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Let Me Take You Down: “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

A distinctive academic perspective on two classic Beatles tunes.

Olav Audunssøn IV: Winter

Inspired by the dire, fatalistic mores of the Norse sagas and Undset’s own devout Catholicism, her towering achievement is made less forbidding in Nunnally’s welcome new translation, which is very much in keeping with the novelist’s project of deromanticizing the past, resulting in a vivid, painstakingly researched historic re-creation, less akin to the lush swashbuckling of Dumas or Scott than to the harsh, immersive naturalism of Zola.

Blood in the Tracks: The Minnesota Musicians Behind Dylan’s Masterpiece

Not entirely new, this book’s stories focus much more on the musicians and their brief brush with music history.

Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs

A critical addition to sociological, historical, and anthropological collections, this book provides a multifaceted account of working within the BIA. Lambert has a rich perspective as a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, anthropologist, and former United States government employee.

Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence

Recommended. Academic readers interested in theoretical and rhetorical analysis in queer and disability studies will find cutting-edge thought.

The Dylan Tapes: Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan

Though not for newcomers to Dylan’s work, this is a valuable resource for Dylan experts and researchers producing content for future biographies and scholarship.

The Fall of America Journals, 1965–1971

Ably edited by Schumacher, this book provides a wealth of source material for researchers on Ginsberg’s life and work during this period.

American Gospel

Enger wisely avoids making direct connections with current political events, though there are some subtle parallels. The largely young, marijuana-smoking “Jesus people” who show up on the farm are a sharp contrast to today’s Evangelical movement. Though much of the plot feels carefully orchestrated, events go in unexpected directions near the end, and the opposing perspectives of faith vs. reason are given equal weight in a story that will appeal to many fiction readers.

Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal

Recommended as an accessible, personable account of an esteemed scientist’s foundational work on wolves.

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