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#1 THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

Diane Ackerman

How a Warsaw couple sheltered Jews and members of the Resistance during World War II. Originally published in 2007; now the basis of a movie,

On the bestsellers list for 41 weeks


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#2 HIDDEN FIGURES

Margot Lee Shetterly

The story of the black women mathematicians at then-segregated NASA and its precursor. The basis of the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 23 weeks


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#3 THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Rebecca Skloot

The story of a woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951. Originally published in 2010 and the basis of the HBO movie.

On the bestsellers list for 192 weeks

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#4 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#5 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Erik Larson

A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the World's Fair of 1893.

On the bestsellers list for 335 weeks

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#6 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices.

On the bestsellers list for 131 weeks

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#7 ORIGINALS

Adam Grant

A Wharton School professor argues that innovators are made, not born, and offers suggestions
 for how to become one.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#8 THE LOST CITY OF Z

David Grann

A New Yorker writer searches for a British explorer who disappeared in the Amazon in 1925. Originally published in 2009 and the basis of the 2017 movie.

On the bestsellers list for 24 weeks

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#9 THE GENE

Siddhartha Mukherjee

An overview of the history and science of genetics by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Emperor of All Maladies.”

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#10 EVICTED

Matthew Desmond

How poor people repeatedly lose their homes while landlords profit.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks

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