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The Unwritten Book

Without an overarching narrative to hold the many fragments of this work together, it can be challenging to stay invested in the book, despite Hunt’s beautiful writing. But anyone seeking an exceptionally unusual, thought-provoking reading experience will find it here.

Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need To Save Them

Foodies and slow food enthusiasts will appreciate this deep dive into the history and diversity of global foods and the call to preserve them.

The Glass Wall: Lives on the Baltic Frontier

Offering no easy answers but plenty to think about, this book will be of interest to readers interested in Eastern European history and current events.

The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America

This fresh and new reading of Lincoln’s presidency and the Constitution will find a home among readers interested in the Civil War and American constitutional history.

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

This well-reasoned survey of anthropological history should intrigue historians, social activists, and fans of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens or Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel.

Solid Ivory: A Memoir

Much like a Merchant Ivory film, this memoir is filled with lush detail, enchanting stories, and memorable characters that will thrill fans both of Merchant’s movies and of film and culture in general.

The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera

Opera lovers will be delighted by this conversational, memoir-style book from an author who has spent years studying and writing in the art form.

The Loft Generation: From the de Koonings to Twombly; Portraits and Sketches, 1942–2011

This account of one of the most important moments in the history of modern art is invaluable as well as fascinating.

Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness

A thought-provoking, thoroughly researched work that asks readers to reconsider World War II mythology. Samet's analysis, solidly based in pop culture, will be welcomed in public library collections and will appeal to readers of military history.


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