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Magdalena Mountain

FICTION | NATURE “An elegant, eccentric novel of love, loneliness, and lepidoptera… Worthy company for work by other naturalist/novelists: Nabokov, Matthiessen, Kingsolver.” —Kirkus Reviews ​“Magdalena Mountain is a remarkable melding of all the talents and passions of Robert Michael Pyle. It will tingle your spine, even as it tickles your funny bone.” —Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Piano […]

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A Lie Too Big to Fail

SOCIAL SCIENCE | POLITICS & GOVERNMENT In A Lie Too Big to Fail, longtime Kennedy researcher (of both JFK and RFK) Lisa Pease lays out, in meticulous detail, how witnesses with evidence of conspiracy were silenced by the Los Angeles Police Department; how evidence was deliberately altered and, in some instances, destroyed; and how the justice […]

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Forest for the Tweets: A Year Inside Twitter

SOCIETY | CURRENT EVENTS A former Twitter employee gives his take on life inside the “forest of tweets”―and his personal view on the battle to stop the spread of vicious untruths propagated by anyone who can wield a cell phone. Shortly before the November 2016 election, Andrew Smart started working in Twitter’s user research group, […]

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Metaphysical Graffiti: Rock’s Most Mind-Bending Questions

MUSIC | PHILOSOPHY | ESSAY “Metaphysical Graffiti will make you think twice (and laugh thrice).” —Will Hermes, author, Love Goes to Buildings on Fire Metaphysical Graffiti is a book for music fans, humor fans, and, if a meaningful ontological category, fans of philosophy too. It is a provocative, inflammatory, hilarious, but ultimately serious book about […]

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Creating Chaos: Covert Political Warfare, from Truman to Putin

HISTORY | POLITICS There’s an ongoing war involving most of the developed world. Its munitions are pixels instead of bullets, hacks instead of bombs—and it encompasses anyone who uses a cell phone or computer. Surreptitious Russian involvement in elections in the U.S., the Ukraine, and elsewhere and many more such recent scandals are examples of […]

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Cruel is the End (Così crudele è la fine)

THRILLER | SUSPENSE Rome, a lazy city swept by the summer heat is the setting of a series of silent and claustrophobic crimes. Murders cast a black light on the city, even law enforcement is filled with concern. Called to investigate, Commissioner Enrico Mancini feels strongly motivated for the first time in far too many […]

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The Legend of the Boy who Believed in the Sea (La leggenda del ragazzo che credeva nel mare)

FICTION When he dives into the water, Marco feels free. It’s only then that he manages to forget the years he’s spent between one foster family and another, thinking of his parents, about whom he knows nothing, apart from the birthmark shaped like a starfish that he’s probably inherited from them. But now Marco is […]

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The Sky After Us (Il cielo dopo di noi)

FICTION Milan, 1944. It’s dawn. At last the sky is silent and unencumbered but the bombing has reduced the city to a heap of rubble. Gemma must go. She has to protect her son, Alberto. Uncle Giacinto lives in the country. There, she and Alberto will be safe, far from the Germans, far from the […]

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Age Isn’t the Same for Everyone (L’età non è uguale per tutti)

HEALTH | DIET Everything depends on others. Only time is our own. — Seneca Can youth be extended? The answer is yes. An illustrated book which teaches us to protect our body and our health, with practical suggestions on diet and physical exercise. Is it possible to extend youth, inverting the ageing process? The answer […]

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I’ll See If I Can Make It. The Silent Revolution of the Introvert (Ik moet nog even kijken of ik kan)

Nijgh & van Ditmar PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | HEALTH Handy tips, expert input, lists, gadgets for introverts, introvert lingo and  various introvert struggles. Introversion – suddenly everyone seems to be talking about it. The subject is nothing new to introverts themselves, of course; they always knew they existed. But for the rest of the world, it […]

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