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9 Must-Reads to Add to Your Library

  • NONFICTION

    FREDERICK DOUGLASS

    OCT. 2, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

by David W. Blight

A masterful, comprehensive biography, particularly of Douglass’ Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age years and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE STRANGER GAME

    OCT. 2, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE STRANGER GAME

by Peter Gadol

Beautiful, thoughtful meditation on the invisible ties that bind us—even to strangers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ASYMMETRY

    FEB. 6, 2018

FICTION

ASYMMETRY

by Lisa Halliday

A singularly conceived graft of one narrative upon another; what grows out of these conjoined stories is a beautiful... Full review >

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  • 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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  • FICTION

    SAFE HOUSES

    JULY 3, 2018

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

SAFE HOUSES

by Dan Fesperman

Prolific spy novelist Fesperman delivers another winner, this one as fiendishly clever as it is richly entertaining. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE

    FEB. 6, 2018

  • FICTION

    THERE THERE

    JUNE 5, 2018

FICTION

THERE THERE

by Tommy Orange

In this vivid and moving book, Orange articulates the challenges and complexities not only of Native Americans, but also of... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THESE TRUTHS

    SEPT. 18, 2018

HISTORY

THESE TRUTHS

by Jill Lepore

A splendid rendering—filled with triumph, tragedy, and hope—that will please Lepore’s readers immensely and win her many new... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TRANSCRIPTION

    SEPT. 25, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

TRANSCRIPTION

by Kate Atkinson

Another beautifully crafted book from an author of great intelligence and empathy. Full review >

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