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17 Recommendations From 7 Independent Booksellers

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Our segment, “What’s on the Front Table” features booksellers, owners, and buyers from some of the best indie bookstores in the U.S.! On a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast we take you on a cross-country road trip to some of our favorite independent bookshops from past episodes! Are you ready? Let’s go!! R.J. Julia, Madison CT Forever Words: The Unknown Poems By Johnny Cash The Secret History of Twin Peaks By Mark Frost Listen to the full episode with Andrew Brennan here! Savage Country by Robert Olmstead The Origins of Creativity by Edward O. Wilson Listen to the full episode with Brian Wraight here!   Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly…

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Familial Relationships Gone Awry in ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

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An emotional and timely novel, Home Fire is a compelling story about Muslim families in crisis. Isma is the responsible older sister of twins Aneeka and Parvaiz. Their mother and grandmother have passed away and the twins are now 18 years old, so Isma, having previously put her ambitions on the back burner to look after her siblings, is leaving her home in London to travel to America for a work opportunity. Aneeka is beautiful and intelligent and will be studying law in London, and Parvaiz vacates the country on a quest to learn about his father, a known Jihadist, who fought in Chechnya and Afghanistan. In the US, Isma meets Eamonn, the son of a British politician who has a…

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