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Jodi Kantor a...

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

In She Said, Kantor and Twohey—awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting of the Weinstein case—share the untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.

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Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett

In The Dutch House, Patchett’s first novel since Commonwealth, she once again pushes against conventional notions of family to explore the intertwined lives of two siblings.

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Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss

How to Fight Anti-Semitism makes a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment. Not just for the sake of America’s Jews, but for the sake of America.

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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Rushdie’s Quichotte is the story of a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse and an entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson

In The Body: A Guide for Occupants, the bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe, comprehensive tour of the marvel that is the human body.

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Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon

Beautiful on the Outside recounts Rippon’s journey from a homeschooled kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to coming out as gay in 2015, to winning a bronze medal as part of the figure skating team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Foy Vance: Th...

Foy Vance: The Tour

The Northern Irish singer-songwriter performs from his upcoming albums From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis, companion pieces that pay homage to Vance’s soul and Americana influences.

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Jonathan Safr...

Jonathan Safran Foer

In We Are the Weather, the bestselling author explores the climate crisis, arguing that only collective action will save our home and way of life.

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Partnership A...

Partnership Against the Odds: Can Israelis and Palestinians Create a Shared Story?

News coverage about Israelis, Palestinians, Jews and Arabs is filled with narratives of right versus wrong. What happens when instead of perpetuating a culture of blame, those on each side of the conflict challenge themselves to listen and build? In a conversation moderated by Rabbi Shira, explore the challenges, opportunities, and outcomes with activists and creatives involved in unlikely partnerships, including Alon-Lee Green and Maisam Jaljuli of Standing Together, and Tawfik Abu-Wael and Joseph Cedar, two of the co-creators of the new HBO series “Our Boys.”

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David Bromber...

David Bromberg Big Band

A godfather of Americana and pioneer of “newgrass,” the multi-instrumentalist performs from The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, inspired by the music Bromberg discovered in high school.

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Eve Rodsky

Eve Rodsky

Offering a 21st-century solution to the age-old problem of women shouldering the brunt of domestic responsibilities, Fair Play identifies the 100 main tasks in any marriage in this combination how-to guide for couples and modern marriage manifesto.

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Finding My Re...

Finding My Religion: The Relevance of Judaism Today

In Here All Along, Sarah Hurwitz—former head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama—recounts her journey to reconnect with Judaism and the profound insights she discovered along the way. During an interactive conversation, Hurwitz and Rabbi Aaron Potek discuss (and debate) the most exciting, important, challenging, and inspiring aspects of Judaism and talk about why it’s worth participating in this rich and complicated tradition.

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J.S. Ondara

J.S. Ondara

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “an invigorating new voice in American folk music,” the Nairobi-born singer-songwriter offers a fresh take on the American dream in his debut album, Tales of America.

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