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The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World

Amanda Little · Harmony
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In this fascinating look at the race to secure the global food supply, environmental journalist and professor Amanda Little tells the defining story of the sustainable food revolution as she weaves together stories from the world's most creative and controversial innovators on the front...
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Dominicana: A Novel

Angie Cruz · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Gorgeous writing, gorgeous story." -- Sandra Cisneros

"An essential read for our times." -- Cristina Garcia

Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when...

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How to Treat People: A Nurse's Notes

Molly Case · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating and poignant memoir of the body and its care, told through the experiences of a young nurse.

As a teenager, Molly Case underwent an operation that saved her life. Nearly a decade later, she finds herself in the operating room again -- this time as a trainee nurse....

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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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Today We Go Home: A Novel

Kelli Estes · Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Seattle, Washington Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held...
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Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America

Nefertiti Austin · Sourcebooks
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In America, Mother = White

That's what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system. Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted...

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Goodbye, My Havana: The Life and Times of a Gringa in Revolutionary Cuba

Anna Veltfort · Redwood Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

An eyewitness account of idealism, self-discovery, and loss under one of the twentieth-century's most repressive political regimes Set against a backdrop of world-changing events during the headiest years of the Cuban Revolution, Goodbye, My Havana follows young Connie Veltfort as her once...
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Ruby & Roland: A Novel

Faith Sullivan · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse and The Cape Ann comes a new tale of resilient womanhood in Harvester, Minnesota. Growing up in early twentieth-century Illinois, Ruby Drake is a happy child. But one winter's night, her beloved parents perish in an accident -- and suddenly...
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Home After Dark: A Novel

David Small
Format: Paperback


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