March 2017


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By Amos Oz, Nicholas de Lange (Translator)
ISBN: 9780544464049
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 8th, 2016

This brilliant new novel by one of Israel's foremost writers and longtime left-wing political activists (often himself called a traitor) weaves together the stories of two "traitors" whose characterization as such, in Oz's telling, becomes much less clear: the biblical Judas, and a fictional early Zionist who was thrown out of the Zionist Congress because he advocated a unified Jewish-Arab state instead of what became modern Israel. The result is a nuanced story which manages to be full of ideas and philosophy while never being boring or pedantic.


Dreamland Burning

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ISBN: 9780316384933
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

This is historical fiction at its best. A blend of past and present tells the story of the Tulsa race riot of 1921. A tied-in mystery keeps the story moving, but it was the history of Greenwood that kept me from putting this book down.


The Education of Margot Sanchez

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ISBN: 9781481472111
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

After a round of overspending on the parental credit card, Margot has to spend the summer working in her dad's Bronx supermarket, a different world from the fancy private school where she always feels like an outsider.


Command and Control

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143125785
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

Schlosser weaves together the history of WMDs along side the story of a real life nuclear incident (Code named a"Broken Arrow"). Equal parts engaging and terrifying, especially for a work of historical non-fiction.


The Devil in Silver

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ISBN: 9780812982251
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 10th, 2013

After a series of bad decisions, including fighting a group of off-duty cops, lands Pepper in a mental institution, he soon finds there are worst things stalking the halls than the power-drunk doctors. In another stunning novel by Victor Lavalle, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is re-imagined as a parable on white saviorism and effective ally-ship. With a buffalo monster.


The Complete Stories

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By Flannery O'Connor, Robert Giroux (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780374515362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Noonday Press - January 1st, 1971

There is no such thing as having too much Flannery O'Connor in your life or on your shelf. Whether you've never read her work before, or you've written a dissertation on it, O'Connor's stories are always worth reading. Whenever I read her, I walk away not knowing how I feel, but certain I've been changed.



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