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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

My first four recommendations are books edited or written by Joy Harjo, our first Native American poet laureate (2020). All of them together would make an excellent gift set. This anthology, edited by Harjo, is a comprehensive 2020 anthology of Native American poetry, including Oregon’s well known Ed Edmo.


An American Sunrise: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393358483
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393353631
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 24th, 2017

Crazy Brave: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393345438
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 29th, 2013

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

Isabel Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for The Warmth of Other Suns. The New York Times  labels Caste “an instant American classic and...the keynote nonfiction book of the American century this far.”  Wilkerson provokes the “dominant” caste in our country with unsettling comparisons between the untouchables in India’s caste system, the Jews and minorities in Nazi Germany, and the placement  of African Americans in the past and present in the United States.


Pelosi Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250252869
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 5th, 2020

A thoroughly enjoyable biography of our powerful  House Speaker, her childhood, her early adulthood as a mother of five, and the way she later was drawn  into running for office, becoming a congresswoman and highly skilled Speaker of the House.
 


This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641292696
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Published: Soho Press - November 10th, 2020

As a reader who has loved all her historical mysteries, the Maisie Dobbs series,  and the fascinating life stories of Jacqueline Winspear's own life related while speaking  at Broadway Books, I am really taken with this memoir. The quality of her writing style is steps above most memoirs, and I loved the focus on her parents’ challenging lives and her own childhood.


JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780812997132
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Published: Random House - September 8th, 2020

Extensively researched by the Harvard Professor and Pulitzer Prize winner for history, The Washington Post headlines this as a “deeper, worthier, and more interesting JFK.”  A customer of ours who is a prolific reader of history,  and has read many JFK biographies, states, “It’s the single best biography I’ve ever read.....and I laughed a lot.”


The Evening and the Morning (Kingsbridge #4) Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780525954989
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Published: Viking - September 15th, 2020

The 2020 prequel to Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. The same Broadway Books customer who recommended the JFK biorapghy lists this as one of his top reads of 2020 and describes it as a “contrast to the dark ages and a wonderful love story and real page turner.”


The Barnabus Project Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735263260
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Published: Tundra Books - September 1st, 2020

The newest children’s book from the Fan brothers, the authors and fabulous illustrators of The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky. Many images to marvel at on each page while reading aloud with a child, the story emphasizes working together and not having to fit in.
 


Dumplings Equal Love: Delicious Recipes from Around the World Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781632172969
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 13th, 2020