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P&P Live!: Jean Guerrero – Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda - in conversation with Jonathan Blitzer

Wednesday, August 12, 6:00 pm
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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062986719
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Published: William Morrow - August 11th, 2020

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Jean Guerrero is an investigative border reporter contributing to NPR, the PBS NewsHour and other public media. She is the author of Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir, which won the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers prize. She is also the recipient of an Emmy. She began her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires as a correspondent in Mexico City. Her writing is featured in Best American Essays 2019, edited by Rebecca Solnit. Guerrero lives in La Mesa, California.

Jonathan Blitzer is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He won a 2017 National Award for Education Reporting for “American Studies,” a story about an underground school for undocumented immigrants. His writing and reporting have also appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Atavist, Oxford American, and The Nation.

 

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P&P Live!: Isabel Wilkerson – Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents - in conversation with Bryan Stevenson

Wednesday, August 12, 8:00 pm
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$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

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“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”

In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Beautifully written, original, and revealing, this brilliant book is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

Wilkerson will be in conversation with Bryan Stevenson, the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama. He is also the author of the award winning book Just Mercy, which was recently adapted as a major motion picture. 

 

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P&P Live!: Katie Hill – She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality - in conversation with Shawna Thomas

Thursday, August 13, 6:00 pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781538737002
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 11th, 2020

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Katie Hill shares her experience with misogyny and double standards in politics to help women topple the longstanding power structures that prevent them from achieving equality.

Powerful women who dare to make mistakes still face swifter and more brutal consequences than men, as the events that precipitated Congressional representative Hill's resignation, in which she was the victim of revenge porn, clearly demonstrate. But she doesn't want women to be discouraged from taking positions of power -- in fact, the rampant misogyny we see is all the more reason for women to lead, to work to change the systems that have kept old, wealthy, white men in power for far too long.

In She Will Rise, to be published on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment (which gave women the right to vote), Hill details how we can overcome the obstacles holding women back from achieving equal representation in positions of power to create the change we want for the next century. She is ready to equip readers for the front lines of leadership in all arenas, to guide women in becoming the warriors we need to shape this country for the better.

Hill will be in conversation with Shawna Thomas, Content Development Executive for Quibi, and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC.

 

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P&P Live! Gilbert Ford-The Mysterious Messenger—in conversation with Mary Quattlebaum

Thursday, August 13, 7:00 pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9781250205674
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

Maria is a lonely girl with a secret to keep. She is the daughter of a psychic con artist who swindles widows out of their fortunes, but it’s not her mother that has the gift of clairvoyance—it is Maria. A longing for connection with the living leads Maria on a spirit-led treasure hunt across 1950s Brooklyn where she learns about Beat poets, Abstract Impressionists, jazz singers, and, ultimately, friendship.  

This is the debut middle grade novel for award winning author-illustrator Gilbert Ford. He will be in conversation with Mary Quattlebaum, children's author and Washington Post/Kids Post reviewer. The event includes a short clip of Gilbert’s process and a live drawing demonstration as well as Q&A from the audience. Ages 8-12. 

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P&P Live!: Jill Filipovic – OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind – in conversation with Baratunde Thurston

Thursday, August 13, 8:00 pm
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$17.00
ISBN: 9781982153762
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - August 11th, 2020

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In OK Boomer, Let's Talk, journalist (and Millennial) Jill Filipovic tells the definitive story of her generation--and it's no joke. Talking to gig workers, economists, policy makers, and dozens of struggling Millennials drowning in debt on a planet quite literally in flames, Filipovic paints a shocking and nuanced portrait of a generation being left behind.

Filipovic shows that Millennials are not the avocado-toast-eating snowflakes of Boomer outrage fantasies. But they are the first American generation that will do worse than their parents. "OK, Boomer" isn't just a sarcastic dismissal--it's a recognition that Millennials are in crisis, and that Boomer voters, bankers, and policy makers are responsible.

Filipovic will be in conversation with Baratunde Thurston, an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, and advised the Obama White House. He is also the creator and host of Live On Lockdown.

 

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P&P Live!: Maaza Mengiste – Addis Ababa Noir - in conversation with Linda Yohannes

Friday, August 14, 6:00 pm
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By Maaza Mengiste (Editor), Sulaiman Addonia (Contribution by), Mikael Awake (Contribution by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781617758201
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Published: Akashic Books - August 4th, 2020

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The stories in Addis Ababa Noir are not gentle stories. They cross into forbidden territories and traverse the damaged terrain of the human heart. The characters in these pages are complicated, worthy of our judgment as much as they somehow manage to elude it. The writers have each discovered their own ways to get us to lean in while forcing us to grit our teeth as we draw closer...

Despite the varied and distinct voices in these pages, no single book can contain all of the wonderful, intriguing, vexing complexities of Addis Ababa. But what you will read are stories by some of Ethiopia's most talented writers living in the country and abroad. Each of them considers the many ways that myth and truth and a country's dark edges come together to create something wholly original--and unsettling.

Mengiste will be in conversation with Linda Yohannes, an Ethiopian writer from Addis Ababa whose story “Kebele ID” appears in Addis Ababa Noir. Her work has appeared in Prufrock magazine, Jalada AfricaBrittle Paper, BBC Radio 4, Ethiopia Insight, and is forthcoming in Transition magazine. 

Another panelist will be Adam Reta, a short story writer and novelist. He published his debut collection of short stories in the mideighties and then his second short story collection, Mahlet. Since then he has authored five short story collections and four novels.

 

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P&P Live!: Kurt Andersen – Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History - in conversation with Michael Tomasky

Monday, August 17, 6:00 pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9781984801340
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Published: Random House - August 11th, 2020

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Kurt Andersen is author of Heyday and Turn of the Century and frequently writes for New York and Vanity Fair. He is host and cocreator of the Peabody Award–winning public radio program Studio 360. In 2006, he founded Very Short List, an email service for connoisseurs of culture who would never call themselves “connoisseurs.” He was cofounder of Spy magazine, and has been a columnist and critic for the New Yorker and Time. Andersen lives with his wife and daughters in Brooklyn.

Michael Tomasky is a columnist for the Daily Beast, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and the editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. He lives in Maryland.

 

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P&P Live!: Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas Nehamas, and Caitlin Ostroff – The Grifter's Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency

Monday, August 17, 8:00 pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781541756953
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 4th, 2020

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Donald Trump's opulent Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago has thrummed with scandal since the earliest days of his presidency. As Trump re-branded Mar-a-Lago "the Winter White House" and began spending weekends there, state business spilled out into full view of the club's members, and vast sums of taxpayer money and political donations began flowing into its coffers, and into the pockets of the president. The Grifter's Club is a breakthrough account of the impropriety, intrigue, and absurdity that has been on display in the place where the president is at his most relaxed.

Sarah Blaskey is an investigative reporter and data specialist at the Miami Herald. For their reporting on Trump tourism, she, Nicholas Nehamas, and Caitlin Ostroff were named finalists for the 2020 Livingston Award for Excellence in National Reporting.

Nicholas Nehamas is an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald. He was part of a team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting on the Panama Papers.

Caitlin Ostroff is a data reporter who used data analysis and computer coding to report investigative pieces for the Herald. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and is now with the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

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P&P Live!: William G. Howell and Terry M. Moe – Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy with Thomas B. Edsall

Tuesday, August 18, 6:00 pm
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$18.00
ISBN: 9780226763170
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Published: University of Chicago Press - August 5th, 2020

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William G. Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, director of the Center for Effective Government, and co-host of the Not Another Politics podcast. Terry M. Moe is the William Bennett Munro Professor in Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

At a time when rising populism and ineffective government threaten the end of American democracy, Howell and Moe argue that the solution ultimately lies in a recrafting of the presidency for modern times. In this trenchant analysis of modern politics, the authors call for reforms of the presidency itself—reforms that harness the promise of presidential power for effective government but firmly protect against the fear that it may be put to antidemocratic ends. Steven Levitsky, coauthor of How Democracies Die, says of the book: “Hard as it may be for Americans to accept, our constitutional system has grown dysfunctional. Howell and Moe propose clear solutions that break sharply with the conventional wisdom. I recommend this book to anyone concerned about the fate of American democracy.”

Thomas B. Edsall, a New York Times Contributing Op-Ed Writer, covers American politics, inequality, campaign strategy and demographics.

 

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P&P Live! Mikaila Ulmer-Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid—in conversation with A'Lelia Bundles

Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 pm
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815088
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

When Mikaila Ulmer was four, she was stung by a bee twice in one week. To overcome her new fear of the stinging insects, she started learning about them—and became determined to help save them. At some local business fairs, she sweetened her Great Granny Helen’s special lemonade recipe with local honey to raise awareness and funds for bee conservation. It was even more successful than she anticipated—eleven years later, she sits at the helm of Me & the Bees Lemonade and the Healthy Hive Foundation. Part memoir, part business guide, and all fun, this empowering book will teach readers how to turn passion into purpose.

Join us for a conversation between Ulmer and A'Lelia Bundles, an award-winning journalist, author, and the founder of the Madam Walker Family Archives.

Ages 10 and up.

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P&P Live!: Chanel Miller – Know My Name: A Memoir - in conversation with Rebecca Solnit

Tuesday, August 18, 8:00 pm
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$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

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She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time. Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.

Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.

Miller will be in conversation with Rebecca Solnit, the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling memoir, Recollection of My Nonexistence, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, andThe Faraway Nearby. She is also the author of Men Explain Things to Me and many essays on feminism, activism and social change, and hope.

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P&P Live!: Heather Cox Richardson – How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

Wednesday, August 19, 6:00 pm
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$27.95
ISBN: 9780190900908
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2020

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While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in this provocative work that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system that had sustained the defeated South moved westward and established a foothold. It was a natural fit. Settlers from the East had for decades been pushing into the West, where the seizure of Mexican lands at the end of the Mexican-American War and treatment of Native Americans cemented racial hierarchies. The South and West equally depended on extractive industries-cotton in the former and mining, cattle, and oil in the latter-giving rise a new birth of white male oligarchy, despite the guarantees provided by the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and the economic opportunities afforded by expansion.

How the South Won the Civil War seizes upon the soul of the country and its ongoing struggle to provide equal opportunity to all. Debunking the myth that the Civil War released the nation from the grip of oligarchy, expunging the sins of the Founding, it reveals how and why the Old South not only survived in the West, but thrived.

 

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P&P Live! Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang - Not Your All-American Girl

Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 pm
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338037760
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 7th, 2020

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$7.99
ISBN: 9781338037739
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 26th, 2019

Lauren’s used to being outshined by Tara, her more popular and accomplished best friend. But when Tara gets the lead in the school musical after everyone was sure Laura had the best audition, something doesn’t seem right. Their drama teacher tells Lauren, who is Chinese and Jewish, that she doesn’t look the part of the “everygirl from Pleasant Valley, Tennessee.” Lauren tries to cheer her friend on from the ensemble, but can’t bring herself to sing. This companion to the Sydney Taylor Honor-winning This Is Just a Test follows a hilarious, observant protagonist as she finds her voice when she needs it most. Ages 10-13.

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P&P Live!: Zephyr Teachout – Break 'Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money - in conversation with Brandi Collins-Dexter

Wednesday, August 19, 8:00 pm
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By Zephyr Teachout, Bernie Sanders (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250200891
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Published: All Points Books - July 28th, 2020

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Every facet of American life is being overtaken by big platform monopolists like Facebook, Google, and Bayer (which has merged with the former agricultural giant Monsanto), resulting in a greater concentration of wealth and power than we've seen since the Gilded Age. They are evolving into political entities that often have more influence than the actual government, bending state and federal legislatures to their will and even creating arbitration courts that circumvent the US justice system. How can we recover our freedom from these giants? Anti-corruption scholar and activist Zephyr Teachout has the answer: Break 'Em Up.

Through her expert analysis of monopolies in several sectors and their impact on courts, journalism, inequality, and politics, Teachout offers a concrete path toward thwarting these enemies of working Americans and reclaiming our democracy before it's too late. Teachout will be in conversation with  Brandi Collins-Dexter, previously the Senior Campaign Director for Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.

 

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P&P Live!: Robert B. Reich – The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Thursday, August 20, 6:00 pm
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$24.00
ISBN: 9780525659044
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Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

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ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations and has written fifteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers The Common Good, Saving Capitalism, Supercapitalism, and Locked in the Cabinet. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he writes a weekly column for The Guardian and Newsweek. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All, and the Netflix original Saving Capitalism, and co-founder of Inequality Media. He lives in Berkeley and blogs at robertreich.org.

 

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P&P Live! Linda Barrett Osborne-Guardians of Liberty: Freedom of the Press and the Nature of News—in conversation with Alan Miller

Thursday, August 20, 7:00 pm
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$18.99
ISBN: 9781419736896
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Come On In, America: The United States in World War I Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419723780
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 14th, 2017

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781419716607
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 12th, 2016

“What responsibilities does the press have to investigate and present the news fairly? How has new technology had an impact on the press and on the way we receive information? Is democracy harmed when an entire set of opinions is dismissed without considering its value, or when factual news reporting is labelled false without proof?" These are just some of the questions addressed by a celebrated author as she explores how the First Amendment right to a free press has been essential to a functioning democracy throughout American history.  

Join us for a conversation between Linda Barrett Osborne and News Literacy Project CEO Alan Miller as they discuss the past, present and future importance of press freedom. 

Linda Barrett Osborne was a senior writer-editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office for 15 years. She is the author of the nonfiction titles Traveling the Freedom RoadMiles to Go for FreedomThis Land Is Our Land, and Come On In, America.  

Alan Miller is a former Los Angeles Times reporter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit that provides news and information literacy resources to educators and the public.  

Ages 12 and up. 

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P&P Live!: Lyz Lenz – Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women – in conversation with Soraya Chemaly

Thursday, August 20, 8:00 pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9781541762831
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 11th, 2020

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Written with a blend of wit, snark, and raw intimacy, Belabored is an impassioned and irreverent defense of the autonomy, rights, and dignity of pregnant people. Lenz shows how religious, historical, and cultural myths about pregnancy have warped the way we treat pregnant people: when our representatives enact laws criminalizing abortion and miscarriage, when doctors prioritize the health of the fetus over the life of the pregnant patient in front of them, when baristas refuse to serve visibly pregnant women caffeine. She also reflects on her own experiences of carrying her two children and seeing how the sacrifices demanded during pregnancy carry over seamlessly into the cult of motherhood, where women are expected to play the narrowly defined roles of "wife" and "mother" rather than be themselves.

Lyz Lenz is the author of God Land and a columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and contributing writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Pacific Standard, among other publications.

Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. She is the Director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project and an advocate for women's freedom of expression and expanded civic and political engagement. A prolific writer and speaker, her articles appear in Time, the Verge, The Guardian, The Nation, HuffPost, and The Atlantic.

 

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P&P Live!: Debora L. Spar – Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny with Kara Swisher

Friday, August 21, 6:00 pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780374200039
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 18th, 2020

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Debora L. Spar is the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the former president of Barnard College. Her previous books include Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection and Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Discovery, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet

Kara Swisher, editor at large for the technology news website Recode and producer of the Recode Decode podcast and Code Conference, is a contributing opinion writer to The New York Times.

 

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P&P Live!: Mike Birbiglia – The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad - with J. Hope Stein

Friday, August 21, 8:00 pm
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By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538701515
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020

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In 2016, comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein took their fourteen-month-old daughter Oona to a film festival. When the festival director picked them up at the airport, she asked Mike if he would perform at the storytelling night. She said, "The theme of the stories is jealousy." Jen quipped, "You're jealous of Oona. You should talk about that."

And so Mike began sharing some of his darkest and funniest thoughts about the decision to have a child. Over the next couple years, these stories evolved into a Broadway show, and the more Mike performed it, the more he heard how it resonated -- not just with parents, but also people who resist all kinds of change.

The New One is the compilation of those stories, both laugh-out-loud funny and utterly universal.

Moderating the conversation is Michael Ian Black, actor, comedian, and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show The State, on MTV, and has created and starred in many other television shows.

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P&P Live!: Paul Dickson – The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor

Monday, August 24, 6:00 pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780802147677
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 7th, 2020

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Paul Dickson is the author of more than sixty nonfiction books, including Sputnik: The Shock of the Century and The Bonus Army: An American Epic (with Thomas B. Allen), and books on electronic warfare and war slang. He concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball, and 20th century history. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

 

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P&P Live at Lunch!: Eric Weiner – The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers - in conversation with Jacki Lyden

Tuesday, August 25, 1:00 pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501129018
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 25th, 2020

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780140276848
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 1998

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Join New York Times bestselling author Eric Weiner as he follows in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers to show us how each—from Epicurus to Nietzsche, Thoreau to Gandhi—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. In his latest book, The Socrates Express, Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pilgrimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from philosophers around the world, from Marcus Aurelius to Arthur Schopenhauer, Confucius to Montaigne.

Eric Weiner is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. His books include The Geography of Bliss and The Geography of Genius, and Man Seeks God. He is a former foreign correspondent for NPR and reporter for The New York Times, and a regular contributor to The Washington PostBBC Travel, and AFAR.

Weiner will be joined by Jacki Lyden, an award-winning host and correspondent for NPR, and the author of the acclaimed memoir Daughter of the Queen of Sheba. She is at work on her next memoir, Tell Me Something Good.

 

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P&P Live!: Elizabeth Shackelford – The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age – with Elise Labott

Tuesday, August 25, 6:00 pm
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$29.00
ISBN: 9781541724488
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Published: PublicAffairs - May 12th, 2020

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In 2017, Elizabeth Shackelford wrote a pointed resignation letter to her then boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She had watched as the State Department was gutted, and now she urged him to stem the bleeding by showing leadership and commitment to his diplomats and the country. In The Dissent Channel, former diplomat Shackelford shows that this is not a new problem. Her experience in 2013 during the precarious rise and devastating fall of the world's newest country, South Sudan, exposes a foreign policy driven more by inertia than principles, to suit short-term political needs over long-term strategies. In navigating both American bureaucracy and the fraught history and present of South Sudan, she conveys an urgent message about the devolving state of US foreign policy.

Elizabeth Shackelford was a career diplomat in the U.S. State Department until December 2017, when she resigned in protest of the Trump administration. During her tenure with the Foreign Service, Shackelford served in the U.S. embassies in Warsaw, Poland, South Sudan, Somalia, and Washington, D.C. For her work in South Sudan during the outbreak of civil war, Shackelford received the Barbara Watson Award for Consular Excellence, the State Department's highest honor for consular work. As an independent consultant, Shackelford focuses on human rights advocacy, conflict mitigation, political affairs, and democratic processes.

Elise Labott is CNN's global affairs correspondent, covering US foreign policy and international affairs for the network.

 

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P&P Live! YA Panel - Deb Caletti, Jennifer DeLeon, Kit Frick, Sandhya Menon, Siobhan Vivian - in Conversation w/ Kiersten White

Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 pm
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$18.99
ISBN: 9781534426979
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Published: Simon Pulse - June 23rd, 2020

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Cover Image
By Jennifer De Leon, Elena Garnu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534438248
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 30th, 2020

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Published: Simon Pulse - July 21st, 2020

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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2020

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Published: Simon Pulse - January 7th, 2020

Thrilling mysteries, suspenseful realistic fiction, poignant romance, and more—join us for Shelf Queens: Literary Ladies Who Rule as Deb Caletti, Jennifer DeLeon, Kit Frick, Sandhya Menon, and Siobhan Vivian discuss the strong female protagonists in their latest novels. Electrifying and honest, these novels explore the dangers, joys, and complexities of contemporary life. 

Girl, Unframed follows the daughter of a movie star as she notices unwanted attention from the men around her—including her mother’s boyfriend.  

In Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, Liliana Cruz navigates being one of the only Latinx students at a primarily white school as racism ramps up in class and anti-immigration policies threaten her family.  

Fans of murder mysteries won’t want to miss I Killed Zoe Spanos, in which a teenage podcast host knows something’s not right after the new girl in town confesses to a high-profile murder.  

Sandhya Menon’s writing is as deliciously witty as ever in 10 Things I Hate About Pinky, a fake dating story full of moving ruminations on family, identity, and love.  

In We Are the Wildcats, the girls on a varsity field hockey squad discover just how toxic their legendary coach is over the course of one strange night.  

Moderated by bestselling author Kiersten White. 

Ages 13 and up.

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P&P Live!: Crime Fiction in Today's America - with S.A. Cosby and David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Tuesday, August 25, 8:00 pm
Winter Counts: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062968944
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Published: Ecco - August 25th, 2020

Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250252685
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 14th, 2020

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S. A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime. Beauregard "Bug" Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. Haunted by the ghost of his past self and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying.

David Heska Wanbli Weiden's Winter Counts groundbreaking thriller about a vigilante on a Native American reservation who embarks on a dangerous mission to track down the source of a heroin influx. This book is a tour-de-force of crime fiction, a bracingly honest look at a long-ignored part of American life, and a twisting, turning story that’s as deeply rendered as it is thrilling.

 

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P&P Live @ Lunch!: Christine Gutierrez – I Am Diosa: A Journey to Healing Deep, Loving Yourself, and Coming Back Home to Soul

Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 pm
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$24.00
ISBN: 9780593086643
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Published: TarcherPerigee - August 25th, 2020

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Christine Gutierrez shares her sought-after spiritual tools and healing rituals in her new book, I Am Diosa. Combining the spiritual, psychological, shamanic, and tantric, Gutierrez welcomes women to join her in healing the wounds from past hurt or trauma to reclaim their worth and come back home to their true self and soul.

Diosa, the Spanish word for Goddess, is anyone who honors the primal feminine energy in the world and within themselves. According to Gutierrez, diosas face obstacles in their lives but are always ready and willing to go to their core to reclaim their inner worth and self-esteem. They are the ones that rise from the ashes and dare to piece themselves back together bone by bone and soul piece by soul piece.

 

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P&P Live!: Jill Bialosky and Yiyun Li

Wednesday, August 26, 6:00 pm
Asylum: A personal, historical, natural inquiry in 103 lyric sections Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657095
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Published: Knopf - August 4th, 2020

Must I Go: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399589126
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Published: Random House - July 28th, 2020

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In Asylum: A personal, historical, natural inquiry in 103 lyric sections, poet Jill Bialosky embarks on a Virgilian journey, building a narrative sequence from 103 elegant poems and prose sections that cohere in their intensity and their need to explore darkness and sustenance both. Taken together, these piercing pieces--about her nascent calling as a writer; her sister's suicide and its still unfolding aftermath; the horror unleashed by World War II; the life cycle of the monarch butterfly; and the woods where she seeks asylum--form a moving story, powerfully braiding despair, survival, and hope. What Asylum delivers is a form of hard-won grace and an awareness of the cost of extreme violence, inexplicable loss, and the miraculous cycles of life, in work that carries Bialosky's art to a new level of urgency and achievement.

Yiyun Li, author of six works of fiction and one memoir, brings readers a new novel with Must I Go. Lilia Liska has outlived three husbands, raised five children, and seen the arrival of seventeen grandchildren. Now she has turned her keen attention to the diary of a long-forgotten man named Roland Bouley, with whom she once had a fleeting affair. Increasingly obsessed with Roland's intimate history, Lilia begins to annotate the diary with her own rather different version of events, revealing the surprising, long-held secrets of her past. She returns inexorably to the memory of her daughter Lucy. With great candor and insight, Li navigates the twin poles of grief and resilience, loss and rebirth, that compass a human heart.

 

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P&P Live!: Jon Meacham – His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope

Wednesday, August 26, 8:00 pm
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By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

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John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, was a visionary and a man of faith. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging interviews with Lewis, Jon Meacham writes of how this great-grandson of a slave and son of an Alabama tenant farmer was inspired by the Bible and his teachers in nonviolence, Rev. James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr., to put his life on the line in the service of what Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.”

Meacham calls Lewis “as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the Republic itself in the eighteenth century.” A believer in the injunction that one should love one's neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In many ways he brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story offers inspiration and illumination for Americans today who are working for social and political change.

 

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P&P Live!: Andre Perry – Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities

Thursday, August 27, 6:00 pm
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$24.99
ISBN: 9780815737278
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - May 19th, 2020

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Know Your Price establishes new means of determining value of Black communities. The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities, stemming from America's centuries-old history of slavery, racism, and other state-sanctioned policies like redlining have tangible, far-reaching, and negative economic and social impacts. Rejecting policies shaped by flawed perspectives, the book gives fresh insights on these impacts and provides a new value paradigm to limit them.

Know Your Price demonstrates through rigorous research and thorough analysis the worth of Black people's intrinsic strengths, real property, and traditional institutions. All of these assets are means of empowerment, as Perry argues for shifting away from simplified notions of equality and moving towards maximizing equity.

Andre Perry is a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Prior to his work at Brookings, Perry has been a founding dean, professor, award-winning journalist, and activist in the field of education.

 

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P&P Live! Robin LaFevers-Igniting Darkness—in conversation with Sabaa Tahir

Thursday, August 27, 7:00 pm
Igniting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544991095
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358238386
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448494531
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Published: Razorbill - December 1st, 2020

Death, religion, and war are as intertwined as ever in the bewitching sequel to Courting Darkness. It’s 15th-century France, and grief-stricken Sybella has finally made contact with Genevieve, a fellow novitiate of the convent of Saint Mortain—where women are trained as assassins who serve the god of Death. Together, they will risk absolutely everything, even their own divinity, to save the people and the country they love.

Closing a duology, this thrilling and thought-provoking tour de force will appeal to Saint Mortain novitiates old and new. Join us for a conversation between Robin LaFevers and Sabaa Tahir, author of the smash-hit Ember in the Ashes series, as they discuss the art of bringing a long-running series to a satisfying conclusion.

Robin LaFevers was raised on fairy tales, Bulfinch's mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry. In addition to the His Fair Assassin series, she is the author of the Nathaniel Flood: Beastologist and Theodosia series for emerging and middle-grade readers.

Sabaa Tahir spent her childhood in the Mojave Desert, where she cultivated her love for books and music. The final installment of her bestselling Ember in the Ashes series will hit shelves on December 1, 2020. She’s in love with all of her characters—especially the bad ones.

Ages 14 and up.

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P&P Live!: John W. Dean – Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers

Thursday, August 27, 8:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781612199054
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Published: Melville House - August 25th, 2020

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John W. Dean served as White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. During the Watergate scandal, his Senate testimony helped lead to Nixon's resignation. Dean has written about Watergate in his New York Times bestsellers Blind Ambition and The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Among his other books are the national bestsellers Worse Than Watergate and Conservatives Without Conscience. A retired investment banker, Dean is now a columnist, commentator, and teacher in a continuing legal education program for attorneys, the Watergate CLE. He is a regular political and legal commentator on CNN News.

