal is the renowned primatologist and writer of The Bonobo and the Atheist, as well as other essays on morality and intelligence in the animal kingdom. And in this book de Waal argues that certain animal intelligence–though different—is not inferior or superior to others (including us human folk). De Waal makes it clear that we should examine animals in relation to their own specific traits and capabilities in order to understand their true intelligence, rather than comparing them to the things that we humans excel it. By trying to get us to embody a point of view outside of our own species', this book will forever change the way we look at animal intelligence and consciousness. -Donovan 


The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544570320
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - January 5th, 2016

Griffin and Sabine, 25th Anniversary Limited Edition: An Extraordinary Correspondence Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781452155951
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 5th, 2016

My Sunshine Away Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425278109
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2016

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The Atomic Weight of Love Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616204846
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 3rd, 2016

"I love that it combined historical fiction with a strong female character's search for self." It appealed to both the nerd and the dreamer in me." ~ Nancy Shivers


Raymie Nightingale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763681173
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 12th, 2016

Raymie Clarke's world has been turned upside-down and she's come to the conclusion that EVERYTHING depends upon her to fix it all up again. Her father has disappeared with a dental hygienist, and Raymie concocts a plan to get him to come home: She'll win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, get her photo in the paper, he'll see it wherever he's run off to, and just HAVE to come back. Raymie Nightingale is an amazing, sweet, and funny story of family and friendship. I think this is one that kids AND their parents will love reading together. - Amanda


Vexation Lullaby Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781936787388
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Published: Catapult - April 12th, 2016

Dodgers Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101903735
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 5th, 2016

Alligator Candy: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781451682533
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 15th, 2016

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