Kathy Favorites's - Non-Fiction

This beautiful, fierce, sometimes painful memoir grew out of Levy's New Yorker essay, "Thanksgiving in Mongolia," on the miscarriage and death of her son. The Rules Do Not Apply tells the longer story of her young adulthood and success as a journalist, her marriage and, after the death of her son, divorce. The writing is sharp and unrelentingly honest.

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812996937
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Published: Random House - March 14th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "This Year's Must-Read Memoir" (W magazine) about the choices a young woman makes in her search for adventure, meaning, and love


More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612196039
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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 21st, 2017

From the award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Ecstasy of Influence comes a new collection of essays that celebrates a life spent in books

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594206801
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Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2016

"I'm not sure there's such a thing as the cultural 'center, ' nor that it's very interesting if it exists. But left of center and right of center, in the expansive middle and heart of our life together, most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions.

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
ISBN: 9781771642484
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Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

The first of a three-part series investigating the wonders of nature by New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben. Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network.

Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062370259
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Published: Harper - May 5th, 2015

The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too--a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer's Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life.

The Best American Comics Cover Image
By Roz Chast (Editor), Bill Kartalopoulos (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780544750357
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2016

"There's something thrilling about seeing people invent new ways to tell their story. To me, it's proof that the art form of comics is healthy: it lives and grows and reinvents itself. It's alive "
-Roz Chast, from the Introduction

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476716565
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 1st, 2016


I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Cover Image
By Ed Yong
ISBN: 9780062368591
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Published: Ecco - August 9th, 2016

New York Times Bestseller

New York Times Notable Book of 2016

NPR Great Read of 2016

Economist Best Books of 2016

Brain Pickings Best Science Books of 2016

Smithsonian Best Books about Science of 2016

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestseller

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Hamilton: The Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455539741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 12th, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical

The Gene: An Intimate History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476733500
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 17th, 2016

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year

When Breath Becomes Air Cover Image
By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST - For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501126345
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Published: Scribner Book Company - August 2nd, 2016

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.

Upstream: Selected Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594206702
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Published: Penguin Press - October 11th, 2016

One of O, The Oprah Magazine's Ten Best Books of the Year

The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver.