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 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gawande, Atul
Call Number:
362.175 G2845b 2014
Description:

Gawande tackles medicine’s hardest challenge: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Artist/Author/Cast:
Druckerman, Pamela
Call Number:
649.10944 D7942b 2012
Description:

A journalist sets out to learn French secrets to raising a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and relaxed parents.

Cleopatra: A Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schiff, Stacy
Call Number:
92 Cleopatra 2010
Description:

Schiff peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Cleopatra and attempts to reveal a legend in her own time.

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Artist/Author/Cast:
Millard, Candice
Call Number:
973.84092 M6457d 2011
Description:

A splendidly insightful, three-way biography of President James Garfield; Charles Guiteau, his assassin; and inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World`s Favorite Drink and Changed History
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rose, Sarah
Call Number:
382.41372 R7976f 2010
Description:

A thrilling narrative that follows the journey of a Scottish gardener hired to steal China's tea secrets in 1848.

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCullough, David
Call Number:
920.009213 M1335g 2011
Description:

A fascinating story of American artists and scientists and their life-changing experiences in 19th century Paris.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kristof, Nicholas D.; WuDunn, Sheryl
Call Number:
362.8309172 K9256h 2009
Description:

A Pulitzer Prize winning husband-and-wife reporter team tracks the growing movement to empower women in the developing world.

Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Albom, Mitch
Call Number:
296.7 A3396h 2009
Description:

The story of an unusual request: an 82-year old rabbi asks Albom to deliver his eulogy.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yousafzai, Malala
Call Number:
371.822 Y8288i 2013
Description:

When the Taliban took control of a remote valley in Pakistan, one girl fought for her right to an education.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Artist/Author/Cast:
Skloot, Rebecca
Call Number:
92 Lacks 2010
Description:

The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler`s Berlin
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Erik
Call Number:
943.086 L33465i 2011
Description:

A vivid portrait of Berlin during Hitler's reign through the eyes of William E. Dodd and his daughter, Martha.

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sides, Hampton
Call Number:
910.452 S5687i 2014
Description:

A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole.

The Innovators:  How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Artist/Author/Cast:
Isaacson, Walter
Call Number:
004.0922 I7394i 2014
Description:

Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet.

Little Princes: One Man`s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grennan, Conor
Call Number:
362.76 G8272L 2011
Description:

A riveting story of Grennan's year in Nepal when he discovered that his young charges were victims rescued from human traffickers.

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grann, David
Call Number:
918.11046 G7592L 2009
Description:

A gripping account of the fate of English explorer, Percy Fawcett and his son in the Brazilian jungle in 1925.

Open: An Autobiography
Artist/Author/Cast:
Agassi, Andre
Call Number:
796.342092 A2622o 2009
Description:

Agassi hated tennis--this is the biggest revelation in his very revealing autobiography.

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roach, Mary
Call Number:
571.0919 R6282p 2010
Description:

An exploration of the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Artist/Author/Cast:
Duhigg, Charles
Call Number:
158.1 D8713p 2012
Description:

Charles Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can`t Stop Talking
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cain, Susan
Call Number:
155.232 C1358q 2012
Description:

This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gibney, Michael
Call Number:
641.59 G4474s 2014
Description:

Sous Chef is an immersive work that allows readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors.

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