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Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery

A vivid tale of adventure and discovery that will draw in all history lovers. Reséndez’s skillful writing is fast-paced, inviting, and descriptive, setting this book apart.
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Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism

This important book will be useful for students of late 20th-century politics and society, and of the legacy of public interest movements..
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The Secret Staircase

The final installment in Connolly’s series wraps up the mystery of the Barton family. Connolly died in 2020, before she could write books about renovations of the house and village. The descriptions of the house and family life are slow-paced, but the author’s fans will want to finish the series.
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The Survivors

Recommended for public libraries where Harper’s books are popular.

The Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Modernism, and Hitler’s War on Art

A moving account of art and mental illness in Nazi Germany. English’s accessible, inviting writing will draw in readers interested in personal perspectives of the Third Reich as well as aficionados of art history.
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Meadowlark: A Coming-of-Age Crime Story

The second collaboration between Hawke (A Bright Ray of Darkness) and Ruth (Freaks of the Heartland) is an emotionally complex hard-boiled thriller.
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The Van Gogh Sisters

Buy where fine art, feminism, group biographies of women, or biographies like Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith’s Van Gogh: The Life are popular.

The State Must Provide: Why America’s Colleges Have Always Been Unequal—and How To Set Them Right

Profound and thought-provoking, this work is recommended for anyone who wants to understand the structural inequities of the U.S. educational system.

King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B. B. King

With this fast-moving, informative, evenhanded, and exhaustive biography, de Visé vividly captures King’s life.
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Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries

Academic library administrators who hope to promote proactive innovative change in their libraries will find this a valuable read.
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The Postscript Murders

Reminiscent of the work of Golden Age writers like Agatha Christie or Dorothy L. Sayers, Griffiths’s latest will be a hit with listeners who enjoyed Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club or Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders.

Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination

Highly recommended for anyone interested in American literature or women’s studies.
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Sensor

Though it lacks the intense, visceral thrill of his best work, the latest manga from prolific creator Ito (Lovesickness) is still a chillingly unpredictable tale of cosmic horror that builds to an apocalyptic, yet strangely hopeful ending.
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Faculty-Librarian Collaborations: Integrating the Information Literacy Framework into Disciplinary Courses

Highly recommended for instruction and liaison librarians at academic libraries. Instruction librarians will especially appreciate the detailed lesson plans, complete with learning outcomes, necessary materials, and more. Readers interested in library instruction lesson plans should also consider Ray Pun and Meggan Houlihan’s The First-Year Experience Cookbook.
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Dust to Dust

The follow-up to Murder at Hotel 1911 is a slow-moving, character-driven story. Keown has created sympathetic, realistic characters, including a young boy on the autism spectrum, and portrays Ivy’s struggles with anxiety. It takes a while for the story to unwind, with all the background Keown reintroduces, so this mystery is suggested only for those who read the series’ first book.
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Crown of Cinders

The sequel to Wings of Fury centers Hera as the mastermind of the battle between the Titans and Olympians. King’s feminist retelling broadens myth with family, fury, and power.
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Sankofa

Themes that Onuzo visited in 2018’s Welcome to Lagos, including unscrupulous politicians, irresponsible journalism, and the yawning gap between rich and poor, feel deeply personal as Anna’s journey unfolds. Though the quest for identity has become a conventional staple of contemporary fiction, it feels fresh and new in Onuzo’s capable hands.
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Intimacies

Few things are more intimate (and terrifying) than the act of being in the world, and Kitamura’s evocative interrogation of our ability to know ourselves and others is reinforced by the strength of her spare, haunting prose.

