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The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

With over 4,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads: Why are Danes famously among the happiest people on Earth? Discover their secrets in this New York Times bestselling guide to the Danish philosophy of Hygge!

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Dish by Jeannette Walls

From a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a fascinating analysis of gossip and its influence on the workings of modern society. “Provocative and invariably entertaining, Walls gives dishing the dirt its historical, social, and political due” (Publishers Weekly).

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Earthquake Storms by John Dvorak

“Fascinating” (Booklist): For years, scientists have feared that the San Andreas Fault is due for a massive quake that would affect all of California and trigger aftershocks for years to come. Discover the concerning evidence in this “must-read for earthquake buffs — and West Coast residents” (Library Journal).

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The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

A New York Times bestseller: This witty anthology of little-known facts will correct your misconceptions about science, history, literature, and more. “Entertaining and informative, perfect for trivia buffs and know-it-alls” (Publishers Weekly).

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Elephantoms by Lyall Watson

“Entertaining and enchanting” (The Washington Post): In this informative zoological account, a scientist examines the lives of elephants — from their evolution and abilities to the threats to their survival. “Delightfully multidimensional… Will cast a spell on readers” (Publishers Weekly).

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Switching Time by Richard Baer

In this insightful look at multiple personality disorder, a psychiatrist describes his work to reconcile a patient’s 17 distinct personalities — male and female, young and old — to help her become whole again. “Compelling” (Kirkus Reviews), with over 1,300 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon

Fermentation has been used since ancient times to produce live-culture victuals like yogurt and beer. Learn the process’s history, methods, and health benefits in this handy guide packed with 100 recipes!

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Living Fossil by Keith Stewart Thomson

Thought to be extinct for 70 million years, the coelacanth, a West Indian fish, made its presence known once again in 1938. This “engrossing tale of obsession, adventure, and scientific reasoning” (Los Angeles Times) delves into these living fossils and what they mean for evolutionary biology.

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Talking to the Dead by Barbara Weisberg

In the mid-1800s, sisters Kate and Maggie Fox claimed to be able to communicate with spirits. Decades later, they confessed to fraud — but their séances had already sparked a mass movement. “A revealing look at the history of spiritualism and its place in 19th-century culture” (Booklist).

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Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

A New York Times bestseller from the exceptional author of The Power of Habit and “the master of the life hack” (GQ): Discover eight concepts that illuminate the science of productivity — and learn how to succeed with less struggle in business and in life.

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Red Platoon by Clinton Romesha

A New York Times bestseller! Chronicling a bloody 14-hour battle between US soldiers and Afghan insurgents, this powerful first-hand account “ranks among the best combat narratives written in recent decades” (Publishers Weekly starred review).

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The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors by Josh Chetwynd

In this lively compendium, a New York Times bestselling author catalogues common phrases that are actually rooted in sport, from lucky break to dead ringer. “Fascinating, informative, and hugely entertaining. This is a book I will return to again and again” (Bill Bryson).

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Don’t Know Much About Anything by Kenneth C. Davis

A New York Times bestseller! Feed your mind and stoke your imagination with this fascinating treasury of trivia on people, places, and events that everyone should know about.

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The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide by Sebastian Kaufmann, Alexandria Redgrave, and Jessica Hundley

From making the perfect cup of coffee to navigating by the stars, this handy book is full of helpful how-tos for tackling tasks indoors and out. Get ready to experience the simple joy and reward of doing it yourself!

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Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle

A New York Times bestseller hailed as “a timely wake-up call” (Kirkus Reviews): Rediscover the influence of face-to-face conversation in this refreshing look at human interaction in a digital age. “Turkle’s witty, well-written book offers much to ponder” (The Boston Globe).

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