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  • When Breath Becomes Air

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Comfort Book

    by Matt Haig ...
    **An instant New York Times Bestseller!The new uplifting book from Matt Haig, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library, for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement.Named by The Washington Post as one of the best feel-good books of 2021.“It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Hood Feminism

    Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

    by Mikki Kendall ...
    **A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“The fights against hunger, homelessness, poverty, health disparities, poor schools, homophobia, transphobia, and domestic violence are feminist fights. Kendall offers a feminism rooted in the livelihood of everyday women.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 *New York Times-*bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, in The Atlantic“One of the most important books of the current ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Heart Full of Lies

    A True Story of Desire and Death

    by Ann Rule ...
    In perhaps the most profound character portrait she has ever drawn, America's bestselling true-crime writer, Ann Rule, asks, Can the female really be deadlier than the male? In Heart Full of Lies, she answers that question in one of her most intriguing tales ever -- a riveting story of seduction, betrayal, and murder.Liysa and Chris Northon seemed the epitome of idyllic lovers when they married on ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Emperor of All Maladies

    A Biography of Cancer

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this New York Times bestseller is “an extraordinary achievement” (The New Yorker)—a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.Now ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Davos Man

    How the Billionaires Devoured the World

    A San Francisco Chronicle BestsellerThe New York Times’s Global Economics Correspondent masterfully reveals how billionaires’ systematic plunder of the world—brazenly accelerated during the pandemic—has transformed 21st-century life and dangerously destabilized democracy.“Davos Man will be read a hundred years from now as a warning.” —Evan Osnos“Excellent. A powerful, fiery book, a... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

    The most powerful, important historical novel of 2022

    by Erin Litteken ...
    Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo."A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine’s tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken.” Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond EyeIn the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Fourth of July and the Founding of America

    The Startling Truth Behind the Birth of Our Country

    A history of the holiday and an “elegant, ironic, brief but deeply researched meditation on what makes America America” (Financial Times).Holidays of all sorts are celebrated in the United States, many rooted in the country’s great diversity of ethnicities, religions, and cultures. But one day unites all Americans: the Fourth of July. Every year, Independence Day revelers mark the founding of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Emergency

    A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

    by Thomas Fisher ...
    **The riveting, pulse-pounding story of a year in the life of an emergency room doctor trying to steer his patients and colleagues through a crushing pandemic and a violent summer, amidst a healthcare system that seems determined to leave them behind“Gripping . . . eloquent . . . This book reminds us how permanently interesting our bodies are, especially when they go wrong.”—The New York TimesONE ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Invention of News

    How the World Came to Know About Itself

    “A fascinating account of the gathering and dissemination of news from the end of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution” and the rise of the newspaper (Glenn Altschuler, The Huffington Post).Long before the invention of printing, let alone the daily newspaper, people wanted to stay informed. In the pre-industrial era, news was mostly shared through gossip, sermons, and proclamations. The age of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Scheisse! We're Going Up!

    The Unexpected Rise of Berlin's Rebel Football Club

    by Kit Holden ...
    A CLUB ON THE RISE. A CITY IN FLUX. THIS IS UNION BERLIN.No football club in the world has fans like 1. FC Union Berlin. The underdogs from East Berlin have stuck it to the Stasi, built their own stadium and even given blood to save their club. But now they face a new and terrifying prospect: success.Scheisse! tells the human stories behind the unexpected rise of this unique football club. But it ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

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  • Ejaculate Responsibly

    A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion

    In Ejaculate Responsibly, Gabrielle Blair offers a provocative reframing of the abortion issue in post-Roe America. In a series of 28 brief arguments, she deftly makes the case for moving the abortion debate away from controlling and legislating women’s bodies and instead directs the focus on men’s lack of accountability in preventing unwanted pregnancies.Highly readable, accessible, funny, and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

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  • Rest Is Resistance

    A Manifesto

    by Tricia Hersey ...
    Disrupt and push back against capitalism and white supremacy by connecting to the liberating power of rest, daydreaming, and naps as a foundation for healing and justice. Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, encourages us to elevate rest as a form of resistance and a divine human right.What would it be like to live in a well-rested world? Far too many of us have claimed productivity as the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

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  • Pale Rider

    The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World

    by Laura Spinney ...
    In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska, and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus -- one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on twentieth-century history.The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth -- from the poorest ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Talking to Strangers

    What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

    Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong**—now with a new afterword by the author.**A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free PressHow did Fidel Castro fool the CIA f... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Life Laid Bare

    The Survivors in Rwanda Speak

    by Jean Hatzfeld ...
    Translated by Linda Coverdale ...
    "To make the effort to understand what happened in Rwanda is a painful task that we have no right to shirk–it is part of being a moral adult."–Susan SontagIn the late 1990s, French author and journalist Jean Hatzfeld made several journeys into the hilly, marshy region of the Bugesera, one of the areas most devastated by the Rwandan genocide of April 1994, where an average of five out of six Tutsis ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Viral Storm

    The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age

    by Nathan Wolfe ...
    “One of the world’s foremost virus hunters” (Financial Times), Stanford University biologist Nathan Wolfe reveals the origins of the world’s most deadly diseases and how we can combat and stop contagions.A “mix of biology, history, medicine, and first-hand experience [that] is potent and irresistible,”* The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age shares information Wolfe uncovered on his ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Rogues

    True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Pain and Say Nothing—and one of the most decorated journalists of our time—twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue“I read everything he writes. Every time he writes a book, I read it. Every time he writes an article, I read it … he’s a national treasure.” —Rachel Maddow“Patrick ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Surveillance State

    Inside China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control

    Where is the line between digital utopia and digital police state?Surveillance State tells the gripping, startling, and detailed story of how China’s Communist Party is building a new kind of political control: shaping the will of the people through the sophisticated—and often brutal—harnessing of data.It is a story born in Silicon Valley and America’s “War on Terror,” and now playing out in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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  • The Sewing Girl's Tale

    A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America

    New York Times Editors’ ChoiceRenowned historian John Wood Sweet's The Sewing Girl’s Tale presents a riveting Revolutionary Era drama of the first published rape trial in American history and its long, shattering aftermath, revealing how much has changed over two centuries—and how much has not.On a moonless night in the summer of 1793 a crime was committed in the back room of a New York brothel ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Devil in the White City

    A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America

    by Erik Larson ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true tale of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the cunning serial killer who used the magic and majesty of the fair to lure his victims to their death.“Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel .... It doesn’t hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction.” —The New York TimesCombining meticulous ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Solitary

    “An uncommonly powerful memoir about four decades in confinement . . . A profound book about friendship [and] solitary confinement in the United States.” —New York TimesFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book AwardSolitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement—in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, twenty-three hours a day, in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Racecraft

    The Soul of Inequality in American Life

    A new edition of a celebrated contemporary work on race and racismPraised by a wide variety of people from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Zadie Smith, Racecraft “ought to be positioned,” as Bookforum put it, “at the center of any discussion of race in American life.”Most people assume racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen ... Read more

    $9.99 USD