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Weeks on List: 6

The Wright Brothers

by David McCullough

Hardcover, 320 pages, Simon & Schuster, $30, published May 5 2015 | purchase

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The Wright Brothers
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David McCullough

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David McCullough tells the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, two brothers who taught the world to fly.

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The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing

by Marie Kondo

Hardcover, 213 pages, Random House Inc, $16.99, published October 14 2014 | purchase

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The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up
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The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing
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Marie Kondo

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This guide to cleaning and organizing a living space discusses best methods for decluttering and the impact that an organized home can have on mood and physical and mental health.

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Modern Romance

by Aziz Ansari

Hardcover, 277 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published June 16 2015 | purchase

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Modern Romance
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Aziz Ansari

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The stand-up comedian and star of Parks and Recreation evaluates how technology is shaping today's romances, citing the work of forefront social scientists while considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.

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Dead Wake

The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

by Erik Larson

Hardcover, 430 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published March 10 2015 | purchase

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Dead Wake
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The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
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Erik Larson

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Erik Larson presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.

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Weeks on List: 9

The Road to Character

by David Brooks

Hardcover, 300 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published April 14 2015 | purchase

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The Road to Character
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David Brooks

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The New York Times columnist and author of The Social Animal evaluates America's transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility, explaining the importance of an engaged inner life in personal fulfillment.

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Being Mortal

Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande

Hardcover, 282 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $26, published October 7 2014 | purchase

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Being Mortal
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Medicine and What Matters in the End
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Atul Gawande

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A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life and outlines suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices.

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H Is For Hawk

by Helen Macdonald

Hardcover, 300 pages, Pgw, $26, published March 3 2015 | purchase

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H Is For Hawk
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Helen Macdonald

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An experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father recounts how she endeavored to train a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.

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Sick in the Head

Conversations About Life and Comedy

by Judd Apatow

Hardcover, 489 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published June 16 2015 | purchase

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Sick in the Head
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Conversations About Life and Comedy
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Judd Apatow

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The director presents a collection of uproarious and intimate conversations with some of today's most popular comedians, drawing on his teenage radio hosting days.

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Yes Please

by Amy Poehler

Hardcover, 329 pages, HarperCollins, $28.99, published October 28 2014 | purchase

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Yes Please
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Amy Poehler

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The actress best known for her work on Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood and her relationship with Tina Fey.

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American Mojo

Lost and Found: Restoring Our Middle Class Before the World Blows By

by Peter D. Kiernan

Hardcover, 433 pages, Ingram Pub Services, $34.95, published June 9 2015 | purchase

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American Mojo
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Lost and Found: Restoring Our Middle Class Before the World Blows By
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Peter D. Kiernan

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The author focuses on America's greatest challenge and opportunity: restoring the middle class to its full promise and potential.

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Triggers

Creating Behavior That Lasts—becoming the Person You Want to Be

by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter

Hardcover, 244 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published May 19 2015 | purchase

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Triggers
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Creating Behavior That Lasts--becoming the Person You Want to Be
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Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter

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The authors demonstrate how to recognize and overcome psychological triggers in order to achieve meaningful change.

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Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From a Little Golden Book

by Diane Muldrow

Hardcover, 1 volume (unpaged), Random House Childrens Books, $9.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase

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Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From a Little Golden Book
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Diane Muldrow

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A "guide to life" for grown fans of classic Little Golden Books combines lighthearted advice with illustrations from 60 favorites that convey such nuggets of wisdom as "don't forget to enjoy your wedding," "be a hugger" and "sweatpants are bad for morale."

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On the Move

A Life

by Oliver Sacks

Hardcover, 397 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published April 28 2015 | purchase

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On the Move
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A Life
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Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks recounts his life and career, sharing his experiences as a neurologist in the early 1960s, his obsession with motorcycles and speed, and finding a long-forgotten illness in the wards of a New York hospital.

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Gumption

Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

by Nick Offerman

Hardcover, 382 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published May 26 2015 | purchase

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Gumption
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Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
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Nick Offerman

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The star of Parks and Recreation pays tribute to inspiring mischief makers, from George Washington to Willie Nelson, and shares his views on religion, handcrafting and meat.

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Pirate Hunters

Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

by Robert Kurson

Hardcover, 275 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published June 16 2015 | purchase

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Pirate Hunters
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Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
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Robert Kurson

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The author traces two men's quest to find the lost pirate ship of Joseph Bannister.