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1 - Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

Louise Aronson · Bloomsbury Publishing

As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life.

For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between...

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2 - The Yellow House

Sarah M. Broom · Grove Press

In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant -- the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed,...

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3 - Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom · The New Press

One of Book Riot's "The Best Books We Read in October 2018""To say this collection is transgressive, provocative, and brilliant is simply to tell you the truth." - Roxane Gay, author of Hunger and Bad FeministSmart, humorous, and strikingly original essays by one of "America's...
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4 - A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

Jason DeParle · Viking

The definitive chronicle of our new age of global migration, told through the multi-generational saga of a Filipino family, by a veteran New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.

When Jason DeParle moved in with Tita Comodas and her family in the Manila...
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5 - Mama's Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions

Frans de Waal · W. W. Norton & Company

New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.

Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals...

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6 - Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham · Simon & Schuster

Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster - and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.

Early in the morning...
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7 - Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe · Doubleday

"Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation."
- David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon

"[This] gripping account of the Troubles is equal parts...
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8 - Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane · W. W. Norton & Company

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.

Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal) , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about...

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9 - Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

Margaret Renkl · Milkweed Editions

From New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family -- and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world. Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads,...
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10 - The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

David Wallace-Wells · Tim Duggan Books

It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, "500-year"...
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11 - The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation

Brenda Wineapple · Random House

"This absorbing and important book recounts the titanic struggle over the implications of the Civil War amid the impeachment of a defiant and temperamentally erratic American president." - Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America

When Abraham...
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11 - Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation

Wineapple, Brenda · Random House

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