“Captivating both for its shimmering surfaces and its terrifying depths. Tomasz Jedrowski is a remarkable writer.” — Justin Torres, bestselling author of We the Animals
Engaging and urgent, 'Talking to Strangers' suggests that perhaps we don't know what we think we know about the people we don't know. This causes us to default-to-fear, and the implications are as far reaching as you can imagine. This is a necessary and timely conversation, and my favorite book of the year!
"Beautiful, brilliant, bold... Tantamount to a slice from the Americana songbook." --Christopher John Stephens, PopMatters
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Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.
Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was one of the twentieth century's most prescient and profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity's relationship to the earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times.
Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach.
Forming a twenty-first-century statement on Darwinian evolution, one shorn of “religious and political dogma,” Edward O. Wilson offers a bold work of scientific thought and synthesis.
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An epic story of the emergence of the universe and of the community of life, with a new vision for how we might bring forth a vibrant Earth Community
Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth.$19.95ISBN: 9780674237704Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Belknap Press - March 11th, 2019
A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year
"This absolutely splendid book is a triumph on every level. A first-rate history of the United States, it is beautifully written, deeply researched, and filled with entertaining stories. For anyone who wants to see our democracy flourish, this is the book to read."
--Doris Kearns Goodwin$18.95ISBN: 9780691183251Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Princeton University Press - September 18th, 2018
Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return.$15.00ISBN: 9780679720218Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Vintage - May 7th, 1991
A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.$22.99ISBN: 9780062316110Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018
Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.
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The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, now available as a beautifully packaged paperback$29.99ISBN: 9781250092700Availability: BackorderedPublished: Flatiron Books - November 1st, 2016
The Well of Being, from Jean-Pierre Weill, is an illustrated inquiry into the art of happiness and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments. Images and a graceful philosophic text invite us to awaken from our constructed stories that we may return to this world and live in the present.$16.95ISBN: 9781608685400Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.Published: New World Library - August 25th, 2018
Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doing something.$15.00ISBN: 9780316068222Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Little, Brown and Company - April 14th, 2009
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion?