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This week's New York Times Bestsellers: Nonfiction

 

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Astrophysics for People in A Hurry

Astrophysics for People in A Hurry
Tyson, Neil deGrasse

"The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 404 on 152 copies

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of A Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of A Family and Culture in Crisis
Vance, J. D.

Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 206 copies

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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire : A 500-year History

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire : A 500-year History
Andersen, Kurt, 1954-

Explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters, and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of individuals from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion, and magical thinking.


Format: Book
Holds: 188 on 24 copies

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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Franken, Al

The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 167 copies

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Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
Wright, Robert, 1957-

Author Robert Wright shows how Buddhist meditative practice can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and deepen your appreciation of beauty and other people. -- Adapted from book jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 125 copies

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Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Coates, Ta-Nehisi

"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 58 on 89 copies

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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
Sandberg, Sheryl

"From Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart--and her journal--to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere. and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. "I want Dave," she cried. Her friend replied, "Option A is not available," and then promised to help her make the most of Option B. We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 163 copies

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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History
Ward, Geoffrey C.

"A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 26 on 6 copies

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It Takes Two: Our Story

It Takes Two: Our Story
Scott, Jonathan, 1978 April 28-

Shares tales of the authors' childhood and rise to fame, from their years modeling and acting to their first house purchase at the age of eighteen and their rise to become the hosts of "Property Brothers" and other popular HGTV shows.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 8 copies

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Grann, David


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 152 copies

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