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Large print nonfiction new titles

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My hero Theo by Gareth Greaves

My hero Theo

Gareth Greaves

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"PC Gareth Greaves first met Theo, a German Shepherd, when he was a nervous 14-month-old puppy. They were instantly inseparable and police dog Theo became the best partner Gareth's ever had. During six-and-a-half years of active service, police dog T...

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The mystery of Charles Dickens by A. N. Wilson

The mystery of Charles Dickens

A. N. Wilson

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"PC Gareth Greaves first met Theo, a German Shepherd, when he was a nervous 14-month-old puppy. They were instantly inseparable and police dog Theo became the best partner Gareth's ever had. During six-and-a-half years of active service, police dog T...

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Prince Philip revealed by Ingrid Seward

Prince Philip revealed

Ingrid Seward

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"The son of Greek and Danish royalty, consort to the queen, and the grandfather of Princes Harry and William, Prince Philip has been at the heart of the royal family for decades--yet he remains an enigma to many. From his early childhood in Paris amo...

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Group by Christie Tate

Group

Christie Tate

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"Christie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she fantasizing about her own death? Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that s...

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Impossible by Stan Walker

Impossible

Stan Walker

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"For the first time, Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination, and growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined. From one of the finest singers to emerge...

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Walk in my combat boots by James Patterson

Walk in my combat boots

James Patterson

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"Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines speak in their own words about real life in today's armed forces. These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who've fought overseas...

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Think again by Adam M. Grant

Think again

Adam M. Grant

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"The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your beliefs and to know what you don't know, which can position you for success at work and happiness at home. The difficulty of ret...

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Pull no punches by Judith Collins

Pull no punches

Judith Collins

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"The most anticipated political memoir of the year. A frank account from National MP Judith Collins of the highs and lows of a political life. From humble beginnings as the daughter of Labour-voting farming parents, Judith Collins has carved a path to...

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Know your place by Golriz Ghahraman

Know your place

Golriz Ghahraman

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"When she was just nine, Golriz Ghahraman and her parents were forced to flee their home in Iran. After a terrifying and uncertain journey, they landed in Auckland where they were able to seek asylum and - ultimately - create a new life. In this open...

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The book of overthinking by Gwendoline Smith

The book of overthinking

Gwendoline Smith

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"Overthinking is also known as worrying or ruminating and it's a form of anxiety that many people suffer from. Psychologist and bestselling author Gwendoline Smith explains in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking,...

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The barefoot investor by Scott Pape

The barefoot investor

Scott Pape

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"This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' or a strict budget (that you...

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The diggers of Colditz by Jack Champ

The diggers of Colditz

Jack Champ

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"Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous 'escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners...

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Extraordinary old dogs by Laura Greaves

Extraordinary old dogs

Laura Greaves

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"Elderly dogs are doing extraordinary things. Puppies are wonderful, but there is something truly special about an old dog. It’s the grey muzzle and salt-and-pepper eyebrows; the face that says ‘been there, sniffed that’. More than anything, it’s the...

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With the wind behind us by Matt Elliott

With the wind behind us

Matt Elliott

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"Stretching back to the great migrations from Polynesia to the world-beating success of Team New Zealand; from Johnny Wray's Ngataki to Harry Highet's humble P-class dinghy; from red socks to kauri yachts: With the Wind Behind Us is a celebration of ...

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New Zealanders by Thomas Sainsbury

New Zealanders

Thomas Sainsbury

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"A guide to the weird and wonderful inhabitants of New Zealand, and the places you'll find them. After years of mimicking celebrities and Kiwi stereotypes on social media, comedian Tom Sainsbury has compiled all his favourite character types into a book....

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The captain's run by Gregor Paul

The captain's run

Gregor Paul

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"How the captains of the last 50 years have gone about leading the world's most successful rugby team. The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. It takes a...

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Tupaia by Joan Druett

Tupaia

Joan Druett

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"Tupaia sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific and was the ship's translator. Lauded by Europeans as "an extraordinary genius", Tupaia was also a master navigator, a brilliant orator and a most devious pol...

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Farm for life by Tangaroa Walker

Farm for life

Tangaroa Walker

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"How farming helped Tangaroa Walker to stand up, stand out and realize his own dreams. The awesomely inspiring true story of how Tangaroa Walker turned his life around through farming - and how what he learned can help anyone succeed. Tangaroa Walker’s...

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Let us dream by Pope Francis

Let us dream

Pope Francis

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"The leader of the Catholic Church discusses what the COVID-19 crisis revealed about the cruelty and inequality of society, what it can teach about handling upheaval, and how to make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people."--Publisher'...

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This time next year we'll be laughing by Jacqueline Winspear

This time next year we'll be laughing

Jacqueline Winspear

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"After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating...

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Endell Street by Wendy Moore

Endell Street

Wendy Moore

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"When the First World War broke out, the suffragettes suspended their campaigning and joined the war effort. For pioneering suffragette doctors (and life partners) Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson that meant moving to France, where they set up...

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Sleepless by Anders Bortne

Sleepless

Anders Bortne

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"Anders Bortne enjoys a good life in Oslo. Happily married with two delightful children, he works as a speechwriter and has a cartoon strip in the newspaper. But Anders has been sleepless for 16 years and it's taking a toll. No remedy has gone untested;...

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The great secret by Jennet Conant

The great secret

Jennet Conant

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"The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, its cover-up, and how one army doctor's discovery led to the development of chemotherapy. On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking sev...

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A bookshop in Berlin by Francoise Frenkel

A bookshop in Berlin

Francoise Frenkel

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"In 1921, Françoise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Na...

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Undaunted by John O. Brennan

Undaunted

John O. Brennan

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"A powerful and revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan, spanning his more than 30 years in government. Friday, January 6, 2017: On that day, as always, John Brennan’s alarm clock was set to go off at 4:15 a.m. But nothing else about that...

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The courage to care by Christie Watson

The courage to care

Christie Watson

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In THE COURAGE TO CARE, Christie Watson reveals the remarkable extent of nurses' work. A community mental-health nurse choreographs support for a man suffering from severe depression. A teen with stab wounds is treated by the critical-care team. A pr...

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Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe you should talk to someone

Lori Gottlieb

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"As a therapist, Lori knows a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss, and how change and loss travel together. She knows how affirming it feels to blame the outside world for her frustrations, to deny ownership of whatever role she...

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The discovery of Tahiti by Joan Druett

The discovery of Tahiti

Joan Druett

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"Romance and the islands have gone hand-in-hand since the bare-breasted young women of Tahiti gave a rousing welcome to the 18th-century European adventurers who discovered the island. It was not just a tropical port of call that Captain Wallis and his...

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When the ship hits the fan by Rob Anderson

When the ship hits the fan

Rob Anderson

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"Rob Anderson was a magnet for trouble long before he went to sea at 15. But when he became Captain Rob Anderson, one of the youngest Australian masters ever, it was suddenly his responsibility to keep everything afloat - no easy feat when the seas w...

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Nothing much happens by Kathryn Nicolai

Nothing much happens

Kathryn Nicolai

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"Busy minds need a place to rest. Whether you find yourself struggling to sleep, awake in the middle of the night, or even just anxious as you move through the day, in Nothing Much Happens, Kathryn Nicolai offers a healthy way to ease the mind before...

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Wild at heart by Miriam Lancewood

Wild at heart

Miriam Lancewood

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"Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told how she and her husband, Peter, lived for six years in the wilderness of New Zealand, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads. A year later they left New Zealand to explore...

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The happiest man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

The happiest man on Earth

Eddie Jaku

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"Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed on 9 November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimag...

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Lady Death by Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko

Lady Death

Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko

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"Pavlichenko was World War II's best-scoring sniper and had a varied wartime career that included trips to England and America. In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, she left her university studies, ignored the offer of a position as...

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The girl from Revolution Road by Ghazaleh Golbakhsh

The girl from Revolution Road

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh

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"The Girl From Revolution Road is based on the author's experiences growing up in New Zealand as an immigrant from Iran. It is part memoir and part story told with humour and drama while exploring the idea of living in-between. The stories range from...

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Fake by Stephanie Wood

Fake

Stephanie Wood

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"Women the world over are brought up to hope, even expect, to find the man of their dreams, marry and live happily ever after. When Stephanie Woods meets a sweet, sophisticated man who owns land and businesses, she embarks on an exhilarating romance with...

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The power of now by Eckhart Tolle

The power of now

Eckhart Tolle

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"To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the beginning of the first chapter we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where one breathes a lighter...

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Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste

Isabel Wilkerson

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"'As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--...

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Why we can't sleep by Ada Calhoun

Why we can't sleep

Ada Calhoun

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"When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that the women around her were miserable,...

