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Copperhead

by Alexi Zentner

Inspired by incidents from Alexi Zentner's (The Lobster Kings) childhood, Copperhead is set in the fictional town of Cortaca, a stand-in for real-life Ithaca, N.Y. The novel's protagonist, 17-year-old Jessup Collins, lives there in a double-wide trailer with his thrice-married mother and younger sister. His stepfather, David John Michaels, has just returned from serving a four-year prison sentence for attempting to cover up his son Ricky's killing of two African American university students that began as an

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Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram

by Isha Sesay

In Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram, British journalist Isha Sesay transports readers to the remote Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria, where Boko Haram is suspected of holding abducted schoolgirls. Through the stories of four girls and their parents, Sesay brings attention to the 276 mostly Christian students who were violently taken from their boarding school in the village of Chibok in 2014. She highlights not only their continuing plight--many

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Captain Rosalie

by Timothee De Fombelle, trans. by Sam Gordon, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault

"I am Captain Rosalie. I'm disguised as a little girl, five and a half years old." Since her father is away fighting in the war, Rosalie's mother must work in the local factory while Rosalie stays at school. Every day, she huddles in the back of the classroom with her sketchpad, confident that no one realizes she is a "spy," sussing out information for her "secret mission." Rosalie is observant, noting the way her teacher, the war veteran, "smiles as though having just the one [arm] is quite something," or

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Selected Poems of Edith Wharton

by Edith Wharton, Irene Goldman-Price, editor

Selected Poems of Edith Wharton provides a beginner's introduction to poetry in general as well as a closer look at a beloved writer and the complexities of her form and subject matter.

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In Waves

by AJ Dungo

This intimate graphic novel beautifully combines a tragic love story with a thoughtful history of surfing.

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Stone Cold Heart

by Caz Frear

In this savvy novel, Detective Constable Cat Kinsella works a murder case while trying to keep her team in the dark about her own criminal past.

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Dogs and Their People

by Anne Lambelet

With art deco-style illustrations of all kinds of dogs with all kinds of people, the delightful Dogs and Their People features a girl lightheartedly commenting on dog/human pairings.

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A Girl Returned

by Donatella Di Pietrantonio, trans. by Ann Goldstein

Donatella Di Pietrantonio makes her English-language debut with a slim novel about a teen caught between parents who raised her and the family into which she was born.

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Media Heat

Thursday, July 11, 2019

CBS This Morning: Tim Alberta, author of American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump (Harper, $29.99, 9780062896445).

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CBS This Morning: Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $27, 9781451642292).
 
The View: Ellie Kemper, author of My Squirrel Days: Tales from the Star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office (Scribner, $17, 9781501163357).

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Fresh Air: Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Picador, $20, 9781250094728).

Monday, July 8, 2019

Fresh Air: Travis Rieder, author of In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids (Harper, $27.99, 9780062854643).

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fresh Air: Adam Higginbotham, author of Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Simon & Schuster, $29.95, 9781501134616).
 
Here & Now: Trish Hall, author of Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side (Liveright, $26.95, 9781631493058).
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