 

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P&P Live!: Mark O'Connell – Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back - in conversation with Jenny Offill

Friday, August 28, 5:00 pm
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$27.95
ISBN: 9780385543002
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Published: Doubleday - April 14th, 2020

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This program is part of DUBLIN VOICES, a collaboration between Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and Global Irish Studies.

In Notes from an Apocalypse, Mark O'Connell crosses the globe in pursuit of answers. He tours survival bunkers in South Dakota. He ventures to New Zealand, a favored retreat of billionaires banking on civilization's collapse. He engages with would-be Mars colonists, preppers, right-wing conspiracists. And he bears witness to those places, like Chernobyl, that the future has already visited—real-life portraits of the end of the world as we know it. In doing so, he comes to a resolution, while offering readers a unique window into our contemporary imagination.

Both investigative and deeply personal, this book is an affecting, humorous, and surprisingly hopeful meditation on our present moment. With insight, humanity, and wit, O'Connell leaves you to wonder: What if the end of the world isn't the end of the world?

O'Connell will be in conversation with Jenny Offill, author of the novels Last Things, Dept. of Speculation, and most recently, Weather.

 

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P&P Live!: Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz – Blaming Teachers: Professionalization Policies and the Failure of Reform in American History - in conversation with Randi Weingarten

Monday, August 31, 6:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781978808423
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Published: Rutgers University Press - August 14th, 2020

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In Blaming Teachers, Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz reveals that historical professionalization reforms subverted public school teachers' professional legitimacy. Superficially, professionalism connotes authority, expertise, and status. Professionalization for teachers never unfolded this way; rather, it was a policy process fueled by blame where others identified teachers' shortcomings. Policymakers, school leaders, and others understood professionalization measures for teachers as efficient ways to bolster the growing bureaucratic order of the public schools through regulation and standardization. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century with the rise of municipal public school systems and reaching into the 1980s, Blaming Teachers traces the history of professionalization policies and the discourses of blame that sustained them.

Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz is a historian of education reform and social policy and an assistant professor in Educational Foundations and Research at the University of North Dakota supported by the Elnora Hopper Danley Professorship

Randi Weingarten is an American labor leader, attorney, and educator. She is president of the American Federation of Teachers and a member of the AFL–CIO and the former president of the United Federation of Teachers.

 

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P&P Live!: Chris Murphy – The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy

Monday, August 31, 8:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781984854575
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Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

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Is America destined to always be a violent nation? This sweeping history by Chris Murphy, U.S. senator from Connecticut, explores the origins of our violent impulses, the roots of our obsession with firearms, and the mythologies that prevent us from confronting our national crisis in The Violence Inside Us.

Murphy tells the story of his profound personal transformation in the wake of the mass murder at Newtown, and his subsequent immersion in the complicated web of influences that drive American violence. He takes on the familiar arguments, obliterates the stale talking points, and charts the way to a fresh, less polarized conversation about violence and the weapons that enable it—a conversation we urgently need in order to transform the national dialogue and save lives.

 

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P&P Live!: Louise Penny – All the Devils Are Here - in conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton

Tuesday, September 1, 5:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781250145239
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

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In All the Devils Are Here, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man's life.

When a strange key is found in Stephen's possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d'Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art. A gruesome discovery in Stephen's Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized.

Penny will be in conversation with former first lady, U.S. senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the co-author, most recently, of The Book of Gutsy Women, with her daughter Chelsea Clinton.

 

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P&P Live!: Carl Hoffman – Liar's Circus: A Strange and Terrifying Journey Into the Upside-Down World of Trump's MAGA Rallies - in conversation with Liza Mundy

Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 pm
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Published: Custom House - September 1st, 2020

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In this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting, Carl Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, journeys deep inside Donald Trump's rallies, seeking to understand the strange and powerful tribe that forms the president's base. Hoffman pierced this alternate society, welcomed in and initiated into its rights and upside-down beliefs, and finally ushered to its inner sanctum. Equally freewheeling and profound, Liar's Circus tracks the MAGA faithful across five thousand miles of the American heartland during a crucial arc of the Trump presidency stretching from the impeachment saga to the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic that ended the rallies as we know it.

Carl Hoffman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Savage Harvest, hailed as a "masterpiece" by Outside and named a New York Times editors' choice and one of the Washington Post's 50 notable works of nonfiction for 2014, as well as The Lunatic Express. He is a former contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler and Wired, and has traveled on assignment to eighty countries.

Liza Mundy is an award-winning journalist and New York Times-bestselling author of four books including Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. A former staff writer for the Washington Post, Mundy is also the author of Michelle: A Biography, a 2008 biography of former First Lady Michelle Obama.

 

 

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P&P Live! Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan-A Place at the Table

Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 am
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Published: Clarion Books - August 11th, 2020

When Sara and Elizabeth meet at an after-school South Asian cooking class, they think they’re too lost in their own problems to make new friends. Sara, whose mom teaches the class, misses the sense of community at her old small, Islamic school. Elizabeth isn’t sure how to talk about her British mother’s depression or her best friend’s shifting priorities. Everything changes when they realize their mothers both need help preparing for the U.S. citizenship test. As the girls form a two-mom study group, their connection strengthens. They even decide to enter a cooking competition together. But their new friendship is constantly tested from outside and within—raising questions about bravery, family, and what it means to work for a kinder world. Ages 9-12 

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P&P Live!: Peace Adzo Medie and Shruti Swamy

Wednesday, September 2, 6:00 pm
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 1st, 2020

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Published: Algonquin Books - August 11th, 2020

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Peace Adzo Medie, a brilliant scholar and a fierce advocate for women’s rights, brings us her new novel His Only Wife. Afi Tekple is a young seamstress whose life is narrowing rapidly. One day she is offered a life-changing opportunity—a proposal of marriage from the wealthy family of Elikem Ganyo, a man she doesn’t truly know. She acquiesces, but soon realizes that Elikem is not quite the catch he seemed. It turns out that he is in love with another woman, of whom his family disapproves; Afi is supposed to win him back on their behalf. This is the story of an indomitable and relatable heroine that illuminates what it means to be a woman in a rapidly changing world.

Shruti Swamy's collection, A House Is a Body, introduces a bold and original voice in fiction, from a writer at the start of a stellar career. Dreams collide with reality, modernity with antiquity, and myth with identity in twelve arresting stories. In “Earthly Pleasures,” a young painter living alone in San Francisco begins a secret romance with one of India’s biggest celebrities, and desire and ego are laid bare. In the title story, an exhausted mother watches, hypnotized by fear, as a California wildfire approaches her home. Immersive and assured, provocative and probing, these are stories reveal small but intense moments of beauty, pain, and power that contain the world.

