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Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want

This a rich and engaging space for collective healing, integrity, and social commentary on the reasons why structural hurdles must be removed for racial justice to ever be achieved.
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The Book of Minds: How To Understand Ourselves and Other Beings, from Animals to AI to Aliens

This extensive tome will be a must-read for those with a keen interest in psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science, and for those who want to embark on a deep dive into the significance of the mind.
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Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis

Fans of Proulx’s fiction, even those with marginal interest in peatlands, will be intrigued by the snippets of memoir and the habits of a writer’s mind that this collection reveals.
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The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast

Two stories interweave, collide, and ripple for more than 40 years, and Johnson’s thorough, diligent research and brisk storytelling make this narrative compelling for those seeking thrills or truths. Recommended for readers interested in environmental or racial justice and the power of activism.
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An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity

Jackson and Jensen cut through pervasive denial about humanity’s destiny in a more hostile environment. As in an effective seminar, they posit a situation and then raise questions that will resonate with readers.
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The Hidden Universe: Adventures in Biodiversity

Readers interested in biodiversity, the environment, or ecology will enjoy this fascinating work. Readers advisory: for accounts of current innovative projects underway to preserve or restore biodiversity, check out Kinari Webb’s Guardians of the Trees and Hannah Lewis’s Mini-Forest Revolution.
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Chasing Plants: Journeys with a Botanist Through Rainforests, Swamps, and Mountains

Readers who enjoy travel narratives will like reading about incredible places that many will never see; they might be frustrated, however, when Thorogood says that some things can’t be described. For plant nerds seeking adventure.
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Off with Her Head: Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power

Fans of Herman’s previous works will likely find this enjoyable. Libraries catering to academics should see this as an optional purchase.
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Long Days, Short Years: A Cultural History of Modern Parenting

Though it’s difficult to parse Bomback’s writing into one neat takeaway or nugget of wisdom, his empathy and frankness shine through on each page. This book is enjoyable to read and likely to be validating for many parents of young children.

Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York

Highly recommended, not just for queer readers or scholars of LGBTQIA+ culture but for anyone who has felt inexorably gutted and remade during the COVID pandemic.

In the Footsteps of Audubon

This visually striking guide honors the beautiful American landscape as it appears today. Recommended for fans of Audubon or for those interested in the natural world or art.
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Imagine If…: Creating a Future for Us All

Readers seeking a wide-ranging philosophical look at society, education, and the future, will likely find this work of interest.

Len & Cub: A Queer History

Recommended for any LGBTQ+ history collection.

Killers Amidst Killers: Hunting Serial Killers Operating Under the Cloak of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Jensen is a respected figure in the true crime community, and his compelling, compassionate work is highly recommended.
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Can Microbial Communities Regenerate? Uniting Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Recommended for academic libraries that are purchasing the entire series. An optional purchase as a stand-alone for libraries with strong collections in ecology, evolution, and microbiology.
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How Fast Did T. rex Run? Unsolved Questions from the Frontiers of Dinosaur Science

An excellent book that shows the opportunities and potential of paleontology as a field for the intellectually curious scientist.
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Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters

Treat this like a tasting menu: explore sections and then pursue further study.
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Existential Physics: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions

Recommended for readers interested in philosophy of science and the sorts of questions that current science can and can’t answer.
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At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth

This compassionate reporting brings the reality of climate change to U.S. Americans.

Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between

Osmundson writes with hope for a world where racial inequities are addressed and people treat each other with love and kindness. Just as viruses change and mutate, so, too, can people, he suggests. Recommended.
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Birds and Us: A 12,000-Year History from Cave Art to Conservation

Includes a list of birds mentioned, extensive notes and bibliography, and an excellent index. An enjoyable book for those interested in birds or art.
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In the Spirit of Wetlands: Reviving Habitat in the Illinois River Watershed

Citizen environmentalists will be encouraged by the variety of approaches used to accomplish ecological and development goals far beyond this north-central Illinois watershed.
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Last Rites: The Evolution of the American Funeral

This is a swell companion piece for fans of Mary Roach’s Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, but libraries should also consider it a source of serious information for those who may be facing difficult end-of-life decisions.
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Rethink: Leading Voices on Life After Crisis and How We Can Make a Better World

These brief essays give the reader food for thought about the changes in the world not necessarily caused by but certainly exacerbated by COVID. It challenges readers to become part of the process of rethinking how to approach life after COVID.

