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Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir

Recommended for readers interested in birds, the subculture of bird-watching, and stories of personal discovery and change.
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Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History

Recommended to all interested in a moving, impassioned overview of the economic and social forces of colonialism and racism that have directly impacted public health historically, during the 2014 Ebola epidemic, and today, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells

Perfect for foodies, those interested in science, and the innately curious. Engagingly written, this would be a wonderful ready reference to have on hand.
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Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal

Recommended as an accessible, personable account of an esteemed scientist’s foundational work on wolves.
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Love Her Madly: Jim Morrison, Mary, and Me

Die-hard Morrison fans might enjoy this, but it’s a marginal addition for even the largest music or biography collection.
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Sax Appeal: Ivy Benson and Her All-Girls Band

A satisfying look at a trailblazer and noteworthy role model.
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Fast Forward, Play, and Rewind

It’s hard to say who this book is for, exactly, as the musical era of the late Sixties and early Seventies recedes further into the past. But there’s something more than nostalgia here: It’s documentation of a particular period of pop music, from a time whose documents are less than readily accessible. An appealing slice of pop music history for fans and researchers of the era.
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Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

An excellent portrait that emphasizes the man more than the movie star.
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Laughing To Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century

This scholarly analysis may find its audience in academic performing arts collections.
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That Was Now, This Is Then

In an engaging, confiding tone that embraces both wit and compassion, Seshadri enlists poetry, what he calls “spooky action at a distance,” to assure us that despite the historical moment’s forced isolation and heightened sociopolitical stress, we need not feel we’re alone.
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The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners: How To Build a Practice for Sketching on Location

Those new to urban sketching will be cheered by the sunny tone and practical advice dispensed by this guide, which comes in a compact, easy-to-carry format with an elastic band closure.

Masterpiece: America’s 50-Year-Old Love Affair with British Television Drama

The definitive guide for scholars and fans alike to all things Masterpiece and Mystery!
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Tumult! The Incredible Life and Music of Tina Turner

Students of popular music and Turner devotees who want to know what Tina is doing now will enjoy this well-researched volume.
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About Time: Fashion and Duration

For readers interested in new interpretations of the history of fashion.
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Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema

This irreverent look at film criticism will be popular among West’s many fans and may provide insight for readers grappling with liking flawed films.
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Bluegrass Ambassadors: The McLain Family Band in Appalachia and the World

Jenkins brings renewed focus to an important and influential, if possibly overlooked group from the heyday of bluegrass performance. One might wish for a more dispassionate gaze than his almost universal approbation of their musical contributions, but this is a small quibble in an excellent effort brimming with infectious joy, a signature of the McLain Family Band.
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A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (and Know Nothing About)

Carlson takes “mundane” objects and illuminates their importance to society, creating a unique book that will have readers looking at everyday objects in different ways.
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Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975

While this is primarily a political biography, the book contains plenty of personal material about the Kennedy family to satisfy all levels of readers. An important contribution on this family dynasty.
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Academic Library Services for First-Generation Students

Librarians will appreciate the list of questions that let them analyze their own institution’s situation, the spotlights on successful programs, and the sample surveys. For academic librarians looking to help first-generation college students flourish.
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JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956

While a lengthy first volume, this study is accessible and entertaining. A wide array of history buffs, and readers previously reluctant to consume a Kennedy biography, will enjoy this highly recommended account.
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The Delicate Art of Bureaucracy: Digital Transformation with the Monkey, the Razor, and the Sumo Wrestler

Readers involved in digital technology, as well as general readers interested in the place of bureaucracy in history and the contemporary world will gain a great deal from this insightful book, written by a master of the field.
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Island Zombie: Iceland Writings

this memoir will resonate with readers who have traveled to Iceland, those who have this place on a bucket list of destinations, and others who crave solitude as a journey, not minding storm and stress.

Sicily ‘43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

An excellent and accessible telling of the invasion that will be enjoyed by military history and World War II enthusiasts alike.
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No Safe Harbor: The Inside Truth About Cybercrime—and How To Protect Your Business

Business owners dealing with cybersecurity issues will find useful suggestions here, as well general readers interested in this vital problem.

