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Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years

This work about the evolution of textiles remains a solid, fundamental resource in women’s history.

I Heard There Was a Secret Chord: Music as Medicine

This fascinating and valuable title gives readers insight into the many neurological benefits of music. Most readers can easily identify what kind of music calms them, provokes creative sparks, or helps get them through strenuous exercises but until they read this, they may not know why music has that power or that it can be great medicine too.

The Bluestockings: A History of the First Women’s Movement

An engaging, well researched title. Readers awaiting the next installment of Bridgerton will especially be drawn to this title.

American Civil Wars: A Continental History, 1850–1873

Based on an impressive array of secondary sources, this outstanding account will appeal to readers interested in the U.S. Civil War seeking to understand how it affected Mexico and British North America.

Coexistence: Stories

Belcourt demonstrates the true strength of the story collection format, leveraging his remarkable skill with character and language to deliver a potpourri of memorable and moving short-form works.

Amrikan: 125 Recipes from the Indian American Diaspora

Even with other terrific guides on the subject, such as Priya Krishna’s Indian-ish (which is cited in Shah’s bibliography), cooks will not be able to resist this vivaciously written and vibrantly packaged paean to Indian American culinary mashups.

This Strange Eventful History

A meticulous tale about one family, rich in historical detail. Recommended for historical fiction readers who enjoy epic family histories and cerebral characters.

Sturge Town: Poems

Like one of his heroes, Bob Marley, Dawes changes not just the way readers look at the world but the lens through which they see reality. His is a transcendent vision, filled with tenderness, curiosity, and compassion for what has been and what might be.

Who Owns This Sentence?: A History of Copyrights and Wrongs

Readers interested in the protection of information will find much to savor.

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