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In this modern thriller about one of the most brutal tales of revenge ever told, SLMN returns against a backdrop of sex workers, cocaine traffickers, West African magic, and cults.

Organized crime has taken hold in West Africa. Two opposing syndicates are locked in a bloody struggle for supremacy that has lasted a decade. The cost is high, the price paid in blood. There are the Onisagbe, or widow makers, whose claim to these streets dates back to the time when the city's first foundation stones were laid. For generations, they've ruled over Freetown. Then there's Awon Woli, a group of Liberians from over the border in Monrovia who have established in the area after fleeing their homeland during the civil unrest.

What started out as a deal, an insult for an insult, has turned into a life for a life. One of Awon Woli's lieutenants has kidnapped the Onisagbe kingpin's daughter, and hold her captive, in preparation for sacrifice. The ancient prophecies they follow demand that the girl die before her thirteenth birthday.

To get her back, the Oniṣagbe, are going to have to go to war, facing the threat of old gods and new. The only way that's happening is over the corpses of every last Awọn Woli foot soldier.
  • Fiction
  • Thriller
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A gripping thriller about a reporter risking his life to expose corrupt policing from a New York Times bestselling author.

Caleb Moon is a young idealistic journalist reporting on everyday racial injustices, but when he is arrested at a police brutality protest he meets a racist white cop. The interactions indicate the lengths to which racism is systemic and pushes Caleb’s approach to injustice from theory into practice.

Convinced that journalism isn’t how he will change the world Caleb chooses to help a black candidate run for mayor against the white incumbent. The experience exposes him to the machinations of voter suppression and the lengths to which those at the top will go to maintain the status quo. These revelations drive him further underground as he has made powerful enemies.

Race is a powerful, riveting, and timely novel about one man’s quest to destroy the system from within before it destroys him.
  • Fiction
  • Mystery
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What if animals and humans could speak to one another? Tom Mustill—the nature documentarian who went viral when a thirtyton humpback whale breached onto his kayak—asks this question in his thrilling investigation into whale science and animal communication.

“When a whale is in the water, it is like an iceberg: you only see a fraction of it and have no conception of its size.”
 
On September 12, 2015, Tom Mustill was paddling in a two-person kayak with a friend just off the coast of California. It was cold, but idyllic—until a humpback whale breached, landing on top of them, releasing the energy equivalent of forty hand grenades. He was certain he was about to die, but they both survived, miraculously unscathed. In the interviews that followed the incident, Mustill was left with one question: What could this astonishing encounter teach us?
 
Drawing from his experience as a naturalist and wildlife filmmaker, Mustill started investigating human–whale interactions around the world when he met two tech entrepreneurs who wanted to use artificial intelligence (AI)—originally designed to translate human languages—to discover patterns in the conversations of animals and decode them. As he embarked on a journey into animal eavesdropping technologies, where big data meets big beasts, Mustill discovered that there is a revolution taking place in biology, as the technologies developed to explore our own languages are turned to nature.
 
From seventeenth-century Dutch inventors, to the whaling industry of the nineteenth century, to the cutting edge of Silicon Valley, How to Speak Whale examines how scientists and start-ups around the world are decoding animal communications. Whales, with their giant mammalian brains, virtuoso voices, and long, highly social lives, offer one of the most realistic opportunities for this to happen. But what would the consequences of such human animal interaction be?

We’re about to find out.
  • Non-fiction
  • Science
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Meredith Maggs hasn't left her house in 1,214 days. But she insists she isn't alone.

She has a full-time remote job and her rescue cat Fred. Her best friend Sadie visits with her two children.  There's her online support group, her jigsaw puzzles and favorite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson, the internet, the grocery delivery man.  Also keeping her company are treacherous memories of an unstable childhood, the estrangement from her sister, and a traumatic event that had sent her reeling.  

But something's about to change. Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world is coming to her door.   Does she have the courage to overcome what's been keeping her inside all this time? 
  • Fiction
  • Contemporary
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The remarkable story of ninety-nine-year-old Stella Levi whose conversations with the writer Michael Frank over the course of six years bring to life the vibrant world of Jewish Rhodes, the deportation to Auschwitz that extinguished ninety percent of her community, and the resilience and wisdom of the woman who lived to tell the tale.

With nearly a century of life behind her, Stella Levi had never before spoken in detail about her past. Then she met Michael Frank. He came to her Greenwich Village apartment one Saturday afternoon to ask her a question about the Juderia, the neighborhood in Rhodes where she’d grown up in a Jewish community that had thrived there for half a millennium.

Neither of them could know this was the first of one hundred Saturdays that they would spend in each other’s company as Stella traveled back in time to conjure what it felt like to come of age on this luminous, legendary island in the eastern Aegean, which the Italians began governing as an official possession in 1923 and transformed over the next two decades until the Germans seized control and deported the entire Juderia to Auschwitz.

Probing and courageous, candid and sly, Stella is a magical modern-day Scheherazade whose stories reveal what it was like to grow up in an extraordinary place in an extraordinary time—and to construct a life after that place has vanished. One Hundred Saturdays is a portrait of one of the last survivors drawn at nearly the last possible moment, as well as an account of a tender and transformative friendship that develops between storyteller and listener as they explore the fundamental mystery of what it means to collect, share, and interpret the deepest truths of a life deeply lived.
  • History
  • Memoir
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