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An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz

Over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another 60,000 wounded by gunfire.  What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community?  Alex Kotlowitz sets out to capture one summer in the city, chronicling the lives of those touched by violence. 

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s by Greg O’Brien and Lisa Genova

After being diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s, Greg O’Brien decided to tackle the disease and his imminent decline by writing frankly about the journey.  O’Brien’s storytelling skills and journalism background, combined with hope, faith, and humor, illustrate the day-to-day experience of living with Alzheimer’s.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice.  The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down.  Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands.  With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you.  The problem is your system.  James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and mast the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

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