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This is one of the best nonfiction books I have read in a long time. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, it is a riveting book of surprising depth. As a young law student, Marzano-Lesnevich came across a murder that she couldn’t let go of, as it brought up memories of her own past. Years later, now a journalist and writer, she went back to it, and using her investigative skills and compassionate curiosity, tried to understand the humanity that can still exist within brutal acts. This is an unforgettable read on the nature of forgiveness and the complexity of “fact” in the legal system, when truth is constructed from the intricacy that drives the human heart. - S.M.C.

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Published: Flatiron Books - May 16th, 2017

No one on Earth can see beyond political rhetoric and deliver such an unbiased analysis of the international theatre quite like the linguist and uber-intellectual Noam Chomsky. His latest book, although as sharp and piercing as any of his others, is written with an accessible tone perfect for anyone who is reading his work for the first time, and explores the tough world issues that most of us push to the back of our mind. - Aric

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ISBN: 9781250131089
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Published: Picador USA - May 2nd, 2017

Fair served as a contract interrogator for the U.S. military during the Iraq War. In this searing memoir, he recounts several of the “enhanced interrogations” he participated in, the moral gray areas that troubled his Christian faith and his sense of human decency, and the long period of nightmares that followed his service. When his health began to deteriorate and his marriage teetered on the brink of divorce, he decided to put pen to paper in a last-ditch effort to save his own life. The book is a compelling, heartbreaking addition to the growing body of important writing about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. - Rico

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ISBN: 9781250118424
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Published: Picador USA - April 11th, 2017

Before Jack the Ripper in England, America had its own first serial killer (before that term existed), in Austin, Texas. The growing town of Austin and its inhabitants tried to balance their newfound prosperity with the terror of an unknown killer. Smartly written, Hollandsworth’s account reads like a thriller, full of scandal, indiscretions, and no easy answers. - Rachel

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Published: Picador USA - April 11th, 2017

This is not a How to Be Alone (though Jonathan Franzen’s essay collection is worth reading); it’s an exploration into loneliness as represented in the art of lonely artists. Laing beautifully examines well-known artists like Edward Hopper and Andy Warhol and introduces us to lesser known and incredibly interesting people like Henry Darger and David Wojnarowicz. After reading this book I found myself wanting more “alone” time with art. The Lonely City is a meditative read. - Ashley

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ISBN: 9781250118035
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Published: Picador USA - June 6th, 2017

What does it mean to live in a post-scarcity world that can’t let go of capitalism? Walkaway deftly explores this sticky subject and I enjoyed each of its twists and turns. Those who refuse to play by the rules of the old system, those who walk away, discover something the ultra-rich of a dying world desperately want. Set in the near future, this book is a terrifying but also optimistic look at what the world could become. - Ivy

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Published: Tor Books - April 25th, 2017

A magic school, time travel, hilarious talking birds and the end of the world! Charlie Jane Anders has written a genre-blending, trope-upending coming-of-age tale of two friends—a witch and a time traveler—whose inseparable paths alter the fate of the entire planet. Told in refreshing prose with an unpredictable ending that will leave readers of sci-fi and fantasy satisfied, All the Birds is a futuristic fairy tale for all. - Jason

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Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2017

There is no adequate way to describe this book in the short space I have, or to fully impart how excited I am for it. I’m burned out on dystopic fiction but can’t wait for Borne because I love Jeff VanderMeer’s unsettling, descriptive writing, the mind-bending ways his books make me think, and his worlds—in many ways recognizably ours, yet alien, altered, weird. If you want something different, look no further. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780374115241
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Published: MCD - April 25th, 2017

Nominally about horse racing and one man’s obsession to breed the next superhorse, this astounding novel is really about race, poverty, and wealth in America and the past’s stubborn refusal to disappear. Morgan is a superb prose stylist with a particular gift for setting and character, and her novel is gorgeous and unflinching. It’s a moral epic for our time. Think William Faulkner, think Cormac McCarthy. She’s that good. - Rico

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ISBN: 9781250131843
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Published: Picador USA - May 2nd, 2017

I have all the love for this collection of essays. There are essays on the sci-fi/fantasy genre that every fan should read; just a couple examples are about the 'unlikeable women,' and remaking the hero archetype. I specifically liked "The Increasingly Poor Economics of Penning Problematic Stories" because it is something that I think about constantly when consuming media. - Karena

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Published: Tor Books - May 31st, 2016

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