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  • How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop Featured on The Thread: Fascism scholar says U.S. is 'losing its democratic status' As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and...

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  • Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop Featured on The Thread: Getting lost in a good book — literally — in 'Kind of a Big Deal' From Shannon Hale, bestselling author of Austenland, comes Kind of a...

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  • World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop Featured on The Thread: 'World Of Wonders' urges us to take a breath and look around As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a...

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  • How You Say It by Katherine D. Kinzler

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop Featured on The Thread: Often, it's not what you say, but 'how you say it' We gravitate toward people like us; it’s human nature. Race, class, and gender...

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  • Disloyal: A Memoir by Michael Cohen

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop Featured on The Thread: Trump fired a 'faux-Bama,' Michael Cohen says in tell-all memoir Once Donald Trump’s fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where...

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  • Rage by Bob Woodward

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop Featured on The Thread: Woodward addresses criticism that he should've detailed Trump interviews earlier Featured on The Thread: Woodward defends decision to withhold Trump's virus comments Woodward, the #1...

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  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction....

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  • What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop A woman describes a series of encounters she has with various people in the ordinary course of her life: an ex she runs into by chance at a...

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  • The Last Million by David Nasaw

    BUY Amazon | Bookshop In May 1945, German forces surrendered to the Allied powers, putting an end to World War II in Europe. But the aftershocks of global military conflict did not...

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