Young, Gifted and Diverse: Origins of the New Black Elite

An extremely well-thought-out, -researched, and -structured look into the lives of people who have had to endure caste-inspired stigma throughout their lives.
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Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons From Five Revolutionary Women

A timely and fascinating volume for those interested in Russian and socialist history.
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What the Children Told Us: The Untold Story of the Famous “Doll Test” and the Black Psychologists Who Changed the World

The first book to detail the extensive work of two major contributors on the psychological effects of segregation is a worthwhile addition to collections.
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Just Dope: A Leading Attorney’s Personal Journey Inside the War on Drugs

For readers who enjoy drug war memoirs mixed with policy commentary.
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The Red Planet: A Natural History of Mars

Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about Mars. It will also appeal to those with an interest in the solar system and/or geology.
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A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks

This history of timekeeping devices and how they were impacted by developments in Newtonian physics and quantum mechanics is a good purchase for science collections.
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Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage

This candid and funny memoir will appeal widely, regardless of whether audiences have been married for years or eschew marriage entirely. Recommended for any memoir collection and for listeners seeking out incisive humor and honesty.

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The Hard Sell: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup

True crime fans will enjoy this expertly researched account of corporate malfeasance and mayhem committed by doctors.
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Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away

Fans of John le Carré and Ben MacIntyre will gobble this one up!

The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific

Readers of history will enjoy; highly recommended.
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Watergate: A New History

Listeners with an interest in American history and politics will relish this excellent production of Graff’s meticulously researched, comprehensive book.
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Coppice Agroforestry: Tending Trees for Product, Profit, and Woodland Ecology

A specific audience will greatly appreciate this clear and comprehensive text.
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First Dawn: From the Big Bang to Our Future in Space

Battiston’s book presents a useful synthesis across multiple scientific disciplines to arrive at a definition and general outline of cosmology, which is both timely and of great interest. However, the lack of illustrations and a glossary make it an optional purchase for public and academic libraries.
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Taxi from Another Planet: Conversations with Drivers About Life in the Universe

An interesting and humorous approach to questions about the universe with relatively in-depth subject exploration. Recommended to expand a science collection for general interest readers.
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What Your Food Ate: How To Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health

This fascinating look at how soil health affects the health of plants, livestock, and people will appeal to those interested in regenerative agriculture, the welfare of livestock, soil science, and more.

Paradoxes of Nostalgia: Cold War Triumphalism and Global Disorder Since 1989

Not easy to read, but an interesting, important book. For lovers of history and current events.
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The War of Nerves: Inside the Cold War Mind

A shrewd and remarkably timely examination of Cold War mentalities.
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Secrets of Santa Muerte: A Guide to the Prayers, Spells, Rituals, and Hexes

Readers of occult practices, Mexican culture, and goddess studies will find this title to be a comprehensive and respectful guide to all aspects of the folk saint.
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Capitalism: The Story Behind the Word

This work is something of an economics, history, and philosophy lecture all in one, reading more like an extended essay than a typical book. It is particularly recommended for libraries servicing economics, political science, and labor studies departments.
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In Transit: Being Non-Binary in a World of Dichotomies

Allies new and old will discover this book fills the gaps in the current conversations about trans people and communities.
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If There Are Any Heavens

Montemarano’s unique literary memoir offers an absorbing, visceral experience of the pandemic and should easily find a dedicated audience.
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Roosevelt Sweeps Nation: FDR’s 1936 Landslide and the Triumph of the Liberal Ideal

History bugs will find this popular history appealing.
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Great Hatred: The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP

McGreevy’s restrained account of this affair should appeal to lay and academic readers.
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The Crossroads of Civilization: A History of Vienna

