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#1 CALYPSO

David Sedaris

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

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#2 THE SOUL OF AMERICA

Jon Meacham

The present political climate is contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

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#3 TRUMP'S AMERICA

Newt Gingrich

The former speaker of the House’s views on the achievements of and obstacles facing the current administration.

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#4 THE SUN DOES SHINE

Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin

A wrongfully imprisoned man on death row becomes a beacon to his fellow inmates.

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#5 THE RESTLESS WAVE

John McCain and Mark Salter

A memoir by the Republican senator from Arizona.

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#6 HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

Michael Pollan

A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

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#7 LINCOLN'S LAST TRIAL

Dan Abrams and David Fisher

The 1859 courtroom battle in which Abraham Lincoln defended the murderer of his protégé.

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#8 THREE DAYS IN MOSCOW

Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney

The Fox News anchor describes Ronald Reagan’s 1988 visit to the Soviet capital.

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#9 THE WORLD AS IT IS

Ben Rhodes

A memoir by the former speechwriter and deputy national security advisor to President Obama.

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#10 A HIGHER LOYALTY

James Comey

The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice.

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#11 FACTFULNESS

Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund

A look at our biases and how the world is in a better state than we might think.

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#12 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

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#13 WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE

Michael Eric Dyson

The outcomes from a meeting between James Baldwin and other prominent artists, and Robert F. Kennedy.

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#14 BARRACOON

Zora Neale Hurston

A previously unpublished, first-person account of a man who was enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

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#15 EDUCATED

Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

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