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1 - Untamed

Glennon Doyle - The Dial Press

In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice...
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2 - The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Erik Larson - Crown

On Winston Churchills first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons....
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3 - Korean Dream: A Vision For a Unified Korea

Hyun Jin Preston Moon - Morgan James Publishing

Korean Dream: A Vision for a Unified Korea is a powerful call to action for Koreans and supporters everywhere to achieve a new nation, rooted in a common past. In Korean Dream, Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon presents an innovative way forward for the Korean Peninsula that at its heart is Korean...
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4 - Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

John Doerr - Portfolio

#1 New York Times BestsellerLegendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth - and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr...
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5 - Front Row at the Trump Show

Jonathan Karl - Random House Large Print

An account like no other from the White House reporter who has known President Trump for more than 25 years. We have never seen a president like this...norm-breaking, rule-busting, dangerously reckless to some and an overdue force for change to others. One thing is clear: We are witnessing...
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6 - F*cked at 40: Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy and Stretch Marks

Tova Leigh - Watkins Publishing

For every woman that has ever felt trapped; a funny, raw and empowering mid-life-crisis. Creator, mother, lover, and social media phenomenon Tova Leigh explores what the hell you are supposed to do when you find yourself living a life you don't remember signing up for."I was bored,...
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7 - More Myself: A Journey

Alicia Keys - Flatiron Books

An intimate, revealing look at one artist's journey from self-censorship to full expressionAs one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, Alicia Keys has enraptured the nation with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from...
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8 - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Mark Manson - HarperOne

#1 International Bestseller and #1 New York Times BestsellerOver 2 million copies soldIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier...
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9 - Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age

Mary Bray Pipher - Bloomsbury Publishing

New York Times Bestseller * USA Today Bestseller * Los Angeles Times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly BestsellerThe instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Reviving Ophelia--a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they...
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10 - Apropos of Nothing

Woody Allen - Grand Central Publishing

Apropos of Nothing is a comprehensive account of Woody Allen's life, both personal and professional, and describes his work in films, theater, television, nightclubs, and print. Allen also writes of his relationships with family, friends, and the loves of his life.
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11 - Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future

James Shapiro - Penguin Press

From leading scholar James Shapiro, a timely exploration of what Shakespeare's plays reveal about our divided land, from Revolutionary times to the present day Read at school by almost every student, staged in theaters across the land, and long highly valued by both conservatives and liberals...
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12 - How to Be an Artist

Jerry Saltz - Riverhead Books

"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." --Steve...
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13 - Face It

Debbie Harry - Blackstone Publishing

I was saying things in songs that female singers didn t really say back then. I wasn t submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing...
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14 - Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

Paul Krugman

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15 - A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell - Thorndike Pr

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An incredible story of under-appreciated heroism." - USA Today, Five Books to Read This Week "A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people -- and a little resistance." - NPR The never-before-told...
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16 - Deacon King Kong: A Novel

James McBride - Riverhead Books

From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses...
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17 - Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid - G.P. Putnam's Sons

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.Alix...
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18 - In the Lateness of the World: Poems

Forche, Carolyn - PENGUIN PR

A new poetry collection of uncanny grace and moral force from one of our country's most celebrated poets Over four decades, Carolyn Forch 's visionary work has reinvigorated poetry's power to awaken the reader. Her groundbreaking poems have been testimonies, inquiries, and wonderments....
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19 - Apeirogon: A Novel

Colum McCann - Random House

From the National Book Award-winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the real-life friendship between two men united by loss. Colum McCann's most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon - named for a shape with a countably infinite...
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20 - The Night Watchman: Library Edition

Louise Erdrich - HarperCollins

"Thomas Wazhashk is the night watchman at the jewel-bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a Chippewa council member who is trying to understand the consequences of a new "emancipation" bill on its way to the floor...
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