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Connie has always known the women in her family to be odd. Magic seems to follow them and lives have been built on the healing gifts that they each possess. Though full of the charm herself, Connie has dedicated her life to the academics that revolve around her history, deeply rooted in the witch trials of Salem. She’s on track for tenure and her long-awaited book is in the works but when she finds herself with child, she must work to end a centuries-old spell that stems from her mysterious relative, Temperance. Full of lure and wit, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs was a cozy read that I couldn’t put down.


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ISBN: 9781250304865
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 25th, 2019

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This is the history of one of the most remarkable prisoner uprisings in our country’s history. On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 inmates took over their facility in demand of their most basic human rights. Through dedication and a little luck, Heather Ann Thompson’s book draws on records that had been intentionally obscured from the public. She reveals new information about an old struggle that’s particularly useful, as the issue of our prison system and prisoner abuses is still alive: this fall, prisoners around the country held the largest strike in our history, with many of the same demands that prisoners in Attica made 45 years ago. The book recounts details that challenge popular beliefs about the people we lock behind bars, and the government we might expect to uphold basic human rights. Ann Thompson compellingly recounts the first definitive history of this event, interspersed with stories from the people involved. An excellent gift for someone engaged in the human rights struggles of our time, this book highlights many lessons we would benefit to take to heart.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375423222
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Pantheon - August 23rd, 2016

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400078240
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Published: Vintage - August 22nd, 2017