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City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee campBy Rawlence, Ben,
This book provides an intimate look at the lives of nine residents of the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
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A hero of France

A hero of France : a novelBy Furst, Alan author.
1941. The City of Light is dark and silent at night. But in Paris and in the farmhouses, barns, and churches of the French countryside, small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler. Mathieu, a leader of the French Resistance, leads one such cell, helping downed British airmen escape back to England.... Read more
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Shaft : A complicated man

Shaft. Volume 1, A complicated manBy Walker, David, 1968-
"He's gone toe-to-toe with organized crime bosses, stood up to the cops, squared off against kidnappers, and foiled assassination attempts. But who was John Shaft before he became the hardboiled investigator with a reputation as big as New York City itself?... Read more
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Your song changed my life

Your song changed my lifeBy Boilen, Bob, author, interviewer.
Is there a song that changed your life? NPR's music authority Bob Boilen posed that question to some of today's best-loved musical legends and rising stars. In their answers the artists reflect on pivotal moments that inspired their work. 6/16
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Rain Dogs

Rain dogs : a Detective Sean Duffy novelBy McKinty, Adrian
It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy: riot duty, heartbreak, cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked-room mysteries in one career?... Read more
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The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum

The perfectly proper paranormal museumBy Weiss, Kirsten, 1968- author.
When Maddie Kosloski's career flatlines, she retreats to her wine country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she's certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But then a fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present, making her wonder if a ghost could really be on the loose.... Read more
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Janis : Little Girl Blue

Rebel Souls

Rebel souls : Walt Whitman and America's first bohemiansBy Martin, Justin
Designed for general readers of historical nonfiction, this book centers on the circle of rebellious writers, performers, and experimenters that gathered in Pfaff's Saloon in New York City in the years before the Civil War.... Read more
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Stamped From the Beginning : The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in AmericaBy Kendi, Ibram X, author.
In this deeply researched, provocative narrative, Kendi offers a comprehensive history of anti-Black racist ideas: their origins in fifteenth-century Portugal, their arrival in England in the mid-sixteenth century, and their blossoming in the United States, where they became the founding principles of our nation’s institutions and guarantors of its power. (PUB)
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Tiger's Wife

The Fireman

The fireman : a novelBy Hill, Joe author.
A chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.(PUB)
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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Newbery Medal
2016 award
Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Caldecott Medal
2016 award
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
b
y Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Printz Award

2016 award
Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Last Mile
, by David Baldacci
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty, by Kristen Ashley
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow

 

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