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Age later by Nir Barzilai

Age later

Nir Barzilai

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"How do some people avoid the slowing down, deteriorating, and weakening that plagues many of their peers decades earlier? Are they just lucky? Or do they know something the rest of us don't? Is it possible to grow older without getting sicker? What if...

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The body by Bill Bryson

The body

Bill Bryson

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"'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore...

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She come by it natural by Sarah Smarsh

She come by it natural

Sarah Smarsh

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"Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities – and strengths – of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling p...

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Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman

Exercised

Daniel E. Lieberman

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"This highly engaging landmark work, a natural history of exercise--by the author of the best seller The Story of the Human Body--seeks to answer a fundamental question: were you born to run or rest The first three parts of Exercised roughly follow t...

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Till murder do us part by James Patterson

Till murder do us part

James Patterson

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"Till Murder Do Us Part (with Andrew Bourelle): Kathi Spiars can't believe she's found such a good man to marry as Stephen Marcum. Twelve years later, she starts to suspect that he isn't who he says he is. As she digs into his past, she doesn't realise...

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Dressed for war by Julie Summers

Dressed for war

Julie Summers

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"Dressed For War: The Story of Audrey Withers, Vogue editor extraordinaire from the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties is the untold story of our most iconic fashion magazine in its most formative years, in the Second World War. It was an era when wartime...

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The infiltrators by Norman Ohler

The infiltrators

Norman Ohler

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"Summertime, 1935. On a lake near Berlin, a young man is out sailing when he glimpses a woman reclining in the prow of a passing boat. Their eyes meet - and one of history's greatest conspiracies is born. Harro Schulze-Boysen had already shed blood in...

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Under pressure by Richard Humphreys

Under pressure

Richard Humphreys

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"A candid, visceral, and incredibly entertaining account of what it's like to live in one of the most extreme man-made environments in the world. Imagine a world without natural light, where you can barely stand up straight for fear of knocking your ...

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Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca

Olive the Lionheart

Brad Ricca

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"In 1910, Olive MacLeod, a thirty-year-old redheaded Scottish aristocrat, received word that her fiancé, the famous naturalist Boyd Alexander, was missing in Africa. So, she went to find him. Olive the Lionheart is the thrilling true story of her ast...

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Cary Grant by Scott Eyman

Cary Grant

Scott Eyman

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"Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was 11 years old. He believed...

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Tamam Shud by Kerry Greenwood

Tamam Shud

Kerry Greenwood

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In 1948, a man was found dead on Somerton Beach in Adelaide, Australia. Well-dressed and unmarked, he had a half-smoked cigarette by his side, but no identity documents. Decades later, the Somerton Man's identity and death remain mysteries. From his ...

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Dear NHS

Dear NHS

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Curated and edited by Adam Kay, DEAR NHS features 100 household names telling their personal stories of the health service. The NHS is our single greatest achievement as a country. No matter who you are, no matter what your health needs are, and no matter...

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Meghan and Harry by Colin Campbell

Meghan and Harry

Colin Campbell

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"A balanced account of game changes, conflicts and ambitions. The fall from popular grace of the previously adulated brother of the heir to the British throne as a consequence of his marriage to a beautiful and dynamic Hollywood starlet of colour makes...

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When my time comes by Diane Rehm

When my time comes

Diane Rehm

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"What do you want when you are near the end of life? All too often, Rehm argues, this question goes unaddressed or unresolved, whether from uncertainty, from fear, or from a lack of awareness of the resources that are at hand for helping the terminally...

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No time like the future by Michael J. Fox

No time like the future

Michael J. Fox

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"The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such...

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Uncomfortable conversations with a black man by Emmanuel Acho

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man

Emmanuel Acho

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"You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have. So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. There is a fix, Acho says....

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His very best by Jonathan Alter

His very best

Jonathan Alter

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"Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Re...

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More than love by Natasha Gregson Wagner

More than love

Natasha Gregson Wagner

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"Beginning with the night Natalie Wood went sailing on the family boat with her husband Robert Wagner off the coast of Catalina and never returned, we meet the young Natasha at the age of 11, hearing the news of her mother’s disappearance on the radio...

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This just speaks to me by Hoda Kotb

This just speaks to me

Hoda Kotb

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"In this all-new collection of beloved quotes, This Just Speaks to Me, #1 New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb offers inspiration, wisdom, and hope 365 days a year. When her first collection of quotes, I Really Needed This Today, was published...

