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The American Way: A True Story of Nazi Escape, Superman, and Marilyn Monroe by Helene Stapinski and Bonnie Siegler
In this high-spirited adventure, filled with hope, big dreams, the magic of movies and what it means to be a real-life Superman, the author, cleaning out her late grandfather’s apartment, stumbles upon a remarkable piece of forgotten history bridging old Hollywood, the birth of the comic book and the Holocaust.
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Belonging: A Daughter's Search for Identity Through Loss and Love by Michelle Miller
The award-winning journalist and co-host of CBS Saturday Morning tells the candid, and deeply personal story of her mother’s abandonment and how the search for answers forced her to reckon with her own identity and the secrets that shaped her family for five decades.
Benjamin Banneker and Us: Eleven Generations of an American Family by Rachel Jamison Webster
A professor and author examines the of life of one of her ancestors, a brilliant African American mathematician, writer and astronomer who helped survey Washington, DC and implored Thomas Jefferson to examine his hypocrisy on race.
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The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening by Ari Shapiro
From the host of NPR's All Things Considered comes a stirring memoir-in-essays that is also a love letter to journalism.
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Black Chameleon: Memory, Womanhood, and Myth by Deborah Mouton
An internationally known African American poet reflects on her childhood as the daughter of a preacher and a harsh but loving mother and the challenges of living in the world as a Black woman.
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How Not to Kill Yourself: A Portrait of the Suicidal Mind by Clancy Martin
Based on his viral essay “I’m Still Here,” the acclaimed writer and professor of philosophy chronicles his own multiple suicide attempts and discusses how the desire to kill oneself is almost always temporary and avoidable.
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I Am Still With You: A Reckoning With Silence, Inheritance, and History by Emmanuel Iduma
The author and winner of the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize tells the story of his return to Nigeria in an effort to learn the fate of his uncle who disappeared in the Nigerian Civil War in the 1960s.
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The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet's Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence by David Waldstreicher
In this new biography of Phillis Wheatley, whose poetry was at the heart of the American Revolution, a noted historian offers the deepest account to date of her life and works, correcting myths, reconstructing intimate friendships and deepening our understanding of the revolutionary era.
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Paris by Paris Hilton
In this deeply personal memoir, the ultimate It Girl shares, for the first time, the hidden history that traumatized and defined her and how she rose above a series of heart-wrenching challenges to find healing, lasting love and a life of meaning and purpose.
The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine by Ricardo Nuila
Recounting the stories of five individuals denied access to health insurance, a physician, who emphasizes people over payments, interweaves their dramas into a singular narrative that contradicts the established idea that the only way to receive good healthcare is with good insurance.
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A Stone Is Most Precious Where It Belongs: A Memoir of Uyghur Exile, Hope, and Survival by Gulchehra Hoja
An award-winning Uyghur journalist based in the United States, whose own family members disappeared, exposes the systematic destruction of culture and human rights by the Chinese government in the East Turkestan region.
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Tell Me Good Things: On Love, Death, and Marriage by James Runcie
In this startling and intimate memoir of life before death and love after grief, the internationally best-selling author tells the story of his wife’s battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease and her death, while celebrating her life, in all its color, humor and brightness.
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Undercooked: How I Let Food Become My Life Navigator and How Maybe That's a Dumb Way to Live by Dan Ahdoot
This collection of entertaining essays from the Cobra Kai actor, stand-up comic and host of Food Network’s Raid the Fridge shows how food became his obsession and central in all his relationships, sharing his unconventional adventures—the result of letting his stomach be his guide.
Untold Power: The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson by Rebecca Boggs Roberts
This nuanced portrait of one of American history’s most influential, complicated women, who, in 1919, became the first acting woman president, takes an unflinching look at Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, whose personal quest for influence reshaped the position of First Lady into one of political prominence forever.
