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New Additions of Adult Books

 American Prison: a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment by Shane Bauer:  An investigative journalist draws on his experiences working in a Louisiana private prison to connect today's brutal for-profit prison system to the Civil War-era mass incarcerations of African-American workers.

Heartland: a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh:  A journalist born into a Kansas farming family relates her experience growing up among the working poor, discussing the impact of intergenerational poverty on individuals, families, and communities.

The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran:  A thrilling noir mystery that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective."

John Woman by Walter Mosley:  A young man reinvents himself as a professor to share his late father's wisdom at an unorthodox university, only to encounter fellow intellectuals who have insights into his father's hidden past.

Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin:  A book that draws on five decades of scholarship to offer an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership as demonstrated by Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson.

Rage Becomes Her: the power of women's anger by Soraya Chemaly:  The director of the Womens Media Center Speech Project urges women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change.

Saudi America: the truth about fracking and how it's changing the world by Bethany McLean:  This book argues that obtaining energy through the hydraulic fracturing of shale rock is based on unstable economic foundations and is having many more destructive effects on the economy and the government of the United States than its advocates claim.

These Truths: a history of the United States by Jill Lepore:  This book chronicles the origins and rise of today's divided America while investigating whether the nation has delivered on its promises of political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people.

Tigerland: 1968-1969, a city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing by Wil Haygood:  Presents an inspiring account of how the baseball and basketball teams of Columbus' segregated East High School navigated racial turbulence to win the Ohio state championships in the 1968-1969 season.

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan:  Unexpectedly chosen to be a family manservant, an eleven-year-old Barbados sugar-plantation slave is initiated into a world of scientific inquiry and dignity before a devastating betrayal propels him throughout the world in search of his true self.

We Fed an Island: the true story of rebuilding Puerto Rico, one meal at a time by José Andrés with Richard Wolffe:  The founder of World Central Kitchen describes how his culinary network challenged broken government systems while feeding tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Maria.

The Wildlands: a novel by Abby Geni:  After a tornado, three orphan sisters are abandoned by their brother, but, three years later, he returns and enlists one of them on a cross-country mission of violence, while another, Darlene, helps the police track them down.

Young Benjamin Franklin: the birth of ingenuity by Nick Bunker:  In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success.

Blessings: Second Time Sweeter — 9 by Beverly Jenkins:  A heartwarming novel set in Henry Adams, Kansas.

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