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Category Archives: Non-fiction
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Cheryl Strayed First Published: 2012 10 Copies & Reading Guide At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered, … Continue reading
Flyaway by Suzie Gilbert First Published: 2009 5 Copies & Reading Guide A bird rehabilitation specialist describes her experiences with assisting injured animals and the impact of her work on her family life, in an account that remembers the special … Continue reading
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson First Published: 2003 5 Copies & Reading Guide The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 was one of the most spectacular exhibitions … Continue reading
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman First Published: 1995 5 Copies & Reading Guide Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman’s brilliant report from … Continue reading
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua First Published: 2011 6 Copies & Reading Guide Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother’s exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and … Continue reading
The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin First Published: 2004 6 Copies & Reading Guide Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered “land, freedom, and hope.” The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead … Continue reading
The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy First Published: 1972 6 Copies & Reading Guide Yamacraw Island was haunting, nearly deserted, and beautiful. Separated from the mainland of South Carolina by a wide tidal river, it was accessible only by … Continue reading
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi First Published: 2003 5 Copies & Reading Guide From 1995-97 in Iran, Azar Nafisi gathered with seven of her former students, all young women, to read and discuss forbidden … Continue reading
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson First Published: 2011 6 Copies & Reading Guide The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to … Continue reading