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Theophrastus’ Characters: An Ancient Take on Bad Behavior

Although not a first-tier purchase, this refreshing audio provides an excellent entry to Theophrastus’s work and would be a welcome addition to most nonfiction audio collections.
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My First Popsicle: An Anthology of Food and Feelings

This somewhat uneven but scrumptious essay collection will please foodies and non-foodies alike.

The Wife of Willesden

A triumph of dramatic creativity, this slim volume is a total delight. Highly recommended.
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Black and Female: Essays

Dangarembga’s collection is an essential addition to academic collections on race and gender. The moments where she shares her crisis over selfhood as a child and how that search for identity carried over into adulthood are some of the most powerful parts of the book.
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Zelda Popkin: The Life and Times of an American Jewish Woman Writer

Popkin paints a discerning portrait of a complex matriarch, while adding nuance to the Jewish American experience in the 20th century. Recommended.
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Joan Didion: What She Means

This exhibition catalogue is a mix of art and literature that will be of interest to humanities lovers. If one really wants to know a writer, read their work. If one wants to see how artists perceive a writer and how an exhibition can be used to express a life, read this book.
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Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom: Words on Love, Life, Society, and Literature

Overall this is a valuable resource for any Austen lover to use for quick reference or to read through. Libraries whose works by the author circulate well or whose patrons enjoy titles like Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You will find this a welcome addition to their collection.
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Patricia Highsmith’s Diaries and Notebooks: The New York Years, 1941–1950

Readers will get an intimate look at LGBTQ life in the 1940s. A great read for aspiring writers, devotees of LGBTQ history, and those who enjoy reading about an artist’s evolution.
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The Man Born To Be King: Wade Annotated Edition

Readers interested in Sayers’s religious writings or in general religious literature will find this book to be informative and useful.
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