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PREMIUM

All About Dinner: Expert Advice for Everyday Meals

A solid and attractive addition for any home cook.
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American Cuisine: And How It Got This Way

Purchase for medium and large collections where books about food history are in demand.
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Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes

An excellent volume of recipes that will work for bakers at any level.
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Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography

Chronicling Shiras’s many achievements (e.g., his Migratory Birds Act advocacy, his discovery of the “Shiras Moose”) and shedding light on his times, McCommons presents a full life with admirable economy.

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Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America

Combining historical research, interview information, and personal accounts, Pickert creates a well-rounded and informative overview of breast cancer and its many treatments. Her book leaves readers hoping that progress will continue in a positive direction.
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The NoMad Cocktail Book

A meticulous guide to inventive cocktails, with behind-the-scenes information on drink-making at the NoMad Bar.
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Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time

Parsons alternates between direct interviews and storytelling, which leads to a slightly inconsistent writing style that makes the book less smooth to read. Still, he manages to offer a thoughtful and enjoyable book that will delight cocktail aficionados and lovers of bars alike.
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Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood

Recommended for home cooks with experience in the kitchen and those looking to expand their gluten-free options. These are flexible meals to impress.
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The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest To Understand the Cosmos

This well-written book explores the concept of more than one universe than ours, drawing on the musings of philosophers, astronomers, and physicists from the ancient Greeks, through medieval thinkers such as Nicolaus Copernicus and Max Planck to Albert Einstein and current cosmologists Rocky Kolb and Joe Lykken. It will intrigue YA readers on up.

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An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival

All animal lovers will enjoy this book, particularly those concerned for the many animals in danger of extreme suffering and possible extinction at the hands of poachers.
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Troubled Water: What’s Wrong with What We Drink

Siegel makes excellent arguments in favor of producing purer public drinking water. His proposals for doing that deserve serious consideration.
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Gluten-Free Baking At Home: 102 Foolproof Recipes for Delicious Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and More

A lovingly precise collection of gluten-free baking classics, stunning yet never showy. Highly recommended for bakers of all skill levels.
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For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World

A potentially transformative read for anyone looking to embrace its invocation to lead a more connected life.
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Cooking for Good Times: Super Delicious, Super Simple

Good for minimalists, aspiring novice cooks, and Avec fans. Purchase where there is interest.
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We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

This book provides a well-researched solution for addressing climate change and is highly recommended for all libraries. [See Prepub Alert, 3/17/19.]
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Zwicky: The Outcast Genius Who Unmasked the Universe

This accessible biography of the quirky astrophysicist Zwicky and the equally quirky world of cosmic rays, exploding stars, and dark matter will intrigue lay readers and serious science professionals alike.

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The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs

Smith vividly documents the amazing diversity of marine life associated with coral reefs and eloquently argues for their protection. Recommended for armchair travelers and reef enthusiasts.
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Alpine Cooking: Recipes and Stories from Europe’s Grand Mountaintops

A wide variety of readers, and their friends, will enjoy the kaleidoscope of recipes, photos, history, and anecdotes.
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The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison

An invaluable volume for Ellison scholars and recommended for all readers interested in American literature.

The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life

To be dipped into rather than read through, this volume will appeal to many readers. Anyone who enjoyed the comics or TV specials will recognize their experiences in these pages and have their appreciation of Schulz’s genius renewed.
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Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War’s Most Audacious Espionage Operation

This captivating study will thrill World War II buffs as well as mystery readers of all ages. [See Prepub Alert, 3/17/19.]
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Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption

Certainly worthwhile for holdings without the earlier edition, but readers already familiar with that text might wish to compare the contents here to decide if this would be a suitable addition (or replacement).

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Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race

Provocative in its review of and reflections on race and racism amid continuing de facto segregation, this work argues that personal identity does not exist as a checked box. It promises to appeal to readers willing at least to consider unlearning race so as to imagine a future without it and advance his vision of a multigenerational transformation of social repair.

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Dad’s Maybe Book

Fans of parenting books, memoirs, and stories of Vietnam War veterans will find enjoyment in these heartfelt words.

