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February 19, 2016

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news1 For Political Junkies

It's primary season, and it's an election year; it's time for books about politics decked out in red, white, and blue cover designs. Check out our " Election Year" spotlight as a part of this month's Select Seventy featured titles display this month, online or in the store.

And don't miss political commentator E.J. Dionne at the Brattle Theatre next Tuesday. 
Our "New Voices in Fiction" series continues this week with Hannah Tennant-Moore and Patrick Dacey reading from debut works, and our partners at GrubStreet recently asked Hannah a few questions about her writing process: "Pretty Sentences Should Add Up To Something: An Interview with Hannah Tennant-Moore." Check it out, and join us this Wednesday and Friday.

Interested in spending an inspiring, educational weekend in the Pacific Northwest this summer? For those of you who are emerging writers in your own right, check out (and register now) for the 2016 Chuckanut Writers Conference, co-presented by our friends at Village Books.

And thanks to all the writers who submitted work to our latest flash fiction anthology, Microchondria III. We'll announce the winning entries by March 1st, and can't wait to party with readers, writers, and designers on March 11th. 

news3 In Case You Missed It

A new Harry Potter book will be released this summer, and this time, it's a little bit different. Set nineteen years after book seven,  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -  Parts I & II will be the rehearsal script for the play debuting this summer in London. The book will hit the shelves on July 31st -- the evening of the play's debut, and on Harry Potter's birthday. We'll of course (!) be celebrating with a midnight release party on the evening of July 30th.

Pre-order your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from Harvard Book Store now, 20% off, and stay tuned for party details. 

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The Girl in the Red Coat:
A Novel
by Kate Hamer


Melville House, hardcover

Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. And then one day, it happens.

Living on Paper:
Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934-1995
edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe


Princeton University Press, hardcover
Living on Paper -- the first major collection of Murdoch's most compelling and interesting personal letters -- gives, for the first time, a rounded self-portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and thinkers. 

Cool Characters:
Irony and American Fiction
by Lee Konstantinou


Harvard University Press, hardcover
Charting a new course in postwar fiction criticism, Cool Characters examines the changing status of irony in American cultural and political life, showing how it migrated from the countercultural margins of the 1950s to the mainstream of the 1980s.
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Kids & Young Adult
How to Stop Your Grownup from Making Bad Decisions:
From the Brilliant Blog of Nina the Philosopher
by Judy Balan


HarperCollins India, paperback
Really, grownups just can't be trusted to make good life choices. As sweet as it is funny, Nina the Philosopher is a witty, thought-provoking series that tells the story of a single mother and her two wonderful, hilariously angst-ridden daughters.
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Printed on Paige
Each week we feature a book printed on Paige, our book-making machine. Featured books will range from fresh works from local authors to near-forgotten titles discovered in our extensive print-on-demand database

4ever Able
by Colby R. Trenkelbach


Print on Demand, paperback

A girl uses her imagination to cope with the hardships of being bullied and experiencing loss during junior high. 


Remainders are bargain books, new books at used-book prices. We have a limited number of copies of these titles, so if you see something that you're interested in, come in and check it out soon. To see more of our Remainders section, visit our Remainders page.
How About Never -- Is Never Good for You?:
My Life in Cartoons
by Bob Mankoff
$9.99, hardcover (originally $32.50)
With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. 
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Ecstatic Nation: 
Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877 
by Brenda Wineapple
$9.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
Ecstatic Nation illuminates one of the most dramatic and momentous chapters in America's past, when the country dreamed big, craved new lands and new freedom, and was bitterly divided over its great moral wrong: slavery.
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The Animal Book
by DK Publishing
$12.99, hardcover (originally $24.99)
Our world is filled with extraordinary diversity, from amoebas to zebras, from tiny toadstools to giant oaks. The wonders of the natural world are on display in The Animal Book. This guide to life is packed full of information about creatures big and small. 
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Recentused Finds in the Used Department
Featured used books go fast, so if any titles interest you, stop in to check them out soon. We will hold the book if you are the first caller to reserve it. To reserve a book, call (617) 661-1515 and ask for our Used Department. We're also always looking for books to buy. Learn about selling your used books, including textbooks, here.
Gerhard Richter: The Daily Practice of Painting:
Writings and Interviews 1962-1993
edited by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Originally published by Thames & Hudson Ltd in 1995
$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
In this collection of notes and writings, Gerhard Richter examines his work and his surroundings, reflecting on the spiritual basis of his paintings, on his own role as artist, and on the nature of art itself.
Virgil's Aeneid and the Tradition of Hellenistic Poetry
by Wendell Clausen
Originally published by the University of California Press in 1987
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In this study of Virgil's relationship to his sources, Wendell Clausen presents a reading of the Aeneid that results from a deep knowledge of the scholarship and a profound love of the poetry. This book enriches our understanding of Rome's greatest poet.
Native Diasporas:
Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas
edited by Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman
Originally published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2014
$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Native Diasporas explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth century.
Upcoming Events
Browse our  upcoming events calendar, now updated through March.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  E.J. Dionne Jr. at the Brattle Theatre (Feb 23)
»  Diane Rehm in conversation with Robin Young at First Parish Church (Feb 29)
»  A. O. Scott at the Brattle Theatre (Mar 11)
»  Shirin Ebadi at First Parish Church (Mar 17) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Hillary L. Chute
Fri, Feb 19, 3PM
Comics scholar and Harvard visiting professor Hillary L. Chute discusses Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ethan Canin
Fri, Feb 19, 7PM
Ethan Canin discusses his latest novel, A Doubter's Almanac -- the story of a troubled math genius -- in conversation with Harvard's Bret Anthony Johnston.
At Harvard Book Store
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Debbie Clarke Moderow
Mon, Feb 22, 7PM
Debbie Clarke Moderow discusses her memoir Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail.
At Harvard Book Store
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E.J. Dionne Jr.
Tues, Feb 23, 6PM

NPR commentator and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. discusses his latest book, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism -- From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond.
At Harvard Book Store
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Hannah Tennant-Moore
Wed, Feb 24, 7PM
Hannah Tennant-Moore discusses her debut novel of self-discovery, Wreck and Order, in conversation with Harvard's James Wood and joined by special musical performances.
At Harvard Book Store
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Dexter Palmer
Thu, Feb 25, 7PM
Dexter Palmer discusses his second novel, Version Control -- a reality-bending, time-travel story of a young couple living in the wake of tragedy.
At Harvard Book Store
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Catherine J. Ross
Fri, Feb 26, 3PM
Catherine J. Ross, a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard School of Education, discusses Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights.
At Harvard Book Store
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Patrick Dacey
Fri, Feb 26, 7PM
Patrick Dacey -- praised by George Saunders as "one of my favorite young American writers" -- reads from his debut collection of short stories, We've Already Gone This Far.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Feb 29, 7PM
The next selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Lily King's award-winning Euphoria.
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