His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life

This thorough account of a remarkable life will have wide appeal.

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country

Offering a look at the Founders rarely glimpsed, Ricks successfully argues that America needs to rediscover its classical roots.
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Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis: Supporting Your Community

A slim volume packed with practical information on recognizing those dealing with substance abuse issues, planning services for them and their families, and safeguarding spaces and training staff for emergencies.

Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

The thorough and riveting narrative of both Philip and Alexander’s lives and accomplishments makes this an ideal choice for the general reader, with some fresh insights to offer to those familiar with the subjects as well.
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Unfiltered Marketing: 5 Rules To Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Customers in a Digitally Distracted World

An innovative, highly compelling study of how technological change, how the public receives information, and how CEOs and managers can effectively plan to achieve customer loyalty and trust.
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The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War

This compelling work is highly recommended for those who like history and readers interested in social justice.
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Matrimony, Inc.: From Personal Ads to Swiping Right, a Story of America Looking for Love

An amusing history that charts the progression of the personals, and which makes “swiping right” seem less newfangled than it is.
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Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy

This is a heavy read, but an important one. For readers interested in current sociopolitical events, and those wanting more insight into stories like the ones found in Seyward Darby’s Sisters in Hate.
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Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World

This thought-provoking work is recommended for economics faculty and students, and researchers in economics and history to “think differently” about these respected disciplines.
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The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How To Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams

Zealous branding aside, the authors speak from experience and provide solid advice for improving how we work (and live) together. Will appeal to a broad readership, particularly managers looking to add to their leadership toolbox, but also anyone who wants to check in on and work through their own unconscious bias.
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A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up To Lead, Empower and Thrive

Anyone interested in the role of Black women, and women in general, in business will learn a great deal from this well-argued book.
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Power on the Inside: A Global History of Prison Gangs

Roth’s well-written, deeply researched work is a must for those in the criminology and criminal justice fields, but interested general readers will find it accessible as well.
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The Life She Once Knew: The Incredible True Story of Queena, the Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor

Recommended to those seeking personal accounts of survivors of sexual violence, and those who have followed Queena’s story.

Magic: A History; From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

A fascinating exploration of magic’s hold on the human imagination.
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Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

Every educator, from kindergarten teachers to graduate and undergraduate school teachers, struggles with reducing distraction in the classroom. Lang tackles this problem by offering strategies for students and constructive approaches and tools to encourage attentive behavior.

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee

An essential book for fans of Lee and those looking for find purpose in life. Highly recommended for all readers.

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

An important look into community organizing that is honest about its pitfalls and promises that will engage all interested in leading and growing social movements.

Storming Vicksburg: Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863

The latest book by Hess has deservedly reached the apex of Vicksburg scholarship to date and does justice to its author’s historical acumen. Highly recommended for all U.S. Middle Period and Civil War historians and biographers, together with students of military command and field strategy.
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The Untold Story of Shields Green: The Life and Death of a Harper’s Ferry Raider

DeCaro has assembled fragments of Green’s life from the historical record in a judicious and thoughtful biography. Readers interested in antebellum, African American, and Civil War history will enjoy this brief biography.

Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow

A tremendous biography and a great study of philanthropy that will have strong YA crossover appeal.
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Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

An essential work; highly recommended for scholars of the period and general readers interested in women’s history.

Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women

Dizzying for its historical breadth and emotional strain, this book is nevertheless essential reading. Readers interested in human rights will stick through the highly readable but earth-rattling chapters for the sake of their larger purpose; namely, to give voice to people who have felt erased.

We Are Family: The Modern Transformation of Parents and Children

An essential, thought-provoking work that will serve as the foundation for future studies.
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Hire Right, Fire Right: A Leader’s Guide to Finding and Keeping Your Best People

Sound advice presented in a clear, easy-to-follow format. Hewerston’s breadth of knowledge spanning many work environments shows through a variety of examples and case studies.
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Healthy Living at the Library: Programs for All Ages

A solid purchase for librarians seeking to expand year-round programming with healthy ideas.
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Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age

This book is aimed at managers trying to understand how to transform from traditional to digital businesses.

Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City

Stunningly well-researched, this book fully examines a pivotal moment in Chicago’s history. Readers of Smith’s other Chicago-based books will find this fascinating. Fans of Erik Larson, American history, and the triumph of the human spirit will also greatly enjoy..
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The Freezer Door

Those familiar with Sycamore’s writing and activist work will welcome this new installment; those unfamiliar but interested in exploring an unconventional angle on LGBTQ+ issues may find it illuminating.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion

An impressive scope and depth will make these volumes illuminating the interaction between religion and social structures valuable to students, academics, administrators, counselors, journalists, and other researchers in the field.
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The Handy History Answer Book: From the Stone Age to the Digital Age

Anticipating basic questions, maintaining objectivity, and deploying an engaging style, Werner ably provides an introduction of Western history for general readers.
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The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies

Most appropriate for advanced students, think tank members, and scholarly researchers.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education

Administrators, high school counselors, politicians, and college students will find significant value in this work, which offers not a final answer to the questions raised around higher education, but a starting point for further inquiry.
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Votes for Women! The American Woman Suffrage Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment

A skilled blend of interpretative essays and primary documents about the women’s suffrage movement recommended for students, teachers, and general readers.
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The Last Brahmin: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. and the Making of the Cold War

This first dedicated biography of an understudied politician sheds insight into the evolving politics of the 20th century.
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The Same River Twice: A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel

Young adults and college students who are considering a gap year will be interested in this cautionary coming-of-age story.
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More Alike Than Different: My Life with Down Syndrome

There is much to learn from Egan’s experiences as a man with Down syndrome, his triumphs, defeats, and relentless drive.

Pushcart Prize XLV: Best of the Small Presses 2021 Edition

This fascinating anthology is a must for all collections.

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The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Recommended for bibliophiles and readers curious about the works and authors behind the books they love.

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Suppose a Sentence

Dillon’s riffs on his chosen sentences are often impressionistic, meandering, and thin, resulting in a text riddled with misconceptions, albeit from an especially energetic, literary mind.

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Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bauhaus: Profiles in Architecture and Design

Long-form, tangy treats for all observers.

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The Language of Thieves: My Family’s Obsession with a Secret Code the Nazis Tried To Eliminate

A puzzling family mystery uncovers a forgotten language and its ties to Nazi Germany in this probing literary history that will attract linguistics enthusiasts.

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The Best of Me

This collection of favorite and beloved writings by an author with legions of fans is warm, witty, and guaranteed to please longtime and new readers alike.

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Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise

Combining existing research with voluminous new interviews and access to Grant’s personal papers, this is an informative and entertaining biography of a legendary actor.

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Survival of the Thickest: Essays

This wonderful offering can be read in one sitting or savored one essay at a time. Fans of Ali Wong or Mindy Kaling will appreciate this heartbreaking and hopeful volume.

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Alright, Alright, Alright: An Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused

Linklater devotees, those who love Dazed and Confused, and anyone interested in 1990s indie film will appreciate Maerz’s detailed tribute.

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The Art of Kintsugi: Learning the Japanese Craft of Beautiful Repair

While the topic and how to instructions are adequately covered, pairing this with other, more advanced books on the art form would be recommended.

The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams

This is a model of critical biography that will be appreciated by all lovers of history or biography.

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Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic

Narrative nonfiction that offers a compelling, interesting, informative look at polar bears and their lives.
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Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, from Homemade to Haute Cuisine

Recommended for home cooks interested in the scientific concepts that make recipes work, as well as molecular gastronomy fans and readers who enjoyed Jeff Potter’s Cooking for Geeks and Simon Quellen Field’s Culinary Reactions.

Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship

A wonderful and engaging book, not only for basketball and Knicks fans, but also a meaningful look about the importance of friendship.
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Havin’ a Ball

An appealing account that blends Adubato’s own memories with basketball’s growth over five decades. Recommended for all sports collections.

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My Brother, Muhammad Ali

The only sibling of Ali brings us into the boxer's inner circle with warmth and ease. This engaging biography of a complicated, charismatic, and larger-than-life figure is recommended for all public library collections.

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The Jefferson Bible: A Biography

An illuminating look at a work of one of our most intellectually inquisitive presidents that will appeal to Jefferson aficionados, as well as anyone interested in the history of American religion.

Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage

Filling a need for research on Black love and marriage, this seminal social history will enlighten a variety of readers.

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I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith

This personal story of faith lost and found is especially recommended to Christians who are struggling to comprehend God’s complex ways.

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100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More

Kieffer has created the perfect guide to creating classic bakery-style cookies at home; a must-have title for culinary collections.
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Black Power Afterlives: The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party

Readers interested in Black Lives Matter and the current state of civil rights in America will find resonance in these essays, which help to broaden the Black Panther Party’s legacy both geographically and temporally.

The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread

Fields succeeds in making baking fun, and her go-to guide should have wide appeal.
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There’s No Pill for This: A Naturopathic Physician’s Personal Prescription for Managing Multiple Sclerosis

An open, honest, and up-to-date guide, based on personal experience in addition to science, for people living with MS along with their caregivers..

American Cheese: An Indulgent Odyssey Through the Artisan Cheese World

An entertaining book for cheese lovers, food enthusiasts, and those looking for a fun read. Much like a good ricotta, it is light and airy with a hint of sweetness.
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Flavor for All: Everyday Recipes and Creative Pairings

Flavor pairing adds an exciting twist to familiar ingredients. Recommended as a practical companion to The Flavor Matrix and a worthy introduction for home cooks looking to up their flavor game.

Blood and Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power

This fast-paced, well-researched book is an excellent primer on current U.S.-Saudi relations and Middle Eastern dynamics, and will also draw in those interested in palace intrigue.

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A Good Time To Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future

Klass masterfully introduces readers to the people coming up with solutions for many of the dangers of childhood and shows how the pediatric specialty over time has worked to improve children’s lives. Essential reading for parents.
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Eat a Peach: A Memoir

A solid choice for memoir fans and chef-followers alike.
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Gordon Ramsay Quick and Delicious: 100 Recipes To Cook in 30 Minutes or Less

For fans of Gordon Ramsay, as well as those looking to up their skills in the kitchen.

Eating Out Loud

These are meals that deliver in flavor and simplicity. Similar to her cooking shows and YouTube videos, Grinshpan’s personal voice will engage cooks of all levels.
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Preparing for a Better End: Expert Lessons on Death and Dying for You and Your Loved Ones

Clear and with a practical orientation. Useful for people dealing with end of life situations and especially for those actually planning ahead.

This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking

A vibrant, empowering guide for home cooks. Howard is a gifted storyteller, and her conversational recipes and writing make readers feel as if they are cooking side-by-side with a dear friend.

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

Everyone who has a fat family member, friend, acquaintance, or coworker should read this insightful book.

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Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook

With appetizing photos, humorous illustrations reminiscent of midcentury cookbooks, and useful lists of meal suggestions by categories, plus a separate recipe section for flavor-enhancing oils, sauces, and sprinkles, this modern veggie cookbook is recommended for anyone ready for intense flavor.

The Captain: A Memoir

Wright’s fascinating career comes to life in this wonderfully written and insightful sports memoir.
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Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World

Wright delivers another readable apologia for the Christian faith. Recommended for those interested in growing or renewing their faith and for anyone looking for insights into our shared experience of a world that could and perhaps should be better.
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Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen

This book is recommended for anyone interested in delicious recipes as well as those curious about Afghanistan’s history.
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Lightning Flowers: My Journey To Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life

An engaging medical memoir about living with, and learning to live, life’s scars.
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Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan

This is the book that sports fans didn’t know they needed. Highly recommended for any reader who has felt conflicted about being a sports fan.
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Love Is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times

A powerful meditation on social justice and religion that will engage a variety of readers.
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