An American Summer,  by Alex Kotlowitz -
The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have
been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the
spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz
set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing about individuals who have emerged
from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity - and the breaking point - of
the human heart and soul.
American Fire, by Monica Hesse -
The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn't stop for months. Night after
night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down
next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups
sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer
firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings,
but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate -
there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning.
Magic is Dead, by Ian Frisch -
Magic is Dead is the fascinating story of one man's colorful, mysterious, and personal
journey into the world of magic, and his unlikely invitation into an underground secret
society of revolutionary magicians from around the world. It is a head-first dive into a
hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets; it is a story of
imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today's most brilliant young magicians - a
mysterious club known as the 52, who are revolutionizing an ancient art form under the
mantra Magic is Dead.
The Game Console, by Evan Amos -
The Game Console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with
gorgeous full-color photos of 86b consoles. You'll start your journey with legendary
consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and
the Commodore 64. The visual nostalgia trip continues with systems from the 1990s
and 2000s, and ends on the modern consoles like the XBOX One, Playstaytion 4, and
Wii U.
Top Secret Recipes, by Todd Wilbur -
For more than twenty-five years, Todd
Wilbur has been obsessed with
recreating America's most iconic
brand-name foods at home. In his first
cookbook with color photos, Todd brings
you 125 new clone recipes. Each recipes
comes with easy-to-follow step-by-step
photos so that even novice cooks can
perfectly recreate their favorite famous
foods with everyday ingredients.