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Staff Picks for Summer Reading:

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir

 
 
   
 
Confidence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Ph.D. · Hudson Street Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Book

World-renowned personality expert reveals the truth about something we all want more of—confidence Millions of people are plagued by low self-confidence. But in Confidence, personality expert Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic shows us that high confidence makes us less likeable, less...
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Dare to Lead


Format: eBook

 
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Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

Pam Houston · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us."On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons,...
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Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

Michael Witwer · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS...
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Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe

Ella Frances Sanders · Penguin Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in TranslationHave you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars, or why the Moon...
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Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times "A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent...
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Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

KIRK WALLACE JOHNSON · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music,...
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Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails

Michelle Markowitz · Abrams Image
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous...
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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Dani Shapiro · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.What makes us who we are?...
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Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross

ALEX ROSS · Pantheon
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen years after his Eisner Award-winning, nationally best-selling Mythology--here is the long-awaited Marvel Comics counterpart, a retrospective celebration of the other half of the comics galaxy that is currently ruling the world: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther,...
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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

JON MEACHAM · Random House
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR * The Christian...
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