Inspiration for those who want to make a difference. Sober reflections on the environment. Different perspectives on psychiatry and therapy. For nonfiction fans, April has fresh perspectives on a host of topics.
All That You Leave Behind. Erin Lee Carr’s memoir explores the relationship with her father, New York Times reporter David Carr.
D-Day Girls. Thrilling history from Sarah Rose Crown recounts the lives of ordinary British women who sabotaged the Nazi regime in France.
Everything In It’s Place. A wide-ranging essay collection from the late Oliver Sacks.
Falter. Environmentalist Bill McKibben argues that climate change is the beginning of the end for humanity.
Finding My Voice. A memoir from Valerie Jarrett, a close confidante of Barack and Michelle Obama. Jarrett will be at New Hope Baptist Church on April 15!
The Five. Hallie Rubenhold sets the record straight on the five women killed by Jack the Ripper in 1888 Victorian London.
Greek to Me. A love letter to all things Greek, especially the language, from Mary Norris (The New Yorker’s “comma queen”). A Peak Pick!
The Hill to Die On. Politico’s Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer look at the Trump presidency viewed from Capitol Hill.
I Miss You When I Blink. Mary Laura Philpott finds the courage to be imperfect in this essay collection.
Keep Going. Advice on staying productive and creative from Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist). Kleon will be at University Temple United Methodist Church April 12!
Ladies Who Punch. Ramin Setoodeh’s juicy history of The View will not disappoint fans of the daytime talk show.
Lessons from Lucy. A guide to aging gracefully from humorist Dave Barry, with help from his beloved dog Lucy. Barry Will be at Third Place Books Lake Forest Park on April 10!
Life Will Be the Death of Me…And You Too! Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery yields tears along with lots of dark humor.
The Light Years. Chris Rush flees 1960s New Jersey for the counterculture of the southwest in this coming-of-age memoir.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. A behind-the-scenes account of the world of a therapist, from advice columnist Lori Gottlieb.
Mind Fixers. Anne Harrington explores the century-long struggle between psychiatry and biology.
Next Level Basic. Stassi Schroeder of the Vanderpump Rules gives you permission to “embrace your best basic self.”
Notes From a Young Black Chef. Top Chef contestant Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir about the intersection of race, fame and food also includes Pan-African recipes.
A Politics of Love. A call to arms to act out of love, from writer and presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.
Save Me the Plums. Ruth Reichl’s delightful account of her stint as editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. A Peak Pick!
The Second Mountain. New York Times columnist David Brooks searches for meaning in an increasingly self-centered world. A Peak Pick! Brooks will be at Temple de Hirsch Sinai on April 29!
Serving the Servant. Music manager Danny Goldberg reflects on the life and influence of Kurt Cobain on the 25th anniversary of his death.
Trillion Dollar Coach. The men behind How Google Works consider the management lessons from Silicon Valley executive Bill Campbell.
The Valedictorian of Being Dead. Heather B. Armstrong recounts her struggle with depression and the experimental treatment that saved her life.
Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? Witticisms from Patricia Marx about her mother, with illustrations from Roz Chast.
Wolfpack. Inspiration from Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Abby Wambach. Wambach will be at Seattle First Baptist Church April 15!
Working. Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer Robert Caro shares insight into his work, including his notable biographies of LBJ.
~posted by Frank B.