Category: Special

Climate of Hope

April 18, 2017 | 272 pages
The 2016 election left many people who are concerned about the environment fearful that progress on climate change would come screeching to a halt. But not Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope. They approach climate change from different perspectives, yet they arrive at similar conclusions: without... More Info

Pseudoscience and Science Fiction

Springer | October 5, 2016 | 177 pages
Aliens, flying saucers, ESP, the Bermuda Triangle, antigravity ... are we talking about science fiction or pseudoscience? Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference. Both pseudoscience and science fiction (SF) are creative endeavours that have little in common with academic science, beyond... More Info

The Death of Expertise

Oxford University Press | November 24, 2017 | 272 pages
The rise of the internet and other technology has made information more easily-accessible than ever before. While this has had the positive effect of equalizing access to knowledge, it also has lowered the bar on what depth of knowledge is required to consider oneself an "expert." A cult... More Info

A Monster Calls

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 2, 2016 | 240 pages
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been... More Info

Hallelujah Anyway

Penguin | November 24, 2017 | 192 pages
From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it. "Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway.... More Info
$9.99

A Corner of the Universe

Scholastic Paperbacks | November 24, 2017 | 189 pages
The summer that Hattie Owen turns twelve, she meets the childlike Uncle Adam she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town. A Newbery Honor Book. Reprint.  More Info

Hattie Big Sky

Yearling Books | November 24, 2017 | 289 pages
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Book for Children. Reissue.  More Info

The Wisdom of Frugality

September 27, 2016 | 328 pages
From Socrates to Thoreau, most philosophers, moralists, and religious leaders have seen frugality as a virtue and have associated simple living with wisdom, integrity, and happiness. But why? And are they right? Is a taste for luxury fundamentally misguided? If one has the means to be a... More Info

Insecurity of Freedom

Macmillan | January 1, 1963 | 324 pages
The Insecurity of Freedom is a collection of essays on Human Existence by one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of our time, Abraham Joshua Heschel.  More Info

Judy

Quercus | January 5, 2016 | 384 pages
British bestselling author Damien Lewis is an award-winning journalist who has spent twenty years reporting from war, disaster, and conflict zones. Now Lewis brings his first-rate narrative skills to bear on the inspiriting tale of Judy--an English pointer who perhaps was the only canine prisoner... More Info

Unleashing Demons

October 4, 2016 | 432 pages
As David Cameron's Director of Politics and Communications, Craig Oliver was in the room at every key moment during the EU referendum campaign - interacting with all the players including David Cameron, George Osborne, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Theresa... More Info

The Last Neanderthal

April 25, 2017 | 280 pages
From the bestselling author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both 40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl,... More Info
$27.00

High Notes

Bloomsbury USA | January 17, 2017 | 288 pages
When Gay Talese left the New York Times in 1965 to write for Esquire, he brought with him a journalistic style entirely his own, which combined his literary sensibility and craftsmanship with a talent for cultural observation and an interest in American everyday life--in taboo topics and overlooked... More Info

Ugly

Puffin Books | September 6, 2016 | 208 pages
Robert Hoge has done pretty much every kind of writing there is. He has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science writer, and a political advisor. He's also written numerous short stories, articles, and interviews that have been published in Australia and overseas. When he's not writing,... More Info

Duck, Death and the Tulip

November 24, 2017 | 38 pages
In a strangely heartwarming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. "Who are you? Why are you creeping along behind me?" "Good. You've finally noticed me," said Death. "I am Death." Duck was startled. You couldn't blame her for that. Death, Duck and the Tulip is the much... More Info

Murmel, Murmel, Murmel

Annick Press | September 11, 2014 | 26 pages
Based on the original edition published: Toronto: Annick Press, 1982.  More Info
$20.00

Helpless Angels

April 15, 2017 | 72 pages
Helpless Angels weaves several themes together: music’s impact on a life, expressed through memory; poems that are like songs; music found in or described through nature; poems that directly consider music’s power; and, as a counterpoint to how music carries us through life, how art — and... More Info

