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11 Must-Read Books

  • FICTION

    THE AIR YOU BREATHE

    AUG. 21, 2018

FICTION

THE AIR YOU BREATHE

by Frances de Pontes Peebles

Peebles’ detailed and atmospheric story is cinematic in scope, panoramic in view, and lyrical in tone. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE TANGLED TREE

    AUG. 14, 2018

NONFICTION

THE TANGLED TREE

by David Quammen

A consistently engaging collection of vivid portraits of brilliant, driven, quarrelsome scientists in the process of... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DOPESICK

    AUG. 7, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

DOPESICK

by Beth Macy

An urgent, eye-opening look at a problem that promises to grow much worse in the face of inaction and indifference. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM

    APRIL 3, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM

by Timothy Snyder

A highly distressing, urgent alarm to awaken Americans to the peril of authoritarianism. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE CADAVER KING AND THE COUNTRY DENTIST

    FEB. 27, 2018

HISTORY

THE CADAVER KING AND THE COUNTRY DENTIST

by Radley Balko & Tucker Carrington

A horrifying exposé of how a few individuals can infect an entire state’s criminal justice system. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HOW TO BE SAFE

    APRIL 3, 2018

  • FICTION

    WARLIGHT

    MAY 8, 2018

FICTION

WARLIGHT

by Michael Ondaatje

Ondaatje’s shrewd character study plays out in a smart, sophisticated drama, one worth the long wait for fans of wartime... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TELL THE MACHINE GOODNIGHT

    JUNE 19, 2018

FICTION

TELL THE MACHINE GOODNIGHT

by Katie Williams

With its clever, compelling vision of the future, deeply human characters, and delightfully unpredictable story, this novel... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

    APRIL 10, 2018

FICTION

HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

In an era when writers of color are broadening the space in which class and culture as well as race are examined,... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

    MAY 15, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    PATRIOT NUMBER ONE

    MARCH 20, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

PATRIOT NUMBER ONE

by Lauren Hilgers

This excellent book makes a powerful argument for why the U.S. should always remain a place of sanctuary, benefiting... Full review >

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