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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction, Winter 2023

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

January - March 2023 Issue


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Aviv, Rachel.   Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make UsDownloadable audiobook

Basinger, Jeanine and Wasson, Sam.  Hollywood: The Oral History.  
Bee, Vanessa A.  Home Bound: An Uprooted Daughter’s Reflections on Belonging.
Bella, Timothy.  Barkley: A Biography.  
Bingham-Risher, Remica.  Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books, and Questions that Grew Me Up.  
Braude, Mark.  Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris.  
Brinkley, Douglas.  Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening
Brookshire, Bethany.  Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains.  
Brown, Nancy Marie.  Looking for the Hidden Folk: How Iceland's Elves Can Save the Earth.  

Chaudry, Rabia.  Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and FamilyDownloadable audiobook
Copeland, Misty.  The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace, and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven Wilkinson.  
Corcoran, Katherine.   In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, A Coverup, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press

Daniel, Mary-Alice.  A Coastline is an Immeasurable Thing: A Memoir Across Three Continents
Davis, Kenneth C.  Great Short Books: A Year of Reading―Briefly.  
Delmont, Matthew F.  Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and AbroadDownloadable audiobook
Désir, Alison Mariella.  Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for UsEbook
Diemer, Andrew K.  Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad.  
Dionne, Evette.  Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Soul.  
Dylan, Bob.  The Philosophy of Modern SongEbook, downloadable audiobook

Freedland, Jonathan.  The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the WorldEbook

Gage, Beverly.  G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American CenturyEbook
Gaskill, Malcolm.  The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New WorldEbook
Gay, Ross.  Inciting Joy: EssaysEbook
Geanacopoulos, Daphne Palmer.  The Pirate’s Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd.  
Gordon, Lyndall.  The Hyacinth Girl: T.S. Eliot’s Hidden Muse
Greenidge, Kerri K.  The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family.  
Gristwood, Sarah.  The Tudors in Love: Passion and Politics in the Age of England's Most Famous Dynasty.  
Grose, Jessica.  Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American MotherhoodDownloadable audiobook

Hardy, Alyssa.  Worn Out: How Our Clothes Cover Up Fashion’s Sins.  
Hastings, Max.  The Abyss: Nuclear Crisis Cuba 1962.
Hickman, Katie.  Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West.  
Hill, Jemele.  Uphill: A Memoir.  
Hornby, Nick.  Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius
Hotta, Eri.  Suzuki: The Man and His Dream to Teach the Children of the World.  
Humes, Edward.  The Forever Witness: How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder.  
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne.  My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives

Imbler, Sabrina.  How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures.  
It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror. (Ed. by Joe Vallese.)  

Kepner, Tyler.  The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series.  
Kumar, Priyanka.  Conversations with Birds.  

Levy, Aidan.  Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins
Levy, Buddy.  Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk.  
Linn, Susan.  Who’s Raising the Kids? Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of ChildrenEbook
Lithwick, Dahlia.  Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America
Livingstone, Natalie.  The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty.  

MacGregor, Iain.  The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidden Truth at the Heart of the Greatest Battle of World War II.  
McInerny, Nora.  Bad Vibes Only: (And Other Things I Bring to the Table): EssaysEbook, downloadable audiobook  
Morin, Brandi.  Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising.  

Nevala-Lee, Alec.  Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller
Nors, Dorthe.  A Line in the World: A Year on the North Sea Coast.  

Paranque, Estelle.  Blood, Fire, & Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I & Catherine de Medici.  
Parkin, Simon.  The Island of Extraordinary Captives: A Painter, a Poet, an Heiress, and a Spy in a World War II British Internment Camp.  
Pearlman, Jeff.  The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson.  
Philip, Leila.  Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America
Phillips, Maya.  Nerd: Adventures in Fandom from This Universe to the Multiverse
Pinckney, Darryl.  Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan

Quammen, David.  Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus.  

Radke, Heather.  Butts: A Backstory
Rauch, Arianna Warsaw-Fan.  Declassified: A Low-Key Guide to the High-Strung World of Classical Music.  
Ressa, Maria.  How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight For Our FutureEbook, downloadable audiobook
Rodgers, Mary and Jesse Green.  Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary RodgersEbook
Ruffin, Amber and Lamar, Lacey.  The World Record Book of Racist Stories.  
Rutherford, Adam.  Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics.
Ryan, April.  Black Women Will Save the World: An AnthemEbook

Samatar, Sofia.  The White Mosque: A Memoir.  
Sassoon, Joseph.  The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire.  
Scott, James M.  Black Snow: Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb.  
Setiya, Kieran.  Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way.  
Strachey, Nino.  Young Bloomsbury: The Generation That Redefined Love, Freedom, and Self-Expression in 1920s England.  

Tamblyn, Amber.  Listening in the Dark: A Reclaiming of Women's Intuition
Tarantino, Quentin.  Cinema SpeculationEbook, downloadable audiobook
Tetro, Tony and Ambrosi, Giampiero.  Con/Artist: The Life and Crimes of the World’s Greatest Art Forger.   

Wilkinson, Alec.  A Divine Language: Learning Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus at the Edge of Old Age.  
Wulf, Andrea.  Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self

Young, R.J.  Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.