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spring 16 jacketsPlaying to the Edge by Michael V HaydenAn unprecedented high-level master narrative of America’s intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both the CIA and the NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and momentous change.

Better Living Through Criticism by A.O. ScottThe New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever.

Perfect Days by Raphael Montes- A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of one of Brazil’s most celebrated young crime writers.

Imbeciles by Adam Cohen-One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land.

The Searcher by Christopher Morgan Jones-An unlikely hero dives into the chaotic madness of Russia and Georgia’s deadly covert conflict, in this rapid-fire tale of corporate espionage gone awry.

Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett-From the bestselling author and host of NPR’s On Being comes a master class in living drawn from the inspiring stories of extraordinary individuals who possess what she calls “spiritual genius”.

Callings by Dave Isay-Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

Louisa by Louisa Thomas-An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the British-born American wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time.

Daredevils by Shawn Vestal-From the winner of 2014’s PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize, an unforgettable debut novel about Loretta, a teenager married off as a “sister wife,” who makes a break for freedom.

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman-An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess. 

Porcelain by Moby- From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late ’80s and ’90s.

For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton- The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII.

The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood-From the award-winning author of The Bellwether Revivals comes a “gorgeous and harrowing work” (Emily St. John Mandel) set on a mysterious island, where artists strive to recover their lost gifts–and where nothing is quite as it seems.

 

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