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Max the miracle dog by Kerry Irving

Max the miracle dog

Kerry Irving

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"In 2006, a traumatic car accident changed Kerry Irving's life forever. Suffering from severe neck and back injuries, Kerry was unemployed and housebound, struggling with depression and even thoughts of suicide. He went from cycling over 600 miles a month...

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The hidden horticulturists by Fiona Davison

The hidden horticulturists

Fiona Davison

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"In 2012, whilst working at the Royal Horticultural Society's library, Fiona Davison unearthed a collection of handwritten letters that dated back to 1822. The letters, each carefully set out in neat copperplate writing, had been written by young gardeners...

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The case for Keto by Gary Taubes

The case for Keto

Gary Taubes

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"For years health organizations have preached the same rules for losing weight: restrict your calories, eat less, exercise more. It's simple enough. So why doesn't it work for millions of overweight or obese Americans? Gary Taubes sets the record...

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The fragile earth

The fragile earth

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"A classic collection of the New Yorker’s most urgent and groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of the climate emergency. In 1989, just one year after climatologist James Hansen first came before a Senate committee and testified that the earth...

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The last days of John Lennon by James Patterson

The last days of John Lennon

James Patterson

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"John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, s...

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

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"There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck,....

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About your father and other celebrities I have known by Peggy Rowe

About your father and other celebrities I have known

Peggy Rowe

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"Since the day they said, "I do," Peggy's previous "doting" lifestyle met with her husband John's minimalist ways and became the backdrop for years of adventure and a quirky sense of humor because of their differences. From thoughts of wearing headlamps...

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The luckiest man by Mark Salter

The luckiest man

Mark Salter

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"A deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors. More so than almost anyone outside of McCain's immediate family, Mark Salter had unparalleled...

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Why did I come into this room? by Joan Lunden

Why did I come into this room?

Joan Lunden

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"In her most candid and revealing book yet, acclaimed broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging that leave many feeling uncomfortable, confused, and on edge. In her hilarious book, Lunden takes the dull ...

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Good boy by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Good boy

Jennifer Finney Boylan

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"This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been. It's in the love of dogs, and my love for them, that I can best now take the measure of the child I once was, and the bottomless...

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I'll be seeing you by Elizabeth Berg

I'll be seeing you

Elizabeth Berg

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"For as long as Elizabeth can remember, she has watched her father trail after her mother, kissing her multiple times a day and holding her hand. She watched her mother smooth the lines in her father's face and pay attention to his every move, even when...

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A promised land by Barack Obama

A promised land

Barack Obama

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"A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his i...

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Coffeeland by Augustine Sedgewick

Coffeeland

Augustine Sedgewick

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"Once drunk only as part of an obscure Islamic custom, coffee is now an indispensible part of daily life for billions of people around the world. It is one of the most valuable commodities in the history of the global economy and the world's most popular...

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Is this anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

Is this anything?

Jerry Seinfeld

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"Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub "Catch a Rising Star", as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. "Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether...

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Kiss of death by Jean Ritchie

Kiss of death

Jean Ritchie

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"Death at the hands of a partner or ex-partner is the most common form of murder for women. Obsessional sexual desire is the common thread through the stories in this book, tragic examples of how death can come at the hands of a once trusted and loved...

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Can you hear me? by Jake Jones

Can you hear me?

Jake Jones

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"A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet. A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won't let the crew near him on a busy road. A newborn baby is worryingly silent. An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix. This is the...

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Everything that makes us human by Jay Jayamohan

Everything that makes us human

Jay Jayamohan

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"'There are two ways to open a child's head. The pretty way and the quick way. Usually I shave the hair, use a scalpel to nick the skin then apply an electro-cautery device to burn down to bone level. It's a slow, precise method and it leaves almost ...

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Stories of hope by Heather Morris

Stories of hope

Heather Morris

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Heather Morris's extraordinary talents as a listener led Lale Sokolov to entrust her with his story - which she told as the bestselling novel THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ and its follow-up, CILKA'S JOURNEY. Now she shares her inspiring voyage through w...

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The wild silence by Raynor Winn

The wild silence

Raynor Winn

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Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 homeless miles along The Salt Path, living on the windswept and wild English coastline, the cliffs, the sky and the chalky earth now feel like their home. Moth has a terminal...

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