In this extraordinary biography, Jeff Hobbs recounts The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League (Scribner, $27), the story of a gifted molecular biology student and water polo player at Yale who, unbeknownst to his classmates, was also living a secret life as a drug dealer in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey. When Peace was killed at age thirty in a drug deal gone bad, Hobbs, a fiction writer who had roomed with Peace at Yale, was so bothered by the realization that he hadn’t, in fact, known Peace at all, that he set out to report and write about his classmate’s dual lives. It’s a sad but fascinating tale, and a reminder that even interventions (a good school and a rich backer) could not fully undo the structural obstacles of one talented and promising young man’s life growing up in the ghetto.

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Louisa Lim spent more than ten years reporting from China, first as a print journalist based in Hong Kong, then as a correspondent with the BBC World Service. She went on to open NPR’s bureau in Shanghai in 2006 and later made her base in Beijing. The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited (Oxford, $24.95) is built around interviews with Chinese citizens who had different relationships to the events of June 4, 1989 in Tiananmen Square. Combining excellent reporting and a deep grasp of the historical context, Lim explains how, in a quarter century, the most searing protest in modern Chinese history has largely been erased from the collective consciousness, and why.

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Is a dog or cat property? Deserving of rights? Able to act morally? And what about those pesky owners who think of their pets as people, or at least as extensions of themselves? In Citizen Canine (PublicAffairs, $26.99) David Grimm explores the changing place of pets in modern life and in a country where more than 90 million households include dogs or cats. An accomplished science journalist with a doctorate in genetics, Grimm covers topics from animal psychology to a proliferation of pet-related industries to the growing political movement against animal cruelty. A lively, well-written, and fascinating read that will engage pet owners, and non-pet owners, alike.

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