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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

October - December 2013 Issue


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Abbott, Alysia. Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father.
Abdi, Hawa. Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman - 90,000 Lives Changed.
Adelman, Jeremy. Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman.
Agee, James. Cotton Tenants: Three Families.
Anderson, Scott. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
Asante, M.K. Buck: A Memoir.
Aslan, Reza. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

Bacevich, Andrew J. Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country.
Badkhen, Anna. The World is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village.
Baggott, Jim. Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth.
Barilla, James. My Backyard Jungle: The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who Turned His Yard into Habitat and Learned to Live with It.
Baum, Dan. Gun Guys: A Road Trip.
Beam, Cris. To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care.
Bidart, Frank. Metaphysical Dog. (Poetry)
Bowen, James. A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life.
Butler, Katy. Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Beter Way of Death.

Camus, Albert. Algerian Chronicles.
Caputo, Philip. The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean.
Carroll, Rory. Comandante: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela.
Charleson, Susannah. The Possibility of Dogs: What a Handful of ‘Unadoptables’ Taught Me About Service, Hope, and Healing.
Cojean, Annick. Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya

Davis, Clive. The Soundtrack of My Life.
Downing, Ben. Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross.
Dunkel, Tom. Color Blind: The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball’s Color Line.

Ellis, Joseph J. Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence.
Ensler, Eve. In the Body of the World: A Memoir.
Epps, Garrett. American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution
Evans, Peter. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations.

Fink, Sheri. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.
Fletcher, Anne M. Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth about Addiction Treatment - And How to Get Help That Works.
Fox, Margalit. The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code.
Frances, Allen. Saving Normal: An Insider’s Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life.

Guzman, Andrew T. Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change.

Horowitz, Joseph. On My Way: The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess.
Hughes-Hallett, Lucy. Gabriele D’Anunzio: Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War.

Johnson, George. The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery.
Johnson, Walter. River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom.

Kaiser, Robert G. Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t.
Kaplan, Carla. Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance.
Kavanagh, Julie. The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis.
Kendall, Joshua. America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation.
Kertesz, Imre. Dossier K.
Klein, Maury. A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II.
Kolker, Robert. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery.
Koppel, Lily. The Astronauts Wives Club.

Lasky, Dorothea. Open the Door: How to Excite Young People about Poetry.
Leamer, Laurence. The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption.
Liao, Yiwu. For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison.
Lindhout, Amanda. A House in the Sky: A Memoir.
Lowe, George. The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent.

Malcolm, Janet. Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers.
Mandery, Evan J. A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America.
Mazzetti, Mark. The Way of the Knife: The CIS, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth.
Monk, Ray. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life inside the Center.
Morris, Marc. The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England.
Moyle, Franny. Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde.
Mulley, Clare. The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville.

Norman, Howard. I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place.

Offit, Paul. Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine.
Omar, Qais Akbar. A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Childhood.
George Orwell: A Life in Letters. Edited by Peter Davison.

Packer, George. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.
Parks, Tim. Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.
Powell, Neil. Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music.

Reel, Monte. Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm.
Ripley, Amanda. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.
Rutherford, Adam. Creation: How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself.

Schell, Orville. Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century.
Selingo, Jeffrey J. College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students.
Steinberg, Neil. You Were Never in Chicago.
Sugden, John. Nelson: The Sword of Albion.

Tammet, Daniel. Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math.
Thomas, M.E. Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent in Hiding.

Uglow, Jenny. The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine - Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary.

von Ziegesar, Peter. The Looking Glass Brother.

Wineapple, Brenda. Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877.