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Supercommunicators By Charles Duhigg

In our divided world, I can think of nothing more important than forging a better understanding on how to communicate. New Yorker Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of The Power of Habit, Duhigg walks us through the science and art of communication using stories, studies and heart to explain the act that impacts our lives more than almost anything else. This book is a revelatory new approach to use with partners, kids, work, politics and life. An important book to find common ground in an extraordinary time.

— Casey

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ISBN: 9780593243916
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2024

Rough Sleepers By Tracy Kidder

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder (Mountains Beyond Mountains) is back with another example of his ability to shine a light on heroic individuals making a huge impact on some of the hardest social issues of our time. But instead of leaving you feeling that you have to be a hero to make a difference, he shows us how it is the everyday expression of compassion, connection with others and dedication that ultimately changes the world. This time he explores the world of a doctor serving Boston's homeless population and in doing so, shares a vision on how a different form of medical care could make all the difference. I am in awe of this book.  

— Casey

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Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O'Connell's urgent mission to bring healing to homeless people By Tracy Kidder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984801456
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 16th, 2024

The Other Significant Others: Reimagining Life with Friendship at the Center by Rhaina Cohen

This book explores the often overlooked value of key friendships in one’s life. Raina Cohen dissects a variety of different relationship structures, from her own notable friendships to case studies of diverse lifestyles built between friends. She challenges notions that cohabiting, coparenting, and coexisting are categories reserved only for romantic partners in a refreshing and reflective manner. As two best friends who consistently work one another into our life plans, this book was an affirming reminder that unique relationship structures can thrive beyond the norm.

—Shavit & Magnolia

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ISBN: 9781250280916
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 13th, 2024

Who’s Afraid of Gender by Judith Butler

Judith Butler, a long time influential voice in gender studies and feminism, confronts the concept of “gender ideology,” a term that paints gender not as a reality of individual identity, but as a radical concept that threatens the status quo. Taking the time to explain how these ideas came about and what ideals they defend, Who’s Afraid of Gender? is an excellent introduction to how a simple word can evolve into a scare tactic, and why we all deserve freedom of expression.

—Parker

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ISBN: 9780374608224
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 19th, 2024

Whiskey Tender: A Memoir by Deborah Taffa

Deborah Jackson Taffa’s captivating memoir accomplishes the best goals of its genre. Describing her upbringing in the Southwest, Taffa meticulously draws you into her world: one where softball and Pow Wows, nuns and classroom rivalries, the Yuma reservation and the small border town of Farmington, New Mexico, mirror the inner and outer tensions of her identity and mixed-tribe heritage. Taffa ultimately affirms the importance of history, community, and pride in this addicting, not-to-be missed debut.

—Cyreine

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ISBN: 9780063288515
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Published: Harper - February 27th, 2024

There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension by Hanif Abdurraqib

Poet and critic Hanif Abdurraqib’s writing is magic. So of course this book, from the first line, is not about basketball, exploring enemies, community, gentrification, police brutality, and memories of love and hardship and love. And of course this book, to its last countdown, is about basketball, children’s play, school coaches, and LeBron James from phenom to King to abandonment to prodigal return. Leave this book a little more in love with basketball’s soul, and hope, on the court and off.

—Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780593448793
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Published: Random House - March 26th, 2024

One Way Back: A Memoir by Christine Blasey Ford

Watching Christine Blasey Ford testify at the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh—where she had to sit in front of the world and relive a horrifying sexual assault while Kavanaugh smugly referred to his love of beer—was infuriating to me and most women I know. Ford’s bravery and composure resulted in death threats and smear campaigns. Kavanaugh, as we all know, got a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. In One Way Back, Ford tells what it was like to be thrust into the national spotlight, and how the support of thousands of women from around the world helped her make it through such an overwhelming time.

—S.B.

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ISBN: 9781250289650
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 19th, 2024

Remembering Peasants: A Personal History of a Vanished World by Patrick Joyce

Remembering Peasants is a beautiful exploration of a disappearing way of life that has become hard to imagine for those of us living in the aftermath of the industrial revolution. Joyce's writing is personal, himself a descendent of Irish peasants, but the scope of the book expands from Ireland to include historical Europe and Eastern Europe. The writing is nostalgic and exploratory, and bolstered by dozens of stunning pictures that bring to life residents and homes of a lost era.

—Zoe

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ISBN: 9781668031087
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Published: Scribner - February 20th, 2024

Reading Genesis by Marilynne Robinson

I approached this book as a fan of Marilynne Robinson’s prose, and as someone who is not very familiar with the book of Genesis, and I was fascinated throughout. Robinson is thorough and academic without being intimidating to readers who haven’t studied theology; she is thoughtful and transparent with her unique way of analyzing the authorship and intent behind the stories of figures like Moses, Jacob, etc. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in viewing the first book of the Bible, a book which has had a monumental impact on all literature, through the lens of a fantastic writer.

—Isaac

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ISBN: 9780374299408
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 12th, 2024

Dispersals: On Plants, Borders, and Belongings by Jessica J. Lee

Like the plants she writes about, Jessica J. Lee’s essays are diverse and far-ranging, her collection an invigorating blend of memoir, nature writing, and environmental history. She explores plants in the margins and on the move, telling their stories while also telling her own. Through it all is the human touch; this is not just the heath on an unmussed moor, but the people in the frame as well, making the scene and its history more complicated, making this book all the more powerful.

—Melinda

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ISBN: 9781646221783
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Published: Catapult - March 12th, 2024

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