Week of 05 Feb 2017
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Exploring the intimate relationships among blackness, womanhood, and 20th-century American technological development, Shetterly crafts a narrative that is crucial to understanding subsequent movements for civil rights.
Publishers Weekly

Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly

Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

No Critic Review

Three Days in January

by Bret Baier

The Magnolia Story
...each story feels a bit short and glossed over on the way to a guaranteed happy ending for the Gaines family. Regardless, "Fixer Upper" fans will be happy with what they find, leaving Chip and Joanna plenty left to reveal as their Magnolia story continues.

The Magnolia Story

by Chip Gaines

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

No Critic Review

The Undoing Project

by Michael Lewis

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

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the most difficult circumstances, and describes a clear path for attaining it.
Publishers Weekly

The Book of Joy

by Dalai Lama

Born a Crime
In the end, “Born a Crime” is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother...
NY Times

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah

Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus

No Critic Review

Insane Clown President

by Matt Taibbi

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.

Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Readers of history will have learned the same lessons from John Dower's Embracing Defeat or Richard Frank's Downfall, two of many rich accounts of the war against Japan. But that's not O'Reilly's way; he views history as another lens through which he can view himself. It's time for the killing to stop.
USA Today

Killing the Rising Sun

by Bill O'Reilly

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

No Critic Review

The Lost City of the Monkey God

by Douglas Preston

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.

Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow

The Princess Diarist
This is a moving, beautiful and sincerely incisive work. She’s so much fun, and so much more human than any of us (except probably her dog, Gary Fisher) can begin to imagine. I’m so grateful for this authentic, brave book.
Book Reporter

The Princess Diarist

by Carrie Fisher

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

No Critic Review

Tears We Cannot Stop

by Michael Eric Dyson

The Long Game: The Greatness of the Obama Presidency

No Critic Review

The Long Game

by Jonathan Chait