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Melinda Gates

 Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft. In 2000, she co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband Bill Gates, the world's largest private charitable organization. 

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  • Alpha Girls

    by Julian Guthrie August 14, 2021 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    181 ratings

    An unforgettable story of four women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominate...

  • Awakening Joy

    by Shoshana Alexander and James Baraz December 11, 2012 Self-Help

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    4.5 stars

    262 ratings

    Awakening Joy is more than just another book about happiness. More than simply offering suggested strategies to change our be...

  • Bel Canto

    by Ann Patchett May 22, 2001 Literature & Fiction

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    4.2 stars

    4,183 ratings

    Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Winner of the Orange Prize • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

    "Bel Canto is ...

  • Born a Crime

    by Trevor Noah November 15, 2016 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.8 stars

    37,466 ratings

    Number 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (_...

  • Brotopia

    by Emily Chang July 20, 2021 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    341 ratings

    "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever uto...

  • Cry, The Beloved Country

    by Alan Paton October 25, 2003 Religion & Spirituality

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    4.6 stars

    1,226 ratings

    “The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time.” —The New Republic
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  • Daring Greatly

    by Brené Brown April 7, 2015 Self-Help

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    4.8 stars

    9,628 ratings

    The Number 1 New York Times bestseller. More than 2 million copies sold!

    Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, _Dare to Lea...

  • Factfulness

    by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund andOla Rosling April 3, 2018 Science & Math

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    4.6 stars

    10,928 ratings

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    “One of the most important books I’ve ever read―an indispensable guide to thinking clear...

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo andRebel Girls November 10, 2016 Children's Books

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    4.8 stars

    7,667 ratings

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

    The New York Times bestse...

  • Home Work

    by Julie Andrews October 13, 2020 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.7 stars

    4,123 ratings

    In this New York Times bestselling follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews reflects on her astoni...

  • However Long the Night

    by Aimee Molloy April 30, 2013 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.6 stars

    147 ratings

    In However Long the Night, Aimee Molloy tells the unlikely and inspiring story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose exp...

  • Little Fires Everywhere

    by Celeste Ng May 7, 2019 Literature & Fiction

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    4.5 stars

    50,321 ratings

    The Number 1 New York Times bestseller!

    Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

    “...

  • Sapiens

    by Yuval Noah Harari February 10, 2015 History

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    4.6 stars

    47,411 ratings

    Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.
    New York Times Bestseller
    **A Summer Reading Pick for...

  • Talking to Strangers

    by Malcolm Gladwell September 1, 2019 Self-Help

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    4.5 stars

    12,093 ratings

    Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the Number 1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, ...

  • The Book of Awakening

    by Mark Nepo January 1, 2020 Self-Help

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    4.7 stars

    3,293 ratings

    A new edition of the Number 1 NYT’s bestseller by Mark Nepo, who has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our tim...

  • The Gifts of Imperfection

    by Brené Brown September 8, 2020 Religion & Spirituality

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    4.7 stars

    22,948 ratings

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In hardcover for the first time, this tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing Number 1 _Ne...

  • The Hate U Give

    by Angie Thomas February 28, 2017 Teen & Young Adult

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    4.8 stars

    20,407 ratings

    8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist ...

  • When Breath Becomes Air

    by Abraham Verghese January 12, 2016 Medical Books

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    4.7 stars

    21,058 ratings

    **Number 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and bea...

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