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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

SARAH SMARSH · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Book

April 23 An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest. During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working...
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Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

Rose George · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 368
Format: Book

May 28 An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives...
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The Library Book

SUSAN ORLEAN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Book

June 25 Susan Orlean, hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved...
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American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation

Jon Meacham · Random House; First edition
Pages: 416
Format: Book

July 23 The American Gospel–literally, the good news about America–is that religion shapes our public life without controlling it. In this vivid book, New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they...
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond · Crown Publishers
Pages: 418
Format: Book

August 27 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York...
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