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August 14, 2018

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published August 14, 2018. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in August 2018.

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by Matt Sutherland

The aftermath of the bloodbath that was World War II did not leave any of the victorious states much reason to be jubilant. Scarred and wary of each other, Russia, China, and the United States all maneuvered geopolitically to advance... Read More

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The Carrying

by Matt Sutherland

The vein of greatness that pulses through the work of Ada Limón is remarkably subtle, in the same way that beauty in a human isn’t a rote assemblage of chiseled noses, high cheekbones, and full lips. Her extraordinary poems act the... Read More

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The Molecule of More

by Rebecca Foster

Dopamine has a lot to answer for. First discovered in 1957, it is variously known as “the pleasure molecule” and “the reward circuit.” In "The Molecule of More", an excellent work of wide-ranging popular science, Daniel Z.... Read More

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Forage, Harvest, Feast

by Rachel Jagareski

The renewed interest in foraging wild foods has inspired many new cookbooks, but none is as comprehensive as Marie Viljoen’s Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine. Viljoen is a writer and wild foods evangelist who packs... Read More

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by Kara Hansen

An expansive world of animals can be found right outside your door—so long as you know where to look. Use this guidebook to learn about how to follow the clues, like tracks, noises, and bite marks, to discover all kinds of bugs, birds,... Read More

Book Review

The Fifth Woman

by Laura Leavitt

The mundane becomes poetic in Nona Caspers’s novel-in-vignettes, "The Fifth Woman". Its atmosphere of grief is established with tight, beautiful prose. An unnamed narrator who’s lost her partner must grapple with her grief while also... Read More

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Loretta's Gift

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Loretta searches for the perfect present to give her baby cousin, but she can’t knit soft hats like her mother, buy diapers like her father, or build a crib like her uncle. Sweet illustrations show a caring, affectionate family and one... Read More