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Today

How to Beat Polio, 1952: Excerpt from Extreme Medicine

In his book Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century, anesthesiologist, intensive care expert, and NASA adviser Kevin Fong explores how physical extremes push human [...]

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Tuesday

Are We That Far Off from the World of the Water Knife?

Monday

Sex and Gender, Love and Marriage: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Sunday

For YA Fans of the Supernatural: The Walls Around Us

Saturday

Check Out The One That Got Away

Friday

Become a Better You: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith

Thursday

Not What You Expect: The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

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May 20, 2015

Celebrate Your Inner Spinster with Kate Bolick

Spinster, the new memoir-history hybrid from Kate Bolick, is a nuanced exploration of women struggling to discover their identities independent of external factors like men, work, and family.

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May 19, 2015

Digital Warzone: High Fashion Gone Haywire in The Knockoff

In this delicious debut, Imogen Tate has worked her whole adult life building a career in magazines when her professional worst nightmare is realized in the form of her tech-obsessed, former assistant who threatens to upend everything in Imogen's work-centered universe.

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May 18, 2015

A New Endeavor from Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark Z. Danielewski, the author who brought us House of Leaves, returns with the first in a twenty-seven-part series.

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May 17, 2015

Dystopian Debut: An Ember in the Ashes

In her excellent young adult book An Ember in the Ashes, debut novelist Sabaa Tahir has created an unforgettable, brutal world and, in it, a heroine named Laia, who shines as bright as an ember and holds on to her humanity and hope despite living in a time and place that values these things so little.

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May 16, 2015

Revenge and Twists in Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne

Get ready, because the prologue to Breaking Noah, by Ashley Suzanne and New York Times best-selling author Missy Johnson, will grab you right away with its high emotion and the story only intensifies from there.

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May 15, 2015

How to Comprehend Creation, Courtesy of Leonard Mlodinow

In The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow, the fascinating evolution and history of man’s insatiable curiosity and quest for knowledge is revealed.

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May 14, 2015

A Can't-Miss Spring Debut: Girl at War by Sara Novic

As is true in many instances of modern war, survivors abound, some brushing their past under the rug, some facing their personal histories head-on, and still some others living quietly with their life’s facts. Ana Jurić is a young girl caught at the intersection of these three realities.

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