The Memoir: Astonished, by Beverly Donofrio
The brutally honest author of Riding in Cars with Boys reveals how a terrifying brush with a rapist sparked her spirituality and set her on a journey of recovery paved with prayer.
The History: The Girls of Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan
True stories of the adventurous women who worked on the top-secret Manhattan Project, producing uranium for the first atomic bomb used in combat, which helped the U.S. end World War II.
The Novel: The Accursed, by Joyce Carol Oates
In this turn-of-the-century thriller, Oates imagines a quiet town being overrun by a demonic presence capable of inhabiting the dreams of its residents.
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