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Vol. 28, No. 13
Making tracks
Making tracks
Superb reporting and storytelling about a modern-day underground railroad make Melanie Kirkpatrick's Escape from North Korea WORLD’s Book of the Year
Paranormal push
Paranormal push
Deluge of supernatural young adult novels produce plots with mangled biblical truths
Winsome whodunits
Winsome whodunits
Three light-hearted cozy mysteries offer gentler fare for lazy summer days
Sports report
Sports report
Books tell of sins and swings in the sports world
Rib ticklers
Rib ticklers
Jokes, bloopers, stories, and quotes to keep you laughing
Digital dynamite
Digital dynamite
Once a curious novelty, e-books have exploded in popularity
Self-published standouts
Self-published standouts
The top 10 self-published books to cross WORLD's desk this year
Road signs
Road signs
Three books geared for millennials wrestling with cultural questions
Portraits of grace
Portraits of grace
Three biographies testifying to God’s work in mankind
Grand stories
Grand stories
A look at Nixon as VP, a tour of New York’s Grand Central Terminal, and a history of Thomas Becket’s battle with a king
War wounds
War wounds
A closer look at three costly—but pivotal—battles spanning U.S. history
Aging badly
Aging badly
Two books celebrating 50th anniversaries in the past year offered cures worse than the disease
Commodity control
Commodity control
Two books highlight two different approaches to Africa’s resources
Pushing against paradigms
Pushing against paradigms
Science books proposing new perspectives on drugs, death, and design
Reading with boys
Reading with boys
Children’s authors work to draw boys into books in the age of distraction