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The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge: Microhistories

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam dish out some recommendations for the first of the Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge... Microhistories!

Books mentioned in this episode:

Timekeepers by Simon Garfield

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

Tree by David Suzuki & Wayne Grady

Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler

Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast

The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

Drink by Iain Gately

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

The Way We Never Were by Stephanie Coontz

Semicolon by Cecelia Watson

Milk! by Mark Kurlansky

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