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Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems

Inherently reticent, like oysters opening ever so slowly, these poems are reluctant to display their pearls, but patient readers will discern an opalescence they may have missed on the first reading.
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The Beatles: Get Back

This work illuminates both the camaraderie and growing dissatisfaction among the creative Beatles. Because the book is so in-depth, casual music fans likely won’t pick it up, but Beatlemaniacs will find it a strong companion to the upcoming three-part documentary Get Back by director Peter Jackson, who also contributes the book’s foreword.
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Yearbook

Entertaining and funny, this work will delight fans of Rogen and his cohort.
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Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with the Doors

Krieger brings another perspective to the mythology of the Doors; music aficionados will devour his intimate memoir.
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How To Sous Vide: Easy, Delicious Perfection Any Night of the Week; 100+ Simple, Irresistible Recipes

Sharing his enthusiasm in an approachable style, Shumski’s take on sous vide should get any cook excited to try the technique.
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1,000 Perfect Weekends: Great Getaways Around the Globe

This abundant guide to the world’s best weekend getaways will delight travelers who enjoy National Geographic’s particular take on travel; its design, excellent photographs, and arrangement invite browsing and dreaming. A core title for travel collections.
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Your Intuition Led You Here: Daily Rituals for Empowerment, Inner Knowing, and Magic

For readers who are interested in leading more spiritually connected lives, those looking for self-empowerment, and anyone who wants a peek behind the curtain of modern magical practices with a handy guide to mostly accessible ingredients. Readers who are uninterested in lengthy personal backgrounds might skip past the first section; the latter two sections are more informative.
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The Duchess Countess: The Woman Who Scandalized Eighteenth-Century London

Pass.
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Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me

Foxx’s many fans will embrace the opportunity to learn more about the enigmatic actor, and parents will appreciate his commonsense, relatable approach to raising independent humans.
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Designed for Dancing: How Midcentury Records Taught America To Dance

An intriguing look at social dance culture through a material lens. For scholars and aficionados of mid-20th-century popular culture.
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We Want ’Bama: A Season of Hope and the Making of Nick Saban’s Ultimate Team

Confounding, overblown rhetoric dooms this intended salute to the most recent college football national champion.
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Silent Cities: Portraits of a Pandemic; 15 Cities Across the World

This book will most likely not interest photographers, but will be a quick browse for many casual readers who want to recall our recent, collective past.
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: My Life in the Music Business

Entertaining, straightforward, and honest, Copeland offers an engaging look at the fascinating acts he worked with and the inner workings of the music business during the past 50 years. Rock fans and general readers alike will be delighted.
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Billie Eilish

Eilish’s numerous fans will appreciate the star’s vulnerability and desire to connect.
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The Vote Collectors: The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers Behind the Nation’s Greatest Electoral Fraud

Graff and Ochsner’s colloquial style makes a dry subject into a fascinating read. Recommended for readers interested in politics and North Carolina.
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What Just Happened: Notes on a Long Year

This memoir, from a left-of-center political perspective, provides an honest account of the pandemic that will be relatable to many like-minded readers.

Voices from the Pandemic: Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience

This book is an essential part of any library collection and will be for many years to come.

How To Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations

A great cookbook that offers a variety of delicious treats. Recommended for intermediate to advanced bakers.
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The Approaching Storm: Roosevelt, Wilson, Addams, and Their Clash over America’s Future

Lanctot offers a well-written presentation on a familiar topic, which general readers might compare to Justus Doenecke’s Nothing Less Than War and G. J. Meyer’s The World Remade.
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Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life

Crafters and fans of Foster will enjoy this tender memoir about creative coping as a way to say yes to personal ambitions big and small.

Unprotected

This memoir, as exceptional as Porter himself, should please not only devotees of the actor and his work but readers interested in a story of perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds.
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There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

Readers interested in Hill’s life and in international relations will be well informed by this book; her reporting of behind-the-scenes activity in the Trump White House will also fascinate.
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The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence

This mostly fast-moving account is at times slowed by jargon and acronyms. It will appeal to general readers and specialists intrigued by the modern CIA.

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall

A highly recommended, in-depth history of migration that accounts for the lives affected by American border policing and immigration restrictions.
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The Writing of the Gods: The Race To Decode the Rosetta Stone

Dolnick presents a fast-paced intellectual adventure for general readers that surveys the invention of writing and the processes of deciphering and decoding. Highly recommended for anyone who relishes challenging puzzles.
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From Warsaw with Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance

A decent foray into post–World War II intelligence that should appeal to readers interested in Cold War espionage or 20th-century Polish history.

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows

Ai creates a vivid portrait of two generations grappling with their place in the Chinese cultural and political landscape, and gives readers a glimpse of his approach to art and the creative process. Highly recommended for those interested in art, memoir, politics, and history.
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The Gilded Edge: Two Audacious Women and the Cyanide Love Triangle That Shook America

This well-organized biography reads almost like historical fiction; readers are reminded that this is a true story when Prendergast inserts her witty intellectual commentary.
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Library Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Librarians and organizations serving adults with developmental disabilities will find this volume a valuable reference for programming and for guidance in creating a culture of inclusion.

The Trouble with White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism

Schuller’s highly recommended feminist counterhistory is inspiring, and her arguments persuasive. She excels in letting the voices and lived experiences of women of color, trans women, and otherwise marginalized women come to the fore.

The Redemption of Bobby Love: A Story of Faith, Family, and Justice

The Loves’ warmth, humor, and honesty shine from the pages. Their Christian faith plays a large role in their lives, but their struggles and triumphs will resonate with a wide range of readers. The couple were featured on the Humans of New York Instagram account in 2020 and received worldwide attention, so expect some demand. Highly recommended.
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This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life

Even readers unfamiliar with the podcast will be absorbed by Poor and Woods’s storytelling and their ability to draw out intimate conversations on hope and humanity.
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The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson: A Battle for Racial Justice During the Dawn of the Civil Rights Era

A compelling account of “justice” in the Jim Crow South. Recommended for readers interested in true crime and race.
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Helping Library Users with Legal Questions: Practical Advice for Research, Programming, and Outreach

This guide would be helpful to anyone who provides reference services, especially those new to legal reference.
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Boys Enter the House: The Victims of John Wayne Gacy and the Lives They Left Behind

Heartrending and poignant, this is an excellent sociological examination of life in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in the 1970s.
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Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture

Outstanding scholarship reveals Catherine Dior’s participation in the French Resistance. Overall, this is a haunting biography that carefully examines Catherine’s largely unexplored life and will have broad appeal to fashion or World War II enthusiasts.
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Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West

Lou’s book will immediately capture readers’ attention with its deep dive into legal and illegal uses of cryptocurrency.
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The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts

A rare book about primary sources themselves, written in language that will appeals to medieval experts and new students alike.
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Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming

Downing’s elegant, engaging memoir will have particular significance to readers from the Caribbean diaspora, but it will be understood by any reader who has ever had their world suddenly upended and needed to make it whole again.

Libraries and Homelessness: An Action Guide

Essential for every library’s staff collection. An excellent resource not only for libraries but also for government, social service organizations, schools, and religious congregations.
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The Rule of 30: A Better Way To Save for Retirement

Recommended only on demand for the public libraries serving communities with Canadian customers.
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Intellectual Freedom Manual

Library administrators will find that the guidance included in the 10th edition supersedes that of the ninth edition, particularly in the “Deeper Look” sections, and is thus a crucial replacement. Librarians of all kinds will appreciate the continuing reflection on our professional principles and values.
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Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena

This enchanting travelogue will appeal to readers with a love of South America, as well as those interested in a good travel adventure, wherever it leads.
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The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth

Henning’s incisive book is highly recommended for readers interested in sociology, African American studies, criminal justice reform, and activism.
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Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home

Will appeal to company leaders looking for new organizational models and workers looking to advocate for change in their organizations.
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The Last Emperor of Mexico: The Dramatic Story of the Habsburg Archduke Who Created a Kingdom in the New World

Crisply written and meticulously researched, Shawcross’s engaging book tells a lively story that will appeal to most history buffs.
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Cuba: An American History

A captivating history of Cuba, highly recommended for general readers and specialists alike.

The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth

Highly recommended for those interested in social justice and the strength of communities. Quinones argues that community can and must save “the least of us.”

Only the Rich Can Play: How Washington Works in the New Gilded Age

Wessel has done a great deal of research and writes a fast-paced but careful account that is a major contribution to the study of the political process; readers interested in political science and economics will gain a great deal from it. Highly recommended.
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Conquistadores: A New History of Spanish Discovery and Conquest

A richly provocative retelling of the deeds of the conquistadores and the spirit of their age. Cervantes is a gifted scholar and storyteller who offers readers no easy moral clarity.
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From Parchment to Dust: The Case for Constitutional Skepticism

General readers interested in the U.S. Constitution, its shortcomings, its history, and the concept of constitutional skepticism will be interested in this book.
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The Greeks: A Global History

The book’s wide historic focus offers something for general readers interested in any period of Greek history; particularly good for enthusiasts of Greek antiquity who want to expand their knowledge.
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Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing

This book will have particular interest for libraries in the Sunbelt, but it’s not just about Florida: full-time minimum wage workers can barely afford rent anywhere in the nation. Ross calls to end market-driven housing and empower residents to make reform; for dwellers and policy-makers, reading this book may be a first step toward that empowerment.
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In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust

Highly recommended as a critical history analyzing the factors that led to the Holocaust and for readers interested in post–Great War Europe and the Russian Civil War.
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White Hot Hate: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in America’s Heartland

A strong addition to true crime sections, this disturbing work will also appeal to readers interested in the development of modern hate groups.

A Killer by Design: Murderers, Mindhunters, and My Quest To Decipher the Criminal Mind

An empathetic, insightful behind-the-scenes look at criminal profiling that will be appreciated by true crime fans and readers curious about forensic or criminal psychology.
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Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation

This thoughtful book will appeal to anyone involved in assessing, developing, and refining general education curricula.
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The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

A fascinating look at a highly influential leader. Recommended for readers interested in world politics.
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American Kleptocracy: How the U.S. Created the World’s Greatest Money Laundering Scheme in History

Recommended for general readers who want to understand how kleptocracy is rooted in American politics and policy-making.

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City

An unforgettable account, both heartrending and heartbreaking, of structural racism and inequality. Like Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, Elliott’s tour de force is destined to become a classic.
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The Lighted Window: Evening Walks Remembered

This evocative work will appeal to lovers of nocturnal sources of light, especially in landscapes near or far.
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Good Company: How To Build a Business Without Losing Your Values

This book will appeal to managers and would-be entrepreneurs seeking practical advice on integrating humanistic concerns and business success.

The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of World War II

A must-read for those interested in women’s history and the Second World War.
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Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me about Caring for the Living

Jensen’s thoroughly engrossing personal account invites readers to witness an almost unseen arena of disaster management.
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Murder Maps USA: Crime Scenes Revisited; Bloodstains to Ballistics, 1865–1939

Due to the graphic nature of some of the photographs, this book is not recommended for everybody, but readers interested in true crime and forensics will appreciate Selzer’s singular volume.
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Attacks on the American Press: A Documentary and Reference Guide

A well-curated compilation of important primary documents representing more than 200 years of American aggression toward the media. General readers and students of journalism, communications, history, and political science will find this work useful.

Robots in Popular Culture: Androids and Cyborgs in the American Imagination

Fun, thought-provoking examination of contemporary society’s use of robots and the continual evolution of AI and robotics. Will fascinate sci-fi buffs, ethicists, computer scientists, programmers, and robotics engineers.

Race Relations in America: Examining the Facts

A balanced and thorough look at the United States’ most important contemporary race issues, with timely content and excellent supporting documentation.
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The Cold War on Film

It’s difficult to decide whom this volume is suited to. The history is accurate but very brief, while the film discussion is largely consumed by plot synopses. Not recommended.
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Like Some Forgotten Dream: What If the Beatles Hadn’t Split Up?

A solid synopsis of the Beatles in 1969, though the information won’t be new to die-hard fans. When Peter Jackson’s Get Back movie releases later this year, Rachel’s book will be an excellent backgrounder.

The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from the New Yorker

Recommended for all libraries, this anthology offers an engaging and highly relevant selection for American audiences.
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True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us

An insightful and thoughtful study of reality TV that fans of the genre will appreciate.
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Avidly Reads Opera

Explaining a musical genre’s appeal for the uninitiated is a tricky feat, but Kinney’s personal approach and passion for her subject distinguish this book from other “opera 101” attempts. An appealing primer by a fan, for (potential) fans.
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The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece

Equal parts biography, literary analysis, and true crime, Birmingham’s book entrances and entertains from the first page.
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Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Readers of Dellheim’s book will learn more about the history of modern art and European cultural history during times of upheaval and turmoil. Those who enjoy history and art history will enjoy this deep dive.

