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P&P Live! John Gallagher-Max Meow: Cat Crusader

Wednesday, October 28, 2:00 pm
Max Meow Book 1: Cat Crusader Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593121054
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Who needs radioactive spiders to turn into a superhero? It is as deliciously easy as eating a radioactive meatball from your friend’s secret lab! Can mild-mannered podCATster Max use his newfound powers for good and save Kittyopolis from the baddies? Will Max listen to the wise words of his best friend or will it be a CATastrophe?

Meet Max the cat crusader in this hilarious new middle-grade graphic novel series, Max Meow by cartoonist John Gallagher. Join us for an interactive event with a drawing presentation and Q&A from the live audience.

John Gallagher is the art director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick magazine and has been drawing comics since he was five. John is also the co-founder of Kids Love Comics (an organization devoted to using graphic novels to promote literacy) and leads workshops teaching kids how to create their own comics. John lives in Virginia with his wife and their three kids.

Signed books are available while supplies last!

Ages 7-10

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P&P Live!: Ellis Cose — The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America - in conversation with Eric Sterling

Wednesday, October 28, 6:00 pm
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$23.99
ISBN: 9780062999719
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Amistad - September 15th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Join bestselling author, Ellis Cose discussing his newest, "The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America" on P&P Live!

The critically acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rage of a Privileged Class explores one of the most essential rights in America—free speech—and reveals how it is crumbling under the combined weight of polarization, technology, money and systematized lying in this concise yet powerful and timely book.

Free speech has long been one of American's most revered freedoms. Yet now, more than ever, free speech is reshaping America’s social and political landscape even as it is coming under attack. Bestselling author and critically acclaimed journalist Ellis Cose wades into the debate to reveal how this Constitutional right has been coopted by the wealthy and politically corrupt.

Ellis Cose is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Rage of a Privileged Class. A former contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, his writing has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Time magazine, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the New York Daily News, among other publications.

Eric E. Sterling retired this summer after 31 years as Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. He was recently appointed by the Montgomery County, MD, County Council to its Policing Advisory Commission for a three-year term. From 1979 to 1989, he was Assistant Counsel, Subcommittee on Crime, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, responsible for anti-pornography laws, illegal drugs, and many other matters. In the late 1970s he was counsel to the Delaware County, PA chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. His analyses have been published in numerous legal and academic journals and books, major newspapers, and broadcast on many major media outlets. He was acquitted on First Amendment grounds on the charges of unwarrantedly loitering and the distribution of unauthorized leaflets inside the Pentagon in 1969. He has taught at American University and George Washington University and lectured widely. He earned his B.A. from Haverford College and his J.D. from Villanova University.

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P&P Live! Ruby Shamir-What's the Big Deal About Elections—with Lissa Muscatine

Wednesday, October 28, 6:00 pm
What's the Big Deal About Elections Cover Image
By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524738075
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Philomel Books - August 28th, 2018

What's the Big Deal About Elections Cover Image
By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593116401
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Philomel Books - August 25th, 2020

Did you know that we have more than ninety thousand state and local governments in the United States? Or that Election Day celebrations two hundred years ago featured marching bands and bonfires? Elections allow adult citizens the chance to choose how our cities, states, and country are run. Even kids who can't vote yet can make their voices heard by helping the candidates they like get votes! Our elections can seem complicated, but at their core, they're all about having a say in our own lives and future. Now available in chapter book as well as picture book form, Ruby Shamir presents a fun and fact-filled case for the importance of being an active participant in our democracy.

Talking about electoral politics—especially in contentious times—has always been important, but it’s hard to know where to start. Ruby Shamir will help parents and teachers learn how to talk to kids about the election and politics in the current climate.

Ruby Shamir worked at the White House in the Clinton administration for three and a half years, two of which she served in the First Lady's office. She also led Hillary Rodham Clinton's New York Senate office. She is currently an award-winning children's book author and literary researcher in the Bronx, New York, where she lives with her husband and three children. She is the author of the What's the Big Deal About . . . series.

Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of Politics and Prose, has been a journalist and a speechwriter. She joined the Clinton Administration as a presidential speechwriter in 1993, eventually becoming the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Communications to the First Lady. She was a senior advisor on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and served as the Director of Speechwriting and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State under the Obama administration.

An event for kids and the adults in their lives.

What's the Big Deal About Elections? is available for purchase in hardcover picture book format and paperback chapter book format below. 

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P&P Live!: Alexander Keyssar — Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? - with Jamelle Bouie

Wednesday, October 28, 8:00 pm
Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780674660151
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harvard University Press - July 31st, 2020

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Join Professor Alexander Keyssar  as he discusses his new book, "Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College" with Jamelle Bouie on P&P Live!

Alexander Keyssar is the author of numerous books including The Right to Vote, which was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the Beveridge Award from the American Historical Association. He is Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington D.C., Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture. Prior to the Times, Jamelle was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine. And before that, he was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and held fellowships at The American Prospect and The Nation magazine. He attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a degree in political and social thought, and government.

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P&P Live!: Fredrik Logevall — JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 - in conversation with Diane McWhorter

Thursday, October 29, 6:00 pm
JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780812997132
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House - September 8th, 2020

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Join Professor Fredrik Logevall as he discusses his new book, "JFK" with Diane McWhorter on P&P Live!

By the time of his assassination in 1963, John F. Kennedy stood at the helm of the greatest power the world had ever seen, a booming American nation that he had steered through some of the most perilous diplomatic standoffs of the Cold War. Born in 1917 to a striving Irish American family that had become among Boston’s wealthiest, Kennedy knew political ambition from an early age, and his meteoric rise to become the youngest elected president cemented his status as one of the most mythologized figures in American history. And while hagiographic portrayals of his dazzling charisma, reports of his extramarital affairs, and disagreements over his political legacy have come and gone in the decades since his untimely death, these accounts all fail to capture the full person.

Fredrik Logevall is Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and professor of history at Harvard University. A specialist on U.S. foreign-relations history and modern international history, he is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Francis Parkman Prize.

Diane McWhorter is a long-time contributor to The New York Times and the op-ed page of USA TODAY, among other national publications. Her young adult history of the civil rights movement is A Dream of Freedom. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and now lives in New York City.

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

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P&P Live! Jonathan Auxier-Willa the Wisp

Friday, October 30, 10:00 am
Willa the Wisp (The Fabled Stables Book #1) Cover Image
By Jonathan Auxier, Olga Demidova (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419742699
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 20th, 2020

The only human child on Professor Cake’s private island, Auggie can’t help feeling lonely sometimes. His job keeps him busy, though--he’s the caretaker of the Fabled Stables, home to fantastical creatures including the Gargantula, the Hippopatamouse, and the Yawning Abyss. When an empty stall appears in the stables, Auggie knows a new magical friend needs his help. With the help of his wits and some unexpectedly loyal compatriots, he embarks on a quest to save Willa, a newborn wisp, from terrible danger. Join Jonathan Auxier for a discussion of the first installment of this funny, fast-paced fantasy series.

Jonathan Auxier’s award-winning middle-grade novels include The Night Gardener, Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, and Sweep. He is very tall, and hates bumping his head on things. He’s also amazing at yo-yo tricks. He lives in Pittsburgh with his family and an adorable pet umbrella.

Signed bookplates will be included with every purchase of Willa the Wisp, while supplies last.

Ages 5-9

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P&P Live! Dan Rather — WHAT UNITES US with Jennifer Steinhauer

Friday, October 30, 6:00 pm
What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616209940
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Algonquin Books - September 3rd, 2019

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, esteemed journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories.

With a fundamental sense of hope, What Unites Us is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one.

Rather will be in conversation with Jennifer Steinhauer, a reporter for The New York Times since 1994. She has worked on the Metro, Business, and National desk, and served as City Hall bureau chief and Los Angeles bureau chief before moving to Washington in 2010. She is the author of a novel, two cookbooks, and most recently The Firsts, the story of the women of the 116th Congress.

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P&P Live! Joseph O'Connor – SHADOWPLAY - with Daniel Mulhall

Saturday, October 31, 3:00 pm
Shadowplay Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455934
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Europa Editions - June 16th, 2020

This program is part of our "Dublin Voices" series, a collaboration between Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and Georgetown University’s Global Irish Studies. Joining us to introduce our author and speak to the Irish origins of both Dracula and Halloween, is Ireland’s U.S. Ambassador, Daniel Mulhall.

Henry Irving is Victorian London's most celebrated actor and theater impresario. He has introduced groundbreaking ideas to the theater, bringing to the stage performances that are spectacular, shocking, and always entertaining. When Irving decides to open his own London theater with the goal of making it the greatest playhouse on earth, he hires a young Dublin clerk harboring literary ambitions by the name of Bram Stoker to manage it.

Bram Stoker's extraordinary experiences at the Lyceum Theatre, his early morning walks on the streets of a London terrorized by a serial killer, his long, tempestuous relationship with Irving, and the closeness he finds with Ellen Terry, inspire him to write Dracula, the most iconic and best-selling supernatural tale ever published.

O'Connor is in conversation with Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's 18th Ambassador to the United States. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of Liverpool and Chatham University (Pittsburgh) and has received the Freedom of the cities of London and Waterford. Honorary President of the Yeats Society (Sligo), he is a great admirer of Irish writing and has tweeted Irish poetry every day from @DanMulhall.

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P&P Live! Elizabeth Wein-The Enigma Game—in conversation with Sherri L. Smith

Wednesday, November 4, 5:00 pm
The Enigma Game Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368012584
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062453037
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 21st, 2020

Code Name Verity Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423152880
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

The Blossom and the Firefly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524737900
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020

It’s 1940, and fifteen-year-old Louisa Adair has fled to the tiny village of Windyedge, Scotland, to escape the Blitz that killed her parents. As she cares for an elderly woman, she longs to help the war effort—and gets her chance when a German pilot’s mysterious key leads her to an Enigma machine that translates German code. Alongside Ellen McEwen, a volunteer Royal Air Force base driver, and Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, a squadron flight leader, Louisa attempts to solve a crucial and potentially deadly mystery. The author of Code Name Verity and The Pearl Thief returns with another thrilling, impeccably researched tale of secrets, spies, and sacrifice.

Elizabeth Wein is the award-winning author of thirteen books for young adults, including Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire, and A Thousand Sisters. She has lived in England, Jamaica, the U.S., and Scotland. She has her pilot’s license, and has flown great distances in several countries. She lives in Scotland, where she and her husband raised their two grown children.

Elizabeth Wein will be in conversation with Sherri L. Smith, author of The Blossom and the Firefly and Flygirl.

Signed bookplates will be sent with each purchase of The Enigma Game, while supplies last.

Ages 12 and up

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P&P Live! Don Tate-William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad

Thursday, November 5, 10:00 am
William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781561459353
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - November 1st, 2020

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781682630624
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - October 1st, 2018

Join celebrated author and illustrator Don Tate for a discussion of the first-ever picture book about the father of the Underground Railroad. The son of parents who escaped slavery, William Still grew up hearing about its horrors—and the two brothers his parents were forced to leave behind. As he worked at the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society and turned his home into a “station” on the Underground Railroad, he met hundreds of people seeking freedom. One day, a strangely familiar man came into William’s office searching for information on his long-lost family, an event that changed William and his family forever. From then on, William collected stories from other freedom-seekers passing through the Underground Railroad and helped reunite them with their families. In all, William aided around 800 people in their efforts to escape slavery, eventually publishing their stories of hardships and extraordinary tales of escape. Exploring important themes of heritage, ancestry, and family history, Don Tate’s compelling words and artwork highlight the power of stories and storytelling.

Don Tate is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including Carter Reads the Newspaper. He is the author and illustrator of Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton, for which he won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. He is also the co-contributor to the Brown Bookshelf, a blog designed to raise awareness of African Americans writing for young readers. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Signed bookplates and a poster will be included with every purchase of William Still and His Freedom Stories, while supplies last.

Ages 6-10

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P&P Live! What Just Happened? Writers Against Trump Discuss the Post-election Moment — with Carolyn Forché, Michael Eric Dyson, and James Carroll

Thursday, November 5, 3:00 pm
What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525560395
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - February 11th, 2020

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250276759
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - December 1st, 2020

The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Catholic Church Lost its Soul Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593134702
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - March 23rd, 2021

Authors Michael Eric Dyson and James Carroll come together for a roundtable discussion of the post-election moment moderated by Carolyn Forché. This event is produced in partnership with Writers Against Trump. Writers Against Trump is comprised of writers who have come together to oppose the racist, destructive, incompetent, corrupt and fascist regime of Donald Trump, and to give language, thought, and time to his defeat in November. We believe that this presidency is uniquely dangerous to our present and future society. Writers Against Trump collaborates with organizations seeking to encourage voter turnout, promote candidates who resist the Trump apparatus, protect the election from fraud and theft, and mobilize in the event of post-election trouble.

Carolyn Forché is a poet, and memoirist. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently In the Lateness of the World (Penguin Press, 2020), and a prose book, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance (Penguin Press, 2019), winner of Juan E. Mendez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice.” In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award. She is a University Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

James Carroll is the author of twelve novels, and eight works of non-fiction. For twenty-three years, he wrote an oped column for The Boston Globe, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other publications. He has received the National Book Award, the PEN Galbraith Award, and the Scripps Howard Award. In 2021, he will publish The Truth at the Heart of the Lie, a reckoning with his life as a Catholic. He lives in Boston with his wife, the writer Alexandra Marshall.

Michael Eric Dyson is the Distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Science, and Distinguished University Professor of Ethics and Society, The Divinity School, and Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University — is one of America’s premier public intellectuals and author of over 20 books, including seven New York Times bestsellers. A contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and political analyst for MSNBC, Dyson is recipient of two NAACP Image Awards and the 2020 Langston Hughes Festival Medallion. Former President Barack Obama has noted: “Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison.”

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P&P Live! Kurt Braddock —Weaponized Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization - with Adam Roberts

Saturday, November 7, 5:00 pm
Weaponized Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781108464871
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cambridge University Press - April 16th, 2020

Strengthen your understanding of the persuasive mechanisms used by terrorist groups and how they are effective in order to defeat them. Weaponized Words applies existing theories of persuasion to domains unique to this digital era, such as social media, YouTube, websites, and message boards to name but a few. Terrorists deploy a range of communication methods and harness reliable communication theories to create strategic messages that persuade peaceful individuals to join their groups and engage in violence. While explaining how they accomplish this, the book lays out a blueprint for developing counter-messages perfectly designed to conquer such violent extremism and terrorism. Using this basis in persuasion theory, a socio-scientific approach is generated to fight terrorist propaganda and the damage it causes.

Kurt Braddock is an Assistant Professor of Public Communication in the School of Communication at American University. His research focuses on the persuasive strategies used by violent extremist groups to recruit and radicalize audiences targeted by their propaganda. Kurt also explores how theories of communication, persuasion, and social influence can be used to inform practices meant to prevent radicalization among vulnerable audiences. Kurt is presently interested in the development of communicative counter-radicalization strategies that prevent white supremacism, neo-Nazism, and the adoption of other violent far-right ideologies. In addition to publishing his work in key communication and security journals (e.g., Communication Monographs, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism), Kurt also provides input to key institutions to inform how they fight terrorism. Some of these institutions include the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Defense. His work has also been used at the international level, where Kurt has advised the U.K. Home Office, Public Safety Canada, the United Nations Counterterrorism Executive Directorate, and others.

Adam Roberts is the Midwest correspondent for The Economist covering politics, policy and social affairs in America. Previously, he was the European Business and Finance correspondent based in Paris.

 

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P&P Live! Emily Anthes & Jessica Wapner — The Great Indoors & Wall Disease

Sunday, November 8, 1:00 pm
Wall Disease: The Psychological Toll of Living Up Against a Border Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781615197347
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: The Experiment - October 6th, 2020

The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374166632
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giro - June 23rd, 2020

Science journalists and authors Emily Anthes and Jessica Wapner present their new books, THE GREAT INDOORS and WALL DISEASE, for P&P. Click here to join the Live! event 

Emily Anthes is an award-winning science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, Nature, Slate, Businessweek, Scientific American, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Her previous book, Frankenstein's Cat, was long-listed for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

Modern humans are an indoor species. We spend 90 percent of our time inside, shuttling between homes and offices, schools and stores, restaurants and gyms. And yet, in many ways, the indoor world remains unexplored territory. For all the time we spend inside buildings, we rarely stop to consider: How do these spaces affect our mental and physical well-being? Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? Our productivity, performance, and relationships?

