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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.

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Mudbound

In Hillary Jordan's prize-winning novel, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land: Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law who is charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat, and Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm who has come home a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.

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