"Being Mortal left me tearful, angry, and unable to stop talking about it for a week. . . . A surgeon himself, Gawande is eloquent about the inadequacy of medical school in preparing doctors to confront the subject of death with their patients. . . . it is rare to read a book that sparks with so much hard thinking."
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
“The message of this book, hammered home by dramatic examples of one man’s refusal to sit quietly and countenance horror, is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. “Just Mercy” will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming
A best-selling biographer chronicles the fabled life of Jackie Kennedy (1929-1994) and advances the claim that the former first lady spent the bulk of her post-Camelot life battling PTSD. Jacqueline Bouvier seemed to have it all: an upper-crust upbringing and personal and social connections to the most elite families in America. … She met her match in "bad boy" John Kennedy, who she believed was her ticket to all the excitement she could ever want. … Hounded by paparazzi and reviled by an American public eager to forget the historical traumas of the 1960s, Jackie nevertheless managed to build a life for herself on her own terms—rather than those dictated to her by her class—and emerge from tragedy, permanently wounded but "comparatively sane." An intimate and revealing look at one of the 20th century's most remarkable—and misunderstood—women.
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield
"You Are Here ... offers readers a magnificent photographic view of something very familiar: Earth."