In this wide-ranging, character-driven book, science journalist Emily Anthes takes us on an adventure into the buildings in which we spend our days, exploring the profound, and sometimes unexpected, ways that they shape our lives. Drawing on cutting-edge research, she probes the pain-killing power of a well-placed window and examines how the right office layout can expand our social networks. She investigates how room temperature regulates our cognitive performance, how the microbes hiding in our homes influence our immune systems, and how cafeteria design affects what--and how much--we eat.

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Jessica Wapner is a journalist and former science editor at Newsweek whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wired, Medium, Discover, Popular Science, Self, Scientific American, New York magazine , The Atlantic, and elsewhere. Her first book, The Philadelphia Chromosome, was named a top ten nonfiction book by The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Brooklyn.

We build border walls to keep danger out. But do we understand the danger posed by walls themselves? East Germans were the first to give the crisis a name: Mauerkrankheit, or "wall disease." The afflicted--everyday citizens living on both sides of the Berlin wall--displayed some combination of depression, anxiety, excitability, suicidal ideation, and paranoia. The Berlin Wall is no more, but today there are at least seventy policed borders like it. What are they doing to our minds?

Jessica Wapner investigates, following a trail of psychological harm around the world. In Brownsville, Texas, the hotly contested US-Mexico border wall instills more feelings of fear than of safety. And in eastern Europe, a Georgian grandfather pines for his homeland--cut off from his daughters, his baker, and his bank by the arbitrary path of a razor-wire fence built in 2013. Even in borderlands riven by conflict, the same walls that once offered relief become enduring reminders of trauma and helplessness.

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The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website. 

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always. 

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P&P Live! The Changing World of Wine: A Tasting with Grape Intentions

Sunday, November 8, 3:00 pm
The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781426221415
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: National Geographic - October 27th, 2020

Fully updated and revised for the first time since 2011, this latest edition of The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia reflects the most recent trends in the dynamic world of wine, written by experts around the globe. Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 images and 100 brand-new National Geographic maps, this definitive guide is arranged geographically to highlight the regions and climates that produce the best vintages.

Your ticket includes:

  • access to the virtual event/wine tasting led by Brett H. Philpott-Freeman of Grape Intentions
  • a hardcover copy of The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia
  • tasting box with one bottle each of Champagne Laurent-Perrier NV, Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio, and Elk Cove Pinot Noir
  • wine tasting notes
  • shipping and handling fees

Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 21 or older. Wine Kits ship via FedEx Ground. A supplemental shipping charge may be required if ordering less than four days before the event and outside the mid-Atlantic; this includes states in Mountain and Pacific time zones. All rights reserved.

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P&P Live! Jonathan Alter — His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life - with Walter Isaacson

Monday, November 9, 6:00 pm
His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781501125485
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 29th, 2020

Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure--ridiculed and later revered--with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people.

Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first.

Jonathan Alter is an award-winning historian, columnist and documentary filmmaker. An MSNBC political analyst and former senior editor at Newsweek, he is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies; The Promise: President Obama, Year One; and The Defining Moment: FDR ' s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope.

Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

 

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P&P Live! Celebrating Eudora Welty: A Writers Panel

Monday, November 9, 8:00 pm
One Writer's Beginnings Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982151775
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner - November 3rd, 2020

Featuring a new introduction, the updated edition One Writer's Beginnings by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author and one of the most revered figures in American letters is profound and priceless as guidance for anyone who aspires to write.

Part memoir, part exploration of the seeds of creativity, this unique distillation of a writer’s beginnings offers a rare glimpse into the Mississippi childhood that made Eudora Welty the acclaimed and important writer she would become.

Panelists include:

Mary Alice Welty White, niece of Eudora Welty, served as the first director of the Eudora Welty House, turning the family home into one of the most intact literary house museums in the United States, and she serves as secretary of the Eudora Welty Foundation.

Susan Richards Shreve is the author of fifteen novels, including You Are the Love of My Life, and most recently, More News Tomorrow, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir, Warm Springs. She’s the founder of the Master of Fine Arts Degree at George Mason University where she is a Professor of English, and was founding president and former Chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Ebony Lumumba is an associate professor and the Department Chair of English, Modern Foreign Languages, & Speech at Jackson State University. Her publications include a chapter in From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to The Help: Critical Perspectives on White-Authored Texts of Black Life, and she recently published “The Matter of Black Lives in American Literature: Eudora Welty’s Non-Fiction and Photography.”

Margaret McMullan is the author of nine award-winning books including In My Mother’s HouseAftermath Lounge, and Where The Angels Lived. Her work has appeared in USA TodayThe Washington PostThe Los Angeles Times, and other periodicals. A recipient of an NEA in literature, Margaret has taught at Stony Brook Southampton, Converse College, and Eastern Kentucky MFA programs.

Moderator W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi’s Dark PastThe House at the End of the Road, and the forthcoming A Place Like Mississippi . A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, he is currently a visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi.

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P&P Live! Becky Cooper — WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE - with Ron Chernow

Tuesday, November 10, 6:00 pm
We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538746837
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

1969: Jane Britton, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd Britton, would be found bludgeoned to death in her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment.

Forty years later, Becky Cooper, a curious undergrad, will hear the first whispers of the story. In the first telling the body was nameless. The story was this: a Harvard student had had an affair with her professor, and the professor had murdered her in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology because she'd threatened to talk about the affair. Though the rumor proves false, the story that unfolds, one that Cooper will follow for ten years, is even more complex: a tale of gender inequality in academia, a 'cowboy culture' among empowered male elites, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims.

We Keep the Dead Close is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history.

Cooper will be in conversation with Rob Chernow, the prize-winning author of six books and the recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. His first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award, Washington: A Life won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical.

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P&P Live! Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver-Lights, Camera, Danger (Alien Superstar #2)—with Jake Tapper

Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 pm
Lights, Camera, Danger (Alien Superstar #2) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419740992
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 6th, 2020

Alien Superstar (Book #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419733697
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2019

Thirteen-year-old alien and sitcom star Buddy Burger is back, and more hilarious than ever! When he crash-landed in Hollywood after fleeing his oppressive red dwarf planet, the six-eyed sensation was immediately mistaken for an actor in an alien costume. Even after being cast in a hit TV show, he’s managed to keep his real identity a secret—so far. But things are looking more complicated with the arrival of Citizen Cruel, a shape-shifting Squadron member sent from Buddy’s home planet to bring him back by any means necessary. Will Buddy conquer this clever and unpredictable enemy? How long can he continue to keep his alien identity secret from his friends and fans? Join Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, and Jake Tapper to mark the release of the second book in this wacky Los Angeles adventure series.

Henry Winkler is an Emmy award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer with over four decades of success in Hollywood. He is the co-author of the smash-hit Hank Zipzer, Here’s Hank! and Alien Superstar series. Based on Winkler’s own childhood, the Hank series chronicle the misadventures of an exuberant elementary schooler with dyslexia. Winkler lives in Los Angeles.

Lin Oliver is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. She is currently the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a worldwide organization of over 25,000 members. She is also the author of over 40 books, including the Fantastic Frame and the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? Series. Oliver is the co-author of the Hank Zipzer, Here’s Hank! and Alien Superstar books.

Jake Tapper is CNN’s chief Washington correspondent. He is the anchor of The Lead with Jake Tapper and hosts the Sunday morning news show State of the Union. He is the author of several books, including The Hellfire Club, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, and Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency.

