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It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario

"Lynsey Addario's book is like her life: big, beautiful, and utterly singular. With the whole world as her backdrop, Addario embarks on an extraordinary adventure whose overriding effect is to remind us of what unites us all."

--- DEXTER FILKINS, author of The Forever War

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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Googled by Ken Auletta

“This perspicacious new book ….more fair-minded reportage than a polemic, leaves us with a telling portrait of a paradigm altering company, which in 11 years has utterly transformed the business and media landscape.” Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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The Boys in the Boat (Adapted for Young Readers) by Daniel James Brown

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.

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Born Round by Frank Bruni

“A food memoir for our time. By turns shocking and hilarious, Born Round is as addictive as Chinese sesame noodles and as satisfying as Grandma Bruni’s Lasagna.”
Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food

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The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.

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Rebels in Paradise by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

“You should read Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s Rebels in Paradise if you are interested in the art scene in Los Angeles in the sixties, or if you are interested in any art scene for that matter (since they are all too mystifyingly similar).” Dave Hickey, Author of Air Guitar and The Invisible Dragon

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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

"A heartfelt book, so fierce in its fury, so beautiful in its richly nuanced, compassionate telling of an American tragedy and finally, so sweetly, stubbornly hopeful.” Susan Larson, The Times Picayune New Orleans

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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

“You will laugh, wince, groan, weep, leave the table and maybe the country, promise never to go home again, and be reminded of why you read serious faction in the first place.” John Leonard, The New York Review of Books

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A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future by Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm was the two-term governor of Michigan, a state synonymous with manufacturing during a financial crisis that threatened to put all America’s major car companies into bankruptcy.

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The Way of Baseball by Shawn Green with Gordon McAlpine

“An intimate look at Shawn’s career and how the game shaped him into who he is today. I hope that one day I’ll have the ability to similarly reflect on my own career so vividly. This book is truly excellent.”
David Wright, All-Star Third Baseman, New York Mets

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The Director by David Ignatius

Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents’ names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which it’s drawn, The Director is a maze of double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones—and nothing can be trusted.

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WAR by Sebastian Junger

"Junger tells it like it is…with raw immediacy…a poignant book…certain to join the annals of definitive war literature penned in the Global War on Terrorism era.”
Huffington Post

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Redeployment by Phil Klay

Taking readers to the front lines of the war in Iraq and back, Redeployment asks us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Whether in the combat zone or on the home front, they face life at the extremes, where happy stories and easy answers provide no guidance or comfort.

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Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

New York Times bestseller, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. “We occupy a very, very unusual position in the whole history of the planet. That is really the point of this book.”

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Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof

“If you have always wondered whether you can change the world, read this book. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn have written a brilliant call to arms that describes one of the transcendent injustices in the world today-the brutal treatment of women.”
Fareed Zakaria author of The Post-American World

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This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin (The World in Six Songs and The Organized Mind) explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals why we are so emotionally attached to music.

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The Madwoman in the Volvo by Sandra Tsing Loh

From an “imaginatively twisted and fearless” writer (Los Angeles Times), comes a hilarious memoir of middle age. The Madwoman in the Volvo is a wry and witty tale of “the change.”

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

"A superb novel ... [that] leaves us not fearful for the end of the world but appreciative of the grace of everyday existence."

-San Francisco Chronicle

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Hello Gorgeous by William Mann

A best-selling biographer tells the electrifying story of how Barbara Streisand transformed herself into the greatest start of her era, etching “an indelible portrait of the artist as a young Woman,” Publishers Weekly

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Destiny and Power by Jon Meacham

"Should be required reading - if not for every presidential candidate, then for every president-elect:"

-The Washington Post

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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other prizes, and compared by critics to the works of Graham Greene, Denis Johnson, and George Orwell, The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America. The narrator, one of the most arresting of recent fiction, is a man of two minds and divided loyalties, a communist sympathizer living in America after the end of the Vietnam War.

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Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover by Jane O'Connor

When Nancy's parents win an all-expenses-paid vacation, Nancy and JoJo get to sleep over at their neighbor's home, Mrs. DeVine's. But JoJo is a little nervous to sleep at someone else's house—luckily Nancy is an expert on sleepovers and can help prepare her little sister. The big night arrives, and JoJo and Nancy have a blast at Mrs. DeVine's. But when it's time for bed, it turns out Nancy wasn't as prepared as she thought. Good thing there is nothing better than a sister to make you feel better.

illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

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The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates

The prolific Joyce Carol Oates has penned bestselling novels, critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, as well as essays, plays and poetry. Writing in The Nation, critic Henry Louis Gates Jr. said, “A future archeologist equipped only with her oeuvre could easily piece together the whole of postwar America.”

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The Angel Court Affair by Anne Perry

The 30th novel in the popular series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, along with favourite characters Vespasia and Narraway. Perry's gripping new novel invites us back to Victorian London, where greed and ambition never sleep, and passion sometimes runs riot ..

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Whos Your Caddy? by Rick Reilly

“Reilly could write about lawn bowling and make it funny, informative, and entertaining. You never know what the next page is going to bring.”
Los Angeles Times

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The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee

Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights.

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NW by Zadie Smith

“A triumph…As Smith threads together her characters’ inner and outer worlds, every sentence sings.”
The Guardian (London)

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Letters to a Young Artist by Anna Deavere Smith

“A motivating example for all of us.”
Mary Ellen Mark, photographer

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Water to the Angels by Les Standiford

"Water to the Angels is not simply a masterful and riveting story about the political chicanery and engineering miracles that combined to bring life-giving water to Los Angeles County; it's a triumphant tale of a simple, blue-collar man, William Mulholland, who with hard-headed practicality and relentless focus and a natural genius for understatement overcame impossible odds to accomplish an impossible task that almost single-handedly gave birth to a great American city."

---JAMES W. HALL, author of Hit lit and The Big Finish

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The Agent by Leigh Steinberg

It’s fashionable now, after the movie, for a lot of agents to talk about heart, but Leigh was the only one talking like that in 1993, when I began research.”
Cameron Crowe, director of Jerry Maguire

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The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin

“Smart and entertaining…The Nine is engaging, erudite, candid and accessible, often hard to put down. Toobin is a natural storyteller, and the stories he tells are gripping.”
The New York Times Book Review

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Sundance to Sarajevo by Kenneth Turan

“Every film festival I attend, there’s Ken Turan, notebook in hand, big smile, racing to the next film…Now I see why he was taking all those notes. His Sundance to Sarajevo is smart, sometimes funny, sometimes appalled, always perceptive-an insider’s report to cutting edge.”
Roger Ebert

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Revenge Wears Prada The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger

"Miranda Priestly returns, more delightfully terrifying than ever, in this delicious sequel to The Devil Wears Prada."
Departures

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