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Longing and Speech: Nine Major Poetry Collections from Writers Veteran and New

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Saving Seeds: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Preserving Plant Biodiversity

Useful for the beginning seed saver, but experienced gardeners will be looking for a broader overview of techniques.
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The Fragile Earth: Writing from The New Yorker on Climate Change

A well-selected collection of reportage and reflection that will find a place on the bookshelves of all interested in environmental history.
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The Honeysuckle Cookbook: 100 Healthy, Feel-Good Recipes to Live Deliciously

The array of fresh and lively dishes in this collection is perfectly suited to entertaining. Lewis has a massive fan base, and her first foray into print is sure to win her plenty of new devotees. This will be an in-demand title.
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Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny

This is a humanizing and unique take on technology is a necessary addition to the genre; Spar’s voice included with the history will keep readers engaged in what could otherwise be dry information.
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The Cougar Conundrum: Sharing the World with a Successful Predator

A concise account illustrating issues surrounding wildlife conservation efforts in the United States while providing an informative natural history of the mountain lion.
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The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World

A beautifully descriptive, lyrical love letter to Greenland that brings to life what it is like to work as a field scientist, from the daily hardships to the excitement of discovery. Readers who enjoy memoirs of field scientists, especially those set in polar areas like My Penguin Year by Lindsay McCrae, will relish this book.
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Raven’s Witness: The Alaska Life of Richard K. Nelson

For those unfamiliar with Nelson’s thought and work, this book serves as an engaging introduction, and probable precursor, to more exhaustive critical biographies to come.
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Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It

Recommended as a note of encouragement or a roadmap for legal and political organizing for environmentally concerned citizens.
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Jazz: Race and Social Change (1870–2019)

Great for readers who have a basic knowledge of American history and seek to deepen that knowledge through the incorporation of jazz history.
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Tom Kundig: Working Title

For large, comprehensive architecture collections.
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On the Record: Music Journalists on Their Lives, Craft, and Careers

There’s much to ponder here for a variety of readers, from nostalgia buffs to those seeking exciting new discoveries.
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Sweet Dreams: The Story of the New Romantics

Strongly recommended for fans of the era’s music and those interested in pop culture history.
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Limelight: Rush in the ’80s

Popoff’s treasure trove of enlightening and entertaining glimpses into the workings of three complex individuals combined into a cohesive unit will appeal to anyone with even a casual interest in Rush. One misses some of the familial and folksy connections in volume one, but readers will eagerly await the conclusion of this impressive endeavor.
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But What I Really Want To Do Is Direct: Lessons from a Life Behind the Camera

An enjoyable memoir that offers lessons on filmmaking, what counts as success in Hollywood, and the magic of film.

Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty

A must-read for all basketball fans, especially considering Bryant’s tragic death in January 2020. For a biography of Bryant’s life, Roland Lazenby’s Showboat will interest readers.
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Growing Up on the Gridiron: Football, Friendship, and the Tragic Life of Owen Thomas

Highly recommended for those wanting to learn more about CTE, especially how it can impact young athletes. This memorable story will stay with readers long after finishing the last pages.

Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas

A must for any fan of Goodfellas, Scorsese, or movies in general. [See “Turn the Page,” p. 18.]
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Degas at the Opera

For lovers of the theatrical world of 19th-century Paris and Degas as its most important artistic documentarian, this catalog serves as an important resource.
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Rapture: Fifteen Teams, Four Countries, One NBA Championship, and How to Find a Way to Win—Damn Near Anywhere

An engaging account for fans of the Toronto Raptors or for readers who also enjoyed Phil Jackson’s Eleven Rings.
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Eddie Cicotte: The Life and Career of the Banned Black Sox Pitcher

This highly readable work, loaded with numbers and statistics, is a must read for any baseball fan, and belongs in most public libraries. It also will find a place in academic collections that support the study of early 20th-century American culture., Delhi
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Elway: A Relentless Life

With exclusive recollections of Elway’s college football years, Cole delves into the forces that shaped the quarterback and gave him the resiliency to overcome challenges both on and off the field. Recommended for all public library collections, and especially for readers interested in the evolution of sports in the late 20th century.
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Because He’s Jeff Goldblum: The Movies, Memes, and Meaning of Hollywood’s Most Enigmatic Actor

Goldblum fans will appreciate this glowing portrait that also analyzes the actor’s appeal.
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Nobody Ever Asked Me About the Girls: Women, Music and Fame

An intriguing (and occasionally snarky) look at the lives, loves, and off-stage personas of well-known women soloists and band members. With the increased visibility of women in entertainment generally, and music specifically, this title will find an audience in most libraries.
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How To Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers

This is more successful as a set of biographical interviews or personality profiles than as a guide to effective leadership.
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Having and Being Had

An engaging and accessible read for those interested in social justice and in better understanding our economy.
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Better, Not Perfect: A Realist’s Guide to Maximum Sustainable Goodness

This will appeal to those seeking practical suggestions for improving business and philanthropic behavior.

Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws

Though lengthy, the work is beautifully and accessibly written. Both general and academic readers will appreciate its comprehensiveness as well as its attention to the human side of the story. An essential work.
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My Time To Speak: Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race

This memoir is a delicious media investigation in itself, but will be valued by all who love a good success story.
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The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

A fascinating and wonderfully readable portrayal of the tensions between fiery militancy and determined but measured devotion in working toward a goal. Excellent for general readers, especially those with an interest in the Civil War.
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Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944–1945

Fans of Toll’s previous volumes will enjoy this book. World War II experts may find this work redundant, since it uses previously published materials. However, casual enthusiasts will appreciate as it compiles those works thoroughly.
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Overcome AI: How To Build a Secure Financial Future in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

This book achieves what it sets out to do
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Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives: A How-To-Do-It Manual

A necessary title for those working in archives and essential reading for anyone establishing a community archive without previous archival experience.
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A Practical Guide to Privacy in Libraries

Pedley addresses salient points related to privacy in libraries and directs readers to helpful sources for more in-depth information. A strong text, especially for librarians whose institutions are considering creating a privacy policy statement or other formal documentation regarding policy.
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Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women

An effective text on how women are affected by the assumed privileges of men, and the structural forces that enforce and uphold those privileges.

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

This gripping read delivers penetrating explanations and fresh insights into previously unexamined dimensions of Malcolm X and his becoming and being El-hajj Malik El Shabazz within the context of Black life. Highest recommendation.
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Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America

Readers interested in current events and politics will enjoy this highly readable account.
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The College Conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents To Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education

Furda and Steinberg provide a high level of detail, making this volume useful to parents who haven’t been through the process before as well as to those familiar with it. A helpful guide for parents with children approaching college age.

This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing

Fans of Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs books will appreciate the connections she draws between her childhood and themes throughout the series. Yet the book will appeal well beyond Winspear’s fan base as a literary memoir deeply linked to history and as a meditation on place and family. Readers of literary memoir and coming-of-age stories may also enjoy Frances Mays’s Under Magnolia.
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The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War—A Tragedy in Three Acts

A fascinating and compulsively readable account of warime spying.
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Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times

Ambitious, comprehensive, and highly recommended for public and academic libraries.

Perfectly Wounded: A Memoir About What Happens After a Miracle

Day offers an incredibly relatable story that is both open and unflinching in its honesty and self-reflection. Parts of the narrative are utterly gut-wrenching, but those same parts are also what makes this an essential book that is well worth reading.
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Doctor Dealer: A Doctor High on Greed, a Biker Gang High on Opioids, and the Woman Who Paid the Ultimate Price

An entertaining story with broad appeal for true crime fans. Readers looking to contextualize the ongoing opioid crisis may also enjoy Sam Quinones’s Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.
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Poisoned at the Priory

Although the book is billed as true crime, this is a bloodless mystery that will appeal to fans of cozies and Agatha Christie, as well as those who enjoyed Eleanor Herman’s The Royal Art of Poison.
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Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman’s Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Bound to appeal to true crime readers, especially those with an interest in the intersection of crime and socioeconomic issues.
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A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc

Will resonate with fans of the true crime genre, and mob and crime history.

Blue Sky Kingdom: An Epic Journey to the Heart of the Himalayas

A breathtaking journey, both geographical and internal, Kirkby’s blending of travelog of an already fascinatingly remote locale and personal family experience is unique and luminous. Will appeal to a wide range of readers.
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Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth

While James makes incisive points about the media, faulty fire codes, ambitious prosecutors, and sloppy commercial practice, his book is more defense brief than balanced recounting. To get the other side of the story, readers should turn first to John Barylick’s Killer Show, an attorney who represented victims in wrongful death and personal injury suits related to the fire.

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard

Highly recommended, this book offers new insight into Beard’s life and time. It also helps another generation of foodies appreciate how Beard shaped American cuisine and helps all of us better understand the struggles LGBQT people faced in the mid-20th century.
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Learning To Be: Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out

Through introspection and the love of God and family, Rasmus transformed an otherwise dark time in her life into a blessing. The book is intended to help those who face similar challenges. A good read for those interested in a blend of self-help and Christian spirituality, and for those who enjoyed Jessica Kantrowitz’s The Long Night.
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A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal

A book that allows people to speak in their own words while reminding those in positions of privilege that their faith in action is a catalyst for change. This is a welcome addition for those who enjoy contemplative prayer collections that intersect with important topics such as social justice.

A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas

Highly recommended for Texas history and poetry collections, and for all memoir readers.

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Bones: Inside and Out

This appealing and kaleidoscopic narrative on bone topics, ranging from xray technology to the Paris catacombs, will appeal to readers interested in medicine and medical history, anthropology, archaeology, and material culture. Enjoyable and recommended.

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Anti-Vaxxers: How to Challenge a Misinformed Movement

Recommended for those countering the anti-vaccination movement, as well as those with an interest in cultural and historical antecedents of the movement.
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Eat Well, Be Well: 100+ Healthy Re-creations of the Food You Crave

Not only fans of Cristofano’s blog, but also everyday cooks looking to explore gluten-free and vegan recipes will find plenty to enjoy.

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Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook

This will be in high demand, owing not only to name recognition, but also for the depth and range of the delicious recipes included throughout.

The Self-Care Cookbook: Easy Healing Plant-Based Recipes

This approachable book will appeal to self-care enthusiasts, vegan cooks, and many readers looking to start practicing a healthier lifestyle.
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So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine Through Literature

A valuable resource to help migraineurs see their sufferings put into words and to help friends and family, bosses and co-workers, and physicians gain more empathy and understanding.
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Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved To Do Is Healthy and Rewarding

Lieberman writes in a clear, approachable style, even when explaining complex research and concepts. Recommended for collections where either exercise science or human evolution are popular subjects.
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Kara Walker: Hyundai Commission

With color in-process images as well as photos of the final installation, and essays by novelist Zadie Smith and Tate curator Clara Kim, this title is recommended for readers interested in art that explores issues of race, slavery, and history.

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America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present

Readers interested in the history of U.S.-Iran and Middle Eastern politics and history will find Ghazvinian’s book to be richly telling and in-depth.

Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream

It’s impossible not to engage with Cailan’s energy and commentary: his persona virtually leaps off the page. Readers who enjoy personality-driven memoirs will discover something inimitable and poignant here, in both Cailan’s story and his delicious food.

Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

While not all Latinos agree with Gómez’s call for censuses to treat “Latino” as a race and not an ethnicity, she delivers a rigorous and provocative study of the liminal zone Latino/as inhabit in America’s racial continuum. Required reading.
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Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

A meditative exploration of people and place that shows what it means to live and survive.

High-Octane Brain: 5 Science-Based Steps to Sharpen Your Memory and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

An informative resource for all health collections.

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Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope

Brady's sensitivity to his grief and his varied background provides something for a wide audience. The book is both intensely personal and clear-eyed, unflinching yet hopeful.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

Essential, and not just as a resource; this is amazing poetry. [See “Versifying,” LJ 1/17/20.]

Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple

A comprehensive collection of everyday recipes that will encourage anyone who is short on time, but still interested in cooking fabulous food at home.

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Asylum: A personal, historical, natural inquiry in 103 lyric sections

Precise language, deft metaphors, and emotional undertones keep audiences invested and sometimes enthralled. Recommended for most collections.

The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Wilson is the perfect choice to write about this complicated soul, showing how reading Dickens, one emerges with a new appreciation of the people one encounters. Even 150 years after his death, Dickens’s life and works continue to fascinate.

