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Betty

In McDaniel’s telling, members of this hardscrabble family stride through their Ohio community like minor gods, leaving amazement in their wake. Highly recommended; a coming-of-age novel that is a treat for lovers of stylistic prose. [See Prepub Alert, 1/15/20.]
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America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present

Readers interested in the history of U.S.-Iran and Middle Eastern politics and history will find Ghazvinian’s book to be richly telling and in-depth.
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Asylum: A personal, historical, natural inquiry in 103 lyric sections

Precise language, deft metaphors, and emotional undertones keep audiences invested and sometimes enthralled. Recommended for most collections.

Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation

Tecumseh's life and the wider struggle for the Great Lakes and Ohio River valley now has a current, solid work by an accomplished author.

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The Erratics

Similar to Maya Shanbhag Lang’s What We Carry, this account is a touching portrayal of grief, family, and what is best left unspoken.
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The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World

Melillo introduces many little-known facts and moments of insight, making this an engaging and often surprising read for those interested in environmental history.
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The Island Child

A dreamy fairy tale winds its way through this moody story of loss and redemption, which focuses on mothers and daughters and the ways in which they grow apart and sometimes find their way back. For most fiction readers. [See Prepub Alert, 1/15/20.]
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An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables

Madison is a prolific cookbook author, and this latest offering presents an intriguing and insightful look into how her upbringing influenced both her professional and private life.

The Frightened Ones

Issues of safety, security, and a sense of belonging, as well as thoughts on dreams, life, love, family and death, are all integral to this complex, multifaceted work. Flawlessly written and translated, it is highly recommended and would be useful in many discussion groups. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/20.]

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