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|1.||Wabi-Sabi Welcome: Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease||Julie Pointer||Adams||In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world—in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan—and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together.
In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.
|2.||The Power||Naomi||Alderman||From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.|
|3.||Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas||Jenny||Allen||Jenny Allen’s musings range fluidly from the personal to the philosophical. She writes with the familiarity of someone telling a dinner party anecdote, forgoing decorum for candor and comedy. To read Would Everybody Please Stop? is to experience life with imaginative and incisive humor.|
|4.||American Honey||Andrea||Arnold, Director||(DVD) An adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Stars Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf.
|5.||Vegan Cheese: Simple, Delicious Plant-Based Recipes||Jules||Aron||From creamy and mild to sharp and sliceable, 60 dairy-free and delicious cheeses to make at home|
|6.||Dheepan||Jacques||Audiard, director||(DVD) Palme d’Or Winner. Gripping saga of three refugees who pose as a family to escape their war-torn home only to be caught up in gang violence on the streets of Paris.|
|7.||My Foolish Heart: A Pop-up Book of Love||Nick||Bantock||From the creator of the bestselling Griffin & Sabine series comes a loving gift book that’s (literally) full of heart. This quirky book takes six heart-themed expressions and gives them new meaning through engaging pop-ups. From Brave Hearted (a heart that looks like a tiger) to Light Hearted (a heart with lightbulbs surrounding it), My Foolish Heart features Bantock’s signature art style in a small and giftable package. With its inimitable word play on turns of phrase, this playful book is a delightful surprise for Valentine’s Day or whenever a token of unexpected affection is in order.|
|8.||The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao||Martha||Batalha||The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao is a wildly inventive, wickedly funny and keenly observed tale of two sisters who, surrounded by a cast of unforgettable characters, assert their independence and courageously carve a path of their own in 1940s Rio de Janeiro. A deeply human and truly unforgettable novel from one of the most exciting new voices in world literature.|
|9.||What It’s Like to Be Dog and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience||Gregory||Berns||What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner–completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different value systems, and a complex understanding of human speech… Groundbreaking and deeply humane, it is essential reading for animal lovers of all stripes.
|10.||200 WOMEN||Geoff||Blackwell & Ruth Hobday||Interviews with 200 women from a variety of backgrounds provide a snapshot of female life around the globe…Each woman shares her unique reply to the same five questions: What really matters to you?, What brings you happiness?, What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?, What would you change if you could?, and Which single word do you most identify with?|
|11.||In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers and Entrepreneurs||Grace||Bonney||Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.|
|12.||Tuco: The Parrot, the Others, and A Scattershot World||
|Brett||For thirty years, Brian Brett shared his office and his life with Tuco, a remarkable parrot given to asking such questions as “Whaddya know?” and announcing “Party time!” when guests showed up at Brett’s farm. Although Brett bought Tuco on a whim as a pet, he gradually realizes the enormous obligation he has to the bird and learns that the parrot is a lot more complex than he thought.|
|13.||Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto||Leslie||Buck||At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck’s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way.|
|14.||In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahil Gibran||Paul-Gordon||Chandler||In Search of a Prophet is a fascinating journey through the spiritual life of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. Capturing our imaginations and enriching our spirits, Paul-Gordon Chandler explores this beloved writer and artist, a mystic who sought to build bridges and tear down walls.|
|15.||Going into Town : A Love Letter to New York||Roz||Chast||From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast’s new graphic memoir–a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it.|
|Peter||Clines||An aimless young man escapes his dead-end town when he meets a badass, time-traveling adventuress… A rousing adventure novel that marries steampunk aesthetics to the seminal concept of protecting American liberty. (from Kirkus Review)|
|17.||The Art of Flora Forager||Bridget Beth||Collins||Flower fans and nature enthusiasts will fall in love with this charming art book from Instagram sensation Flora Forager featuring the best of her unique floral compositions created with botanical materials. Flora Forager creates images out of flower petals, leaves, stones, twigs, and other natural materials that she finds in her garden and in urban wild areas in her neighborhood.|
|18.||On the Verge||Rebecca D.||Costa||In the spirit of the best in popular science, On the Verge is a landmark examination of big-picture forces affecting society today. Costa’s unique sociobiological perspective, combined with her ability to blend humor, breaking science, and insightful personal stories, distinguishes her as one of the most important female thought leaders of our time.|
