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Amy Stewart's The Tree Collectors gets rave reviews: "Something profound is happening here: by creating a space for people to talk about something they love, Stewart made me feel more tender-hearted toward my fellow humans, " says Scientific American. "In turns funny and poignant," says Lit Hub. Elizabeth Gilbert says, " I love everything Amy Stewart has ever created, but this book is my favorite yet. I'm giving this book to everyone I know. Because it, like its subject, is a gift."
Hala Alyan's The Moon That Turns You Back "grapples heroically with the fissures of family and lineage caused by displacement and migration," says Booklist in a starred review. Publishers Weekly, also in a starred review, says "these powerful poems linger long in the mind." Bookpage describes them as "spellbinding...Hala Alyan renders rich, intricate landscapes of heritage and place."
Matthew F. Delmont's Half American is a A New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year from TIME, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Washington Independent Review of Books, and more! It gets two rave reviews in The New York Times ("Delmont is an energetic storyteller, giving a vibrant sense of his subject in all of its dimensions"). It gets FOUR starred reviews from Publishers Weekly ("Revelatory ... an eloquent and essential corrective to the historical record"), Kirkus ("A vital story well rendered, recounting a legacy that should be recognized, remembered, and applauded"), Library Journal ("What is sure to become the standard text on the experience of Black U.S. soldiers who fought in World War II.... This is long overdue") and Booklist (Delmont's work restores these times to our collective memory"). Barnes & Noble Reads calls it "Meticulously researched and indispensable, this is the World War II book that every history buff and military history fan should be reading."
Tyranny of the Gene is "[a] lively history ... interweaving tales of environmental and genomic medicine ...Tabery's excellent book argues powerfully for a more balanced approach to human health research," says Science Magazine. Publishers Weekly in a starred review calls it "incisive . . . Tabery is a penetrating critic...This damning take on scientific bias is not to be missed." Kirkus states that "Tabery succeeds in raising a compelling alarm about where things stand and making clear that the current situation could have been much different, all while laying the groundwork for an alternative future."
"Unsettling," says Jennifer Szalai for the New York Times in a fabulous review of Blight. "A thrilling narrative," according to Kirkus (starred). "Monosson commendably serves as a medical Paul Revere by persuasively warning us that dangerous fungi are already causing havoc..." says Booklist (also starred).
"Illuminating ... Flight Paths does what only the best science books do: It adds to our knowledge of the world without diminishing its wonder," says the Wall Street Journal. The New Scientist says the book is a vital wake-up call to birders, ornithological societies and governments." Natural History says: "Heisman animates technical details with lively interviews and visits to search labs. A birder herself, she tries spotting silhouettes against the Moon, visits banding stations, and rises early to take part in nationwide bird counts. With many species in steep decline, the task of tracing migration patterns takes on a renewed importance. Publishers Weekly gives the book a starred review.
Requiem for the Massacre by RJ Young is an NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of The Year. The New York Times says it "grapples with what it means to be a Black man living in Tulsa post-Watchmen ... No matter how many times the tale is told, it never loses its devastating power; the pure and precise savagery is searing." It is called "essential reading for the next hundred years," by Literary Hub. Shelf Awareness, in a starred review, says "Young's clear-eyed, first-person narration blazes from the page ... Unsettling, fierce and necessary, Requiem for the Massacre is a vital primer on a slice of American history that has been hidden for too long."
Nancy Marie Brown's Looking for the Hidden Folk is a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. In their review, they say "In Looking for the Hidden Folk, Brown overlays a glowing web of connections on Iceland's folkloric - and literal - landscape of ice and fire, illuminating the answers to the many questions she poses. Her passionate defense of the huldufolk would gratify the most sensitive elf....an impassioned, informative love letter to Iceland." Bookpage, in a starred review, describes it as a "compelling and highly readable book [that] offers a thought-provoking examination of nature of belief itself."
New York Times' bestselling author Frans de Waal's Different is A Kirkus Best Science and Medicine Book of 2022. It was longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and the Royal Society Science Prize. The Washington Post says it "adds an important evolutionary dimension to one of the most complex issues of our time... The beauty of a book by Frans de Waal is that once you read it, you’ll never look at your own species the same way again." It is "a brilliant and fascinating book that brings a scientific, compassionate and balanced approach to some of the hottest controversies about sex and gender," according to Yuval Noah Harari. Sy Montogemery says "This book is superb! Frans de Waal is not only one of the world's most respected primatologists--he's also a ballsy feminist who, in these riveting pages, ventures into territory where most writers in academia and letters fear to tread.... These pages are packed with great stories, fascinating data, and thought-provoking ideas." Kirkus gives it a starred review, and Publishers Weekly calls it fascinating.
Rebecca Kauffman's Chorus is an Indie Next, a Good Housekeeping March Book Club selection, and A Millions Most Anticipated Book of 2022. Good Housekeeping describes it as "a story about love and its resilience, how much we really know about our own family and what binds them together even against seemingly insurmountable odds." Publishers Weekly in a starred review calls it "luminous.... a superbly executed saga." Kirkus describes is as a "comforting and pastoral novel" and Booklist calls it "readable and compelling."
