The Washington Post Sunday

NONFICTION

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1 SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND (Harper Perennial, $24.99). By Yuval Noah Harari. A scientific and historic look at the creation and evolution of our species.

2 JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND

REDEMPTION (Spiegel & Grau, $17). By Bryan Stevenson. The author recounts his experience establishi­ng the Equal Justice Initiative and defending those most in need.

3 NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE (Penguin, $10). By Greta Thunberg. A collection of speeches from the young Swedish climate activist.

4 BAD BLOOD (Vintage, $16.95). By John Carreyrou. An examinatio­n of the rise and fall of Theranos, a biotech company once valued at $9 billion.

5 INHERITANC­E (Anchor, $16.95). By Dani Shapiro. A woman reflects on her identity after a DNA test delivers a shocking revelation.

6 SKIN IN THE GAME (Random House, $18). By Nassim Nicholas Taleb. A look at risk as an important ingredient for success.

7 THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD (Vintage, $16.95). By Toni Morrison. A collection of essays, speeches and other writings by the late Nobel Prize winner.

8 CALYPSO (Back Bay, $17.99). By David Sedaris. Essays about middle age and mortality.

9 ON TYRANNY (Tim Duggan, $8.99). By Timothy Snyder. A guide to preserving freedom in the face of authoritar­ianism.

10 BARRACOON: THE STORY OF THE LAST ‘BLACK

CARGO’ (Amistad, $16.99). By Zora Neale Hurston. The recovered masterpiec­e is based on interviews with one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade.

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