New and Upcoming Non-Fiction (Dec. 2021)

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story – Nikole Hannah-Jones

A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, ‘The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story’ offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present, placing slavery and resistance at the center of the American story.

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All We Want: Building the Life We Cannot Buy – Michael Harris

We face a reckoning – the forces of consumerism are being powerfully confronted by the effects of a global pandemic and ecological crisis. In this book, award-winning author Michael Harris allows us to re-define “the good life” and envision new, more sustainable ways to measure our days. Harris lives in Vancouver, BC.

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Blood – Jonas Brothers

In ‘Blood’, the Jonas Brothers tell their coming of age story, covering their start with Disney, their seven year hiatus, and their recent regrouping.

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Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds – Huma Abedin

In this beautifully written and propulsive memoir, Huma Abedin – Hillary Clintons famously private top aide and longtime adviser – emerges from the wings of American political history to take command of her own story. Abedin is the daughter of Indian and Pakistani intellectuals and advocates who split their time between Saudi Arabia, the UK, and the U.S.

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Brothers in Arms – James Holland

In the spirit of Stephen Ambrose’s ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘Brothers in Arms’ by celebrated military historian James Holland chronicles the experiences in WWII of the legendary tank regiment, the Sherwood Rangers. Focusing particularly on the Rangers during the dramatic 11 months between D-Day and V-E Day, Holland presents a vivid and original perspective on the endgame of WWII in Europe.

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Bourdain: The Oral Biography – Laurie Woolever

When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, fans around the globe came together to celebrate the life of an inimitable man who had dedicated his life to traveling nearly everywhere (and eating nearly everything), shedding light on the lives and stories of others. His impact was outsized and his legacy has only grown since his death. Now, for the first time, people have been granted a look into Bourdain’s life through the stories and recollections of his closest friends and colleagues. Laurie Woolever, Bourdain’s longtime assistant and confidante, interviewed nearly a hundred of the people who shared Tony’s orbit, from members of his kitchen crews to his writing, publishing, and television partners, to his daughter and his closest friends, to piece together a remarkably full, vivid, and nuanced vision of Tony’s life and work.

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The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail – Ray Dalio

From Ray Dalio, author of ‘Principles’ and a legendary investor who has spent half a century studying global markets, comes ‘The Changing World Order’, examining history’s most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes.

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Clanlands Almanac: Season Stories from Scotland – Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish

A seasonal meander through the wilds of Scotland, from First Footing to Samhain, Fringe Festival follies to whisky lore, Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish guide readers through a year of Scottish legends, traditions, historical and contemporary events, sharing stories and tips as only these two chalk-and-cheese friends can. Heughan and McTavish are best known for their roles as Jamie Fraser and Dougal MacKenzie in the hit tv show ‘Outlander’. From the authors of ‘Clanlands’.

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The Comfortable Kitchen: 105 Laid-back, Healthy, and Wholesome Recipes – Alex Snodgrass

These are the recipes you’ll feel comfortable making and comfortable feeding your family – and although these meals may fit the bill when it comes to comfort food, Alex’s eager audience expects a healthy angle from her cooking. Though many of her meals are fully Whole30 compliant, there are plenty of recipes with simple ingredient swaps for a cleaner meal that everyone will love. From the author of ‘The Defined Dish’.

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The Defense Lawyer: The Barry Slotnick Story – James Patterson and Benjamin Wallace

‘The Defender’ is the astonishing true story of the most successful defense attorney ever, whose unparalleled legal brilliance defines a profession, a city, and an era – told with suspense that tops James Patterson’s #1 non-fiction bestseller ‘Filthy Rich’.

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Disorientation: Being Black in the World – Ian Williams

Bestselling, Scotiabank Giller Award-winning writer Ian Williams brings fresh eyes and new insights to today’s urgent conversation on race and racism in startling, illuminating essays that grow out of his own experience as a Black man moving through the world. With that one eloquent word, “disorientation,” Ian Williams captures the impact of racial encounters on racialized people–the whiplash of race that occurs while minding one’s own business. Sometimes the consequences are only irritating, but sometimes they are deadly.

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Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America – Michael Eric Dyson

‘Entertaining Race’ is a testament to Michael Eric Dysons consistent celebration of the outsized impact of African American culture and politics on this country. Black people were forced to entertain white people in slavery, have been forced to entertain the idea of race from the start, and must find entertaining ways to make race an object of national conversation. Dysons career embodies these and other ways of performing Blackness, and in these pages, he entertains race with his pen, voice and body, and occasionally, alongside luminaries like David Blight, Ibram X. Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza, and Jordan Peterson.

