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All That She Carried by Tiya Miles
National Book Award Winner.
Winner of the National Book Award
All That She Carried
Blending urgency, imagination, and poetic prose…, a masterpiece of African American women’s history that reveals what it takes to survive and even thrive…. a fitting tribute to Ashley, her mother Rose, and all those foremothers who endured.”
Martha S. Jones, author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
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Oceans of Grain by Scott Raynolds Nelson
Oceans of Grain
An incredibly timely history… Nelson makes a persuasive case that grain production, storage, transport and trade was the defining factor in the rise and fall of civilisations from Rome to Byzantium to the Ottoman Empire and Imperial Russia….It’s hard to imagine a book more relevant for our moment.
Financial Times
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Claude McKay by Winston James
Claude McKay
Elegantly written and carefully reasoned…a fascinating look at the political evolution of a key literary figure.
Publishers Weekly
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The Ascent of Information by Caleb Scharf
The Ascent of Information
Packed with provocative ideas…,and entertaining on every page. Fascinating glimpses of what may turn out to be a new way to look at life.
Jonathan Weiner, author of The Beak of the Finch
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Miracles on the Hardwood by John Gasaway
Miracles on the Hardwood
Of hoops, hopes, holy orders, and habits...mysterious and sometimes miraculous.
Kirkus Reviews
Full Dissidence by Howard Bryant
Full Dissidence
Howard Bryant does not hold back in his withering and thoughtful dissections and rejections of the racial politics of athletics and the athletic politics of race. This book is an oracle.
Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist
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A Glimpse into the Past by Cecelia Tichi
What Would Mrs. Astor Do? Gilded Age Cocktails Jazz Age Cocktails
Further proof that sliding around the naughty edges of society can be as informative as it is entertaining.
Alida Becker, The New York Times Book Review
Indecent Advances by James Polchin
Indecent Advances
A sobering, comprehensively researched new’s impossible to understand gay life in twentieth-century America without reckoning with these dark stories. Gay men were unable to shake free of them until they figured out how to tell the stories themselves, in a new way.”
The New Yorker
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Skeleton Keys by Brian Switek
Skeleton Keys
Informative, contemplative, and even lyrical, Switek’s work is popular-science writing at its best.
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The Heritage by Howard Bryant
The Heritage
A timely book....expertly chronicles a fractured nation dealing with black players who no longer want to ‘shut up and dribble’....Indispensable.”
Publishers Weekly
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Freedom’s Laboratory by Audra Wolfe
Freedom's Laboratory
“Of psy-ops, seismic detection, and other emanations of the Cold War as it was conducted in petri dishes and cyclotrons...A strong contribution to the history of modern science.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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The Dawn of Detroit by Tiya Miles
The Dawn of Detroit
A brilliant telling of bondage’s long and twisted history and the evolution of race relations in the City on the Straits.
Ira Berlin, author of Many Thousands Gone
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The Zoomable Universe by Caleb Scharf
The Zoomable Universe
A spectacular journey, starting in the farthest reaches of the universe and ending in the deepest depths of the atom...Miller’s stunning illustrations pair perfectly with Scharf’s compelling writing, which introduces complex ideas using everyday language and lucid metaphors...A superb composite of scientific knowledge that will no doubt inspire readers of all ages to learn more about our enigmatic universe.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The New Education by Cathy Davidson
The New Education
The New Education compels us to equip our students with creative new tactics for navigating the volatile present. Grounded in a deep understanding of both historical and current crises in education, Davidson challenges us to reinvigorate and reconsider our approach.
danah boyd, author of
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
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An Unlikely Trust by Gerard Helferich
An Unlikely Trust
Brilliantly illuminates how these two giants of American history found ways to work together during key episodes of the Roosevelt indispensable intelligently crafted that there were times when I couldn’t put it down.
Clay S. Jenkinson, founder of the Theodore Roosevelt Center,
principal scholar-consultant to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, and
author of
A Free and Hardy Life: Theodore Roosevelt’s Sojourn in the American West
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In the Mountains of Madness by W. Scott Poole
In the Mountains of Madness
Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award
“H.P. Lovecraft is having one hell of a resurgence. Luckily, the author of the man’s latest biography is the smart, shrewd, and insightful W. Scott Poole...a wonderful testament to the lasting power and influence of H.P. Lovecraft.
Victor LaValle, author of The Ballad of Black Tom
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The Buddha’s Wife by Janet Surrey and Samuel Shem
The Buddha’s Wife
Timeless and timely....Here is a whole fresh take on the well-tilled field of the historical Buddha’s life and teaching.”
Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within
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Nantucket by Nan Rossiter
There are moments of pure gold in the story that will undoubtedly touch readers' hearts.
RT Book Reviews
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Reset Your Child’s Brain by Victoria Dunckley
Reset Your Child’s Brain
“Impressively researched, eye-opening, and eminently invaluable contribution to any parent’s library.”
Craig Malkin, PhD, Harvard Medical School,
author of
Rethinking Narcissism
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Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal by Joseph Alexiou
Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal
A brilliant mirror of urban history.... a book of relentless research and narrative elan.”
