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winter catalog 2008 - 2009 Available only from the independent bookstores of Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association.

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PROMISED LAND: Thirteen Books That Changed America by Jay Parini.

STORIES DONE: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents by

An eloquent essay collection examining the watershed books that gathered intellectual currents already in motion and marked a turning point in American life and thought. Doubleday ‌ Hardcover $24.95

Mikal Gilmore. From the veteran music journalist and award-winning author, a poignant, clear-eyed account of the power, existential turmoil, and joy of Rock & Roll and its most famous avatars. Free Press ‌ Hardcover $27.00

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LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER by Maya Angelou. Combining personal experiences with the distilled knowledge of a lifetime, these spellbinding essays about the art of living well are down-to-earth, real, and inspiring. Random House ‌ Hardcover $25.00

AMAZING PEACE: A Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou; illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. “Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward and speak the word aloud. Peace.â€? Ms. Angelou reads the full poem in the included CD. For all ages. Schwartz & Wade Books ‌ Hardcover $17.99

IT’S TIME TO SLEEP, MY LOVE illustrated by Nancy Tillman; written by Eric Metaxas. As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Through the seasons, animals who live in the jungle, the forest, and the sea all whisper to their babies, and to yours, a soft refrain, “It’s time to sleep, my love.â€? From the bestselling illustrator of ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN and THE WONDER OF YOU, this lullaby is lovingly brought to life by the gorgeous illustrations that celebrate the wonders of the natural world and the bonds of family. Feiwel and Friends ‌ Hardcover $16.95 Cover art and other art throughout the Catalog by Nancy Tillman, copyright Š 2008, all rights reserved. Permissions for use granted by the artist and the publisher.

REMARKABLE BIRDS: 100 of the World’s Most Notable Birds by Steven Moss. A stunning visual celebration, created in cooperation with BirdLife International, The Smithsonian, and a distinguished panel of international experts. Collins ‌ Hardcover $24.95

BEEF: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World by A. Rimas and E.D.G. Fraser. The lively history of our relationship with an animal that we have worked alongside, consumed, and even worshipped for thousands of years. William Morrow ‌ Hardcover $25.95

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THE SNOWBALL: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. The much-anticipated portrait of the life, experiences, values, and strategies of the “Oracle of Omaha”– all of which combine to tell a great American story. Bantam … Hardcover $35.00

JOHN LENNON: The Life by Philip Norman. An extraordinarily detailed, vibrantly written, in-depth account of the legendary musician’s life, complete with dozens of neverbefore-seen photographs. Ecco … Hardcover $34.95

THE WIDOW CLICQUOT: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J. Mazzeo, Ph.D. The INCREDIBLESTORYOFTHETHCENTURY visionary who built the house of Veuve Clicquot and became a legend in her tumultuous times. Collins Business … Hardcover $25.95

TRAITOR TO HIS CLASS: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H.W. Brands. A fresh examination of this complex, brilliant, and revolutionary leader, whose legacy resonates in the present day. Doubleday … Hardcover $35.00

ROADS TO QUOZ: An American Mosey by William Least HeatMoon. From the acclaimed author of BLUE HIGHWAYS, another lyrical, funny, and touching journey on America’s back roads to discover a nation steeped in character, story, and charm. Little, Brown and Company … Hardcover $27.99

CALL ME TED by Ted Turner with Bill Burke. The riveting life story of a true American original–shrewd businessman, media mogul, outspoken maverick, sportsman, and generous philanthropist. Grand Central Publishing … Hardcover $30.00

COBAIN UNSEEN by Charles R. Cross. The authorized biography offers an unparalleled look inside the brilliant, tortured mind of this rock legend. Includes never-before-seen artifacts, photographs, and a spoken-word CD. Little, Brown and Company … Hardcover & CD $35.00

BOONE: A Biography by Robert Morgan. “Stakes a fresh claim on the LIFE OF THE FAMED TH CENTURY FRON tiersman Daniel Boone … a passionate and authoritative biography.” –Entertainment Weekly Algonquin Books … Paperback $18.95

PROPHET’S DAUGHTER: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet inside the Church Universal and Triumphant by Erin Prophet. A riveting, fiercely honest account of life inside one of America’s most notorious new religious movements. The Lyons Press … Hardcover $24.95

I AM POTENTIAL: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams by Patrick Henry Hughes with Patrick John Hughes and Bryant Stamford. Inspiring lessons of faith from a gifted young musician born with a rare genetic disorder. Da Capo Press … Hardcover $24.00

