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 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gawande, Atul
Call Number:
362.175 G2845b 2014
Description:

Gawande tackles medicine’s hardest challenge: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

Artist/Author/Cast:
O'Neill, Zora
Call Number:
910.91 O5883a 2016
Description:

A lively, hilarious, and warm-hearted exploration of the Arabic language and culture guided by a seasoned travel writer.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Call Number:
523.01 T9946a 2017
Description:

In fun and digestible chapters, Tyson explains the universe and other complex scientific concepts.

The Best We Could Do
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bui, Thi
Call Number:
GN 973.0495 B9322b 2017
Description:

An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam and their resettling in America.

Between the World and Me
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Call Number:
305.800973 C6528b 2015
Description:

Written as essays to his teenage son, Coates confronts the notion of race and how it has shaped American history.

Brain on Fire : My Month of Madness
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cahalan, Susannah
Call Number:
616.8320092 C1322b 2013
Description:

A powerful memoir of a woman's descent into madness and her struggle to recapture her identity.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Klosterman, Chuck
Call Number:
303.49 K6644b 2016
Description:

Full of intelligence and insight, the author gleefully turns ideas upside down, challenging our beliefs for a better understanding.

Dead Wake : The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Erik
Call Number:
940.4514 L3345d 2015
Description:

A gripping account of a disaster that shifted the United States' opinion against Germany in World War I.

Educated : A Memoir
Artist/Author/Cast:
Westover, Tara (Contribution by)
Call Number:
362.8292 W5368e 2018
Description:

Westover recounts her remarkable journey from an extreme survivalist upbringing in Idaho to finding herself through an education. 

Artist/Author/Cast:
O'Brien, Keith
Call Number:
940.544973 O1366f 2018
Description:

An exciting chronicle of the pioneering women who risked their lives in pursuit of their passion for flying.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Millard, Candice
Call Number:
941.084092 M6457h 2016
Description:

A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's brash heroics in the South African Republic in 1899.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Shetterly, Margot Lee
Call Number:
510.92 L4815h 2016
Description:

The phenomenal story of the black female mathematicians whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Vance, J.D.
Call Number:
305.562 V2228h 2016
Description:

A powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town illuminating the struggles of America's white working class.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yousafzai, Malala
Call Number:
371.822 Y8288i 2013
Description:

When the Taliban took control of a remote valley in Pakistan, one girl fought for her right to an education.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler`s Berlin
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Erik
Call Number:
943.086 L33465i 2011
Description:
A vivid portrait of Berlin during Hitler's reign through the eyes of William E. Dodd and his daughter, Martha.
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jahren, Hope
Call Number:
570.92 J2534L 2016
Description:

A beautifully written memoir about the process of scientific discovery, relationships, and the daily miracles of the natural world.

Lands of Lost Borders : A Journey on the Silk Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
Harris, Kate
Call Number:
Call No. 915.804 H3148L 2018
Description:

An insightful travelogue detailing the journey of two friends who rode bicycles along the ancient Silk Road.

Leonardo Da Vinci
Artist/Author/Cast:
Isaacson, Walter
Call Number:
92 Leonardo 2017
Description:

A powerful story of the exhilarating mind of one of the greatest creative geniuses of all time.

The Line Becomes a River : Dispatches from the Border
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cantú, Francisco
Call Number:
363.285092 C2332L 2018
Description:

A lyrical and moving account of a third generation Mexican-American who sees for himself the ordeals of "crossers."

The Lost City of the Monkey God
Artist/Author/Cast:
Preston, Douglas
Call Number:
972.85 P9374Lo 2017
Description:

Against warnings by indigenous tribes, an expedition enters a lost city found in the heart of the Honduran rain forest.

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