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Educated : A Memoir
Artist/Author/Cast:
Westover, Tara (Contribution by)
Call Number:
362.8292 W5368e 2018
Description:

Westover recounts her remarkable journey from an extreme survivalist upbringing in Idaho to finding herself through an education. 

Artist/Author/Cast:
O'Brien, Keith
Call Number:
940.544973 O1366f 2018
Description:

An exciting chronicle of the pioneering women who risked their lives in pursuit of their passion for flying.

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kolker, Robert
Call Number:
616.8980092 K8136h 2020
Description:

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia.

In the Dream House : a Memoir
Artist/Author/Cast:
Machado, Carmen Maria
Call Number:
306.76 M1492i 2019
Description:

Tackles a dark and difficult subject - an abusive same-sex relationship - with wit, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit.

Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grann, David
Call Number:
976.600497 G7592k 2017
Description:

A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history solved by the newly created FBI.

Lands of Lost Borders : A Journey on the Silk Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
Harris, Kate
Call Number:
915.804 H3148L 2018
Description:

An insightful travelogue detailing the journey of two friends who rode bicycles along the ancient Silk Road.

The Less People Know About Us : a Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity
Artist/Author/Cast:
Betz-Hamilton, Axton
Call Number:
364.1633 B5658L 2019
Description:

An identity theft expert tells the story of the duplicity and betrayal that inspired her career and nearly destroyed her family.

The Library Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Orlean, Susan
Call Number:
027.4 O7142L 2018
Description:

More than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library?

The Lincoln Conspiracy : the Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why it Failed
Artist/Author/Cast:
Meltzer, Brad
Call Number:
973.7092 M5288L 2020
Description:

Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the conspiracy to kill him in 1861.

The Line Becomes a River : Dispatches from the Border
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cantú, Francisco
Call Number:
363.285092 C2332L 2018
Description:

A lyrical and moving account of a third generation Mexican-American who sees for himself the ordeals of "crossers."

Midnight in Chernobyl : the Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Artist/Author/Cast:
Higginbotham, Adam
Call Number:
363.1799094777 H6354m 2019
Description:

Investigates how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.

No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History
Artist/Author/Cast:
Huckelbridge, Dane
Call Number:
799.2774428 H8824n 2019
Description:

The astonishing true story of the man-eating tiger that claimed a record 437 human lives.

Nomadland : Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruder, Jessica
Call Number:
331.398 B8882n 2017
Description:

Bruder compassionately investigates the exceptional resilience and creativity of Americans who have taken to the road to survive.

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCullough, David G.
Call Number:
977 M1335p 2019
Description:

The dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that came to define our country.

The Real Lolita : the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Weinman, Sarah
Call Number:
362.88 W4248r 2018
Description:

Casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic and restores Sally Horner to her rightful place.

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thompson, Christina
Call Number:
996 T4692s 2019
Description:

Looks into the past to uncover who first settled the Pacific islands, where they came from, and how they got there.

She Said : Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kantor, Jodi
Call Number:
305.420973 K1684s 2019
Description:

Describes the consequences of their reporting for the #MeToo movement and the inspiring journeys of the women who spoke up.

The Splendid and the Vile : a Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Erik
Call Number:
940.53 L3345s 2020
Description:

Provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family.

Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gladwell, Malcolm
Call Number:
302 G5438t 2019
Description:

Examines the arrest of Sandra Bland and other high profile incidents in which the failure to communicate had dire consequences.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Takei, George
Call Number:
GN 940.531173 T1366t 2019
Description:

The famous actor's firsthand account of the terrors and small joys of childhood in a "relocation center."

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