The Singing Trees

Ideal for book groups and for readers who enjoyed Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & the Six, Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Dance Away with Me, or Nicholas Sparks’s novels.
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You Can Run

Cleveland weaves technology, motherhood, and spydom’s skullduggery into a taut, alluring web. Acclaimed for fiendishly clever plotting, she whips up the story to a breakneck pace, then rewards readers with a knockout ending. Fans of Stella Rimington’s series about MI5 agent Liz Carlyle will thrill to the steely grit and brave hearts of Jill and Alex.
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Create Beautiful: A Chic Coloring and Artist-Inspiration Book

Fledgling artists may have a love-it-or-leave-it approach to the vivid and vibrant aesthetic of the craft projects included in this book, but fans (and there are many) of the company’s glittery artistic vision who want to recreate this sparkling experience for themselves will be delighted.
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The Generals’ Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today

Cushman never fully demonstrates his argument that Civil War memoirs led to the emphasis on individual actors, rather than the collective people, as the touchstones of Americans’ reflections on their “self” thereafter. Regardless, this deep analysis of the process of creating and selling the memoir’s persona and form adds new insight to the subject of the Civil War memoir. A fascinating tour de force of scholarship.

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

A must-buy for public or secondary school library collections.

Starstruck: My Unlikely Road to Hollywood

Looking for TMZ trash talk on the stars? Look elsewhere. This is strictly G-rated and great fun.
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Afraid of the Doctor: Every Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Managing Medical Trauma

When parents find themselves dealing with medical trauma during their child’s growing-up years, this book will be a helpful tool to navigate challenging and frightening situations.

Squeak the Mouse

Mattioli (Joe Galaxy) pushes the raging libidinousness and exaggerated violence found in many classic cartoons to berserk extremes in this thoroughly demented, wildly entertaining dark comedy.
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Another Kind of Eden

Dark backstories linger behind each complex character in this action-packed novel. Readers who first meet Aaron here will want to read previous novels in Burke’s “Holland Family” saga.
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Cajun Kiss of Death

The seventh “Cajun County Mystery” (after Murder in the Bayou Boneyard) wraps up the award-winning series. Fans will want to read this final volume, which resolves the futures of Maggie, Bo, and the other beloved characters from a comforting series that brings Cajun food, culture, and music together.
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The Shaadi Set-Up

Vale’s bittersweet, slow-burn story of lost love and difficult choices is lightened by plenty of humor and charming characters. It will please fans of Jasmine Guillory, Sonali Dev, or Tessa Bailey’s “Hot & Hammered” series of renovation-themed romances.
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Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

Based on a series of Beard’s lectures, this lavishly illustrated volume will be accessible and interesting to a wide variety of readers; a must-read for anyone interested in classics or art history

Jade Legacy

Blood, loyalty, and lives are gained and lost in the powerful finale of the “Green Bone Saga.” Lee’s series will stand as a pillar of epic fantasy and family drama.
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Some Kids Left Behind: A Survivor’s Fight for Health Care in the Wake of 9/11

Nordstrom’s detailed narrative offers a balance of seriousness and humor that will enlighten and inspire readers; it belongs on the shelves of every public and school library..
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Sisters in Arms: A Novel of the Daring Black Women Who Served During World War II

Based on the true story of the 6888th, Alderson’s debut tells of the first women officers in the armed services (also the first Black women to serve, and the only all-Black, female U.S. battalion deployed overseas in World War II). For fans of Hidden Figures and untold stories of heroes and heroines of World War II.
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When Sparks Fly

Readers looking for a good friends-to-lovers or forced-proximity romance will enjoy. Recommended for general purchase.

Love in Color

A must have for library audiobook collections.
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Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes

Samaha’s memoir of his family’s experience is a clear, moving, and powerful rumination on what it means to be an immigrant. Recommended for biography readers or for those wanting to read about the experiences of one immigrant family.
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How To Have a Kid and a Life: A Survival Guide

Helpful for readers navigating the changes parenthood has brought to career and lifestyle.
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Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations: 200+ Surefire Finishes for Low-Fire, Mid-Range, and High-Fire Pottery

This is a worthy resource for artisans wishing to expand their knowledge of pottery glazes. Explanations are clear, and the photographs of finished pieces might inspire readers to advance their skills. Experienced ceramists especially will find useful information in this comprehensive work, to take their pottery to a higher level of artistry.
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Well Matched

Readers won’t want to put this novel down once they start and will clamor for more as soon as they finish. Recommended for public libraries.
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Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef’s Home Kitchen

A great addition to the celebrity cookbook shelf, as well as a go-to source for a variety of delicious recipes influenced by a range of cuisines. A winning cookbook.
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Food Inequalities

Allen aggregates much information and describes pervasive, distressing connections between food and systemic social inequality; the book’s ambitious but unscholarly approach, however, contrasts with such scholarly treatments as Alison Hope Alkon’s Cultivating Food Justice.
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Maman: The Cookbook; All-Day Recipes To Warm Your Heart

Not just for Maman’s walk-in or online customers, this cookbook is recommended for those who want to offer informal, stylish, satisfying food to family and friends; it may well delight Francophiles.
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Integrated Dog Training: The Commonsense Visual Guide to Training Any Dog

For readers seeking a get-it-done training manual, this inexpensive, thorough guidebook offers exceptional guidance without a lot of distraction. Appropriate for all audiences.
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Mom Jeans and Other Mistakes

Readers of this hilarious, heartfelt novel will feel like they’re chatting with their BFF. It dives deep into family issues but keeps readers on their toes as Jude and Lauren deal with what life throws at them.

Paradise: One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire

The definitive story of an American tragedy and a notable cautionary tale of climate change, corporate negligence, and insufficient planning. Highly recommended.
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The 3 M’s of Fearless Digital Parenting: Proven Tools To Help You Raise Smart and Savvy Online Kids

This book may help parents gain confidence as they navigate the sometimes-choppy waters of children’s technology use.
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What’s Mine and Yours

Recommend to listeners who enjoy family sagas.
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Ex Libris

Madden (99 Ways To Tell a Story) displays a keen mastery of numerous visual and narrative styles. A formally inventive, deeply emotional tale, reminiscent of Italo Calvino’s If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler.
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Afternoon at McBurger’s

Galvañ presents this speculative fiction novella in oddly angular compositions filled out with bright blocks of pastel and primary colors, making it as visually distinctive as it is emotionally resonant.
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Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

Though the narrative is occasionally slowed by an overabundance of detail, the depth of Fader’s research and the uniqueness of Antetokounmpo’s story make this a compelling read. Basketball fans will love it all, especially with Giannis becoming a star player for the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Water: A Biography

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Gone by Morning

Miller’s background as a lawyer in New York brings an authenticity to this intense, intricately plotted thriller. The politics and menacing atmosphere combine in a promising debut.
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The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer

This comprehensive portrait will thrill tennis fans and will also draw in and capture readers unfamiliar with Federer or professional tennis. An essential addition to sports and biography collections.
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The Quicksilver Court

Caruso’s follow-up to The Obsidian Tower expands the detailed worldbuilding and imperial machinations of this magic-steeped empire, while Ryxander continues to grow as a diplomat and heroine.
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Pack the Court! Defense of Supreme Court Expansion

While unabashedly partisan, Feldman’s work is a must-read in the present debate. It offers keen analysis of more than a half-century of the court’s anti-democratic ideological bent.
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Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner

Porowski delivers clear recipes for speedy, tasty food in an attractive book. While there is no shortage of cookbooks on this subject, this resource has enough substance to be worthwhile for anyone seeking weeknight meal ideas and will be particularly appealing to Porowski’s fans.
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A Slow Fire Burning

Hawkins (The Girl on the Train; Into the Water) returns with another novel of psychological suspense, sure to top best-seller lists. She takes seemingly ordinary characters and peers deeply into their complicated lives, skillfully building tension and keeping readers guessing.
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The Overparenting Solution: Raising Resourceful Children To Meet Today’s Challenges

Solid ideas for moving away from overparenting.
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Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health

Wen’s book, combining memoir with a discussion of major public health initiatives, is a refreshing take on the topic, one that addresses racial disparities in health care and recenters the conversation on why society needs public health initiatives, not just an overview of what those initiatives might be. Recommended for readers interested in health policy.
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The Free Bastards

A satisfactory conclusion to French’s trilogy, full of all the blood, battles, and profanities readers expect from the Bastards.

You Sexy Thing

Rambo (Tabat Quartet) launches a delightful, action-filled space jaunt, packed with engaging alien species, a bioship that learns emotions, and witty references.
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Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest

Browsing through this lushly illustrated book is like spending a day exploring secret spaces. Most readers won’t be able to cultivate dream gardens like these, but anyone will be able to find inspiration for their own garden here.

The Heroine with 1001 Faces

A necessary and compelling read for scholars, activists, and storytellers interested in inclusive revisions to the hero’s canon.
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Pure Narco: One Man’s True Story of 25 Years Inside the Cartels

Readers who enjoyed Jordan Belfort’s The Wolf of Wall Street may be interested in the debauchery of this book, but its greater appeal will be limited.
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Be My Ghost

Perry (“Witch City” series) kicks off a character-rich series with this installment, which leaves unresolved Maureen’s mysterious connection to Penelope Gray, for future books. Readers of E. J. Copperman’s “Haunted Guesthouse” mysteries will enjoy this title.
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Bare Minimum Dinners: Recipes and Strategies for Doing Less in the Kitchen

A worthwhile consideration for all libraries, but note that the book is published in paperback and might not withstand high circulation.

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.

Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights

Chemerinsky provides an insightful primer for understanding the judicial decisions that support the United States’ prevailing authoritarian, paramilitary, racist approach to policing. He points out problems but also lays out steps to overcoming the Supreme Court’s consistent failure. A thoughtful, provocative, and instructive must-read for anyone concerned with justice and domestic tranquility.
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Freedom’s Song

Sawyer (“Heart of the Prairie” series) captures a yearning spirit associated with the American West in hardworking, earnest characters who strengthen their faith through song and personal introspection. There are few surprises here, but fans of traditional Christian fiction will find much to like.
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The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes

Recommended for fans of heartfelt, slow-burn contemporary romances and listeners interested in rock band storylines, strong women characters, and second-chance love.

Medicare and Medicaid: A Reference Handbook

Most reference works about Medicare and Medicaid focus on benefits, provider requirements, Medicaid planning and application, health care fraud, or the single-payer concept; this volume sets itself apart, offering a detailed, nuanced look at the debate around public health care. A fascinating, useful book.
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Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing

Recommended for public library collections.
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What White Parents Should Know about Transracial Adoption: An Adoptee’s Perspective on Its History, Nuances, and Practices

A much-needed volume from an adoptee’s perspective; sure to be a must-read for parents who adopt. Recommend alongside Nicole Chung’s memoir All You Can Ever Know.
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The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad: Your Essential Manual for Being an Awesome Full-Time Father

A helpful and enjoyable read for the growing population of dads at home, in a market saturated with books for moms.

While Justice Sleeps

This title is sure to be a hit with library users and is a recommended first purchase.
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56 Days

Howard crafts likable characters, witty banter, and clever POV shifts throughout, but readers may need a strong neck to withstand the whiplash of frequent time jumps. This quibble aside, Howard has written an eerie, twisty story ripped from current headlines, in which a global pandemic becomes the foreboding hypotenuse of a dangerous love triangle.
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The Mountbattens: The Lives and Loves of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten

For fans of any of the iterations of the Windsor story; an absorbing biography of important figures that will generate a lot of interest.
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Wild Days: Outdoor Play for Young Adventurers

In full color, with step-by-step instructions, Irvine’s guide will no doubt inspire hours of fun outside.
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All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler

Donner’s meticulous research and novelist’s sensibility make for a riveting biography of a remarkable and brave woman; there’s also good insight into the German Resistance. Readers of Erik Larson’s biography In the Garden of Beasts will appreciate Donner’s different perspective on the same historical events and figures. Recommended to all who enjoy engaging narrative nonfiction.
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A Certain Appeal

Readers who enjoy sexy contemporary romance will be charmed by King’s light, irreverent retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in the New York City burlesque scene.
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Her Perfect Life

Ryan has a sure hand with her page-turning, twisty plotting and complex, multifaceted characters. Readers looking for a fast, thrilling read will love this one.

