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Adult Non-Fiction

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

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Unfamiliar Fishes seems like it can't go wrong: after all, Sarah Vowell made me want to go visit sites of presidential assassinations.

The Emperor of All Maladies

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There’s no doubt that Siddhartha Mukherjee absolutely deserved the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer is a brilliant history of cancer, and a book that will change the way you think about a far-too-common disease.

Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild

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As a general rule, I am not a huge fan of nature books. In fact, in general, nature is not really my thing. The times that I’ve tried to get into the outdoors generally end with a virulent case of poison ivy or hyperventilating halfway up a mountain. How I’m related to a barefoot-hiking Wonder Woman, I have no idea.

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