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The Origin of Others

TONI MORRISON · Harvard University Press
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct...
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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

Sherman Alexie · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The Instant New York Times BestsellerOne of the most anticipated books of 2017--Entertainment Weekly and Bustle A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True...
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12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Tony Reinke · Crossway
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Do You Control Your Phone - Or Does Your Phone Control You? Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power...
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My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

PAMELA PAUL · HENRY HOLT
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Imagine keeping a record of every book you ever read. What would those titles say about you? With humor and warmth, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her lifeFor twenty-eight years, Pamela Paul has been keeping a diary that records the books...
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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism

NAOKI HIGASHIDA · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international...
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Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America

AMY ETTINGER · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A journalist channels her ice-cream obsession, scouring the United States for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America. For Amy Ettinger, ice cream is not just a delicious snack but a circumstance and a time of year - frozen...
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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

NINA RIGGS · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An exquisite memoir about how to live - and love - every day with "death in the room," from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air."We are breathless, but we love the days. They...
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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North

Robert Ferguson · The Overlook Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A journey of discovery though two millennia of Scandinavia's history, culture and society, "told with deep knowledge and an intoxicating passion" (BBC) .Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: we fill our homes with Nordic furniture; we envy their humane social welfare system...
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Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place

Rilla Askew · University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

In her first nonfiction collection, award-winning novelist Rilla Askew casts an unflinching eye on American history, both past and present. As she traverses a line between memoir and social commentary, Askew places herself - and indeed all Americans - in the role of witness to uncomfortable...
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I Hope I Screw This Up: How Falling In Love with Your Fears Can Change the World

KYLE CEASE · North Star Way
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

If Eckhart Tolle and Jim Carrey had a baby, that baby would be Kyle Cease. Transformational comedian Kyle Cease brings his irreverently touching, insightful, and one-of-a-kind self-help wisdom to sold-out audiences in his Evolving Out Loud live stage show.In I Hope I Screw This Up he disarms...
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Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home

JESSICA BERGER GROSS · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A powerful, haunting memoir about one woman's childhood of abuse and her harrowing decision to leave it all behind that redefines our understanding of estrangement and the ability to triumph over adversity.To outsiders, Jessica Berger Gross's childhood - growing up in a "nice"...
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Just Move!: A New Approach to Fitness After 50

JAMES P OWEN · National Geographic
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

This step-by-step guide, written by a best-selling author and former Wall Street titan, provides all the information - and inspiration - you need to feel better, reduce aches and pains, and push back against aging with a personalized fitness program that's right for you. Whatever your...
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As My Parents Age: Reflections on Life, Love, and Change

Cynthia Ruchti · Worthy Inspired
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Insights and encouragement for readers who are struggling with the changes in their relationships with aging parents. For most of us it is not the ifs but the whens: when I notice the first signs; when we mourn the role reversal; when my children need me too; or when I don't know how to pray....
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Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away: A Memoir

ALICE ANDERSON · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away is a deeply poignant memoir set in a post-Katrina Mississippi. Alice Anderson is returning to assess the damage to her beloved Mississippi coastline and the once-immaculate home that she'd carefully cultivated for her husband, Dr. Liam Rivers, and their...
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Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith

J Warner Wallace · David C. Cook
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Forensic Faith will help readers: * understand why they have a duty to defend the truth * develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity * learn how to employ the techniques of a detective to discover new insights from God's Word * become better communicators by learning...
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What Happened

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 494
Format: Hardcover

"In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down." - Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What HappenedFor the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals...
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After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search

Sarah Perry · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A fierce memoir of a mother's murder, a daughter's coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss, and her mission to know the woman who gave her life. When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal....
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Understanding Angry Groups: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Their Motivations and Effects on Society

Susan C Cloninger · Praeger
Pages: 434
Format: Hardcover

This book examines the dynamics that lead to anger in individuals, within groups, and between groups; identifies the role of the media in angry group behavior; and offers solutions for dealing with angry groups and channeling that negative energy in positive ways.* Presents angry group...
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Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History

Camille T Dungy · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning African American poet debuts in prose with a stunningly graceful and honest exploration of race, motherhood, and history.As a working mother whose livelihood as a poet-lecturer depended on travel, Camille Dungy crisscrossed America with her infant, then toddler, intensely...
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What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

Laura Shapiro · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A beloved culinary historian's short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking - what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives - social and cultural, personal...
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The Emoji Code: The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats

VYVYAN EVANS · Picador
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Drawing from disciplines as diverse as linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience, The Emoji Code explores how emojis are expanding communication and not ending it.For all the handwringing about the imminent death of written language, emoji -- those happy faces and hearts...
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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

ROBERT WRIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed...
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The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

RAFI KOHAN · Liveright
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Riotous fan behavior, wild behind-the-scenes machinations, and madcap histories dominate in this unrivaled exploration of the modern American sports stadium. The American sports stadium, in all its raucous glory, is a shockingly overlooked centerpiece of our national culture. In this game-changing...
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Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

Jeffrey Gettleman · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Jeffrey Gettleman, a Pulitzer Prize - winning New York Times journalist, comes a memoir about finding love and finding a calling in one of the most violent yet most beautiful places in the world.A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past...
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The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness

Jennifer Latson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The poignant story of a boy's coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust.What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D'Angelo has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions,...
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