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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
"I finished the book. I'm glad that I perservered with it. It's quite an odd book and an overall rating might be the sum of the parts, but is not going to reflect the writing or content of those parts.

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Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale
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Here, There, and Everywhere by Chris Roberson
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