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THE BOOK OF LIES by Brad Meltzer. How are Cain, history’s greatest villain, and Superman, the world’s greatest hero, linked by two murders thousands of years apart? Bound to be the most imaginative and intriguing thriller of the year! Grand Central Publishing … Hardcover $25.99


THE BRASS VERDICT by Michael Connelly. When the hero of THE LINCOLN LAWYER, Mickey Haller, meets the legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, their resulting rivalry/partnership makes for an electrifying read. Little, Brown and Company … Hardcover $26.99

Patterson. From the author Time magazine has called “the man who can’t miss.” Pursuing his deadliest nemesis ever, our hero, Alex Cross, races from the U.S. to Africa to avenge the death of one of his oldest friends. Little, Brown and Company … Hardcover $27.99

DIVINE JUSTICE by David Baldacci. Two pulls of the trigger force John Carr (aka “Oliver Stone”), leader of the Camel Club, to flee the demons of his past in this follow-up to The New York Times bestseller STONE COLD. Grand Central Publishing … Hardcover $26.99

THE LUCKY ONE by Nicholas

THE PAPER BAG CHRISTMAS by Kevin Alan Milne. Two children discover the true spirit of Christmas when they are recruited to bring cheer to children at a nearby hospital. “… the rare kind of story that makes your eyes teary while your heart smiles.” Center Street … Hardcover $14.99

THE GATE HOUSE by Nelson DeMille. Old passions lead inexorably to seduction, betrayal, revenge, and murder in the longawaited, suspenseful sequel from the bestselling author of THE GOLD COAST. Grand Central Publishing … Hardcover $27.99

THE HEARTS OF HORSES by Molly Gloss. Set in remote Oregon ranching country during the Great War, this story of a determined young woman with a gift for gentling wild horses has an elegant sweetness and a pitch-perfect sense of western life. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/ Mariner Books … Paperback $13.95

THE SHACK: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity by William P. Young. A grieving father receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him to meet in the place where his daughter was brutally murdered. What he learns there is transforming readers around the world. Windblown Media/ Hachette Book Group … Paperback $14.99

Sparks. The New York Times bestselling author brings us a heartrending new novel about a man whose brush with death leads him to the love of his life. A love story from the hand of a master storyteller. Grand Central Publishing … Hardcover $24.99

LUCKY BILLY by John Vernon. From the critically acclaimed historical novelist and author of ALL FOR LOVE, comes a myth-busting novel about America’s most infamous and beloved outlaw, Billy the Kid. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt … Hardcover $24.00

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BLOOD MEMORY by Margaret Coel. From the author of THE GIRL WITH BRAIDED HAIR, disputed tribal lands and revelations about her own heritage make Denver reporter Catherine McCloud the target of an assassination attempt. Berkley Prime Crime … Hardcover $24.95

FIRST DAUGHTER by Eric Van Lustbader. Action, suspense, and political intrigue play off one another in this high-caliber thriller from the The New York Times bestselling author of THE BOURNE BETRAYAL. Forge … Hardcover $25.95

BESIDE A BURNING SEA by John Shors. From the author of BENEATH A MARBLE SKY. Shipwrecked on a deserted island and insulated from the barbarity of World War II, a Japanese soldier and an American nurse confront their passions and demons. NAL … Paperback $14.00 THE LONG KNIVES ARE CRYING

THE 19th WIFE by David Ebershoff. From the author of PASADENA, this brilliant novel of literary suspense imagines the life of !NN %LIZA9OUNG THE TH WIFE of Brigham Young, and intertwines a modern-day tale of polygamy and murder. Random House … Hardcover $26.00

by Joseph M. Marshall III. From the award-winning author, this second novel in the acclaimed Lakota Western series picks up the story of Cloud and his people as the Battle of the Little Bighorn looms. Fulcrum Publishing … Hardcover $24.95

THE ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC by Stuart Archer Cohen. A provocative, disturbing, and unforgettable political thriller, set in a future where water is a dwindling resource and guerrillas war against big business and a corrupt government. St. Martin’s Press … Hardcover $24.95



by Pamela Carter Joern. In prose as clean and beautiful as the stark prairie setting itself, the author of THE FLOOR OF THE SKY tells the story of the sorrows, hopes, and struggles of a Nebraska family. University of Nebraska Press/ Bison Books … Paperback $18.95

by Louis L’Amour From one of our most beloved American storytellers, this beautifully packaged collection arrives just in time for the holidays and is a must-have for any L’Amour fan. Bantam … Hardcover $24.00

