Non Fiction

Adult Non-Fiction

September 26, 2017

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.

HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance.  A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

FANTASYLAND, by Kurt Andersen. The politics and culture of 21st-century America are put in the context of five centuries of historical events and movements, including elements of conspiracy theories, crackpot ideas and hucksterism.

AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, by Al Franken. A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE, by Robert Wright. Neuroscienc and psychology are used to support Buddhist practice and meditation.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND MEby Ta-Nehisi Coates. A meditation on race in America

OPTION B, by Sheryl Sandburg and Adam Grant. Sandburg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combined to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

THE VIETNAM WAR , by Geoffrey C. Ward. A companion to the PBS series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that looks at the events and the legacy of the war.

IT TAKES TWO, by Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott. The identical twins and reality TV stars trace their ascent from their upbringing in Vancouver, B.C., through personal setbacks to building careers together.

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

(NOTE: Titles in green are available for check-out, by clicking on the title it will bring you to our Online Catalog, were you could place a hold on that book.  This list was taken from the New York Times Bestseller List)