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Lost Girls

The In­ven­tion of the Flap­per Linda Si­mon “To read Si­mon’s so­cial and lit­er­ary his­tory of flap­pers is to feel the re­lief of the loos­en­ing of corsets, the ex­cite­ment of the shimmy and tango in the dance hall, the thrill of smok­ing, and the bliss of es­cape from de­tested chap­er­on­ing rules.”—Times Cloth $24.00

Planet Hunters

The Search for Ex­trater­res­trial Life Lu­cas Eller­broek Trans­lated by Andy Brown “A de­light­ful sci­en­tific chron­i­cle of hu­man­ity’s quest for ‘other worlds’.”—Na­ture Cloth $27.00

Shoes

The Mean­ing of Style El­iz­a­beth Sem­mel­hack “A new and fas­ci­nat­ing light on footwear.” —Manolo Blah­nik Cloth $40.00

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