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'Tears of Salt' is a deeply moving, first-hand response to Italy's refugee crisis
'Tears of Salt' is a deeply moving, first-hand response to Italy's refugee crisis(image)



5 new titles to check out in the New Year
5 new titles to check out in the New Year(image)



How a book by a White House insider made waves ... in 1868

Exactly 150 years ago, another insider account captivated the nation by exposing the secret inner workings of the White House. That one was from seamstress Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Keckley, a former slave who became Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker.

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'Munich' dramatizes one of the turning points of World War II
'Munich' dramatizes one of the turning points of World War II(image)



'Fools and Mortals' finds Shakespeare's brother taking center stage
'Fools and Mortals' finds Shakespeare's brother taking center stage(image)



'The Square and the Tower' considers the staggering power of networks
'The Square and the Tower' considers the staggering power of networks(image)



'The Music Shop' celebrates the resilience of ordinary people and the healing power of music
'The Music Shop' celebrates the resilience of ordinary people and the healing power of music(image)



'The Road Not Taken,' a biography of Edward Lansdale, makes no secret of its belief in its hero
'The Road Not Taken,' a biography of Edward Lansdale, makes no secret of its belief in its hero(image)



'Ghosts of the Tsunami' humanizes the survivors of Japan's 2011 catastrophe
'Ghosts of the Tsunami' humanizes the survivors of Japan's 2011 catastrophe(image)



'A Village with My Name' blends family stories with 20th-century Chinese history
'A Village with My Name' blends family stories with 20th-century Chinese history(image)



'The Newcomers' follows 22 immigrant students as they become Americans
'The Newcomers' follows 22 immigrant students as they become Americans(image)



'The Extra Woman' is the smart, enjoyable story of the 1930s maverick who embraced singledom
'The Extra Woman' is the smart, enjoyable story of the 1930s maverick who embraced singledom(image)



'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter' lays out a real and raw world
'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter' lays out a real and raw world(image)



'Renoir: An Intimate Biography' shows an artist scarcely hinted at in the sunny swirl of his paintings
'Renoir: An Intimate Biography' shows an artist scarcely hinted at in the sunny swirl of his paintings(image)



One writer's 2018 resolution? Fret less about bookshelf mishaps

A library should be a living thing – open to the world and all of its dangers.

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'A Hundred Small Lessons' explores the question of home ownership through the lives of two women
'A Hundred Small Lessons' explores the question of home ownership through the lives of two women(image)



'Latif Al Ani' portrays Iraq in an era of optimism
'Latif Al Ani' portrays Iraq in an era of optimism(image)



'No Time to Spare' is an enjoyable visit with literary giant Ursula Le Guin (and her cat)
'No Time to Spare' is an enjoyable visit with literary giant Ursula Le Guin (and her cat)(image)



'The Revolution of Marina M.' grounds readers in the sweep of Russian history
'The Revolution of Marina M.' grounds readers in the sweep of Russian history(image)



'The Last Man Who Knew Everything' is a detailed and sympathetic biography of Enrico Fermi
'The Last Man Who Knew Everything' is a detailed and sympathetic biography of Enrico Fermi(image)