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2020 Top 40

2020's Top 40 List was, as expected, topped by Barack Obama's autobiography, far outpacing second place.   Our customers were extremely interested in learning more about race and antiracism this year as reflected by many of the nonfiction (and fiction!) books on the list.  The pandemic also helped drive a number of cookbooks to the top, and Mystery to a top selling category  - though aside from Louise Penny, no one author or book dominated that list - while perfecting your sourdough you were also busy working your way through all twenty-two  of No. 1 Ladie's Detective Agency, or  Ilona Whishaw's series or even hitting the alphabet through Y with Sue Grafton! 

A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

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Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

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So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145239
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

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The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062963680
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
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Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

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The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062868084
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2020

Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

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The Guest Book: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250110275
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 5th, 2020

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982141462
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 14th, 2020

The Glass Hotel: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521143
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Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525577072
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 29th, 2019

Rage Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982131739
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2020

Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

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Hamnet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

The Giver of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562488
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 8th, 2019

A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984820150
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

The Cloven: Book One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683963103
Published: Fantagraphics - July 28th, 2020

Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

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Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062937995
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 7th, 2020

Ready Player Two: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781524761332
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 24th, 2020

A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735225251
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Published: Penguin Books - June 16th, 2020

The Evening and the Morning (Kingsbridge #4) Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780525954989
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Published: Viking - September 15th, 2020

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

The Mirror & the Light: A Novel (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780805096606
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 10th, 2020

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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525564089
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

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A Burning: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525658696
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Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020