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The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire

A meticulously detailed account of the rise and fall of a mercantile dynasty that will appeal to casual history buffs and academics alike.

The Sweet Remnants of Summer

Hand this title to those looking for a more contemplative approach to their mysteries, without any violence or gore.

Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity

Amid the current culture war with its battles over public school boards, curricula, and libraries, this accessible, thoroughly documented, and well-reasoned work is essential reading for all interested in truly understanding America’s past and the systemic distortions to repress and restrict the historical narrative with an insidious ideology.

Companion Piece

As she demonstrated so strikingly in her seasonal quartet, Smith keeps her finger on the pulse of our chaotic times. It’s no surprise that she would take on the current pandemic (with a nod to an earlier one) and handle it, as usual, with aplomb.

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

A highly recommended story of love and life that makes beautiful music.

Vigil Harbor

Deftly weaving together eight intersecting stories, Glass offers fiction steeped in current events that her loyal followers will appreciate.

One Person, One Vote: A Surprising History of Gerrymandering in America

A timely and powerful book that should be read by everyone interested in preserving American democracy.

When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East

This probing personal portrait leads Barry to a larger story that will appeal especially to readers who appreciate being swept into richly realized landscapes and cultures.

In a Time of Distance: And Other Poems

Meeting the creator of Mma. Ramotswe in another guise, as a gentle guide through life in many climates, is likely to prove irresistible for Alexander McCall Smith’s dedicated fan base.

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