Books to Read in Flight

The ideal book to read on an airplane includes three things: traveling over vast geographical space, coming into contact with strangers and learning about fascinating cultures. Personally, the books that hit my sweet spot are those that capture global subject matters that affect humanity in different ways and that are anything but a diversion. Don't…
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We Are Still Here: A New Generation of Native Americans Demands Your Attention

A new wave of Native American writers and artists are creating works that reflect the realities of what it means to be Native American today. Up-and-coming authors Tommy Orange and Tommy Pico have moved off reservations to urban settings where, according to the Urban Indian Health Institute, 70 percent of Native American and Native Alaskans…
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Weird, Weird West

Charlaine Harris has an almost preternatural ability to build a cosmos, and she's done it again with her latest book, the start of a new series: An Easy Death. Set in an alternate reality where FDR was assassinated and the Romanovs escaped the Bolsheviks, this rip-roaring western is full of violence and magic. Lizbeth Rose is…
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Political Laughs Left and Right

It's election season again, and it's bruising when there aren't broken bones; funny bones, that is. If you need a respite from the very serious business of vanquishing your political rivals, may I suggest a few titles? Andrew Shaffer's Hope Never Dies is a bromance and a mystery starring Joe Biden and his good buddy Barack Obama…
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Novels of Indigenous Holy People

Among Nebula Award winners, Rebecca Roanhorse is unique: she is the first Indigenous American woman to win in a major category. Now, she has a full-length novel out: Trail of Lightning. Massive flooding has led to a post-apocalyptic world where the Navajo and their gods are enjoying a renaissance. Unfortunately, black magic and monsters are as…
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