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May 29, 2022
1  (1)
The Body Keeps the Score
by Bessel van der Kolk

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

2  (new)
Lily's Promise
by Lily Ebert and Dov Forman

A 98-year-old woman who gained attention through TikTok videos tells her story of surviving Auschwitz.

3  (2)
Braiding Sweetgrass
by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

4  (4)
All About Love
by bell hooks

The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.

5  (3)
Under the Banner of Heaven
by Jon Krakauer

Two brothers who subscribed to a fundamentalist version of Mormonism killed a woman and her daughter; the basis of the TV series.

6  (11)
The Code Breaker
by Walter Isaacson

How the Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues invented CRISPR, a tool that can edit DNA.

7  (6)
Born a Crime
by Trevor Noah

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

8  (8)
Talking to Strangers
by Malcolm Gladwell

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

9  (5)
Educated
by Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

10  (new)
Sapiens
by Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth's dominant species.

11  (7)
The Splendid and the Vile
by Erik Larson

An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

12  (13)
Grit
by Angela Duckworth

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

13  (new)
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

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

14  (new)
White Fragility
by Robin DiAngelo

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

15  (new)
Walk in My Combat Boots
by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann with Chris Mooney

A collection of interviews with troops who fought overseas.