Hala Alyan's The Arsonists' City is shortlisted for the Aspen Literary Prize. It is a Most Anticipated Title of 2021 from Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Lit Hub, The Millions, The Rumpus, Write or Die Tribe and Palm Beach Daily News. Also named a Most Anticipated Title by a Woman of Color for 2021 by R.O. Kwon in Electric Literature. The New York Times calls it "breathless" and says "Alyan turns paragraphs into poetry." Entertainment Weekly describes the book as "revolutionary in its freshness." It is a Belletrist Book Club Pick. The book gets a starred Publishers Weekly review, and a starred Kirkus. Read Publishers Weekly's feature profile entitled "Hala Alyan's New Novel Unpacks the Meaning of Home".
Rachel Trethewey's The Churchill Sisters is an IndieNext Pick. Publishers Weekly says the book "a brisk pace and succeeds in depicting a trio of intriguing women at a perilous moment in world affairs" and Kirkus describes it as "an engrossing and intelligent group biography."
Seb Falk's The Light Ages has been named a Best Book of 2020 by The Telegraph, The Times, and BBC History Magazine and is shortlisted for the Hughes Prize, awarded by the British Society for the History of Science to the best (history of science) book accessible to a general audience, published in English in the last two years. The Wall Street Journal calls the book "magnificent...[Falk lets] us inhabit, for a spell of seven finely crafted chapters, the vibrant mind of a 14th-century Benedictine monk, John Westwyk." Alex Orlando from Discover Magazine says: "Falk's bubbling curiosity and strong sense of storytelling always swept me along. By the end, The Light Ages didn't just broaden my conception of science; even as I scrolled away on my Kindle, it felt like I was sitting alongside Westwyk at St. Albans abbey, leafing through dusty manuscripts by candlelight."
Marcia Chatelain's Franchise is awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History. It is a New York Times' Critics Pick of 2020 and a Smithsonian Scholars' Top Book. The Times in their review describes the book as "smart and capacious....[Chatelain] gives this important book an empathetic core as well as analytical breadth." Kirkus calls it "an eye-opening and unique history lesson." Franchise is the winner of the Hagley Prize in Business History and the 2021 Organization of American Historians Lawrence W. Levine Award. Library Journal says it's "invaluable for those studying the intersections of race, economics, and business in the United States."
Egill Bjarnason's How Iceland Changed the World is described by the New York Times as a "joyously, peculiar book." The Wall Street Journal describes it as "a chronicle ... breezily and likably unfolded." Jane Smiley says: it is "not only surprising and informative. It is amusing and evocatively animates a place that I have been fascinated with for most of my life. Well worth the read!" A.J. Jacobs reports that "Egill Bjarnason has written a delightful reminder that, when it comes to countries, size doesn't always matter. His writing is a pleasure to read, reminiscent of Bill Bryson or Louis Theroux. He has made sure we will never take Iceland for granted again."
The Wall Street Journal says Emily Midorikawa's Out of the Shadows "offers up a tapestry of complex characters with conflicted motivations" and The New York Times says her "chosen Spiritualists are a colorful bunch, and her lively writing makes their careers fun to follow." The book gets a starred Bookpage and is also featured in The New Yorker.
Catherine Flowers, author of Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret, is awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. The New York Times highlights Waste as one of 16 Books to Watch for in November and gives it a glowing review. She is profiled in Esquire Magazine for her work on environmental justice.
The Language of Butterflies by New York Times' bestselling author Wendy Williams' is "informative and illuminating," according to Science Magazine. It is given a starred review in both Booklist ("[Williams'] enthusiasm is convincing and contagious") and Bookpage ("Informative, thought-provoking...Williams is a consummate storyteller, and her narrative seamlessly integrates scientific facts with vivid portraits of characters as colorful as the butterflies that intrigue and inspire them").
"Incisive and approachable...this brisk chronicle delivers meaningful context," says Publishers Weekly about Michael Schuman's Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World. "Of considerable interest to students of world trade, geopolitics, and history," according to Kirkus.
Amanda Eyre Ward's The Jetsetters is a New York Times' best-seller, and Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick. It is named one of the Best Beach Reads of 2020 by Parade, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Good Housekeeping. It is also a New York Times' Editors Choice ("A widow takes her three grown children on the Mediterranean cruise she wins in an essay contest. At the heart of Ward's comic story of family estrangement and long-buried trauma is the adage 'There's no such thing as a free ride' - but her novel's ultimate destination is both surprising and transporting") and the New York Times Book Review says "Ward nails how family expeditions are ruined and saved, over and over again, by fleeting moments of connection and the consensus to survive without killing one another."

Frans de Waal wins the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for Mama's Last Hug. The book is a New York Times' Notable; an Amazon Best Book of 2019; a Kirkus Best Book; A Science News Favorite; a Library Journal Best Book. It is a New York Times' best-seller and gets a rave front-page New York Times Sunday Book Review. It gets a starred Kirkus ("a book that will surely make readers want to grab someone's arm and exclaim, 'Listen to this!") and starred Publishers Weekly ("illuminating--and remarkably moving") and starred Booklist ("A captivating survey of animal and human emotions").
Mira Jacob's Good Talk is a New York Times' bestseller, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and longlisted for the Pen America Literary Award. It is one of 10 Best Books of 2019, according to Publishers Weekly (where Mira graces the cover of the Magazine), the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Public Library. Also a top 10 Graphic Book according to the New York Times. Named a Best Book of 2019 by The New York Times (A NYT's Notable), Time Magazine, Esquire, The Times Literary Supplement, Buzzfeed, Kirkus, and Library Journal.
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