Ages 8-12

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P&P Live! Sally Hubbard — Monopolies Suck: 7 Ways Big Corporations Rule Your Life and How to Take Back Control - with Sarah Frier

Tuesday, November 10, 8:00 pm
Monopolies Suck: 7 Ways Big Corporations Rule Your Life and How to Take Back Control Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149703
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

Throughout history, monopolists who controlled entire industries like railroads and oil were aptly called "robber barons" because they extracted wealth from everyone else--and today's monopolies are no different. By charging high prices, skirting taxes, and reducing our pay and economic opportunities, they are not only stealing our money, but also robbing us of innovation and choice, as market dominance prevents new companies from challenging them. They're robbing us of the ability to take care of our sick, a healthy food supply, and a habitable planet by using business practices that deplete rather than generate. They're a threat to our private lives, fair elections, a robust press, and ultimately, the American Dream that so many of us are striving for.

In this slim, accessible guide, Sally Hubbard gives us an easy-to-understand overview of the history of monopolies and antitrust law, and urges us to use our voices, votes, and wallets to protest monopoly power. Emboldened by the previous century when we successfully broke up monopoly power in the US, we have the tools to dismantle corporate power again today--before their lobbying threatens to undermine our economy and democracy for generations to come.

Sally Hubbard is an antitrust expert and Director of Enforcement Strategy at the Open Markets Institute, an organization developing solutions to America's monopoly crisis. She served as an Assistant Attorney General in the NYAG Antitrust Bureau, and was an investigative journalist covering mergers, monopolies, and privacy. She has testified in the US House of Representatives and before the Federal Trade Commission. She appears and is cited regularly as an antitrust expert in a wide range of media, including The New York Times, CNN, BBC World News, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Wired, and hosts the podcast Women Killing It.

Sarah Frier reports on social media companies for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram is her first book.

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P&P Live! Thomas E. Ricks — Title First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country - in conversation with James Mattis

Wednesday, November 11, 6:00 pm
First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062997456
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - November 10th, 2020

On the morning after the 2016 presidential election, Thomas Ricks awoke with a few questions on his mind: What kind of nation did we now have? Is it what was designed or intended by the nation's founders? Trying to get as close to the source as he could, Ricks decided to go back and read the philosophy and literature that shaped the founders' thinking, and the letters they wrote to each other debating these crucial works--among them the Iliad, Plutarch's Lives, and the works of Xenophon, Epicurus, Aristotle, Cato, and Cicero. For though much attention has been paid the influence of English political philosophers, like John Locke, closer to their own era, the founders were far more immersed in the literature of the ancient world.

First Principles follows these four members of the Revolutionary generation from their youths to their adult lives, as they grappled with questions of independence, and forming and keeping a new nation. In doing so, Ricks interprets not only the effect of the ancient world on each man, and how that shaped our constitution and government, but offers startling new insights into these legendary leaders.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008 and was on the staff of the Wall Street Journal for seventeen years before that. He reported on American military operations in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, he is also the author of several books, including The Generals, The Gamble, Churchill & Orwell, and the number-one New York Times bestseller Fiasco, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He wrote First Principles while a visiting fellow in history at Bowdoin College.

James Mattis is a Pacific Northwest native who served more than four decades as a Marine infantry officer. Following two years as the Secretary of Defense, he returned to the Northwest and is now the Davies Family Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is most recently the author of Call Sign Chaos.

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P&P Live! Tommy Siegel — I Hope This Helps: Comics and Cures for 21st Century Panic

Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 pm
I Hope This Helps: Comics and Cures for 21st Century Panic Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524860738
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Tommy Siegel's debut book collection includes 200+ pages of comics, essays, and extremely helpful guides to coping with 21st-century panic. With comics titled “Choose your social anxiety coping mechanism” and “What your coffee drink of choice says about you,” I Hope This Helps offers clever and sardonic commentary on our phone-obsessed, social media-driven culture, as well as a series of devastatingly funny relationship comics starring his popular Candy Hearts characters.

Tommy Siegel is a cartoonist and musician who tries his best to juggle both pastimes with assistance from copious amounts of coffee. As lead guitarist and singer for his solo projects and his power pop trio Jukebox The Ghost, Tommy has played over 1,000 shows around the world, including festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza and late-night television programs like Letterman and Conan. As a cartoonist, his challenge to draw 500 consecutive days of comics led to a viral fanbase of hundreds of thousands worldwide.

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P&P Live! Michael Riedel — Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway - with Peter Marks

Wednesday, November 11, 8:00 pm
Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501166631
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - November 10th, 2020

The 1990s was a decade of profound change on Broadway. At the dawn of the nineties, the British invasion of Broadway was in full swing, as musical spectacles like Les Miserables, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera dominated the box office. But Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard soon spelled the end of this era and ushered in a new wave of American musicals, beginning with the ascendance of an unlikely show by a struggling writer who reimagined Puccini's opera La Bohème as the smash Broadway show Rent. American musical comedy made its grand return, culminating in The Producers, while plays, always an endangered species on Broadway, staged a powerful comeback with Tony Kushner's Angels in America. A different breed of producers rose up to challenge the grip theater owners had long held on Broadway, and corporations began to see how much money could be made from live theater.

Michael Riedel presents the drama behind every mega-hit or shocking flop, bringing readers into high-stakes premieres, fraught rehearsals, tough contract negotiations, intense Tony Award battles, and more. From the bitter feuds to the surprising collaborations, all the intrigue of a revolutionary era in the Theater District is packed into Singular Sensation. Broadway has triumphs and disasters, but the show always goes on.

Michael Riedel has been the theater columnist for the New York Post since 1998. Michael's first book Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway won the Marfield Prize for arts writing in 2015 and is widely considered to be the successor to William Goldman's celebrated 1967 book about Broadway, The Season. A graduate of Columbia University, Michael lives in the West Village.

Peter Marks joined The Washington Post as its chief drama critic in 2002. Previously, he worked for more than nine years at the New York Times, where he was a drama critic, theater reporter, metro reporter and national correspondent during the 2000 presidential campaign.

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P&P Live! Thomas Keller and Corey Chow — The French Laundry, Per Se - presented by Alice Waters

Thursday, November 12, 6:00 pm
The French Laundry, Per Se (The Thomas Keller Library) Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781579658496
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Artisan - October 27th, 2020

For each copy of THE FRENCH LAUNDRY, PER SE purchased from now through the week of the event (11/8-11/14), $3 will be donated to Martha's Table. All copies purchased during this time period will be signed by Thomas Keller.  

 Thomas Keller’s first new book in nearly a decade, The French Laundry, Per Se, is a six-pound master work filled with inspiring stories, iconic recipes, and stunning color photographs that give insight into what it takes to cook at the highest level—and to build a team that evolves to sustain excellence over time Bound by a common philosophy, linked by live video, staffed by a cadre of inventive and skilled chefs, the kitchens of Thomas Keller's celebrated restaurants--The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and per se, in New York City--are in a relationship unique in the world of fine dining. Ideas bounce back and forth in a dance of creativity, knowledge, innovation, and excellence. It's a relationship that's the very embodiment of collaboration, and of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. And all of it is captured in The French Laundry, Per Se, with meticulously detailed recipes for 70 beloved dishes, including Smoked Sturgeon Rillettes on an Everything Bagel, "The Whole Bird," Tomato Consommé, Celery Root Pastrami, Steak and Potatoes, Peaches 'n' Cream.

Throughout, there are 40 recipes for the basics to elevate our home cooking. Some are old standbys, like the best versions of beurre manié and béchamel, others more unusual, including a ramen broth (aka the Super Stock) and a Blue-Ribbon Pickle. And with its notes on technique, stories about farmers and purveyors, and revelatory essays from Thomas Keller--"The Lessons of a Dishwasher," "Inspiration Versus Influence," "Patience and Persistence"-- The French Laundry, Per Se will change how young chefs, determined home cooks, and dedicated food lovers understand and approach their cooking.

Thomas Keller is the author of The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon, Under Pressure, Ad Hoc at Home, and Bouchon Bakery. He is the first and only American chef to have two Michelin Guide three-star-rated restaurants, The French Laundry and per se, both of which continue to rank among the best restaurants in America and the world. In 2011 he was designated a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, the first American male chef to be so honored. In 2017, as part of the Ment'or Foundation--established with chefs Jérôme Bocuse and Daniel Boulud--Keller led Team USA to win gold at the Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France, for the first time ever.

Corey Chow is chef de cuisine at the three-Michelin-starred Per Se restaurant in New York City. A native of San Gabriel, CA, he learned about the connection between food and cultures through regular weekend dinners with his extended family. After earning a degree in psychology, memories of those dinners inspired him to enroll in culinary school. Early in his restaurant career he set his sights on working for Chef Thomas Keller, joining the Per Se team in 2007 and becoming chef de cuisine ten years later.

Alice Waters is the executive chef, founder, and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkely, California. She founded the Edible Schoolyard and has received the French Legion of Honor, WSJ Magazine Humanitarian Innovator Award, and three James Beard Awards. Alice is Vice President of Slow Food International and the author of thirteen books. Her most recent books are My Pantry, The Art of Simple Food II, 40 Years of Chez Panisse, and In the Green Kitchen. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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P&P Live! Bryan Washington — MEMORIAL

Thursday, November 12, 7:00 pm
Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593087275
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

In Memorial, Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson's a Black daycare teacher, and they've been together for a few years -- good years -- but now they're not sure why they're still a couple.

But when Mike finds out his estranged father is dying in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives in Texas for a visit, Mike picks up and flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he undergoes an extraordinary transformation, discovering the truth about his family and his past. Back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together as unconventional roommates, an absurd domestic situation that ends up meaning more to each of them than they ever could have predicted. Without Mike's immediate pull, Benson begins to push outwards, realizing he might just know what he wants out of life and have the goods to get it.

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P&P Live! Gloria Chao-Rent a Boyfriend—with Rachel Lynn Solomon

Thursday, November 12, 7:00 pm
Rent a Boyfriend Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534462458
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

American Panda Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481499118
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon Pulse - July 2nd, 2019

Our Wayward Fate Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534427624
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Today Tonight Tomorrow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534440241
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon Pulse - July 28th, 2020

Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from an agency that provides fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. When Chloe rents Drew Chan—a passionate artist whose parents cut him off for dropping out of college to pursue his dreams—the mission is simple: win her parents’ approval so they’ll stop pressuring her to marry Hongbo, the wealthiest (and slimiest) young bachelor in their tight-knit Asian American community. But when Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew, her carefully curated life begins to unravel. Join Gloria Chao and Rachel Lynn Solomon for a discussion of this hilarious and insightful coming-of-age romance.

Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of American Panda and Our Wayward Fate. She spends her non-writing time on the curling ice or hiking the Indiana Dunes with her husband. A former dentist, she is grateful to spend her days in fictional characters’ heads instead of real people’s mouths. She lives beside Lake Michigan.

Rachel Lynn Solomon is the award-winning author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone and Our Year of Maybe. Currently a freelance editor, she has written for newspapers, produced a radio show that aired in the middle of the night, and worked for NPR. She lives in Seattle.

Ages 12 and up

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P&P Live!: Peter Guralnick — LOOKING TO GET LOST: Adventures in Music and Writing - in conversation with Rosanne Cash

Thursday, November 12, 8:00 pm
Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316412629
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 27th, 2020

Join music critic, Peter Guralnick, as he discusses his newest book, Looking to get Lost, with musician Rosanne Cash on P&P Live!

By the bestselling author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll and Last Train the Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, this dazzling new book of profiles is not so much a summation as a culmination of Peter Guralnick’s remarkable work, which from the start has encompassed the full sweep of blues, gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll.

Peter Guralnick won a Grammy for his liner notes for Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, wrote and co-produced the documentary Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll, and wrote the scripts for the Grammy-winning documentary Sam Cooke/Legend and Martin Scorsese’s blues documentary Feel Like Going Home. His new book, Looking to Get Lost, covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers.

Rosanne Cash has recorded over a dozen albums, charted numerous top 40 country songs, and has won two gold records. Cash is the author of Bodies of Water and the children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale. Her essays and fiction have been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and New York Magazine.

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P&P Live! J.M. Hirsch — SHAKE STRAIN DONE

Friday, November 13, 8:00 pm
Shake Strain Done: Craft Cocktails at Home Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316428514
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Voracious - November 3rd, 2020

Are you done with generic gin and tonics, mediocre Manhattans, and mundane martinis? This book will teach you how to use pantry staples and basic liquors to produce more than 200 game-changing craft cocktails worthy of a seat at the bar.

Many cocktail books call for hard-to-find ingredients and complicated techniques that can frustrate home cocktail makers. Shake Strain Done: Craft Cocktails at Home shows a better way.

If you can shake, strain, stir, and turn on a blender, you can make great cocktails. No tedious secondary recipes hidden between the lines. No mysteries. You'll know what each drink will taste like before you pick up a bottle. No fancy equipment needed. A shaker, strainer and spoon are as exotic as it gets. The ingredients are mostly pantry and bar staples--things you already have on hand.

So mix up a drink, get cozy, and join us for this event that comes just in time for the holidays.

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P&P Live! The Changing World of Wine: A Tasting with Grape Intentions

Saturday, November 14, 2:00 pm
The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781426221415
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: National Geographic - October 27th, 2020

Fully updated and revised for the first time since 2011, this latest edition of The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia reflects the most recent trends in the dynamic world of wine, written by experts around the globe. Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 images and 100 brand-new National Geographic maps, this definitive guide is arranged geographically to highlight the regions and climates that produce the best vintages.

Your ticket includes:

  • access to the virtual event/wine tasting led by Brett H. Philpott-Freeman of Grape Intentions
  • a hardcover copy of The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia
  • tasting box with one bottle each of Champagne Laurent-Perrier NV, Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio, and Elk Cove Pinot Noir (enough for a tasting for two)
  • wine tasting notes
  • shipping and handling fees

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P&P Live! Deborah Madison — AN ONION IN MY POCKET - with Joe Yonan

Saturday, November 14, 3:00 pm
An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656012
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

Thanks to her beloved cookbooks and groundbreaking work as the chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, Deborah Madison, though not a vegetarian herself, has long been revered as this country's leading authority on vegetables. She profoundly changed the way generations of Americans think about cooking with vegetables, helping to transform "vegetarian" from a dirty word into a mainstream way of eating. But before she became a household name, Madison spent almost twenty years as an ordained Buddhist priest, coming of age in the midst of counterculture San Francisco. In this charmingly intimate and refreshingly frank memoir, she tells her story--and with it the story of the vegetarian movement--for the very first time.

From her childhood in Big Ag Northern California to working in the kitchen of the then-new Chez Panisse, and from the birth of food TV to the age of green markets everywhere, An Onion in My Pocket is as much the story of the evolution of American foodways as it is the memoir of the woman at the forefront. It is a deeply personal look at the rise of vegetable-forward cooking, and a manifesto for how to eat well.

Madison will be in conversation with Joe Yonan, two-time James Beard Award-winning food and dining editor of The Washington Post. He is the author, most recently, of Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein.

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P&P Live!: Jo Nesbo "The Kingdom" and Michael Connelly "The Law of Innocence" - in conversation with Oline Cogdill

Sunday, November 15, 1:00 pm
The Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
By Jo Nesbo, Robert Ferguson (Translated by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525655411
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

The Law of Innocence (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316485623
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 10th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Join these two dynamic authors, Jo Nesbø and Michael Connelly, as they discuss their new books with Oline Cogdill on P&P Live!

JO NESBØ is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. He has won the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom, and most recently Knife, and he is also the author of Headhunters, Macbeth, and several children’s books.

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-one novels, including multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Oline H. Cogdill reviews mystery fiction for the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Tribune Publishing Wire, Publishers Weekly, Shelf Awareness, Associated Press, and Mystery Scene magazine. Her mystery fiction reviews appear in more than 300 publications worldwide. She also blogs regularly at mysteryscenemag.com. She has received the 2013 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the 1997 Sun Sentinel’s Pettijohn Award and the 1999 Ellen Nehr Award by the American Crime Writers League. Oline is a judge for the 2020 and 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the mystery/thriller category.

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P&P Live! Dana Gluckstein — DIGNITY - with Tarah Demant & Pam Kingfisher

Sunday, November 15, 3:00 pm
DIGNITY: In Honor of the the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Updated Second Edition Cover Image
By Dana Gluckstein, Desmond Tutu (Foreword by), Faithkeeper Oren R. Lyons (Introduction by), Amnesty International (Epilogue by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781576879221
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: powerHouse Books - September 1st, 2020

The updated edition of Dana Gluckstein’s iconic book, DIGNITY: In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, provides urgency and a contemporary focus to the worldwide movement against racial injustice in which DIGNITY continues to play an important part. It includes new images of Native Americans and Moroccan Berbers as well as a new epilogue from Amnesty International, “Freedom from Violence” calling for the United States to take action against rape and assault of Native American and Alaskan Native women.

