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Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere

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The author of Everything I Never Told You is back with a tale set in Shaker Heights.  A custody battle divides the town, especially the by-the-book Richardsons and the mother and daughter who rent a house from them.

Odd Arne Westad

The Cold War: A World History

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Westad, a Bancroft Prize-winning scholar, goes beyond the view of the Cold War as a battle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, to look at it as a world-wide ideological conflict.

McMichael, Anthony

Climate change and the health of nations : famines, fevers, and the fate of populations

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When we think of "climate change," we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to the climate's vicissitudes. Anthony J. McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer in the field of how human health relates to climate change, is the ideal person to tell this story.

Rashi K. Shukla

Methamphetamine: A Love Story


A look at the world of methamphetamine as shown by the life stories of thirty-three adults formerly involved in using, dealing, and manufacturing meth in rural Oklahoma.

Dinah Miller

Committed : the battle over involuntary psychiatric care

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The authors explore the question of whether involuntary treatment has a role in preventing violence, suicide, and mass murder. 


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