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Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

This valuable addition to the scholarship of Native American dispossession and extermination should be read by scholars and general readers alike.

The Bramble and the Rose

Fans of C.J. Box’s wilderness mysteries featuring Joe Puckett will appreciate this bleak book, the third in the series from the Edgar Award–winning author of Dry Bones in the Valley. [See Prepub Alert, 8/19/19.]
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The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution

An inspiring read for anyone interested in the historical roots of organic farming as told through a biographical narrative.
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What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life

Despite its flaws, this important and very personal take on Whitman’s lasting influence as “America’s Poet” should be a worthwhile addition to libraries with strong poetry or LGBTQ collections.
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Nobody’s Child: A Tragedy, a Trial, and a History of the Insanity Defense

As a case study, this well-written book can be a companion to Alisa Roth’s Insane, a comprehensive view of all sides of the issue. It will engage all readers interested in the intersection between crime and mental health.

American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power

A well-reported summary of scandals and corruption surrounding the Trump and Kushner family businesses that may already be familiar to fans of Trump Inc. Still, Bernstein gives a clear analysis of complex topics, making this a solid read for all interested in politics.
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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

A relatively quick read at under 200 pages, the novel was originally published in 2016 and is credited with launching Korea’s own #MeToo moment. It effectively communicates the realities Korean women face, especially discrimination in the workplace, rampant sexual harassment, and the nearly impossible challenge of balancing motherhood with career aspirations. [See Prepub Alert, 10/7/19.]
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My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes

A rare restaurant cookbook that will work well in a home kitchen, this collection is more refined in flavors and techniques than Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking.
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A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data

While Boxer’s enthusiasm for the subject shows in his engaging narrative style, some of the more technical material will leave casual readers behind. Strongly recommended for historians with some awareness of mathematical concepts or seasoned popular science readers.

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