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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062938336
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Published: Harper - January 19th, 2021

The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property—our proprietary relationship with the land—through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future.

Land—whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city—is central to

Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593315750
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Published: Pantheon - January 19th, 2021

Pictures capture moments in time, presenting the viewer with a window into another life. But a picture can go only so far. Who are the people in the image? What are their fears? What are their dreams? In the fourteen delightful tales in this collection, Alexander McCall Smith imagines the lives and loves of some of the everyday people pictured in these twentieth-century photographs.

Remote Control Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250772800
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Published: Tordotcom - January 19th, 2021

An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death's adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor

“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”

The Rib King: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062979063
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Published: Amistad - January 19th, 2021

“Ultimately the reason to read The Rib King is not its timeliness or its insight into politics or Black culture, but because it accomplishes what the best fiction sets out to do: It drops you into a world you could not otherwise visit and makes you care deeply about what happens there.”--BookPage (starred review)

Trio: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593318232
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Published: Knopf - January 19th, 2021

From the award-winning, best-selling author comes a rollicking novel with a dark undertow, set around three unforgettable individuals and a doomed movie set.

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393635546
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2021

One of Apple's Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2021

"Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor." —Stacy Schiff

Craft: An American History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635574586
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 19th, 2021

A groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation's origins to the present day.

Homo Irrealis: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374171872
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 19th, 2021

The New York Times–bestselling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with his collection of thoughts on time, the creative mind, and great lives and works

Irrealis moods are the set of verbal moods that indicate that something is not actually the case or a certain situation or action is not known to have happened . . .

At the Edge of the Haight Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643750231
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 19th, 2021

The 10th Winner of the 2019 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Awarded by Barbara Kingsolver

“What a read this is, right from its startling opening scene. But even more than plot, it’s the richly layered details that drive home a lightning bolt of empathy.

The City of Tears: A Novel (The Burning Chambers Series #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250202185
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 19th, 2021

Following #1 Sunday Times bestseller The Burning Chambers, New York Times bestseller Kate Mosse returns with The City of Tears, a sweeping historical epic about love in a time of war.

Alliances and Romance