New Nonfiction – November 2017

Food, faith, France, fakers….November’s got it all! Check out the most anticipated nonfiction being published this month.

11/7: A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend by Elsie Larson. Enjoy healthy veggies during the week and delectable desserts on the weekends in this cookbook.

11/14: Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs. A memoir from the daughter of polygamist Warren Jeffs. A Peak Pick!

11/14: Bunk by Kevin Young. A history of lies and the liars that perpetrate them. Longlisted for the National Book Award.

11/21: Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier. What it means to be human in the technological age, from the man who coined “virtual reality.”

11/7: Dollars & Sense by Dan Ariely. Stop making bad financial decisions with the latest book from behaviorial economist and bestselling author of Predictably Irrational

11/7: God by Reza Aslan. The author of Zealot goes beyond Jesus to examine humanity’s relationship with God, writ large. A Peak Pick!

11/21: Gold Dust Woman by Stephen Davis. A biography of legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks.

11/14: Higher is Waiting by Tyler Perry. A memoir of faith from the man behind Medea.

11/7: The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben. An examination of how animals think and feel, from the author of The Hidden Life of TreesA Peak Pick!

11/7: It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs. A journalist embarks on a worldwide journey to build the biggest family tree on record.

11/14: Kachka by Bonnie Frumkin Morales. The Portland chef infuses local ingredients into traditional Russian cuisine.

11/7: L’Appart by David Lebovitz. A chef and American expatriate reflects on life in Paris as he renovates his apartment.

11/7: The Last Girl by Nadia Murad. A memoir from an Iraqi woman who was held captive by the Islamic State.

11/7: Lenin by Victor Sebestyen. A  political and personal biography of the Russian Communist revolutionary.

11/7: Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza. Candid photographs of the 44th President by his former White House photographer.

11/7: Playing With Fire by Lawrence O’Donnell. The MSNBC host revisits the tumultuous 1968 presidential campaign.

11/21: Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser. A historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie books. A Library Reads pick!

11/14: Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden. The former vice-president reflects on a difficult year that included the death of his son Beau. A Peak Pick!

11/7: Revolution Song by Russell Shorto. A reflection on the American Revolution told through the lives of six individuals. From the author of The Island at the Center of the World.

11/21: Secrecy World by Jake Bernstein. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist details the global political corruption that was exposed by the Pentagon Papers.

11/7: Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook by Jim Lahey. Enjoy breads and baked goods from the acclaimed NYC bakery.

11/7: What Unites Us by Dan Rather. The former journalist reflects on patriotism in a divided America in this essay collection.

11/7: The Wine Lover’s Daughter by Anne Fadiman. A reflection of the author’s relationship with her father, including his passion for wine.

11/7: You Can’t Spell America Without Me by Alec Baldwin. A parody “memoir” by America’s foremost Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

~posted by Frank B. 

One thought on “New Nonfiction – November 2017”

  1. So many good ones this month! I can’t wait for Breaking Free and the Last Girl. Curious about the Alec Baldwin parody book too. Great post, I didn’t know some of these were coming up, thanks for sharing!

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