Our Late Winter 2022 Featured Reads have arrived! Grab a warm beverage, a nice cozy blanket and discover your next read.
Based on a true event, this novel is "a blues song cut straight from the heart ... about the unjust death of an innocent Black man caught up in a corrupt system. The full life of Mahmood Mattan, the last man executed in Cardiff for a crime he was exonerated for forty years later [is] brought alive with subtle artistry and heartbreaking humanity" (Walter Mosley, best-selling author of Devil in a Blue Dress).
A Thousand Steps is a beguiling thriller, an incisive coming-of-age story, and a vivid portrait of a turbulent time and place by three-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker. Parker offers a telling perspective on the people who used youth culture to traffic drugs (and much worse) in the late 60s, but this works best as a thoughtful coming-of-age novel and a portrait of a Southern California town in the throes of substantial societal change.
Catherine Price argues persuasively that our always-on, tech-addicted lifestyles have led us to obsess over intangible concepts such as happiness while obscuring the fact that real happiness lies in the everyday experience of fun. Groundbreaking, eye-opening, and packed with useful advice, The Power of Fun won't just change the way you think about fun. It will bring you back to life.
Bernardine Evaristo's astonishing nonfiction debut, Manifesto, is a vibrant and inspirational account of Evaristo's life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream and fought over several decades to bring her creative work into the world. Both unconventional memoir and inspirational text, Manifesto is a unique reminder to us all to persist in doing work we believe in, even when we might feel overlooked or discounted. Evaristo shows us how we too can follow in her footsteps, from first vision, to insistent perseverance, to eventual triumph.
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