Staff Pick

Think you've had your fill of dystopian tales of the future? Believe me, you haven't, because you haven't read Maggie Shen King’s new novel An Excess Male.  Set in a China a few decades hence, forty million excess men, a direct result of China’s misogynistic one child policy, tax the country’s resources and culture. Marriage has become a rigid system of state control and familial advancement.  The story follows two families as they try to survive this system while keeping their secrets hidden. This is a tremendous tale of love and identity and King is a writer to keep your eye on. 

An Excess Male: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662552
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Voyager - September 12th, 2017

Staff Pick

For ye’ landlubbers like myself who’ve never answered the call of the sea, here’s a book to dive into (pun intended). Admiral Stavridis chronicles the history of the world’s oceans, demonstrating their importance since time immemorial, while weaving in fascinating anecdotes from his own career with the US Navy. This is an excellent, compelling, and easy to ready book that dispels our terra firma-centric view of the earth. As Admiral Stavridis shows, within these vast waterways lie our past, present, and future.

Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735220591
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Press - June 6th, 2017

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It's a time-honored book-selling tradition. Every year when summer rolls around, customers scour the travel section to find the perfect guidebook for their adventures near and far. This year brought a travel guide that is truly out of this world, pun intended! This is the travel guide to the solar system that will be the standard for years to come. A must-read for the daring and the curious alike, this book makes our stellar neighborhood come alive with fun and exciting details on nearly every page. Move over Captain Picard. Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich are on the scene.

Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143129776
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - June 6th, 2017