The Mansion of Happiness

Jill Lepore. Knopf, $27.95 (9780307592996).


In this witty, provocative, and deeply informed essay collection, Lepore considers how perceptions about life and death in all their weighty complexity have evolved over time in the realms of religion, law, and politics




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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