Samuel G. Freedman, Columbia University
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The Social Life of DNA by Alondra Nelson
The Social Life of DNA
Nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award
The Social Life of DNA comes at a moment when the questions it raises about race and social justice couldn’t be more pressing and urgent.”
Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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The Cherokee Rose by Tiya Miles
The Cherokee Rose
Lambda Literary Award nominee
Poignant and essential storytelling...a book that, with a deft hand, illuminates a little-known, yet vitally important, facet of a past we all share. A wonderful read.
Jason Mott, New York Times best-selling author of The Returned
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American Hysteria by Andrew Burt
American Hysteria
A must read book dealing with a topic few want to tackle.”
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 1984 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
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The Copernicus Complex by Caleb Scharf
The Copernicus Complex
Best Science Book of the Year
This book feels alive with spontaneity...[It] is near combustible with convivial—maybe even mad—energy.”
Barnes and Noble Review
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This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles Cobb, Jr.
This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed
A Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee
Masterfully told...a challenging and important new narrative.”
The Root
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The Accidental Pallbearer by Frank Lentricchia
The Accidental Pallbearer
The first volume in a new American noir trilogy
Vivid and unnerving…Eliot Conte is an instant original.”
The Washington Post
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Opportunity, Montana by Brad Tyer
Opportunity, Montana
Tyer has written a lovely book, searing in its anger, about a beautiful but much abused place.”
Larry McMurtry
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Gravity's Engines by Caleb Scharf
Gravity's Engines
“‘Weird, destructive, time-warping, overwhelming, alien...fearsomely noisy and rambunctious,’ black holes are the bad boys of the universe.... Scharf’s explanations are vivid and accessible, evoking the awe of cosmic grandeur in a way that’s as humbling as it is fascinating.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
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A Nation of Deadbeats by Scott Reynolds Nelson
A Nation of Deadbeats
A Nation of Deadbeats is Copernican history, restoring America to its global context and revealing the surprising positive consequences of our frequent panics as well as their crushing costs....a brilliantly original reconsideration not just of economic upheavals but of the American civilization they did so much to shape.”
Edward Tenner, author of Our Own Devices
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Moral Origins by Christopher Boehm
Moral Origins
Boehm’s monumental accomplishment is to give us the most careful and compelling portrait ever created of how our ancestors lived....vital for understanding why we are so tribal, punitive, gossipy, religious, and cooperative today.”
Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind
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Einstein’s Jewish Science by Steven Gimbel
Einstein’s Jewish Science
In his original new book.... Gimbel takes readers on enlightening excursions through the nature of Judaism, Hegelian philosophy, wherever his curiosity leads.”
New York Times Book Review,
front-page review by George Johnson
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Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage
Soldier Dogs
New York Times Bestseller
A moving portrait of the loyal, courageous, furry warriors who truly are enlisted Man's Best Friend.”
People Magazine
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Stone of Kings by Gerard Helferich
Stone of Kings
Selected for the December Indie Next List
An absorbing and exciting story about a stone that ancient Mesoamericans prized above gold. The search for the sources of this mysterious rock reads like detective fiction...but it’s all true.”
Michael D. Coe, author of Breaking the Maya Code
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Now You See It by Cathy Davidson
Now You See It
Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the “Top Ten Science Books” of Fall
A stunning new vision for the future... an exceptional and critically important book, one that is all but impossible to put down and likely to shape discussions for years to come.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
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The Secret Life of Pronouns by James Pennebaker
The Secret Life of Pronouns
Lively and accessible....uncovering traces of our social identity and individual psyche in everyday language use.... Pennebaker [is] an indefatigable guide to the little words that he boldly calls ‘keys to the soul.’”
The New York Times Book Review
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EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, To Create the World We Want by Frances Moore Lappé
EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, To Create the World We Want
Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the “Top Ten Science Books” of Fall
Powerful and inspiring, EcoMind will open your eyes and change your thinking. I want everyone to read it.”
Jane Goodall
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Red-Robed Priestess by Elizabeth Cunningham
Red-Robed Priestess
A storyteller as crafty as J.K. Rowling.... Cunningham, always excellent when detailing bloody battles and earthy sex, exercises well her skills with description, history, and myth in and out of the Bible, character, poetry, and song....ends the Maeve Chronicles befittingly and beautifully.”
Publishers Weekly
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The Fossil Chronicles by Dean Falk
The Fossil Chronicles
Dean Falk debunks some modern myths in her brilliant book, The Fossil Chronicles, by comparing the case histories of two famous fossils.... That it sparkles with scholarship and wit is icing on the cake.
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The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant
The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
  • Chosen by Dwight Garner of The New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Books of the Year”
  • New York Times Book Review “Notable Book”
  • Winner of SABR’s Casey Award
No one was more important to the game of baseball in the last half of the 20th Century than Henry Aaron and no one writes about that supremely talented man...better than Howard Bryant.”
Ken Burns
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough by Ruth Pennebaker
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough
Bold, funny, and irreverent....Pennebaker’s wit and themes of sisterly solidarity and growth are likely to resonate with fans of humorous women’s authors like Rebecca Wells, Nancy Thayer, and Jennifer Weiner.”
Library Journal
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