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The Making It Guide to Crafting

Fans of the television show will snap this up, and anyone else interested in the world of crafting will find inspiration and cheerful encouragement.
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Macramé: Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner

A solid choice for anyone already familiar with macramé, but too advanced for the true beginner.

Mending Life: A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts

A book to use long after the first reading. Like the garments the authors so carefully tend to, these pages are sure to take on the stains of well-worn, well-loved readings.
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We Are Knitters: Knitspiration To Take Anywhere and Everywhere

A worthwhile overview of knitting for beginners but with interest for more experienced knitters.
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Big Book of Embroidery: 250 Stitches with 29 Creative Projects

A nice set of projects, but a real chapter on designing patterns would elevate this book above the herd. Recommended for craft collections.
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Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Manual

Recommended as a robust addition to any Maker space reference or general craft collection.
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Weekend Makes: Crocheted Toys: 25 Quick and Easy Projects To Make

While the book deviates from standard crochet terminology, the patterns within are certain to appeal to the youngster crowd.
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The Heartbeat of Iran: Real Voices Of A Country and Its People

Kangarlou presents an engaging set of profiles that offer an important and balanced portrait of Iran, a country often misunderstood and misrepresented in the West.

Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff

Recommended for anyone interested in developing entrepreneurial or leadership skills.
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Dead Reckoning: The Story of How Johnny Mitchell and His Fighter Pilots Took on Admiral Yamamoto and Avenged Pearl Harbor

Lehr’s skills as a journalist dig deep into the lives of Yamamoto and Mitchell, shining light on the public and private life of each. Anyone interested in World War II, and especially the war in the Pacific, will find this account fascinating. [See Prepub Alert, 11/4/19.]
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Simple Crocheted Hats: 15 Beautiful Designs To Create with Ease

A nice variety of crochet styles to choose from in an attractive layout with quality instructions and illustrations.
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Sew Step by Step: How To Use Your Sewing Machine To Make, Mend, and Customize

Experienced sewers will find this a handy reference tool. Lavishly illustrated, this is recommended for anyone interested in sewing.
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Making Wow Jewelry: Techniques and Projects for Making a Statement

An excellent guide for the experienced craft hobbyist who wants to create sensational jewelry pieces for a variety of occasions.

Pacific Coasting: A Guide to the Ultimate Road Trip, from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest

Recommended for anyone thinking of an off-the-beaten-path visit to the West Coast.
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Hitching for Hope: A Journey into the Heart and Soul of Ireland

An uplifting account of McKiernan’s journey and the stories shared with him along the way. Will appeal to lovers of memoirs and patrons who enjoy reading about those who effect and inspire change.
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100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World’s Ultimate Scenic Trails

For novice and seasoned hikers alike.
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The Money Hackers: How a Group of Misfits Took on Wall Street and Changed Finance Forever

Best suited for anyone in the banking, technology, and finance industry, this book provides excellent insight on how people came up with effective ideas to implement digital solutions that make our daily digital finance world more productive.
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A Pledge with Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality

This comprehensive overview of BGLOs and their commitment to achieving socioeconomic equality for black Americans will appeal to readers wishing to learn about the African American collegiate experience throughout the 20th century.
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Japanese in 7

A worthy addition to any cookbook collection and a welcome resource for simple recipes.
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Butchering Chickens: A Guide to Humane, Small-Scale Processing

A daunting endeavor demystified, everything from denuding tenders to dry-aging drumsticks explained in detail.
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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees

Required reading for anyone contemplating becoming a beekeeper. Natural history enthusiasts will also find the subject matter compelling.
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Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace

Though wide ranging at times, this work should interest fans of Safina and general readers seeking to learn more about animal behavior.

Poulenc: The Life in the Songs

Highly recommended to readers interested in the life and works of the composer, as well as to those eager to learn about the cultural and political milieu of Poulenc’s life.
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Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond

This meticulously researched book offers music fans a thorough introduction and adds to current material, including Helm’s autobiography This Wheel’s on Fire, Barney Hoskyns’s Across the Great Divide, and the film Ain’t in It for My Health.
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My Life as a Villainess: Essays

Fans of Lippman’s novels (The Lady in the Lake) and her Twitter followers will gobble up this short collection and beg for more nonfiction from this gifted storyteller. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]
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The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s

Doherty’s overall galvanizing look at a little-explored conjunction of critical feminist voices should incite provocative historical context to current-day discussions around the need for more support of women’s intellectual work.
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America, the Band: An Authorized Biography

Drawing from interviews with Beckley and Bunnell, Warne has started the process of refurbishing the reputation of America. Fans will be delighted, and those who sold them short will be impressed.
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Summer Snow: New Poems

Overall, this collection of elegies has a pleasing, conversational tone (despite the morbidity of its subject), as if Hass is reading nature not to glean a message but to hear and see what nature has to say. For all libraries.
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Calder: The Conquest of Space; The Later Years; 1940–1976

For readers interested in Calder and postwar modernism, the wealth of facts, anecdotes, and analysis here will be welcome. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]
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The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

This intriguing, behind-the-scenes look at a disjointed creative partnership is sure to be of interest to readers of history and cinema.

Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest

An illuminating, stirring biography of the extraordinary “Queen of American Folk.”
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The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum

Recommended for readers interested in the history of France, the history of architecture, and museology.
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Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

A fascinating window into the creative process of an iconic songwriter, this should resonate with lovers of Amos’s music and encourage other artists.
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Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars

Literary historians, as well as general readers up on the major events in recent British history, will be well served by this valiant debut about bold women whose struggles continue to resonate today.
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Maison Lesage: Haute Couture Embroidery

This volume will most appeal to readers of fashion and costume history. As a look book, anyone with an interest in embroidery will appreciate the technical finesse of Maison Lesage.

The Beauty of Living: E.E. Cummings in the Great War

Placing Cummings in the context of the “War Poets,” Rosenblitt breathes new life back into poems too often anthologized and too little read. Highly recommended.
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Vinyl Countdown

Sharpe’s enthusiasm is contagious
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Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World

As a succinct introduction to women nature writers, this elegant compilation should have a broad reach and inspire readers to seek out more about the authors featured.
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Bach’s Operas of the Soul: A Listener’s Guide to the Sacred Cantatas

Students and devotees of classical music will appreciate this introduction to some of the most transcendent music in the Western canon.
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Splash! 10,000 Years of Swimming

An all-encompassing, yet highly accessible history of one of humankind’s most elemental and popular activities, this title is recommended for everyone from sports fans to historians. For a sport generally underrepresented in library collections, this is a superb account of swimming’s long and remarkable history.

Won’t Lose This Dream: How an Upstart Urban University Rewrote the Rules of a Broken System

Gumbel relies on clear analysis and rich anecdotes to explain how one school helped its students thrive. A superb work for anyone interested in higher education.
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Assume Nothing: A Memoir of Intimate Violence

A critical and timely piece in the era of the #metoo movement, this work will appear to a wide audience.
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Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection

Pass. The value of the second half does not make up for the feebleness of the first.
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Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

This timely exploration helps readers place President Trump and his supporters in the context of white Christian America’s reaction to mid-20th-century social justice activism.
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The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump

An evenhanded and thought-provoking study of Hispanic conservatism.

Safeguarding Your Child with Autism: Strategies and Tools To Reduce Risks

A must-read for parents of autistic children, educators, and other caregivers in the special needs community.

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

Those interested in American history, politics, and its historical development will find much to enjoy in this well-written, argued work.
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Power Your Profits: How To Take Your Business from $10,000 to $10,000,000

A practical book, written in a simple and straightforward style, while providing a thorough overview of how to start and run a small business.

Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Process, and Tools

Librarians who lack formal instructional design training but who find themselves tasked with meeting the teaching and learning needs of their campuses will discover an invaluable primer here, as will librarians who have some expertise but have yet to formalize their workflows.
PREMIUM

The Globalized Library: American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections, and Practices

A hefty yet convincing look at the international dimensions of U.S. academic library work. Especially recommended to those new to or interested in international librarianship, but valuable for others in academic libraries as well.
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Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech for All

An informative work for readers interested in human rights, free speech, censorship, and how they interact. [See Prepub Alert, 10/21/19.].
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This Is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home

While Sandler focuses primarily on New York City, her study will resonate widely and is worthwhile reading for all, especially fans of Matthew Desmond’s Evicted.
PREMIUM

The Introvert’s Guide to the Workplace: Concrete Strategies for Bosses and Employees to Thrive and Succeed

On par with Jane Finkle’s The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up, Orozco’s work is highly recommended for introverts and those who work with and supervise them.
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Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

Sedgewick’s wide-ranging work is most appropriate for readers with a serious interest in food economics.
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Going Back: How a Former Refugee, Now an Internationally Acclaimed Surgeon, Returned to Iraq To Change the Lives of Injured Soldiers and Civilians

An engaging account of a man who accepts life-altering challenges as opportunities to improve himself and the lives of others, this should prove an enjoyable read for anyone interested in immigration memoirs or medical tales.

27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park

This new bible of lessons and practices for creators across media will likely appeal to readers curious about behind-the-scenes realities of those who bring to life today’s most popular and intelligent entertainment.
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Library Services for Online Patrons: A Manual for Facilitating Access, Learning, and Engagement

A strong addition for any academic libraries starting to offer distance learning support services.

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir

A moving, heartbreaking memoir about a traumatic event and the path to healing.
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Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II

A solid analysis of World War II’s first major operation, this work should appeal to any readers interested in Polish history or the war’s beginnings.
PREMIUM

American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

In addition to content related to adoption, which should be of wide interest, this book will engage readers interested in Jewish social practices in mid-century America.
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The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family

Readers concerned about prison reform and social justice will be enlightened by the perspectives offered throughout. See Emily Bazelon’s Charged for another indictment of the U.S. judicial system.

The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

Academic readers who want more biographical information about Keynes will be captivated by this depiction of his life and thinking.

Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution

Carefully argued, Bell’s study should appeal to history lovers at all levels of expertise.

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Henderson’s convincing arguments and passion will be a clarion call to action for business leaders and interested readers everywhere. A complementary work is microfinance champion Muhammad Yunus’s A World of Three Zeros, while Christopher Leonard’s Kochland offers a contrasting portrayal of the Koch Industries’ single-minded resistance to any such ideas.
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Betsey

A breezy treat for fans wanting more about the woman behind the whimsical clothes. [See Prepub Alert, 9/30/2019.]
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Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School

This important addition to the literature on the academic experience will appeal to graduate students, those considering grad school, and anyone looking to expand their understanding of academia.
PREMIUM

The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

Indispensable reading for anyone interested in late 20th-century U.S. politics.

Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump

Highly recommended for those seeking to understand how white evangelicals developed political power.

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

This passionately told account of Albright’s “afterlife” will inspire readers to become involved in the issues meaningful to them. Recommended for all interested in politics, leadership, and women’s studies. [See Prepub Alert, 12/1/19.]

Deep Delta Justice: A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South

A seminal work of impeccable scholarship. Recommended to all working in the intersections of law, criminal justice, and social activism, along with readers of African American history and Southern history. Also see the documentary feature film A Crime on the Bayou (2020), in development with Augusta Films and HBO, which follows Duncan’s story. [See Prepub Alert, 11/4/19.]
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The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All

An essential addition to the field of economic studies that is especially vital for academic libraries.
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Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots

Recommend to readers seeking spiritually-informed black narratives or oral histories and fans of Jerkins’s first book; less useful for readers seeking factual histories of the Great Migration. [See Prepub Alert, 11/4/19.]
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Frictionless: Why the Future of Everything Will Be Fast, Fluid, and Made Just for You

Following the evolution of ideas that led to the businesses Lemieux describes makes for interesting reading as well as speculation as to whether her predictions of success will hold true. Will appeal to budding entrepreneurs and those interested in start-up culture.
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Gods of War: History’s Greatest Military Rivals

