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Nonfiction

Land: How Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World by Simon Winchester

Explores the concept of land ownership and how it has shaped history, examining how people fight over, steward, and occasionally share land, and what humanity’s proprietary relationship with land means for the future.

Work: A Deep History, From the Stone Age to the Age of Robots  by James Suzman

An anthropological study of the role of work in human evolution challenges deeply held assumptions to explain the different ways our ancient ancestors conducted and regarded work prior to the eras of migration, food production, and city development.

The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government’s Greatest Humanitarian by Robert D. Kaplan

The Good American is a story about courage, intense loneliness, and the State Department’s golden age during the late Cold War and post-Cold War. It is also a celebration of ground level reporting and getting a worm’s eye view of crisis zones.  Robert Gersony’s research and thorough reports had an immense, underappreciated impact on US foreign policy across the globe.

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto by Charles M. Blow

From journalist and New York Times bestselling author Charles Blow comes a powerful manifesto and call to action for Black Americans to amass political power and fight white supremacy.

Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them by Karl Pillemer

Estrangement from a family member is one of the most painful life experiences. It is devastating not only to the individuals directly involved–collateral damage can extend upward, downward, and across generations. In this book, Pillemer combines the advice of people who have successfully reconciled with powerful insights from social science research.

The Lonely Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That’s Pulling Apart by Noreena Hertz

offers a hopeful vision for how to heal our fractured communities and restore connection in our lives. In the wake of Covid-19, this is not only more urgent, but more possible than ever

Black Futures edited by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

Black Futures is a collection of work–art, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more–that tells the story of the radical, imaginative, bold, and beautiful world that black artists, high and low, are producing today.

Fiction

Prodigal Son by Greg Hurwitz, Orphan X novel #6

Forced into retirement, Evan Smoak gets an urgent request for help from someone he didn’t even suspect existed.

Shipped by Angie Hockman

Henley, the marketing manager for a cruise line must go on one of the company cruises with her arch enemy, Graeme, the company’s social media manager. They have never met in person, and when they do, will they go from enemies to lovers?

Every Waking Hour by Joanna Schaffhausen, Ellery Hathaway novel #4

After surviving a serial killer’s abduction as a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway is finally attempting a normal life. She has a new job as a rookie Boston detective and a fledgling relationship with Reed Markham, the FBI agent who rescued her years ago. But when a twelve-year-old girl disappears on Ellery’s watch, the troubling case opens deep wounds that never fully healed. 

The Mitford Trial by Jessica Fellowes, Mitford murder mystery #4

Approached on her wedding day by a mysterious stranger who asks her to spy on loved ones, lady’s maid Louisa Cannon accompanies the Mitfords on a glitzy cruise that is shattered by an on-board assault.

Egg Shooters by Laura Childs, Cackleberry Club mystery #9

Interrupting an emergency room shooter at the local hospital, Cackleberry Club Cafe owner Suzanne teams up with Petra and Toni to find the escaped killer before he tracks them down. By the best-selling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries.

Irish Parade Murder by Leslie Meier, Lucy Stone mystery #27

When a brash new reporter is implicated in the murder of a corrections officer, Lucy Stone uncovers a bizarre mystery while interviewing a stranger whose revelations change everything for Lucy’s family.

Blood Grove by Walter Mosley, Easy Rawlings mystery #15

Unlicensed private investigator-turned-hardboiled detective Easy Rawlins navigates sex clubs, the mafia and dangerous friends when he reluctantly accepts the racially charged case of a traumatized Vietnam War veteran in late-1960s Los Angeles.

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