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Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World By Irene Vallejo, Charlotte Whittle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Irene Vallejo, Charlotte Whittle (Translated by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593318898
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Published: Knopf - October 18th, 2022

A rich exploration of the importance of books and libraries in the ancient world that highlights how humanity’s obsession with the printed word has echoed throughout the ages • “Accessible and entertaining.” —The Wall Street Journal


Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings By Neil Price Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541601116
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Published: Basic Books - September 13th, 2022

A “thrilling” (Wall Street Journal) history of the Vikings by a pre-eminent scholar

The Viking Age saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian steppe.


American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America's First Paramedics By Kevin Hazzard Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780306926075
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Published: Hachette Books - September 20th, 2022

The extraordinary story of an unjustly forgotten group of Black men in Pittsburgh who became the first paramedics in America, saving lives and changing the course of emergency medicine around the world
 
Until the 1970s, if you suffered a medical crisis, your chances of survival were minimal. A 9-1-1 call might bring police or even the local funeral home.


Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America By Nicole Eustace Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781324092162
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Published: Liveright - July 26th, 2022

WINNER • 2022 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY
Finalist • National Book Award for Nonfiction
Best Books of the Year • TIME, Smithsonian, Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews


Nineteen Reservoirs: On Their Creation and the Promise of Water for New York City By Lucy Sante, Tim Davis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lucy Sante, Tim Davis (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781615198658
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Published: The Experiment - August 9th, 2022

Without the nineteen upstate reservoirs that supply its water, New York City as we know it would not exist today.

“[Sante] is an endlessly curious writer with a sharp wit and an elegant prose style . . .


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Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol By Mallory O'Meara Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335282408
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 19th, 2021

*A Finalist for the Spirited Award for Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits*

"At last, the feminist history of booze we've been waiting for "
--Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

The James Beard Award-winning history of women drinking through the ages


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We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies By Tsering Yangzom Lama Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635576412
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 17th, 2022

International Bestseller
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
For readers of Homegoing and The Leavers, a compelling and profound debut novel about a Tibetan family's journey through exile.


Sacrificio By Ernesto Mestre-Reed Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781641293648
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Published: Soho Press - September 6th, 2022

Set in Cuba in 1998, Sacrificio is a triumphant and mesmeric work of violence, loss, and identity, following a group of young HIV-positive counterrevolutionaries who seek to overthrow the Castro government.


Matrix: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634505
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2022

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2022 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021


All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler By Rebecca Donner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316561709
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 23rd, 2022

The INSTANT New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography
Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award 
Winner of the Chautauqua Prize
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award
Finalist for the Plutarch Award


A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
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