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Staff Pick: The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio by Hubert Wolf

by Lynn

Seemingly the stuff of fiction, this is an all too true tale of illicit sex, poisonings, and the Inquisition. Wolf beautifully recounts the spiritual crisis of a woman in a time of social and political upheaval.

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Staff Pick: The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders

by Lynn

An entertaining survey of high profile murder cases in Victorian Britain, Judith Flanders takes the reader on a journey from murder as crime to murder as art. In her course, Flanders proves Thomas de Quincey right when he said, “the world in general... are very bloody-minded; and all they want in a murder is a copious effusion of blood.”

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Staff Pick: Encounters at the Heart of the World by Eliabeth Fenn

by Lynn

This 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner is the thoughtful journey of one historian as she travels the varied paths of archaeology, ecology, and the many fragments of the past to rediscover a fascinating people who cut as deeply into the American landscape as the broad Missouri River itself.

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