Nonfiction Round-Up (4/17/19)

Conspiracy theories, immigration, and a call to arms–welcome to this week’s nonfiction round-up!

REPUBLIC OF LIES: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power by Anna Merlan

“Quick to condemn racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, and anti-Muslim bias, the author supports her writing with excellent supporting documentation. An engaging and valuable explication of one of the most confusing and complex topics in today’s society.”–Library Journal

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ: A Border Story by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Two starred reviews!
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“In this caring and unforgettable borderland saga, Bobrow-Strain reveals the profound personal toll of the immigration crisis.”–Booklist, starred review

“This potent, important work, which ‘occupies a space between journalism and ethnography, with a dash of oral history and biography,’ adds much to the continuing immigration debate.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

FALTER: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben

Two starred reviews!

“Readers open to inconvenient and sobering truths will find much to digest in McKibben’s eloquently unsparing treatise.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Profoundly compelling and enlightening, McKibben balances alarm with hope as he celebrates the climate-change resistance movement and ‘the human love that works to feed the hungry…that comes together in defense of sea turtles and sea ice, and of all else around us that is good.’”–Booklist, starred review

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