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Midnight in Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint, and the Strike That Created the Middle Class

Edward McClelland
Format: Hardcover

The tumultuous Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937 was the birth of the United Auto Workers, which set the standard for wages in every industry. Midnight in Vehicle City tells the gripping story of how workers defeated General Motors, the largest industrial corporation in the world. Their...
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The Feather Thief

Kirk W Johnson · Viking
Pages: 308
Format: Paperback

On a cool June evening in 2009, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins - some collected 150 years earlier - and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess...
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The Snow Killings: Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation

Marney Rich Keenan
Format: Paperback

Over 13 months in 1976­-1977, four children were abducted in the Detroit suburbs, each of them held for days before their still-warm bodies were dumped in the snow near public roadsides. The Oakland County Child Murders spawned panic across southeast Michigan, triggering the most extensive...
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The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are

Libby Copeland · Abrams Press
Format: Paperback

You swab your cheek or spit in a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks. Or, the report could reveal a long-buried family secret that upends your entire sense of identity....
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This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers

Ramsey, K. J. · ZONDERVAN

Every Christian lives between pain and redemption. Some face suffering more acutely, but we all suffer at times, whether due to health, relational stress, loss, finances, trauma, or any other of a myriad of problems this life presents us. In a culture obsessed with ease, it's difficult...
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We Want What We Want: Stories

Alix Ohlin · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

In the mordantly funny "Money, Geography, Youth," Vanessa arrives home from a gap year volunteering in Ghana to find that her father is engaged to her childhood best friend. Unable to reconcile the girl she went to dances with in the eighth grade and the woman in her father's...
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The Woman in the Purple Skirt: A Novel

Natsuko Imamura · Penguin Books
Format: Hardcover

I think what I'm trying to say is that I've been wanting to become friends with the Woman in the Purple Skirt for a very long time... Almost every afternoon, the Woman in the Purple Skirt sits on the same park bench, where she eats a cream bun while the local children make a game...
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You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times

Max Lucado · Thomas Nelson
Format: Hardcover

You’ll get through this.It won’t be painless.It won’t be quick.But God will use this mess for good.Don’t be foolish or naïve.But don’t despair either.With God’s help, you’ll get through this.You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear...
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The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Alison Bechdel · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s ("Outlandish jumpsuit! Cantaloupe-sized guns!") to the existential oddness...
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Factory Summers

Guy Delisle · Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Hardcover

For three summers beginning when he was 16, cartoonist Guy Delisle worked at a pulp and paper factory in Quebec City. Factory Summers chronicles the daily rhythms of life in the mill, and the twelve hour shifts he spent in a hot, noisy building filled with arcane machinery. Delisle takes...
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Mary Jane: A Novel

Jessica Anya Blau · Custom House
Format: Hardcover

Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones and the Six in this funny, wise, and tender novel about a fourteen-year-old girl's coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for - who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star...
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

MICHELLE MCNAMARA · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case - which was solved in April 2018.

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The Little Stranger

Sarah Waters · Riverhead Books; 1 Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed." - Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient...
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All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

Tiya Miles · Random House
Format: Hardcover

In a display case in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture sits a rough cotton bag, called Ashley's Sack, embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love, passed down through generations. In 1850s...
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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Marie Benedict · Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car—strange for a frigid night. Her husband and daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England...
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Amnesty: A Novel

Aravind Adiga · Scribner
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A riveting, suspenseful and exuberant novel from the bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day about a young illegal immigrant who must decide whether to report crucial information about a murder - and thereby risk deportation.