The Evangelicals

Simon and Schuster | April 4, 2017 | 752 pages
“[A] capacious history of Evangelical American Protestantism….A complex and fascinating epic.” —Booklist (starred review) “FitzGerald’s brilliant book could not have been more timely, more well-researched, more well-written, or more necessary.” —The American Scholar This... More Info

Metaphysics and the Origin of Species

Marcombo | July 10, 1997 | 377 pages
This sweeping discussion of the philosophy of evolutionary biology is based on the revolutionary idea that species are not kinds of organisms but wholes composed of organisms.  More Info

Warriors: A Vision of Shadows #3: Shattered Sky

HarperCollins | April 11, 2017 | 352 pages
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Free Women, Free Men

Pantheon | March 14, 2017 | 320 pages
From the fiery intellectual provocateur: a brilliant essay collection that both celebrates and challenges modern feminism--from motherhood to Madonna, football to Friedan, stilettos to Steinem. When Camille Paglia first burst onto the scene with her best-selling Sexual Personae, she established... More Info

Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Random House | February 21, 2017 | 224 pages
"Yiyun Li's searing personal story of hospitalizations for depression and thoughts of suicide is interlaced with reflections on the solace and affirmations of life and personhood that Li found in reading the journals, diaries, and fiction of other writers: William Trevor, Katherine Mansfield, and... More Info

The Econocracy

Oxford University Press | January 10, 2016 | 224 pages
One hundred years ago the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are conducted in the language of economics and economic logic shapes how political issues are thought... More Info

Rescuing Jesus

Beacon Press | October 25, 2016 | 296 pages
An inside look at the young, diverse, progressive Christians who are transforming the evangelical movement Deborah Jian Lee left the evangelical world because she was frustrated by its conservative politics. But over the years she stayed close to those in the movement, and she has come to realize... More Info

V Is for Vulnerable

Portfolio (Hardcover) | November 24, 2017 | 48 pages
The author uses the style of a children's picture book to impart to adults how to treat their work as a form of art.  More Info

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Penguin | March 1, 2016 | 336 pages
"This is the perfect time for a modern-day Scarlet Letter--a radically empathetic book about public shaming, and about shaming as a form of social control. It has become such a big part of our lives it has begun to feel weird and empty when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are... More Info

The Philosophy of the Commentators, 200-600 AD: Logic and metaphysics

Cornell University Press | January 1, 2005 | 394 pages
The third volume of this invaluable sourcebook covers three main subject areas: the metaphysics of Aristotle's logical works; logic; and the higher metaphysics of Neoplatonism.  More Info

The Republic

Penguin UK | May 31, 2007 | 416 pages
One of the greatest works of philosophy and political theory ever produced, Plato's The Republic has shaped western thought for thousands of years, remaining as relevant today as when it was first written in the Ancient Greece. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Desmond lee with a new... More Info

I Am Flying Into Myself

Macmillan | February 14, 2017 | 256 pages
A selection of Bill Knott's life work--testimony of his enduring "thorny genius" (Robert Pinsky).  More Info

Love Matters Most

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | December 6, 2016 | 32 pages
Perfect for Valentine's Day and a heartwarming read for the cold winter months, this cozy animal story explores the universal theme of a mother's love for her child. When a polar bear leaves the safety and warmth of her cave to travel all over a frozen wonderland, she must be looking for something... More Info

Wabi Sabi

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 1, 2008 | 40 pages
Wabi Sabi, a little cat in Kyoto, Japan, had never thought much about her name until friends visiting from another land asked her owner what it meant. At last, the master Says, "That's hard to explain." And That is all she says. This unsatisfying answer sets Wabi Sabi on a journey to uncover the... More Info

Casting Lots

Da Capo Press | March 29, 2016 | 256 pages
From activist, speaker, mother of five, and rabbi Susan Silverman (sister of comedian Sarah): a funny, moving, sparkling memoir about home, identity, family, and faith.  More Info
$29.95

