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Clint Smith, How the Word is Passed, A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America

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This week, we listen back to one of our favorite GCL Book Club conversations of the year. Poet and journalist Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed, A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, is essential reading.

It was a National Book Award nominee and is on year-end best-of lists from the New York Times to the Washington Post to Amazon.

Buy How The Word is Passed from Clint Smith's favorite bookstore, Loyalty Bookstore, in Washington, DC.

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Author Clint Smith

Also, book critic Janet Somerville outlines some terrific new thrillers.

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Janet Somerville, Yours For Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn's Letters of Love & War 1930-1949

Buy Janet Somerville's Yours For Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn's Letters of Love & War 1940-1949. The book, or the audiobook, read by Ellen Barkin.

The thrillers recommended by Janet Somerville:

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Rex Pickett, The Archivist

Buy Rex Pickett's The Archivist.

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Lori Rader-Day, Death at Greenway

Buy Lori Rader-Day's Death at Greenway.

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Rebecca Taylor, The Secret Next Door

Buy Rebecca Taylor's The Secret Next Door.

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Marissa Stapley, Lucky

Buy Marissa Stapley's Lucky.