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Trailed: One Woman’s Quest To Solve the Shenandoah Murders

Miles strikes a good balance between laying out the details of the crime and investigation, and fully developing the stories of the victims’ lives. Fans of unsolved cases will appreciate this well-researched, compelling story.

Jackie & Me

Bayard (Courting Mr. Lincoln) is a master of historical fiction; this exquisite book is no exception. This is a love triangle in which the future president is tragically incapable of fully returning the love given to him by both Jackie and Lem. A necessary purchase for public libraries.

Lucky Turtle

Just how Roorbach dovetails Cindra’s two disparate lives gives her story intensity and shows the power of love from many sources. An engrossing novel with standout characters.

On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women’s Epic Fight To Build a Union

A necessary addition to academic collections, and also a great choice to round out any biography collection.

Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient

This moving and enlightening memoir is recommended for memoir readers and those interested in health care journeys and struggles.

Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything

An illuminating study that locates the common human psychological impulses behind conspiracy culture.

Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us

This highly recommended collection of letters would appeal to many types of readers, including individuals interested in creative writing, the epistolary form, or travel literature.

The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle To Determine Who Owns Your DNA

Timely, relevant, and significant. Hand to readers of Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

The Archer

This lusciously detailed work allows us to enter Vidya’s longing and confusion and indeed her sheer physicality, so that we become the dancer just as she becomes the dance, and we finally understand with Vidya that dance is a way of looking at and finally being in the world.

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