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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Chestnut Man” By Søren Sveistrup

The Chestnut Man

By Søren Sveistrup

Harper; hardcover, 528 pages; $28.99; available today, September 3

Søren Sveistrup is an internationally acclaimed script writer, creator and film producer of several TV series. From 2007 to 2012 he was the creator and writer of “The Killing,” which has won several international awards, has been sold to more than a hundred countries all over the world, and was remade for AMC by Fox Television Studios in the US. He lives in Copenhagen.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Call Of The Wild + Free” By Ainsley Arment

The Call Of The Wild + Free

By Ainsley Arment

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $29.99; available today, September 3

Ainsley Arment was inspired by the spirit of naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, who wrote that “all good things are wild and free,” when she created a growing online community of parents focused on providing a quality education at home, Wild + Free.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Jeffrey Lord Looks At The “Swamp Wars”

Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and the New American Populism vs. The Old Order

By Jeffrey Lord

Bombardier Books; hardcover; $27.00

Jeffrey Lord is a former political director in Ronald Reagan’s White House and was recently a CNN contributor, columnist, and author.

In his new book Swamp Wars, Lord examines how Donald Trump rode a wave of populist anger, conservatism, and fervor for reform all the way to the White House.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Last Widow” By Karin Slaughter

The Last Widow 

By Karin Slaughter

William Morrow; hardcover, 464 pages; $27.99; available this Tuesday, August 20

Karin Slaughter is a literary force to be reckoned with, as her gripping and emotionally-charged New York Times bestselling thrillers have been enthralling readers for the last 19 years.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Homegrown” On The Red Sox 2018 Championship Team

Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

By Alex Speier

William Morrow; hardcover, $27.99; e-Book, $14.99

The 2018 Boston Red Sox are one of the greatest teams in baseball history, as they won 108 games in the regular season, the most in their franchise’s history before they went on to win their fourth World Championship in 15 seasons.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Scouting and Scoring” On Evolution Of Stats In Baseball

Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball

By Christopher J. Phillips

Princeton University Press; hardcover, 320 pages; 27.95

Baseball has always been known as a numbers game, and that is no truer than now in what can certainly be called the analytics era.

It is the one sport where people can sit and keep score (as seen above), which is an art unto itself because there are many different ways to score hits and outs, so you can really make it your own. By comparison, scoring a basketball game is just circling numbers for points and fouls, can be quite tedious, and doesn’t nearly tell the story of the game like a baseball scorecard.

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