Ten Nonfiction Blockbusters….Coming this Spring

~posted by Frank

This spring, ten titans of nonfiction release their latest books. They’re all in the catalog and holds queues are currently short, but they won’t be for long.

Far and Away: Essays from the Brink of Change, Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years by Andrew Solomon. The author’s follow-up to Far from the Tree explores places undergoing significant shifts.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. The author of Bad Feminist explores food, hunger, body image and acceptance in this memoir.

The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee. This biography of the gene is sure to be as brilliant as The Emperor of All Maladies

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach. The author of Stiff and Gulp explores the science behind keeping soldiers safe and sane in war.

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan. A biography of  the fascinating life Thomas Francis Meagher from native son Egan, most recently the author of Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher.

Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown by James McBride. A biography of the Godfather of Soul and his complex legacy from the author of The Good Lord Bird.

Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs. The latest essay collection from the author of Running with Scissors explores love and lust as only Burroughs can.

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger. Best known for The Perfect StormJunger’s follow up to War investigates what happens to veterans when they return home.

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. An exploration of the relationship between America’s first president and the war’s most notorious spy from the author of In the Heart of the Sea

Why Save the Bankers? And Other Essays on our Economic and Political Crisis by Thomas Piketty. Further analysis of the financial crisis from the author of the surprise bestseller Capitalism in the 21st Century.

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