Megan's Picks

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love By Valarie Kaur Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509097
Published: One World - June 16th, 2020

An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.

Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love

Now on Netflix as a 4-part documentary series!

“Pollan keeps you turning the pages . . . cleareyed and assured.” —New York Times

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018, and
New York Times Notable Book 

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir By Jenn Shapland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951142292
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Published: Tin House Books - January 5th, 2021

Winner of the Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award, and a Lambda Literary Award

Finalist for the National Book Award

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593083338
Published: Viking - March 10th, 2020

Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography
Longlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing

An electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent, from the author of Orwell's Roses

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith By Anne Lamott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385496094
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Published: Anchor - February 15th, 2000

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed author of Bird by Bird comes a personal, wise, very funny, and “life-affirming” book (People) that shows us how to find meaning and hope through shining the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life. 

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar By Cheryl Strayed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Soon to be a Hulu Original series The internationally acclaimed author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor and insight—and absolute honesty—this "wise and compassionate" (New York Times Book Review) book is a balm for everything

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061577079
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 10th, 2008

“Powerful . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060838676
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Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family By Robert Kolker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562641
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Published: Anchor - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK ONE OF GQ's TOP 50 BOOKS OF LITERARY JOURNALISM IN THE 21st CENTURY The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment Weekly

Men Explain Things to Me By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608464661
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2015

This slim book--seven essays, punctuated by enigmatic, haunting paintings by Ana Teresa Fernandez--hums with power and wit.--Boston Globe

The antidote to mansplaining.--The Stranger

Feminist, frequently funny, unflinchingly honest and often scathing in its conclusions.--Salon

Conjure Women: A Novel By Afia Atakora Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525511502
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 23rd, 2021

A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel

Letters to a Young Poet (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) By Rainer Maria Rilke, Charlie Louth (Translated by), Lewis Hyde (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Charlie Louth (Translated by), Lewis Hyde (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143107149
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 26th, 2013

Rilke's powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet, now available in a beautiful hardcover Penguin edition

You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance By Chani Nicholas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063043770
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Published: HarperOne - February 9th, 2021


From beloved astrologer Chani Nicholas comes an essential guide for radical self-acceptance.

Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers By Margaret Peterson Haddix, Anne Lambelet (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062838384
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 3rd, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix takes readers on a thrilling adventure filled with mysteries and plot twists aplenty in this absorbing series about family and friendships. Perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and The City of Ember!

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