The Truths We Hold -- Kamala Harris

Staff Pick

 With all the political books landing in the store this year, The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris is a must read. The first-term Democratic senator from California is a woman, a woman of color, and the daughter of immigrants. Now she is running for president, having shown her political chops in two successful races for California attorney general and then for the U.S. Senate—victories achieved in the most diverse, most complex state in the country. In a crowded field of Democrats, Harris is one who clearly has that intangible “special something.” And that’s why she is already proving to be a formidable presence on the presidential circuit.

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ISBN: 9780525560715
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Published: Penguin Press - January 8th, 2019

The Lost Man -- Jane Harper

Staff Pick

Australian novelist Jane Harper’s latest mystery, The Lost Man, introduces new but still relies on the author’s familiar themes of family, hardship, resilience and survival. Set in a desolate part of Queensland, the story revolves around the mysterious death of one of three brothers, whose car, and body, are found miles apart in harsh, desert-like terrain. Harper, a former journalist, is masterful at sowing false leads in her readers’ minds, creating doubts about what sort of deceptions could have led to a man dying of dehydration in an area he knew well, and weaving together strands of evidence as the story evolves. Her greatest gift: You never figure out what happened until the very end.

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ISBN: 9781250105684
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 5th, 2019

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Staff Pick

Journalist Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger (Simon & Schuster, $27), is part history, part social commentary, and part polemic, a brilliantly woven analysis of how and why female fury has shaped American social movements and politics over the past two years—and past two centuries. Traister is especially masterful in explaining how a minority (white men) have consistently succeeded in subjugating a majority (women) by dividing women along racial lines and co-opting white women (53 percent of whom voted for Trump) into supporting the norms and institutions of the white patriarchy. She gives credit long overdue to African-American feminists and activists whose efforts have so often been overlooked by white feminists and progressives. Through it all, Traister remains hopeful. The eruption of women’s anger after the 2016 election, she argues, was a good sign. Women are increasingly willing to acknowledge and embrace their anger, she says, and their collective rage could prove a potent weapon against Trump and his crude attempts to stymie women’s progress and protect the white patriarchy at the expense of everyone else.

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ISBN: 9781501181795
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - October 2nd, 2018