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“disturbing, revealing, and vitally important.”

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Sherman Alexie’s compelling memoir offers a mix of poetry and prose that links emotional intimacy to a powerful narrative that will likely keep readers off balance.

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Wallace Shawn is, by his own admission, a lucky man. Through no particular talent or effort on his part, he wound up on the privileged side of the class divide.

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Crossing the River Kabul is a memoir that reads almost like a diary. It is the real life account of Baryalai Popal, the son of one of Afghanistan’s premier families.

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“The criminal justice system is in need of a seismic shift, and Kelley, Pitman, and Streusands' proposal is exactly the kind of major change needed.”

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In case the nonstop celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt.

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What do an East African oryx, a turquoise-browed motmot, a Malayan tapir, an echidna, and kelp gull have in common?

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“His skaters are akin to acrobats poised in midair, neither ascending nor falling, but perfectly pictured in a world of their own.”

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“We are living in the Golden Age for Surveillance.”
—Jennifer Stisa Granick

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“The book is a roadmap to where the ‘immoral’ crosses the line to the ‘illegal,’ a boundary not fixed, but a terrain of social struggle that shifts over time.”

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What a fun book the Intergalactic Travel Bureau has brought us!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of our leading science writers who has a talent for making complicated ideas built of math and physics accessible to people who aren't experts in those fields.

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Anyone interested in gender equality is by now used to Rwanda coming very high on the international gender scoreboards.

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The blood soaked epic rise of the Tudors from powerful family to self-made royalty is one of the great political dramas in history.

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“a wide-ranging and comprehensive interpretation of how mobsters like Al Capone and his associates came to control the criminal rackets . . .”

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Though it could ring echoes of “These Are My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, author Jill Bialosky is too personal and wise to waste our time or her intention.

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Somewhere after every NFL Super Bowl one will find many die-hard fans weeping for the team that lost, so it is with presidential elections.

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“a magnificent book that really fills in an overlooked period of World War II.”

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“provides a firm foundation for understanding the effect the women’s movement had on the political process.”

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The Instill and Inspire volume is a comprehensive presentation of works lovingly and intentionally brought together by an African American couple, for African American artists, on behalf o

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War is never pretty, and in the case of Vietnam less so for a variety of reasons. Those who served there deserved better than we gave them when and since they came home.

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Angela Jackson’s biography A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks comes on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Brooks’ birth.

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“[has] great appeal as a cookbook of Mediterranean food par excellence.”

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“Rising Star is an epic triumph of personal and political biography.”

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Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, has worked for both presidents of the Bush clan, through the Gulf War and the Iraq provocation, and into the current presidential cabinet.

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