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Barack Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States
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The Nickel Boys
A Novel
Colson Whitehead - Jun 30, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ...
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Exhalation
Ted Chiang - Jun 30, 2020 (first published in 2008)
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From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story "The Story of Your Life" was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited new collection of stunningly original, humane, and already celebrated short storiesThis much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory idea...
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The Yellow House
A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)
Sarah M. Broom - Jun 30, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSLLER A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It wa...
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The Shallows
What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Nicholas Carr - Mar 03, 2020 (first published in 2010)
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Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and b...
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Say Nothing
A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Patrick Radden Keefe - Feb 25, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussionsIn December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never...
Normal People
A Novel
Sally Rooney - Feb 18, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers—one they are d...
Lost Children Archive
A novel
Valeria Luiselli - Feb 04, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ...
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Maid
Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
Stephanie Land - Jan 21, 2020
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. At 28, Stephanie Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of attending...
The Source of Self-Regard
Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International)
Toni Morrison - Jan 14, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades. These pages give us her searing prayer for the dead of 9/11, her Nobel lecture on the power of language, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., her heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. She looks deeply into th...
Solitary
Albert Woodfox - Dec 03, 2019
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The extraordinary saga of a man who, despite spending four decades in solitary confinement for a crime of which he was innocent, inspired fellow prisoners, and now all of us, with his humanity...
A Different Way to Win
Dan Rooney's Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule
Jim Rooney - Nov 14, 2019
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Dan Rooney was one of the most influential sports executives of his generation, the man who transformed the Pittsburgh Steelers into one of the National Football League’s great dynasties and premiere franchises. Some of his most important achievements, however, took place off the playing field as he sought to bring about equity in the league’s hiri...
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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer
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The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
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The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
Heartland by Sarah Smarsh
Inland by Téa Obreht
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
The Sixth Man by Andre Iguodala
Furious Hours by Casey Cep
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
Finding My Voice by Valerie Jarrett
Lot by Bryan Washington
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
We Live in Water by Jess Walter
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight
American Prison by Shane Bauer
Florida by Lauren Groff
There There by Tommy Orange
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
The World as It Is by Ben Rhodes
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
Arthur Ashe by Raymond Arsenault
Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar
Educated by Tara Westover
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne
The Return by Hisham Matar
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen
Futureface by Alex Wagner
Truth Decay by Jennifer Kavanagh
The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Grant by Ron Chernow
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Janesville by Amy Goldstein
Basketball by Shea Serrano
Dying by Cory Taylor
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Washington by Ron Chernow
In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu
Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Four Great Tragedies by William Shakespeare
New American Standard Bible by The Lockman Foundaiton
Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch