Great Nonfiction for Fiction Lovers

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Call Number:
523.01 T9946a 2017
Description:

In fun and digestible chapters, Tyson explains the universe and other complex scientific concepts.

The Best We Could Do
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bui, Thi
Call Number:
GN 973.0495 B9322b 2017
Description:

An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam and their resettling in America.

Between the World and Me
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Call Number:
305.800973 C6528b 2015
Description:

Written as essays to his teenage son, Coates confronts the notion of race and how it has shaped American history.

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.

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:
Call No. 915.804 H3148L 2018
Description:

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

Leonardo Da Vinci
Artist/Author/Cast:
Isaacson, Walter
Call Number:
92 Leonardo 2017
Description:

A powerful story of the exhilarating mind of one of the greatest creative geniuses of all time.

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:
Popular 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 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."

The Lost City of the Monkey God
Artist/Author/Cast:
Preston, Douglas
Call Number:
972.85 P9374Lo 2017
Description:

Against warnings by indigenous tribes, an expedition enters a lost city found in the heart of the Honduran rain forest.

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.

Norse Mythology
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gaiman, Neil
Call Number:
293.13 G1414n 2017
Description:

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

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.

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.

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