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What We Didn’t Expect: Personal Stories About Premature Birth

Support groups often provide listening and understanding beyond what professionals can offer. When that sort of personal contact isn’t immediately available, a book such as this can serve as a close substitute. The elegance and honesty with which these writers share raw emotions and practical knowledge make it a valuable resource.

Leonard and Hungry Paul

Dublin-based songwriter Hession has written a tender and hilarious debut. The title characters are unforgettable, and their shared amazement of the world is a gift to readers. Essential reading, especially in these times.
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Coping with Coronavirus: How To Stay Calm and Protect Your Mental Health; A Psychological Toolkit

Recommended for those interested in mindfulness and self-help, but also for those who identify as spending too much time catching up on COVID-19 news via social media.
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The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulous and the Untold Story of Watergate

Barron’s page-turner will appeal to readers interested in modern Greek history, the Cold War, and Watergate. Highly recommended.

The Immortals of Tehran

A highly recommended literary page-turner worth a second reading; fans of Gabriel García Márquez will delight in this fantastical—and fantastic

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power

A vital read on femininity and sexuality that speaks to our past, present, and future.

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Juliet the Maniac

For sophisticated readers, this novel offers an insightful and haunting portrait into a disintegrating mind, featuring visceral descriptions of a girl’s self-loathing and self-destructive behaviors. Yet the difficult subject matter is tempered by the wisdom of the adult author and, for the reader, the knowledge that she has made it through to the other side.

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