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Flash Boys

by Michael Lewis

Hardcover, 274 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $27.95, published March 31 2014 | purchase

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Michael Lewis argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.

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Everything I Need to Know 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 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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Living With a Wild God

A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Hardcover, 237 pages, Grand Central Pub, $26, published April 8 2014 | purchase

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Living With a Wild God
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A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything
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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Part memoir, part spiritual inquiry, an atheist and rationalist, after coming across the journal she kept during her adolescence, sets out to answer her younger self's uninhibited musings on questions of spirituality, science and morality.

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Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

by Arianna Huffington

Hardcover, 342 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published March 25 2014 | purchase

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Thrive
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The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
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Arianna Huffington

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Thrive explores the nurturing of well-being, wisdom and compassion to create a healthy work-life balance.

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The Boys In The Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

by Daniel James Brown

Hardcover, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published June 4 2013 | purchase

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The Boys In The Boat
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Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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Daniel James Brown

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Daniel James Brown traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.

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10% Happier

How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help That Actually Works: A True Story

by Dan Harris

Hardcover, 237 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published March 11 2014 | purchase

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10% Happier
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How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help That Actually Works: A True Story
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Dan Harris

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The TV anchor takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news looking to discover a way to happiness.

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The Sixth Extinction

An Unnatural History

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Hardcover, 319 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published February 11 2014 | purchase

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The Sixth Extinction
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An Unnatural History
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Elizabeth Kolbert

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Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers to discuss five devastating mass extinctions and to predict the coming of a sixth.

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The Divide

American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

by Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

Hardcover, 416 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published April 8 2014 | purchase

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The Divide
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American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
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Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

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The investigative journalist analyzes the emotionally galvanizing wealth gap in America and how it is transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.

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A Call to Action

Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

by Jimmy Carter

Hardcover, 211 pages, Simon & Schuster, $28, published March 25 2014 | purchase

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A Call to Action
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Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
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Jimmy Carter

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The former president looks at the suffering, discrimination and abuse suffered by women around the world.

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The Story of the Jews

Finding the Words 1000 BC -1492 AD

by Simon Schama

Hardcover, 288 pages, HarperCollins, $39.99, published March 18 2014 | purchase

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The Story of the Jews
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Finding the Words 1000 BC -1492 AD
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Simon Schama

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This illustrated companion to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews traces the Jewish experience, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492.

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The Opposite of Loneliness

Essays and Stories

by Marina Keegan and Anne Fadiman

Hardcover, 208 pages, Simon & Schuster, $23, published April 8 2014 | purchase

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The Opposite of Loneliness
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Essays and Stories
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Marina Keegan and Anne Fadiman

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This hope-filled, posthumous collection of essays and stories from a talented young Yale graduate — who died tragically five days after graduation — details the struggle that we all face as we figure out what we want to be and how we can positively impact the world.

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How Jesus Became God

The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee

by Bart D. Ehrman

Hardcover, 404 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published March 25 2014 | purchase

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How Jesus Became God
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The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee
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Bart D. Ehrman

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Explores the historical Jesus and traces how he was transformed from a Jewish prophet to God himself.

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David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

by Malcolm Gladwell

Hardcover, 305 pages, Little Brown & Co, $29, published October 1 2013 | purchase

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David and Goliath
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Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
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Malcolm Gladwell

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David and Goliath uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak, the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.

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Grain Brain

The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain's Silent Killers

by David Perlmutter, M.D. and Kristin Loberg

Hardcover, 323 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published September 17 2013 | purchase

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Grain Brain
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The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
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David Perlmutter, M.D. and Kristin Loberg

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A neurologist describes how carbs, even the healthy ones, destroy brain function and cause a range of diseases, including ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches and depression. He offers a 30-day plan to reprogram dietary habits and repair brain cells.

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The Doctor's Diet

Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight, Restore Optimal Health, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life

by Travis, M.d. Stork

Hardcover, 304 pages, Ingram Pub Services, $25.95, published January 1 2014 | purchase

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The Doctor's Diet
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Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight, Restore Optimal Health, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life
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Travis, M.d. Stork

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This book offers a three-step diet plan intended to help readers lose weight and restore health, with guidelines that are flexible enough for vegetarians, meat lovers, gluten-free dieters and others with special dietary preferences.