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Best Indie Nonfiction of 2017

  • NONFICTION

    DE FACTO FEMINISM

    OCT. 31, 2016

NONFICTION

DE FACTO FEMINISM

by Judy Juanita

The author refers to herself as “an observational ironist,” and her incisive comments on black life’s contradictions make... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ENSOULMENT

    JAN. 16, 2017

NONFICTION

ENSOULMENT

by Lorís Simón Salum

Thought-provoking statements on almost every page; unmissable for women’s studies and religion students. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TREEGIRL

    JAN. 15, 2017

NONFICTION

TREEGIRL

author-photographer Julianne Skai Arbor

A vital, visually stunning photographic volume. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FAITH AND WORLD

    SEPT. 30, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FAITH AND WORLD

by Mohammad N. Miraly

A compelling analysis of the relationship between Islamic thought and modernity. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CLEAR SEEING PLACE

    OCT. 19, 2016

NONFICTION

CLEAR SEEING PLACE

by Brian Rutenberg

An original and stimulating memoir that takes readers into the mind and heart of an artist. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOOD

    AUG. 10, 2016

NONFICTION

HOOD

by Luke Timmerman

A fine tribute to a forerunner of today’s personalized medicine and wellness monitoring; Hood deserves to be a household... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Descendants of Light

    NOV. 1, 2015

NONFICTION

Descendants of Light

by Penny Wolin

A rich, well-documented collection for students of photography and Jewish culture. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    The Human Face of ObamaCare

    JAN. 1, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

The Human Face of ObamaCare

by John Geyman

A compelling, hard-hitting indictment of U.S. health care and half-measure ObamaCare reforms. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A TRAGIC FATE

    JULY 5, 2017

NONFICTION

A TRAGIC FATE

by Nicholas O'Donnell

A brilliant display of legal erudition combined with historical incisiveness. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NDEKENDEK

    APRIL 10, 2017

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