Posted on: March 16, 2017

Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land

by Arlie Russell Hochschild

In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country – a stronghold of the conserva...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy

by J.D. Vance

Provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction i...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extin...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Born on a Blue Day

Born on a Blue Day

by Daniel Tammet

An autistic savant with genius-level mathematical talents describes how he was shunned by his classmates in spite of his super-human capacity for math and language and offers insight into how he experiences the world.

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

by Ilene Beckerman

In a volume originally intended just for friends, the author reflects on her fortunes and misfortunes through the clothes she has worn, clothes that have expressed her hopes and dreams — from her Brownie uniform to her first maternity dr...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

The Nightingale

The Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies

by Lauren Groff


An exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception.

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

An Unmarked Grave

An Unmarked Grave

by Charles Todd

When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford, while contending with wounded soldiers and influenza patients, stumbles upon the body of an officer and family friend who has been murdered, she – using her father's connections in the military – search...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop

The Job

by Steve Osborne

A retired NYPD lieutenant shares the most entertaining and engrossing true stories from his two decades on the beat, including when he mistook a dentist as an armed robbery suspect and a strange request made by the mother of a suspected cr...

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr


A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande

Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhanc...

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (DVD)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

directed by John Madden


When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways.

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

Mr. Holmes (DVD)

Mr. Holmes

directed by Bill Condon

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holm...

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Posted on: November 25, 2015

Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility

Counter Clockwise

by Ellen J. Langer

If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counter Clockwise, she ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2015

Strangers in Good Company (DVD)

Strangers in Good Company

directed by Cynthia Scott

Seven elderly women and their bus driver band together to survive when their bus breaks down in the Quebec countryside. As they draw closer, the women begin to share stories from their pasts.

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