Looking to expand your reading repertoire? We’ve collected a sampling of blockbuster nonfiction you won’t want to miss! Get ready to be captivated by compelling narratives and stories that will have you hooked from start to finish.

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How We Learn to Be Brave: Decisive Moments in Life and Faith by Mariann Edgar Budde

An inspirational guide to the key junctures in life that, if navigated with faith and discernment, pave the way for us to become our most courageous selves, by the bishop of the famed Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C.

“It is easy to forget the simple, important dynamics of courageous leadership and living.  Bishop Budde has given us all a thoughtful reminder.”Steve Leder, New York Times bestselling author of For You When I Am Gone

“Bishop Budde invites us to look again at some of life’s most important decision points with the warmth of a friend and the clarity of a sage.  In the complexity and velocity that is life and leadership this offering will anchor and sustain the individual and organization.”The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright Bishop of Atlanta

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Starstruck: A Memoir of Astrophysics and Finding Light in the Dark by Sarafina El-Badry Nance

In a beautifully written and science-packed debut memoir, Egyptian-American astrophysicist Sarafina Nance shares her personal story of overcoming sexism, racism, and adversity, and appreciating the most important moments and people in her life by focusing on her lifelong love of the stars.

“Sarafina Nance’s story is utterly unique, but universal at the same time. It’s about having a dream—in this case, to devote one’s life to investigating the mysteries of the universe—and pursuing it in the face of incredible obstacles. The best book you will ever read about growing up to be a scientist.” —Sean Carroll, New York Times bestselling author of The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion

Starstruck is a warm, poignant, heartfelt, and deeply moving exploration of what it means to come of age in this universe.”Sasha Sagan, author of For Small Creatures Such as We

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Catch a Crayfish, Count the Stars: Fun Projects, Skills, and Adventures for Outdoor Kids by Steven Rinella, Illustrated by Max Temescu

A hands-on, gloves-off, muddy-boots activity book for young adventurers ages eight and up, offering fun projects and adventures to build lifelong skills and knowledge about the natural world—from the host of MeatEater and author of The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival

The book presents a ton of fun and exciting ways to explore the natural world, like:

 building an outdoor exploration kit
 identifying constellations and navigating using the sun and stars
• collecting fossils and other geological wonders
• tracking animals and following weather patterns
• making your own compass
• growing your own fruits and vegetables
• building survival shelters and primitive hunting weapons
• fishing, hunting, and foraging for wild foods
• making cool art projects using natural materials

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Joy Hunter: Messy Faceplants, Radical Love, and the Journey That Changed Everything by Alexis Jones

A timely, colorful, and cinematic memoir chronicling one woman’s journey to rediscover her own power, resilience, and happiness

“Alexis Jones is wicked smart and totally captivating in every sense of the word. Joy Hunter may be her greatest feat yet. It’s a story that is graced with her grit, grace, love, and the deep wisdom that she found on the other side of crushing heartbreak. This inspiring book reminds us all that even in the face of our hardest, darkest moments, joy still exists.”Marie Forleo, New York Times bestselling author of Everything is Figureoutable

“A decade and a half of friendship later and Alexis Jones continues to inspire me with her humor and brave vulnerability in talking about the things we’re told to bury. Joy Hunter gives us all permission to be human and invites us to radically love ourselves for exactly who we are.”Kristen Bell

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Billionaires’ Row: Tycoons, High Rollers, and the Epic Race to Build the World’s Most Exclusive Skyscrapers by Katherine Clark

A fly-on-the-wall account of the ferocious ambition, greed, and financial one-upmanship behind the most expensive real estate in the world: the new Manhattan megatowers known as Billionaires’ Row—from a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal

“Thrilling, incisive, and a lot of fun to read.”Eliot Brown, bestselling co-author of The Cult of We

“To rewrite Oscar Wilde, even as high as the stars, you’re barely out of the gutter.”—Michael Gross, bestselling author of 740 Park

“This book is a study of how wealth and ambition trump all when it comes to the Big Apple.”—Julie Satow, author of The Plaza

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 In a Flight of Starlings: The Wonders of Complex Systems by Giorgio Parisi

From the 2021 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, an enlightening and personal journey into the practice of groundbreaking science

“In this delightful and deeply thoughtful book, Giorgio Parisi weaves a tapestry of experiences and ideas that connects disciplines and prepares us to appreciate the beauty, importance, and cultural value of science.” Frances Arnold, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

“Parisi’s voice is amiable and conversational, which endows [In a Flight of Starlings] with the feel of a conversation with a wise and generous elder.” —Kirkus

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The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean by Susan Casey


From bestselling author Susan Casey, an awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, and the men and women who seek to uncover its secrets

“[An] entertaining account…wondrous…Casey excels at conjuring the “marvelous weirdos” that glide through submersibles’ beam.” —Scientific American

“Masterful and mesmerizing, Susan Casey’s THE UNDERWORLD is an irresistible mix of splendid scholarship, heart-stopping adventure writing, and vivid, visceral prose. Her book about the ocean’s deeps is both uplifting and profound in the literal sense. I was riveted to every page.” —Sy Montgomery, author of The New York Times bestseller THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS

Available on August 1st in Hardcover, eBook, Large Print, and Audio Editions 

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Cave of Bones: A True Story of Discovery, Adventure, and Human Origins by Lee Berger & John Hawks

A true-life scientific adventure story, this thrilling book takes the reader deep into South African caves to discover fossil remains that compel a monumental reframing of the human family tree.

Join Berger on the adventure of a lifetime as he explores the Rising Star cave system and begins the complicated process of explaining these extraordinary finds—finds that force a rethinking of human evolution, and discoveries that Berger calls “the Rosetta stone of the human mind.”



Available on August 8th in Hardcover Edition 

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