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Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey To End Gender Violence

With searing insight, Hill shows how much and how little things have changed since 1991. Her book gives hope, inspires activism, and discourages complacency.

Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump

An essential work that encapsulates the trajectory of American politics in the first two decades of the 21st century, and the lasting impact on everyday life.

The Stone Loves the World

Hall’s latest novel about these brilliant characters, who are all tangled up in multiple battles between their off-the-charts IQs and their uncomfortable but determined need to find meaningful relationships, will lead readers on a glorious literary ride. Prepare for demand for his 1996 prequel The Saskiad, about 12-year-old Saskia’s life on a commune.

China Room

In descriptive but never flowery prose, Sahota (The Year of the Runaways) intersects the two stories in clever and unexpected ways, reminding readers how they are connected to those who came before. Readers of literary historical fiction will enjoy this powerful, evocative novel.

Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

This enjoyable read, as intensely researched as all of Philbrick's books, offers insight into the motivations and career of the author (a self-described history geek), and the vision, character, and impact of Washington. For history readers at all levels.


The Ugly Cry

An honest account of an unconventional childhood, and of learning to accept the hard truths of loving people who disappoint you. Henderson’s debut is a treat for memoir fans.

Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape

With this absorbing mix of ecology, social history, and travel (even if for most readers, it’ll be of the armchair sort), Flyn offers a hopeful way of seeing often-overlooked landscapes.

Center Center: A Funny, Sexy, Sad Almost-Memoir of a Boy in Ballet

Whiteside’s openness in this warts-and-all memoir is refreshing; readers will enjoy this entertaining romp behind the curtain of professional ballet.

Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

Combining social and military history, Brown’s latest book gives readers a heartbreaking picture of all that Japanese Americans sacrificed for their country during World War II.

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