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Hard Choices

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hardcover, 635 pages, Simon & Schuster, $35, published June 10 2014 | purchase

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

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The former Secretary of State, senator, and First Lady shares candid reflections about the key moments of her service in the Obama Administration as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

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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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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
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Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer

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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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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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Think Like a Freak
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The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
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Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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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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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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Flash Boys

by Michael Lewis

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

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Flash Boys
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Michael Lewis

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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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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
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Tom Robbins

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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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Unbroken

A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover, 473 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published November 16 2010 | purchase

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A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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Laura Hillenbrand

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Unbroken tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the sole survivor when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II. He faced thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft and an even greater trial.

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Carsick

by John Waters

Hardcover, 322 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published June 3 2014 | purchase

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Carsick
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John Waters

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The visual artist behind such cult films as Hairspray traces his haphazard cross-country hitchhiking journey at the sides of a motley group of unsuspecting drivers, including a gentle farmer, an indie band and the author's unexpected hero.

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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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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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One Nation
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Ben, M.d. Carson and Candy Carson

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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

by Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey

Hardcover, 280 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published May 6 2014 | purchase

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The Closer
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Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey

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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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A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren

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

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A Fighting Chance
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Elizabeth Warren

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

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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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Stress Test
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Reflections on Financial Crises
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Timothy F. Geithner

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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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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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No Place To Hide
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Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
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Glenn Greenwald

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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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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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Congratulations, by the Way
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Some Thoughts on Kindness
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George Saunders and Chelsea Cardinal

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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.