Week of 24 Sep 2017
The Glass Castle
Walls’s journalistic bare-bones style makes for a chilling, wrenching, incredible testimony of childhood neglect. A pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, thoroughly American story
Kirkus


The Glass Castle

by Jeannette Walls

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year.
Kirkus


Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

No Critic Review

Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

No Critic Review

Why Buddhism is True

by Robert Wright

It Takes Two: Our Story

No Critic Review

It Takes Two

by Jonathan Scott

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Writing with wit and verve, Harari, professor of history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, attempts to explain how Homo sapiens came to be the dominant species on Earth...Harari is provocative and entertaining but his expansive scope only allows him to skim the surface.
Publishers Weekly


Sapiens

by Yuval Harari

The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left

No Critic Review

The Big Lie

by Dinesh D'Souza

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
A story that moves from thrilling to sobering, fascinating to downright scary—trademark Preston, in other words, and another winner.
Kirkus

The Lost City of the Monkey God

by Douglas Preston

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
In short order, you’ll be conversant in mind-bending trivia about “star stuff” that may fundamentally shift your perspective of our place in the universe—and convince you to pursue some of the many fine longer-form books on the subject.
Kirkus

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

No Critic Review

Fantasyland

by Kurt Andersen

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
...though he allows that Republicans “are just awful,” he also holds that Democrats have to accommodate the fact that they exist and try to get things done with them—all except maybe Ted Cruz. Here’s how the sausage is made on Capitol Hill—and in Franken’s case, made with a smile.
Kirkus

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

by Al Franken

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
This page-turner surges forward with the pacing of a true-crime thriller, elevated by Grann's crisp and evocative prose and enhanced by dozens of period photographs.
Kirkus


Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

No Critic Review

The Radium Girls

by Kate Moore

The Miracle of Dunkirk

No Critic Review

The Miracle of Dunkirk

by Walter Lord

Between the World and Me
...eloquent memoir as a letter to his teenage son, bearing witness to his own experiences and conveying passionate hopes for his son’s life.
Kirkus


Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates