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No Truth Left to Tell No Truth Left to Tell
by Michael McAuliffe

February 1994—Lynwood, Louisiana: Flaming crosses light up the night and terrorize the southern town. The resurgent Klan wants a new race war, and the Klansmen will start it here. As federal civil rights prosecutor Adrien Rush is about to discover, the ugly roots of the past run deep in Lynwood.



She's So Cold She's So Cold
by Donald McInnis

Think this couldn’t happen to your family? Think again. In the winter of January 1998, the small town of Escondido, California, was horrified when the body of 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe was found brutally murdered in her own bedroom. The police used psychological manipulation to force three 14-year-old boys to falsely confess to the murder. She’s So Cold traces the twists and turns of a real-life mystery which eventually changed the lives of fifteen people and cost a district attorney his job.



The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment
by Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the real history of guns in America and what we can do to limit both their lethal impact and the power of the gun lobby.



Beyond Bedlam's Door: True Tales from the Couch & Courtroom Beyond Bedlam's Door: True Tales from the Couch & Courtroom
by Mark Rubinstein

In Beyond Bedlam's Door, former practicing psychiatrist Mark Rubinstein takes you outside the hospital and into his world of private patients, nursing home residents, and the challenging legal system in which he worked as a forensic expert. As in Bedlam's Door, great lengths were taken to preserve people's anonymity, but the raw truth of each story remains intact. The resiliency of some individuals and the venality of others are laid bare in these pages.



Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life
by Lucy Buffett

Incorporating Caribbean, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Old Florida, and Creole influences, Lucy proves through her collection of recipes that the Gulf Coast has its own distinct flavors and traditions that make it a destination year after year. Surviving hurricanes, the Gulf Coast—beyond just New Orleans—has a vibrant food and culture that's gone largely unnoticed. Lucy wants to change that by sharing her food and stories with GUMBO LOVE readers.



Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, 2nd Edition Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, 2nd Edition
by Loren Olson

Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife’s expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history.



The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang violence affects American Indian youth more than any other group, do not look to history.



My Planet: Exploring the World with Family, friends, and Dental Floss My Planet: Exploring the World with Family, friends, and Dental Floss
by Mary Roach

A Hilarious Collection of Essays from one of America's Most Gifted Humorists! In keeping with our mission -- curating the best reads in the land -- Reader's Digest editors neatly packaged these timeless (and hilarious) Roach essays together for the first time. Whether you read this cover-to-cover or during spare moments over morning coffee, flip to a page in this volume and try not to smile.



When Parents Text: So Much Said... So Little Understood When Parents Text: So Much Said... So Little Understood
by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli

A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren't ready to let go, and kids aren't ready to be let go. Launched as a website just last year, www.whenparentstext.com is a phenomenon.



Glued To Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound Glued To Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound
by Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan

Filled with examples from popular games and the real experiences of gamers themselves, Glued to Games gets to the heart of gaming's powerful psychological and emotional allure -- the benefits as well as the dangers.



Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong
by Alina Tugend

New York Times columnist, Alina Tugend, delivers an eye-opening big idea: Embracing mistakes can make us happier and more productive in every facet of our lives.



Spinning The Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion Spinning The Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion
by Kendall Coffey

A behind-the-scenes-analysis of media strategies with entertaining examples and engaging explanations make this book ideal reading for everyone fascinated by celebrity legal problems: all of us in the court of public opinion.