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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

October - December 2015 Issue


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Adler, Renata.  After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction
Andalibian, Rahimeh.  The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love from Iran to America
Apatow, Judd.  Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy
Armantrout, Rae.  Itself.  (Poetry) 

Battles, Matthew.  Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word
Beck, Richard.  We Believe the Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s
Berman, Ari.  Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
Brooks, Arthur C.  The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
Burns, Eric.  1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar

Canales, Jimena.  The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
Coates, Ta-Nehisi.  Between the World and Me.
Crawford, Robert.  Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land

Daugherty, Tracy.  The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion
DuVal, Kathleen.  Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

Edin, Kathryn J.  $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Eltahawy, Mona.  Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. 

Faderman, Lillian.  The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. 
Finnegan, William.  Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.
Flanders, Judith.  The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Our Homes

Glass, Philip.  Words Without Music: A Memoir
Goldberg, Michelle.  The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West
Goldstone, Nancy.  The Rival Queens: Catherine de’ Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom
Gooch, Brad.  Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the ‘70s & the ‘80s
Gornick, Vivian.  The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir
Graham, Jorie.  From the New World: Poems 1976-2014
Green, Kristen.  Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle
Grimsley, Jim.  How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood

Hammer, Langdon.  James Merrill: Life and Art
Hiltzik, Michael.  Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
Hirschfeld, Al.  The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age
Hirshman, Linda.  Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
Hodgman, George.  Bettyville: A Memoir
Hoffman, Bruce.  Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947
Hoffman, David E.  The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
Hofmann, Michael.  Where Have You Been?: Selected Essays
Hoke, Mateo and Cate Malek.  Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation

Jacobs, Charlotte DeCroes.  Jonas Salk: A Life
James, Clive.  Poetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language
Jarausch, Konrad H.  Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century
Jobb, Dean.  Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

Keret, Etgar.  The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
Kershaw, Alex.  Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France
Kittelstrom, Amy.  The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition
Kurson, Robert.  Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

Lane, Nick.  The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
Lee, Erika.  The Making of Asian America: A History
Le Guin, Ursula K.  Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story.  .
Lehr, Dick.  The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Director and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War
Leonard, Max.  Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France
Lightman, Alan.  Screening Room: Family Pictures

MacLaughlin, Nina.  Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter
Martin, Wednesday.  Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
Meyers, Robin.  Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance
Montgomery, Sy.  The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Moore, Susanna.  Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii
Moore, Tim.  Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy
Morris, Bob.  Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents
Morris, David J.  The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Neiman, Susan.  Why Grow Up?: Subversive Thoughts For an Infantile Age

Oller, John.  American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague, Civil War “Belle of the North” and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal

Palfrey, John.  Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
Parks, Tim.  Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books
Pessah, Jon.  The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers.
Prizant, Barry M.  Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism.

Roberts, Siobhan.  Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway

Saviano, Roberto.  ZeroZeroZero. (Cocaine Industry) 
Schatzker, Mark.  The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth about Food and Flavor
Schickel, Richard.  Keepers: The Greatest Films - and Personal Favorites - of a Moviegoing Lifetime
Schneier, Bruce.  Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World
Seek, Amy.  God and Jetfire: Confessions of a Birth Mother
Snyder, Timothy.  Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning
Southard, Susan.  Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
Steavenson, Wendell.  Circling the Square: Stories from the Egyptian Revolution
Strathern, Paul.  Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City
Styron, William.  My Generation: Collected Nonfiction.
Sullivan, Rosemary.  Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

Tweedy, Damon.  Black Man In a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine

Urschel, Joe.  The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation

Van Doren, Adam.  The House Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents
Vanhoenacker, Mark.  Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

Wagner, Tony.  Most Likely to Succeed: A New Vision for Education To Prepare Our Kids for Today’s Innovation Economy
Weinberg, Steven.  To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science
Weiner, Tim.  One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon