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A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages: The World Through Medieval Eyes

An informative and entertaining account of medieval travel that will be appreciated by readers of both popular history and travel stories. Those more interested in relics should consult Patrick J. Geary’s Furta Sacra.
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Candida Royalle and the Sexual Revolution: A History from Below

For readers interested in works about feminism and sex in the late 20th century or in biographies of historically overlooked women.
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A Light in the Darkness: The Music and Life of Joaquín Rodrigo

This exhaustive, annotated treatment about Rodrigo’s work is best for musicologists, although cultural historians will find it helpful.

Choice

These pages abound with misery: animal mistreatment, the harsh plight of refugees, and dire poverty. But the rewards--indelible images, admirable story-telling, and wicked good writing--are many.
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Revolutions in American Music: Three Decades That Changed a Country and Its Sounds

A well-researched and astute look at the evolution of American culture through popular music.

Wild and Distant Seas

This story begins with a distaff perspective on the classic Moby-Dick but opens out to tell a wider story of gifts and curses, uses and obsessions, as generations of women pursue an elusive truth with the same single-mindedness that their father’s captain chased that whale. Recommended for readers of historical fiction, magical realism, and anyone searching for more woman-centric retellings of classic tales.

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Becoming Ella Fitzgerald: The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song

Best for jazz scholars or readers who are superfans of Fitzgerald.

The Wren, the Wren

This generational story alternates between Nell and Carmel, with a little time out for Phil and his poetry. Channeling her inner Sally Rooney as twentysomething Nell, Booker Prize winner Enright (The Gathering) is as convincing as when writing about Carmel, a woman closer to her own age. A poignant novel by a writer in peak form.

Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon

This will be a hit with adventure and popular-science readers, as well as those interested in gender studies.
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