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The Glass Hotel

Highly recommended; with superb writing and an intricately connected plot that ticks along like clockwork, Mandel offers an unnerving critique of the twinned modern plagues of income inequality and cynical opportunism. [See Prepub Alert, 9/9/19.]

The Resisters

Though her talent and aplomb win out in a satisfying conclusion, Gwen struggles with the inequality and oppression of AutoAmerica, and readers will be left wondering whether we are living in such a culture today. Highly recommended for discerning readers. [
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Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes & Stories

This heartwarming, feel-good, highly recommended memoir will appeal to fans of cooking, culinary travels, and family ties.
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American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise

Bleak, but perhaps inspirational, this challenging critique is recommended for policymakers and readers concerned about civic engagement.
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When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right To Determine When Life Should End

Rehm definitively accomplishes her goal of spurring conversation about end-of-life care with these balanced, thoughtful discussions of a difficult but vital topic.

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Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Another triumph for Greene, this work explores new territory not thoroughly covered in the author’s previous books, appealing to anyone trying to wrap their head around seemingly paradoxical astrophysical concepts.

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The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World

While occasionally repetitive, Emanuel is uniquely positioned to offer this perspective, and it is rare to find a positive book about current politics. He presents a hopeful message that many need to hear.
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The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis

Overall, the authors’ optimistic, can-do advice for mitigating the worst effects of global warming will help environmentally engaged readers find direction and purpose. An excellent companion to David Wallace-Wells’s The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.
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Designing Your Work Life: How To Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work

A worthy successor to the authors’ previous work that also stands on its own, this should be an essential read for college students and might also become a hit on the lecture circuit.

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