Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Non-Fiction

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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When Breath Becomes Air  by Paul Kalanithi Author and physician Kalanithi had nearly completed his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford when he was diagnosed with Stage lV lung cancer at the age of 36. Despite the stubborn progression of his disease, Kalanithi was able to write, work, and delve into a number of profound issues before the end of his ... Read More »

Presence by Amy Cuddy

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Presence:  Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy Filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Readers will explore how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and leave with satisfaction instead of regret.   Read More »

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

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Spark Joy : an Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Tidying expert Marie Kondo’s follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations Read More »

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

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The Big Short by Michael Lewis This 2010 book is having a revival of interest due to the upcoming movie. Versatile best-selling author Lewis (Panic) gives a different take on the 2007-08 credit crisis as he chronicles how a handful of investment managers detected early on the growing bubble in the mortgage bond market and made fortunes betting against it. Lewis ... Read More »

This Old Man by Roger Angell

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This Old Man:  All in Pieces by Roger Angell From the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, a compendium of writings that celebrate the view from the tenth decade of his richly lived life. In February 2014, The New Yorker published an essay by Roger Angell called “This Old Man,” a meditation on life at age ninety-three. With great humor ... Read More »

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

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The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff In 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony executed 14 women, 5 men, and 2 dogs for witchcraft. The ensuing terror cut a wide swath through the colony, affecting residents of all ages and educational backgrounds. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Schiff (Cleopatra, 2010) chronicles the surrounding events, painting a vivid portrait of a homogenous, close-knit network ... Read More »

Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by David Maraniss

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Once in a Great City by David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, David Maraniss writes about Detroit in 1963 — a crucial year, this book asserts, in the city’s history, marking the end of its boom times. Great reviews from Paul Clemens and Kevin Boyle to name a few are compiled on Maraniss’ website. Read More »

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson For reasons even he didn’t understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted ‘hiker’s highway’ sweeps through the heart of some of America’s most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, ... Read More »