What Looks Like Bravery: An Epic Journey Through Loss to Love by Laurel Braitman
The New York Times best-selling author shares how, in the years following her beloved father’s death, she denied her suffering and lived with the constant fear of loss that left her terrified of love and intimacy until she set out on a journey to confront the grief she’d been avoiding for so long.
Business & Economics
The Big Con: How the Consulting Industry Weakens Our Businesses, Infantilizes Our Governments, and Warps Our Economies by Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington
Pulling back the curtain on the consulting industry, which weakens our businesses, infantilizes our governments and warps our economies, this important book argues brilliantly for building a new system in which public and private sectors work innovatively for the common good.
How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything in Between by Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
An Oxford economist and expert on megaprojects examines how the lessons learned through both their successes and failures can be applied to decision-making about any size project.
All the Knowledge in the World: The Extraordinary History of the Encyclopedia by Simon Garfield
The New York Times best-selling author of Just My Type delves into the history of the encyclopedia from Ancient Greece to today and examines what we have lost in the digital age of infinite information.
Health & Fitness
The Book of Animal Secrets: Nature's Lessons for a Long and Happy Life by David Agus, MD
A pioneering physician, biomedical researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author explores all the ways we can harness the wonders of the animal kingdom in our own, very human lives, making us rethink what’s possible for our health and wellbeing—now and in the future.
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Eat to Beat Your Diet: Burn Fat, Heal Your Metabolism, and Live Longer by William W. Li, M.D.
The pioneering physician scientist behind the New York Times best-seller Eat to Beat Disease reveals the science of eating your way to healthy weight loss.
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Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel by Will Cole
The New York Times best-selling author of Intuitive Fasting and Ketotarian presents a guide to understanding the connection between what you eat and how you feel, with 21-day plan to reset your relationship with your body and heal gut inflammation.
Hello Sleep: The Science and Art of Overcoming Insomnia Without Medications by Jade Wu
This practical guide to developing a better relationship with sleep includes evidence-based interventions for chronic insomnia that focus on non-medication based solutions such as phototherapy, chronotherapy and mindfulness-based approaches.
I'm So Effing Hungry: Why We Crave What We Crave – and What to Do About It by Amy Shah
A doctor and nutrition expert with a huge Instagram following shares her five-step, science-based pan to help dieters control their cravings without feeling deprived by offering an explanation of the complex biological forces that govern hunger.
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Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, M.D.
Drawing on the latest science and challenging mainstream medicine, a visionary physician and leading longevity expert presents a well-founded strategic and tactical approach to extending lifespan while also improving our physical, cognitive and emotional health.
The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America's Top Secrets by Matthew Connelly
Every day, thousands of new secrets are created by the United States government, but what is all this secrecy really for, and whom does it benefit?
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The Dirty Tricks Department: Stanley Lovell, the Oss, and the Masterminds of World War II Secret Warfare by John Lisle
Drawing on extensive archival research and personal interviews, this previously untold story of the OSS Research and Development Branch, a secret group of scientists who invented deadly items, forged documents and performed truth drug experiments during WWII, explores the moral dilemmas they faced and reveals their dark legacy.
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The Long Reckoning: A Story of War, Peace, and Redemption in Vietnam by George Black
This inspirational story follows a small group of veterans, scientists and Quaker-inspired pacifists and their Vietnamese partners as they used their moral authority, scientific and political ingenuity and sheer persistence to heal the horrors left in the wake of the military engagement in Southeast Asia.
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Luck of the Draw: My Story of the Air War in Europe by Frank Murphy
In this classic WWII bomber memoir, a former navigator with the 100th Bombardment Group takes readers on combat missions in the hostile skies over occupied Europe, making us appreciate the sacrifice and unflinching sense of duty shared by these boys of yesterday.
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Revolutionary Roads: Searching for the War That Made America Independent...and All the Places It Could Have Gone Terribly Wrong by Bob Thompson
An American Revolution book like no other, this time-traveling adventure takes readers through the crucial places American independence was won and might have been lost, revisiting the pivotal figures and key turning points during this 8-year epic battle that transformed the world.
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Saying It Loud: 1966—the Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement by Mark Whitaker
Deeply researched and widely reported, this exploration of the Black Power phenomenon that began to challenge the traditional civil rights movement in 1966 offers brilliant portraits of the major characters in the yearlong drama and the fierce battles over voting rights, identity politics and the teaching of Black history.
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The Watchmaker's Daughter: The True Story of World War II Heroine Corrie Ten Boom by Larry Loftis
A New York Times best-selling author writes the first major biography of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch watchmaker who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II—at the cost of losing her family and being sent to a concentration camp, only to survive, forgive her captors and live the rest of her life as a Christian missionary.
Literary Collections, Criticisms and Poems
Dear Dolly: Collected Wisdom by Dolly Alderton
The author of Everything I Know About Love and author of the Sunday Times Style column “Dear Dolly” provides advice and answers to people's questions about dating, love, sex, family, friendship and more.
Birdgirl: Looking to the Skies in Search of a Better Future by Mya-Rose Craig
A young environmental activist shares her experiences of traveling the world in search of rare birds and astonishing landscapes and her passion for social justice and dedication to preserving our planet.
Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration by Rebecca Heisman
The captivating, little-known true story of a group of scientists and the methods and technology they developed to uncover the secrets of avian migration.
Guardians of the Valley: John Muir and the Friendship That Saved Yosemite by Dean King
The author of the best-selling Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival returns with the story of how legendary outdoorsman and conservationist John Muir’s fight to save Yosemite National Park from predatory mining, tourism and the logging industry.
It's Ok to Be Angry About Capitalism by Bernie Sanders
A popular U.S. senator and former presidential candidate offers a progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo that has enriched millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the working class, and a blueprint for what transformational change would actually look like.
Travelers to Unimaginable Lands: Stories of Dementia, the Caregiver, and the Human Brain by Dasha Kiper
In these poignant but unsentimental stories of parents and children, husbands and wives, the author dispels the myth of the perfect caregiver; and, relying on a wide breadth of cognitive and neurological research and borrowing from philosophy and literature, she explores the existential dilemmas created by Alzheimer’s disease.
The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology by Nita A. Farahany
Delving deep into the promises and perils of brain access and alterations, one of the world’s foremost experts on the ethics of neuroscience shows how this can benefit humanity immensely, but has the ability to threaten our fundamental rights to privacy, freedom of thought and self-determination.
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Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe by Brian Fox and Jeff Forshaw
Two renowned physicists with a popular podcast team up to explore black holes and explain why they can help us understand the universe and also confirm why Einstein’s theory of general relativity is such a brilliant explanation.
The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance by Dan Egan
The New York Times best-selling author on the source of great bounty—and now great peril—all over the world.
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The Things We Make: The Unknown History of Invention from Cathedrals to Soda Cans by Bill Hammack
From Stonehenge to microchips, discover the one simple method used to engineer the world as we know it.
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Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began by Leah Hazard
A groundbreaking, triumphant investigation of the uterus—from birth to death, in sickness and in health, throughout history and into our possible future—from a midwife and acclaimed writer.
Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us by Susa Magsamen and Ivy Ross
Combining breakthrough research, insights from multidisciplinary pioneers and real-life stories, this authoritative guide to the new science of neuroaesthetics shows how the arts, from painting and dancing to expressive writing, architecture and more, are essential for improving physical and mental health.
Closer to Love: How to Attract the Right Relationships and Deepen Your Connections by Vex King
The beloved spiritual teacher and author of the international bestseller Good Vibes shows readers how the journey to fulfilling and lasting relationships begins with learning to first love ourselves and recognize our desires and needs.
