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Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

by David Sedaris

Hardcover, 275 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published April 23 2013 | purchase

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A collection of essays by the humorist traces his offbeat travel experiences, which involve surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburras to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.

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Cooked

A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

Hardcover, 468 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published April 23 2013 | purchase

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Cooked
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A Natural History of Transformation
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Michael Pollan

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Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. There, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements — fire, water, air and earth — to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink.

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Lean In

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Hardcover, 228 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published March 11 2013 | purchase

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Lean In
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Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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Sheryl Sandberg

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Facebook's chief operating officer shares provocative, anecdotal advice for women, urging them to take risks and seek new challenges to find work that they can love and engage in passionately.

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I Could Pee On This

And Other Poems By Cats

by Francesco Marciuliano

Hardcover, 111 pages, Chronicle Books, $12.95, published August 15 2012 | purchase

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I Could Pee On This
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And Other Poems By Cats
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Francesco Marciuliano

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Francesco Marciuliano, author of the comic strip Sally Forth, gives voice to the thoughts and feelings of cats in this collection of poems attributed to felines.

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Mom & Me & Mom

by Maya Angelou

Hardcover, 201 pages, Random House Inc, $22, published April 2 2013 | purchase

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Mom & Me & Mom
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Maya Angelou

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The celebrated author shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, including the events that prompted her mother to send young Angelou to Arkansas to live with her grandmother, and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.

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Vader's Little Princess

by Jeffrey Brown

Hardcover, 1 volume (unpaged), Chronicle Books Llc, $14.95, published April 23 2013 | purchase

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Vader's Little Princess
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Jeffrey Brown

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In this comic re-imagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other — except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.

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It's All Good

Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great

by Gwyneth Paltrow

Hardcover, 303 pages, Grand Central Pub, $32, published April 2 2013 | purchase

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It's All Good
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Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great
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Gwyneth Paltrow

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The actress offers advice based on her own practices for energy restoration and weight loss, sharing 185 recipes that avoid animal products, refined ingredients and other potential toxins.

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Bunker Hill

A City, a Siege, a Revolution

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Hardcover, 398 pages, Penguin Group USA, $32.95, published April 30 2013 | purchase

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Bunker Hill
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A City, a Siege, a Revolution
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Nathaniel Philbrick

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The author of Mayflower presents a history of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, tracing the experiences of rebel leader Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington and British Gen. William Howe.

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Gulp

Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

by Mary Roach

Hardcover, 336 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $26.95, published April 1 2013 | purchase

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Gulp
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Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
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Mary Roach

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The author of Stiff, about corpses, and Spook, about the afterlife, now explores the living human body. Gulp follows the digestive system from the mouth to the ... south, discussing food flavors, rectum uses, flatulence and the functions of saliva, among many other alimentary topics.

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Help, Thanks, Wow

The Three Essential Survival Prayers

by Anne Lamott

Hardcover, 102 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17.95, published November 13 2012 | purchase

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Help, Thanks, Wow
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The Three Essential Survival Prayers
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Anne Lamott

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Help, Thanks, Wow describes the three simple prayers — asking for assistance from a higher power, expressing gratitude and feeling awe — that help to deal with the hardships of daily life.

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My Beloved World

A Memoir

by Sonia Sotomayor

Hardcover, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published January 15 2013 | purchase

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My Beloved World
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A Memoir
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Sonia Sotomayor

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The first Hispanic-American on the U.S. Supreme Court shares the story of her life before becoming a judge, describing such experiences as her youth in a Bronx housing project, her relationship with a passionately spiritual grandparent, the ambition that fueled her Ivy League education and the individuals who helped shape her career.

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The Drunken Botanist

The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks

by Amy Stewart

Hardcover, 381 pages, Workman Pub Co, $19.95, published March 19 2013 | purchase

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The Drunken Botanist
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The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
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From beer to bourbon, and martinis to Manhattans, all the world's alcoholic drinks come from plants. Garden writer Amy Stewart explores the plants behind our favorite cocktails: the fruits and grains that become alcohol; the herbs that add flavor; and the garnishes and mixers that add the finishing touches.

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Waiting To Be Heard

A Memoir

by Amanda Knox

Hardcover, 463 pages, HarperCollins, $28.99, published April 30 2013 | purchase

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Waiting To Be Heard
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Amanda Knox

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The young exchange student whose conviction and acquittal on murder charges in Italy made headlines worldwide tells the full story of her ordeal.

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VB6

Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health ... for Good

by Mark Bittman and Dean Ornish

Hardcover, 276 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published April 30 2013 | purchase

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VB6
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Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health ... for Good
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Mark Bittman and Dean Ornish

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The New York Times columnist builds on the theories of his earlier book Food Matters to outline a menu plan that eliminates meat and animal products throughout the day to promote weight loss and overall good health.

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Darth Vader And Son

by Jeffrey Brown

Hardcover, 64 pages, Chronicle Books, $14.95, published April 18 2012 | purchase

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Darth Vader And Son
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Jeffrey Brown comically reimagines the plot of Star Wars with Darth Vader as a charming father.