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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction, Spring 2023

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

April - June 2023 Issue


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Abdul-Ahad, Ghaith.  A Stranger in Your Own City: Travels in the Middle East's Long War.  
Adee, Sally.  We Are Electric: Inside the 200-Year Hunt for Our Body's Bioelectric Code, and What the Future Holds.  
Asgarian, Roxanna.  We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America.  
Auster, Paul.  Bloodbath NationEbook

Ciuraru, Carmela.  Lives of the Wives: Five Literary Marriages.  
Clode, Danielle.  Koala: A Natural History and an Uncertain Future.  
Collins, Max Allan.  Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction: A Biography.
Cook, Kevin.  Waco Rising: David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America’s Modern MilitiasEbook

Dangarembga, Tsitsi.  Black and Female: Essays
Darlington, Miriam.  The Wise Hours: A Journey Into the Wild and Secret World of Owls.  
Dawidziak, Mark.  A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan PoeEbook
Dowd, Michelle.  Forager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult: A Memoir.  

Egan, Dan.  The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance
Eklöf, Johan.  The Darkness Manifesto: On Light Pollution, Night Ecology, and the Ancient Rhythms That Sustain Life

Garfield, Simon.  All the Knowledge in the World: The Extraordinary History of the Encyclopedia
Gilman, Priscilla.  The Critic's Daughter: A Memoir
Gopnik, Adam.  The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery.  
Gorham, Christopher C.  The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America.  
Guinn, Jeff.  Waco: David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and a Legacy of Rage.  

H, Lamya.  Hijab Butch Blues: A Memoir
Hagerty, Alexa.  Still Life with Bones: Genocide, Forensics, and What Remains.  
Hazard, Leah.  Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began.  
Heisman, Rebecca.  Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration

Kagan, Robert.  The Ghost at the Feast: America and the Collapse of World Order, 1900-1941.  
Kenneally, Christine.  Ghosts of the Orphanage: A Story of Mysterious Deaths, a Conspiracy of Silence, and a Search for Justice.  
King, Dean.  Guardians of the Valley: John Muir and the Friendship That Saved Yosemite.  
Kreiner, Jamie. The Wandering Mind: What Medieval Monks Tell Us about Distraction.  
Kwan, Cheuk.  Have You Eaten Yet?: Stories from Chinese Restaurants Around the World.

Levitt, Dan.  What's Gotten Into You: The Story of Your Body's Atoms, from the Big Bang Through Last Night's Dinner.  
Lisle, John.  The Dirty Tricks Department: Stanley Lovell, the Oss, and the Masterminds of World War II Secret Warfare.  
Loftis, Larry.  The Watchmaker's Daughter: The True Story of World War II Heroine Corrie Ten Boom.  

Malcolm, Janet.  Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory.  
Marsh, Henry.  And Finally: Matters of Life and Death. Ebook, downloadable audiobook
Mitenbuler, Reid.  Wanderlust: An Eccentric Explorer, an Epic Journey, a Lost Age

Nuila, Ricardo.  The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine.  
Nussbaum, Martha.  Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility

Olson, Lynne.  Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples from Destruction.  
Orenstein, Peggy.  Unraveling: What I Learned about Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater.  Ebook

Penaluna, Regan.  How to Think Like a Woman: Four Women Philosophers Who Taught Me How to Love the Life of the Mind.  
Penniman, Leah.  Black Earth Wisdom: Soulful Conversations with Black Environmentalists.  
Petrzela, Natalia Mehlman.  Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America's Exercise Obsession.  
Popkin, Jim.  Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America's Most Dangerous Female Spy--And the Sister She BetrayedEbook

Quart, Alissa.  Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream.  

Ramirez, Janina.  Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It.  
Rayman, Graham and Reuven Blau.  Rikers: An Oral History.
Rivera Garza, Cristina.  Liliana's Invincible Summer: A Sister's Search for Justice.  
Robbins, Alexandra.  The Teachers: A Year Inside America's Most Vulnerable, Important Profession.  
Roberts, Rebecca Boggs.  Untold Power: The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson.   
Runstedtler, Theresa.  Black Ball: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood, and the Generation That Saved the Soul of the NBA.  

Saint John, Bozoma.  The Urgent Life: My Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.  
Schulman, Michael.  Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears.  
Schwalbe, Will.  We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship.  
Stewart, James B. and Rachel Abrams.  Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family LegacyEbook, downloadable audiobook

Tabor, Nick.  Africatown: America's Last Slave Ship and the Community It Created.  
Tate, Christie.  B.F.F.: A Memoir of Friendship Lost and Found.  
Taylor, Goldie.  The Love You Save: A Memoir.  
Thomas, Joseph Earl.  Sink: A MemoirDownloadable audiobook
Thunberg, Greta.  The Climate BookEbook, downloadable audiobook
Tóibín, Colm.  A Guest at the Feast
Turner, Marion.  The Wife of Bath: A Biography.  

V (formerly Eve Ensler).  Reckoning.  

Waldstreicher, David.  The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet's Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence.  
Webster, Rachel Jamison.  Benjamin Banneker and Us: Eleven Generations of an American Family.  
Whitaker, Mark.  Saying It Loud: 1966—The Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement
Williams, Kidada E.  I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War Against Reconstruction.  
Wilson, F. Perry.  How Medicine Works and When It Doesn't: Learning Who to Trust to Get and Stay Healthy.  
Wright, Jennifer.  Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York's Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist.  

Zernike, Kate.  The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science.