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Fair Game – Leah Remini

In ‘Fair Game’, Leah Remini delves deeper into her own life, revealing the unsettling story of the aftermath that followed her departure from the Church of Scientology. From the author of ‘Troublemaker’.

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Field Notes for Food Adventures: Recipes and Stories from the Woods to the Ocean – Brad Leone

What Brad Leone loves most about food can’t be confined to a sterile test kitchen – it’s outside, in the wilderness. Enter this book, a compendium of Brad’s most exciting culinary adventures. Readers will follow along as Brad fishes, hunts, ferments, and forages for his dinner – and with 50+ recipes, they’ll be able to bring the adventures home with them.

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Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World – Eve Rodsky

From Eve Rodsky, the “Marie Kondo of Relationships”, comes an inspirational guide for setting new personal goals, rediscovering your interests, cultivating creativity, and reclaiming your Unicorn Space. From the author of ‘Fair Play’, which was an acclaimed NYT bestseller and a Reese’s Book Club pick. Book Club.

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Fix it with Food: Every Meal Easy: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Anyone with Autoimmune Issues and Inflammation – Michael Symon

‘Fix It with Food’ shares how Michael Symon, co-host of Food Networks’ Iron Chef America, learned which foods caused his inflammation and pain and helps readers discover their own food triggers. By beginning with a “reset,” readers will identify which foods to avoid, and then, with 125 creative and health-supportive recipes, they’ll learn that you don’t need to sacrifice delicious food to eat healthfully and be pain-free.

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Moonshot: Inside Pfiser’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible – Albert Bourla

‘Moonshot’ is the exclusive, first-hand, behind-the-scenes story of how Pfizer raced to create the first Covid-19 vaccine, told by Pfizer’s Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla.

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On Animals – Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean, beloved New Yorker staff writer hailed as a national treasure by The Washington Post, gathers a lifetime of musings, meditations, and in-depth profiles about animals. From the author of ‘The Library Book’.

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters – Steven Pinker

Today humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding – and also appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that developed vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, medical quackery, and conspiracy theorizing? In ‘Rationality’ Steven Pinker explores how the rational pursuit of self-interest, sectarian solidarity, and uplifting mythology can add up to crippling irrationality in a society.

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Rebel Homemaker: Food, Family, Life – Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore has always done things in her own unique way–including how she cooks, lives, and finds happiness at home. In her first lifestyle and cookbook, Drew shares recipes, stories from her life, and personal photos that show how she lives a healthy, delicious, and joyful life through her own rebellious brand of homemaking.

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Rich Girl, Broke Girl: Save Better, Spend Better, and Earn Financial Freedom – Kelly Keehn

In ‘Rich Girl, Broke Girl’, Kelley Keehn brings to life the most common financial conundrums women face, teaching you how to save, spend, invest, and plan for a strong financial future. Keehn lives in Toronto, ON. From the author of ‘Talk Money to Me’.

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Sex Cult Nun: Breaking Away from the Children of God, a Wild, Radical Religious Sex Cult – Faith Jones

‘Educated’ meets ‘The Vow’ in this story of liberation and self-empowerment – an inspiring and crazier-than-fiction memoir of growing up in and breaking free from the Children of God, an oppressive, extremist religious cult

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Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners: 75 Healthy, Fast Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals – Gina Homolka

Gina Homolka returns with a must-have collection of deceptively healthy dinners for the beloved air fryer appliance. In ‘Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners’, Homolka delivers 75 air fryer meals that are the perfect quick solution to weeknight meals, hearty dinners that are satisfying served as is or with just a simple salad or side.

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Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights – Martin Dugard

From Martin Dugard, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Killing series with Bill O’Reilly, comes the spellbinding story of the Allied liberation of Paris from the grip of the Nazis during World War II.

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Talking to Canadians: A Memoir – Rick Mercer

What is Rick Mercer going to do now? That was the question on everyone’s lips when the beloved comedian retired his hugely successful TV show after 15 seasons—and at the peak of its popularity. The answer came not long after, when he roared back in a new role as stand-up-comedian, playing to sold-out houses wherever he appeared. And then Covid-19 struck. And his legions of fans began asking again: What is Rick Mercer going to do now? Well, for one thing, he’s been writing a comic masterpiece. For the first time, this most private of public figures has turned the spotlight on himself, in a memoir that’s as revealing as it is hilarious.

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