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#1 THE GLASS CASTLE

Jeannette Walls

The author recalls a bizarre childhood. Originally published in 2005 and the basis of the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 55 weeks


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#2 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

On the bestsellers list for 19 weeks


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#3 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

On the bestsellers list for 59 weeks


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#4 FANTASYLAND

Kurt Andersen

The politics and culture of 21st-century America are put in the context of five centuries of historical events and movements, including elements of conspiracy theories, crackpot ideas and hucksterism.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#5 BEING MORTAL

Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

On the bestsellers list for 64 weeks

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#6 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE

Al Franken

A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer.

On the bestsellers list for 15 weeks

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#7 WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE

Robert Wright

The latest research in neuroscience and psychology is used to support the assertion that Buddhist meditation and practice can lead to a deeper understanding of the world.

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#8 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

On the bestsellers list for 21 weeks

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#9 IT TAKES TWO

Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott

The identical twins and reality TV stars trace their ascent from their upbringing in Vancouver, B.C., through personal setbacks to building careers together.

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#10 THE RADIUM GIRLS

Kate Moore

A group of female factory workers get a nickname from the effects of radium paint used at their jobs. Years later, their illnesses are the grounds for a fight for workers' rights.

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#11 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 15 weeks


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#12 THE MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK

Walter Lord

The story of the heroic evacuation of British troops in 1940, retold in a current movie. Originally published in 1982.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#13 THE BIG LIE

Dinesh D'Souza

The conservative commentator argues that the American left is a fascist threat.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#14 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A meditation on race in America.

On the bestsellers list for 61 weeks

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#15 THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD

Douglas Preston

A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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