028: Real Reads Book Group

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028 focuses on recently published, popular nonfiction on a variety of topics.



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  • January The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I by Lindsey Fitzharris
  • FebruaryVisual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions by Temple Grandin
  • MarchHalf American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II At Home and Abroad by Matthew F. Delmont
  • AprilThe Family Outing: A Memoir by Jessi Hempel
  • MayFight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor by Kim Kelly
  • June“You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon
  • JulyAn Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong
  • AugustThe Country of the Blind: A Memoir at the End of Sight by Andrew Leland
  • SeptemberBad Mexicans: Race, Empire & Revolution in the Borderlands by Kelly Lytle Hernandez
  • October A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them by Neil Bradbury
  • NovemberThinning Blood: A Memoir of Family, Myth, and Identity by Leah Myers
  • December Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern by Jing Tsu


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