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Healthy habits (for after the holidays)

People wanting to get a start on the New Year’s health resolutions might take a peek at these three titles. “Vegetarianism Explained “by Natasha Campbell-McBride explains how foods are digested and used by the human body and suggests how to … Continue reading

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In time for the holidays: suspense

      “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham is a “buoyant, mischievous thriller” about a trio of law school students who learn that their school admits unqualified students in order to profit from student loans–and decide to strike back. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Rembering Pearl

Craig Nelson’s Pearl Harbor: from infamy to greatness (2016) recounts Japan’s surprise assault on our naval and air bases in the Hawaiian Islands, which took place on December 7th, 1941, 76 years ago last today.  Nelson’s treatment of the run-up to the … Continue reading

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In time for the holidays: younger readers

   Young readers hope for the holidays might want to dip into one of these. “The Book of Dust” By Philip Pullman is a prequel to the popular “Dark Materials” series, in which Lyra must be recused from a devastating … Continue reading

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Just in time for the Holidays: Fiction

  See if the premises of these new fictions titles grab you.  “In the Midst of Winter” by Isabel Allende gets off with a bang when a professor, struggling with sobriety, rear-ends a car driven by an undocumented nanny.  The … Continue reading

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6 on ’16

“The Unwinding” by George Packer details the slow fall from 80’s prosperity to the partial recovery from ’08. “Strangers in their own Land”   by Arlie Russell Hochschild profiles Tea Partiers who feel triply marginalized by flat wages, rapid demographic change, and liberal culture.  … Continue reading

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Transitions

“We were Eight Years in Power” collects 8 essays written by Ta-Nehisi Coates between 2008 and 2016, taking readers from the early optimism of Barack Obama’s presidency through the rise of Donald Trump.    The title alludes to the lament of … Continue reading

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