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I Can't Breathe : A Killing on Bay Street

I can't breathe : a killing on Bay StreetBy Taibbi, Matt author.
"Garner's death," writes Taibbi, "and the great distances that were traveled to protect his killer, now stand as testaments to America's pathological desire to avoid equal treatment under the law for its black population. " (the author)
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The End of the World Running Club

The end of the world running club [sound recording]By Walker, Adrian J.,
An asteroid hit has largely destroyed the UK. Ed, a lazy, overweight, unhappy husband and father of two, and six other survivors must make their way 550 miles south to reunite him with his family. With a deadline to meet before his wife and children board an evacuation ship, the group decides their only option is to run.
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Democracy in Chains : The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for AmericaBy MacLean, Nancy, author.
“This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains. . . . If you're worried about what all this means for America's future, you should be” – NPR
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The Ninth Hour

The ninth hourBy McDermott, Alice author.
"...testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, ...rendered with remarkable delicacy, heart, and intelligence." Publisher notes
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You Should Have Left

You should have leftBy Kehlmann, Daniel, 1975- author.
"A beautifully crafted exercise in terror from one of Germany's most celebrated contemporary authors." -Kirkus Reviews
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The Trouble with Reality : A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time

The trouble with reality : a rumination on moral panic in our timeBy Gladstone, Brooke
"Brooke Gladstone has whipped up a short, stiff drink of truth. You'll feel better for taking it." -George Packer
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Thank You for Your Service

Thank you for your serviceBy Finkel, David, 1955-
"This extraordinary book will piss you off and break your heart. It will shame you and lift you up. It will bend your mind to the reality of an American war..."-Ben Fountain
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Autonomous

AutonomousBy Newitz, Annalee, 1969- author.
The author "takes some of today's key social and technical issues (the nature of artificial intelligence, the notion of property and ownership) and wraps them in a compelling, original story line acted out by memorable characters". (LJ Review)
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The Life She Was Given

The life she was givenBy Wiseman, Ellen Marie author.
"From acclaimed author Ellen Marie Wiseman comes a vivid, daring novel about the devastating power of family secrets--beginning in the poignant, lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus and coming full circle in the transformative 1950s." Publisher annotation
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Devil's Bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency

Devil's bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidencyBy Green, Joshua, 1972- author.
"Any study of Trump’s rise to the presidency is unavoidably a study of Bannon. Devil’s Bargain is a tour-de-force telling of the remarkable confluence of circumstances that decided the election, many of them orchestrated by Bannon and his allies, who really did plot a vast, right-wing conspiracy to stop Clinton." Publisher annotation
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Us

Us : a novelBy Nicholls, David, 1966-
A British man takes a trip with his wife and teenage son to look at art in European cities after his wife tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. Can he save his marriage and get closer to his prickly son?
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Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis

Cast away : true stories of survival from Europe's refugee crisisBy McDonald-Gibson, Charlotte
The true stories of five refugees forced to leave their homes and make dangerous journeys to Europe in search of safety.
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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Newbery Medal
2016 award
Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Caldecott Medal
2016 award
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
b
y Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Printz Award

2016 award
Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Last Mile
, by David Baldacci
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty, by Kristen Ashley
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow

 

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