|19.||The Edge of Seventeen||Kelly Fremon||Craig (Dir. & Writer)||(DVD) with Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick
|20.||Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief
|Steve||Crawshaw||With over 100 photographs and accompanying commentary on the power of non-violent protest from human rights campaigner Steve Crawshaw, who has been an eye-witness to some of the most dramatic demonstrations of recent years, Street Spirit is a unique visual guide that will inspire, enlighten and entertain.|
|21.||The Urban Canvas- Street Art around the World
|G. James||Daichendt||The interaction with happened-upon street art is both physical and emotional, provoking a reaction and hopefully a conversation about the work this worldwide phenomenon. From backs of street signs to corporate boardrooms, its visibility, popularity, and diversity is what makes it so beloved. Highlighting some of the best work from around the world, The Urban Canvas is an extensive look at this art form and the artists that make it great.|
|22.||How to be a Wildflower: A Field Guide||Katie||Daisy||A fresh perspective, an outdoor exploration, a new adventure about to begin—How to Be a Wildflower is the book to celebrate these and other wide-open occasions… For every wild and free spirit—and those who aspire to be—this is a field guide to living life to the fullest.|
|23.||Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord||Louis||De Bernieres||Dionisio Vivo, a young South American lecturer in philosophy, is puzzled by the hideously mutilated corpses that keep turning up outside his front door. To his friend, Ramon, one of the few honest policemen in town, the message is all too clear: Dionisio’s letters to the press, exposing the drug barons, must stop; and although Dionisio manages to escape the hit-men sent to get him, he soon realizes that others are more vulnerable, and his love for them leads him to take a colossal revenge.|
|24.||The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts||Louis||De Bernieres||This rambunctious first novel by the author of the bestselling Corelli’s Mandolin is set in an impoverished, violent, yet ravishingly beautiful country somewhere in South America. When the haughty Dona Constanza decides to divert a river to fill her swimming pool, the consequences are at once tragic, heroic, and outrageously funny. “Walks a precarious edge between slapstick and pathos, never once losing its balance.”–Washington Post Book World.|
|25.||The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman||Louis||De Bernieres||… Louis de Bernières continues his chronicle of Cochadebajo, the Andean village where macho philosophers, defrocked priests, and reformed (though hardly inactive) prostitutes cohabit in cheerful anarchy. But this unruly utopia is imperiled when the demon-harried Cardinal Guzman decides to inaugurate a new Inquisition, with Cochadebajo as its ultimate target.
On his side, the Cardinal has an army of fanatics who are all too willing to destroy bodies in order to save souls. The Cochadebajeros have precious little ammunition, unless you count chef Dolores’s incendiary Chicken of a True Man, and a civil defense that deems nothing more crucial than the act of love. Part epic, part farce, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman confirms de Bernières’s reputation as England’s answer to Gabriel García Márquez.
|26.||Soul Shifts||Barbara||DeAngelis||Soul Shifts is the groundbreaking new book from New York Timesbest-selling author and renowned transformational teacher Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. Now, in her most powerful offering yet—and the culmination of her life’s work—Dr. De Angelis offers a practical handbook for awakening, and a brilliant revisioning of the journey of personal and spiritual transformation that will inspire and enlighten longtime seekers as well as new arrivals to the path of growth.|
|27.||Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors||Vladimir||Dinets||People are captivated by wild animals—by their strength and their size and by the things they do to stay alive. In Wildlife Spectacles zoologist Vladimir Dinets dives deep into this wonder, allowing curious readers to discover just how spectacular wild animals can be.|
|28.||From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death||Caitlin||Doughty||Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in America.|
|29.||Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan||Naomi||Duguid||Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International (2017)
Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel (2017)Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe, Food & Wine, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal
|30.||O.J.: Made in America||Ezra||Edelman, Director||(DVD) O.J.: Made in America is a 2016 American documentary produced and directed by Ezra Edelman for ESPN Films and their 30 for 30 series, which was released as a five-part miniseries and in theatrical format. The documentary explores two of America’s greatest fixations – race and celebrity – through the life of O. J. Simpson… (from Wikipedia)|
|31.||Ungrateful Mammals||Dave||Eggers||…in order to raise money for ScholarMatch, his college-access nonprofit, he returned to visual art, and the results have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country. Usually involving the pairing of an animal with humorous or biblical text, the results are wry, oddly anthropomorphic tableaus that create a very entertaining and eccentric body of work from one of today’s leading culture makers.|
|32.||What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories||Nathan||Englander||A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of 2012
These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated short-story writer and novelist grappling with the great questions of modern life.