Upstream Medicine

Purich Publishing | April 2, 2017 | 228 pages
When patients visit a clinic or hospital, they bring stories of the everyday life conditions that made them sick in the first place - stories about where they work, live, and play; stories about income, food security, and housing. Doctors today are listening. Personal stories and patient encounters... More Info

Father Ralph Pfau and the Golden Books

January 4, 2017 | 248 pages
Father Ralph Pfau was one of AA's four most-published and most-formative authors (along with Bill Wilson, Richmond Walker, and Ed Webster) during the new movement's earliest thirty years, during which it grew from only 100 members to almost 300,000. In the first ten years Pfau spent working to... More Info

The Myth of Sisyphus, and Other Essays

Vintage | November 24, 2017 | 212 pages
Essays deal with nihilism and the problem of suicide  More Info
$21.00

The Beautiful Struggle

Random House Digital, Inc. | January 1, 2009 | 227 pages
A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.  More Info

Against Empathy

Ecco | December 6, 2016 | 304 pages
We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth,... More Info

The Secrets of Happy Families

William Morrow Paperbacks | December 31, 2013 | 320 pages
The book that revolutionized our view of what makes families happy . . . Determined to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler gathered team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques... More Info

The Pearl

Penguin | November 24, 1992 | 90 pages
A poor fisherman dreams of wealth and happiness for his family when he finds a priceless pearl  More Info

Postcards from the End of America

January 17, 2017 | 320 pages
Roaming the country by bus and train, on a budget, Linh Dinh set out to document what life is like for people. From Los Angeles, Cheyenne, Portland and New Orleans, to Jackson and Wolf Point - Linh walked miles and miles through unfamiliar neighbourhoods, talking to whoever would talk to him: the... More Info

Moon-o-theism, Volume I of II

Yoel Natan | January 1, 2006 | 1185 pages
This is volume one of a two-volume study of a war and moon god religion that was based on the Mideast moon god religion of Sin.  More Info

The Anarchist Roots of Geography

November 24, 2017 | 240 pages
The Anarchist Roots of Geography sets the stage for a radical politics of possibility and freedom through a discussion of the insurrectionary geographies that suffuse our daily experiences. By embracing anarchist geographies as kaleidoscopic spatialities that allow for nonhierarchical connections... More Info

The Torments of Love

U of Minnesota Press | November 24, 1996 | 204 pages
Originally published in 1538, The Torments of Love tells the story of the ill-starred love affair of the heroine, Helisenne, and her paramour, Guenelic. The first part relates the tale of Helisenne's happy marriage and her sudden adulterous desire for Guenelic, a desire so overwhelming that her... More Info

Return to Love

Harper Perennial | March 15, 1996 | 336 pages
Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace. Williamson reveals how we each can become a... More Info

Holding the Man

November 24, 2017 | 116 pages
Based on the much loved book by Timothy Conigrave, adapted for the stage by one of Australia’s leading young playwrights.  More Info

Art as Therapy

Phaidon Press | October 24, 2016 | 240 pages
Two authorities on popular culture reveal the ways in which art can enhance mood and enrich lives - now available in paperback This passionate, thought-provoking, often funny, and always-accessible book proposes a new way of looking at art, suggesting that it can be useful, relevant, and... More Info

The Grandma Book

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 12, 2011 | 24 pages
Featuring Todd Parr's signature colorful and kid-friendly illustrations, The Grandma Book portrays the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.  More Info

Reading Makes You Feel Good

Little Brown & Company | April 1, 2009 | 32 pages
Describes the characteristics and various advantages of reading.  More Info

The Feelings Book

LB Kids | September 21, 2005 | 24 pages
Todd Parr's bold, kid-friendly illustrations portray children expressing all different moods, from "I feel very mad" and "I feel like reading books all day" to "I feel like wearing funny underwear."  More Info

The Day the Revolution Began

HarperOne | October 11, 2016 | 432 pages
The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. S. Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding... More Info

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