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The Lemon

Taking the death of Anthony Bourdain as a jumping-off point, this bitingly satiric tale examines the mix of greed and reverence that drives people who have something to gain or to protect. Boyd is the pen name of journalists Kevin Alexander and Joe Keohane and editor Alessandra Lusardi, publishing their first novel.

Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad

Written in an engaging style, this book will be enjoyed by anyone seeking a fuller understanding of Black experiences of World War II.

All This Could Be Different

Using humor and beautiful prose, Mathews successfully tackles timely and serious subjects. Despite all the hardships they face, Sneha and the other well-rounded characters are able to build their futures because enduring friendships enable them to persist and even thrive. Ultimately, the novel’s title is its prophetic and vitally hopeful message. Highly recommended.

The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves

Recommended for all libraries, especially those serving dog lovers.

The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast

Two stories interweave, collide, and ripple for more than 40 years, and Johnson’s thorough, diligent research and brisk storytelling make this narrative compelling for those seeking thrills or truths. Recommended for readers interested in environmental or racial justice and the power of activism.

The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories

An acute and original work bringing all readers closer to Afghanistan.

Existential Physics: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions

Recommended for readers interested in philosophy of science and the sorts of questions that current science can and can’t answer.

An Honest Living

Murphy’s writing is smart, ruminative, and referential. His narrator knows he’s in a story that mirrors the plot of the film Chinatown, and though the mystery itself is light on twists, it’s all worth it for this lovingly rendered snapshot of an already-bygone city, with details reeking of authenticity, down to the last barstool.

Raising Raffi: The First Five Years

A more literary look at the topic of parenting.


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