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Book Deals for Your Friday

In a time of Much Going On in the World, I find it soothing to browse ebook deals and spend $2—$6 on a digital version of a nonfiction book. And now I pass that feeling onto you! If that’s also your thing. Otherwise, I dunno, maybe just enjoy looking through some good titles. I would not steer you wrong, for I am captain of this nonfiction newsletter vessel.

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin $2.99

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A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport by Kate Stewart $4.99

It’s about a librarian! Rappaport was a Jewish librarian who grew up in 1920s and ’30s Germany, immigrating to Seattle in 1938. She became a staunch anti-censorship advocate and ended up at the Library of Congress, where she worked for over twenty years. We should have more biographies of librarians. More, I say!

The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands by Jon Billman $3.99

Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch with Mireya Soriano $4.99

A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa $1.99

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The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller $4.99

I love this cover, it’s SO pretty. Ahmadi talks about growing up in peaceful Kabul prior to the 1980 Soviet invasion and how the ensuing war separates her family and creates chaos all around her. The center of the book is her family and their quest to reunite.

A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir by Jason Diakité $4.99

Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain by Sarah Vallance by $4.99

Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller $1.99

Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World by Christina Rickardsson $5.99

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Malaya: Essays on Freedom by Cinelle Barnes $4.99

Not to go on about covers again, but LOOK at this. That’s beautiful. Barnes, also author of Monsoon Mansion, writes about leaving the Philippines and living as an undocumented teenager in New York. She marries a white Southerner and has to manage “being a new mother, an immigrant affected by PTSD, and a woman with a brown body in a profoundly white world.”

For more nonfiction reads, check out the For Real podcast which I co-host with the excellent Kim here at Book Riot. If you have any questions/comments/book suggestions, you can find me on social media @itsalicetime. Until next time, enjoy those facts, fellow nerds.