The Getaway

By Jeff Kinney. Accompanying his family to a tropical island resort to escape the cold and stress of an approaching holiday season, Greg is dismayed when sun poisoning, stomach bugs and venomous critters cast a shadow over their much-needed vacation

You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President Donald J. Trump: A So-called Parody

By Alec Baldwin and Kurt Anderson.

It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree

By A. J. Jacobs. Traces the author’s three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

It’s Shoe Time!

By Bryan Collier. Rhyming dialogue and engaging cartoon-style illustrations by the Caldecott Honor-winning artist of Trombone Shorty and the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! reinforce early skills in a story that redefines the boundaries of being a pair.

Vacationland

By John Hodgman. The best-selling author of That Is All presents a memoir of his cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man and his observations on such subjects as the horror of freshwater clams and the evolutionary purpose of the mustache.

Seven Days of Us

By Francesca Hornak. Looking forward to a Christmas family reunion, the Birch family is upended by the news that their physician daughter has been exposed to a virus that forces the entire family into quarantine for a week.

Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions

Based on the popular segment from The Late Show, a revelatory compilation of satirical, irreverent writings conveys in self-deprecating language the innumerable memories and behaviors for which he is almost sorry.

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

By David Sedaris. (We have SIGNED copies) For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet. Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can’t fully disguise, Theft By Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It’s a potent reminder that when you’re as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there’s no such thing as a boring day .

Touch

By Courtney Maum. A trend forecaster hired by a leading tech company suddenly finds herself in the position of wanting to overturn her own predictions when she senses the beginning of a movement against electronics in favor of compassion, empathy, and “in-personism.”

You Need More Sleep: Advice from Cats

You Need More Sleep By Francesco Marciuliano

Our feline friends have spent eons observing, napping, pondering, napping, and taking notes about the human condition. In between naps, they’ve realized that we humans could use some catlike guidance when it comes to handling the ups and downs of life. In this book they’ve condescended to share their invaluable wisdom in short advice columns such as “Always Stay at Least 30 Feet from a Loved One” and “Never Let Anyone Dress You.” Whether it’s coping with romance, surviving a social gathering, or clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder only to realize you can’t get down, the cats in this book will have you relaxed and ready to take on the world! Just after one more nap.

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