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Migrations

A consummate blend of issue and portrait, warning and affirmation, this heartbreaking, lushly written work is highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 2/12/10.]
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Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World

Fans of Salzberg’s Real Love podcast series and anyone seeking loving-kindness meditative guidance will appreciate these words on compassionate activism.
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Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto

Chanel Miller’s Know My Name demonstrated that coming forward to tell one’s story is in itself a powerful form of victim advocacy; Bowdler does the same in this affecting account. [See Prepub Alert, 12/9/19.]

Blacktop Wasteland

Bug’s got a conscience not typical of the thriller genre, but other than that, this novel recalls almost perfectly the classic heist thriller in the vein of Richard Stark’s “Parker” books. It’ll go like hot cakes.

The Paris Hours

George has captured the ethos of 1920s Paris with a feel similar to Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. This title is not to be missed.
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The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot To Kill America’s 16th President—and Why It Failed

While the authors offer no new information or interpretation of Lincoln’s preinaugural journey, which is better related in Ted Widmer’s Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington, the instructive accounting of the mentality, movements, and means of Pinkerton and his agents makes for a revealing look inside the world of secessionist fanaticism.
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The NRA: The Unauthorized History

The book is meticulously detailed, sometimes overly so, including investigations into the NRA’s internal debates and parliamentary process. Still, libraries looking for a nonpartisan history of the organization will be well-served.
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Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America

A chilling account of how the media, government, and public have failed to hold Trump accountable, and how this has significantly impacted U.S. democracy. Recommended for readers curious about the intersection of politics and media.

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Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes from My African American Kitchen

With straightforward instructions, this personal read presents dishes that are familiar favorites with a unique and delightful spin.

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