Best-Selling Non-Fiction

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    Lithium : a doctor, a drug, and a breakthrough

    Brown, Walter Armin, author.

    "Recently described by the New York Times as the 'Cinderella' of psychiatric drugs, lithium has saved countless of lives and billions of dollars in healthcare costs. In this revelatory biography of a drug and the man who fought for its discovery, Brown cr....

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    Strange harvests : the hidden histories of seven natural objects

    Posnett, Edward, author.

    In this beguiling book, Edward Posnett journeys to some of the most far-flung locales on the planet to bring us seven wonders of the natural world--eiderdown, vicu�a fiber, sea silk, vegetable ivory, civet coffee, guano, and edible birds' nests--that prom....

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    Trick mirror : reflections on self-delusion

    Tolentino, Jia, author.

    Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpn....

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    Tiny but mighty : Kitten Lady's guide to saving the most vulnerable felines

    Shaw, Hannah Rene&, 1987- author, photographer.

    From Kitten Lady, the professional kitten rescuer, humane educator, animal advocate, and owner of the popular Instagram @kittenxlady comes the definitive book on saving the most vulnerable -- and adorable -- feline population: newborn kittens.....

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    The girls : an all-American town, a predatory doctor, and the untold story of the gymnasts who brought him down

    Pesta, Abigail, author.

    For decades, in a small-town gym in Michigan, Larry Nassar honed his manipulations on generations of aspiring gymnasts. Kids from the neighborhood. Girls with hopes of a college scholarship. Athletes and parents with a dream. Pesta describes Nassar's incr....

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    Pleased to meet me : how genes, germs, and the environment make us who we are

    Sullivan, Bill (William J.), 1970- author.

    "I can't believe I just said that." "What possessed me to do that?" "What's wrong with me?" We're constantly seeking answers to these fundamental human questions, and now, science has the answers. The foods we enjoy, the people we love, the emotions we fe....

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    Three women

    Taddeo, Lisa, author.

    "We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that "the sensation offends" h....

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    Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law

    Girma, Haben, 1988- author.

    Documents the story of the first deaf and blind graduate of Harvard Law School, tracing her refugee parents' harrowing experiences in the Eritrea-Ethiopian war and her development of innovations that enabled her remarkable achievements.....

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    The mosquito : a human history of our deadliest predator

    Winegard, Timothy C. (Timothy Charles), 1977- author.

    A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, this text shows how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity's fate.....

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    The case against reality : why evolution hid the truth from our eyes

    Hoffman, Donald D., author.

    Challenging leading scientific theories that claim our senses are objective, a groundbreaking examination of human perception reveals its evolutionary importance and how it is used today in marketing, design, and personal safety.....

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