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The Glassmaker’s Wife

The latest novel by Martin (a Pulitzer Prize finalist for 2006’s The Bright Forever) is inspired by the true story of Betsey Reed’s 1845 trial. Fans of Chris Bohjalian’s Hour of the Witch will love this tale of loyalty, honor, and matters of the heart that leads to a traumatic conclusion.

Being Salmon, Being Human: Encountering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild

Appropriate for academic libraries and large public libraries. May hold special interest for institutions based in the Pacific Northwest.

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational, and Scientific

Important but not succinct or objective, this work should nonetheless interest policymakers, researchers, legalization sympathizers, and the curious. [See Prepub Alert, 2/20/12.]

Break the Skin

Carrying an almost archetypal resonance, this well-crafted tale of romantic desperation feels as sad and inevitable as an old murder ballad and should have an appeal beyond readers of serious fiction. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/10.]—Lawrence Rungren, Merrimack Valley Lib. Consortium, North Andover, MA

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