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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction, Spring 2022

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

April - June 2022 Issue


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Aikins, Matthieu.  The Naked Don’t Fear the Water: An Underground Journey with Afghan Refugees. Ebook, downloadable audiobook
Attenberg, Jami.  I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home. Ebook

Baime, A. J.  White Lies: The Double Life of Walter F. White and America’s Darkest Secret.
Barbero, Alessandro.  Dante: A Life.
Borrell, Brendan.  The First Shots: The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine.
Bowden, Mark.  The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It.
Bradbury, Neil.  A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them. Ebook
Brooks, Michael.  The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization. Ebook
Brown-Nagin, Tomiko.  Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley.
Bushman, David.  Murder at Teal’s Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks.
Butler, Isaac.  The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act.

Cheung, Karen.  The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir.
Cohen, Deborah.  Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on a World at War.

Davis, Jack E.  The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird.
Duncan, Dennis.  Index, a History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age. Ebook

Elkins, Caroline.  Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire.
Evaristo, Bernardine.  Manifesto: On Never Giving Up.

Ferrara, Silvia.  The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts.
Fisher, Carl Erik.  The Urge: Our History of Addiction.
Fisher, Thomas.  The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER.
Foo, Stephanie.  What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma. Ebook, downloadable audiobook
French, Howard W.  Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War. Ebook

Gaines, James R.  The Fifties: An Underground History.
Gomez, Edgar.  High-Risk Homosexual: A Memoir.
Greenhouse, Linda.  Justice on the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months That Transformed the Supreme Court.
Gutowitz, Jill.  Girls Can Kiss Now: Essays.

Haitiwaji, Gulbahar.  How I Survived a Chinese “Reeducation” Camp: A Uyghur Woman’s Story.
Havrilesky, Heather.  Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage. Downloadable audiobook
Henry, Andre.  All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope – and Hard Pills to Swallow – About Fighting for Black Lives.
Higgins, Charlotte.  Greek Myths: A New Retelling.
Higgins, Jackie.  Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses.
Hirshman, Linda.  The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation.
Hughes, Evan.  The Hard Sell: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup. Downloadable audiobook
Hyde, Anne F.  Born of Lakes and Plains: Mixed-Descent Peoples and the Making of the American West. Downloadable audiobook
Hyland, Veronique.  Dress Code: Unlocking Fashion from the New Look to Millennial Pink.

Insel, Thomas.  Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health.

Jähner, Harald.  Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955. Ebook
James, Kendra.  Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School.

Kacenberg, Mala.  Mala’s Cat: A Memoir of Survival in World War II.
Katz, Evan Ross.  Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts.
Kennedy, Gerrick.  Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston.
Klosterman, Chuck.  The Nineties: A Book. Ebook, downloadable audiobook
Krouse, Erika.  Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation.

Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us.  (Ed. by Colleen Kinder)
Lockhart, Chris.  Walking the Bowl: A True Story of Murder and Survival Among the Street Children of Lusaka.
Lowenstein, Roger.  Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War.

Maloney, Emily.  Cost of Living: Essays.
Mchangama, Jacob.  Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media.
Mead, Rebecca.  Home/Land: A Memoir of Departure and Return.
Mlodinow, Leonard.  Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking.

Nicolson, Adam.  Life Between the Tides.

O’Neil, Cathy.  The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation.
Ostler, Catherine.  The Duchess Countess: The Woman Who Scandalized Eighteenth-Century London.
O’Toole, Fintan.  We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland.

Peskin, Sara Manning.  A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain.
Pritchett, Georgia.  My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety. Ebook, downloadable audio

Raines, Ben.  The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning. Downloadable audio
Randall, Willard Sterne.  The Founders’ Fortunes: How Money Shaped the Birth of America.
Reid, Eliza.  Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World. Ebook
Roeder, Oliver.  Seven Games: A Human History.
Rooks, A.E.  The Black Joke: The True Story of One Ship’s Battle Against the Slave Trade.
Rustad, Harley.  Lost in the Valley of Death: A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas. Ebook

Saladino, Dan.  Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them. Ebook
Schwartzel, Erich.  Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy.
Sharif, Solmaz.  Customs: Poems.
Sieghart, Mary Ann.  The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It.
Sielski, Mike.  The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality.
Silva, Obed.  The Death of My Father the Pope: A Memoir.
Stavrakopoulou, Francesca.  God: An Anatomy.
Stevens, Dana.  Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century.

Tran, Paul.  All the Flowers Kneeling.  
Tsu, Jing.  Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution that Made China Modern.

Vasquez-Lavado, Silvia.  In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage.

Weinman, Sarah.  Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to Set Him Free.

Ypi, Lea.  Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History.