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The Pornography Wars: The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Obscene Obsession

A mature, thoughtful book about a complex and divisive topic. No matter their personal opinions, readers will likely find observations here to inform their thoughts about pornography’s creation and consumption.

A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence

A beautifully written, quiet, contemplative memoir that many will enjoy.

The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned To Act

Butler has produced an essential study of this hugely influential theory and practice of American acting. This work should be in every collection of books on theater and film.

A Previous Life

Fans of White’s (A Saint from Texas) will particularly enjoy this very explicit novel that explores sexuality, aging, and the complexities of love.

The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry That Forged the Medieval World

A compelling read for those with an interest in early medieval European history, Merovingian history, and women in power.

What Dogs Want

This title provides a perfect amount of information for readers to learn (or learn more) about their canine companions and how to make life together easier and happier for everyone. The combination of accessibility and humor makes the book a good choice for younger readers too.

Sweat: A History of Exercise

At once a book about exercise history, and a travelogue, a literary discovery tour, and another of Hayes’s personal and exhilarating memoirs.

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South

This dynamic book, complete with numerous illustrations, is visually and narratively stunning. Readers interested in the artistic process or mid-20th-century U.S. history, especially the Black experience in the Jim Crow South, will appreciate it.

The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden

Mrs. Rodd can be a little stuffy, but her barrister brother adds humor. Readers looking for a slow-paced cozy historical may appreciate Saunders’s series.

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