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NONFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2021

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Biography

The Beauty of Living Twice by Sharon Stone

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The Nobel Peace Summit Award-winning actress, activist and humanitarian chronicles her efforts to recover and rebuild after a massive stroke, discussing how her health challenges were also shaped by industry standards, childhood traumas and family bonds.

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Churchill & Son by Josh Ireland

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An intimate portrait of the World War II prime minister's enduring but volatile relationship with his only son includes coverage of Churchill's own complicated childhood and the impact of ambition, society and history on his son's life.

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The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

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A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's The Double Helix on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease.

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Eleanor in the Village: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Search for Freedom and Identity in New York's Greenwich Village by Jan Jarboe Russell

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The best-selling author of The Train to Crystal City documents the lesser-known story of Eleanor Roosevelt's abrupt relocation to 1920 Greenwich Village, discussing the former First Lady's motivations and how the region shaped her progressive political views.

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Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters by Andrew Morton

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This biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret examines their early idyllic youth as the closest of sisters as well as their often fraught relationship after their father’s death and Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne.

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The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir by Sherry Turkle

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The MIT psychologist and best-selling author of Reclaiming Conversation illuminates humanity's search for authentic connection in the face of today's unprecedented challenges, explaining how empathy shaped her own complicated coming-of-age and survival experiences.

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Grace and Steel: Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the Women of the Bush Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli

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The best-selling author of Jackie, Ethel, Joan documents the lesser-known stories of the women of the presidential Bush dynasty, sharing insights into how they fought for marriage equality and raised their children to defend American values.

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Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight by Julia Sweig

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A magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady’s political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency.

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Make Your Own Sunshine by Janice Dean

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The Fox News meteorologist and author of Mostly Sunny shares the inspiring stories of people who made the best of difficult times, from a 9/11 firefighter to a stranger who bought coffee for his fellow patrons.

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The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle by Rob Kenner

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The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation with his motivational lyrics and visionary business savvy—before he was tragically shot down in the very neighborhood he was dedicated to building up.

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Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants by George W. Bush

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An evocative collection of 50 full-color oil portraits by the former 43rd President honors the immigration experiences of men and women from all walks of life, from a Dallas-based Mexican CEO to a North Korean human rights advocate.

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Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure by Menachem Kaiser

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From a young writer comes the story of his quest to reclaim his family’s apartment building in Poland—and of the astonishing entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters that follows.

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Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America's Original Gangster Couple by Glenn Stout

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The author of Young Woman and the Sea presents the story of Jazz-Age gangsters Margaret and Richard Whittemore, describing how their murderous pursuit of the American Dream was shaped by historical events and tabloid sensationalism.

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To the Greatest Heights: Facing Danger, Finding Humility, and Climbing a Mountain of Truth by Vanessa O'Brien

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This riveting and uplifting memoir by Vanessa O’Brien, record-breaking American-British explorer, takes you on an unexpected journey to the top of the world’s highest mountains.

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Business & Economics

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America by Alec MacGillis

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The award-winning ProPublica senior reporter and author of The Cynic examines how Amazon's trillion-dollar network of delivery hubs, data centers and corporate campuses reflects the company's increasing influence over local and federal governments.

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Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions by Michael Moss

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The best-selling author of Salt Sugar Fat reveals how the processed food industry targets the human body's evolutionary instincts with unsafe products while taking advantage of legal loopholes to avoid health liabilities.

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Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods by Amelia Pang

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An award-winning investigative journalist reveals the labor-camp practices behind many of the home goods and economy fashions sold through major retailers, sharing the story of an engineer whose spiritual views rendered him a political prisoner.

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A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload by Cal Newport

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The best-selling author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work outlines recommendations for business leaders on how to maximize a working team's professional productivity by improving administrative support and streamlining digital traffic.

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Family & Relationships

Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence by Tanya Selvaratnam

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An award-winning filmmaker recounts the intimate abuse she suffered from former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, using her story as a prism to examine the domestic violence crisis plaguing America.

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Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans by Michaeleen Doucleff

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A Peabody Award-winning NPR Science Desk correspondent challenges the misleading child-rearing practices commonly recommended to today's parents, outlining alternatives grounded in international ancestral traditions that are being used effectively throughout the modern world.

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Parent Like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls by Janice Johnson Dias. Foreword by Jacqueline Woodson.

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The sociologist mother of #1000BlackGirlBooks teen activist Marley Dias explains how self-realized girls are created through intentional upbringing decision, challenging today's parents to give their daughters the resources and foundation to control their own futures and create sustainable change.

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Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by Michele Borba

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The best-selling author of UnSelfie explains why traditional markers of accomplishment, from grades to test scores, are no longer reliable predictors of student success, outlining seven teachable traits for safeguarding the futures of children.

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General Nonfiction

Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America by Kate Washington

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Despite feeling profoundly alone while providing care to her sick husband, a writer discusses how she discovered she was one of millions of exhausted and stressed unpaid caregivers in America and argues that more should be done to support them.

