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#1 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

On the bestsellers list for 155 weeks

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#2 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

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

On the bestsellers list for 86 weeks


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#3 TALKING TO STRANGERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#4 THE DRESSMAKERS OF AUSCHWITZ

Lucy Adlington

Twenty-five young inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp made garments for elite Nazi women.

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#5 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS

Robin Wall Kimmerer

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

On the bestsellers list for 78 weeks


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#6 THE SISTERS OF AUSCHWITZ

Roxane van Iperen

Janny and Lien Brilleslijper from Amsterdam were sent by train to Auschwitz when the Jewish safehouse they created in the woods was discovered.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#7 THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER

John “Chick” Donohue and J.T. Molloy

In 1967, a former Marine agrees to sneak into Vietnam to deliver brews to friends still serving.

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#8 MAID

Stephanie Land

An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.

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#9 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

On the bestsellers list for 139 weeks


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#10 THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN LENNON

James Patterson with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge

The story of the killing of the former member of the Beatles by Mark David Chapman in 1980 and interviews with some of Lennon’s friends and associates.

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#11 THE BEST OF ME

David Sedaris

A collection of the humorist’s essays including “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “A Guy Walks Into a Bar Car.”

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#12 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 165 weeks


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#13 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions.

On the bestsellers list for 291 weeks

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#14 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

On the bestsellers list for 269 weeks


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#15 THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Rebecca Skloot

The story of a woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.

On the bestsellers list for 230 weeks

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