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as published by The New York Times. Updated weekly: February 1, 2016
1. Book Jacket for: When breath becomes air

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
By Kalanithi, Paul
A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

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2. Book Jacket for: The name of God Is mercy [sound recording]

THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY
By Francis, Pope with Tornielli, Andrea
In a conversation with a Vatican reporter, the pontiff explores the cornerstone of his faith.

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3. Book Jacket for: Between the world and me

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
By Coates, Ta-Nehisi
A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage soney.

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4. Book Jacket for: The road to Little Dribbling : adventures of an American in Britain

THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING
By Bryson, Bill
An American expatriate travels around his adopted country, Britain.

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5. Book Jacket for: Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

DARK MONEY
By Mayer, Jane
An account of how the Koch brothers and other super-wealthy donors deployed their money to change American politics.

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6. Book Jacket for: Killing Reagan : the violent assault that changed a presidency

KILLING REAGAN
By O'Reilly, Bill and Dugard, Martin
The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.

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7. Book Jacket for: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates : the Forgotten war that changed American history

THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES
By Kilmeade, Brian and Yaeger, Don
The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

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8. Book Jacket for: Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

BEING MORTAL
By Gawande, Atul
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.

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9. Book Jacket for: Crippled America : how to make America great again

CRIPPLED AMERICA
By Trump, Donald J.
The real estate developer and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination shares his ideas for making America great again.

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10. Book Jacket for: Modern romance

MODERN ROMANCE
By Ansari, Aziz with Klinenberg, Eric
The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

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11. Book Jacket for: The Wright brothers

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
By McCullough, David
The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.

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12.* Book Jacket for: Why the right went wrong : conservatism-- from Goldwater to the Tea Party and beyond

WHY THE RIGHT WENT WRONG
By Dionne Jr., E.J.
Republican politics from Goldwater onward.

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13. Book Jacket for: Notorious RBG : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NOTORIOUS RBG
By Carmon, Irin and Knizhnik, Shana
A celebration of the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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14. Book Jacket for: H is for Hawk

H IS FOR HAWK
By Macdonald, Helen
A grief-stricken British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a fierce bird that is notoriously difficult to tame.

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15. Book Jacket for: The Witches : Salem, 1692

THE WITCHES
By Schiff, Stacy
An account of the Salem witch trials of 1692.

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16.* Book Jacket for: Gratitude

GRATITUDE
By Sacks, Oliver
Four essays, written between 2013 and 2015, about living a good life and facing mortality, by the neurologist and author, who died last August.

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17. Book Jacket for: What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

WHAT IF?
By Munroe, Randall
Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

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18. Book Jacket for: Spqr A History of Ancient Rome. [electronic resource] :

SPQR
By Beard, Mary
A concise history of ancient Rome.

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19. Book Jacket for: Humans of New York: stories

HUMANS OF NEW YORK STORIES
By Stanton, Brandon
More photographs, this time accompanied by interviews, from the creator of the blog and the book “Humans of New York.”

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