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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction, Fall 2022

Great recent titles you may have missed, selected by our librarians.

October - December 2022 Issue


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Alford, Terry.  In the Houses of Their Dead: The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits.  
Allen, Kendra.  Fruit Punch: A Memoir.  Ebook
Alsadir, Nuar.  Animal Joy: A Book of Laughter and Resuscitation
Ambroz, David.  A Place Called Home: A Memoir

Bartels, E. B.  Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter.  
Bassist, Elissa.  Hysterical: A Memoir.  
Bilton, Chrysta.  Normal Family: On Truth, Love, and How I Met My 35 SiblingsEbook, downloadable audiobook
Bryant, Howard.  Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original.  
Burnham, Margaret.  By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow's Legal Executioners.  

Campbell, Hayley.  All the Living and the Dead: From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life's Work.  
Castillo, Elaine.  How to Read Now: EssaysEbook
Cleary, Skye C.  How to Be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment
Collins-Dexter, Brandi.  Black Skinhead: Reflections on Blackness and Our Political Future.  
Conaboy, Chelsea.  Mother Brain: How Neuroscience Is Rewriting the Story of Parenthood.  
Cunningham, Doreen.  Soundings: Journeys in the Company of Whales: A Memoir.  

Denton, Sally.  The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised LandEbook

Ebersol, Dick.  From Saturday Night to Sunday Night: My Forty Years of Laughter, Tears, and Touchdowns in TV.  
Emerson, Rick.  Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries.  Ebook
Enninful, Edward.  A Visible Man: A Memoir

Figes, Orlando.  The Story of Russia.  
Fisher, Max.  The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World.  
Frank, Michael.  One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World.  
Frantz, Douglas, and Catherine Collins.  Salmon Wars: The Dark Underbelly of Our Favorite Fish.  

Gayle, Caleb.  We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and PowerEbook
Gilpin, Betty.  All the Women in My Brain: And Other Concerns.  
Gregg, Justin.  If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal: What Animal Intelligence Reveals about Human StupidityDownloadable audiobook
Griffith, Elisabeth.  Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020.  

Hale, Kathleen.  Slenderman: Online Obsession, Mental Illness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Girls
Hauser, CJ.  The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays
Hazzard, Kevin.  American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America's First Paramedics.  
Herman, Eleanor.  Off with Her Head: Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power.  
Heyam, Kit.  Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender.  
Higham, Scott and Sari Horwitz.  American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry.  
Horowitz, Alexandra.  The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves.  
Hossenfelder, Sabine.  Existential Physics: A Scientist's Guide to Life's Biggest Questions.  
Hsu, Hua.  Stay True: A Memoir.  

Johnson, Kirk Wallace.  The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast.  

Kenan, Randall.  Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan.  

Leon, Jesse.  I'm Not Broken: A Memoir.  
Lewis, Damian.  Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British SpyEbook
Liptak, Andrew.  Cosplay: A History: The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who Bring Your Favorite Stories to Life

Macy, Beth.  Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America's Overdose Crisis.  
Maraniss, David.  Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim ThorpeEbook, downloadable audiobook
Mariani, Mike.  What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us: Who We Become After Tragedy and Trauma
McTier, Moiya.  The Milky Way: An Autobiography of Our Galaxy.  
Mercado, Mia.  She's Nice Though: Essays on Being Bad at Being Good.  
Mestyanek Young, Daniella.  Uncultured: A Memoir.  
Milch, David.  Life's Work: A Memoir.  
Mogelson, Luke.  The Storm Is Here: An American Crucible.  
Montgomery, David R. and Anne Biklé.  What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health
Morris, G. Elliott.  Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them.  

Nadeau, Barbie Latza.  The Godmother: Murder, Vengeance, and the Bloody Struggle of Mafia Women

Olivares, Efrén C.  My Boy Will Die of Sorrow: A Memoir of Immigration from the Front Lines

Parks, Casey.  Diary of a Misfit: A Memoir and a Mystery.  
Pompeo, Joe.  Blood & Ink: The Scandalous Jazz Age Double Murder That Hooked America on True Crime.  
Prat, Chantel.  The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand YoursDownloadable audiobook
Proulx, Annie.  Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis.  

Robb, Graham.  France: An Adventure History
Róisín, Fariha.  Who Is Wellness For?: An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves BehindEbook
Rojas Contreras, Ingrid.  The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir.  

Sánchez, Erika L.  Crying in the Bathroom: A MemoirEbook
Schwartzman, Nancy and Nora Zelevansky.  Roll Red Roll: Rape, Power, and Football in the American Heartland.  
Singh, Simran Jeet.  The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life.  
Sizlo, Natasha.  All Signs Point to Paris: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Destiny.  
Stashower, Daniel.  American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the RipperDownloadable audiobook
Stodola, Sarah.  The Last Resort: A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach.  
Sumner, Seirian.  Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps.  
Sweet, John Wood.  The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America

Tandoh, Ruby.  Eat Up!: Food, Appetite and Eating What You WantEbook
Tea, Michelle.  Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My (In)Fertility.  
Thrasher, Steven W.  The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide.  
Tillman, Lynne.  Mothercare: On Obligation, Love, Death, and AmbivalenceEbook

Vanhoenacker, Mark.  Imagine a City: A Pilot's Journey Across the Urban World.  
Vince, Gaia.  Nomad Century: How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World.  

Wong, Alice.  Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life.  
Wong, Carmen Rita.  Why Didn't You Tell Me?: A MemoirEbook