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The Happily Ever After: A Memoir of an Unlikely Romance Novelist

With a journalist’s perspective and a penchant for wit and storytelling, Steinberg crafts a compelling narrative of his quest to find love and to write postdivorce.

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From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture

An essential, scholarly volume for academic and larger public library collections devoted to the literary traditions and history of African American women throughout U.S. history.

Phenomenology

Engelland succeeds very well in conveying what phenomenology is all about, and readers interested in Continental philosophy, from undergraduates to experienced professionals, will benefit from this comprehensive introduction.

Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers 1852–1923

A feast of entertaining (and often scary) reads. Highly recommended for those interested in literature of the horror and supernatural variety.

Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter

Readers hoping to elevate their vegetarian or plant-based diets in colder months will enjoy Slater’s comforting, yet sophisticated recipes. Pair with Greenfeast: Spring, Summer, though the book can also stand alone.

Standoff: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation

Readers interested in issues of police violence, race relations, and true crime will find this work illuminating.

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction

Essential reading for all librarians, particularly those with a concentration in reference and bibliographic instruction.
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On the Go with Senior Services: Library Programs for Any Time and Any Place

Adult service librarians will find practical ideas that can easily be adapted to fit their own community.

The Book Collectors: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War

This compassionate portrayal of an engaging group of rebels serves as a testament to both the resilience of the human spirit and to the power of story. Highly recommended for those interested in current events, Middle East history and politics, and personal accounts of war. [See “Turn the Page,” p. 18.]

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This Is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America

The commitment, tenacity, and empathy of the users, activists, and advocates Shuler meets is a stark corrective to the disdain and dehumanization typical of policy and practice in this area. The title forcefully claims this story for Ohio, a statistical center, but addiction reaches all places, and this book is strongly recommended for readers anywhere who are interested in systemic change and the power of the grassroots. [See Prepub Alert, 3/4/20.]
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Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains

This story will resonate with readers grappling with similar crises in their hometowns and is a recommended addition to memoir collections.

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Solutions and Other Problems

Another standout from Brosh that is both heartening and heartbreaking.

Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation

Tecumseh's life and the wider struggle for the Great Lakes and Ohio River valley now has a current, solid work by an accomplished author.

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Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976–1980

Perlstein casts a broad net, riffing on everything from Ted Bundy to New York Mayor Ed Koch, but that is part of the package here; by the end readers have more insight on the rising tide of conservative politics.

Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal After World War II

This well-researched book is an important contribution to the history of the Cold War, and should become the standard account of the International Military Tribunal, with its inclusion of the Soviet perspective.

The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War

A thought-provoking, highly recommended perspective on a complex and largely overlooked people and period of modern history.
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Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism

Darby’s timely and important account helps to shed insight into understanding the motivations of white nationalist movements in American culture, and what draws people to them.
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Rewilding: The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery

Jepson and Blythe reiterate arguments in an attempt to put a positive spin on rewilding and the debate surrounding it, but conservation professionals and non-specialists with a keen interest in conservation biology should find this book to be a thought-provoking read.

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Kawaii Resin and Clay Workshop: Crafting Super- Cute Charms, Miniatures, Figures, and More

An excellent instructional book for those pursuing kawaii crafts. The use of resins makes it a better choice for adults but also good for children with adult supervision.

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The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster That Launched the War on Cancer

A fast-paced read for fans of narrative nonfiction.

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Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy

A tragic, moving story that will linger with readers of sports and biographies in general.

The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom

This extensively researched, well-written examination of racism, integration, and violence in the postsecondary environment is a major contribution to the field of higher education.
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Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

Taussig’s narrative style is highly conversational, making it feel like one is chatting with a lifelong friend. Her ability to bring levity to a topic some may find taboo is certain to help spread her message of acceptance and love.

The Essential New York Times Cookbook: The Recipes of Record

An excellent cookbook that will keep even the most accomplished cook busy and happy.

America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Through this comprehensive book, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the United States and its place in the world.

If Then: How Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future

Scholars of American history and technology will appreciate the extensive research that went into this book, while general readers will be swept up by the novelistic scope of the story.

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