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The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games is the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy. From the very first page, you are transported into Panem, a post-America world where the government controls every District. To demonstrate their power, two individuals from each District are chosen every year to compete in the Hunger Games. The odds are against everyone who competes because only one person comes out alive. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Suzanne Collins
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Recommendations: 1820
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Skloot captivates readers with the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American woman who went to Johns Hopkins for treatment for cervical cancer. The power of the book isn't simply the narrative, but the complexity of research, ethics, medicine and humanity, said Susan Mendoza, director of Integrative Learning. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Rebecca Skloot
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Recommendations: 1807
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The Madonnas of Leningrad
The Madonnas of Leningrad
Mary Pirkola, communications specialist in News and Information Services, recommended this intriguing book of historical fiction narrated by Marina, an 82-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. She worked in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, during 1941. As the German Army advanced toward Leningrad, the frantic staff stripped canvases from their frames and hid them. more info

Genre: Historical-Fiction
Author: Debra Dean
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Recommendations: 1792
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The New Valley
The New Valley
The New Valley is a trio of novellas by a young debut author; the stories are set in the mountains of rural Virginia. The landscape provides beauty, but it also cuts characters off from the people around them. They reach out to friends, family, lovers, both succeeding and failing in ways that break your heart, said Caitlin Horrocks, assistant professor of writing. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Josh Weil
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Recommendations: 1817
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Power of Habit:  Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
This book explores scientific discoveries about habits, why they exist, and how they can be changed. Priscilla Kimboko, professor of public and nonprofit administration, said the author provides stories to illustrate these concepts taken from individual lives and businesses. Underlying this entire book is deep evidence of the ability of humans to transform their behavior and for businesses to adapt and be successful. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Charles Duhigg
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Recommendations: 1644
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