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    Americanah

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Americanah

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The bestselling novel—a love story of race and identity—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.

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    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intim

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    Good Omens

    Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

    Good Omens

    Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

    The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, soon to be an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. “Good Omens . . .

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    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St.

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    My Brilliant Friend

    Elena Ferrante

    My Brilliant Friend

    Elena Ferrante

    A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila.

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    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    John Irving

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    John Irving

    A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the ins

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    The Sympathizer

    Viet Thanh Nguyen

    The Sympathizer

    Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction “[A] remarkable debut novel . .

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    There There

    Tommy Orange

    There There

    Tommy Orange

    ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Opra

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    The Way of Kings

    Brandon Sanderson

    The Way of Kings

    Brandon Sanderson

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.

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Digital Non-Fiction Staff Picks

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    Bad Blood

    John Carreyrou

    Bad Blood

    John Carreyrou

    NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year The

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    Between the World and Me

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Between the World and Me

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New

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    Dark Money

    Jane Mayer

    Dark Money

    Jane Mayer

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today?

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    Evicted

    Matthew Desmond

    Evicted

    Matthew Desmond

    WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way

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    The Passage of Power

    Robert A. Caro

    The Passage of Power

    Robert A. Caro

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE Book Four of Robert A.

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    Secondhand Time

    Svetlana Alexievich

    Secondhand Time

    Svetlana Alexievich

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Sovie

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    Sh*t My Dad Says

    Justin Halpern

    Sh*t My Dad Says

    Justin Halpern

    “This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.” —Chelsea Handler “Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing.” —Kristen Bell “If you’re wondering

    Read more about Sh*t My Dad Says.
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    Underland: A Deep Time Journey

    Robert Macfarlane

    Underland: A Deep Time Journey

    Robert Macfarlane

    National Bestseller • New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” • NPR “Favorite Books of 2019” • Guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award From

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    We Have No Idea

    Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

    We Have No Idea

    Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

    The perfect graduation gift Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange and mysterious universe. Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps.

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    When Breath Becomes Air

    Paul Kalanithi

    When Breath Becomes Air

    Paul Kalanithi

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon att

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