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Thor Hanson - The Triumph of Seeds

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:30pm

Seeds surround us. From our morning coffee to the cotton in our clothes, the spices in our foods, and the cosmetics we use, seeds are part of nearly every aspect of our lives. They give us food and fuels, intoxicants and poisons, oils, dyes, fibers, and spices. Without seeds there would be no bread, rice, beans, corn, or nuts. “They are quite literally the staff of life,” says award-winning conservation biologist Thor Hanson, “the basis of diets, economies, and lifestyles around the globe.”

ISBN: 9780465055999
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - March 24th, 2015

We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution.

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Mary Norris - Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Mary Norris began her professional career as a foot checker—dutifully checking patrons’ toes for athlete’s foot as they entered a Cleveland city pool—before working at a costume company and driving a milk truck. Humble beginnings for a woman who would come to spend more than three decades as a copy editor (or “prose goddess”) at The New Yorker, where she’s worked with such celebrated writers as Philip Roth, Pauline Kael, and George Saunders.

ISBN: 9780393240184
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 6th, 2015

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

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Susan Terris & CB Follett - Memos & Of Gravity and Tides

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

 "In reading C B Follett’s most recent collection, I've realized that, poem by poem, it holds many of her most precisely poised and deeply powerful poems yet. These often wrenching family poems constellate and adhere in a remarkable way, informing one another, talking back to one another -- multiplying the poignancy and sadness and luminous victories as well. These are incredible poems of parents and children, the whole web of family and loss. The cosmic beauty of the title section is stunning, yet the book builds carefully to its final section, 'Into the Light,' where each poem is just exquisite, perfectly and simply balanced, as we move to the book’s elegant and moving conclusion."
– David St. John

Susan Terris was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a B.A. degree in English literature from Wellesley College and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. For seven years she edited Runes, A Review of Poetry. She is now editor of Spillway and a poetry editor for Pedestal Magazine and In Posse Review. In addition to writing & journal editing, she does freelance editing of book-length poetry manuscripts and teaches workshops on “The Making of a Chapbook”.

CB Follett is the author of 9 books of poems, the most recent Of Gravity and Tides, and several chapterbooks, most recently Wind Rose. At the Turning of the Light won the 2001 National Poetry Book Award. She is Editor/Publisher of Arctos Press, was publisher and co-editor (with Susan Terris) of Runes, a Review of Poetry (2001-2008). Follett has numerous nominations for Pushcart Prizes for individual poems, as well as eight nominations as a individual poet; a Marin Arts Council Grant for Poetry; awards and honors and been widely published both nationally and internationally. Follett was Poet Laureate of Marin County, CA, USA. (2010-2013)


ISBN: 9780979518577
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Published: Many Voices Press - April 1st, 2013

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Christian Hageseth - Big Weed

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

Big Weed is as much about Christian Hageseth’s experience on the front lines of the cannabis movement as it is the story of a nascent industry still feeling its growing pains. From the politicians, bureaucrats and judges slowly acclimating to the new laws, to the recreational users exercising their sudden freedom, to the corporate interests that are eager to get in the game, Hageseth explores legal marijuana’s full impact on American life, as well as the cultural and economic shifts that will come in its wake.

Christian Hageseth is the founder and chairman of Green Man Cannabis, the fastest-growing marijuana company in the U.S. A former finance and real estate executive, he got into the business six years ago.





ISBN: 9781137280008
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan Trade - April 21st, 2015

Marijuana legalization is the hottest story in the US today. 22 states have authorized sales in some form; Denver has more legal marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks franchises. We are witnessing the dawn of a new industry. And like the early days of gourmet coffee chains, the rules and players are being established on the fly.

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Brian Murphy & Brad Mangin - Championship Blood

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Championship Blood captures the bigness and boldness of the San Francisco Giants’ historic run to a World Series victory in 2014, their third title in five years.

By Brian Murphy, Brad Mangin (Photographer), Tim Flannery (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781937359799
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Published: Cameron & Company - April 21st, 2015

The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years in 2014, and "Championship Blood: The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants" captures the season like no other book does. This large-format, jacketed, full-color photo book features the dynamic photographs of legendary "Sports Illustrated" photographer Brad Mangin.

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Sandy Tolan - Children of the Stone

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

Children of the Stone is the incredible story of Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child of Palestinian refugee camps who, in 1988, was caught by a photographer in the West Bank hurling a rock at an Israeli tank. The snapshot, which appeared around the world, showed a fragile 8-year-old with fear and anger in his eyes. It came to symbolize the rage and frustration of the intifada. Ten years later, Ramzi put down the stone when he discovered the viola. He was awed by the power of music to lift himself and others out of despair.

ISBN: 9781608198139
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 7th, 2015

It is an unlikely story. Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream real.

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Mitchell L. Gaynor - The Gene Therapy Plan

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

What if the food we eat could target not only diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer but the effects of aging? What if our diets could affect every aspect of our health by controlling the expression of our genes?

While modern medicine largely focuses on treating symptoms with prescription drugs, Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor’s revolutionary approach goes straight to the most fundamental level: our DNA. Although we cannot change the genes we are born with, we can change how they are expressed over the course of our lives through foods and supplements that prevent and reverse disease. The Gene Therapy Plan presents the science behind these ideas and provides easy-to-follow meal plans and recipes to help put them into practice. Empowering and informative, this meticulously researched book by the author of Nurture Nature, Nurture Health offers accessible prescriptions for freeing ourselves from what we thought was our genetic destiny.

Mitchell Gaynor, M.D., is the founder and president of Gaynor Wellness and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College with more than twenty-five years of experience treating patients. His work has been featured in The New York Times and he has appeared on many national television programs, including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Martha Stewart Show.


ISBN: 9780670015269
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Published: Viking - April 21st, 2015

From a renowned oncologist and pioneer in integrative medicine, a revolutionary approach to healing at the genetic level: preventing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; increasing brain function; and reversing habits that lead to obesity and premature aging
"This book is about harnessing the power hidden in foods to change our genetic predisposition for disease."

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - Ashley's War

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

In Ashley's War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses on-the ground reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from the Army, and the remarkable hero at its heart: 1st Lt.

ISBN: 9780062333810
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Published: Harper - April 21st, 2015

In 2010 the U.S. Army Special Operations Command created Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to put women on the battlefield alongside Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and other special operations teams on sensitive missions in Afghanistan.

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Lisa Genova - Inside the O’Briens

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

In Inside the O'Briens, Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements.

ISBN: 9781476717777
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Published: Gallery Books - April 7th, 2015

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Still Alice" Lisa Genova comes a powerful and transcendent new novel about a family struggling with the impact of Huntington's disease.

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Greg Iles - The Bone Tree

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:30pm

Natchez Burning, Greg Iles' auspicious first volume in his southern gothic trilogy featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, burst onto the New York Times bestseller list, landed at #2 in the first week of sale, and received tremendous praise from his peers and reviewers alike.

ISBN: 9780062311115
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 21st, 2015

#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles continues the electrifying story he began in his smashing New York Times bestseller Natchez Burning with this highly anticipated second volume in an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice.

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