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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer

Hardcover, 685 pages, Harvard Univ Pr, $39.95, published April 15 2014 | purchase
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  • Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer

French economist Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns about wealth and inequality.

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book

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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  • Diane Muldrow

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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Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak

The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Hardcover, 268 pages, HarperCollins, $28.99, published May 12 2014 | purchase
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  • The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
  • Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Think Like a Freak is a decision-making handbook that analyzes one's decisions, plans and morals, and shows how insights can be applied to daily life to make smarter, harder and better decisions.

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Tibetan Peach Pie

Tibetan Peach Pie

A True Account of an Imaginative Life

by Tom Robbins

Hardcover, 362 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published May 27 2014 | purchase
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  • A True Account of an Imaginative Life
  • Tom Robbins

Shares stories from the author's unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his adventures around the world, that is as unlikely, magical and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.

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Flash Boys

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

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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Congratulations, by the Way

Congratulations, by the Way

Some Thoughts on Kindness

by George Saunders and Chelsea Cardinal

Hardcover, 1 volume (unpaged), Random House Inc, $14, published April 22 2014 | purchase
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  • George Saunders and Chelsea Cardinal

Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows us how to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives.

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Stress Test

Stress Test

Reflections on Financial Crises

by Timothy F. Geithner

Hardcover, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published May 12 2014 | purchase
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  • Reflections on Financial Crises
  • Timothy F. Geithner

Timothy Geithner describes his role in the financial crisis, first as President of the New York Federal Reserve and then as President Obama's Treasury Secretary. He provides his perspective on the events leading up to the financial crisis and how regulators responded.

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A Fighting Chance

A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren

Hardcover, 365 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published April 22 2014 | purchase
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  • Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts senator chronicles her childhood pursuit of an education and her two-decade career in Washington.

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No Place to Hide

No Place To Hide

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

by Glenn Greenwald

Hardcover, 259 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $27, published May 13 2014 | purchase
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  • Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
  • Glenn Greenwald

An investigative reporter for The Guardian presents an assessment of the NSA surveillance scandal that has triggered debates over national security and information privacy.

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David and Goliath

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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  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • Malcolm Gladwell

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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Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

A Memoir

by Roz Chast

Hardcover, 228 pages, St Martins Pr, $28, published May 6 2014 | purchase
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  • Roz Chast

A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges.

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One Nation

One Nation

What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

by Ben, M.d. Carson and Candy Carson

Hardcover, 225 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published May 20 2014 | purchase
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  • What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
  • Ben, M.d. Carson and Candy Carson

An acclaimed brain surgeon outlines recommendations for correcting what he believes to be the country's economic and moral shortcomings.

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The Closer

The Closer

by Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey

Hardcover, 280 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published May 6 2014 | purchase
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  • Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey

The 19-year veteran pitcher for the New York Yankees describes his life, discussing the difficulties in being a Latino baseball player in the U.S., how he keeps his Christian values in professional sports, and his championships and rivalries.

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Thrive

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

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

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Finding Me

Finding Me

A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed

by Michelle Knight and Michelle Burford

Hardcover, 252 pages, Perseus Books Group, $24.99, published May 6 2014 | purchase
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  • A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed
  • Michelle Knight and Michelle Burford

One of notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's three victims shares the heartbreaking details of her abduction and decade-long captivity, and describes how she never lost hope for the future.

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