It’s officially the start of our spring season and it certainly feels like it outside — yeah right.
Warm up your insides with these delightful offerings, all on sale this very day.
THE BRIGHT CONTINENT: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa by Dayo Olopade. An exciting new voice offers a fresh portrait of Africans thriving in the face of adversity, showing the way forward for development on the continent and beyond.
NIGHT IN SHANGHAI by Nicole Mones. A new novel by the author of The Last Chinese Chef, a love story between a black musician and a gangster’s translator set against Shanghai’s dazzling jazz age and the looming menace of World War II, and “a rich and thoroughly captivating read.” (Gail Tsukiyama, author of The Samurai’s Garden).
NATURAL CAUSES by James Oswald. Edinborough Detective Inspector Tony McLean is drawn into a set of cases separated by six decades, but connected by a macabre and brutal ritual killing.
REAL HAPPY FAMILY by Caeli Wolfson Widger. Fans of Vanessa Diffenbaugh and Adriana Trigiani will savor this edgy yet moving debut novel about a dysfunctional family joining forces in an unconventional way to bring a missing daughter back to their fold.
THE RISE OF SUPERMAN: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler. An exploration of how extreme athletes are able to break the limits of ultimate human performance and what we can learn from their mastery of the state of consciousness known as “flow.”
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DESK DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS. A dictionary and a thesaurus in a single volume, in a handy split-page design that allows the reader to explore word meanings while searching for just the right synonym.
100 WORDS EVERY 4TH GRADER SHOULD KNOW. The latest offering in the 100 Words series from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, this reference book helps students in the upper grades of elementary school learn the vocabulary words they need to know to understand the world around them.
MARGARET FULLER: A New American Life by Megan Marshall. Now in paperback. The award-winning author of The Peabody Sisters takes a fresh look at the trailblazing life of a great American heroine—Thoreau’s first editor, Emerson’s close friend, first female war correspondent, passionate advocate of personal and political freedom.
BIG DATA: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier. Now in paperback. A revelatory exploration of emerging trends in “big data”—our newfound ability to gather and interpret vast amounts of information—and the revolutionary effects these developments are producing in business, science, and society at large.