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The Writing of the Gods: The Race To Decode the Rosetta Stone

Dolnick presents a fast-paced intellectual adventure for general readers that surveys the invention of writing and the processes of deciphering and decoding. Highly recommended for anyone who relishes challenging puzzles.
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Cuba: An American History

A captivating history of Cuba, highly recommended for general readers and specialists alike.

The Book of Mother

In this touching tribute to her eccentric mother’s life and death, which also offers a wild view of swinging Paris during the 1960s and 1970s, Huisman is sardonic, furious, and sometimes humorous but always affectionate toward her mother. Her prose seems urgent, pulling the reader along, as if she’s trying to outrun her grief. Highly recommended.
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Move: The Forces Uprooting Us

An engaging extrapolation of future demographics and a world transformed by current and impending human population shifts.

Heatwave

As a 25-year-old, Jestin stunned France with this debut novel, which captured the prestigious Prix Femina des Lycéens in 2019. Six years out from his teen years, he had forgotten nothing about the messiness of adolescence and how quickly bad choices can turn to tragedy. From its first sentence to its last, this short novel packs an outsize, unforgettable punch.
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Every Deep-Drawn Breath: A Critical Care Doctor on Healing, Recovery, and Transforming Medicine in the ICU

Heightened media attention to intensive care medicine during the pandemic should make this of interest to both lay and professional readers. Ely writes with passion, clarity, and authority.
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Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption, and Vengeance in Today’s China

Students of Chinese politics and business will appreciate Shum’s personal narrative of China’s turbulent economic rise; this book deserves a wide audience.
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The Star Builders: Nuclear Fusion and the Race To Power the Planet

Turrell’s enthusiasm for the topic, as well as his clear and easy-to-understand explanations of the physics involved in nuclear fusion, make this a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in learning about the cutting-edge technology that’s being applied to solving the climate crisis.
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Yours Cheerfully

Fans of the first novel in the series will appreciate the crisp narrative that deftly deals with vexing topics women face in wartime; they’ll also enjoy meeting several charming new characters who are bound to return. Yours Cheerfully lives up to its name, with a welcome dose of British “Carry on” spirit on every page.
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