|33.||Original Fire||Louise||Erdrich||A passionate book of poetry from New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich.
In this important collection, award-winning author Louise Erdrich has selected poems from her two previous books of poetry, Jacklight and Baptism of Desire, and has added nineteen new poems to compose Original Fire.
|34.||Land on Fire: the New Reality of Wildfire in the West||Gary||Ferguson||Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the west. Land on Fire explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. …Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Dramatic photographs reveal the terror and beauty of fire, as well as the staggering effect it has on the landscape.|
|35.||My Brilliant Friend||Elena||Ferrante||MP3 – Neapolitan Novels-Volume 1
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its protagonists, the fiery and unforgettable Lila, and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflictual friendship…
Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.
|36.||The Story of a New Name||Elena||Ferrante||CD – Neapolitan Novels-Volume 2|
|37.||Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay||Elena||Ferrante||CD – Neapolitan Novels-Volume 3|
|38.||The Story of the Lost Child||Elena||Ferrante||CD – Neapolitan Novels-Volume 4|
|39.||Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks
|Adam||Footer||Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter.” Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste (including meat and dairy). Since the process takes place in a closed system, insects and smell are controlled, making it ideal for urban or business settings. The process is very fast, with compost usually ready to be integrated into your soil or garden in around two weeks.|
|40.||The Twilight Pariah||Jeffrey||Ford||Three friends go looking for treasure and find horror in Jeffrey Ford’s The Twilight Pariah.|
|41.||Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom||Dorian||Geisler||Dorian Geisler’s beguiling debut collection of poetry solves the problems of audacity―with audacity. A darkly uncanny romp through the lives of others, Geisler’s fast-moving poetry and understated/maximalist aesthetic manage to convey a burgeoning world filled with strangers whose identities are playfully―sometimes diabolically―half-revealed.|
|42.||Rams||Grímur||Hákonarson||(DVD) …is a 2015 Icelandic drama film written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson.
(from rottentomatoes.com: …charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.)
|43.||Skinful of Shadows||Frances||Hardinge||A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. … From Costa Book of the Year winner Frances Hardinge comes a new dark historical fantasy that’s sure to satisfy her leagues of fans who are eager for more.|
|44.||Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front||Mary Jennings||Hegar||In Shoot Like a Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.|
|45.||Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris||Bonnie||Henderson||In Strand, travel writer and amateur naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces the stories of wrack washed up on the mile-long stretch of Oregon beach she has walked regularly for more than a decade. Henderson’s writing conveys both a keen attention to the specifics of place and an expansive field of vision.|
|46.||The Rules of Magic
|Alice||Hoffman|| From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic.
Find your magic.
For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.
Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. …
The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.
|47.||The Art of Rebellion IV (Masterpieces of Urban Art)||Christian||Hundertmark||One of the most successful street art series ever published with 100,000 copies in print, Art of Rebellion was the originator, presenting the finest artwork ever created by artists on the street worldwide. Now at long last comes a new volume featuring approximately 100 artists with their personal favorites innovative work in a variety of media that arrests our attention and transforms our cities into open air museums.|
|Kirsten||Johnson||(DVD) A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer.|
|49.||Ulysses||James||Joyce||(AUDIO CD/read by Donal, Donnelly)
The young poet Stephen has been recalled from Paris to Dublin to be at his mother’s deathbed. But he refuses her dying wishes: to kneel and pray for her. Now, holed up in his Martello tower outside the city walls, he has to suffer the taunts of Buck Mulligan by day and, by night, the vision of ‘her eyes, shaking out of death to shake and bend my soul.’ Timelessly evocative, Ulysses is far more than the story of Stephen Dedalus’ journey through Dublin. It is a huge, rich portrayal of human life. In this magnificent, highly accessible, part reading part dramatisation – which includes the famous Molly Bloom soliloquy – the power and truth of Joyce’s vision is as potent as ever
|50.||The Chinese Kitchen Garden: Growing Techniques and Family Recipes from a Classic Cuisine
|Wendy||Kiang-Spray||Wendy Kiang-Spray’s family has a strong culinary and gardening tradition. In The Chinese Kitchen Garden, she beautifully blends the story of her family’s cultural heritage with growing information for 38 Chinese vegetables—like lotus root, garlic, chives, and eggplant—and 25 traditional recipes, like congee, dumplings, and bok choy stir-fry. Organized by season, you’ll learn what to grow in spring and what to cook in winter.|
|51.||Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative||Austin||Kleon||When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.|
|52.||Provenance||Ann||Leckie||…an enthralling new novel of power, theft, privilege and birthright.
A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.
Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray’s future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good.
|53.||The Living Forest – A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods||Robert||Llewellyn and Joan Maloof||The Living Forest is a visual journey that immerses you deep into the woods. The wide-ranging photography by Robert Llewellyn celebrates the small and the large, the living and the dead, and the seen and the unseen. You’ll discover close-up images of owls, hawks, and turtles; aerial photographs that show herons in flight; and time-lapse imagery that reveals the slow change of leaves. In an ideal blend of art and scholarship, the 300 awe-inspiring photographs are supported by lyrical essays from Joan Maloof detailing the science behind the wonder.|
|54.||Street Art||Lonely Planet||An insider’s guide to discovering the world’s best urban art. From amazing wall murals to Banksy’s stencils and Invader’s mosaics, we showcase 140 creative hotspots across 42 cities and tell you how to find them, as well as introduce pioneering artists and interview those who shaped the movement.|
|55.||Backpacking Oregon||Douglas||Lorain||There are many hiking guidebooks available for Oregon, but there is only one Backpacking Oregon. This guide is the only book available that details the best backpacking trips in the Beaver State. These 27 trips, which last from 3 days to 2 weeks, offer geographic diversity, beautiful scenery, and a short getaway from the routines of daily life. The trips are generally more than a simple weekend outing, but they are all terrific vacations and each gives you enough time to really enjoy the scenery and get to know Oregon.|
|56.||The World of Tomorrow
|Brendan||Mathews||One of Entertainment Weekly‘s 20 Must-Read Books of the Fall 
One of the New York Post‘s 15 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down This Fall
|57.||Luna||David||McKean, Director||DVD Grant and Christine are still struggling with the storm of grief following the death of their baby. They visit an old friend, Dean, with his new girlfriend Freya, in their isolated house by the sea. Dean tries but fails to control his drinking. Freya worries about the age difference between her and Dean. Christine confesses her secrets to Dean, upsetting his comfortably stable world of escapist fantasy and children’s books. Over a long weekend, old loves, losses and resentments are revisited and the life of the dead child is lived out in a series of strange, hallucinatory dreams.(from rottentomators.com)|
|58.||The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life and the World||Lynne||McTaggart||Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing, using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect, in this new book by the author of the international bestsellers The Intention Experiment and The Field.|
|59.||Foraging Mushrooms Oregon||Jim||Meuninck||Detailed descriptions of edible mushrooms; tips on finding, preparing, and using mushrooms; a glossary of botanical terms; color photos. Use Foraging Mushrooms as a field guide or as a delightful armchair read.|
|60.||Code girls: The Untold Story of American Women Code Breakers of WW II||Liza||Mundy||Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.|
|61.||The Art of Expressive Collage||Crystal||Neubauer||What story will your art express?
There’s a dialogue waiting to happen on your worktable. The Art of Expressive Collage will teach you to listen to what paper and glue, ink and paint have to tell you. From the fear of messing up to the excitement of letting things flow, you’ll come to see the common thread in the bits and pieces you collect. You’ll discover new ways to think about arranging these bits in your work as you express yourself with lines, smudges and translucent layers.
|62.||Journal Sparks||Emily||Neuburger||Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into quirky characters for a playful story. It’s the perfect companion to all those blank books and an ideal launch pad to explore creative self-expression and develop an imaginative voice — for anyone ages 10 to 100!|
|63.||Divine Gardens : Mayumi Oda and the San Francisco Zen Center||Mayumi||Oda, Illustrator||Suitable for study by art students or for display on a coffee table, Divine Gardens captures the essence of Mayumi Oda’s art and life as a Zen practitioner. The forty-five full-color works of art and twenty-four essays contained in the collection are a joyful celebration of her work and the community forged through the years at the San Francisco Zen Center.|
|64.||WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us||Tim||O’Reilly||The core of the book’s call to action is an exhortation to businesses to DO MORE with technology rather than just using it to cut costs and enrich their shareholders. Robots are going to take our jobs, they say. O’Reilly replies, “Only if that’s what we ask them to do! Technology is the solution to human problems, and we won’t run out of work till we run out of problems.|
|65.||The Durrells in Corfu||PBS||(DVD) A British comedy-drama series based on Gerald Durrell’s three autobiographical books about his family’s four years (1935–1939) on the Greek Island of Corfu, (Wikipedia)|
|66.||Frida||Benjamin LaCombe & Sebastien||Perez||A sumptuous feast of a book, Frida allows the reader to enter this revered artist’s world, both literally and metaphorically. Through a series of consecutive die-cut pages, one is drawn in passing through aspects of her life, art and creative process while exploring the themes that inspired her most, such as love, death and maternity. Iconic and visceral, her work has always had the ability to transcend borders and resonate with its honest and graphic depiction of the human condition.|
|67.||The Twenty First Century Art Book||Phaidon Press Editors||The 21st‐Century Art Book is an A‐to‐Z guide of contemporary artists featuring established art‐world figures – Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall – alongside rising stars of the next generations. Global in scope, the book features work from 50 countries across a variety of mediums, from painting, drawing, and sculpture to digital art, video installation, and performance.
Each of the 280 artists included has a dedicated page pairing a significant artwork from his or her oeuvre with lively and informative text.
|68.||The Book of Dust||Philip||Pullman||Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible characters.” (The New York Times Magazine) (also same title on CD) *
|69.||Long Way Done||Jason||Reynolds||A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.|
|70.||The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying||Nina||Riggs||An exquisite memoir about how to live—and love—every day with “death in the room,” from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air.|
|71.||The Tiger’s Daughter||K. Arsenault||Rivera||This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil. A crack in the wall heralds the end…two goddesses arm themselves… an adventure for the ages.
|72.||Agatha Raisin (Series one)||Geoffrey||Sax, et al., Director||(DVD) The Cotswolds-based PR guru turned amateur sleuth returns for a series of comedic murder-mysteries based on the books by M.C. Beaton. Stars: Ashley Jensen, Jamie Glover, Katy Wix (IMDb)
|73.||The Women Who Made New York||Julie||Scelfo||…reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work.|
|74.||Silence||Martin||Scorsese, Director||(DVD) – Silence is a 2016 historical period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō.
