Humans of New York - Brandon Stanton

Humans of New York is the brainchild of Brandon Stanton, who set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Originally a photo blog, the project now boasts its first eponymous printed collection of street portraits. The idea is simple: Stanton approaches strangers on the street, takes their photo, and occasionally asks them a question, like, “What was the happiest moment in your life?” Yet Humans of New York (St. Martin’s, $29.99) is more than a simple collection of snapshots. Even without captions, each photograph tells a short story and gives the viewer a glimpse into the life of a stranger. Taken together, these four-hundred arresting and inspiring street portraits form a celebration of humanity in all its diversity and quirkiness.

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ISBN: 9781250038821
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 15th, 2013

Anthony Ryan - Blood Song

If you need something to tie you over until the next installment of Song of Ice and Fire or Kingkiller Chronicles, Anthony Ryan’s Blood Song is here to rescue you from boredom! Here you will find all things that make great epic fantasy: conflict, mysterious religious orders, strange magic, fast-paced plot, fantastic world-building, and a coming of age story. Best reason to get it? Originally self-published, it was picked up by Penguin on recommendation from one of Politics and Prose staff members!

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ISBN: 9780425281598
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Ace - February 3rd, 2015

Sarah Moss - Names for the Sea

Names for the Sea is a vivid and honest read about Sarah Moss’s family’s one year stay in post-kreppa (crisis) Iceland. With two children, Sarah learns to make ends meet in a society that does not deal in secondhand goods. She walks and cycles on roads that are not made for pedestrians. The family lives in a habitable but abandoned development. She meets and talks with people who rarely have much experience interacting with strangers. Moss is an astute observer of the tiny Icelandic society, and Names for the Sea is a candid account of her year in Iceland that will make you want to buy a plane ticket and travel to Iceland immediately after turning the last page.
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ISBN: 9781619021228
Availability: Backordered
Published: Counterpoint - May 14th, 2013