 

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P&P Live @ Lunch!: Susan Eisenhower – How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions

Thursday, September 3, 1:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781250238771
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - August 11th, 2020

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Few people have made decisions as momentous as Eisenhower, nor has one person had to make such a varied range of them. From D-Day to Little Rock, from the Korean War to Cold War crises, from the Red Scare to the Missile Gap controversies, Ike was able to give our country eight years of peace and prosperity by relying on a core set of principles. These were informed by his heritage and upbringing, as well as his strong character and his personal discipline, but he also avoided making himself the center of things. He was a man of judgment, and steadying force. He sought national unity, by pursuing a course he called the "Middle Way" that tried to make winners on both sides of any issue.

Susan Eisenhower's How Ike Led shows us not just what a great American did, but why—and what we can learn from him today.

 

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P&P Live!: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – A Girl Is a Body of Water

Thursday, September 3, 4:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781951142049
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Published: Tin House Books - September 1st, 2020

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International-award-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi presents her sweeping and powerful portrait of a young girl and her family.

In her twelfth year, Kirabo, a young Ugandan girl, confronts a piercing question that has haunted her childhood: who is my mother? Complicating her feelings of abandonment, as Kirabo comes of age she feels the emergence of a mysterious second self, a headstrong and confusing force inside her at odds with her sweet and obedient nature.

Seeking answers, Kirabo begins spending afternoons with Nsuuta, a local witch, trading stories and learning not only about this force inside her, but about the woman who birthed her, who she learns is alive, but not ready to meet. A Girl is a Body of Water is a sweeping testament to the true and lasting connections between history, tradition, family, friends, and the promise of a different future.

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P&P Live!: David Rubenstein – How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers

Thursday, September 3, 6:00 pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9781982132156
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

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David M. Rubenstein is the author of The American Story and cofounder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award, among other philanthropic awards. The host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS, he lives in the Washington, DC area.

 

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P&P Live!: Evie Wyld – The Bass Rock – in conversation with Hillary Kelly

Tuesday, September 8, 5:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781101871881
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Published: Pantheon - September 1st, 2020

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Evie Wyld discusses her dazzling new book in which the lives of three women weave together across centuries.

Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has always borne witness to the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries, the fates of three women are inextricably linked to this place and to one another.

Sarah, accused of being a witch, is fleeing for her life. Ruth, in the aftermath of the Second World War, is navigating a new marriage and the strange waters of the local community. Six decades later, Viv, still mourning the death of her father, is cataloguing Ruth's belongings in the now-empty house.

Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with love and fury--a devastating indictment of violence against women and an empowering portrait of their resilience through the ages.

Wyld will be in conversation with Hillary Kelly, a contributor at Vulture, where she writes about books and television. She regularly reviews fiction for the Los Angeles Times, and her work has appeared in New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, and more.

 

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P&P Live!: Roxane Gay – The Selected Works of Audre Lorde – in conversation with Alexis De Veaux

Tuesday, September 8, 8:00 pm
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By Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781324004615
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020

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The Selected Works of Audre Lorde is the definitive selection of Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.

Self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet" Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, queer women. This essential reader showcases her indelible contributions to intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies in twelve landmark essays and more than sixty poems—selected and introduced by one of our most powerful contemporary voices on race and gender, Roxane Gay.

Gay will be in conversation with Alexis De Veaux, winner of the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and author of Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde.

 

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P&P Live!: Timothy Snyder – Our Malady

Wednesday, September 9, 4:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780593238899
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

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On December 29, 2019, historian Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. Unable to stand, barely able to think, he waited for hours in an emergency room before being correctly diagnosed and rushed into surgery. Over the next few days, as he clung to life and the first light of a new year came through his window, he found himself reflecting on the fragility of health, not recognized in America as a human right but without which all rights and freedoms have no meaning. And that was before the pandemic. We have since watched American hospitals, long understaffed and undersupplied, buckling under waves of coronavirus patients. The federal government made matters worse through willful ignorance, misinformation, and profiteering. Our system of commercial medicine failed the ultimate test, and thousands of Americans died.

In this eye-opening cri de coeur, Snyder traces the societal forces that led us here and outlines the lessons we must learn to survive. In examining some of the darkest moments of recent history and of his own life, Snyder finds glimmers of hope and principles that could lead us out of our current malaise. Only by enshrining healthcare as a human right, elevating the authority of doctors and medical knowledge, and planning for our children's future can we create an America where everyone is truly free.

Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and the author of The Road to Unfreedom, On Tyranny, Black Earth, and Bloodlands. His work has received the Hannah Arendt Prize, the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding, and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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P&P Live!: Yaa Gyasi – Transcendent Kingdom - in conversation with Brit Bennett

Wednesday, September 9, 6:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

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Yaa Gyasi is the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel Homegoing and a recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2016 "5 Under 35" Award. Gyasi's brilliant and relevant novel moves through histories and geographies and captures—with outstanding economy and force—the troubled spirit of our own nation. An illuminating speaker, Gyasi captivates audiences with her sincerity and compassion.

Gyasi will be in conversation with Brit Bennett, a graduate of Stanford University, who later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 awardee, and her debut novel The Mothers was a New York Times bestseller. Her second novel The Vanishing Half was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

We will be offering a limited number of signed books for our early registrants.

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P&P Live!: Jane Fonda – What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action

Wednesday, September 9, 8:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780593296226
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Published: Penguin Press - September 8th, 2020

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"This is the last possible moment in history when changing course can mean saving lives and species on an unimaginable scale. It's too late for moderation."

In the fall of 2019, frustrated with the obvious inaction of politicians and inspired by Greta Thunberg, Naomi Klein, and student climate strikers, Jane Fonda moved to Washington, D.C. to lead weekly climate change demonstrations on Capitol Hill. On October 11, she launched Fire Drill Fridays, and has since led thousands of people in nonviolent civil disobedience, risking arrest to protest for action.

In What Can I Do?, Fonda weaves her deeply personal journey as an activist alongside conversations with and speeches by leading climate scientists and inspiring community organizers, and dives deep into the issues, such as water, migration, and human rights, to emphasize what is at stake. Most significantly, Fonda equips us all with the tools we need to join her in protest, so that everyone can work to combat the climate crisis.

*100% of the author's net proceeds from What Can I Do? will go to Greenpeace.

 

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P&P Live!: Daniel Mendelsohn – Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate

Thursday, September 10, 6:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780813944661
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Published: University of Virginia Press - September 8th, 2020

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Combining memoir, biography, history, and literary criticism, Three Rings weaves together the stories of three exiled writers who turned to the classics of the past to create masterpieces of their own--works that pondered the nature of narrative itself. Erich Auerbach, the Jewish philologist who fled Hitler's Germany and wrote his classic study of Western literature, Mimesis, in Istanbul... François Fénelon, the seventeenth-century French archbishop whose ingenious sequel to the Odyssey, The Adventures of Telemachus--a veiled critique of the Sun King and the best-selling book in Europe for one hundred years--resulted in his banishment... and the German novelist W. G. Sebald, self-exiled to England, whose distinctively meandering narratives explore Odyssean themes of displacement, nostalgia, and separation from home.