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Grohl bares his soul and shares his passion in this must-read memoir, which will resonate with music lovers and his fans.
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Feasting and Fasting in Opera: From Renaissance Banquets to the Callas Diet

A rich and rewarding read for opera fans and anyone interested in Western European cultural and culinary history.
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Georgia O’Keeffe

For those who can’t travel to Madrid, Paris, or Basel to see the O’Keeffe retrospective, this beautifully designed volume will satisfy. Also for readers who want to learn about O’Keeffe’s technique, studio practice, mentors, and the art world around her; soak in her particular response to nature; or merely spend time with the soothing qualities of her oeuvre.

All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told

Wolk’s light and humorous style appeals, and this work would be a marvelous addition to any library’s collection. It will likely become a bible for serious comics fans and a useful introduction and reference guide for all others. Highly recommended.

You’ve Got Red on You: How Shaun of the Dead Was Brought to Life

This book covers every facet of Shaun of the Dead’s production, from storyboarding to translation for foreign markets, resulting in a work that will be useful to film students and wildly entertaining to horror buffs.
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The Lie About the Truck: Survivor, Reality TV, and the Endless Gaze

A light and diverting read, but only for devoted fans of the show.

Fun City Cinema: New York City and the Movies That Made It

A superb study of films set in and representative of the Big Apple. Anyone interested in the history of American film will find much to savor here.
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Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art * Words and Wisdom

Light on commentary and context, this is a book to browse for insight and inspiration. Enthusiasts of American folk could open this book to any page and find something of interest, and it’s sure to delight Woody Guthrie fans. Recommended for public and academic library collections.
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Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen

Fans and guitar enthusiasts will appreciate this fresh look at the legendary Van Halen, with an emphasis on his technical wizardry; their work will supplement other books about the Van Halen legacy.
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Neil Young on Neil Young: Interviews and Encounters

This fascinating account of a wildly productive, sometimes brilliant, sometimes self-absorbed rock icon will supplement Jimmy McDonough’s well-received Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography and Young’s autobiography, Waging Peace: A Hippie’s Dream.
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Sisters in Art: The Biography of Margaret, Esther, and Helen Bruton

From their chubby-cheeked “Gibson Girl” childhood through their sunlit dotage, the Brutons were exemplars of many aspects of California history and, in recent years, overlooked. Good’s book corrects this.
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Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama

Odenkirk’s account of triumph, struggle, and his firm belief that comedy is a unifying source of connection will inspire his fans and motivate aspiring entertainers.
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Northern Exposure: A Cultural History

Fans will appreciate Samuel’s focus on the real town that provided Northern Exposure’s scenic locations, as well as his useful episode guide. TV historians will benefit from his research and compelling examination of a show truly ahead of its time.
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America

With subject matter as contemporary as today’s headlines, Valverde shows that poetry has never been more relevant and immediate.

A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003–2020)

Entertaining reading in itself, with references to some of the books he published in this era; a must-read for Sedaris’s many fans.
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Life Is Simple: How Occam’s Razor Set Science Free and Shapes the Universe

In a conspiracy-laden world, McFadden’s argument, that simple explanations hold true, will appeal to historians and the scientifically minded.

The Last Winter: The Scientists, Adventurers, Journeymen, and Mavericks Trying To Save the World

Fox has written an important, much-needed book about the climate crisis that injects a personal element into an abstract-seeming problem. This is popular science at its best.
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On Animals

Fans of Orlean’s prolific writing will be happy to have these favorites in one set.

Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond

With references to pop culture (like Doctor Who) and a literary flair, this is the Baedeker of volcanoes, guiding readers through the world of volcanology.

Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat

A powerful, impressive feat of popular science that is vitally needed in an era of climate change. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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Swan Dive

Pazcoguin’s memoir delivers laughs, tears, and pain (she once danced with a nail in her shoe!) while giving listeners behind-the-scenes access to the mysterious, beautiful, and often cruel world of professional ballet.

American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears

A well-crafted nonpartisan study of the American working class that is a desirable addition to any nonfiction collection and will find a wide audience.

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Like the magazine version of the 1619 Project, this invaluable book sets itself apart by reframing readers’ understanding of U.S. history, past and present.
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