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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.
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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.
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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.
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Raising Raffi: The First Five Years

A more literary look at the topic of parenting.

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How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We’re Going

An excellent encapsulation and synthesis of several of Smil’s books from the past decade, offering a realistic assessment for environmentalists, economists, and anyone worried about how humanity will survive the next century.

Horse

Brooks has penned a clever and richly detailed novel about how we commodify, commemorate, and quantify winning in the United States, all through the lens of horse racing. Highly recommended.
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In the Shadow of the Gods: The Emperor in World History

Definitely a must-have for any academic library that supports history research. Will also appeal to advanced general readers with an interest in history or comparative biography.
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Sisters of Mokama: The Pioneering Women Who Brought Hope and Healing to India

A heartfelt account of service and change. Recommended for readers interested in Catholic or Indian history.
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