Readers interested in military history and the lives of some of history’s noteworthy generals will enjoy the range and scope of this book.
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Final Draft: The Collected Work of David Carr

This collection will make readers wish Carr was still here to share his observations. A must for aspiring journalists and fans of Carr who want to read more of his award-winning reporting.
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The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society

Particularly strong when it comes to highlighting marginalized voices and the technologies used for global communication. While timely and a nice introduction to mass media in today’s society, however, it is not a replacement for more comprehensive titles.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology

Though the writing is a little dry, the information is accurate, succinct, and generally jargon-free. This interdisciplinary work will be of interest to undergraduates studying psychology, sociology, criminology, and forensic science. Some practitioners may find it a helpful starting point when venturing outside their areas of expertise.

Teen Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia

Balanced and highly representative of contemporary teen life, this is an excellent introduction for anyone who wants to compare and contrast the lifestyles and interests of modern teens. It will be especially valuable to high school and undergraduate students.
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Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

Sure to appeal to a broad range of gardeners and cooks, including those who live in urban areas where dedicating room to gardening is often challenging.
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Galileo: And the Science Deniers

An extremely readable biography paired well with analysis of current scientific thinking and controversies. For all fans of popular science.

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest To Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl

S Slaght’s extensive field research is rendered into clear, readable prose, making it a solid choice for bird lovers, but also for armchair travelers looking for eco-adventure on the fringes of civilization.

The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think

This work will engage all readers interested in learning more about birds and natural history.
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Fix Your Period: Six Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance

Jardim’s personal experience, and the resulting passion, has resulted in this well-researched and easy-to-read book. Her program is the foundation, but all the information in the first part has value for women interested in learning more about how her body functions, which makes it a good addition to a public or consumer health-focused collection.
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The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

An interesting read that deals with a topic that is current and important to all. It will present a thoughtful challenge to many readers.

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Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod

One of the poet’s great strengths is her ability to forge striking metaphors even if several veer far from the sensate world: “white petals disappear into his shadow like a conclusion.” But that’s a quibble, as most poems impart a passionate fierceness while revealing a shared humanity. Highly recommended for most collections.

Muddy Matterhorn

In a rich work that embraces life while pushing back on anything that restricts our reach, McHugh again proves herself to be a master poet

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Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Though needlessly exaggerating its subject’s considerable accomplishments and sometimes mired in details, this well-researched, comprehensive work should became a standard biography along with Daniel Mark Epstein’s Nat King Cole.

Lean Against This Late Hour

Like Federico García Lorca, an acknowledged influence, Abdolmalekian merges the personal with the political in a semisurreal poetry of troubled nights and harrowing days, exposing the fear and vulnerability we bury with denial, daring to pose the question, “How many times are we born/ that we die/ so many times?” An impressive U.S. debut for a poet whose work invites global recognition.
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After Callimachus: Poems

According to this collection’s foreword, Callimachus never found his ideal translator
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The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World

This authoritative and exhaustive biography will challenge general readers, but will find an appreciative audience among political scholars and modern philosophy academics. A solid companion to Thomas Schwartz’s Henry Kissinger and American Power.

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Another excellent book from Reich that all libraries will want to have in their collections.

Hollywood Park

Jollett’s absorbing memoir of self, discovery, and rediscovery will have a wide audience.

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Bright Precious Thing

Caldwell presents an affecting, realistic argument for friendships and personal connections, particularly the enduring ones, which help us face what the author calls the “mirage” at the end of our lives. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/20.]

Perfectly Confident: How To Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely

VERDICT Wise, solidly researched, and highly recommended for academic libraries supporting business and psychology curriculum.
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Empty

This memoir will resonate with those who have experienced issues with food or know someone who has.

The Book of Atlantis Black

A haunting, profound investigative memoir that will resonate with readers as both a compelling true crime story and an affecting literary work. Bonner creates a sense of closeness with readers that makes this book a challenge to put down or forget. [See Prepub Alert, 1/29/2020.]
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