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April 28
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  • How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything – Rosa Brooks

    The first serious book to examine what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased. Once, war was a temporary state of affairs—a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today, America’s wars are everywhere and forever: our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today, military personnel don’t just “kill people and break stuff.” Instead, they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, ...
     
  • Beartown – Fredrik Backman

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the ...
     
  • The Souls of China – Ian Johnson

    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a revelatory portrait of religion in China today—its history, the spiritual traditions of its Eastern and Western faiths, and the ways in which it is influencing China’s future. The Souls of China tells the story of one of the world’s great spiritual revivals.  Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches, and mosques—as well as cults, sects, and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is ...
     
  • The Liberal Redneck Manifesto – Trae Crowder, Corey Ryan Forrester, Drew Morgan

    The Liberal Rednecks—a three-man stand-up comedy group doing scathing political satire—celebrate all that’s good about the South while leading the Redneck Revolution and standing proudly blue in a sea of red. Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated traditions and intolerant attitudes, tackling everything people think they know about the South—the good, the bad, the glorious, and the shameful—in a laugh-out-loud funny and lively manifesto for the rise of a New South. Home to some of the best music, athletes, soldiers, whiskey, waffles, ...
     
  • Mercy – Richard Turner

    In 1865 Louisiana, Captain Robert Cooper from the Freedman’s Bureau is sent to investigate a rash of strange murders and disappearances. His unexpected arrival in Williamstown is met with a mix of anger and suspicion. With gangs of demobilized Confederate soldiers roaming the woods, Cooper is quick to realize that his job may be harder than first expected. Yet, the terror that plagues the farms and plantations around Williamstown cannot be easily explained away. Something is in the woods waiting for night to fall and ...
     
  • The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery – Jennifer S. Alderson

    When a homosexual Dutch art dealer hides his gallery’s stock rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer, he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose into it. After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition about paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, still ...
     
  • Strange Tales of the Sea – Jack Strange

    What lurks beneath the waves, and onboard the most mysterious of ships? Get ready to experience the lore and lure of the sea with these myths, legends and true stories. Centuries-old folklore and tales of haunted vessels. Sea monsters and ghosts. Cannibalism at sea, and mysterious disappearances. Included are also tales of seamen ashore, and the prostitutes and crimps that preyed on them. Find out what happened to stowaways, how they were treated, and about the myth that women were not welcome on ships. Welcome ...
     
  • Born a Crime – Trevor Noah

    The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors ...
     
  • Finding Ford – Kristin Coley

    Hannah’s dated Colt all the way through high school. Colt’s graduating with a football scholarship and a dream to play pro. Ford, Colt’s older brother, is headed to law school to fulfill the family dream. Their lives are on track. Until Hannah realizes something that could destroy Colt’s dream. That’s when she makes a choice that alters all their lives.
     
  • Awash in Talent – Jessica Knauss

    So much Talent can kill you. Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, home of telekinetics, firestarters, and psychics! Emily can’t escape her annoyingly Talented telekinetic healer sister without committing a crime. Kelly must escape her pyrokinesis school and bring Emily’s sister to Boston—her mother’s life depends on it. Appointments with Emily might drive her psychic therapist insane. With so much Talent, sometimes it’s all you can do to function in an un-Talented society.