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What Iranians Want: Women, Life, Freedom

According to the passionate narrative of this book, Iranian citizens aspire to live liberated lives within a free nation. Azizi, the insightful author behind The Shadow Commander: Soleimani, the US, and Iran’s Global Ambitions, is a distinguished writer and historian domiciled in New York City, with a specialization in Middle Eastern affairs. He elucidates how

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A Pie to Die For

Certain that an unfamiliar face on the island harbors ill intentions, a proprietor of a pastry shop urges authorities to scrutinize him, risking her reputation in the process. As the offseason approaches, Este March readies herself for the quiet period on Split Pine Island in the chilly reaches of northern Michigan. With November looming and

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Smoke and Ashes: Opium’s Hidden Histories

A perceptive exploration of the opium trade as a murky backdrop to the ebb and flow of civilizations. Acclaimed Indian writer Ghosh developed an interest in the opium trade during his research for the widely praised Ibis trilogy. This work serves as both a supplementary piece to those novels and an independent examination. Ghosh notes,

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Eowulf: Of Monsters & Middle School

The boundaries between allies and adversaries become indistinct for a youthful descendant of Beowulf as she confronts monstrous threats to her suburban community in New Jersey. Within this illustrated narrative derived from Cavallaro’s Nico Bravo series, Eowulf Wegmund, a fiery-haired hunter of monsters, relishes both battling supernatural adversaries in reality and engaging in tabletop role-playing

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Loves And Entanglements Stories

A volume of short stories explores the hidden but explosive nuances of romantic longing. In this assemblage of more than a dozen tales, Bogaty limns the fraught eccentricities that plague relationships between men and women with a perspicacious eye. In the first story, “Obsessed,” a married couple, Carol and Gary, meet a friend named Kempton

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Wake Up America: Black Women on the Future of Democracy

Female leaders of color exemplify the blueprint for fostering “a democratic landscape that is all-encompassing and embraces diversity.” Echoing the resounding call of Fannie Lou Hamer to awaken to the pressing need to address the ongoing task of “constructing democracy,” Blain, the author behind Until I Am Free and Set the World on Fire, assembles

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Ben Rothery’s Weird and Wonderful Animals

Captivating depictions of extraordinary creatures. A sense of awe is immediately stirred by the astonishing lifelike quality of the illustrations (on par with other works by Rothery). Individuals of all ages will eagerly examine these visuals. Various categories of creatures are explored, categorized by sky, land, and sea; each one bursting with life as they

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Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism

Exploration of how the titans of technology have irrevocably altered the framework of capitalism—and not in a positive manner. Varoufakis, an advocate of “libertarian Marxism,” served as the finance minister in his homeland of Greece during a stint in 2015, a professional shift he has effectively parlayed into a thriving career as an author (e.g.,

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Portraits of a Life

The debonair actor crafts a memoir that rivals his greatest characters. The narrative often reads like fiction, especially the chronicle of his early years, when Williams (b. 1937) describes growing up in Harlem with his mother, singer, and actor Loretta Bodkin, who counted Lena Horne among her friends and was the sister of Bill Bodkin,

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Stories of Survival

In “Stories of Survival,” Andrew Spriggs presents a poignant collection of narratives that delve deep into the complexities of mental health challenges. Through nine fictional tales, Spriggs illuminates the resilience and courage of individuals grappling with disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Each story serves as a compelling testament

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