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  1. Book ImageNomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

    Jessica Bruder

    “People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book.” —Rebecca SolnitMore

  2. Book ImageNo Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

    Rachel Pearson

    A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.More

  3. Book ImageAnatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

    Ali Soufan

    "Anyone who wants to understand the world we live in now should read this book." —Lawrence WrightMore

  4. Book ImageNo Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria

    Rania Abouzeid

    This astonishing book by the prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country.More

  5. Book ImageA Colony in a Nation

    Chris Hayes

    New York Times Bestseller
    New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

    "An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry." —Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and MeMore

  6. Book ImageUneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

    Patrick Sharkey

    An eye-opening account of the transformation of cities and an urgent call to action to prevent another crime wave.More

  7. Book ImageTears of Salt: A Doctor's Story

    Pietro Bartolo, Lidia Tilotta

    The internationally best-selling personal story of "the doctor on the front lines of the migrant crisis" (CNN).More

  8. Book ImageThis Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

    Ted Genoways

    Is there still a place for the farm in today’s America?More

  9. Book ImageFractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West

    William Drozdiak

    A Financial Times Best Political Book of 2017

    An urgent examination of how the political and social volatility in Europe impacts the United States and the rest of the world.More

  10. Book ImageCuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

    Danielle Allen

    So tender yet courageous is this fierce family memoir that it makes mass incarceration nothing less than a new American tragedy.More

  11. Book ImageThe Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

    Janine di Giovanni

    A New York Post Best Book of 2016
    Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award
    Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose

    "Destined to become a classic." —Lisa Shea, ElleMore

  12. Book ImageThe New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

    Patrick Kingsley

    Named One of NPR's Best Books of 2017
    In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis.More

  13. Book ImageThe Shia Revival

    Vali Nasr

    Updated Edition

    “Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.” —Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of BooksMore

  14. Book ImageZika: The Emerging Epidemic

    Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

    A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr.More

  15. Book ImageThe Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    In the face of rising inequality in America, Joseph E. Stiglitz charts a path toward real recovery and a more equal society.More

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