Non-fiction

The Search for Atlantis by Steve Kershaw

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Date Posted: December 15 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

A vivid exploration of the legend of Atlantis and its enduring influence on Western culture from its origins in antiquity to the modern era.

Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Date Posted: November 14 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

The former official White House photographer compares the most recent two administrations via photos of Barack Obama side-by-side with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Recommended By: Amy in Adult Reference
Date Posted: November 5 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution, our libraries.

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Date Posted: September 22 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
A true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner details the crime itself and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel, "Lolita."
 

Faith by Jimmy Carter

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Date Posted: September 5 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Explores the meaning of faith and its profound effects on people's lives and the world, as well as how the author's own religious faith has guided, sustained, and challenged him throughout his life.

 

The Storm of the Century by Al Roker

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Recommended By: Tricia in Adult Reference
Date Posted: August 31 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Al Roker, an award-winning meteorologist, presents an account of the legendary hurricane to assess its destruction of Galveston, role in thousands of deaths and influence on American history and culture. 

Dopesick by Beth Macy

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Date Posted: August 20 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

Chronicles America's more than twenty-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis.

Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Recommended By: Amy in Adult Reference
Date Posted: July 31 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

An account of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II draws on original research and new reporting to trace the half-century battle to exonerate Captain Charles McVay after a wrongful court martial.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck by Mark Manson

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Date Posted: July 23 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
A humorous self-help guide helps readers figure out the things that they should care about to lead contented, grounded lives.

 

Heart Berries by Therese Marie Mailhot

Book Categories: Non-fiction
Recommended By: Amy in Adult Reference
Date Posted: July 20 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

The author recounts her coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest where she survived a dysfunctional childhood and found herself hospitalized with a dual diagnosis of PTSD and bipolar II disorder.

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