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  • A handful of earth, a handful of sky : the world of octavia butler

    A handful of earth, a handful of sky : the world of octavia butler

    George, Lynell.
  • A promised land

    A promised land

    Obama, Barack
  • Apropos of nothing

    Apropos of nothing

    Allen, Woody, 1935-
  • Begin again : James Baldwin's America and it's urgent lessons for our own

    Begin again : James Baldwin's America and it's urgent lessons for our own

    Glaude, Eddie S., Jr., 1968-
  • Caste : the origins of our discontents

    Caste : the origins of our discontents

    Wilkerson, Isabel
  • City at the edge of forever : Los Angeles reimagined

    City at the edge of forever : Los Angeles reimagined

    Lunenfeld, Peter
  • Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language

    Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language

    Shariatmadari, David
  • First principles : what our first four presidents learned from the Greeks and Romans

    First principles : what our first four presidents learned from the Greeks and Romans

    Ricks, Thomas E.
  • Happiness becomes you : a guide to changing your life for good

    Happiness becomes you : a guide to changing your life for good

    Turner, Tina
  • Hell and other destinations : a 21st-century memoir

    Hell and other destinations : a 21st-century memoir

    Albright, Madeleine Korbel
  • Life on a string : the Yale Puppeteers and the Turnabout Puppet Theatre

    Life on a string : the Yale Puppeteers and the Turnabout Puppet Theatre

    Rice, Christina, 1974-
  • Make me rain : poems & prose

    Make me rain : poems & prose

    Giovanni, Nikki
  • Mastering bread : the art and practice of handmade sourdough, yeasted bread, and pastry

    Mastering bread : the art and practice of handmade sourdough, yeasted bread, and pastry

    Vetri, Marc
  • Minor feelings : an Asian American reckoning

    Minor feelings : an Asian American reckoning

    Hong, Cathy Park
  • On all fronts : the education of a journalist

    On all fronts : the education of a journalist

    Ward, Clarissa, 1980-
  • Our bodies, their battlefields : war through the lives of women

    Our bodies, their battlefields : war through the lives of women

    Lamb, Christina
  • Separated : inside an American tragedy

    Separated : inside an American tragedy

    Soboroff, Jacob
  • Slouching towards los angeles : Living and Writing by Joan Didion's Light

    Slouching towards los angeles : Living and Writing by Joan Didion's Light

    Nelson, Steffie
  • Solutions and other problems

    Solutions and other problems

    Brosh, Allie
  • Something that may shock and discredit you

    Something that may shock and discredit you

    Lavery, Daniel M.
  • Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land

    Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land

    Álvarez, Noé
  • Stealing home : Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the lives caught in between

    Stealing home : Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the lives caught in between

    Nusbaum, Eric
  • The chiffon trenches : a memoir

    The chiffon trenches : a memoir

    Talley, André Leon
  • The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland

    The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland

    Thompson-Hernández, Walter
  • The luckiest man : life with John McCain

    The luckiest man : life with John McCain

    Salter, Mark
  • The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard

    The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard

    Birdsall, John
  • The Undocumented Americans

    The Undocumented Americans

    Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla
  • The Watergate girl : my fight for truth and justice against a criminal president

    The Watergate girl : my fight for truth and justice against a criminal president

    Wine-Banks, Jill
  • The well-gardened mind : the restorative power of nature

    The well-gardened mind : the restorative power of nature

    Stuart-Smith, Sue
  • The year 1000 : when explorers connected the world -- and globalization began

    The year 1000 : when explorers connected the world -- and globalization began

    Hansen, Valerie, 1958-
  • Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope

    Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope

    Kristof, Nicholas D., 1959-
  • Undaunted : my fight against America's enemies, at home and abroad

    Undaunted : my fight against America's enemies, at home and abroad

    Brennan, John O., 1955-
  • When time stopped : a memoir of my father's war and what remains /

    When time stopped : a memoir of my father's war and what remains /

    Neumann, Ariana
  • White tears/brown scars : How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color

    White tears/brown scars : How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color

    Hamad, Ruby
  • Why we swim

    Why we swim

    Tsui, Bonnie
  • Wow, no thank you : essays

    Wow, no thank you : essays

    Irby, Samantha
  • Wuhan diary : dispatches from a quarantined city

    Wuhan diary : dispatches from a quarantined city

    Fang, Fang, 1955-

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