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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction, Summer 2022

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

July-September 2022 Issue


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Abdelmahmoud, Elamin.  Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces
Addison, Corban.  Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial
Alexander, Elizabeth.  The Trayvon Generation

Barrera, Jazmina.  Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes
Bingham, Emily.  My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song
Bruni, Frank.  The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and FoundDownloadable audiobook
Byrne, Paula.  The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym

Calhoun, Ada.  Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me
Carvan, Tabitha.  This Is Not a Book about Benedict Cumberbatch: The Joy of Loving Something–Anything–Like Your Life Depends on ItDownloadable audiobook
Clague, Mark.  O Say Can You Hear?: A Cultural Biography of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 
Cooke, Lucy.  Bitch: On the Female of the Species

de Waal, Frans.  Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist
Dennis, David J.  The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride
Dougherty, Nancy.  The Hangman and His Wife: The Life and Death of Reinhard Heydrich
Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert.  The Turning Point: 1851, A Year That Changed Charles Dickens and the World

Ephron, Delia.  Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at LifeEbook, downloadable audiobook

Ferrante, Elena.  In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing.
Fischer, David Hackett.  African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Freedom
Fitzharris, Lindsey.  The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War
Frank, Jeffrey.  The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945-1953
Fraser, Antonia.  The Case of the Married Woman: Caroline Norton and Her Fight for Women’s Justice

Gaydos, Ellyn.  Pig Years
Gleeson, John.  The Gotti Wars: Taking Down America’s Most Notorious Mobster
Goetsch, Diana.  This Body I Wore: A Memoir
Golenbock, Peter.  Whispers of the Gods: Tales from Baseball’s Golden Age, Told by the Men Who Played It

Hardman, Robert.  Queen of Our Time: The Life of Queen Elizabeth IIDownloadable audiobook
Hodges, Natalie.  Uncommon Measure: A Journey through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time
House, Cindy.  Mother Noise: A Memoir

Jawando, Will.  My Seven Black Fathers: A Young Activist’s Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole
Jefferson, Margo.  Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir.  
Jones, Chloé Cooper.  Easy Beauty: A Memoir

Kennedy, Kostya.  True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson
Kouchner, Camille.  The Familia Grande: A Memoir.
Krasnostein, Sarah.  The Believer: Encounters with the Beginning, the End, and Our Place in the Middle

Lahiri, Jhumpa.  Translating Myself and Others
Lange, Alexandra.  Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall
Li, Zhuqing.  Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China’s Civil War
Lim, Louisa.  Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong
Liu, Simu.  We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin StoryEbook, downloadable audiobook
The Lonely Stories: 22 Celebrated Writers on the Joys & Struggles of Being Alone. Ed. by Natalie Eve Garrett.
Lopez, Barry.  Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays
Lowery, Jack.  It Was Vulgar and It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic

Mac Cumhaill, Clare.  Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life
Marron, Catie.  Becoming a Gardener: What Reading and Digging Taught Me About Living
McGrath, Ben.  Riverman: An American OdysseyEbook
McKibben, Bill.  The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened
Mooallem, Jon.  Serious Face: Essays
Moss, Marissa R.  Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be

O’Brien, Keith.  Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe
Odell, Amy.  Anna: The Biography
O’Reilly, Séamas.  Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?: A Memoir
Overy, Richard.  Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945Ebook

Pasulka, Nicole.  How You Get Famous: Ten Years of Drag Madness in Brooklyn
Prioleau, Betsy.  Diamonds and Deadlines: A Tale of Greed, Deceit, and a Female Tycoon in the Gilded Age
Pyae Moe Thet War.  You’ve Changed: Fake Accents, Feminism, and Other Comedies from Myanmar

Rainbow, Randy.  Playing with MyselfEbook, downloadable audiobook
Robinson, Kim Stanley.  The High Sierra: A Love Story
Rosen, Jody.  Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle
Rutkow, Ira.  Empire of the Scalpel: The History of Surgery

Samuels, Robert.  His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Sancton, Tom.  The Last Baron: The Paris Kidnapping That Brought Down an Empire
Sekyiamah, Nana Darkoa.  The Sex Lives of African Women: Self-Discovery, Freedom, and Healing
Seymour, Miranda.  I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys
Smith, Danyel.  Shine Bright: A Personal History of Black Women in PopDownloadable audiobook
Smith, Michael.  Cabin Fever: The Harrowing Journey of a Cruise Ship at the Dawn of a Pandemic

Thompson, Erin L.  Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America’s Public Monuments
Thomson, Keith.  Born To Be Hanged: The Epic Story of the Gentlemen Pirates Who Raided the South Seas, Rescued a Princess, and Stole a Fortune
Tiffany, Kaitlyn.  Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It

Villarosa, Linda.  Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation

Walker, Alice.  Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker, 1965-2000Ebook
Ward, Lucy.  The Empress and the English Doctor: How Catherine the Great Defied a Deadly Virus
We Are the Middle of Forever: Indigenous Voices from Turtle Island on the Changing Earth. Ed by Dahr Jamail and Stan Rushworth.  
White, Richard.  Who Killed Jane Stanford?: A Gilded Age Tale of Murder, Deceit, Spirits, and the Birth of a University
The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate.  Ed. by Amy Brady. 

Yong, Ed.  An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us