1. Modern Romance: An Investigation, by Aziz Ansari
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    "Often hilarious, consistently informative, and unusually helpful."
  2. I Saw a Man, by Owen Sheers
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    "Accidental deaths in war and at home engender terrible lies and guilt in this highly original, engrossing literary thriller."
  3. Wondering Who You Are, by Sonya Lea
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    What would you do if your husband of 23 years woke up from surgery and couldn't remember who you are?
  4. In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
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    "Though it doesn't feel much like an adult novel, this book will be welcomed by any Blume fan who can handle three real tragedies and a few four-letter words."
  5. The Oregon Trail: An American Journey, by Rinker Buck
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    "By turns frankly hilarious, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative."
  6. Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, by Carl Safina
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    "A profound, scientifically based appeal for recognition of the kinship of all living things."
  7. Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, by Sarah Hepola
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    "A treasure trove of hard truths mined from a life soaked in booze."