Daniel Mendelsohn is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, where he is Editor-at-Large. His books include the memoirs An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic and The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million as well as three collections of essays and criticism, most recently Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones. He teaches literature at Bard College.

 

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P&P Live!: Mark Cushing – Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America - in conversation with Robin Ganzert

Thursday, September 10, 8:00 pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593083864
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Published: Avery - September 8th, 2020

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This event is presented in partnership with the American Humane Association.

Mark Cushing's Pet Nation is an inside look at the forces behind how our pets become treasured members of the family.

Since 1998, the pet population in the U.S. has almost doubled--about two-thirds of the country now owns a pet. As founder of the Animal Policy Group, Cushing provides an inside look at the rise of Pet Nation, tracking the myriad ways pets are acquired (a "Canine Freedom Train" runs south to north), reporting on pet rights legislation (and the unseen problems that come with elevating their status), pet healthcare (revealing the truth and myths about large scale breeders), and discovering that despite what many organizations would have us believe, there is a shortage of dogs.

Cushing will be in conversation with Dr. Robin Ganzer, president and CEO of American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the first to serve animals, whenever and wherever they are in need of rescue, shelter, or protection.

 

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Fall Member Sale

Friday, September 11, 9:00 am to Sunday, September 13, 8:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13, we invite Politics and Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

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P&P Live!: Mary Gordon – Payback – in conversation with Meg Wolitzer

Saturday, September 12, 5:00 pm
Payback: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524749224
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Published: Pantheon - September 1st, 2020

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A novel of lifelong reckoning between two women: Unbeknownst to her many fans, Quin Archer, the revenge-loving queen of the reality-TV show PAYBACK, was once an angry teen named Heidi. Her true story is only to Agnes, who was her art teacher at a private New England girls' school in the 1970s. Agnes saw a spark of originality in the brooding Heidi. But when she suggests Heidi visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the girl returns with a disastrous account of having been picked up at the museum by an older man. Agnes's stunned response will haunt both women for decades. Mary Gordon narrates this tale of #MeToo misunderstanding, from a time before there was language to contain it. She carries us through Heidi's disappearance and reinvention as Quin, and Agnes's escape into career and family in Italy--until, inevitably, they meet again. A remarkable book about the precise weight of our words and deeds from a writer whose moral vision is deeply rewarding in its subtlety.

Mary Gordon is the author of nine novels, including There Your Heart Lies, Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth; six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and three collections of short fiction, including The Stories of Mary Gordon, which was awarded the Story Prize. She teaches at Barnard College.

Meg Wolitzer is the author of The Female Persuasion, The Interestings, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, and The Wife. She was guest editor of The Best American Short Stories 2017, and has had short fiction appear in McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, The Pushcart Prize, and The Best American Short Stories. She has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Skidmore College, and the 92nd Street Y, and along with singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche, was a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier at Princeton University. She is currently on the faculty of the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, where she co-directs BookEnds.

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P&P Live!: Andrew Imbrie – Power on the Precipice: The Six Choices America Faces in a Turbulent World - in conversation with Richard Stengel

Sunday, September 13, 3:00 pm
Power on the Precipice: The Six Choices America Faces in a Turbulent World Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780300243505
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Published: Yale University Press - September 8th, 2020

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With absorbing insight and fresh perspective, foreign policy expert Andrew Imbrie provides a road map for bolstering American leadership in an era of turbulence abroad and deepening polarization at home. This book offers a sharp look at American statecraft and the U.S.'s place in the world today.

Andrew Imbrie is a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Center for Security and Emerging Technology. He served as a speechwriter and advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry and as a professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

 

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P&P Live!: Diane Nine – My Life With Helen: The Dean of the White House Press Corps Through Her Agent's Eyes — with Cindy Williams

Sunday, September 13, 5:00 pm
My Life With Helen: The Dean of the White House Press Corps Through Her Agent's Eyes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781950544097
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Published: Rand-Smith LLC - March 10th, 2020

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There's no denying that Helen Thomas was a larger-than-life personality, but more importantly, she was a trailblazer for women in journalism. Professionally, she reported on more presidential administrations than anyone in history, and she rightfully earned her place--front row, center--as the Dean of the White House Press Corps. However, later in her life, Helen made some regrettable comments that subsequently ended her illustrious career and tarnished her reputation.

In My Life With Helen, readers learn for the first time what was going on behind the scenes after Helen's fall from grace and how Diane struggled to come to terms with the media frenzy that followed.

Diane S. Nine is a Washington, D.C.-based literary agent and attorney, the author of Get Published: A Guide to Literary Tips, Traps & Truth, and the president of Nine Speakers, Inc.

Actress, writer and producer Cindy Williams has starred in some of the most historical movies and television programs in entertainment history. Her career began in the 1970s in prestigious movies like Travels with My Aunt , American Graffiti, and The Conversation. Once she and Penny Marshall played “loose girls” on the hit TV show Happy Days, the network quickly ordered a spin-off of the dynamic comedy duo. After changing their characters to blue-collar workers in the mid-West, they made their debut in Laverne & Shirleyin 1976. The show quickly became the most-watched American television program. The show remains in syndication around the world and has a very loyal following of original and new fans. Cindy continues to work in her first love, the theater, as she performs in musicals all over the country. She is the author of Shirley, I Jest.

 

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P&P Live!: Deborah Tannen – Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest to Follow - in conversation with Susan Stamberg

Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 pm
Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest to Follow Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101885833
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 15th, 2020

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In this memoir, Deborah Tannen embarks on the poignant, yet perilous, quest to piece together the puzzle of her father's life. Beginning with his astonishingly vivid memories of the Hasidic community in Warsaw, where he was born in 1908, she traces his journey: from arriving in New York City in 1920 to quitting high school at fourteen to support his mother and sister, through a vast array of jobs, including prison guard and gun-toting alcohol tax inspector, to eventually establishing the largest workers' compensation law practice in New York and running for Congress. As Tannen comes to better understand her father's--and her own--relationship to Judaism, she uncovers aspects of his life she would never have imagined.

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years; the New York Times bestsellers You're Wearing THAT?, about mothers and daughters and You Were Always Mom's Favorite!, about sisters; and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio.

Nationally renowned broadcast journalist Susan Stamberg is Special Correspondent for National Public Radio. Stamberg is the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program, and has won every major award in broadcasting. Stamberg is the author of two books, TALK: NPR's Susan Stamberg Considers All Things, published in 1993, and Every Night at Five published in 1982.