An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection

A unique, beautifully crafted work that will resonate with artists, gardeners, botanists, farmers, growers, agricultural students, and anyone interested in fruit and nut trivia.
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Red Island House

Listeners expecting a traditional novel may not have the patience for Lee’s nonlinear narrative, but those who do will long remember the characters that Lee and Turpin have brought to life.
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Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood

A devastating story of loss that becomes a story of societal resilience; essential reading for anyone seeking insight on gun violence.

I Couldn’t Love You More

The story of unwed Irish mothers losing their babies to forced adoptions is similar to books and films like Philomena, but Freud’s (Mr. Mac and Me) telling is fresh and moving. The mystery of whether the three women will ever reconnect gives the novel urgency.

Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s

Davis is a wise, thoughtful, empathetic, skilled, graceful support for the many people facing AD in a loved one. A must-read.

How To Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe, from the Origins of Atoms to the Big Bang

Cliff is an expert writer who artfully takes on a complex subject in a comprehensible, entertaining, and humorous manner. He even describes his own childhood attempt to uncover the chemical composition of an apple pie. This fascinating work is highly recommended.
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Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength

Armas’s gift for storytelling and in-depth research in Latine theology make for an account that’s accessible for lay readers as well as religion scholars interested in Christian theology through the lens of Indigenous knowledge systems. For public and academic libraries focused on inclusive, representational theological collection development.
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Men Are Frogs

Suggest this Fairy Godmothers, Inc. sequel to fans of Hallmark movies who want something a little risqué.
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The Seventh Queen

A satisfying conclusion that showcases intriguing characters, epic worldbuilding, and all the political and personal scheming a reader could want.

Social Justice Parenting: How To Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World

Baxley’s meaty book is sure to provoke thought and positive dialogue; a must-read.

Bombshell

MacLean’s dedicated fan base will be eagerly awaiting this novel, but it will also appeal to other romance readers who are unfamiliar with her body of work. Highly recommended for general purchase.

Liberty Is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution

Holton’s exhaustive, masterfully written chronicle demonstrates that the Revolution was much more than a movement instigated by the political ideologies of a handful of elite, revered (although flawed) Founding Fathers against the British parliament and king. This book will be pivotal for scholars and requested by American history enthusiasts.
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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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Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, and How To Be an Ally

Ladau has written an essential resource that readers can refer to at any time, browsing chapters individually or reading straight through. A must for libraries and fans of Disability Visibility, by Alice Wong.
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The Light of Luna Park

This moving debut showcases the power of storytelling behind historical fiction. Armstrong highlights the novelty, frustration, and strength of rebellious action behind a medical marvel we take for granted today. For fans of Kate Moore’s The Radium Girls and Emma Donoghue’s The Pull of the Stars.
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All Her Little Secrets

In her debut thriller, corporate attorney Morris deftly combines a creepy Nazi-esque sect with a murderous plot and rounds out the intrigue with a striking commentary on racism, sexual assault, and misogyny.
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Graveyard Fields

The unconventional heroes of this debut are exaggerated, awkward characters in a story that progresses from tragedy to dark humor. Fans of irreverent crime novels with flawed protagonists will appreciate it.
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Dance or Die: From Stateless Refugee to International Ballet Star

An important story about the transformative power of the arts, and the generational struggles of being a refugee.
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Racing the Clock: Running Across a Lifetime

A beautiful meditation on the author’s lifelong connections with nature and running, and the inevitable end of those relationships. Readers who enjoyed Heinrich’s other books will find, and welcome, the familiar themes of his extraordinary life.
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