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Eight Key History Titles: Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

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Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988–2018

A compendium of piquant art prose from a happy, hungry omnivore, and great for aesthetes of all kinds.

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

A valuable resource for future scholars and for anyone interested in black college football.

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Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact

Will appeal to readers wishing to learn more about Campbell and this era of both college and professional sports as well as Texas history.

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High School

This inspiring memoir will appeal to readers, especially fans of the duo.

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America’s Game

This is more an unfocused grab bag than a book with a coherent narrative.

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My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me, and Ended Up Saving My Life

This no-holds-barred account reveals O’Callaghan’s long journey to recovery and self-acceptance, and provides hope for anyone, not only professional athletes, living life in the shadows. Recommended for all sports fans and readers interested in social, cultural, and LGBTQ history.

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Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson

This comprehensive and engaging reference is a significant addition to popular music research. A must for Jackson fans and students of musical and social culture.

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Pioneer Coaches of the NFL: Shaping the Game in the Days of Leather Helmets and 60-Minute Men

An important study of coaches who helped to change professional football into the thriving game that would eventually surpass all other American sports in popularity. Recommended for sports fans, historians, scholars, and all library collections.

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From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way

Although Thistle’s memoir does not deal extensively with issues of native identity and oppression, the theme of estrangement is powerfully portrayed in what is ultimately a story of courage and resilience certain to strike a chord with readers from many backgrounds.

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Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism

With a range of dedicated voices and a clear commitment to exploring feminism and political activism with justice and lived experience at its core, this engrossing anthology would make an excellent addition to public, academic, and school library shelves.

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Character: What It Means and Why it Matters

Recommended for academic libraries and readers interested in legal ethics.

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Tragedy in Aurora: The Culture of Mass Shootings in America

Recommended for general audiences, this book could provide solid reference points in conjunction with other sources on the topic, such as Dave Cullen’s Parkland: Birth of a Movement.

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I’d Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music

This book will surprise those who have preconceived notions about country music and Southern politicians, and their longstanding connection.

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Native Provenance: The Betrayal of Cultural Creativity

Vizenor’s latest raises important discussion points for students and scholars of anthropology, history, and American studies.

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Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy

Suitable for adults interested in politics and law enforcement reform.

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True Virtue: The Journey of an English Buddhist Nun

Recommended for communities with a strong focus in Buddhism, women’s spirituality, and/or local connections to this sect; otherwise, an optional purchase.

Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

This stunning, engaging work highlights the strength and courage of women who fought for their future against centuries of patriarchy. Perfect for readers interested in seeing how far women have come--and how far they still have yet to go.

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The Nuclear Spies: America’s Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin

This easy-to-read academic book will appeal to those interested in World War II intelligence and atomic history; a strong pairing with Sean Kean’s The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb.

The Future Is Now: Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2020, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

African American Myth Challenging plus an Astrophysicist’s Memoir of Loss: Top Nonfiction Previews, January/February 2020 | Prepub Alert

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Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls

Timely, disturbing, and informative; for all collections. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
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Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music

Though this meticulously researched volume unearths a few fresh facts, Crawford treads little new ground in retelling the story of this iconic American composer. For anyone unfamiliar with previous Gershwin biographies, such as Howard Pollack’s in-depth George Gershwin. [See Prepub Alert, 3/17/19.]
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In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dalí

Of the many books published on surrealism, Roe’s has a breadth of coverage and vivacity of observation that make it special. Art lovers will find much to appreciate and ponder, and Francophiles will enjoy this distinctive “tour.”
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Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire; A Biography

With her breezy, gossipy style, Ronald brings to life the story of the influential American publisher and his magazines. Journalism students and readers of this time period will enjoy this biography
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Survive and Resist: The Definitive Guide to Dystopian Politics

This book will have broad appeal to readers who appreciate the intersections of pop culture and politics and is a worthy complement to Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan’s Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump.

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

An arresting account of America’s auto-camping movement and its incipient motivators. Highly recommended, especially for social historians, travel and camping enthusiasts, automotive specialists, naturalists, and also for general readers.

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

A must-read for anyone interested in U.S. history.

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Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession

This provocative work is best suited to readers with a strong interest in true crime and its historical roots. Though lacking the rigor and documentation of an academic work, it manages to create an original and bold contribution to the genre.

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The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz- Age America

Abbot keeps up the momentum and suspense while giving her substantial characters their due. Recommended for fans of historical true crime, such as Mary Cummings’s Saving Sin City; fans of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire will also devour this juicy read.

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Barnum: An American Life

One of the themes in this work is our country’s complex relationship with the truth. Overall, Wilson’s skillful portrayal of the multifarious Barnum is affectionate, lucid, and lively, offering a new portrait of Victorian-era America, particularly its curious and playful side. Highly recommended.

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Neurodiverse Relationships: Autistic and Neurotypical Partners Share Their Experiences

Despite the academic-sounding title, this work is easy to read and understand. Essential for anyone who anticipates a career in social work or psychology, and highly recommended for those who love or work with those with AS.

