This month we have the perfect books to get you through the last stretch of winter.
Trace is the riveting inside story of a journalist’s cold-case investigation of a shocking murder, and a look inside the #1 true crime podcast. Helen Garner has the perfect words to describe this sensational true crime book: ‘What grit, what faithfulness! It’s enthralling to track Brown’s stubborn little lantern as she forges into these dark forests’.
Happy Never After is a beautifully written, insightful memoir about what it means (or doesn't mean) to have your happy ever after. Jill Stark was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist, she was dating a sports star, and her first book had just become a bestseller. After years of chasing the fairytale ending, she’d finally found it. And then it all fell apart.
Beautiful Revolutionary is a meticulously researched, elegantly written, and utterly engrossing novel that tells the story of the People’s Temple cult. In masterful prose, Laura Elizabeth Woollett explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader who destroyed the lives of so many people.
To those who live there, Herot Hall is a paradise. With picket fences, the suburb is a self-sustaining community, enclosed and secure. But to those who live secretly along its periphery, Herot Hall is a fortress guarded by an intense network of gates and surveillance cameras. In The Mere Wife New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley tells a fierce, feminist version of the classic tale of Beowulf.
Rendezvous with Oblivion is a scathing collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in US cities, in its jobs, in the way its people travel, and, of course, in its politics — the perfect read in this political moment.
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