The Elevation Approach: Harness the Power of Work-life Harmony to Unlock Your Creativity, Cultivate Joy, and Reach Your Biggest Goals by Tina Wells
An influential entrepreneur and business strategist presents a four-phase plan, a flexible and foolproof technique that helps you meet your goals without sacrificing joy for productivity and progress by integrating personal and profession ambitions, values and responsibilities.
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It's Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women’s Bodies by Jessica Wilson
A dietitian, storyteller and community organizer offers a cultural discussion of body image, food, health and wellness by focusing on the bodies of Black women and how our culture's obsession with thin, white women reinforces racist ideas and ideals.
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Magic Words by Jonah Berger
A world-renowned marketing expert and #1 New York Times best-selling author reveals how mastering a few words can change your life.
STFU: The Power of Keeping Your Mouth Shut in an Endlessly Noisy World by Dan Lyons
Combining leading behavioral science with actionable advice, a New York Times best-selling author shows how to communicate with intent, think critically and open your mind and ears to the world around you by shutting the f*ck up and quietly changing your life.
Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream by Alissa Quart
An unsparing, incisive, yet ultimately hopeful look at how we can shed an American obsession with self-reliance that has made us less equal, less healthy, less productive, and less fulfilled.
Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work Shaping Our Lives and How to Claim Our Power by Rose Hackman
A groundbreaking and deeply researched into the history and current state of “emotional labor”—the invisible, uncompensated work women and minorities are expected to perform every day.
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Hold the Line: Bill De Blasio, the NYPD, and the Broken Promises of Police Reform by Michael Hayes
Exposes how powerful police unions and pro-police lawyers blocked Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s efforts at reform and continue the system that allows hundreds of officers with severe misconduct charges to remain on the force.
A Minor Revolution: How Prioritizing Kids Benefits Us All by Adam Benforado
A revelatory investigation into how America is failing its children, and an urgent manifesto on why helping them is the best way to improve all of our lives. By the New York Times best-selling author of Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice.
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Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond
Drawing on history, research and original reporting, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, revealing there is so much poverty in America not in spite of our wealth but because of it, and builds a startingly original case for eliminating poverty in our country.
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Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell
In this thought-provoking, deeply hopeful reframing of time, the author takes us on a journey through other temporal habitats, urging us to become stewards of different rhythms of life, to imagine an existence, identity and source of meaning outside the world of work and profit.
Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice by Judith Lewis Herman, MD
From one of America’s most influential psychiatrists comes a manifesto for reimagining justice, based on the testimony of trauma survivors.
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Walk the Walk: How Three Police Chiefs Defied the Odds and Changed Cop Culture by Neil Gross
Taking readers deep inside three unusual police departments in California, Colorado and Georgia, this book, informed by research, and by turns gripping, tragic and inspirational, follows the chiefs—and their officers and detectives—as they worked to replace aggressive culture with something better.
The Angel Makers: Arsenic, a Midwife, and Modern History's Most Astonishing Murder Ring by Patti McCracken
Tells the story of a 1920s midwife who may have been the century’s most prolific killer leading a murder ring of women responsible for the deaths of at least 160 men.
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Ghosts of the Orphanage: A Story of Mysterious Deaths, a Conspiracy of Silence, and a Search for Justice by Christine Kenneally
An award-winning journalist and author exposes the horrible events that took place in twentieth-century orphanages using the stories of survivors who expose the violence, abuse, trauma and deaths that were commonplace and their quests for justice.
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Seventy Times Seven: A True Story of Murder and Mercy by Alex Mar
Weaving an unforgettable narrative of an act of violence and its aftermath, this masterful work recounts the murder of Ruth Pelke, a beloved Bible teacher, at the hands of a 15-year-old Black girl, and the victim’s grandson’s ensuing campaign to spare her life in the ultimate act of forgiveness.
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We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America by Roxanna Asgarian
This shocking expose of the foster care and adoption systems that continue to fail America’s most vulnerable children recounts the murder-suicide of a white married couple and their six Black children, revealing, a pattern of abuse and neglect that went ignored with fateful consequences.