New E-galleys (6/28/21)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure:

THE BOOK OF HOPE: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams
ISBN 9781250784094 | on sale 10/19/21

Looking at the headlines–a global pandemic, the worsening climate crisis, political upheaval–it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.

In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world’s most famous living naturalist and Douglas Abrams, internationally-bestselling author, explore–through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue–one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In THE BOOK OF HOPE, Jane focuses on her “Four Reasons for Hope”: The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit. And for the first time, Jane tells the story of how she became a messenger of hope: from living through World War II, to her years in Gombe, to realizing she had to leave the forest to travel the world in her role as an advocate for environmental justice. She details the forces that shaped her hopeful worldview, her thoughts on her past, and her revelations about her next–and perhaps final–adventure.

There is still hope, and this book will help guide us to it.

HOW WE CAN WIN: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged by Kimberly Jones
ISBN 9781250805126 | on sale 11/16/21

“So if I played 400 rounds of monopoly with you and I had to play and give you every dime that I made, and then for 50 years, every time that I played, if you didn’t like what I did, you got to burn it like they did in Tulsa and like they did in Rosewood, how can you win? How can you win?”

HOW WE CAN WIN will expand upon statements Kimberly Jones made in a viral video posted in June 2020 following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. Through her personal experience, observations, and Monopoly analogy, she illuminates the economic disparities Black Americans have faced for generations and offers ways to fight against a system that is still rigged.

CROSSROADS by Jonathan Franzen
ISBN 9780374181178 | on sale 10/5/21

CROSSROADS is the first novel in Jonathan Franzen’s magnum opus, A Key to All Mythologies. The trilogy tells the story of a Midwestern family across three generations, mirroring the preoccupations and dilemmas of the United States from the Vietnam War to the 2020s.

His subject this time is the Hildebrand family of New Prospect, Illinois, outside Chicago. The father, Russ, is the assistant pastor of the First Reformed Church and ex-director of Crossroads, its youth group. He and his wife, Marion, whose marriage has been slowly going stale, have four children. Clem has just left for college and is struggling with the moral dilemmas of the draft and his first sexual experience. Becky is the perfect apple of her father’s eye and the most popular girl in school. And there are two younger boys: the scarily brilliant and erratic Perry, and Jay, the beloved baby of the family. All are at points of stress and crisis as Christmas 1971 approaches.

ISBN 9781250788870 | on sale 11/2/21

Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known.

Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it—not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else.

Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles—and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep.

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