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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 152 weeks

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#2 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 75 weeks


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#3 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 136 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 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 3 weeks


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#6 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.”

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#7 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 162 weeks


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#8 GRIT

Angela Duckworth

The MacArthur Fellow argues that passion and perseverance are more important than innate talent in creating success.

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#9 THE DEEPEST SOUTH OF ALL

Richard Grant

The history and people of Natchez, Miss., includes slavery and the election of a gay Black man as mayor.

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#10 THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY

Garrett M. Graff

An oral history of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, based on transcripts, declassified documents and interviews.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#11 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 288 weeks

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#12 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 267 weeks


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#13 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

On the bestsellers list for 96 weeks

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#14 AGENT SONYA

Ben Macintyre

Ursula Burton, who resided in the English Cotswolds in 1942 with her family, turned out to have been a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer seeking scientific secrets to build the bomb.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#15 NUDGE: THE FINAL EDITION

Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Based on recent experiences in and around government by the authors, a revised edition of findings on ways people make decisions.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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