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Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump
Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude
Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life
Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
The Terrible
Room to Dream
House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery
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Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

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