Audio CD also available:

THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF LOUIS L’AMOUR: The Crime Stories, Volume Six Random House Audio … CD $21.95



6 AMERICAN RIFLE: A Biography by Alexander Rose. Vividly chronicles the 500-year history of this seminal invention and reveals the surprising connections between the rifle’s development and the formation of our culture. Delacourt Press … Hardcover $30.00

FRONTIER MEDICINE: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941 by David Dary. A fascinating social history of medicine in America, beginning with the Indians and ending as World War II ushers in our current high-tech, highcost era. Alfred A. Knopf … Hardcover $30.00

HOLIDAYS ON ICE by David Sedaris. From one of the funniest writers alive, the bestselling holiday classic has been updated and expanded to include six more stories to help spread the cheer–and mortification–of the season. Little, Brown and Company … Hardcover $16.99

TRIED BY WAR: Abraham Lincoln as Commanderin-Chief by James M. McPherson. A revelatory, suspenseful portrait of a leader who overcame his own paralyzing fears to command the nation during the greatest crisis it has ever endured. The Penguin Press … Hardcover $35.00

AMERICAN INDIAN PLACES: A Historical Guidebook edited by Frances H. Kennedy. Illuminating essays and contributions from leading Indian scholars HIGHLIGHTPLACESOFGREATSIGNIFI cance to American Indians and that are open to the public. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt … Hardcover $29.95

POWDER GHOST TOWNS: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado’s Lost Ski Resorts by Peter Bronski. A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO  SKI RESORTS now closed, across the Rocky Mountains, where powder hounds can ski on secret stashes of snow. Wilderness Press … Paperback $15.95

KILLING FOR COAL: America’s Deadliest Labor War by Thomas G. Andrews. A bold, original perSPECTIVE ON THE  Ludlow Massacre in the foothills of southern Colorado and the “Great Coalfield War.” Harvard University Press … Hardcover $29.95

WITH PICKS, SHOVELS & HOPE: The CCC and Its Legacy on the Colorado Plateau by Wayne Hinton with Elizabeth Green. First-hand reminiscences by young men whose Depression-era labor transformed public lands into the magnificent, visitor-friendly places they are today. Mountain Press … Paperback $30.00

EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES Illustrated Edition by Lynne Truss; illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes; foreword by Frank McCourt. A handsome, hilariously illustrated edition of the sticklertickling punctuation polemic. Gotham … Hardcover $25.00

MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE by John Hodgman. Useless trivia and sublime nonsense from The Daily Show regular and author of THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE. “… witty, urbane, and completely out to lunch.” –Tom Perrotta Dutton … Hardcover $24.00

children’s books 7 THE ILLUMINATED DESERT by Terry Tempest Williams; art by Chloe Hedden. Sumptuous illustrations and sensitive text create a dialogue between art and language that vividly brings to life the desert of the American Southwest. Canyonlands Natural History Association … Hardcover $21.95

LET IT SNOW: Three Holiday Stories by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. The magic of the holidays shines through in these three hilarious, charming tales from three bestselling teen authors. Speak … Paperback $9.99

A PIRATE’S QUEST for his family heirloom peg leg by Laura

SCIENCE FAIR: A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, and a Very Nervous Frog by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. From The New York Times bestselling authors, comedy and suspense combine in this hilarious thriller about foreign criminals rigging a middle school science fair. Disney Book Group … Hardcover $18.99

BRAVA, STREGA NONA! A Heartwarming Pop-Up Book by Tomie dePaola; paper engi-

Sams and Robert Sams; illustrated by Heiner Hertling. Lovely nature scenes and quirky humor help children learn the value of determination while teaching them that all of life on earth is connected by moving water. Hardcover $19.95

THE RIDDLE IN A BOTTLE by Laura Sams and Robert Sams. Live video and upbeat music from awardwinning filmmakers enliven this tale of the Riddle Solvers who are assisted in their quest by underwater creatures from around the world. DVD Movie $19.95

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neering by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. Strega Nona shares her wisdom for leading a magical life in this magnificent gift book. G.P. Putnam’s Sons … Hardcover $29.99

