Airplane Mode by Shahnaz Habib

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What is it to be a visitor--whether in your own town or far away?  What is the difference between a traveler and an immigrant? What is the history of a passport? In this series of enticing and personal essays, Habib questions the how, where, and why of the travel experience, and, most importantly, contemplates who gets to travel and when. This is a great read for anyone with wanderlust. 


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ISBN: 9781646220151
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Published: Catapult - December 5th, 2023

Charlie Chaplin vs America by Scott Eyman

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Think Charlie Chaplin and you probably envision a scamp of a tramp from those old-timey movies.  This book--part biography, part film criticism, part social history--details how Charlie Chaplin became one of the highest profile victims of the Cold War's cultural persecution, and how the government forced him into exile and obscurity during the last decades of his life.  Eyman's thesis is that Charlie Chaplin's experience decades ago foreboded a cancel culture mentality that continues to plague Hollywood today. A juicy read.


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ISBN: 9781982176358
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 31st, 2023

Little Monsters by Adrienne Brodeur

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 While this novel is first and foremost about family secrets, it is also a love letter to Cape Cod.  Brodeur is exquisite in her descriptions of the Cape, especially during the region's quiet off season, and she has firmly rooted each character in the Cape's waterways, woods, and beaches.  Don't be surprised if you hear whales singing or end up shaking sand from your feet while reading.



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ISBN: 9781982198107
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 27th, 2023