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Outer Space, Politics & Boredom

In addition to all the great nonfiction we wrote about the other week, we’ve got even MORE for you and your patrons:

APOLLO 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger
The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph. “Readers will relish Kluger’s multisensory prose, and the whole gamut of space flight comes alive in the details. Kluger’s laudable storytelling novelistically conveys the charged politics of the era while revealing difficult technical concepts.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

ALIENS: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life by Jim Al-Khalili
“In a series of 20 essays detailing cutting-edge scientific data and theories, renowned researchers expound on the possibility—or probability?—of extraterrestrial intelligence. An incisive and fun collection packed with mind-expanding ideas about our universe and ourselves.” — Kirkus Reviews

GEEK GIRL RISING: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech by Heather Cabot & Samantha Walravens
With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Cabot & Walraves introduce readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that’s changing the way we live, work and connect. “This enlightening read reveals many problems embedded in start-up culture, but, more importantly, it is an invigorating call to action and testament to the wide-ranging successes of women in this field.” — Booklist

PANTSUIT NATION by Libby Chamberlain
From the fastest-growing private Facebook group in history—now with nearly 4 million engaged and impassioned members—a beautifully designed, inspiring collection of stories and photographs that capture what it means to live, work, struggle, love, and celebrate in our world.

THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance by Ben Sasse
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can’t grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body—and explains how parents can encourage them. “Deeply thoughtful, delightfully personal, and bravely ecumenical in scope, Sasse’s guide for stemming the tide of delayed responsibility showcases what is both practical and possible.” — Booklist readmoreremove

New Year, New You

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2017? Here are some new books to help you and your patrons stick to your resolutions (ours is to read more):

FOOD, HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life by Oprah Winfrey
You get a recipe, and you get a recipe, and you get a recipe! Oprah shares more than 100 of her favorite delicious and healthy recipes in this stunning four-color cookbook.

BREATHE: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health by Belisa Vranich
This is THE book on breathing. Learn how to prevent and cure illness, increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance simply by breathing in the anatomically “right” way.

THE BIKINI BODY 28-DAY HEALTHY EATING & LIFESTYLE GUIDE: 200 Recipes and Weekly Menus to Kick Start Your Journey by Kayla Itsines
Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer with over 13 million social media followers who use her Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts: energetic, kinetic, high-intensity interval training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Now Itisines delivers her first ever healthy lifestyle book, complete with a 4-week workout plan, 200 recipes, and tons of photos.

HOW TO HYGGE: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life by Signe Johansen
Discover the secrets of hygge (pronounced HYOO-guh): where coziness, warmth, and community is key. “Readers interested in simplifying their homes and lives are sure to find plenty of practical recipes and suggestions here that they can implement immediately.” — Publishers Weekly

HOW TO BE BORED by Eva Hoffman
In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time—and even benefit from it. Drawing on psychoanalysis, neuroscience and a wide range of literature, Hoffman emphasizes the need to understand our own preferences and purposes, and to replenish our inner resources.

HOW TO CHOOSE A PARTNER by Susan Quilliam
In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to approach one of the most important life decisions: choosing a partner. Drawing upon rich cultural material, psychology, and her background in relationship therapy, Quilliam presents partner choice as a journey toward self-development, driving us to learn more about ourselves, about other people, about life and the way we want to live.

L’ART DE LA SIMPLICITE: How to Live More with Less by Dominique Loreau
Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by Eastern philosophy, Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity, and shares this in this book available in English for the first time. “This is already a best-seller in its original French, in a country where readers happily sought advice in books like BRINGING UP BEBE and FRENCH WOMEN DON’T GET FAT, and where the runaway success of Marie Kondo’s THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP has spurred interest in Japanese-inspired minimalism.” — Booklist readmoreremove

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