HANSEL AND GRETEL retold by Cynthia Rylant; pictures by Jen Corace. Sumptuous pictures illustrate this beloved story, beautifully retold by the Newbery Award-winning author of MISSING MAY. Disney Book Group … Hardcover $16.99 THE WHISTLE ON THE TRAIN by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by Richard Egielski. This rollicking railroad book is an homage to the favorite preschool song and features spectacular pop-ups on every page. Disney Book Group … Hardcover $18.99

MADELINE AND THE CATS OF ROME written and illustrated by John Bemelmans Marciano. The first all-new Madeline book in almost 50 years, by Ludwig Bemelmans’ grandson, combines a lively story with luminous watercolor illustrations. Viking Children’s Books … Hardcover $17.99

FIRST SNOW IN THE WOODS LOST IN THE WOODS STRANGER IN THE WOODS by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick. Hardcover $19.95 each

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children’s books 8 COYOTE SPEAKS: Wonders of the Native American World by Ari Berk and Carolyn Dunn. A richly illustrated compilation of beliefs, stories, and cultural artifacts teach young people to appreciate the vast and diverse world of the First People. Abrams Books for Young Readers ‌ Hardcover $24.95

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. The author of the bestselling GREGOR THE OVERLANDER series delivers suspense, philosophy, adventure, and romance in this stunning novel of survival set in a future society. Scholastic Press ‌ Hardcover $17.99

THE 39 CLUES: Book 1-The Maze of Bones THE STORY OF YELLOW LEAF: Journal of a Sioux Girl by Gavin Mortimer; illustrated by Tony Morris. Dramatic illustrations bring to life everyday activities in a Sioux camp on the Dakota plains in the S!GESANDUP Barron’s Educational Series ‌ Hardcover $16.99

BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Karen Hesse. )NTELLINGTHESTORYOF YEAR OLD*OSEPH Michtom, the revered Newbery Awardwinning author creates another unforgettable novel of family life set among IMMIGRANT.EW9ORKERSIN Feiwel and Friends ‌ Hardcover $17.95

by Rick Riordan. Featuring books, cards, and a dynamic online game, this groundbreaking multimedia series offers an irresistible combination of action and humor sure to appeal to all middle graders. Scholastic Press ‌ Hardcover $12.99

THE CABINET OF WONDERS: The Kronos Chronicles, Book 1 by Marie Rutkoski. This entrancing, original fantasy tells the story of Petra, a young girl who must summon magic and courage to flummox the evil Prince of Bohemia and save her father. Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers ‌ Hardcover $16.95

DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S HUMAN BODY BOOK: The Monstrous Truth about How Your Body Works by Richard Walker. Children are invited to assist Dr. Frankenstein in his brilliant laboratory to reconstruct a human body from the inside out! DK Publishing ‌ Hardcover $24.99

BRISINGR by Christopher Paolini. In Book III of the Inheritance Cycle, Eragon and his dragon Saphira must make choices that could lead to unimagined sacrifice. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces to defeat the king and rid the land of tyranny? Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Children’s Books ‌ Hardcover $27.50

BRISINGR Audio CD by Christopher Paolini; read by Gerard Doyle. This masterful performance on audio vividly recreates the wondrous epic world imagined by Christopher Paolini. Features a conversation between editor Michelle Frey and the young author. Listening Library ‌ 22 CDs $60.00

SWING! A ScanimationŽ Picture Book written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. The joyous, magical, and mesmerizing fun continues with the amazing animation technology that made GALLOP! a runaway hit and delighted children of all ages. Workman ‌ Hardcover $12.95

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FREE TO BE … YOU AND ME: Special 35th Anniversary Edition by Marlo Thomas and Friends. The cultural touchstone that inspired millions of children, enriched with new contributors including Drew Barrymore and Peter Sís. Running Press Kids … Hardcover $19.95

THERE’S A WOLF AT THE DOOR: Five Classic Tales retold by Zoë B. Alley; pictures by R.W. Alley. Wolf just can’t catch a break as he bumbles through each of these rollicking tales that morph into one big yarn, told in graphic novel style. Hilarious! Roaring Brook Press … Hardcover $19.95 FANCY NANCY: Let’s Get Fancy Together! by Jane O’Connor; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. An adorable fuchsia glamourfication kit for girls on the go, full of nail stickers, butterfly barrettes, glittery sunglasses, and more! HarperCollins Children’s Books … Hardcover $17.99