The first edition of DIGNITY, a three-time winner of the International Photography Awards, helped create a turning point for the Obama administration to adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – a historic milestone – in association with Amnesty International for their 50th anniversary. Gluckstein intends the new edition will be as consequential as the original, this time in spurring action on behalf of Native American and Alaskan women. More than one in three Native women will be raped at some point in their lives. Sexual assault is so common in these communities that many Native American and Alaska Native women don’t know any women who haven’t experienced the trauma. In addition, many perpetrators go unpunished. Gluckstein sees DIGNITY’s second edition as contributing to the current effort to insure these women receive adequate post-rape care mandated by the U.S. Tribal Law and Order Act - Sexual Assault Protocols and the UN Declaration. “I believe in the power of images to shift consciousness.”

Gluckstein will be in conversation with Tarah Demant, Director of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Program for Amnesty International, and leads the organization’s work on women’s rights, LGBTI rights, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and sexual and reproductive rights.

In addition, Pam Kingfisher is the owner of Shining Waters Consulting, a Native woman owned organization providing culturally competent consulting with nonprofits and foundations. She is an environmental and Native American women's rights activist.

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P&P Live! Radical Imaginations: Poetry as a Tool for Change — with Susan Briante, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Mark Nowak

Monday, November 16, 6:00 pm
Defacing the Monument Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781934819906
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Noemi Press - August 1st, 2020

Heaven Is All Goodbyes: Pocket Poets No. 61 Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872867451
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Published: City Lights Books - September 26th, 2017

Social Poetics Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781566895675
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Published: Coffee House Press - March 10th, 2020

Poets Susan Briante, Tongo Eisen-Martin and Mark Nowak present their new work for Politics and Prose to show how poetry can be used as a tool for real change. 

Susan Briante is the author of four books including, THE MARKET WONDERS (Ahsahta Press, 2016), UTOPIA MINUS (Ahsahta Press, 2011), and PIONEERS IN THE STUDY OF MOTION (Ahssahta Press, 2007). She is a professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona. Her most recent book, DEFACING THE MONUMENT (Noemi Press, 2020) is the narration of an Operation Streamline hearing, a proceeding during which as many as 70 undocumented migrants are criminally prosecuted and sentenced en masse to serve jail time prior to deportation.

Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Books, 2017) and someone's dead already (Boostrap Press, 2015) and his poetry has been featured in Harper's and New York Times Magazine. Heaven Is All Goobyes was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize and awarded the California Book Award for Poetry, an American Book Award, and a PEN Oakland Book Award. He is also a movement worker and educator whose work in Rikers Island was featured in the New York Times. He has been a faculty member at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, and his curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, "We Charge Genocide Again!" has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He's from San Francisco.

Mark Nowak is the author of Coal Mountain Elementary, Shut Up Shut Down, and Revenants. He is the recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism and fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations. Nowak has led poetry workshops for workers and trade unions in the US, South Africa, the UK, Panama, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. He is currently a professor of English at Manhattanville College and the founding director of the Worker Writers School.

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P&P Live! Fred Bowen and James Ransome-Gridiron: Stories From 100 Years of the National Football League

Monday, November 16, 6:00 pm
Gridiron: Stories from 100 Years of the National Football League Cover Image
By Fred Bowen, James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481481120
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 28th, 2020

How did football become what it is today? This stunning and informative volume traces the history of what started out as a poorly organized, maligned activity. Discover the league’s scrappy beginnings in an automobile showroom, and early players like Red Grange, the Galloping Ghost. Relive the very first championship game, played indoors after a circus had visited, and famous games like the Ice Bowl. See the NFL at war, and meet some of the remarkable athletes who helped desegregate the league. Learn how the draft came into existence, and about the teams that strove for that almost impossible goal—a perfect season. Join seasoned sportswriter Fred Bowen and legendary illustrator James E. Ransome as they celebrate the fascinating evolution of America’s most popular sport.

Fred Bowen is the author of more than twenty children’s books about sports. For the past twenty years, he has the KidsPost sports columnist in The Washington Post. Fred lives in Maryland with his family.

James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriet received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include the Coretta Scott King winner The Creation; Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. James is a professor and coordinator of the MFA Illustration Graduate Program at Syracuse University. He lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley region with his family.

Ages 8-12

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P&P Live! ALL WE CAN SAVE: A Feminist Climate Renaissance Conversation

Monday, November 16, 8:00 pm
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593237069
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Published: One World - September 22nd, 2020

There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial table. More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone.

All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States—scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race—and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society.

Panelists include:

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice, and founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities.

Favianna Rodriguez is an award-winning artist, cultural strategist, and president of the Center for Cultural Power, a national organization investing in artists as agents of social change.

Sarah Stillman is a staff writer for The New Yorker and launched the Global Migration Project at Columbia Journalism School. She teaches writing at Yale University and is a MacArthur Fellow.

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P&P Live! Robert Harris — V2: A Novel of World War II - with David Ignatius

Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 pm
V2: A novel of World War II Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656715
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - November 17th, 2020

From the best-selling author of Fatherland and Munich comes a WWII thriller about a German rocket engineer, a former actress turned British spy, and the Nazi rocket program.

It's November 1944: Willi Graf, a German rocket engineer, is launching Nazi Germany's V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland. Kay Connolly, once an actress, now a young English Intelligence officer, ships out for Belgium to locate the launch sites and neutralize the threat. But when rumors of a defector circulate through the German ranks, Graf becomes a suspect. Unknown to each other, Graf and Connolly find themselves on opposite sides in the hunt for the saboteur.

Their twin stories play out against the background of the German missile campaign, one of the most epic and modern but least explored episodes of the Second World War. Their destinies are on a collision course.

Robert Harris is the author of thirteen previous novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost Writer, Conspirata, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, Dictator, Conclave, Munich, and The Second Sleep. Several of his books have been adapted to film, most recently An Officer and a Spy. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, England, with his wife, Gill Hornby.

David Ignatius is a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for four decades. He has written several New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Director. He lives in Washington, DC.

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P&P Live! Joy Jones and Leah Henderson-Jayla Jumps In and The Magic In Changing Your Stars—with Mary Quattlebaum

Tuesday, November 17, 2:00 pm
Jayla Jumps in Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807560761
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2020

The Magic in Changing Your Stars Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454934066
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 4th, 2020

What do time traveling tap shoes and Double Dutch have in common? For 11-year-olds Jayla (Jayla Jumps In) and Ailey (The Magic in Changing Your Stars) they are a gateway into their family’s history. Join us for a conversation with Joy Jones and Leah Henderson as they discuss their new middle grade novels that embrace the joy in Black families, ties between generations, and the importance of never giving up on your dreams.

Joy Jones is a trainer, performance poet, playwright and author of several books including Tambourine Moon, which was selected as one of the best books for children by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Joy writes for the Washington Post and is the director of arts organization, The Spoken Word. She is the founder of the Double Dutch team DC Retro Jumpers which has led exhibitions and classes throughout metropolitan Washington and abroad. Joy often leads workshops on creative writing, communications and Black history.

Leah Henderson is the author of the middle grade novels The Magic in Changing Your Stars and One Shadow on the Wall, a Children’s Africana Book Award notable and a Bank Street Best Book. Her work appears in the YA anthology Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America and her picture books include Mamie on the Mound, Together We March, and A Day for Rememberin’. Leah holds a Master’s in Writing and is on faculty in the Spalding University MFA program. She loves travel, soccer, and lives in Washington, D.C. with her dog, Boston.

Joy and Leah will be joined in conversation with Mary Quattlebaum, children’s author and Washington Post Kids book reviewer.

