Posted on: April 6, 2017

All I Love and Know

All I Love and Know

by Judith Frank

For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a quiet domestic life together in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in many ways, they have grown together and made their relationship work. But when they learn that Daniel&apo...

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Posted on: March 19, 2017

Strength in What Remains

Strength in What Remains

by Tracy Kidder

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder returns with the extraordinary true story of Deo, a young man who arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. After surviving a civil war and genocide, he ekes out a precarious exi...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz


Challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous peoples was genocidal and imperialist, designed to crush the original inhabitants.

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

The Residence

by Kate Andersen Brower

America's first families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a black father for his son, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Blind Spot

by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

An Unquiet Mind

by Kay Redfield Jamison
The personal story of a manic depressive and a world-renowned authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments....read more...

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness.

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

Quiet

by Susan Cain
A former Wall Street attorney and business coach demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in today's culture, charting the rise of "the extrovert ideal" while sharing anecdotal examples to counsel read......read more...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

On the Move: A Life

On the Move

by Oliver Sacks
Recounts the author's life and career, sharing his experiences as a neurologist in the early 1960s, his obsession with motorcycles and speed, and finding a long-forgotten illness in the wards of a New York chronic hospital....read more...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir

Not My Father's Son

by Alan Cumming
In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career....read more...

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

God's Hotel

by Victoria Sweet
This portrait of America's last surviving almshouse describes the author's long-time practice at Laguna Honda Hospital, explaining how its extraordinary patients and low-tech focus on "attentive medicine" transformed her views......read more...

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

Black Elk Speaks

by Black Elk and John G. Neihardt
Reveals the life of Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk as he led his tribe's battle against white settlers who threatened their homes and buffalo herds, and describes the victories and tragedies at Little Bighorn and Wound......read more...

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room

by James Baldwin

An American, separated from his fiancee, becomes involved in an intense relationship with a young Italian bartender while in Paris.

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Half the Sky

by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter ......read more...

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

Say What You Will

Say What You Will

by Cammie McGovern
Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, ......read more...

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

How to Be Black

How to Be Black

by Baratunde Thurston
An editor at The Onion presents a tongue-in-cheek guide to being black that pokes fun at the so-called experts, purists, and racists who think they know what black people believe, do, stand for, and like....read more...

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

by Tim O'BrienThe Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O'Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at t......read more...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Blindsight

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Limbo

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Moving Violations

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

The New Jim Crow

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Voices of Our Time

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Wonder

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