Robertson packs so much history onto every page that casual readers may feel overwhelmed, but serious scholars of Viennese or European history could hardly find a more thorough resource.
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The Shape of Battle: The Art of War from the Battle of Hastings to D-Day

Lacking any real insight or overarching theme, this book is recommended only for devotees of British military history.
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Acceptance

A gripping firsthand account of a teenager navigating homelessness and the foster care system. It should appeal to many and may be of particular interest to school counselors, foster parents, psychologists, social workers, and others who work with children in difficult situations.
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Looking for an Enemy: 8 Essays on Antisemitism

A bold yet troubling treasure.

The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People

A meticulously written and engaging volume that may make readers pause and reconsider an issue they thought they already knew. Best suited for those interested in the history of the Middle East, Israel, U.S. studies, and Jewish history.

Devil Dogs: King Company, Third Battalion, 5th Marines; From Guadalcanal to the Shores of Japan

Very well told. A must for enthusiasts of WWII history.
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The World the Plague Made

Densely detailed but rich in erudition and startling new insights, this fresh look at the impact of the Black Death upon world history is a must for history lovers and plague afficionados alike.

The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America

An important and highly readable addition to the history of crime and sexual politics in America that will be of interest to historians, women-focused history researchers, sociologists, and fans of true crime.
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Into Enemy Waters: A World War II Story of the Demolition Divers Who Became the Navy SEALs

Suitable for public libraries and comprehensive World War II history collections.

When I Was Red Clay: A Journey of Identity, Healing, and Wonder

Readers will find hope and peace on these beautifully written pages.
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Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them

This book’s lucid language explains techniques such as manipulative push and unofficial straw polls, while setting the topic in its historical context.
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Diary of a Misfit: A Memoir and a Mystery

Less a journey of discovery and more the account of a complicated daughter-mother relationship laden with guilt and neglect.
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Healing a Divided Nation: How the American Civil War Revolutionized Western Medicine

Overall, this is a good introduction to the subject and an enjoyable read. A good addition for those interested in the Civil War, biographies about women, and African American history.

Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies

A first class analysis and tool kit.

The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism

Miller’s book is nothing less than essential reading in this over-heated moment. Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries, plus contemporary religion collections.

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy

Recommended for Kissinger’s distinctive perspectives imbedded in scholarly, readable prose.
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Empires of the Normans: Conquerors of Europe

This researched and compelling history will be a welcome addition to history buffs.
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Explorer: The Quest for Adventure and the Great Unknown

Readers who enjoy the travel writing of Paul Theroux and Tony Horwitz and fans of BBC travel programs will appreciate this entertaining account of Allen’s travels.
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Listening Well: Bringing Stories of Hope to Life

Recommended for fans of Morris’s fiction and those who would like to improve their listening skills.

Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain’s Lost Cities and Vanished Villages

Through these slices of British history, Green has woven a moving exploration of impermanence, memory, and the hypnotic allure of the past.
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Henrietta Maria: The Warrior Queen Who Divided a Nation

Providing just enough historical context to understand the Queen’s actions, De Lisle writes an accessible and well cited biography that will be enjoyed by those with an interest in this period of upheaval.
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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Social Media’s Influence on Fashion, Ethics, and Property

Pham’s work offers a thorough look at how online behavior is shaping fashion industry actions and sheds light on the ways the current norms are failing some communities while granting protections to others.

Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties

D’Emilio’s youthful reminiscences make for a classic work of literature that deserves a wide readership. One hopes this memoir is only the first in a succession.

No More Police: A Case for Abolition

Kaba and Ritchie’s provocative position may not convince all readers, but their arguments are worth considering. This book will appeal to readers interested in social justice, activism, and police reform.
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The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now

Recommended for parenting and education-focused collections.

A Divine Language: Learning Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus at the Edge of Old Age

Suitable for all ages, this intelligent book on finding new ways to understand things will find eager and welcoming readers.