Ages 8-12

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P&P Live! Red Hen Press "Literary Crushes" Panel

Tuesday, November 17, 6:00 pm
Unseen City Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781597093675
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Published: Red Hen Press - September 29th, 2020

Summer of the Cicadas Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781597094832
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 18th, 2020

Animal Wife Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781597098847
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Published: Red Hen Press - September 8th, 2020

The Likely World Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781597098083
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 4th, 2020

Sugar, Smoke, Song Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597098915
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 25th, 2020

Join five Red Hen Press authors as they discuss crushes in fiction, confess their own, and even share some recipes for love potions.

A crush is a kind of fiction, a story we build around an impossible love on scant evidence. This is why crushes make such a compelling subject for writers—intense emotion on an inevitable collision course with reality.

Panelists include:

Amy Shearn is the author of the novelsThe Mermaid of BrooklynHow Far Is the Ocean From Here, and most recently, Unseen City. Librarian Meg becomes obsessed with an intriguing library patron and the haunted house he's trying to research. What follows is an exploration of what home is, how we live with loss, who belongs in the city and to whom the city belongs, and the possibilities and power of love.

Chelsea Catherine's book, Summer of the Cicadas, won the Quill Prose Award from Red Hen Press. It is set in West Virginia as cicadas wreak havoc on everything in their path. Protagonist Jessica, a former cop, is deputized during the crisis. Throughout the book, she must deal with her feelings for her sister's best friend, Natasha, who is a town council member, while a sudden but devastating loss changes everything.

Lara Ehrlich’s story collection, Animal Wifereceived Red Hen Press’s Fiction Award, judged by New York Times-bestselling author, Ann Hood, who called the collection “sensual and intelligent, with gorgeous prose.” The fifteen stories are unified by girls and women who cross the threshold seeking liberation from family responsibilities, from societal expectations, and from their own minds.

Melanie Conroy-Goldman is the author of the novel The Likely World, which follows Mellie and her 20-year addiction to cloud, a drug which wipes the user's short-term memory. However, on her 29th day sober, a stranger pulls into her driveway and her heart surges. When Mellie's pursuit of this man threatens her sponsor, she puts her family and her recovery at risk.

Reema Rajbanshi is the author of Sugar, Smoke, Song, which won the Women’s Prose Prize judged by Lidia Yuknavitch. It is a a collection of nine linked stories set in the Bronx, California, India, and Brazil. Ultimately, it is about girls and women caught between their desires, others’ expectations, and unexpected disaster, and how they maneuver with humor and rage into wilder, surviving selves.

Moderating the conversation is Allison Punch, a reader, writer, and Michigander living in the DC area. She was awarded the Deacon Maccubin Young Writers Award in 2016, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Argot Magazine and Breadcrumbs Magazine. She reviews books on Instagram at @allisonreadsdc.

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P&P Live! Chloe Gong-These Violent Delights—with Tessa Gratton

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 pm
These Violent Delights Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534457690
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 17th, 2020

Night Shine Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534460775
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 8th, 2020

Travel to 1926 Shanghai in this bewitching Romeo and Juliet retelling. Eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai has claimed her rightful place as head of the Scarlet Gang, one of two powerful criminal organizations holding the city in their chaotic grip. Her rivals, the White Flowers, are led by Roma Montagov—Juliet’s first love and first betrayal. But when gangsters on both sides start mysteriously clawing their own throats out, people get nervous. What is causing this escalating madness, and why does it seem to be contagious? As the death toll rises, Roma and Juliette must set their dark history aside to figure out what’s going on. After all, there will be no city left for either of them to rule if everyone is dead. Join Generation Z debut author Chloe Gong and Queens of Innis Lear author Tessa Gratton as they discuss this atmospheric historical fantasy imbued with themes of gender, sexuality, and imperialism.

Chloe Gong is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is double-majoring in English and International Relations. Born in Shanghai and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, she has been writing her own novels since she was 13 years old.

Tessa Gratton is the author of The Queens of Innis Lear and Lady Hotspur, as well as several YA series and short stories which have been translated into twenty-two languages. Her most recent YA novels are Strange Grace and Night Shine. Though she has lived all over the world, she currently lives alongside the Kansas prairie with her wife. She is the associate director of Madcap Retreats and worked as the lead writer for Serial Box Publishing’s project Tremontaine.

Ages 13 and up

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P&P Live! L.M. Elliott-Storm Dog—with Leslie Connor

Wednesday, November 18, 2:00 pm
Storm Dog Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062430007
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 18th, 2020

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062796783
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 25th, 2020

Ariel is a smart, sensitive, and to her haughty mother’s chagrin, plain girl who finds solace and joy in nature. During one of her escapes into the woods she gets caught in a powerful storm and must rely on a strange dog to lead her to shelter, and eventually, a new friendship with his K-9 handler and Army vet Josie. The trio finds peaceful companionship together as they work out their private troubles and discover their own definition of belonging and acceptance. Author L.M. Elliott’s coming of age tale is for anyone who ever struggled to fit in and prefers the company of four-legged friends.

L.M. Elliott was a Washington-based magazine journalist covering women’s issues and the arts before becoming a New York Times bestselling novelist. Her novels explore a variety of time periods, including WWII, the Cold War, and the American Revolution, and have won a number of national awards. Elliott holds a BA from Wake Forest University and a Masters in journalism from UNC Chapel Hill. She is a lifelong Virginia resident and history-lover.

Leslie Connor is the author of several award-winning books for children, including two ALA Schneider Family Book Award winners, Waiting for Normal and The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, which was also selected as a National Book Award finalist. Her other books include All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Crunch, and her newest book, A Home for Goddesses and Dogs. She lives in the Connecticut woods with her family and three rescue dogs.

Ages 10-14

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P&P Live!: G.B. Trudeau | DBURY@50 with David Stanford

Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 pm
$125.00
SKU: DburyAt50

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

The ultimate Doonesbury package celebrating a half-century of G.B. Trudeau's celebrated comic strip. This limited-edition deluxe set includes: A USB flash drive with all 50 years of Doonesbury comics, including 26 years of Sunday comics available for the first time in digital format. Includes a searchable calendar archive, character biographies, and a week-by-week description of the strip's contents. The Dbury@50 User's Guide, a 224-page wire-bound book taking readers through each year of the strip's storied history, with historical trivia, milestone strips, featured storylines and characters, and much more. A commemorative 16" x 20" poster featuring a grid with new sketches of all the strip's characters.

G. B. Trudeau has been drawing his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip for more than forty years. In addition to cartooning, Trudeau has worked in theater, film, and television. He also has been a contributing columnist for the New York Times op-ed page and later an essayist for Time magazine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane Pauley. They have three grown children.

Instead of a set ticket price, we have provided a couple different ways for you to attend this event. If you'd like to purchase a copy of the book, you will not be charged an extra fee for a ticket, and we can either ship your copy, or you can retrieve it at one of our stores.

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P&P Live! R. F. Kuang — The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) - with Tochi Onyebuchi

Wednesday, November 18, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062662620
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Voyager - November 17th, 2020

The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang's acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect.

After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead. Despite her losses, Rin hasn't given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much--the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges--and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation.

Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix's intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it?

R.F. Kuang studies modern Chinese history. She has a BA from Georgetown University and is currently a graduate student in the United Kingdom on a Marshall Scholarship.

Tochi Onyebuchi holds a B.A. from Yale, an MFA in Screenwriting from Tisch, a Masters degree in Global Economic Law from L'institut d'études politiques, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. His writing has appeared in Asimov's and Ideomancer, among other places. Tochi is the author of Rebel Sisters, Beasts Made of Night and Crown of Thunder.


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P&P Live! Tom Burgis — Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World - with Jennifer Taub and Bradley Hope

Thursday, November 19, 5:00 pm
Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062883650
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

Jennifer Taub leads Tom Burgis and Bradley Hope in a conversation about international corruption and organized crime and Burgis's KLEPTOPIA.

In this real-life thriller packed with jaw-dropping revelations, award-winning investigative journalist Tom Burgis weaves together four stories that reveal a terrifying global web of corruption: the troublemaker from Basingstoke who stumbles on the secrets of a Swiss bank, the ex-Soviet billionaire constructing a private empire, the righteous Canadian lawyer with a mysterious client, and the Brooklyn crook protected by the CIA.

Glimpses of this shadowy world have emerged over the years. In Kleptopia, Burgis connects the dots. He follows the dirty money that is flooding the global economy, emboldening dictators, and poisoning democracies. From the Kremlin to Beijing, Harare to Riyadh, Paris to the White House, the trail shows something even more sinister: the thieves are uniting. And the human cost will be great.

Tom Burgis is an investigations correspondent at the Financial Times. He has reported from more than forty countries, won major journalism awards in the US and Asia and been shortlisted for eight others, including twice at the British Press Awards. His critically acclaimed book The Looting Machine, about the modern plundering of Africa, won an Overseas Press Club of America award.

Jennifer Taub is a legal scholar and advocate whose writing focuses on follow the money matters--promoting transparency and opposing corruption. She has testified as a banking law expert before Congress and has appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe and CNN's Newsroom. Taub was the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law in fall 2019 at Harvard Law School and is a professor of law at the Western New England University School of Law. She is author of Big Dirty Money. 

Bradley Hope, based in London, is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale and covers finance and malfeasance for the Wall Street Journal. Before that he spent six years as a Middle East correspondent. Hope is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Gerald Loeb Award winner.

 

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P&P Live! Shannon Messenger-Unlocked—with Kwame Mbalia

Thursday, November 19, 7:00 pm
Unlocked Book 8.5 (Keeper of the Lost Cities) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534463424
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Aladdin - November 17th, 2020

Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368042383
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042413
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 22nd, 2020

Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534427341
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Published: Aladdin - October 13th, 2020

Flashback (Keeper of the Lost Cities #7) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781481497442
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Published: Aladdin - October 8th, 2019

Keeper of the Lost Cities Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442445949
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Published: Aladdin - August 6th, 2013

In this extra special installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, the story picks up right from Legacy’s particularly devastating cliffhanger. But for the first time chapters alternate between Sophie and Keefe’s perspectives to give readers deeper insights into both beloved characters. New powers will be discovered. Hard truths from the past will come to light. And fan favorite characters will find themselves tested in ways they never imagined.

Shannon Messenger  is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the award-winning series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing number of cats.

Kwame Mbalia is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. He is the author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, and the sequel Tristan Strong Destroys the World. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.

Ages 8-12

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P&P Live! A Discussion with "The Antiracist Table"

Monday, November 23, 8:00 pm

Election years can truly drive a wedge between us and the people we love as political differences are often hard to overcome in any type of relationship. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, maybe there are some tough conversations with family members in your near future, and you're unsure of what to say.

The Antiracist Table is comprised of activists and supporters of people in their quest to be the change-makers we need to create a just world for our collective future. In this discussion, you'll learn how to approach those with differing views so you can bridge the gap and learn how to integrate antiracism into your daily life—and teach others how, too.

Kirsten Ivey-Colson is an attorney and a student of nonviolence communication (NVC), right speech, conflict resolution, and meditation. Her undergraduate degree is in African American Studies and English, and in addition to her JD, she holds an LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Lynn Turner is an educator who is passionate about teaching young children and supporting families, work that she has done for over ten years. In addition to her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, she has her MAT in Early Childhood Education.

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Suggested Antiracist Reading List:

HISTORY AND ANTIRACISM

EQUITY IN EDUCATION

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

MEMOIR

TRAUMA, HEALING, AND MEDITATION

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P&P Live! Nathan Hale-Hazardous Tales #10: Blades of Freedom

Wednesday, December 2, 2:00 pm
Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10): A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419746918
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Published: Amulet Books - November 24th, 2020

Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419737084
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - December 3rd, 2019

Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary War Tale Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419731488
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 16th, 2018

Join Nathan Hale—the graphic novelist, not the Revolutionary War spy—on a pulse-pounding adventure through the past! In a one-of-a-kind presentation, he’ll draw scenes and characters on his iPad as he shares a fascinating tale from American history. Fans of Big Bad Ironclad might recognize the story of the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia, but they’ve never seen it quite like this. The event is part of a multi-city tour in celebration of the release of Blades of Freedom: A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Lousiana Purchase, which explores the connection between the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase.

Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American history. He also created the sci-fi horror comics One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. He illustrated the graphic novels Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack, along with picture books including Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody and The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas. He lives in Utah.

Ages 8-12

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P&P Live! David Katz — BARACK BEFORE OBAMA - with Valerie Jarrett

Wednesday, December 2, 6:00 pm
Barack Before Obama: Life Before the Presidency Cover Image
By David Katz, Barack Obama (Foreword by)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780063028746
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - December 1st, 2020

In 2004, David Katz worked alongside then Senate-hopeful Barack Obama as a photographer and personal aide. He spent approximately six days a week alongside the future president, and the two developed a close, professional, and personal relationship. What began as a long-shot Senate run culminated with the election of America’s first African American president in 2008, which Katz also photographed.

During this time, Katz was never without his camera, capturing scenes from the life of a man who would soon become known the world over: a dad playing with his small daughters; a young unknown politician walking the streets of New York alone; a devoted husband lovingly making faces at his wife in an elevator.

Now, fifteen years later, Barack Before Obama is the treasury of these photographs. Pulled from an archive of more than ninety thousand images, every photograph in this volume is like nothing that has been seen before. Warm, engaging captions tell the stories behind the photos—the surprise meeting with Nelson Mandela, the back room conversation before the rally, the emotion after sending one of the Obamas’ daughters off to school—bringing readers closer than ever to the spirit and motivation behind the extraordinary man who became our forty-fourth president.

Katz will be in conversation with Valerie Jarrett, the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She is currently a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and Attn. She also serves as Board Chair of When We All Vote and Co-Chair of The United State of Women. Her memoir, Finding My Voice, was published in 2019.

*Special signed copies of Barack Before Obama are limited to the first 100 buyers, however, a signed bookplate will accompany any unsigned book.*

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P&P Live! Sabaa Tahir-A Sky Beyond the Storm—with Tochi Onyebuchi and Everdeen Mason

Monday, December 7, 7:00 pm
A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780448494531
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Razorbill - December 1st, 2020

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780448494517
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Published: Razorbill - September 1st, 2020

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781101998885
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Published: Razorbill - August 29th, 2017

An Ember in the Ashes Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781595148049
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Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

Rebel Sisters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835062
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Published: Razorbill - November 17th, 2020

Prepare for the jaw-dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir's beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, and discover: Who will survive the storm?

Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off... The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike. But for the Nightbringer, vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning. At his side, Commandant Keris Veturia declares herself Empress, and calls for the heads of any and all who defy her rule. At the top of the list? The Blood Shrike and her remaining family.

Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory--or to an unimaginable doom.

And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life--and love--he left behind. Yet doing so means ignoring the trail of murder left by the Nightbringer and his jinn. To uphold his oath and protect the human world from the supernatural, the Soul Catcher must look beyond the borders of his own land. He must take on a mission that could save--or destroy--all that he knows.

Sabaa Tahir will be in conversation Tochi Onyebuchi to discuss A Sky Beyond the Storm, the fourth and final book in her #1 New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series. The event will be moderated by Everdeen Mason and will include Ember trivia, audience Q&A, and an opportunity for a special VIP Virtual Meet and Greet with the author.

A VIP Virtual Meet and Greet experience will take place immediately following the event via Looped. Fans will have a one-minute signing line experience and the ability to take a "selfie" with Sabaa. VIP ticket holders will receive an email from Looped prior to the Virtual Meet and Greet with instructions on how to join.

A limited number of signed copies of A Sky Beyond the Storm will be sent to ticket holders who purchase the Event and Book option. You MUST purchase the U.S. or Canada/Mexico add-on if you would like your book shipped.

Sabaa Tahir is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the An Ember in the Ashes series, which has been translated into over thirty-five languages and appeared on numerous Best Book of the Year lists, including from TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Public Library. She grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of Beasts Made of Night, its sequel Crown of Thunder, War Girls, and his adult fiction debut Riot Baby. He has graduated from Yale University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia Law School, and L’institut d’études politiques with a Masters degree in Global Business Law. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Omenana, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, and elsewhere.

Everdeen Mason is the resident troublemaker on the Washington Post audience team. As senior audience editor, she runs a team focused on conducting editorial experiments. Everdeen ran the Post's science fiction and fantasy column for three years and hopes to someday be the resident interviewer at a cute bookstore.

 

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