Maris

Genres: Nature and Science, History, Sociology, Literature, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Favorite Authors: China Miéville, Ann Leckie, N.K. Jemisin, Annie Proulx, David Quammen, Carl Zimmer, Natalie Angier, John McPhee, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Mary Roach, Oliver Sacks, Robin Hobb, Robin McKinley, David Sedaris 

Favorite Books: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Hild by Nicola Griffith, H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman   

 

 

 

 

 

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The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538715284
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 5th, 2019

"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR).


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A Year Without a Name: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316444965
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist: from "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire (Mary Karr).

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body.


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The Great Unknown: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324003366
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 18th, 2020

What is your name? Where did you come from? And where are you going? In this immersive novel set in 1840s Britain and France, these questions probe at the essence of what it means to be human.


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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328662057
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!

“Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.”—Katie Couric
 
“This is a daring, delight


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The Innocents: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385545426
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Published: Doubleday - November 12th, 2019

People Magazine Book of the Week

"Extraordinary."--Wall Street Journal
"Gripping."--Emma Donoghue, author of Room

"Dazzling."--Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek
"Fantastic."--Kevin Powers, author of Yellow Birds and A Shout in the Ruins
"Brilliant."--Ron Rash, author of Serena


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Wilder Girls Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525645610
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Published: Ember - June 2nd, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

"The perfect kind of story for our current era."Hypable


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The Vanished Birds: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593128985
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Published: Del Rey - January 14th, 2020

A “highly imaginative and utterly exhilarating” (Thrillist) debut that is “the best of what science fiction can be: a thought-provoking, heartrending story about the choices that define our lives” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
 


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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307595652
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Published: Knopf - October 30th, 2012

The New York Times bestselling, IACP award-winning cookbook (and a Cooking Light Top 100 Cookbook of the Last 25 Years) from the celebrated food blogger and founder of smittenkitchen.com.
 


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Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope and Other Antlered Things Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780996944809
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Published: H&h Books - March 2nd, 2017

A new wild game cookbook by the James Beard Award-winning author of Hunt, Gather, Cook, and Duck, Duck, Goose


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Cantoras: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521693
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Published: Knopf - September 3rd, 2019

"Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution—and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again—either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story." —Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author


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The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.


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Inland: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812992861
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Published: Random House - August 13th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife returns with “a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West” (Entertainment Weekly).


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The City in the Middle of the Night Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765379979
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Published: Tor Books - February 11th, 2020

A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST!

Charlie Jane Anders, the nationally bestselling author of All the Birds in the Sky delivers a brilliant new novel set in a hauntingly strange future with #10 LA Times bestseller The City in the Middle of the Night.

WOULD YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING TO CHANGE THE WORLD?


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Out of Darkness, Shining Light: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982110338
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Published: Scribner - September 10th, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2020 CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019

“Engrossing, beautiful, and deeply imaginative, Out of Darkness, Shining Light is a novel that lends voice to those who appeared only as footnotes in history, yet whose final, brave act of loyalty and respect changed the course of it.


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The Future of Another Timeline Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765392107
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Published: Tor Books - September 24th, 2019

A revolution is happening in speculative fiction, and Annalee Newitz is leading the vanguard."--Wil Wheaton

From Annalee Newitz, founding editor of io9, comes a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we'll go to protect the ones we love.