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Now Read This: The Week's Best New Books, November 25th Edition

Top titles hitting bookshelves this week

The Best Of The West

Seeds of the Future 

Seed of the Future: Yosemite and the Evolution of the National Park Idea
(Yosemite Conservancy, paperback, $27)
By Dayton Duncan
The idea of the national park wasn’t always a given in America; it all started with Yosemite. In this historical account, Duncan recounts how Yosemite came about and the people who were instrumental in making it happen.
Out: November 26

Morning Glory 

Morning Glory
(Plume, paperback, $9)
By Sarah Jio
A mystery set in a floating community in Seattle, Morning Glory introduces us to Ada Santorini. Ada has just moved into a boathouse in Boat Street when she discovers an old trunk that launches her on a journey into the past.
Out: November 26

The Best Of The Rest

ArtSpeak 

ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present
(Abbeville Press, paperback, $16)
By Robert Atkins
With nearly 150 alphabetical entries, mini-essays on the key art movements and terms, and more than 80 images, veteran art critic Robert Atkins has compiled another editions of his supreme reference on postwar and cotemporary art. And it's written in snappy, readable language!
Out: November 26

Supreme Macaroni Company 

The Supreme Macaroni Company
(Harper, paperback, $11)
By Adriana Trigiani
Beginning on the eve of a wedding in New York and ending in Tuscany, this story revolves around the unexpected events life can throw at us. A tale of family, heartbreak, work, and marriage, The Supreme Macaroni Company is a narrative that fans of The Shoemaker’s Wife will probably like.
Out: November 25

Cross My Heart 

Cross My Heart
(Little Brown & Company, paperback, $13)
By James Patterson
In the latest Alex Cross mystery, the former FBI agent is faced with losing his family. This time, a killer is hunting Cross, result in a suspense-filled novel that will have readers guessing until the end.
Out: November 25

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly 

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel
(Penguin, paperback, $10)
By Sun-mi Hwang (Author), Nomoco (Illustrator) and Chi-Young Kim (Translator)
Compared to Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Charlotte’s Web, Compared to Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Charlotte’s Web, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a metaphor for freedom, individuality, and motherhood. It tells the story of a hen who is tired of laying eggs on a command and having them taken away. Glimpsing other animals that roam free, the hen devises her escape so she can be the master of her own fate.
Out: November 26

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