Danny...
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Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World War

Jennifer Robson · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

To survive the Holocaust, a young Jewish woman must pose as a Christian farmer's wife in this unforgettable novel from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson - a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice, inspired by true events, that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World...
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Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey to the Heart of Africa

Brad Ricca · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"Brad Ricca's Olive MacLeod is my favorite sort of woman from history -- bold and unconventional, utterly unsinkable -- and her story is so full of adventure and acts of courage, it's hard to believe she actually lived. And yet she did! Brad Ricca has found a heroine for the ages,...
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Maniac: The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer

Harold Schechter
Format: Hardcover

In 1927, while the majority of the township of Bath, Michigan, was celebrating a new primary school - one of the most modern in the Midwest - Andrew P. Kehoe had other plans. The local farmer and school board treasurer was educated, respected, and an accommodating neighbor and friend. But behind...
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Cold Sassy Tree

Olive Ann Burns · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around - fast. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson - a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone...
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Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything

Viktor E. Frankl · Beacon Press
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

A Rediscovered, Previously Untranslated Masterpiece by the Author of the International Bestseller Man's Search for MeaningEleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychologist, who would...
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Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

Peter Graham · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Print book

A worthy retrospective that feels chilling in the manner of novelist Perry. Kirkus ReviewsOn June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme—better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry—and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Paulines mother, Honora. Half...
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Last Seen Wearing

Hillary Waugh · Poisoned Pen Press
Format: Paperback

No one saw her leave, and no one knows where she went...It's a perfectly typical day for Lowell Mitchell at her perfectly ordinary university in Massachusetts. She goes to class, chats with friends, and retires to her dorm room. Everything is normal until suddenly it's not -- in the blink...
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No Going Back: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Donna Leon
Format: Hardcover

In his many years as a commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native city, Venice, to discover the person responsible. Now, in the thirtieth novel in Donna Leon's masterful series, he faces a heinous...
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That Affair Next Door

Anna Katharine Green · Poisoned Pen Press
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

The first book in an exciting new classic mystery series created in partnership with the Library of Congress, That Affair Next Door follows Miss Amelia Butterworth, an inquisitive single woman who becomes involved in a murder investigation after the woman next door turns up dead.Miss Amelia...
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Lon Chaney Speaks

Pat Dorian · Pantheon
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

) , as imagined by an artist whose work recalls the style and skill of early-era New Yorker cartoonists.From the artist: "'No one will ever love me!' I believe it was this near-universal fear that makes Lon Chaney's characters continue to resonate with us today. On their...
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The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

Lucy Worsley · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murderand reveals why we are so fascinated by this sinister subject. Murdera dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate...
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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence

Becky Cooper · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

For readers gripped by In Cold Blood and I'll Be Gone in the Dark, We Keep the Dead Close is both a haunting true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder at a prestigious institution and a lyrical memoir of obsession and love for a girl who dreamt of rising among men.You have to remember,...
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Passing Fancies

Marlowe Benn · Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 331
Format: Hardcover

Julia Kydd returns in a new mystery set in the beguiling world of the Harlem Renaissance, where reckless revelry leads to devastating crimes.When stylish young bibliophile Julia Kydd returns to 1920s New York, she's determined to launch her own private press. Julia's aspirations...
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Nazi Wives: The Women at the Top of Hitler's Germany

James Wyllie · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Goering, Goebbels, Himmler, Heydrich, Hess, Bormann -- names synonymous with power and influence in the Third Reich. Perhaps less familiar are Carin, Emmy, Magda, Margarete, Lina, Ilse and Gerda... These are the women behind the infamous men -- complex individuals with distinctive personalities...
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Kopp Sisters on the March

Amy Stewart · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the fifth installment of Amy Stewart's clever and original Kopp Sisters series, the sisters learn some military discipline - whether they're ready or not - as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I.

It's the spring of 1917 and change is in the air. American women have done something...
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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Ibram X. Kendi
Format: Hardcover

The story begins in 1619 - a year before the Mayflower - when the White Lion disgorges "some 20-and-odd Negroes" onto the shores of Virginia, inaugurating the African presence in what would become the United States. It takes us to the present, when African Americans, descendants...
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Meet Me in Bombay

Jenny Ashcroft
Format: Hardcover

It's New Year's Eve in Bombay, 1913, and Madeline Bright, new to the sweltering heat of colonial India, is yearning for all she has left behind in England. Then, at the stroke of midnight, Maddy meets Luke Devereaux, and as the year changes so do both their lives.Bold and charismatic,...
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The Nature of Fragile Things

Susan Meissner · Berkley
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops...
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