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  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air

    Kalanithi, Paul, author.
  • Grunt : the curious science of humans at war

    Grunt : the curious science of humans at war

    Roach, Mary.
  • The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

    The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

    Cooper, Anderson.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Chernow, Ron.
  • Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

    Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

    Kondo, Marie, author.
  • Big magic : creative living beyond fear

    Big magic : creative living beyond fear

    Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
  • Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

    Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

    Duckworth, Angela.
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    Kondō, Marie, author.
  • The gene : an intimate history

    The gene : an intimate history

    Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author.
  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
  • Shrill : notes from a loud woman

    Shrill : notes from a loud woman

    West, Lindy.
  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Harari, Yuval N.
  • Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

    Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

    Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980- author, librettist, composer.
  • All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

    All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

    Traister, Rebecca, author.
  • West of Eden : an American place

    West of Eden : an American place

    Stein, Jean, author.
  • Lab girl

    Lab girl

    Jahren, Hope, author.
  • The bridge ladies : a memoir

    The bridge ladies : a memoir

    Lerner, Betsy, author.
  • Seven brief lessons on physics

    Seven brief lessons on physics

    Rovelli, Carlo, 1956- author.
  • You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    Sincero, Jen, 1965-
  • Tribe : on homecoming and belonging

    Tribe : on homecoming and belonging

    Junger, Sebastian, author.
  • The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

    The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

    Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950- author.
  • 32 yolks : from my mother's table to working the line

    32 yolks : from my mother's table to working the line

    Ripert, Eric.
  • You'll grow out of it

    You'll grow out of it

    Klein, Jessi, 1975-
  • Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

    Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

    Mayer, Jane, author.
  • Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Mindset : the new psychology of success

    Dweck, Carol S., 1946-
  • The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction

    The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction

    Gaiman, Neil, author.
  • Smarter faster better : the secrets of productivity in life and business

    Smarter faster better : the secrets of productivity in life and business

    Duhigg, Charles, author.
  • Five presidents : my extraordinary journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

    Five presidents : my extraordinary journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

    Hill, Clint, author.
  • Outliers : the story of success

    Outliers : the story of success

    Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
  • Eat fat, get thin : why the fat we eat is the key to sustained weight loss and vibrant health

    Eat fat, get thin : why the fat we eat is the key to sustained weight loss and vibrant health

    Hyman, Mark, 1959- author.
  • Year of Yes

    Year of Yes

    Rhimes, Shonda, author.
  • White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    Isenberg, Nancy, author.
  • The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

    The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

    Alexander, Michelle.
  • But what if we're wrong? : thinking about the present as if it were the past

    But what if we're wrong? : thinking about the present as if it were the past

    Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- author.
  • In the darkroom

    In the darkroom

    Faludi, Susan, author.
  • The 48 laws of power

    The 48 laws of power

    Greene, Robert.
  • Every little step : my story

    Every little step : my story

    Brown, Bob(Vocalist), author.
  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk

    Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
  • How not to die : discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease

    How not to die : discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease

    Greger, Michael, author.
  • Eat dirt : why leaky gut may be the root cause of your health problems and 5 surprising steps to cure it

    Eat dirt : why leaky gut may be the root cause of your health problems and 5 surprising steps to cure it

    Axe, Josh, author.
  • Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

    Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

    Larson, Erik, 1954-
  • Soup for Syria : recipes to celebrate our shared humanity

    Soup for Syria : recipes to celebrate our shared humanity

    Massaad, Barbara Abdeni, compiler, photographer.
  • Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Gawande, Atul, author.
  • Sex object : a memoir

    Sex object : a memoir

    Valenti, Jessica, author.
  • Why not me?

    Why not me?

    Kaling, Mindy.
  • Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges

    Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges

    Cuddy, Amy Joy Casselberry, 1972- author.
  • I'm just a person

    I'm just a person

    Notaro, Tig.
  • Modern romance

    Modern romance

    Ansari, ʻAziz, author.
  • Cravings

    Cravings

    Teigen, Chrissy, author.
  • Crisis of character : a White House Secret Service officer discloses his firsthand experience with Hillary, Bill, and how they operate

    Crisis of character : a White House Secret Service officer discloses his firsthand experience with Hillary, Bill, and how they operate

    Byrne, Gary J., author.

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By Central Docents
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