Staff picks

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Redeployment

4

This is the story of war. Those who have seen war will never stop seeing it. These stories show the consequences of what these men have seen. Read more...

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Black Dove, White Raven

4

A look at the 1930s (and aviation!) that I guarantee you've never seen before. Read more...

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Hug Machine

5

Watch out family and friends! This makes me want to be a hug machine. Read more...

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

5

An eye-opening look at our justice system, and why we need to do better. Read more...

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After the War is Over

4

Romance and rebuilding in post-war Liverpool-- you'll be cheering for Charlotte Brown by the end! Read more...

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Role Models

3

His heroes have never been cowboys. Read more...

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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

4

The story of a rising ballet star, in her own words. So engaging, so good! Read more...

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Pizza: A Slice of American History

5

After I read this book, I ate pizza every day for a week. What better endorsement is there? Read more...

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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

4

A coming-of-age story with just a bit of magic and enough real-world issues to make it a really compelling read. Read more...