All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. Vol. 3: 1856–1860

In all this, Blumenthal speaks to our own time and, through Lincoln’s life and work, asks us to consider what price expediency and ego cost democracy. Brilliant, compelling, and memorable. [See Prepub Alert, 3/17/19.]

Edison

This biography is the new standard for scholarship on the Wizard of Menlo Park and is a work that will long sustain Morris’s legacy.
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The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

This excellent oral history provides a much-needed perspective of the events and aftermath.
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A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History

This poignant story showcases the bonds of friendship over Olympic glory and will appeal to fans of women’s sports and anyone who has experienced the special kinship that comes from being part of a team.

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers

Told with the fast-paced style of a thriller, this book is highly recommended for all fans of international intrigue and cyberwarfare. An exceptional account that will inform and possibly frighten--and a necessary purchase for all libraries.

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This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

Silverman’s reconstruction of the world of the Wampanoag provides fascinating insights for both general readers and scholars into the early years of the colonization of Massachusetts, situating not only Thanksgiving within the nation’s history but also the tragedy of King Philip’s War.
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Double Crossed: The Missionaries Who Spied for the United States During the Second World War

Overall, recommended for scholars of World War II and religious history, and the history of espionage, as well as general readers interested in the intersection of American history and Christianity.
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Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days with ALS

A mesmerizing memoir by a talented writer on coming to terms with the unexpected.

Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of King Edward Longshanks

While putting a spotlight on an underrepresented era of medieval history, this book seeks to appeal to all kinds of readers with its easy narrative style, in-depth research, and engrossing details.
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The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America

Extensively researched, tediously old-school military history.
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The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite

Though it might have been more effective at half the length, this is an important contribution to the debate on economic inequality and of note to policymakers, activists, and scholars.

Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power

An essential purchase for all collections of American history and Native American studies.

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights

This superb work should ensure that Roundtree receives the recognition she richly deserves.
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Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy

This book will strike a chord with those who lived through the Great Recession and experienced frustration at the injustice of bankers and corporations being bailed out while so many lost their homes and livelihoods.
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One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America

The results of this fascinating, well-researched narrative are conveyed with immediacy, insight, and humor. A solid choice for all readers.
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Eyes to the Wind: A Memoir of Love and Death, Hope and Resistance

Though Barkan’s memoir at times feels a little rushed and unfinished, his life in social justice is a story worth telling.

Surfacing

A fascinating, lyrical, wide-ranging work sharing thoughts on past and present that will appeal to a wide range of readers, including those interested in memoirs and reflections on the world around us.
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The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity

A poignant and fascinating exploration of identity theft. This book will appeal to those with an interest in family-centered memoirs and crime.

Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud

Mueller’s powerful but disheartening story of pervasive fraud and a general collapse of ethical behavior with only glimmers of hope from the bravery of whistleblowers is fully accessible to general readers and substantive enough for academic audiences; a must-read.
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On the Lam: A History of Hunting Fugitives in America

Although the stories of the fugitive captures are fascinating, many true crime readers will already be familiar with the basic facts presented here. Readers curious about the evolution of law enforcement agencies and their role in apprehending these individuals will be better served.

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal

A necessary read for both proponents and opponents of the Green New Deal, complete with eye-opening facts that make clear the need for drastic change.
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Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game Between FanDuel and DraftKings That Upended Sports in America

The brisk narrative moves nimbly through the online entertainment industry and will find fans among those intrigued by fantasy sports. See David Kushner’s The Players Ball for another take on the world of wired entertainment.
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Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us

Williams uses real-world experience to illustrate how people with different viewpoints can find common ground. Her work is highly recommended for general readers, seminarians, church groups, and local community organizers.
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Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life

A valuable primer on a good ending. Of particular benefit are the appendixes, which offer all manner of practical spiritual, legal, and medical guidance both for the dying and for the living.
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Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church

A unique, engaging memoir peppered with Bible verses to help illustrate how dogma can both shape and distort the truth. An excellent addition to collections containing Amber Scorah’s Leaving the Witness and Tara Westover’s Educated.
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Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide

The work is guaranteed to start conversations between theists and atheists and is recommended for it.
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Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS

A compelling read that imparts important lessons about religious extremism. Recommended for readers interested in women’s issues and current affairs.

Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares

This thought-provoking and thoroughly engrossing memoir offers the story of Shahani’s experience, as well as those of other families who, though they did not find the American Dream, nevertheless found home.
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Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools

A lively choice for readers who are skeptical of the claims of business schools to train leaders with an ethical perspective.
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All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard—Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy

Recommended for readers who enjoy compelling biography and fast-paced narrative, and especially for those interested in African American history. [See Prepub Alert, 4/28/19.]
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The Free-Market Family: How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored)

Covering similar economic themes as those in Jacob S. Hacker’s The Great Risk Shift but in a more personal and maternal voice, this work is likely to resonate most with readers interested in the case for profamily social policy.
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Scan Artist: How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World That Speed-Reading Worked

A clearly written book, laced with wry humor amid condemnation. Suggested for history and true crime readers.

The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust

Readers with an interest in World War II, 20th-century political history, Jewish history, and the Holocaust should find this an incisive and insightful exploration of the leading figures of this period.

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons

Perry’s uplifting and often lyrical meditation on living invites readers to delve into their self and particularly into the complicated categories of mother, parent, African American, and human. Highly recommended.
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It’s How We Play the Game: Build a Business. Take a Stand. Make a Difference

This book offers some sound lessons for those involved in retail, and will also benefit those who learn best from personal narratives.
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Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at NASDAQ

An intriguing perspective on the intersections of IT, management, and finance.

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

An entertaining and informative look at a potent historical phenomenon whose echoes are still being felt today. [See Prepub Alert, 4/15/19.]

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

Crucet’s well-written essays are entertaining and accessible, without letting readers or the author herself off the hook for reflecting on and addressing cultural issues. Strongly recommended for all readers.

Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle To Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age

One of America’s most controversial policies as seen through the career of one of its most outspoken advocates; an essential read.
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The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing

Readers of biography, history, and politics, and those interested in the effects of trauma on subsequent generations, will appreciate this thoughtful book.
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The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius

Compared with William Cook’s King of the Bootleggers, this is a more comprehensive look at Remus’s life, though Cook’s work more closely examines its subject’s political connections and has deeper coverage of his courtroom performances. Recommended primarily for readers already interested in nonfiction accounts of organized crime or Prohibition.
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Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism (After Finally Choosing To Look There)

Hurwitz identifies her audience as Jews who are seeking a reconnection with Judaism or people looking to convert, though readers who enjoy exploring spiritual memoirs and perspectives on religion from nonclergy will also find this to be an intriguing account.

What Is a Girl Worth? My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth About Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics

Essential for sports fans and all readers concerned with the ongoing, widespread challenges of abuse and accountability. Denhollander’s story of empowerment deserves wide readership.

Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

Even readers who might not agree with Holland’s thesis will enjoy his take on key periods of Western history.
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One Lark, One Horse: Poems

Hofmann’s condensed, serrated screeds against a gradually dehumanizing culture might seem unduly dyspeptic to some readers, but others will appreciate their unglossed vision and resistance to passive acceptance.
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Jerome Robbins, by Himself: Selections from His Letters, Journals, Drawings, Photographs, and an Unfinished Memoir

Suggested for casual dance readers and Robbins aficionados alike. [See Prepub Alert, 4/8/19.]
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Face It

Harry indicated that she didn’t want to write a memoir, and it shows. Not recommended.
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Savage Gods

Kingsnorth wrote his brilliant first novel, The Wake, in a language he created. This book provides a startling and instructive account of an uncommonly creative consciousness in a state of profound doubt.
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Good Things Out of Nazareth: The Uncollected Letters of Flannery O’Connor & Friends

Of interest to students of O’Connor and American, especially Southern, mid-20th-century literature.
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Sitcommentary: Television Comedies That Changed America

A useful and readable guide to social issues as seen through sitcoms. Beyond its scholarly use, this book will be appreciated by nostalgic readers.
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The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team

Recommended for anyone interested in the history of post–World War II basketball; relevant to issues within amateur athletics today.
PREMIUM

Shuk: From Market to Table, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking

A colorful, flavorful tour of the many tastes of Israel, as well as many other Middle Eastern favorites, nicely packaged for home chefs.