THE BEARS IN THE BED AND THE GREAT BIG STORM by Paul Bright; illustrated by Jane Chapman. This sweet picture book makes a wonderful read-aloud for your own scaredy-bears who might need a snuggle on a dark and stormy night. Good Books … Hardcover $16.95

LOUISE, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Harry Bliss. She is brave. She is fearless. She is feathered. She is a chicken. From an award-winning team, a marvelously rich yarn about a spirited and hilarious heroine. Joanna Cotler Books … Hardcover $18.99

ABUELOS by Pat Mora (Mountains & Plains Regional Book Award Winner); illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling. Lively text and vibrant artwork capture the excitement and fun of this traditional northern New Mexico winter celebration. Groundwood Books … Hardcover $18.95

THE NUTCRACKER: A Pop-Up Book story by E.T.A. Hoffmann; adapted and illustrated by Patricia Fry. In a beautiful edition of the beloved Christmas story, Clara and her Nutcracker spring to life in a sparkling threedimensional display. Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Festival … Hardcover $24.99

THE SECRET LEGACY by Rigoberta Menchú with Dante Liano; illustrated by Domi. This beautifully illustrated Mayan folk tale is coauthored by a Nobel Peace Prize winner whose “… writing evokes a world of wild, friendly magic.” Groundwood Books … Hardcover $19.95

THE LUMP OF COAL by Lemony Snicket; art by Brett Helquist, the team who brought us A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. Forget Frosty. Forget Rudolph. The next great holiday hero is small, dark, and flammable. HarperCollins Children’s Books…Hardcover $12.99

THAT BOOK WOMAN by Heather Henson; illustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Small. Celebrates the Pack Horse Librarians whose courage, dedication, and pluck transformed the lives of children in remote areas of Depression-era America. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing … Hardcover $16.99




THE AMERICAN HOUSE and THE ENGLISH GARDEN. Accessible, affordable, and beautiful sourcebooks featuring dwellings from the vernacular TOTHECLASSIC ANDINFLUENTIALGARDENSFROMTHETH century to the present. Phaidon Press ‌ Hardcover $19.95 each

The New York Times THE COMPLETE FRONT PAGES, 1851-2008 introduction by Bill Keller. This monumental book-andDVD package includes over 50,000 FRONT PAGES  ESSAYS ACCESS TO THE Times’ online archive, and much, much more. Black Dog & Leventhal ‌ Hardcover & 3 DVDs $60.00


ME TOO! SERIES: I Am ‌ I Can ‌ I Like ‌ I Will ‌ A delightful new series featuring engaging photographs of multi-cultural children and bright, simple text that helps young children develop reading ANDVOCABULARYSKILLS!GES  Hardcover ‌ $9.95 each

BEST STORIES SERIES: The Best Fairy Tales in the World The Best Loved Stories in the World The Best Princess Stories in the World The Best of the Greek Myths With delightful illustrations by Tony Wolf and classic themes, these favorite tales will capture every young child’s imagination. Ages 3-7. Hardcover ‌ $16.99 each

by Zoe M. Kirkpatrick; illustrated by Phillis Unbehagen. The first field guide of its kind SHOWCASES  LOVELY and rarely-seen flowers of the area. University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books ‌ Paperback $19.95

THE PHAIDON ATLAS OF 21ST CENTURY WORLD ARCHITECTURE   OUTSTANDING works from acclaimed and emerging architects, placed in a global context through specially commissioned maps and graphic data. Phaidon Press ‌ Hardcover $195.00 2009 TRAILER LIFE DIRECTORY: RV Parks, Campgrounds & Services. The official directory of the “Good 3AM#LUBv 26PARKSLISTEDWITHOVERALLRATINGBASED on facilities, visual appeal, discounts, and environmental quality. Trailer Life ‌ Paperback $24.95

MERRIAM-WEBSTER’S COMPACT VISUAL DICTIONARY. A portable visual inventory of today’s world with themed chapters on the universe, sports, GAMES AND MUCH MORE   FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS AND CONCISEDEFINITIONS Merriam-Webster ‌ Flexi-paperback $24.95

1001 MOVIES YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE: 5th Anniversary Edition. Stephen Jay Schneider, editor.

