Week of 26 Mar 2017
Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

No Critic Review

Portraits of Courage

by George W. Bush

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 Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (Movie Tie-in)  (Movie Tie-in Editions)

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The Zookeeper's Wife

by Diane Ackerman

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

Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America

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Big Agenda

by David Horowitz

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Concise and relatively short, “The Stranger in the Woods” is possessed of a readability that borders on the compulsive. Filled with details writ both large and small, the book allows a glimpse (albeit an unavoidably incomplete one) at the sort of man who would willingly embrace such a life.
The Maine Edge

The Stranger in the Woods

by Michael Finkel

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.
Chron

The Magnolia Story

by Chip Gaines

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

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

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

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

by Douglas Preston

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

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On Tyranny

by Timothy Snyder

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

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Blitzed

by Norman Ohler

Thank You for Being Late: Pausing to Reflect on the Twenty-First Century
The celebrated New York Times columnist diagnoses this unprecedented historical moment and suggests strategies for “resilience and propulsion” that will help us adapt...Required reading for a generation that’s “going to be asked to dance in a hurricane.”
Kirkus

Thank You for Being Late

by Thomas L. Friedman