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Entitled How Male Privilege Hurts Women
Learning to Walk in the Dark
Perestroika in Paris
Ring Shout
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Who Speaks for the Damned
Winter Counts
The Crystal Cave
Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women / Kate Manne

In this bold and stylish critique, Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny. Ranging widely across the culture, from Harvey Weinstein and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to "Cat Person" and the political misfortunes of Elizabeth Warren, Manne's book shows how privileged men's sense of entitlement - to sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, care, bodily autonomy, knowledge, and power - is a pervasive social problem with often devastating consequences.

Recommended by Rebecca

Learning to Walk in the Dark / Barbara Brown Taylor

Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn&;t God work in the nighttime as well? In?Learning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us &;in the dark.&; She argues that we need to move away from our &;solar spirituality&; and ease our way into appreciating &;lunar spirituality&; (since, like the moon, our experience of the light waxes and wanes). Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God&;s presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most.

Recommended by: Becky

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Perestroika in Paris / Jane Smiley

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and the New York Times best-selling Last Hundred Years Trilogy, a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives intersect in Paris.

Paras, short for "Perestroika," is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. One afternoon at dusk, she finds the door of her stall open and--she's a curious filly--wanders all the way to the City of Light. She's dazzled and often mystified by the sights, sounds, and smells around her, but she isn't afraid. Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthaired pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the vegetable market.

Recommended by Jessie

Ring Shout / P. Dj?l? Clark

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Dj?l? Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terrorD. W. Griffith is a sorcerer, and The Birth of a Nation is a spell that drew upon the darkest thoughts and wishes from the heart of America. Now, rising in power and prominence, the Klan has a plot to unleash Hell on Earth. Luckily, Maryse Boudreaux has a magic sword and a head full of tales. When she's not running bootleg whiskey through Prohibition Georgia, she's fighting monsters she calls "Ku Kluxes." She's damn good at it, too. But to confront this ongoing evil, she must journey between worlds to face otherworldly nightmares -- and her own demons. Together with a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter, Maryse sets out to save a world from the hate that would consume it.

Recommended by Sara?

The Ten Thousand Doors of January / Alix E. Harrow

In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.
Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
Recommended by Peggy

Who Speaks for the Damned / C. S. Harris

It's June 1814, and?the?royal families of Austria, Russia, and?the?German states have gathered in London at?the?Prince Regent's invitation to celebrate?the?defeat of Napol?on and?the?restoration of monarchical control throughout Europe. But?the?festive atmosphere is marred one warm summer evening by?the?brutal murder of a disgraced British nobleman long thought dead. Eighteen years before, Nicholas Hayes,?the?third son of?the?late Earl of Seaford, was accused of killing a beautiful young French ?migr? and transported to Botany Bay?for?life. Even before his conviction, Hayes had been disowned by his father. Few in London were surprised when they heard?the?ne'er-do-well had died in New South Wales in 1799. But those reports were obviously wrong. Recently Hayes returned to London with a mysterious young boy in tow--a child?who?vanishes shortly after Nicholas's body is discovered. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is drawn into?the?investigation by his valet, Jules Calhoun. With Calhoun's help, Sebastian begins to piece together?the?shattered life of?the?late Earl's ill-fated youngest son. Why did Nicholas risk his life and freedom by returning to England? And why did he bring?the?now-missing young boy with him? Several nervous Londoners had reason to fear that Nicholas Hayes had returned to kill them. One of them might have decided to kill him first.

Recommended by Becky

Winter Counts / David Heska Wanbli Weiden

An addictive and groundbreaking debut thriller set on a Native American reservationVirgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that's hard to forget. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil's own nephew, his vigilantism suddenly becomes personal. He enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend and sets out to learn where the drugs are coming from, and how to make them stop. They follow a lead to Denver and find that drug cartels are rapidly expanding and forming new and terrifying alliances. And back on the reservation, a new tribal council initiative raises uncomfortable questions about money and power.

Recommended by Sara?

The Crystal Cave / Mary Stewart

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon . . . and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always.

Recommended by Becky

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