School Specialty Publishing

The acclaimed reference guide, spanning more than a century, updated to include memorable movies released in the past five years. Barron’s Educational Series ‌ Hardcover $35.00

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FINDING BEAUTY IN A BROKEN WORLD: A Mosaic by Terry Tempest Williams. From the celebrated author, a singular meditation on how the natural and human worlds connect in both ugliness and beauty, and combine to produce both tumult and peace. Pantheon ‌ Hardcover $26.00

YOU ARE HERE: Exposing the Vital Link Between What We Do and What That Does to Our Planet by Thomas M. Kostigen. Takes readers to the most extreme environments to show how our smallest actions affect the global community. HarperOne ‌ Hardcover $25.95

ONENESS WITH ALL LIFE: Inspirational Selections from A NEW EARTH - Treasury Edition by

AMERICAN BUFFALO: In Search of a Lost Icon by Steven Rinella. An adventure-filled hunt for a wild buffalo in Alaska inspires the author to contemplate the many ways in which this iconic animal has shaped our national identity. Spiegel & Grau ‌ Hardcover $24.95

Eckhart Tolle. A profoundly spiritual and uplifting guide to creating a better world and a better way of living from the author of THE POWER OF NOW. Dutton ‌ Hardcover $25.00

PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Roger Tory Peterson; foreword by Lee Allen Peterson. Birding experts and artists collaborate to update the PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO EASTERN BIRDS and PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BIRDS. 3 hours of video podcasts. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ‌ Flexi-bound $26.00

ANIMAL LIFE by Charlotte Uhlenbroek in association with the American Museum of Natural History. Courtship rituals, family relationships, and hunting techniques portrayed in stunning action sequences and explained in fascinating, in-depth prose. DK Publishing ‌ Hardcover $50.00

THE TRAVELER by Daren Simkin; pictures by Daniel Simkin and Daren Simkin. Paired with simple, elegant pictures, this fable artfully evokes the life philosophy that living and loving is time well spent. Farrar, Straus & Giroux ‌ Hardcover $12.95

THE SUPERORGANISM: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies by Bart HÜlldobler and E.O. Wilson. A fascinating and scientifically important new study from the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of THE ANTS. W.W. Norton ‌ Hardcover $55.00

IN THE BEGINNING: The Art of Genesis - A Pop-Up Book by Chuck THE OWL AND THE WOODPECKER: Encounters with North America’s Most Iconic Birds by Paul Bannick; foreword by Tony Angell; audio recordings by -ARTYN3TEWARTCOLORPHOTOSSHOWCASEALLSPECIES of these beloved birds. Mountaineers Books ‌ Hardcover $24.95

Fischer. From the creator of CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK, this visually stunning book illustrates timeless narratives that have inspired artists for thousands of years. Little, Brown and Company ‌ Hardcover $35.00

photography 12 The State Book Series Extraordinary images by world-renowned photographers capture each state’s most beloved landscapes and emblematic features.

ARIZONA Photographs by David Muench capture the beauty of the Grand Canyon, the Mexican Highlands, and the Sonoran Desert. Hardcover $50.00

MONTANA: Portrait of a State

CANYON WILDERNESS OF THE SOUTHWEST by Jon Ortner; introduction by Greer Chesher. This sumptuous gift book takes us on a breathtaking panoramic tour of America’s spectacular western WILDERNESSIMAGESAND four-foot gatefolds. Welcome Books ‌ Hardcover $195.00

EGG & NEST photographs by Rosamond Purcell; text by Linnea S. Hall and RenÊ Corado; foreword by Bernd Heinrich. Crack the shell of this beautiful book to discover the intricacy of nests and the aesthetic perfection of birds’ eggs. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press ‌ Hardcover $39.95

Photographs by Salvatore Vasapolli and text by Pat Williams reveal Montana’s majestic beauty. Hardcover $16.95

WILDLANDS PHILANTHROPY: The Great American Tradition

NEW MEXICO: Portrait of a State Photographs by David Muench capture the magical quality of light in this enchanting land’s heartbreakingly beautiful landscapes. Hardcover $14.95

essays by Tom Butler; photography by Antonio Vizcaíno; foreword by Tom Brokaw. Stunning photographs and stories of eco-heroism to inspire individual initiative. Palace Publishing Group/ Earth Aware Editions ‌ Hardcover $65.00

THE WIDE OPEN: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie edited by Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor; photo editors Fredericka Hunter and Ian Glennie. Jim Harrison, William Kittredge, Barry Lopez, Mary Clearman Blew, James Welch and others give the prairie a vision and a voice. University of Nebraska Press ‌ Hardcover $39.95

UTAH Photographs by Fred Hirschmann. Spectacular photographs of beloved landmarks including Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. Hardcover $39.95

COLORADO LESS TRAVELED: Journeys Off the Beaten Path and COLORADO SCENIC BYWAYS: Taking the Other Road WYOMING Vivid photographs by Russell Lamb sweep from the impossible peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the vast Great Plains. Hardcover $50.00

photographs by Jim Steinberg; essays by Susan J. Tweit. Gorgeous images and evocative text create a love poem to these diverse landscapes.

