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One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767919418
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
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The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone... Read more >
One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385537827
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $12.99

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
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In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21... Read more >
Born to Run
Born to Run
Written by Christopher McDougall
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ISBN: 9780307279187
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Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Written by Christopher McDougall


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $16.00

An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
 
Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover... Read more >
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Written by Rebecca Skloot
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ISBN: 9780307589385
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $9.99

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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and...

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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Warmth of Other Suns
Written by Isabel Wilkerson
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ISBN: 9780679763888
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Written by Isabel Wilkerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER
HEARTLAND AWARD... Read more >
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Written by Katherine Boo
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ISBN: 9780679643951
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Written by Katherine Boo


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts... Read more >
Kindred
Kindred
Written by Octavia Butler
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807083697
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Kindred

Written by Octavia Butler


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2004
Price: $15.00

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn... Read more >
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Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
Written by Sonia Nazario
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ISBN: 9780812971781
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Enrique's Journey

Written by Sonia Nazario


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $16.00

Now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more, this is the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America.

Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography... Read more >
1493
1493
Written by Charles C. Mann
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ISBN: 9780307278241
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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China...

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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Written by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui
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ISBN: 9780307589675
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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

Written by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $12.00

“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.”
 
Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married... Read more >
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