Good Grief by Theresa Caputo: After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy.
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson: Drawing on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as curiosity, careful observation, and imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.
The Allies Strike Back by James Holland: While Germany’s invasion of Russia unfolds in the east, in the west, the Americans formally enter the war. In North Africa, after setbacks at the hands of Rommel, the Allies storm to victory. Meanwhile, the bombing of Germany escalates, aiming to destroy Nazi industry and crush civilian morale. The Allies Strike Back is a captivating book by a supremely skilled historian.
Let Trump be Trump by Corey Lewandowski: A former campaign manager for Donald Trump’s successful 2016 presidential run, offers an insider’s look at the ups and downs on the campaign trail.
Arm Knitting: From scarves and a vest to blankets and rugs, the 30 projects in this book include wearables, accessories, and items for the home. Choose from items knit with chunky yarns, rope, roving, and T-shirt yarn. Knit big, impactful, and impressive items in no time flat.
Prairie Fires by Carolyn Fraser: This book, written by the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House books, is a thoroughly researched biography of not only Laura Ingalls Wilder, but of her daughter, Rose. Using unpublished manuscripts, letters, financial records, and more, Fraser gives fresh insight into the life of a woman beloved to many.
What Unites Us by Dan Rather: In a collection of essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values, reminds us of what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like.
Grant by Ron Chernow: Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. He is often caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t capture the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Ron Chernow finds the threads that bind the disparate stories of Grant together, shedding new light on the man described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.”
Forged in Crisis by Nancy Koehn: Presents a portrait of five extraordinary figures–Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson–to illuminate how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail.