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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Memorial Hospital became known as the hospital that euthanized patients during the flood. The truth, however, is infinitely more complicated than that, and in this brilliant, completely engrossing book, Sheri Fink tells the whole story from every angle she can. This book sucked me in, didn’t let go, and left me stunned. I cannot recommend it highly enough.  —Flannery

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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307718976
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Published: Broadway Books - January 26th, 2016

One of my favorite bits on Bob’s Burgers is the pun-tastic Burger of the Day. A fan of puns (and burgers) it kills me every time. Clearly, I’m not alone, because Cole Boden made every Burger of the Day on his blog, and with the help of writer Lauren Bouchard, collected the best, tastiest, puniest of them all in this awesome cookbook. It’s awesome. —Flannery
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The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780789331144
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Published: Universe Publishing(NY) - March 22nd, 2016

Dr. Paul Farmer sleeps about two hours a night. At Harvard, he finished in the top of his class though barely attended—already in Haiti, providing medical services in the horrific poverty from which he could not look away. Mountains Beyond Mountains mesmerizingly conveys Farmer’s obsessive altruism and his unrelenting mission to strike out not only disease, but all the world’s ambivalence about inequality. —Julia
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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812980554
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Published: Random House Trade - August 25th, 2009

The gold-standard of birding field guides has been updated. Hurray! The revised edition reflects new species (like Bell's Sparrow, a split from Sage Sparrow, which is now known as Sagebrush Sparrow) and includes updated range maps reflecting current research. Sibley's watercolors are astonishing examples of ornithological art. If you're a birder in the Western U.S., you need this book. —Rico
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The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307957924
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 29th, 2016

This beautiful full color guide is the most comprehensive mushroom index to the huge array of fungi found in California I have found. It’s very well organized into all the major fungi families and the large color photos are an invaluable tool. It’s a perfect in-depth companion to the David Aurora field guide, All That the Rain Promises. A must for budding or seasoned mushroom hunters alike!  —Sylvie

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All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780898153880
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 1991

It is a rare storyteller who can make a new tale seem familiar. Naomi Novik deftly accomplishes this feat in Uprooted. Agnieszka is a compelling, stubborn protagonist and the exacting “Dragon” is her perfect foil. The premise is precise and well crafted, combining Russian folktales with a classic European fairytale. It felt like coming home to the fantasy roots of my youth. —Ivy

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Uprooted Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey Books - March 1st, 2016

The story starts with a girl in a bloody dress walking down a dark highway and only gets stranger from there. The girl, after being orphaned at a young age, was taken in by a mysterious figure known only as Father. He trains her to become a Librarian of Languages in his odd library. This book takes all the elements of a fantasy novel and turns them on their head. Wherever you think this story is going, you're wrong. —Ivy
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The Library at Mount Char Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553418620
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Published: Broadway Books - March 15th, 2016

A Vietnam vet returns home and finds his specialty is rescuing children from abusive situations. It’s the only job that provides the adrenaline he needs that matches the war.  Keeping Watch  takes psychological suspense to its highest level. It’s also the best book I’ve read that conveys the psychological horrors of that war and it’s my favorite Laurie King stand-alone title. —Clytia

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Keeping Watch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553382525
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Published: Bantam - February 3rd, 2004

This tightly-wound psychological thriller begs the question, “How well can you truly know someone?” As D.S. Jeanette Kihlberg navigates a series of abominable child murders across Stockholm, a deftly woven web of secrets and lies bubbles to the surface, both on the case and in her personal life. Friends, family, lovers—are they all just roles to be played? A dark well-crafted page-turner that takes the reader to the depths of the human conscience and all the furtive secrets shrouded within. —Sylvie

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The Crow Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385349871
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 14th, 2016

An enthralling window into the extreme world of Amazonian exploration and the many people who have dedicated themselves to it. Deep in the dense, deadly, and unpredictable jungle that is at once beautiful and terrifying, Grann retraces the steps of the great explorer Percy Fawcett, a man consumed by his desire to find the fabled lost city of Z. Thoroughly researched and consistently thrilling, it kept me on the edge of my seat. –Jade

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400078455
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Published: Vintage Books USA - January 26th, 2010

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