• Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in A Mumbai Undercity

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in A Mumbai Undercity

    Boo, Katherine

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among many others.

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  • Leadership in Turbulent Times

    Leadership in Turbulent Times

    Goodwin, Doris Kearns

    While you wait for the newest, try "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream" or "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.," or any other of Goodwin's books.

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  • An American Marriage

    An American Marriage

    Jones, Tayari

    Currently (summer 2018) one of our Peak Picks!

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  • UNSHELTERED: A Novel

    UNSHELTERED: A Novel

    Kingsolver, Barbara

    While you wait, try any of Kingsolver's novels or essays.

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  • These Truths: A History of the United States

    These Truths: A History of the United States

    Lepore, Jill

    While you wait, try "The Secret History of Wonder Woman."

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  • Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions

    Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions

    Luiselli, Valeria

    An essay collection structured around the 40 questions she translates and asks undocumented Latin American children facing deportation.

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  • Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

    Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

    Mbue, Imbolo

    A lovely portrait of a Cameroonian immigrant family in New York City on the eve of the Great Recession. The New York Times called it a “big-hearted novel.”

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  • Feel Free: Essays

    Feel Free: Essays

    Smith, Zadie

    Essays that explore politics, libraries (!), and global warming. If you’re feeling like reading fiction, try Smith's "On Beauty."

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  • In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

    In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

    Walker, Alice

    If you know her best for "The Color Purple," try this story collection or look at her nonfiction, including "The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way" or "In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens: Womanist Prose."

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  • Don't Call Us Dead: Poems

    Don't Call Us Dead: Poems

    Smith, Danez

    Smith’s Don’t Call Us Dead was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. The New Yorker says that Smith’s “poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”

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