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||Carry the One |
By Anshaw, Carol
2012-03 - Simon & Schuster
9781451636888 Check Our Catalog
This stunning, breakout achievement has already been hailed by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of "Room," for presenting "passion and addiction, guilt and damage, all the beautiful mess of family life. 'Carry the One' will lift readers off their feet and bear them along on its eloquent tide."
||Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity |
By Boo, Katherine
2012-02 - Random House
9781400067558 Check Our Catalog
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Boo comes a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the 21st century's great, unequal cities.
||Telegraph Avenue |
By Chabon, Michael
2012-09 - Harper
9780061493348 Check Our Catalog
New York Times-bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Chabon goes to Telegraph Avenue in a big-hearted novel that explores the lives of two Oakland, California families, one black and one white, and the pop culture that surrounds them.
||Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting |
By Druckerman, Pamela
2012-02 - Penguin Press
9781594203336 Check Our Catalog
Living in Paris has allowed American journalist Druckerman (Lust in Translation) a riveting glimpse into a calmer, rational, sage way of raising children. With three children of her own, all born in Paris and happily bilingual, Druckerman wanted to find the key to forging the well-behaved youngsters she witnessed in parks and restaurants infants who sleep through the night at two months, children with table manners, who don't interrupt adults or eat between meals. It starts, apparently, with calm, sensible French mothers, who don't become enormously self-indulgent during pregnancy, but quickly lose the baby fat after birth and rarely breast feed.
||Reinventing Bach |
By Elie, Paul
2012-09 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374281076 Check Our Catalog
The story of a revolution in music and technology, told through a century of recordings of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
By Ford, Richard
2012-05 - Ecco Press
9780061692048 Check Our Catalog
\The distinguished modern American master and Pulitzer Prize-winning author returns with this haunting and elemental novel about a young man forced by catastrophic circumstance to reconcile himself to a world that has been rendered unrecognizable.
||The Fault in Our Stars |
By Green, John
2012-01 - Dutton Books
9780525478812 Check Our Catalog
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
||The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion |
By Haidt, Jonathan
2012-03 - Pantheon Books
9780307377906 Check Our Catalog
A groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality, which turns out to be the basis for religion and politics. The book is timely (explaining the American culture wars and refuting the "New Atheists"), scholarly (integrating insights from many fields), and great fun to read.
||The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code |
By Kean, Sam
2012-07 - Little Brown and Company
9780316182317 Check Our Catalog
From New York Times-bestselling author Kean comes more incredible and vibrant stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by DNA.
||Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care |
By Makary, Martin
2012-09 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781608198368 Check Our Catalog
A powerful, no-nonsense, non-partisan diagnosis for healing our hospitals and reforming our broken healthcare system so patients know what they need to know to make informed choices.
||The Song Remains the Same |
By Scotch, Allison Winn
Author Scotch, Allison
2012-04 - Putnam Adult
9780399157585 Check Our Catalog
One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes in the hospital with no memory of the horrific experience-or who she is, or was. Now she must piece together both body and mind, with the help of family and friends, who have their own agendas. She filters through photos, art, music, and stories, hoping something will jog her memory, and soon, in tiny bits and pieces, Nell starts remembering.
||Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are |
By Seung, Sebastian
2012-02 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547508184 Check Our Catalog
The audacious effort to map the brain--and along with it mental afflictions, from autism to schizophrenia--by a rising star in neuroscience.
By Smith, Zadie
2012-09 - Penguin Press
9781594203978 Check Our Catalog
Somewhere in Northwest London stands Caldwell housing estate, a relic of 70s urban planning. Thirty years later four ex-Caldwell kids have all made it out, with varying degrees of success--whatever that means. Living only streets apart, they occupy separate worlds.
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