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"Becoming Grandma" by Lesley Stahl

'Becoming Grandma' by Lesley Stahl

Adult Book From one of the country’s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman’s life.  After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl’s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she w ...

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"The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss" by Anderson Cooper

'The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss' by Anderson Cooper

Adult Book #1 New York Times Bestseller A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their livesThough Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brie ...

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"The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time" by Arianna Huffington

'The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time' by Arianna Huffington

Adult Book We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution.  Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives. In he ...

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"Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble" by Dan Lyons

'Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble' by Dan Lyons

Adult Book INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Wildly entertaining ... Lyons has injected a dose of sanity into a world gone mad." ---Ashlee Vance, New York Times-bestselling author of Elon MuskFor twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just ...

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"The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future" by Steve Case

'The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future' by Steve Case

Adult Book NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLEROne of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest merger in the history of business—shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology.Steve Case’s career began when he cofounded America Online (AOL ...

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"High-Value Veggies: A garden investment guide to edibles that give the most bang for the buck" by Mel Bartholomew

'High-Value Veggies: A garden investment guide to edibles that give the most bang for the buck' by Mel Bartholomew

Adult Book Calculate the return on investment for your vegetable garden and get the most bang for your gardening bucks!Get the most return on investment from your garden by calculating which vegetables, fruits, and herbs give the highest payback. To make the selection process of what to grow easy, Mel Bartholomew--author of the best-selling Square Foot Gardening--has a new book to maximize your garden's ROI. High-Value ...

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"The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero" by Timothy Egan

'The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero' by Timothy Egan

Adult Book From the National Book Award–winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.   The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher ...

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"Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business" by Charles Duhigg

'Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business' by Charles Duhigg

Adult Book A new book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life. ...

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"Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror" by Michael V. Hayden

'Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror' by Michael V. Hayden

Adult Book An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change   For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play t ...

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"A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy" by Sue Klebold

'A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy' by Sue Klebold

Adult Book On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.   For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be res ...

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"Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World" by Adam M. Grant

'Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World' by Adam M. Grant

Adult Book With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated tradition ...

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"Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators" by Rhonda Fleming Hayes

'Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators' by Rhonda Fleming Hayes

Adult Book Want to do your part in helping your local pollinators flourish? Pollinator Friendly Gardening makes it easy. Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden? How about making sure your local environment helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? If you are a beekeeper, are you looking for the ideal plants to keep your colony happy?Pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees are ...

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"When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi

'When Breath Becomes Air' by Paul Kalanithi

Adult Book THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York TimesAt the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live ...

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"Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars" by Juan Martinez

'Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars' by Juan Martinez

Adult Book Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation.Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerg ...

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"Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right" by Jane Mayer

'Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right' by Jane Mayer

Adult Book Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?      The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the ascendancy of a br ...

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"Boys in the Trees: A Memoir" by Carly Simon

'Boys in the Trees: A Memoir' by Carly Simon

Adult Book The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller A People Magazine Top Ten Book of the Year!"Intelligent and captivating. Don't miss it." - People Magazine"One of the best celebrity memoirs of the year." -The Hollywood ReporterRock Star. Composer and Lyricist. Feminist Icon. Survivor. ...

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"The Name of God Is Mercy" by Pope Francis

'The Name of God Is Mercy' by Pope Francis

Adult Book NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea ...

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"The Promise (Elvis Cole #16, Joe Pike, #5)" by Robert Crais

'The Promise (Elvis Cole #16, Joe Pike, #5)' by Robert Crais

Adult Book Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in the new heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais.             Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed.   ...

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"Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person" by Shonda Rhimes

'Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person' by Shonda Rhimes

Adult Book ***AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***In this poignant, hilarious, and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder reveals how saying YES changed her life—and how it can change yours too.She’s the creator and producer of so ...

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"Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush" by Jon Meacham

'Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush' by Jon Meacham

Adult Book From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush’s diaries and to his family, Destiny and Power paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic ...

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"Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History" by Brian Kilmeade

'Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History' by Brian Kilmeade

Adult Book From the authors of the  New York Times  bestseller  George Washington’s Secret Six , the little-known story of Thomas Jefferson’s battle to defend America against Islamic pirates. Brian Kilmeade – cohost of “Fox & Friends” on Fox News and the national radio show “Kilmeade & Friends” – returns with another fascinati ...

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"The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs" by Elias Weiss Friedman

'The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs' by Elias Weiss Friedman

Adult Book New York Times bestsellerThe Dogist is a beautiful, funny, and inspiring tribute to the beloved dogs in our lives. Every page presents dog portraits that command our attention. Whether because of the look in a dog’s eyes, its innate beauty, or even the clothes its owner has dressed it in, the photos will make you ooh and aah, laugh, and fall in love. Photographed by Elias Weiss Fried ...

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"Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again" by Donald J. Trump

'Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again' by Donald J. Trump

Adult Book Look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC, are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them?It’s time to bring America back to its rightful owners—the American people.I’m not going to play the same game politici ...

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"The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!" by Ree Drummond

'The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!' by Ree Drummond

Adult Book THERE’S NO TIME LIKE DINNERTIME!Oh, don’t get me wrong. I adore breakfast. I love lunch! But dinnertime definitely tops them all. It’s the time of day when we reunite with our sweeties, our kids, our friends, our parents . . . and catch up on the events of the day over something mouthwatering and delicious. Dinnertime anchors us, nourishes us, and reassures us. It’s the greatest meal of the day! The P ...

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"The Witches: Salem, 1692" by Stacy Schiff

'The Witches: Salem, 1692' by Stacy Schiff

Adult Book The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most ...

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