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Winter Gazette - 2016

In spring, summer, and autumn, we publish Booknotes, our seasonal book reviews of notable new releases. But as the light and temperatures drop, we publish our Winter Gazette, which includes recent releases that make great gifts. Take a look on our shelves to find something unexpected!

You Can't Touch My Hair

And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
By Phoebe Robinson & Jessica Williams
Narrated by Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams & John Hodgman /  7 hours 41 minutes

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • "A must-read…Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, it penetrates your brain and stays with you." –Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad City

A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope...
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Truevine

Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South
By Beth Macy
Narrated by Suzanne Toren /  10 hours 53 minutes

Truevine

“Award-winning journalist Macy is an unrelenting researcher who combed through a wide variety of primary sources to tell a fascinating and heartbreaking story. In the early 20th century, Albino African American brothers are kidnapped by unscrupulous and racist circus managers who not only steal their earnings from their work as freak show performers, but also tell their mother that they are dead. This occurs during the height of the Jim Crow South, when black lives didn't matter and lynching was at its peak. The mother's persistent and heroic fight through legal channels to recoup her sons' wages and achieve a better standard of living is at the heart of this true story, an inside look at the historical depths of American racism.”

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Walk Through Walls

A Memoir
By Marina Abramovic
Narrated by Marina Abramovic /  14 hours 55 minutes

Walk Through Walls

“Considered one of the best performance artists of our time, Marina Abramovic narrates the story of her own fascinating life -- the inspiration behind many pieces, the outcome and response to them, the people she grew to know and love during her time around the world. She shares her difficult home life, the intimacy of her love affair with Ulay, and more fascinating details from throughout her life to this point.”

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My Own Words

By Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, Wendy W. Williams & Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Narrated by Linda Lavin /  13 hours 16 minutes

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture.

My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on... Read More »

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Wonder Women

25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
By Sam Maggs
Narrated by Jodelle Ferland /  6 hours 33 minutes

Wonder Women

“In this delightful book, Maggs introduces readers to amazing women who changed history through their creativity, inventions, and remarkable paths of service in areas overwhelmed by men. From Huang Daopo, Chinese textile pioneer, to Brita Tott, Danish spy and forger, and from Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, American doctors and hospital administrators, to Bessie Coleman, African-American aviatrix, the intelligence and stamina of these women is amazing. In many cases they had to apply for patents under the names of men or retreat into the background so that men could take credit for their work. In each article, Maggs highlights the dichotomy of what these women did and how they were acknowledged for their work.”

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$18.00

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Moonglow

A Novel
By Michael Chabon
Narrated by George Newbern /  14 hours 41 minutes

Following on the heels of his New York Times–bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us.

In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of... Read More »

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A Gambler's Anatomy

A Novel
By Jonathan Lethem
Narrated by Mark Deakins /  10 hours 32 minutes

A Gambler's Anatomy

“The Gambler vs. the House. Alexander Bruno's journey as a psychically abled, top-notch backgammon player illuminates themes of reward and loss, purpose and fulfillment in this engaging, thought-provoking yarn. Lethem's prose is on point, and his allusions and references resonate strongly. His description of this world - fast, oddly comical, sardonic, and, at most times, without sense or reason - is poignant and heavy-hitting, full of breath without being overly winded. Another winner from Lethem, who has established himself firmly amongst the top dogs of intelligent contemporary literary fiction.”

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The Mothers

A Novel
By Brit Bennett
Narrated by Adenrele Ojo /  9 hours 54 minutes

The Mothers

“The 'mothers' of this book's title refers to the gaggle of elderly churchgoing women who comment on the congregation around them, especially the trio of Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey. But The Mothers is about more than that -- it refers to the concept of motherhood, whether biological, lost, aborted, adoptive, or conflicted. The three young people at the heart of this story are all flawed, but their portrayals are realistic and they are easy for readers to support. This is a book about salvation -- not the spiritual salvation that the gossiping, but well-intentioned mothers seek, but the kind that comes with self-acceptance and growth. The Mothers is an honest, modern, and triumphant book.”

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The Secret History of Twin Peaks

A Novel
Twin Peaks
By Mark Frost
Narrated by Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Annie Wersching, Amy Shiels, James Morrison, Michael Horse, David Patrick Kelly, Mark Frost, Len Cariou, Chris Mulkey, Robert Knepper & Mat Hostetler /  9 hours 32 minutes

From the co-creator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years.

A vastly layered, wide-ranging history that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that will thrill disciples of the original series, and will prep fans for the upcoming Showtime series like nothing else out... Read More »

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Swing Time

By Zadie Smith
Narrated by Pippa Bennett-Warner /  13 hours 45 minutes

If you enjoyed My Year of Rest and Relaxation, then you’ll love Swing Time.

“If you liked “Swing Time”, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation” is your next good read! Both have intensely interesting (albeit frustrating) female protagonists that will make you see even the most mundane things in an entirely new light.”

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What Light

By Jay Asher
Narrated by Mandy Siegfried /  6 hours 45 minutes

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a holiday romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing in love again. . . .

"A beautiful story of love and forgiveness."
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