 

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P&P Live!: Chris Whipple – The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future

Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 pm
The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982106409
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Published: Scribner - September 15th, 2020

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Since its inception in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency has been a powerful player on the world stage, operating largely in the shadows to protect American interests. For The Spymasters, Chris Whipple conducted extensive, exclusive interviews with nearly every living CIA director, pulling back the curtain on the world's elite spy agencies and showing how the CIA partners--or clashes--with counterparts in Britain, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Topics covered in the book include attempts by presidents to use the agency for their own ends; simmering problems in the Middle East and Asia; rogue nuclear threats; and cyberwarfare.

Chris Whipple is an acclaimed writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and speaker. A multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS's 60 Minutes and ABC's Primetime, he is the chief executive officer of CCWHIP Productions. He is a frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The author, most recently, of The Gatekeepers, he was the executive producer and writer of Showtime's The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs.

 

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P&P Live!: Alex Ross – Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music - in conversation with Anne Midgette

Thursday, September 17, 6:00 pm
Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780374285937
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 15th, 2020

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For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of music. Around 1900, the phenomenon known as Wagnerism saturated European and American culture. Such colossal creations as The Ring of the Nibelung, Tristan und Isolde, and Parsifal were models of formal daring, mythmaking, erotic freedom, and mystical speculation. A mighty procession of artists, including Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann, Paul Cézanne, Isadora Duncan, and Luis Buñuel, felt his impact. Anarchists, occultists, feminists, and gay-rights pioneers saw him as a kindred spirit. Then Adolf Hitler incorporated Wagner into the soundtrack of Nazi Germany, and the composer came to be defined by his ferocious antisemitism. For many, his name is now almost synonymous with artistic evil. Neither apologia nor condemnation, Wagnerism is a work of passionate discovery, urging us toward a more honest idea of how art acts in the world.

Alex Ross has been the music critic for The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, the international bestseller The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won a National Book Critics Circle Award. His second book, the essay collection Listen to This, received an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 2015.

Anne Midgette was for 11 years the chief classical music critic of The Washington Post. A regular contributor of classical music and theater reviews to The New York Times for seven years, she has also written for Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Opera News, and many other publications. The co-author of The King and I, written with Luciano Pavarotti’s long-time manager Herbert Breslin, and of My Nine Lives, the memoir of the pianist Leon Fleisher, she is currently working on a historical novel about the woman who built pianos for Beethoven.

 

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P&P Live!: Ayad Akhtar – Homeland Elegies - in conversation with Evan Osnos

Thursday, September 17, 8:00 pm
Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

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Ayad Akhtar is the author of American Dervish, published in over 20 languages and named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012. As a playwright, he has written Junk (Lincoln Center, Broadway; Kennedy Prize for American Drama, Tony nomination); Disgraced (Lincoln Center, Broadway; Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination); The Who & The What (Lincoln Center); and The Invisible Hand (NYTW; Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, Olivier, and Evening Standard nominations). As a screenwriter, he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for The War Within.

Evan Osnos is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Based in Washington D.C., he writes about foreign affairs and politics. He is the author of "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," which won the 2014 National Book award.

 

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P&P Live!: Michael Ian Black – A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son

Friday, September 18, 6:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781616209117
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 15th, 2020

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In a world in which the word masculinity now often goes hand in hand with toxic, comedian, actor, and father Michael Ian Black offers up a way forward for boys, men, and anyone who loves them. Part memoir, part advice book, and written as a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son, A Better Man reveals Black’s own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage and rising violence caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up,” and searches for the best way to help young men be part of the solution, not the problem. “If we cannot allow ourselves vulnerability,” he writes, “how are we supposed to experience wonder, fear, tenderness?”

Honest, funny, and hopeful, Black skillfully navigates the complex gender issues of our time and delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question: How can we be, and raise, better men?

Customers who purchase a book for this event will receive a special signed copy.

 

 

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P&P Live!: Maria Hinojosa – Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

Friday, September 18, 8:00 pm
Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982128654
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Published: Atria Books - September 15th, 2020

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In Once I Was You, Maria Hinojosa shares her intimate experience growing up Mexican American on the south side of Chicago and documenting the existential wasteland of immigration detention camps for news outlets that often challenged her work. In these pages, she offers a personal and eye-opening account of how the rhetoric around immigration has not only long informed American attitudes toward outsiders, but also enabled willful negligence and profiteering at the expense of our country's most vulnerable populations--charging us with the broken system we have today. This honest and heartrending memoir paints a vivid portrait of how we got here and what it means to be a survivor, a feminist, a citizen, and a journalist who owns her voice while striving for the truth. Once I Was You is an urgent call to fellow Americans to open their eyes to the immigration crisis and understand that it affects us all.

Maria Hinojosa's nearly thirty-year career as a journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WGBH, WNBC, CNN, NPR, and anchoring and executive producing the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by NPR. She is a frequent guest on MSNBC, and has won several awards, including four Emmys, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club. In 2010, she founded Futuro Media, an independent nonprofit organization with the mission of producing multimedia content from a POC perspective. Through the breadth of her work and as the founding co-anchor of the political podcast In The Thick, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.

 

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P&P Live!: Helen MacDonald – Vesper Flights

Wednesday, September 23, 6:00 pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

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In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep. By one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers, Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make sense of the world around us.

Helen MacDonald is he New York Times bestselling author of H is for Hawk and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction.

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P&P Live!: Eleanor Herman – Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House

Monday, September 28, 6:00 pm
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062970565
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

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In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising ways voters have reacted to their leaders' sex scandals.

Eleanor Herman revisits some of the sex scandals that have rocked the nation's capital and shocked the public, while asking the provocative questions: does rampant adultery show a lack of character or the stamina needed to run the country? Or perhaps both? While Americans have judged their leaders' affairs harshly compared to other nations, did they mostly just hate being lied to? And do they now clearly care more about issues other than a politician's sex life?

Eleanor Herman is the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings, Sex with the Queen, and several other works of popular history. She has hosted Lost Worlds for The History Channel, The Madness of Henry VIII for the National Geographic Channel, and is now filming her second season of America: Fact vs. Fiction for The American Heroes Channel.

 

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P&P Live!: Barbara Kingsolver – How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

Friday, October 2, 8:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780062993083
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Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

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This event is presented in partnership with the 24th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival.

In this intimate collection, the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible and more than a dozen other New York Times bestsellers trains her eye on the everyday and the metaphysical in poems that are smartly crafted, emotionally rich, and luminous.

In How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)Barbara Kingsolver offers reflections on the practical, the spiritual, and the wild. She begins with “how to” poems addressing everyday matters such as being hopeful, married, divorced; shearing a sheep; praying to unreliable gods; doing nothing at all; and of course, flying. Next come rafts of poems about making peace (or not) with the complicated bonds of friendship and family, and making peace (or not) with death, in the many ways it finds us. Some poems reflect on the redemptive powers of art and poetry itself; others consider where everything begins.

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