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The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life

by Rod Dreher

Hardcover, 271 pages, Grand Central Pub, $25.99, published April 9 2013 | purchase
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Farther Away

Farther Away

Essays

by Jonathan Franzen

Paperback, 321 pages, Picador, $16, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • Essays
  • Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen presents a collection of recent essays and speeches about everything from his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus to the suicide of his friend and rival David Foster Wallace to the ways technology has changed how people express their love.

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Dearie

Dearie

The Remarkable Life Of Julia Child

by Bob Spitz

Paperback, 557 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • The Remarkable Life Of Julia Child
  • Bob Spitz

Julia Child was a genuine rebel: She took the pretensions that embellished French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, paving the way for a new era of American food — not to mention blazing a new trail in television. Bob Spitz reveals the history behind the woman who taught America how to cook.NPR Bestseller

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Attempting Normal

Attempting Normal

by Marc Maron

Hardcover, 210 pages, Spiegel & Grau, $15, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout

Hardcover, 715 pages, Random House Inc, $37.50, published April 16 2013 | purchase
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  • Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout

A first publication of the acclaimed writer's personal correspondences includes whimsical accounts of her 1880s adolescence, letters written during her early journalism years, exchanges penned in observation of World War II and her own struggles with aging.

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I Could Pee on This

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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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.NPR Bestseller

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Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals

How Artists Work

by Mason Currey

Hardcover, 278 pages, Knopf, $24.95, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • How Artists Work
  • Mason Currey

From Beethoven to Woody Allen, from Leo Tolstoy to Charles Dickens and John Updike, here are artists on how they create (and avoid creating) their works. Writers, composers, painters, choreographers, playwrights, philosophers, caricaturists, comedians, poets, sculptors and scientists consider how they work in letters, diaries and interviews compiled and edited by Mason Currey.

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Time Reborn

Time Reborn

From the Limits of Physics to the Future of the Universe

by Lee Smolin

Hardcover, 319 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • From the Limits of Physics to the Future of the Universe
  • Lee Smolin

A theoretical physicist describes his new approach for thinking about the reality of time and explains his theory about the laws of physics not being timeless but rather capable of evolving.

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The Anatomy of Violence

The Anatomy of Violence

The Biological Roots of Crime

by Adrian Raine

Paperback, 478 pages, Random House Inc, $17.95, published February 11 2014 | purchase
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  • The Biological Roots of Crime
  • Adrian Raine

Criminologist Adrian Raine argues that while there is a social and environmental element to violent behavior, biology also plays a role.

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New York City of Trees

New York City of Trees

by Benjamin Swett

Hardcover, 152 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $29.95, published April 26 2013 | purchase
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  • Benjamin Swett

With photographs and narratives, Benjamin Swett tells the stories of 60 trees, in all five of New York City boroughs.

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Country Girl

Country Girl

A Memoir

by Edna O'Brien

Hardcover, 357 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27.99, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • Edna O'Brien

The Irish novelist, poet and playwright presents a lyrical narrative of her life that describes her convent school education in Ireland, the scandal that ensued upon the publication of her first novel and the wild 1960s parties that introduced her to people from all walks of life. NPR Bestseller

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Things Come Apart

Things Come Apart

A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

by Todd Mclellan

Hardcover, 128 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $29.95, published May 31 2013 | purchase
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  • A Teardown Manual for Modern Living
  • Todd Mclellan

Fifty everyday objects, from an SLR camera to an espresso machine, appear as though they've been exploded and frozen in midair, offering an intricate, piece-piece overview of the inner workings and elegance of each object's design. 20,000 first printing.

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Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words

The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning

by Benjamin K. Bergen

Hardcover, 296 pages, Perseus Books Group, $27.99, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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  • The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning
  • Benjamin K. Bergen

Describes how meaning is conveyed and processed in the mind, answering questions about how people can understand information about things they have never seen in person and why they move their hands and arms when they speak.

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Poems to Learn by Heart

Poems to Learn by Heart

by Caroline Kennedy and Jon J. Muth

Hardcover, 191 pages, Disney Pr, $19.99, published March 26 2013 | purchase
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  • Caroline Kennedy and Jon J. Muth

Features one hundred readily memorizable poems that convey a wide range of feelings, meanings, and wisdom, in a volume complemented by watercolor illustrations.

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Dad Is Fat

Dad Is Fat

by Jim Gaffigan

Hardcover, 274 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Jim Gaffigan

The comedian shares his misadventures as an unlikely father of five, including his formative years in a large Irish-Catholic family, his middle-of-the-night diaper-changing foibles and his struggles to lull tyrannical tots to sleep.NPR Bestseller

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Pati's Mexican Table

Pati's Mexican Table

The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

by Pati Jinich and Penny De Los Santos

Hardcover, 288 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking
  • Pati Jinich and Penny De Los Santos

Presents a collection of recipes which use simple methods and everyday ingredients to make Mexican dishes suitable for family meals and holiday celebrations.

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