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The American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to Le Guin

Because of the esoteric nature of this book, it is primarily geared toward collections with Bloom’s other works and his most ardent readers.
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William Morris’s Flowers

For fans of the arts and crafts movement and 19th-century design, this is a beautiful, informative, and affordable work highlighting Morris’s many floral motifs.

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst

This work takes readers beyond The Scream and into Munch’s creative process and deeply felt emotions. Disturbing at times but always moving and a reminder of the human experience we all share.

The Movie Musical!

Movie buffs and film students alike will applaud this delightful and insightful work. [See Prepub Alert, 5/5/19.]
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Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem

Schmidt’s book deeply enriches our appreciation of a work already rich. A solid addition to all collections.
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The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal

Nussbaum wants to extend the “cosmopolitan tradition” to address key problems, among them international human rights, foreign aid, and asylum and immigration issues. As usual, she demonstrates the value of reading old texts in order to address contemporary concerns in this timely and well-argued contribution.
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Sacred Ground: The Cemeteries of New Orleans

A focused visual celebration of New Orleans’s tomb architecture targeting well-informed readers or duotone photography aficionados.
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Country Music: An Illustrated History

A pleasing, thorough, but not unwieldy survey. For country music fans and neophytes alike.

TV Noir: Dark Drama on the Small Screen

Each section could be a stand-alone show at a media museum or, better yet, a series at a dimly lit revival house. Essential for noir lovers, especially those who have exhausted the film canon and are hungry for more.
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Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation

A promising but disjointed look into the rise of hate groups, recommended for readers interested in politics, social media, and the intersection of the two.
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Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid

While an important work, the academic presentation may not appeal to casual readers. Best suited for scholarly audiences interested in immigration and law enforcement.
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Weeknight Baking: Recipes To Fit Your Schedule

An optional purchase presenting straightforward recipes that will appeal to fans of Lopez and those who want advice on how to bake with limited free time.
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Kiln to Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from Beloved North Carolina Potters

Anyone who has bought a beautiful hand-thrown vessel at an art fair and then wondered what to do with it will appreciate this attractive book, as will home cooks and fans of ceramics in general.
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The Last Ocean: A Journey Through Memory and Forgetting

Among the many recent books on the subject of dementia, this is one is particularly moving, beautifully told, and an important addition to memoir and consumer health collections. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]
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The New Orleans Kitchen: Classic Recipes and Modern Techniques for an Unrivaled Cuisine

Less about archetypal New Orleans than about modern Southern dining, this work combines flavors, techniques, and ingredients from Europe and the Americas into a cuisine all its own. The dishes themselves are not mashups by any means, but the combined result is a tour well beyond Bourbon St. Recommended for regional cookbook collections.
PREMIUM

Reality Ahead of Schedule: How Science Fiction Inspires Science Fact

An entertaining pop cultural history that will also prove to be an inspiring reading list for sf fans.
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Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System

This readable overview of issues within the criminal justice system will appeal to political science, criminal justice, and legal scholars and students, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about its inner workings.

Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress

Recommended for YA and adult readers with an interest in cultural anthropology, current events, and apocalyptic social perspectives.

Starting Fall with Great Poetry: 13 Collections from Award Winners and Newcomers Alike

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I Will Destroy You

Beautifully crafted poems from the (broken) heart; the masterly Flynn doesn’t drag us into the depths but rises to meet us.

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Empires

Written with a storyteller’s verve, this collection entertains as it provokes and will appeal to many readers.
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The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write

Orr will appeal to a wide range of readers as he asks big questions in accessible language.

Father’s Day

A profoundly heartfelt and thoughtful book for all readers.
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In Her Feminine Sign

Mikhail’s deeply felt poems read flowingly but only look simple; there’s real depth here for all readers.
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