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Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players by Cam Perron with Nick Chiles. Foreword by Hank Aaron.

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An award-winning sports writer describes his teenage correspondences with several surviving former Negro League players, sharing remarkable career stories about how their days on the field were impacted by racism, the KKK and major league color barriers.

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Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms by Erin Benzakein

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A farmer-florist, New York Times best-selling author and founder of Floret Flower Farm offers a guide to growing, harvesting and arranging gorgeous dahlia blooms.

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Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation by Kevin Roose

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Technology columnist lays out a hopeful, pragmatic vision of how people can succeed in the machine age by making themselves irreplaceably human.

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How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession With Rights Is Tearing America Apart by Jamal Greene. Foreword by Jill Lepore.

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An eminent constitutional scholar reveals how the explosion of rights is dividing America, and shows how we can build a better system of justice.

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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women by Inger Burnett-Zeigler

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A Northwestern University clinical psychologist challenges common cultural misconceptions to reveal the real-world systemic abuse, health traumas and abandonment that disempower today's Black women and force them to hide behind masks of strength.

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North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar's Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard's Work by Michael Blanding

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The true story of a self-taught Shakespeare sleuth’s quest to prove his eye-opening theory about the source of the world’s most famous plays, taking readers inside the vibrant era of Elizabethan England as well as the contemporary scene of Shakespeare scholars and obsessives.

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Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic by Glenn Frankel

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A history of the controversial Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture.

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Health & Fitness

Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy by Herman Pontzer

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One of the foremost researchers in human metabolism reveals surprising new science behind food and exercise.

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The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone by Steven R. Gundry

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The best-selling author of The Longevity Paradox expands upon previous discussions about gut, microbiome and mitochondrial health, linking immune malfunctions to the physical and mental symptoms of fatigue while outlining recommendations for bolstering energy and brain stamina.

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I'm So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy and Reclaim Your Life by Amy Shah

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A leading medical doctor and nutrition expert offers a guide to conquering burnout and increasing one's energy.

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Two Meals a Day: The Simple, Sustainable Strategy to Lose Fat, Reverse Aging, and Break Free from Diet Frustration Forever by Mark Sisson

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The New York Times best-selling author of The Primal Blueprint uses his health and fitness expertise to bring you the facts about the latest diet trend: intermittent fasting.

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History

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights by Dorothy Wickenden

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The best-selling author of Nothing Daunted chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward and Martha Wright, discussing their vital role in the Underground Railroad, abolition and the early women's rights movement.

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The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren

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The award-winning author of The Greengrocer and His TV presents a history of New York's famous residential hotel and its celebrity clients, from Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford to Grace Kelly and Liza Minelli.

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Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke

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Documents the high standards once required of Pan Am stewardesses, from second-language fluency and a college education to youth and a trim figure, sharing the stories of remarkable, high-achieving women who served during the jet age.

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Fortune's Many Houses: A Victorian Visionary, a Noble Scottish Family, and a Lost Inheritance by Simon Welfare

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A unique and fascinating look at Victorian society through the remarkable lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who tried to change the world for the better but paid a heavy price.

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The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World by Jayne Zanglein

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An account of the inspiring achievements of the Society of Woman Geographers organization details how its members were excluded from male-dominated exploration programs and included such luminaries as Blair Niles, Amelia Earhart, Gloria Hollister and Anna Heyward Taylor.

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The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World by Linda Colley

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Reconfigures the rise of a modern world through the advent and spread of written constitutions.

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Thaddeus Stevens: Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial Justice by Bruce Levine

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The best-selling author of Confederate Emancipation presents a portrait of the 19th-century statesman that includes discussions of Stevens's decades-long fight against slavery, key role in the Union war effort and postwar legislation for American racial justice.

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Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine by Olivia Campbell

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Documents the true stories of three pioneering women who defied Victorian-era boundaries to become the first women doctors, discussing how they banded together to support each other and advocate for women's health in a male-dominated field.

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Nature

Empire of Ants: The Hidden World and Extraordinary Lives of Earth's Tiny Conquerors by Susanne Foitzik & Olaf Fritsche

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Drawing on the expertise of a leading researcher, an introduction to the world of ants explores its remarkable international varieties as well as the species' surprisingly human-like behaviors and civilizations.

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The Loneliest Polar Bear: A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World by Kate Williams

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An Oregonian science and environmental reporter shares the heartbreaking but hopeful story of abandoned polar bear cub, Nora, discussing the efforts of dedicated zookeepers, veterinarians and conservationists who are working to rescue the species from extinction.

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The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees by Douglas W. Tallamy

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The best-selling author of Nature's Best Hope reveals the ecological importance of the oak tree, discussing its month-by-month role in the planet's seasonal cycles and home safety provisions for essential insects and animals.

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A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul

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Offers exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration.

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Political Science

#bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls by Drew Hinshaw & Joe Parkinson

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A work of investigative journalism reveals the blinding possibilities—for good and ill—of digital activism in our interconnected world.

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Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, XI, and the Battle for the Twenty-first Century by Josh Rogin

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An award-winning Washington Post columnist presents the explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing.

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Untitled 2020 Campaign Book by Ryan Lizza & Olivia Nuzzi

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Two political journalists provide a colorful behind-the-scenes account of the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Psychology

How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Nicole LePera

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The expert behind the popular @the.holistic.psychology Instagram account outlines alternative-therapy approaches to improving mental, physical and spiritual health by tapping the power of the self to overcome trauma and create a more authentic and fulfilling life.

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Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova

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The Harvard-trained neuroscientist and best-selling author of Still Alice presents an exploration of the intricacies of human memory that distinguishes between normal and concerning memory loss while explaining the profound roles of sleep, stress and other contributing influences.

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Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain by Shankar Vedantam & Bill Mesler

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The Hidden Brain podcaster and the co-author of A Brief History of Creation share counterintuitive, provocative insights into the role of deception in human longevity, successful relationships and cultural endurance.

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Science

Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old by Andrew Steele

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A young scientist takes readers into the frontiers of the science of aging, and reveals how close we are to an astonishing extension of our life spans and a vastly improved quality of life in our later years.

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Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive by Carl Zimmer

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The New York Times "Matter" columnist investigates the science community's conflicting views on what it actually means to be alive as demonstrated by laboratory attempts to recreate life and the examples of particularly remarkable life forms.

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Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX by Eric Berger

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The Ars Technical senior space editor chronicles the gripping inside story of how Elon Musk and his team transitioned from a shaky startup to the triumphant rocket company behind the first four historic SpaceX flights.

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Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade by Nathaniel Rich

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From the author of Losing Earth, a deeply reported and beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world.

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The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens—and Ourselves by Arik Kershenbaum

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Using universal laws that govern life on Earth, a noted Cambridge zoologist presents an engaging, scientifically sound exploration of what life may be like on other planets and in space, discussing such speculative topics as supersonic animals and alien emotions.

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Self-Help

Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman) by Dana Perino

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The Fox News co-host and best-selling author of And the Good News Is… draws on her personal boundary-breaking experiences to counsel readers on how to find inspiration and motivation in today's world.

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No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn't Come Easy by Chip Gaines with Don Yaeger

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The star of HGTV's Fixer Upper shares anecdotal insights into the value of a strong network, explaining how a team of family members, friends and neighbors can become an essential component of personal success.

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Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual by Luvvie Àjàyí Jones

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The award-winning podcaster, motivational speaker and author of the best-selling I'm Judging You shares whimsical, transformational advice based on her grandmother's techniques to counsel readers on how to overcome fear-related obstacles and pursue meaningful goals through disruptive choices.

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Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer

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A step-by-step plan is clinically proven to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits.

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Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-Ups by Daniel G. Amen

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The "Brain Warrior's Way" podcaster and best-selling author of The End of Mental Illness presents a metaphorical guide to recognizing and managing strong emotions to avoid self-sabotage, overcome unhealthy behaviors and promote more fulfilling relationships.

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Your Time to Thrive: End Burnout, Increase Well-Being, and Unlock Your Full Potential with the New Science of Microsteps by Marina Khidekel & the editors of Thrive Global

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The experts from Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global offer science-based advice for how to establish small, healthy habits for sleep, nutrition and other self-care practices to counter burnout, reduce stress and unlock personal potential.

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Social Science

Children Under Fire: An American Crisis by John Woodrow Cox

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Based on the Pulitzer-finalist series on the effects of gun violence on children, a urgent call to action investigates the effectiveness of gun safety reforms and the ongoing realities of traumatized survivors of community and campus shootings.

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The Hospital: Life, Death and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian Alexander

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The award-winning author of Glass House presents an intimate portrait of a small American hospital to identify the economic and systemic causes of today's lower life-expectancy rates and poorer health quality.

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The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende

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The best-selling author of A Long Petal of the Sea describes her lifelong commitment to feminism, her fight to provide for her children, the gender and race obstacles that challenged her goals and her international successes as a writer.

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You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience by Tarana Burke & Brené Brown, eds.

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The editors bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching—vulnerability and shame resilience.

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True Crime

The Babysitter: My Summers With a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman & Jennifer Jordan

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Offers a chilling story about a little girl longing for love and how she found friendship with her charismatic babysitter—who was also a vicious serial killer.

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Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green

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Documents the decades-long effort to capture the "Last Call Killer" of 1980s and 1990s New York City, discussing how he took advantage of period discrimination to prey upon gay victims against a backdrop of the AIDS epidemic.

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Lying for Money: How Legendary Frauds Reveal the Workings of the World by Dan Davies

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An industry insider explains how high-level financial crimes work.

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