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Non-Fiction

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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The Gene: an Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.  By the author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Emperor of All ... Read More »

Old Age by Michael Kinsley

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Old Age: a Beginner’s Guide by Michael Kinsley A collection of essays on aging, Parkinson’s disease, fame, and the legacy of the Baby Boomer generation by Slate founder, New Yorker contributor, Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley. Read More »

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren A memoir by an award-winning paleobiologist traces her childhood in her father’s laboratory, her longtime relationship with a brilliant but wounded colleague and the remarkable discoveries they have made both in the lab and during extensive field research assignments. Read More »

The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington The role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health, and the science community’s recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep. Read More »

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan

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The Immortal Irishman: the Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan The life of Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish revolutionary who fled to America and became the general of New York’s Irish Brigade during the Civil War. By National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan.   Read More »

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 »

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 »