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Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


Glennon Doyle Melton
Description: Traces the author's journey of self-discovery after the dissolution of her marriage, revealing how she found healing by rejecting gender standards and refusing to settle for a "good-enough" life.
Call Number: 306.89 Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Amy Schumer
Call Number: ordered 060916
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2016
J. D. Vance
Description: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
Call Number: 306.5 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 8, 2016
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
Description: On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient
Call Number: 616.994 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In this book. Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police. In his trademark style--a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage--Coates provides readers an illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here--From statement provided by publisher
Call Number: 305.8 Coa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 27, 2015
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
Description: Offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.
Call Number: 782.14 Mir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2016
Dave Barry
Description: Florida may be the Joke State, but Barry explains why he loves it.
Call Number: ordered 070716
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann
Description: Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy and position on the issues for Republicans to attract crucial new voters to the party in order to win back the White House in 2016 and put an end to the Obama agenda of ruinous socialism. The presidential election of 2016 is truly America's Armageddon -- a decisive battle that will determine the future of this country. At stake is the vision of America asa free market democracy offering opportunity to our citizens and leading the world as a force of freedom. Eight years of Obama has sapped America's strength, but America is not defeated. 2016 will be the decisive battle in the struggle against socialistuniformity, collective anti-individualism, executive usurpation, and political corruption. Republicans lost the elections of 2008 and 2012 because we ran our campaigns following the same mold that produced victories in the prior decade. The party stayed within its base, failed to reach out to new voters, and did nothing to inject new issues. In order to win in 2016, Republicans must turn the process around and focus on those unlikely, new voters - black, latino, young, and female - into the electorate. Armageddon reveals the issues that will appeal to this new electorate. By using new issues, attracting new voters, and offering new alternatives, Republicans can win the election of 2016 and save America! This book will be must reading for pundits, politicians and voters alike looking to end America's decline and get on the path to prosperity again"-- Provided by publisher."Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy for winning back the White House in 2016 and putting an end to the Obama agenda of ruinous socialism.
Call Number: ordered 072816
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2016
John Le Carré
Description: From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John Le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his highly anticipated memoir, Le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novel.
Call Number: B Le C
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Tom Rinaldi
Description: One Sunday morning before church, when Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. Welles became a volunteer with the local fire department in New York. When the Twin Towers fell, Welles's parents had no idea what happened to him. In the unbearable days that followed, they came to accept that he would never come home. But the mystery of his final hours persisted. Eight months after the attacks, however, Welles's mother read a news account from several survivors, badly hurt on the 78th floor of the South Tower, who said they and others had been led to safety by a stranger, carrying a woman on his back, down nearly twenty flights of stairs. After leading them down, the young man turned around. "I'm going back up," was all he said. The survivors didn't know his name, but despite the smoke and panic, one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna.--Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 363.3497 Rin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Yuval N Harari
Description: One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition.
Call Number: 909 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Angela Duckworth
Description: In this book for anyone striving to succeed, psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference--From statement provided by publisher
Call Number: 158.1 Duc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2016
Elizabeth Letts
Description: The Daring Mission To Free The Nazis' Equine Master Race.
Call Number: ordered 062316
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2016
Phyllis Schlafly, Ed Martin, Brett M. Decker
Description: From Phyllis Schlafly comes a persuasive new argument for a surprising conservative choice: Donald Trump. For the first time since 1980, a significant number of Republicans are considering abandoning their party's nominee. This is a grave mistake, Schlafly says--because a Donald Trump "radical redirection" could actually set America back on the path of Reagan's conservative revolution. Schlafly and her coauthors Ed Martin and Brett M. Decker set aside the circus of the campaign and zero in on eight defining points of the Trump agenda to convince Republican voters that Donald Trump--improbable as it may seem--is the true conservative we've been waiting for.
Call Number: 973.932 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Dinesh D'Souza
Call Number: 324.2736 DSo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2016
Gary J. Byrne, Grant M. Schmidt
Description: A former Secret Service official explores what he sees as "the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House, so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined, ... that governing was an afterthought."
Call Number: 973.929 Byr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2016
Nancy Isenberg
Description: The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were known as "waste people," "offals," "rubbish," "lazy lubbers," and "crackers." By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called "clay eaters" and "sandhillers." History professor Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society--where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ’s Great Society and they now haunt us in reality TV shows. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity.
Call Number: 305.5 Ise
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2016
Atul Gawande
Description: Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill
Call Number: 362.175 Gaw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 11, 2016
Glennon Doyle Melton
306.89 Mel
Tom Rinaldi
363.3497 Rin
Amy Schumer
ordered 060916
Yuval N Harari
909 Har
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
Angela Duckworth
158.1 Duc
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
616.994 Kal
Elizabeth Letts
ordered 062316
Ta-Nehisi Coates
305.8 Coa
Phyllis Schlafly, Ed Martin, Brett M. Decker
973.932 Sch
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
782.14 Mir
Dinesh D'Souza
324.2736 DSo
Dave Barry
ordered 070716
Gary J. Byrne, Grant M. Schmidt
973.929 Byr
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann
ordered 072816
Nancy Isenberg
305.5 Ise
John Le Carré
B Le C
Atul Gawande
362.175 Gaw