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The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

Janice P. Nimura
Format: Hardcover

"Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor." -- Stacy SchiffElizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though...
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My Year Abroad: A Novel

Chang-rae Lee
Format: Hardcover

Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly creative Chinese American entrepreneur who sees something intriguing in Tiller beyond his bored exterior and takes him under his wing. When Pong brings him along...
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A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself

Peter Ho Davies · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself traces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political experiences a family can have: to have a child, and conversely, the decision not to have a child. A first pregnancy is interrupted by test results at once...
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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Elizabeth Kolbert · Crown
Format: Hardcover

That man should have dominion "over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it's said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under...
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Super Host

Kate Russo · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A deeply funny and shrewdly observed debut novel about being lost in the very place you know by heart.Bennett Driscoll is a Turner Prize-nominated artist who was once a rising star. Now, at age fifty-five, his wife has left him, he hasn't sold a painting in two years, and his galley...
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No Going Back: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Donna Leon
Format: Hardcover

In his many years as a commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native city, Venice, to discover the person responsible. Now, in the thirtieth novel in Donna Leon's masterful series, he faces a heinous...
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That Affair Next Door

Anna Katharine Green · Poisoned Pen Press
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

The first book in an exciting new classic mystery series created in partnership with the Library of Congress, That Affair Next Door follows Miss Amelia Butterworth, an inquisitive single woman who becomes involved in a murder investigation after the woman next door turns up dead.Miss Amelia...
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Lon Chaney Speaks

Pat Dorian · Pantheon
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

) , as imagined by an artist whose work recalls the style and skill of early-era New Yorker cartoonists.From the artist: "'No one will ever love me!' I believe it was this near-universal fear that makes Lon Chaney's characters continue to resonate with us today. On their...
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The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

Lucy Worsley · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murderand reveals why we are so fascinated by this sinister subject. Murdera dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate...
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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence

Becky Cooper · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

For readers gripped by In Cold Blood and I'll Be Gone in the Dark, We Keep the Dead Close is both a haunting true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder at a prestigious institution and a lyrical memoir of obsession and love for a girl who dreamt of rising among men.You have to remember,...
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Just As I Am

Cicely Tyson · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

At last, the Academy, Tony, and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer, Cicely Tyson, tells her stunning story, looking back at her six-decade career and life.
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Passing Fancies

Marlowe Benn · Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 331
Format: Hardcover

Julia Kydd returns in a new mystery set in the beguiling world of the Harlem Renaissance, where reckless revelry leads to devastating crimes.When stylish young bibliophile Julia Kydd returns to 1920s New York, she's determined to launch her own private press. Julia's aspirations...
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Nazi Wives: The Women at the Top of Hitler's Germany

James Wyllie · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Goering, Goebbels, Himmler, Heydrich, Hess, Bormann -- names synonymous with power and influence in the Third Reich. Perhaps less familiar are Carin, Emmy, Magda, Margarete, Lina, Ilse and Gerda... These are the women behind the infamous men -- complex individuals with distinctive personalities...
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Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Richard Rhodes · Doubleday; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio a revolutionary invention based on the rapid switching of communications signals among a spread of different frequencies. Without this technology, we would not have...
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Kopp Sisters on the March

Amy Stewart · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the fifth installment of Amy Stewart's clever and original Kopp Sisters series, the sisters learn some military discipline - whether they're ready or not - as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I.

It's the spring of 1917 and change is in the air. American women have done something...
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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Ibram X. Kendi
Format: Hardcover

The story begins in 1619 - a year before the Mayflower - when the White Lion disgorges "some 20-and-odd Negroes" onto the shores of Virginia, inaugurating the African presence in what would become the United States. It takes us to the present, when African Americans, descendants...
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Meet Me in Bombay

Jenny Ashcroft
Format: Hardcover

It's New Year's Eve in Bombay, 1913, and Madeline Bright, new to the sweltering heat of colonial India, is yearning for all she has left behind in England. Then, at the stroke of midnight, Maddy meets Luke Devereaux, and as the year changes so do both their lives.Bold and charismatic,...
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The Nature of Fragile Things

Susan Meissner · Berkley
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops...
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This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing

Jacqueline Winspear · Soho Press
Pages: 314
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her Kentish childhood and her family's resilience in the face of war and privation. After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing...
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Want: A Novel

Lynn Steger Strong · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Grappling with motherhood, economic anxiety, rage, and the limits of language, Want is a fiercely personal novel that vibrates with anger, insight, and love. Elizabeth is tired. Years after coming to New York to try to build a life, she has found herself with two kids, a husband, two jobs,...
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One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America

Gene Weingarten · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day - chosen completely at random - turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten...
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The Stars in Our Pockets: Getting Lost and Sometimes Found in the Digital Age

Axelrod, Howard · BEACON PR


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A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living

Massimo Pigliucci

For more than two thousand years, Stoicism has offered a message of resilience in the face of hardship. Little wonder, then, that it is having such a revival in our own troubled times. But there is no denying how weird it can be: Is it really the case that we shouldn't care about
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Bubble in the Sun: The Florida Boom of the 1920s and How It Brought on the Great Depression

Christopher Knowlton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Christopher Knowlton, author of Cattle Kingdom and former Fortune writer, takes an in-depth look at the spectacular Florida land boom of the 1920s and shows how it led directly to the Great Depression.The 1920s in Florida was a time of incredible excess, immense wealth, and precipitous...
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The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World

John Mark Comer · WaterBrook
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Who are you becoming? That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. By outward metrics, everything appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren't pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: "Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from...
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Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

Derf Backderf · Abrams ComicArts
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Derf Backderf comes the untold story of the Kent State shootings - timed for the 50th anniversary On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. In a deadly barrage of 67 shots,...
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The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel

F. Scott Fitzgerald · Scribner
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeously illustrated, first-ever graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's beloved American classic.First published in 1925, The Great Gatsby has been acclaimed by generations of readers and is now reimagined in stunning graphic novel form. Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy...
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Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Vivek Murthy · Harper Wave
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In this groundbreaking book, Murthy argues that loneliness is the underpinning to the current crisis in mental wellness and is responsible for the upsurge in suicide, the opioid epidemic, the overuse of psych meds, the over-diagnosing and pathologizing of emotional and psychological...

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Alix E. Harrow · Redhook
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting."--Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boys
In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery...
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