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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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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.

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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The Overparenting Solution: Raising Resourceful Children To Meet Today’s Challenges

Solid ideas for moving away from overparenting.
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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.

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.
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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.
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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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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.

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.

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.
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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.

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Spanning the intersection of science, politics, and memoir, Hayhoe’s debut offers guidance on what readers can do to effect change.
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The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

This exceptionally well-written collection is among the most insightful works yet about sex in modern culture. It effectively merges academic analysis with lived experience in an accessible read that will interest readers from diverse professional and personal backgrounds.
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Why Is My Child in Charge? A Roadmap To End Power Struggles, Increase Cooperation, and Find Joy in Parenting Young Children

This helpful resource posits that shifting one’s mindset can help parents see conflicts objectively and identify causes; its tactics should equip parents to center their needs and their child’s.
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The Best Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly about Motherhood

With the diversity of perspectives represented here, readers are sure to learn from or find solidarity in at least some of these experiences of motherhood.
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Eloquence of the Sardine: Extraordinary Encounters Beneath the Sea

For people who love the aquatic world and those who aspire to.

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

Barnett’s in-depth and lively narrative about seashells crosses disciplines, from architecture to neuroscience to alternative energy. A delightful, informative, and momentous read for both enthusiasts and readers who’ve never picked up a shell.
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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..

Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice

An excellent book for anyone concerned with health, community, or the environment. The accessible writing will draw readers in.

Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana

In addition to being great sports journalism that will touch anyone who loves high school sports, Streep’s book will appeal to readers interested in histories of generational trauma. The focus on high school life and basketball gives it YA appeal.

Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World

Brave, honest, and bold, Sherrell’s book is neither blithely optimistic nor fatalistic and instead shows how readers can respond to climate change with circumspection. It should be read alongside the work of climate activists like Greta Thunberg and Jamie Margolin who provide practical models for changing the narrative, even when we know that changes won’t magically engender a happy ending.
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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.

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Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet

A compelling science memoir that will be relished by those who enjoy reading about innovative efforts to save imperiled habitats.
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Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia

While parts of the book may appeal to general readers desiring to find the roots of today’s widespread xenophobia, taken as a whole it is likely to disappoint those who need an introduction to this noteworthy topic.
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Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles

Was the city-state argument convincing? Unfortunately, no. Was the book interesting to read? Undoubtedly, yes. This book would appeal to readers who enjoy narrative nonfiction, essays, or life in Los Angeles.
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Springer Mountain: Meditations on Killing and Eating

Similar to Michael Pollen’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, this engaging narrative will catch readers’ attention and lead them to take a deeper look at the where, how, and why behind the food they consume. In addition to foodies and historians, this book will appeal to readers wanting a better understanding of cultures and societies surrounding food.
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The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure: A Positive Approach to Pushing Your Child To Be Their Best Self

An interesting perspective on parental pressure that will to be compelling to parents interested in the intersection of a child’s academic success and emotional health.
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The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (and Their Parents)

This quick, valuable read will be a useful addition to library collections.
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Treasured Islands: The Explorer’s Guide to Over 200 of the Most Beautiful and Intriguing Islands Around Britain

With rich, colorful pictures and helpful details, this book provides a wealth of information for exploring the many islands around Britain.
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Cuba

For readers looking for a comprehensive survey of Cuban literature. Most academic libraries and large public libraries with an interest in Cuba should consider this work for their collections.
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Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World

This impassioned plea and call to action will spark the interest of anyone who cares for our environment.
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Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion

A dense account covering a vast range of topics; overall, a great contribution to the study of U.S. history. Though it’s better suited to scholars than casual readers, this thought-provoking account will prove insightful for all.
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Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea

Highly recommended for those interested in marine and environmental studies.

Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America

Americans might ignore dirty work, Eyal concludes, but we are all complicit in it. Essential reading for those interested in social justice issues.

The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us

Lowman connects her life to her research in chronological chapters, interspersed with short histories of various tree species. A highly engaging read for fans of popular science or ecology titles, and budding (or experienced) scientists.
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T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone That Dominates and Divides Us

A provocative, academic, accessible look at the science behind human behavior, suitable for those interested in natural and social sciences.
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Out Cold: A Chilling Descent Into the Macabre, Controversial, Lifesaving History of Hypothermia

Fans of medical history or unexplained phenomena might enjoy Jaekl’s book, given our still-limited understanding of hypothermia.
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Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California’s Wildfires

Readers who want a comprehensive understanding of political agendas and the effects of racism in the U.S. justice system will appreciate this book and will want to share their new knowledge with others. A powerful, well researched work for justice-minded readers.
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It’s Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything

A clear and interesting chemistry book for the non-scientist seeking to understand their world just a little bit more.

Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be

Memoir readers who appreciate unpredictability, candor, and pop culture will enjoy this book and may very well find themselves thinking about it even weeks after they’ve finished it.

The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It

A fascinating international glimpse of Earth’s last frontier that will draw in readers concerned for the health of our oceans.
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Losing Eden: Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World—and Its Ability To Heal Body and Soul

Jones writes a lyrical account of human fascination with nature and wilderness. Like other recent works that extoll the psychological benefits of the great outdoors, Jones’s book should find an eager audience.
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Disasterology: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis

Linking climate change to the increasingly destructive natural disasters facing the nation, Montano’s part-memoir, part-analysis book is an urgent call to take action.

Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

Turner shares Debra’s and Kim’s stories with aplomb, celebrating the bright moments of their lives while honestly depicting their suffering. She has a stellar ability to present the personalities of her loved ones, especially the women in her life. This memoir is a compelling testament to the power of women’s relationships.
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Awakening: #MeToo and the Global Fight for Women’s Rights

Complete with a broad selection of resources for advocacy, this call-to-action will spark the interest of aspiring activists.
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Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine

An informative account for readers interested in public health’s impact on historical and current practices in medicine and science.
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Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege

Overall, this memoir and sociological account enlightens, reminds us how far we have come, and is a model for practicing gratitude.

This Is Your Mind on Plants

A wide-ranging investigation that will interest anyone curious about consciousness-altering substances and their varying legality.

Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption

While Zakaria’s argument is not the only one of its kind, her examination of current examples from politics and pop culture furnishes crucial evidence of the continued colonization of feminism by white women, and she helps to bring this conversation into mainstream view.

Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body

Nolan’s writing on identity and self-worth is captivating from start to finish; her words will resonate long after the last page.

Love for Liberation: African Independence, Black Power, and a Diaspora Underground

With accessible writing that will engage both general readers and scholars, Hayes’s finely crafted book effectively shows that civil rights require sustained collective action and solidarity.

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

A must-read for wildlife enthusiasts, popular science readers, and anyone who has enjoyed Roach’s other books. Her occasionally awkward interactions with people and animals make for the engaging narrative style that Roach is famous for.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies

An excellent, well-written starting point for researchers. Will interest a wide variety of readers, including people considering transition and people studying or working in a variety of fields (social sciences, family studies, law, history, think tanks, counseling, medicine).

Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now To Save Reproductive Freedom

The authors make clear that the ability to determine for oneself how and when to bear children is a human right and is essential to a person’s agency over their own life and future. An essential guide; recommended for all collections.

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Celebrating Cape Cod & the Islands: Traditions, Festivals, and Food

Readers who enjoy high-end settings, food and wine, or art will be pleased.
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The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World

An eye-opening account blending sociology and self-help. After this enlightening and uplifting exploration, readers will undoubtedly view strangers in a different way.
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When the Stars Begin To Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America

Johnson supports his argument with a mix of stories, both personal and historical, which brings a personal aspect to a work that can be academic at times. While the book covers the same territory as recent works by Isabel Wilkerson and Ibram X. Kendi, Johnson’s particular point-of-view makes his call to action feel like a patriotic duty.
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¡Hola Papi!: How To Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons

Brammer’s worldview is grounded in realism and self-deprecating humor; his book is likely to be a well-loved addition to any collection of personal essays or memoirs.
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The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood

A wholly unique memoir that will speak to readers navigating nonbinary parenthood, as well as those who seek to understand the limitations of the U.S. legal system when it comes to nonbinary and trans parenthood.
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All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company

Illuminating reading for those interested in the history of horticulture and landscape design, or 19th-century American culture.
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Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain—And How They Guide You

This potentially dense and impenetrable subject is illuminated and rendered comprehensible in Schwarzlose’s skilled hands. A fascinating in-depth exploration of the maps contained within our brains. Recommended for science lovers.
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The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

A practical and mind-expanding guide for writers, artists, teachers, and anyone who wants to increase their brain power and help others do the same.
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Blue: In Search of Nature’s Rarest Color

Beautifully written, the book explains science in an entertaining fashion and will appeal to anyone drawn to the colors of nature.
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Still Alive: A Wild Life of Rediscovery

Galante is an enthusiastic narrator whose excitement for discovery and passion for conservation will immerse readers in his journeys to a variety of places and habitats. Science lovers and armchair travelers who enjoy science memoirs or books on conservation will relish this story.
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Make Your Own Indoor Garden: How To Fill Your Home with Low Maintenance Greenery

A useful resource for anyone who wants a photo-ready plant display, particularly if they need help with getting started or plant maintenance.
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The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

Engaging popular science that will spark the interest of anyone curious about this unique bodily function.

Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape

With this absorbing mix of ecology, social history, and travel (even if for most readers, it’ll be of the armchair sort), Flyn offers a hopeful way of seeing often-overlooked landscapes.
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Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives

This must-have title is a radically necessary addition that will bring joy and understanding to readers. The contributors revel in their identities, thrive despite challenges, and claim the space they deserve.

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The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend: Advice on Queer Dating, Love, and Friendship

While many of these questions come from people in their twenties, the valuable advice and relatable anecdotes will have YA crossover appeal. LGBTQ+ people of all ages will find stories that resonate deeply, and will appreciate Court’s candor and humor throughout.

The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism

Like her previous guide, Gunter’s latest book will find a wide audience, with its clear writing and up-to-date research.

Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender

This well-researched book is eminently readable and, in fact, quite a page-turner. It is an essential story, one that is not yet complete, as shuster acknowledges. A must-read.
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To Poison a Nation: The Murder of Robert Charles and the Rise of Jim Crow Policing in America

This straightforward recounting of a notable, sometimes forgotten moment in American history deserves attention; the riots’ lingering effects are still felt in the 21st century.
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There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness

Godin covers a lot of ground in this wide-ranging account. Though sometimes dense with detail, her writing stands out for the way it emphasizes that disability is often an afterthought when it comes to diversity, and that disabled people are not a monolith.

Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White

This is the best work to date on Kennedy’s civil rights record; it is a must for all historians of the 1960s, and for activists working for a more just society.

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid

While there are already several other books about COVID-19 and its sociological impact on the United States, this wide-ranging yet deeply personal account is a great starting point. At times infuriating, unbelievable, heartbreaking, and even witty, Wright’s narrative is sorely needed.

The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter

This engaging political biography, similar in scope to Jonathan Alter’s His Very Best, will introduce Carter to a new generation, and will remind other readers of a truly transitional time in U.S. politics.

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Diary of a Young Naturalist

Not a nature guide as such, but should appeal to many, including fans of nature writing, those who’d like to read about a naturalist on the spectrum, and, of course, all who find inspiration in nature.

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The Blue Wonder: Why the Sea Glows, Fish Sing, and Other Astonishing Insights from the Ocean

Readers who want an upbeat, yet thoughtful overview of all things marine wildlife will appreciate this fun, quick dive into the ocean.

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The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science

Fans of the literary Poe will be intrigued by this lesser-known side of the author, and scientists will appreciate an accessible biography.

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House of Sticks

Readers will fall into this memoir by a talented new author. It will appeal to many, as a coming-of-age story and a firsthand look into the psyche of a young immigrant.

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Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal

Packer extends an evaluative eye towards every corner of the United States and offers a path for recovery and renewal. A thought-provoking work recommended for history, sociology, and politics readers everywhere.
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Race and Sports: A Reference Handbook

Will be of interest to social sciences and physical education students, as well as those interested in athletics.

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World Oceans: A Reference Handbook

Compelling and convincing for all readers, especially those interested in oceans, climate change, and consequences of neglecting and abusing the sea.
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Women and the Military: Global Lives in Focus

This work’s wide range (albeit limited by data availability) will make it a useful initial source for students of sociology, women’s studies, and the military.

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The Art of Patience: Seeking the Snow Leopard in Tibet

A quiet adventure in both nature and spiritual matters.

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Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America’s Prisons

This work by Greenwood (Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud) offers an engaging, informative, open-minded account of family dynamics that are often overlooked.
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The Architecture Lover’s Guide to Paris

Lively prose and great photography bring the architecture of Paris to travelers and armchair explorers alike.
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The Fashion Lover’s Guide to Milan

Perfect for fashion lovers, armchair travelers, and those making plans to visit Milan.

The Memory Thief, and the Secrets Behind How We Remember: A Medical Mystery

Opioid use and Alzheimer’s disease are two subjects affecting large swaths of Americans. A fascinating window into the search of one scientist (with a lot of help) to connect the dots and make a difference.
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All Made Up: The Power and Pitfalls of Beauty Culture, from Cleopatra to Kim Kardashian

While at times this book can feel jumbled because of how much content it seeks to cover, the topic and analysis are welcome and insightful, and the global nature of the coverage is especially appreciated.
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The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis

While the case studies themselves are fairly discouraging, the beautiful maps and hopeful vignettes about the future temper this important book about climate change in our world.

Everybody: A Book about Freedom

There are moments in this book that may feel too theoretical; yet, when Laing explores and expresses the ways in which our bodies are full of power, she offers a form of support we could all use more of as we navigate our own bodies and relearn what it means to value them. This is worthwhile, reflective reading.
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Notes on Grief

A worthwhile mediation on coming to terms with grief. Especially as we continue to reckon with loss, this reflective account will be valuable to the many people unexpectedly grieving from afar.

The Day the World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves

An insightful account offering a starting point for change that is highly recommended for all libraries.

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What Fresh Hell Is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You

This newest work by Corinna is an excellent option for readers experiencing menopause or living alongside someone who is. While it is not as scientifically rigorous as The Menopause Manifesto by Jen Gunter, this book still offers a helpful overview, with up-to-date research and friendly advice on accepting one’s new body.

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