Colorado Less Traveled Hardcover $44.95 Colorado Scenic Byways Hardcover $79.95 Portfolio Publications

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cooking 13 AMARCORD: Marcella Remembers by Marcella Hazan. The remarkable life story of the legendary Italian cook and teacher, about whom Craig Claiborne has said: “No one has ever done more to spread the gospel of pure Italian cookery in America.â€? Gotham ‌ Hardcover $27.50

ART: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary foreword by Ross King. A beautiful and instructive guide to the appreciation of 2,500 paintings and sculptures by great masters. Deconstructs seminal works and explains key movements, styles, and techniques. A delight for art lovers of all ages! DK Publishing ‌ Hardcover $50.00

TEN: All the Foods We Love and 10 Recipes for Each by Sheila Lukins. From the co-author of THE SILVER PALATE COOKBOOK. Steaks. Burgers. Chocolate. Lobster Mashed Potatoes. Over 300 recipes, including dishes from top chefs. Workman ‌ Hardcover $29.95; Paperback $19.95

A DAY AT elBULLI: Best Chef in the WorldFerran Adrià , Best Restaurant in the WorldelBulli by Ferran Adrià, Albert Adrià, and Juli Soler. An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at this famous RESTAURANT WITH OVER   PHOTOS DOCUMENTING THE painstaking preparations for just one day of service. Phaidon Press ‌ Hardcover $49.95

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE AND ANSEL ADAMS: Natural Affinities. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; essays by B. Buhler Lynes, R.B. 7OODWARD AND 33 0HILLIPS  BEAUTIFUL paintings and photographs capture the artists’ love of the American West. Little, Brown and Company ‌ Hardcover $40.00

HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food-Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition by Mark Bittman. Accessible and refreshingly straightforward recipes and advice from the award-winning New York Times food writer. John Wiley & Sons ‌ Hardcover $35.00

CHARLES M. RUSSELL: Printed Rarities from Private Collections by Larry Len Peterson. Hundreds of Russell’s extraordinary works in a full-color oversized format, framed by his remarkable life as a cowboy, painter, sculptor, and writer. Mountain Press ‌ Hardcover $70.00; Paperback $45.00

FIX-IT AND FORGET-IT BIG COOKBOOK: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes! GIRLIGAMI: A Fresh, Fun, Fashionable Spin on Origami by Cindy Ng. Fold outside the box! Using step-bystep instructions, crafters can update this ancient art into shoes, purses, clothing, animals, Valentine hearts, and more. Watson-Guptill ‌ Paperback $16.95

by Phyllis Pellman Good The New York Times bestselling author has carefully selected the very best recipes from scores of America’s premier home cooks. These tantalizing recipes are easy and convenient for newcomers who lack confidence in the kitchen as well as for experienced cooks who are short on time. Galleries of full-color photos in this amazing collection add sparkle throughout.

Good Books ‌ Hardcover $29.95

booksellers favorites 14 The books shown here were, in most cases, previously published in hardcover but are now available as larger-format “trade size” paperbacks. They were selected by our independent bookseller members as some of their very favorites, the ones that they love to recommend to their customers.


FRAGILE THINGS: Short Fictions and Wonders

by David Laskin

by Neil Gaiman Fiction HarperPerennial Paperback $14.95

History HarperPerennial Paperback $13.95

MARLEY & ME: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog

THE PAINTED DRUM by Louise Erdrich Fiction HarperPerennial Paperback $13.95



by Zora Neale Hurston Fiction HarperPerennial Paperback $15.95

by Neil McMahon Fiction HarperPerennial Paperback $14.95



TRUTH & BEAUTY: A Friendship

by Lionel Shriver Fiction HarperPerennial Paperback $14.95

by Dalia Sofer Fiction HarperPerennial Paperback $13.95

by Ann Patchett Biography HarperPerennial Paperback $14.95


CLEOPATRA’S NOSE: 39 Varieties of Desire


by Alan Bennett Fiction Picador Paperback $12.00

by Judith Thurman

by Michael Cox Fiction W.W. Norton Paperback $14.95

WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS COOK: Kitchen Science Explained


