Gretchen Pruett

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Birdgirl: Looking to the Skies in Search of a Better Future

Craig’s infectious passion for birding, racial equity, and environmental activism are conveyed with joy and sensitivity. An exuberant memoir that is recommended for all collections.

Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family

A strong work from a gifted writer; recommended for medium to large public libraries or for communities.

Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands

This title reveals an important history that continues to affect perceptions and attitudes on both sides of the border. Highly recommended for all public libraries.

Our Missing Hearts

Liu’s gritty and driving narration stays true to the thrust of Ng’s grim words; this is not a cozy listen, but one that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats. A necessary addition for all public libraries.

Bodies on the Line: At the Front Lines of the Fight To Protect Abortion in America

Recommended for medium and large public libraries and any other libraries where women’s issues are strong circulators.

The Apartment on Calle Uruguay

A solid audio that will find traction in large public libraries.

Blood Orange Night: My Journey to the Edge of Madness

This cautionary tale about dependence on and addiction to benzodiazepines (which include Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium) is very timely. Bond’s voice is strong and real and the perfect choice to narrate the audio book. Strongly recommended for public libraries of all sizes.

Learning the Birds: A Midlife Adventure

This book is a delight, melding birding lore and the perils of transitioning to midlife. Recommended for medium and large public libraries or others where nature books are popular.

Hotel Portofino

Highly recommended for public libraries of all sizes.

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