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Say hello to our returns clerk, Ann! Besides reading, you can find Ann travelling, scuba diving, swimming, or wandering through the Old Thresher’s Reunion. Ann is one of our resident nonfiction readers. She enjoys reading about science, history, and comedy.

Staff Books: 

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The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982107529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Gallery/Jeter Publishing - August 18th, 2020

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks meets Get Out in this landmark investigation of racial inequality at the core of the heart transplant race.

In 1968, Bruce Tucker, a black man, went into Virginia’s top research hospital with a head injury, only to have his heart taken out of his body and put into the chest of a white businessman.

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Why We Swim Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616207861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle San Francisco Chronicle
A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book ConciergeWashington Independent Review of Books

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.