… The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Edo-era Japan to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholic Christianity. (from Wikipedia)
|75.||Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead||Tosha||Silver||A collection of spiritual lessons, anecdotes, and thoughts on the Divine’s intervention in our lives, this brilliantly written and wonderfully entertaining book teaches us how to live purposefully and in line with the Force of Love.|
|Smith||An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work—from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetry.|
|77.||Woolgathering||Patti||Smith||A great book about becoming an artist, Woolgathering tells of a youngster finding herself as she learns the noble vocation of woolgathering, “a worthy calling that seemed a good job for me.” She discovers―often at night, often in nature―the pleasures of rescuing “a fleeting thought.”|
|78.||Worn in New York||Emily||Spivack||Worn in New York offers a contemporary cultural history of the city—its changing identity, temper, and tone, and its irrepressible vitality—by paying tribute to these well-loved clothes and the people who wore them.|
|79.||The Northwest Coastal Explorer||Robert||Steelquist||…a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them—like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches—while the included getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.|
|80.||Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest and the Biggest Year in the World
|Noah||Strycker||Traveling to 41 countries in 2015 with a backpack and binoculars, Noah Strycker became the first person to see more than half the world’s 10,000 species of birds in one year.|
|81.||Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest
|Sarah||Swanson||Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest is a lively, practical guide that helps readers discover 85 of the region’s most extraordinary birds. Each bird profile includes notes on what they eat, where they migrate from, and where to find them in Washington and Oregon. Profiles also include stunning color photographs of each bird. Birds are grouped by what they are known for or where they are most likely to be found—like beach birds, urban birds, colorful birds, and killer birds.
This is an accessible guide for casual birders, weekend warriors, and families looking for an outdoor experience. Eight easy-going birding weekends, including stops in Puget Sound, the Central Washington wine country, and the Klamath Basin, offer wonderful getaway ideas and make this a must-have guide for locals and visitors alike.
|82.||Small Wonders: Life Portrait in Miniature
|Tatsuya||Tanaka||In this book you can find more than 100 works created by utilizing everyday objects, tiny figures, and an immense amount of imagination. You will be amazed by the ideas found in the ordinary things around you that bring back the curiosity you used to have in childhood.|
|83.||The Artist Project: What Artists See When They Look at Art||The Metropolitan Museum Of Art||120 of the world’s most influential contemporary artists discuss the art that inspires them in this lavishly packaged and designed book.|
|84.||Complete Stories||Kurt||Vonnegut||Here for the first time is the complete short fiction of one of the twentieth century’s foremost imaginative geniuses. More than half of Vonnegut’s output was short fiction, and never before has the world had occasion to wrestle with it all together. Organized thematically—”War,” “Women,” “Science,” “Romance,” “Work Ethic versus Fame and Fortune,” “Behavior,” “The Band Director” (those stories featuring Lincoln High’s band director and nice guy George Hemholtz), and “Futuristic”—these ninety-eight stories were written from 1941 to 2007…|
|85.||Cemetery of Splendor||Apichatpong||Weerasethakul||(DVD) …is a 2015 Thai drama film written, produced, and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The plot revolves around a spreading epidemic of sleeping sickness where spirits appear to the stricken and hallucination becomes indistinguishable from reality. The epidemic is used as a metaphor for personal and Thai societal issues.|
|86.||The Inner Life of Animals||Peter||Wohlleben||Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben’s personal experiences in forests and fields.|
|87.||What the Hell Did I Just Read||David||Wong||While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they — like you — would be better off not knowing.|
|88.||The Red Threads of Fortune||Jy||Yang||Fallen prophet, master of the elements, and daughter of the supreme Protector, Sanao Mokoya has abandoned the life that once bound her. Once her visions shaped the lives of citizens across the land, but no matter what tragedy Mokoya foresaw, she could never reshape the future. Broken by the loss of her young daughter, she now hunts deadly, sky-obscuring naga in the harsh outer reaches of the kingdom with packs of dinosaurs at her side, far from everything she used to love.
On the trail of a massive naga that threatens the rebellious mining city of Bataanar, Mokoya meets the mysterious and alluring Rider. But all is not as it seems: the beast they both hunt harbors a secret that could ignite war throughout the Protectorate. As she is drawn into a conspiracy of magic and betrayal, Mokoya must come to terms with her extraordinary and dangerous gifts, or risk losing the little she has left to hold dear.
|89.||Folded Book Art||Clare||Youngs||35 beautiful projects to transform your books―create cards, display scenes, decorations, gifts, and more
Follow Clare Youngs’ simple step-by-step projects to make a huge variety of creative book art projects.