It Was Always a Choice: Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

Highly recommended for all readers of all ages. Steele’s work shares new insights on activism in American athletics and particularly keys in on the consequences of athletes’ protests.
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Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2022: The National Data Book

This continues to be a comprehensive, reliable, and trustworthy resource on economic, political, and social conditions in the United States and an essential and affordable reference for all collections.
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Indoctrination to Hate: Recruitment Techniques of Hate Groups and How To Stop Them

The academic style makes this most suitable for college and graduate school libraries.
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The Complete (Short) Guide to Absolutely Everything: Adventures in Math and Science

This engaging and thought-provoking book will have broad appeal and is highly recommended for all nonfiction collections. Share with podcast listeners and fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye.
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Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas

Parenteau’s clear and precise dictations aid listeners in comprehending this fascinating text.
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Forever Boy: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy

The uniqueness of the Swenson’s individual story will be its measure of appeal for listeners. Readers of her blog (Finding Cooper’s Voice) will likely line up.
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Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies

Suggested to those who enjoyed Anderson Cooper’s Vanderbilt or Bill Dedman’s Empty Mansions.
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The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning To Live in an Age of Disasters

Kayyem’s timely and well-organized study is recommended for nonfiction collections, particularly those where interest in business, management, government, or the environment is high.
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The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

Recommended for anyone who thinks about the state of health care. This will give them new insights.
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A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them

Recommended for those curious about how things work and fans of true crime, history, and science.
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Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals

It’s more about resilience in the face of adversity than about animal rescues, but listeners can gain insight and inspiration from a woman who has made it her mission to save abused and neglected animals.
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Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation

Krouse’s memoir will be appreciated by true crime fans and those who follow legal mysteries.
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Hell’s Half Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier

Lee Osorio provides a simple, unbiased narration that contrasts with the horrific nature of the family’s crimes.
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Shackleton

Listeners will finish this audiobook feeling as if they’ve been both educated and entertained; happily, there are plenty of other books about Shackleton to explore next.
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Birds, Beasts and Bedlam: Turning My Farm into an Ark for Lost Species

Recommended for public libraries and endangered species enthusiasts.
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Eat Like a Pig, Run Like a Horse: How Food Fights Hijacked Our Health and the New Science of Exercise

An optional purchase for libraries building medical collections.

Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet

Provocateur Monbiot’s “new restoration story about food” is sure to generate interest, both approving and dismissive.
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Ethics by Committee: A History of Reasoning Together About Medicine, Science, Society, and the State

This slim, deeply researched book pulls back the curtain on medical decisions that affect millions. Academic readers and those interested in medical ethics will enjoy Jacobs’s perceptive study.
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Methuselah’s Zoo: What Nature Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Healthier Lives

For aspiring scientists and health care advocates.

Raising Demons

Top-notch. It creates a new experience for re-readers and an engaging first-time listen for all others.
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Owning the Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine from Aspirin to COVID-19 Vaccines

Recommended for those interested in medical history, the politics and practices of the COVID pandemic, or the activities and objectives of the Gates Foundation.
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The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World

Liam Gerrard is a consummate non-fiction narrator. His British accent alone makes the listener feel smarter and gives the narration the feel of a documentary. Uniquely British pronunciations for words are littered throughout the book, drawing the listener’s attention to key concepts. Gerrard’s air of authority adds to the text’s credibility and the urgency of the crisis; it also reassures the listener that it is not too late. We can make a difference.
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Worn: A People’s History of Clothing

This expertly narrated, forceful debut is mandatory listening for armchair historians and economists alike.
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In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

This moving, powerful tribute to love and loss is a must-listen. Suggest to listeners who appreciated Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Ann Patchett’s Truth and Beauty.
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This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Young Doctor

With lessons about medicine in general and a particular health-care system that U.S. listeners can compare with their own experiences, this is a must-have for public libraries.
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Enough Already: Learning To Love the Way I Am Today

Many will relate to Bertinelli’s story and applaud her honesty.
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The Nineties: A Book

A must-listen for Klosterman’s many fans, nostalgic Gen-Xers, and those interested in the many ways the 1990s shaped how we live now.
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