• Caste: [the Origins of Our Discontents]

    Caste: [the Origins of Our Discontents]

    Wilkerson, Isabel

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how people's lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

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  • The Four Winds

    The Four Winds

    Hannah, Kristin

    Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods. The crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli, like so many of her neighbors, must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.

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  • The Midnight Library

    The Midnight Library

    Haig, Matt

    Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of a person's life as it is, along with another book for the other life they could have lived if they had made a different choice at any point in their life. While everyone wonders how their lives might have been, what if someone had the chance to go to the library and see for themself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

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  • The Vanishing Half

    The Vanishing Half

    Bennett, Brit

    Separated by their embrace of different racial identities, two mixed-race identical twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage.

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  • The Warmth of Other Suns: [the Epic Story of America's Great Migration]

    The Warmth of Other Suns: [the Epic Story of America's Great Migration]

    Wilkerson, Isabel

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

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  • The Code Breaker: [Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race]

    The Code Breaker: [Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race]

    Isaacson, Walter

    A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children.

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  • A Gambling Man

    A Gambling Man

    Baldacci, David

    Aloysius Archer travels to 1950s California to apprentice with a legendary private eye and former FBI agent but immediately finds himself involved in a scandal.

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  • Ocean Prey

    Ocean Prey

    Sandford, John

    "An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver, a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. None of it makes sense unless there's something hinky going on, and his hunch is proved right when all three Guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed. They're federal officers killed on the job, which means the case is the FBI's turf. When the FBI's investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport. And when his case turns lethal, Davenport will need to bring in every asset he can claim, including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind: Virgil Flowers."--Container.

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  • Keep Sharp: [build A Better Brain at Any Age]

    Keep Sharp: [build A Better Brain at Any Age]

    Gupta, Sanjay

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers insights from top scientists all over the world, whose cutting-edge research can help heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age. He debunks common myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there's a 'best' diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it's healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from 'super-brained' people who are in their 80s and 90s with no signs of slowing down and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Dr. Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer's, answers questions about the signs and symptoms, and shows how to ward against it and stay healthy while caring for a partner in cognitive decline. He likewise provides a personalized twelve-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen the brain every day.

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  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    Kimmerer, Robin Wall

    "As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes, she circles toward a central argument: The awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return."-- Provided by publisher. (6/16/2021 7:07:46 AM)

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