Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

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This book is as zany, insightful, and socially slaying as an imagined dinner conversation among Gloria Steinem, Midge Maisel, Julia Child, and Bill Nye would be. Set the table kids--your mom needs a minute.


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ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

Nightcrawling, by Leila Mottley

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Jaw dropped. Mind boggled. That's how I felt after reading this book--especially when I realized it's Mottley's first novel--and that she was barely 18 when she wrote it. Loosely inspired by the true story of a police-trafficking ring in Oakland, CA, the story is a brutally honest examination of how the judicial system dissolves black families, leaving kids to grow up way too fast. But while there might not be a happy ending here, Mottley shows there's lots of love.


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ISBN: 9780593318935
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures, by Paul Fischer

Staff Pick

Calling all film geeks, Gilded Age historians, photography nerds, true-crime addicts, and patent lawyers: this book has something for all of you.  Plus, it will make you think about Thomas Edison in a whole new light (spoiler alert: he wasn't such a nice guy).


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ISBN: 9781982114824
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 19th, 2022