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Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules ofLanguage

Recommended for web and language nerds alike, encompassing illuminating facts on the origin of acronyms, memes, and digital tone of voice.

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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know

This work should stimulate further research that could serve as control for these variables and more directly link how the factor of strangeness might influence certain reactions, providing a valuable contribution to psychology and psychiatry collections in larger university libraries.

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The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

An intriguing look at strategies for the long-term with citations from business executives, sociologists, and philosophers; highly recommended.

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Escalante’s Dream: On the Trail of the Spanish Discovery of the Southwest

As in Greg MacGregor’s photo essay In Search of Dominguez & Escalante, this work breathes new life into a centuries-old journey.

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Alexander the Great: His Life and His Mysterious Death

This work will appeal to fans of “Great Men” biographies, initiates in classical studies, and Everitt’s numerous followers.

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Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941–1943

Clearly written in an engaging style, this book will appeal to general readers of military history.

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The Plateau

Paxson’s work offers a counterpoint to titles such a Anna Bikont’s The Crime and the Silence, which detailed how neighbors viciously turned on one another during World War II. Readers interested in World War II France, and anyone seeking reassurance that good exists in the world will appreciate this heartbreaking and hopeful text.

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What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus

A thoughtful, convincing response to those demanding unlimited access to university platforms.

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Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

Although somewhat uneven in its coverage of labor history, this lively and informative read will appeal to those interested in the current challenges facing American workers. [See Prepub Alert, 2/18/19.]

No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

This book has already received several awards for literature from the very government that caused the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island. Here readers will find a powerful firsthand account of how governments have created sites of state violence against people searching for freedom.

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Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II

These stories are at once poignant and gut-wrenching, and given their scope within the longer interviews conducted by Alexievich, the author’s overall literary intent becomes clearer throughout. Readers with an interest in World War II, oral history, 20th-century history, Russian and/or Soviet history would find this well worth reading. [See Prepub Alert, 1/7/19.]

The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System—and How To Fix It

Essential reading for teachers, education administrators, and policymakers alike.

Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre

This captivating work is essential for readers interested in China’s recent history.

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Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

This group portrait of pioneering leaders in the field is recommended reading for undergraduate and graduate students, professional academics, and individuals with an interest in anthropology, cultural anthropology, and history.

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Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience

This accessible book, among several that have demythologized Mayflower history, will appeal to readers at all levels.

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

Readers interested in British history and royals will appreciate this accessible, well-researched study of an admired leader.

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The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You

A much-needed exploration of the refugee experience; Nayeri’s writing will be welcomed by a wide audience. [See Prepub Alert, 2/24/19.]

How To Be an Antiracist

With Stamped from the Beginning, Kendi proved himself a first-rate historian. Here, his willingness to turn the lens on himself marks him as a courageous activist, leading the way to a more equitable society.
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Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866–1896

This scholarly account will appeal to informed readers, especially Reconstruction era historians.

Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem; A Memoir

Dapper Dan is a Harlem success story. His tale, told here in the vernacular and with honesty, is a true treasure. Absolutely fascinating; will exceed all expectations. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

Brodeur’s story explores the bond between mother and daughter and the ripple effect a family secret can have when passed among generations. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 4/1/19.]
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Your Turn: Ways To Celebrate Life Through Storytelling

This thought-provoking title will stimulate readers to think and write about the experiences that have shaped their lives, while informing the direction for the path forward.

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Loving Someone with an Eating Disorder: Understanding, Supporting & Connecting with Your Partner

Harron’s emotional and practical advice for this growing global predicament comes highly recommended.

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Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You’ll Ever Need

While many books concentrate on either the emotional aspects of clutter or tips for getting rid of it, McCubbin interweaves both, resulting in highly practical guidance.

Working Daughter: How To Care for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living

This book provides much-needed support for the growing population of women caregivers. Highly recommended for both public and personal collections.

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Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential

Ideal for those well versed in New Age language, who are eager to go the extra mile to achieving a higher consciousness.

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The Right Kind of Strong: Surprisingly Simple Habits of a Spiritually Strong Woman

This book would be especially useful in a women’s Bible study as well as for individual women wishing to grow in their faith.

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The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes

This fascinating read provides solutions for combating misinformation that are particularly helpful in today’s political climate.

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A Course in Meditation: A 21-Day Workout for Your Consciousness

Simultaneously a great primer for readers wanting to try meditation and a guide for experienced meditators who wish to take their practice to the next level.

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Healthy Habits Suck: How To Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life...Even If You Don’t Want to

A realistic read that will prod even the most stubborn fast-food eating couch potato to take action toward a healthier lifestyle.

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Aging Joyfully: A Woman’s Guide to Optimal Health, Relationships, and Fulfillment for Her 50s and Beyond

Recommended as a worthy update to other books on this often underrepresented topic.

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How To Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind, Develop Competency

An excellent primer on nurturing an essential life skill.

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Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants

This fascinating book explores the complex bond between elephants and humans, becoming part of the new ethno-elephantology research that has captivated scholars from many different disciplines.

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Let’s Make Ramen! A Comic Book Cookbook

While there are several ramen cookbooks available, few are as fun, and serious, as this one.

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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have

Although Schlossberg’s asides sometimes derail the journalistic narrative, with this call for mass action she presents valuable information that could help readers make more sustainable choices in their lives.

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The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep

Leschziner’s engaging style strikes just the right balance between storytelling and popular science and will appeal to a broad audience.

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The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus

Jacobs brings the reader on a fascinating journey that will be enjoyed both by foodies and by travel lovers.

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A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

Recommended for all libraries, especially those with environmental and social and political justice collections. This evocative work will haunt readers long after they’ve finished reading.

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In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves

A compelling history of humans’ investigations of the deep sea written in an engaging manner, this book is destined to be another best seller for Streever.

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Icing on the Cake: Baking and Decorating Simple, Stunning Desserts at Home

With an eye-catching design and plenty of dazzling photographs, Huff’s book is sure to be a hit with experienced bakers wanting to learn advanced techniques for creating Instagram-worthy desserts; highly recommended.

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Simple Cake: All You Need To Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake

A love letter to the power of unfussy baking, family celebrations, and simple experiences. For novice bakers, bakers with children, and cake-eating minimalists.

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The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

Recommended for those with a strong background in evolutionary cognition who enjoyed Daniel Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back. For an alternate viewpoint on animal cognition turn to de Waal’s Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?

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Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a Breakthrough

Those interested in the history of medicine, psychiatry, and medical research will find this an important and engagingly written book.

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

Readers interested in the human and historical aspects of immigration will find this book extremely useful and insightful. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]

Time Song: Journeys in Search of a Submerged Land

Exploring natural history as part of humanity, this unique, artistic, and original work will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers. [See Prepub Alert, 2/18/19.]

Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers

This book is a feast for avid lit lovers and foodies alike.

Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

Poniewozik’s well-argued work advances the investigations in Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death and is an important reminder of the media’s influence on society.

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America

Pointing the way to future activism against repressive policing, Cobbina’s instructive details and enlightening insights will draw in scholars and general readers concerned with ending police killings of black people with impunity.

Lives Reclaimed: A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany

Through extensive use of primary source material, including some in private collections, and interviews with members of the Bund, Roseman writes a gripping narrative documenting the lives of the people who helped others and those who benefited from their actions. Highly recommended.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Levin’s timely and telling account should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the uses and abuses of history and the power and dangers of mythmaking.

When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom

This book will resonate with those looking for an accessible exploration of public policy with a sprinkling of legal drama. It will be in demand by those seeking to understand the erosion of religious freedom in America.

A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump

While centering on a specific narrative, this book serves as much more than an overview of the NMAAHC and will not solely appeal to museum curators or academics, as Bunch addresses the ways in which public spaces must be disrupted and dehierarchized to change cultural narratives.

The Borgias: Power and Fortune

Highly recommended for readers interested in the drama surrounding the Borgias that spurred a number of scandalous rumors that continue to circulate today.

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

An emotionally resonant and eminently readable anthology of true accounts that will appeal greatly to readers interested in global women’s issues, journalism, and the modern Arab world.

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Sweet Nature: A Cook’s Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup

With plenty of variation and flavor, this book will be enjoyed by everyday cooks as well as foodies.

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Burn the Place: A Memoir

A well-written and honest chef memoir, both rough and charming.

The Brink of Being: Talking About Miscarriage

Bueno’s compassionate book is a must-read for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage or seeks to learn about women’s health outcomes.

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Classic: Delicious, No-Fuss Recipes from Mary’s New BBC Series

This book will appeal to anglophiles, lovers and dabblers of British cuisine, and home cooks looking for some added elegance in their stir-fry.

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The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

Hockfield’s latest effectively examines some of the exciting research at the convergence of engineering and biology, from living batteries to cancer-fighting nanoparticles, and more. The accessible writing style should have wide appeal to readers of popular science.

Love and Lemons Every Day: More Than 100 Bright, Plant-Forward Recipes for Every Meal

In addition to their blog followers, cooks wanting fresh vegan and vegetarian recipes with a stylish, well-designed approach will want this book.

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Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects

Readers who like microhistories and travelogs will enjoy.

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And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

This biographical memoir offers a window into the world Sacks inhabited
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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Even readers who have never ventured into the water will identify with and appreciate Heinerth’s struggles to overcome fear, adversity, and societal expectations to establish a life of her own choosing.

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The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach

Southerners and peach lovers will appreciate this cookbook, but anyone who enjoys feel-good stories of successful family-run businesses will eat it up too.

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Burn the Ice: The American Culinary Revolution and Its End

A solid selection for medium and large collections where food memoirs fly off the shelves.

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Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World

Part travelog, part memoir, this is a quick, delightful read difficult to categorize but easy to enjoy. Recommended for collections where memoirs and travel writing are popular.

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God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America

A spiritual awakening for readers of all beliefs.

One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels

Vaughters rode during a bike racing era that can be described as astonishingly wild and potently drug-fueled. His honest take is refreshing and required reading. For all libraries.

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