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AN­DREW, The Se­cret World: A His­tory of In­tel­li­gence “A com­pre­hen­sive ex­plo­ration CHRISTO­PHER of spy­ing in its myr­iad forms from the Bible to the present day . . . . Easy to dip into, and sur­pris­ingly funny.”—Ben Macin­tyre, “By the Book,” New York Times Book Re­view KNAUSGAARD, In­ad­ver­tent, trans­lated from the Nor­we­gian by Ingvild Burkey “For any KARL OVE Q writer seek­ing re­as­sur­ance of the virtue of rewrit­ing, [Knausgaard’s] de­scrip­tion of ‘eight hun­dred pages of begin­nings’ is a kind of balm . . . . A light-footed med­i­ta­tion on the literary life.”—Kirkus Re­views Why I Write Q

TONY SPAWFORTH, The Story of Greece and Rome “[An] ex­cel­lent sur­vey . . . . This con­ver­sa­tional yet eru­dite his­tory is a treat.”—Pub­lish­ers Weekly, starred re­view

SU­SAN NAPIER, Miyaza­ki­world: A Life in Art“Packed with in­ter­est­ing de­tails about the film maker’ s life, in­ter­ests, and in­spi­ra­tions.”—Mark Jenk­ins, Wash­ing­ton Post

, When Chris­tians Were Jews: The First Gen­er­a­tion “A scin­til­lat­ing, orig­i­nal, PAULA FRED RIK SEN and bril­liant con­cise syn­the­sis.”—Jack Miles, au­thor of God: A Bi­og­ra­phy “Elo­quent, in­formed, Q and provoca­tive.”—Amy-Jill Levine, au­thor of Short Sto­ries by Je­sus: The Enig­matic Parables of a Con­tro­ver­sial Rabbi

TIPLING, The Em­pire of the Ea­gle: An Il­lus­trated Nat­u­ral His­tory “A MIKE UN­WIN AND DAVID sin­gu­lar ef­fort. Un­win and Tipling have as­sem­bled a spec­tac­u­lar ac­count of the ea­gles of the world.”—Tony An­gell, au­thor of The House of Owls and co-au­thor of In the Com­pany of Crows and Ravens

FARTHING, OnColor “A sparkling and eru­dite med­i­ta­tion . . . DAVID SCOTT KAS­TAN WITH STEPHEN a rich per­spec­tive . . . gor­geous to look at, too . . . . A full-spec­trum dis­cus­sion of a phe­nom­e­non as won­drous as it is com­mon­place.”—Meghan Cox Gur­don, The Wall Street Jour­nal

, Jerome Rob­bins: A Life in Dance “Through Rob­bins’s dances, Lesser in­tel­li­gently WENDY LESSER and crit­i­cally ex­am­ines his work. Her writ­ing in­spires an ex­cit­ing di­a­logue with the reader—and with Rob­bins’s art and process—that makes you feel up close and in­side his dances.”—Pam Tanowitz Jewish Lives Q

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