Staff Pick

Have you been in a funk since November? Can't look at the news without having a full-on panic attack? Well, this The Revolution Where You Live might not soothe all your nerves but it will provide for some much-needed optimism. Journalist Sarah van Gelder transversed the country in her pickup truck, allowing us to reap the fruit of her labor—conversations with activists, leaders, creatives and all-around outside-the-box thinkers on how they're working hard to change their communities for the better. From ranchers in Montana to urban farmers in Chicago, from artists in Appalachia to the new activist mayor of Newark, van Gelder's many inspiring profiles show how a revolution where one lives can, in fact, change the world.

The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America Cover Image
By Sarah Van Gelder, Danny Glover (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781626567658
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - January 9th, 2017

Staff Pick

Hannah Tinti's second novel functions as both a thrilling adventure yarn, hearkening back to westerns of yesteryear, and as a moving depiction of a parent-child relationship. The titular Samuel Hawley is a former career criminal bent on providing as stable a life as possible for his teenage daughter, Loo, who may have picked up more of her father's characteristics than he'd like to admit. Tinti masterfully couples the pair's attempt at domestic normalcy in a small New England fishing town with a whirlwind tour through Hawley's mysterious past that will have readers on the edge of their seat. For those who are looking for their next gripping story, this is not one to be missed!

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812989885
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Published: The Dial Press - March 28th, 2017

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Family drama, mystical road trips, and a military thriller collide in Jon Raymond's intimate portrayal of a Los Angeles family whose foundation is rapidly disintegrating. Written with empathy and intelligence in equal measure, Raymond's characters are all forced to confront their most deeply-held beliefs head-on and truly find what success means in modern America.

Freebird: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977603
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Graywolf Press - January 3rd, 2017