Nonfiction

The Library Book
Books on books
Sunny Solomon

The Library Book

THE LIBRARY BOOK If I still worked in a bookstore and you, dear reader, just stepped into the store and asked if there is anything

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Deep Creek

DEEP CREEK When I first read Pam Houston’s acerbic collection of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, I recognized a writer who would have a

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The Library Book
Books on books
Ann Ronald

The Library Book

THE LIBRARY BOOK Susan Orlean’s The Library Book couples a moving meditation on the author’s part with the solid research she has conducted in archives

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

The Bonanza King

THE BONANZA KING: JOHN MACKAY AND THE BATTLE OVER THE GREATEST RICHES IN THE AMERICAN WEST Gregory Couch’s The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the

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Autobiography/Memoir
Neal Ferguson

What the Eyes Don’t See

WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE The contributions of immigrants to the articulation of and striving towards the “American Dream” are unassailable. Those contributions are still

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Autobiography/Memoir
Neal Ferguson

Educated

EDUCATED, A MEMOIR In 2014 at age twenty-seven, Idaho-born Tara Westover received a Ph.D. in history from Cambridge University, UK. Remarkable? Yes. Made more remarkable

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Grant
Biography
Neal Ferguson

Grant

GRANT After reading Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton, I had some trepidation about opening his newest book, Grant. I didn’t think he could surpass Hamilton (see

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History
Neal Ferguson

Czeching In: Adventures Beyond Prague

CZECHING IN: ADVENTURES BEYOND PRAGUE In her self-published memoir-guidebook-history, Lenka Glassner offers insightful and often humorous glimpses of herself, her culture, her history, and her

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Nonfiction
Sheila Sobell

Why I Am Not a Feminist

WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST Like veteran news anchorman Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network, Jessa Crispin is “mad as hell,” and she’s

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Nature
Ann Ronald

The Soul of an Octopus

THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS When the proprietress of Seaport Books, in La Conner, Washington, recommended Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus, I must

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