Educated: A Memoir

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Random House #ad - 1 new york times,  and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critic circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • good morning america • san francisco chronicle • the guardian • the economist • financial times • newsday • new york post • theskimm • refinery29 • bloomberg • self • real simple • town & country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, WALL STREET JOURNAL, kept out of school, KQED • New York Public LibraryAn unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.

Educated: A Memoir #ad - The new york Times Book Review. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.

Where the Crawdads Sing #ad - But kya is not what they say. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl.

Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved.

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country. 1 new york times bestseller, named by the times as one of "6 books to help understand trump's win" and soon to be a major-motion picture directed by ron howard "you will not read a more important book about America this year.

The economist "A riveting book. The wall street Journal"Essential reading. David brooks,  new york timeshillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J. D. S grandparents,  never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, and, poverty, sister, most of all, uncle, alcoholism, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, aunt, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis #ad - J. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility.

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Becoming

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Crown #ad - And around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, crushed carpool Karaoke, she showed us a few dance moves, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. In her memoir, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.

Becoming #ad - As first lady of the united states of america—the first african American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U. S. Warm, wise, and revelatory, becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

An intimate, and inspiring memoir by the former first Lady of the United States   In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, powerful, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer the German word for tattooist, tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion.

Her name is gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of lale sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel #ad - I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none. Graeme simsion, lale sokolov, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectIn April 1942, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The #1 international bestseller & new york times bestsellerthis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig Lale Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

The tattooist of auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Knopf #ad - There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley. Time • wall street journal • washington post • the mckinsey Business Book of the Year"The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started.

 . A national bestseller***one of the best books of 2018: NPR • New York Times Book Review,  Inc. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, ruined family relationships, magazine cover stories, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion. Bill gatesthe full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup #ad - In 2014, theranos founder and ceo elizabeth holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as larry ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.

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Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones. In the early 1900s, teenaged sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. A new york times top ten book of the year and national book award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan San Francisco Chronicle.

Pachinko National Book Award Finalist #ad - From bustling street markets to the halls of japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

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An American Marriage Oprah's Book Club: A Novel

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Algonquin Books #ad - An american marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future. After five years, roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

. Though fiercely independent, her childhood friend, taking comfort in Andre, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, and best man at their wedding. A new york times and washington post notable book a 2018 best of the year selection of npr  * time  * bustle  * o, the oprah magazine  * the dallas morning news  * amazon.

An American Marriage Oprah's Book Club: A Novel #ad - Com oprah’s book club 2018 selection longlisted for the 2018 national book award for fiction“a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple. Barack obama “Haunting. Triumphant. Elle newlyweds celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South.

But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.

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The Great Alone: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press #ad - In their small cabin, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, covered in snow, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In kristin hannah’s the great alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

1 new york times instant bestseller february 2018a people “book of the week”buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018”Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018”Alaska, 1974. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Thirteen-year-old leni, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future. In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women.

The Great Alone: A Novel #ad - . Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. Ernt allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - The only way to survive is to open your heart.  . 1 new york times bestseller and the perfect holiday gift a reese witherspoon book club pick“beautifully written and incredibly funny,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. And it is raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by reese witherspoon, warm,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. When she and raymond together save sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living.

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. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

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The Library Book

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Investigators descended on the scene, who? weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, but more than thirty years later, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

Jones, a pastor, citrus farmer, and polymath known as “The Human Encyclopedia” who roamed the library dispensing information; from Charles Lummis, a wildly eccentric journalist and adventurer who was determined to make the L. A. In the library book, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago.

Brimming with her signature wit, and talent for deep research, compassion, mind, insight, The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, and soul of our country.

The Library Book #ad - Along the way, orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries past and present—from Mary Foy, who in 1880 at eighteen years old was named the head of the Los Angeles Public Library at a time when men still dominated the role, to Dr. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more.

As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm.

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