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Fortune Favors the Dead

This is a fun whodunit for high schoolers up through adults. It’s easy to pick up and put down again, perfect for a cozy weekend read.

True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump

Toobin’s trademark readability succeeds with this compelling, fast-paced account.

That Old CountryMusic: Stories

The multi-award-winning Barry (Night Boat to Tangier) dazzles with his word wizardry and the effortless grace of his perfect sentences. Highly recommended.
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In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on Serena

At turns dark, craggy, and heart-wrenching, Rash’s writing is never easy, but it is also lovely, moving, and rich in history and culture, just like the Appalachian region it so beautifully captures. Highly recommended for both those just discovering Rash and for returning readers. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/20.]
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The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War—A Tragedy in Three Acts

A fascinating and compulsively readable account of warime spying.
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The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

A fascinating and wonderfully readable portrayal of the tensions between fiery militancy and determined but measured devotion in working toward a goal. Excellent for general readers, especially those with an interest in the Civil War.

The Bad Muslim Discount

A born storyteller, Masood has crafted a fast-paced page-turner with plenty of insightful commentary on religion, family, love, and national politics in this debut novel that is expertly written and a joy to read; highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 5/6/20.]

Borges and Me: An Encounter

Essential for Borges’s legions of fans, as well as those who enjoy literary memoirs by experimental writers whose works play a bit more loosely with the facts.

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

Highly recommended; the currency of this work is both engrossing and petrifying.

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