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Nonfiction

How Zoologists Organize Things: The Art of Classification by David Bainbridge

A reproductive biologist and popular science writer shows how categorization has shaped our view of the natural world, in this fascinating book that unveils wild truths and even wilder myths about animals.

The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek

Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.

We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy by Elijah Cummings with James Dale

A memoir by the late Congressman details how his experiences as a sharecroppers’ son in volatile South Baltimore shaped his life in activism, explaining how government oversight can become a positive part of a just American collective.

Perfectly Wounded: A Memoir of What Happens After a Miracle by Mike Day with  Robert Vera

The incredible true story of former Navy SEAL Mike Day, who survived being shot twenty-seven times while deployed in Iraq. 

Pelosi by Molly Ball

Based on exclusive interviews with the Speaker and deep background reporting, Ball shows Pelosi through a thoroughly modern lens to explain how this extraordinary woman has met her moment.

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

Offers an up-close and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight.

OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind by Jill Filipovic

A Brooklyn-based journalist and lawyer goes beyond the meme for the definitive story of the Millennial generation, describing how Boomer voters, bankers, and policy makers are responsible for leaving them in their current state of crisis.

In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s “Deep State”  by David Rohde

Three-quarters of Americans believe that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate or direct national policy in the United States. President Trump blames the “deep state” for his impeachment. But what is the American “deep state” and does it really exist?

Fiction and Mysteries

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders #2

Helping run her boyfriend’s small Greek island hotel, a homesick London editor is irresistibly drawn to the story of a murder on the Suffolk coast and the wrongful incarceration of an innocent immigrant.

The Arctic Fury  by Greer Macallister

Secretly hired by an eccentric Lady Franklin to lead a team of women explorers into the Arctic to recover Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition, Virginia Reeve survives a harrowing quest only to find herself on trial for murder.

A Christmas Carol Murder by Heather Redmond

Witnessing the fatal defenestration of neighbor Jacob Harley while caroling in 1835 London, young Charles Dickens and his fiancée, Kate, disagree about the case’s chief suspect, Emmanuel Screws, an unpleasant counting-house codger with a rather colorful imagination.

One Night Two Souls Went Walking  by Ellen Cooney

A young interfaith chaplain is joined on her hospital rounds one night by an unusual companion: a rough-and-ready dog who may or may not be a ghost. As she tends to the souls of her patients their stories provide unexpected healing for her own heartbreak.

The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Eden

Ana Newport, ostensibly a music tutor, leads a secret life as a petty burglar, but then meets Hollis Darby, a gentleman who secretly writes penny dreadfuls. Can they successfully lead double lives and still find love together?

Snowdrift by Helene Tursten, Embla Nystrom series #3

When a new lead breaks in the cold case that has long haunted Swedish Detective Inspector Embla Nyström, the truth she’s been seeking about her best friend’s disappearance may finally be revealed—if it doesn’t kill her first.

V2: A Novel of World War II by Robert Harris

A World War II German rocket engineer under orders to launch V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland and an actress-turned-English Intelligence officer who would neutralize the bombings land on opposite sides in a desperate hunt for a saboteur.

Cold Wind by Paige Shelton, Alaska Wild series #2

A sequel to Thin Ice finds Beth investigating the discovery of a trapper’s secluded home in the woods near Benedict, Alaska, where a murder victim is linked to the owner of the local mercantile.

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