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Nonfiction

Anti Racist Ally: An Introduction to Action and Activism by Sophie Williams (Feb 2021)

In this essential guide, Williams, goes beyond her popular Instagram @officialmillennialblack, providing sharp, simple, and insightful steps anyone can take to be a better ally in the fight against racism.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant (Feb 2021)

Examines the critical art of rethinking, explaining how questioning one’s opinions and opening the minds of others can promote personal and professional excellence.

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson (Mar 2021)

A gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children.

Beginners:  The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt (Jan 2021)

Inspired by his young daughter’s insatiable need to know how to do almost everything, and stymied by his own rut of mid-career competence, the author begins a year of learning purely for the sake of learning.

Under a White Sky:  The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert (Feb 2021)

The author examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation.

Liftoff:  Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days that Launched SpaceX by Eric Berger (Mar 2021)

Drawing on unparalleled access and exclusive interviews with dozens of former and current employees – including Elon Musk – Eric Berger tells the complete story of this foundational generation that transformed SpaceX into the world’s leading space company.

Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for a Liberal Education  by Jonathan Marks (Feb 2021)

conservative political theorist and professor Jonathan Marks finds in liberal education an antidote to this despair, arguing that the true purpose of college is to encourage people to be reasonable—and revealing why the health of our democracy is at stake.

Hooked: Food, Free Will and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions by Michael Moss (Mar 2021)

Lays out all that the food industry is doing to exploit and deepen our addictions, and shows us what we can do so that we can once again seize control.

Fiction & Mysteries

Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Childs, Tea Shop Mystery #22 (Mar 2021)

When their literary haunted house costume party is disrupted by an untimely double attack, Indigo Tea Shop proprietress Theodosia Browning and her sommelier, Drayton, investigate suspects including a man with a claim to the Bouchard Mansion property.

Foregone by Russell Banks (Mar 2021)

A septuagenarian leftist documentary filmmaker gives a last interview from his mythologized life to a former star student to whom he discloses his experiences as a draft dodger who fled to a new life in Montreal.

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi (Mar 2021)

Adopted from Afghanistan  by an American diplomat in the aftermath of a coup and assassination, Aryana has a chance encounter with the soldier who saved her life and killed her family.

The Echo Wife by Sarah Galley (Feb 2021)

A precarious arrangement between a man, his wife and his wife’s clone explodes in a violent confrontation that forces the two women to figure out a creative way to stay out of prison.

Super Host by Kate Russo (Feb 2021)

Renting out his West London home in the wake of marital and career setbacks, an award-winning artist rediscovers his sense of purpose through relationships with a lonely American, a tortured fellow artist and a cautiously optimistic divorcee.

In the Quick by Kate Hope Day (Mar 2021)

A young and ambitious woman astronaut’s life is upended by a fiery love affair that threatens the rescue of a 12-years lost spacecraft and its crew of survivors.

Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler (Feb 2021)

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, a young woman snoops through her boyfriend’s phone and makes a startling discovery : he’s an anonymous internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular one at that.

The Lowering Days by Gregory Brown (Mar 2021)

Growing up in a riverside region of 1980s Maine, three brothers from the Penobscot Nation find their childhood innocence shattered by a nearby paper mill fire that divides their community.

The Delivery by Peter Mendelsohn (Feb 2021)

A day in the life of the Delivery Boy, a recently arrived political refugee who must peddle his way to 5-star customer ratings-and, perhaps, freedom .

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