THE WORLD WE HAVE: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology

by John Grogan Memoir Harper Paperbacks $13.95

by Roland Merullo Fiction Algonquin Books Paperback $13.95

Literature Picador Paperback $17.00

by Thich Nhat Hanh Philosophy Parallax Press Paperback $10.95

LAND CIRCLE: Writings Collected from the Land, 15th Anniversary Edition by Linda M. Hasselstrom (Mountains & Plains Award Winner)

Nature … Fulcrum Paperback $16.95

by Robert L. Wolke Food Writing W.W. Norton Paperback $15.95

THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Díaz Fiction Riverhead Paperback $14.00

WICKED: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire Fiction Harper Paperbacks $16.00

THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE: A War Story by Diane Ackerman History W.W. Norton Paperback $14.95

SLAM by Nick Hornby Fiction Riverhead Paperback $14.00

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MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY Audiobook by Winifred Watson; read by Frances McDormand Fiction ‌ Persephone 5 CDs $30.00; P/B $15.00

ROUNDING THE HUMAN CORNERS: Poems by Linda Hogan Poetry Coffee House Press ‌ Paperback $16.00

THE IVY+BEAN SECRET TREASURE BOX by Annie Barrows; illus. by Sophie Blackall. )NCLUDESBOOKS  AND Children’s ‌ Chronicle Books Boxed Set $19.99

ANGEL HORSES: Divine Messengers of Hope

THE FORGOTTEN HORSES photographs by Tony Stromberg; foreword by Robert Redford. The renowned photojournalist of SPIRIT HORSES documents the souls of rescued, working-class horses in sanctuaries across North America. New World Library ‌ Hardcover $45.00

by Allen and Linda Anderson Animals ‌ New World Library Paperback $13.95

OF A FEATHER: A Brief History of American Birding by Scott Weidensaul Nature Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ‌ Paperback $15.00

FATHER KNOWS LESS: One Dad’s Quest to Answer His Son’s Most Baffling Questions by Wendell Jamieson Parenting Perigee ‌ P/B $13.95

THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ANIMALS: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy – and Why They Matter

THE DAILY COYOTE: A Year with Charlie by Shreve Stockton. Developed from her phenomenal blog, this city girl turned Wyoming cowgirl shares the joys and lessons learned while raising an orphaned coyote pup. Includes stunning photographs. Simon & Schuster ‌ Hardcover $26.00

by Marc Bekoff; foreword by Jane Goodall Animals New World Library ‌ Paperback $14.95

WHITE HEAT: The Extreme Skiing Life by Wayne Johnson Sports/Recreation Atria Books Paperback $15.00

THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT, I CAN’T BEAR TO LOOK by Tom Tomorrow. Politics/Humor Nation Books ‌ Paperback $16.95

OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson; translated by Anne Born Fiction Picador ‌ Paperback $14.00

THE AMAZING BOOK OF USELESS INFORMATION: More Things You Didn’t Need to Know But Are About to Find Out by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society Humor/Reference Perigee ‌ Paperback $12.95

INDOGNITO: A Book of Canines in Costume by Karen Ngo. Hilarious, charming, and inventive, this whimsical collection of stylishly photographed dog portraits is a visual treat sure to delight and inspire dog lovers of all ages! Little, Brown and Company ‌ Hardcover $19.99

DOGTOWN: A Sanctuary for Rescued Dogs by Best Friends Animal Society with Bob Somerville. Located in Utah’s Angel Canyon, this haven for dogs and many other animals is the subject of a National Geographic Channel television series. Sellers Publishing ‌ Hardcover $16.95

exceptional fiction THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON by Lauren Groff. “The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, the fiftyfoot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass …” The debut novel of the most exciting new talent in years. Voice/Hyperion … Paperback $14.95

Olive Editions Cool format. Cool package. Cool price. Limited editions of classic novels.

SERENA by Ron Rash. A gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge SETAGAINSTTHEBACKDROPOFTHES wilderness and America’s burgeoning environmental movement. Ecco … Hardcover $24.95




HarperPerennial … Paperback $10.00 each

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THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED: A Novel by Wally Lamb. Combining myth, psychology, faith, and multigenerational family history, this tour de force is a meditation on the human condition and an unflinching, compassionate evocation of character. Harper … Hardcover $29.95

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