Week of 07 May 2017
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
Ultimately, Allen and Parnes get inside the campaign but not inside the mind of Hillary Clinton. Much the same seems to have been true for most of her staff and, ultimately, the voters.
NPR


Shattered

by Jonathan Allen

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

Old School: Life in the Sane Lane

No Critic Review

Old School

by Bill O'Reilly

Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

No Critic Review

Black Privilege

by Charlamagne Tha God

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics.
Kirkus

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

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

The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels

No Critic Review

The True Jesus

by David Limbaugh

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

This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
The author sounds the alarm that an oligarchy is in the making, and her urgency is palpable and necessary. Inspiring words to empower Warren's marching army.
Kirkus


This Fight Is Our Fight

by Elizabeth Warren

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
This is an absorbing book, diminished sometimes by the choppy way Ackerman balances Antonina’s account with the larger story of the Warsaw Holocaust. For me, the more interesting story is Antonina’s.
NY Times


The Zookeeper's Wife

by Diane Ackerman

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

Note to Self

No Critic Review

Note to Self

by Connor Franta

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For
McCullough is relentlessly positive...in his account of the long friendship between France and the United States, he does not mention the Iraq War, “freedom fries,” etc. But, as Emily Dickinson wrote, “hope is the thing with feathers,” and it is that bird that swoops through all.
Kirkus

NPR

The American Spirit

by David McCullough

The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future
New labor legislation will need to be overhauled, he writes, in order to make the envisioned changes possible. Opportunity beckons, and Case ably describes the possibilities, but the price of the chase may harm as well as benefit.
Kirkus

The Third Wave

by Steve Case

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
A colorful tale of true adventure, marked by satisfyingly unexpected twists, turns and plenty of dark portents.
Kirkus


The Lost City of Z

by David Grann