Week of 24 Apr 2016
The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes

by Anderson Cooper

When Breath Becomes Air
A moving meditation on mortality by a gifted writer whose dual perspectives of physician and patient provide a singular clarity.
Kirkus

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Jane Franklin was an amazing woman who raised her children and grandchildren while still having the time to read and think for herself. We can only see into her mind because her correspondent was famous and because a vastly talented biographer reassembled her for us.
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Book of Ages

by Jill Lepore

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Larson...once again demonstrates his expert researching skills and writing abilities, this time shedding light on nagging questions about the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915...An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster.
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Dead Wake

by Erik Larson

Alexander Hamilton
Literate and full of engaging historical asides. By far the best of the many lives of Hamilton now in print, and a model of the biographer’s art.
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Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
...the Berlin Olympics were carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl to show the world the terrifying images of Aryan “purity” and Nazi supremacy. Yet for these American boys, it was an amazing dream. A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends.
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The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown

Smarter Faster Better

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Smarter Faster Better

by Charles Duhigg

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
An intriguing meditation on the nature of the universe and our attempts to understand it that should appeal to both scientists and general readers.
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

by Carlo Rovelli

Mother, Can You Not?: And You Thought Your Mom Was Crazy...

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Mother, Can You Not?

by Kate Siegel

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
By confronting the reality rather than pretending it can be beaten...the medical establishment can offer the kind of compassion that allows for more humane ways to die. As Gawande reminds readers, “endings matter.” A sensitive, intelligent and heartfelt examination of the processes of aging and dying.
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Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

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The Sleep Revolution

by Arianna Huffington

The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

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The Third Wave

by Steve Case

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
The view from inside this little-understood disorder offers both cold comfort and real hope, which makes it an exceptionally useful contribution to the literature.
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Look Me in the Eye

by John Elder Robison

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

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Disrupted

by Dan Lyons

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.
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Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Lab Girl

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Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren

Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

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Becoming Grandma

by Lesley Stahl

Lust & Wonder

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Lust & Wonder

by Augusten Burroughs

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
In this smart, earnest, and timely assessment, Orenstein urges frank, open communication among trusted adults and curious teens...
Publishers Weekly

Girls and Sex

by Peggy Orenstein

Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again

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Where the Light Gets In

by Kimberly Williams-Paisley