Staff Favorites 2017 - Adult Nonfiction

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Staff Favorites 2017 - Adult Nonfiction (PDF)

General Nonfiction

At the Existentialist Café
Sarah Bakewell, 2016
142.78 / BAK
Liked by Brian Y.

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Sam Harris, 2014
204 / HAR
Liked by Rob W.

The Holy Bible: New International Version
Q220.52 / BIB
Liked by Becky B.

Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman*
Lindy West, 2016
305.42 / WES
Liked by Kasia H.

Tomboy Survival Guide
Ivan Coyote, 2016
306.768 / COY
Liked by Kasia H.

Exit Right: The People who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century
Daniel Oppenheimer, 2016
320.52 / OPP
Liked by Seth K.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City *
Matthew Desmond, 2016
339.46 / DES
Liked by Kasia H.

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism *
James Loewen, 2005
363.55 / LOE
Liked by Matthew W.

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of Civilization
Roy Scranton, 2015
363.7387 / SCR
Liked by Rob W.

The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer
Roseanne Montillo, 2015
364.1523 / MON
Liked by Sarah L.

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
Lewis Dartnell, 2014
500 / DAR
Liked by Daniel K.

The Gene: An Intimate History *
Siddhartha Mukherjee, 2016
576.5 / MUK
Liked by Paul H.

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
Richard Preston, 2007
582.16 / PRE
Liked by Becky K.

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Sy Montgomery, 2015
594.56 / MON
Liked by Becky K.

Bird Songs Bible: The Complete, Illustrated Reference
for North American Birds
Dennis Paulson, 2010
QQ598.1594 / PAU
Liked by Elisabeth P.

All the Things We Never Knew *
Sheila Hamilton, 2015
616.895 / HAM
Liked by Celeste C.

Cards for Brianna: A Mom’s Messages of Living, Laughing, and Loving as Time Is Running Out
Heather McManamy, 2016
616.99449 / MCM
Liked by Celeste C.

The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Garden
Eliot Coleman, 1989
635.0484 / COL
Liked by Joel S.

Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Easy All-natural Recipes for Healthy Eating in the Real World
Lisa Lillien, 2016
641.302 / LIL
Liked by Robin H.

Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table
Anna Thomas, 2016
641.5 / THO
Liked by Elisabeth P.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island
Cathy Erway, 2015
641.5951 / ERW
Liked by Shih-Mei C.

Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan
Naomi Duguid, 2016
641.5955 / DUG
Liked by Lisa W.

Food52 A New Way to Dinner:  A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead
Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, 2016
641.5975 / HES
Liked by Lisa W.

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop *
Nick Offerman, 2016
684.08 / OFF
Liked by Joel S.

Playing to the Gallery:  Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to be Understood
Grayson Perry, 2015
709.05 / PER
Liked by Daniel K.

Crochet Taxidermy: 30 Quirky Animal Projects, from Mouse to Moose
Taylor Hart, 2016
745.5924 / HAR
Liked by Sarah L.

Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-playing Games
Lizzie Stark, 2012
793.93 / STA
Liked by Matthew W.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott, 1995
808.02 / LAM
Liked by Natalie B.

Plotted: A Literary Atlas
Andrew DeGraff, 2015
809.93372 / DEG
Liked by John D.

Song: Poems
Brigit Pegeen Kelly, 1995
811.54 / KEL
Liked by John D.

Bright Dead Things: Poems
Ada Limón, 2015
811.6 / LIM
Liked by Kasia H.

Nein.: A Manifesto
Eric Jarosinski, 2015
817.6 / JAR
Liked by Brian Y.

Antony Beevor, 1998
940.5421 / BEE
Liked by Paul H.

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
Dan Jones, 2013
942.03 / JON
Liked by Grant O.

The Other Paris
Luc Sante, 2015
944.36106 / SAN
Liked by Ian C.

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Barbara Demick, 2009
951.93 / DEM
Liked by Matthew W.

The Black History of the White House
Clarence Lusane, 2011
975.3 / LUS
Liked by Carol I.

Wicked River:  The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
Lee Sandlin, 2010
977 / SAN
Liked by Susan D.


Biographies & Memoirs

Lab Girl *
Hope Jahren, 2016
570.92 / JAH
Liked by Becky K., Celeste C, and Carol I.

M Train
Patti Smith, 2015
781.66 / SMI
BOD / 781.66 / SMI
Liked by Ian C.

Where am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame
Mara Wilson, 2016
791.43 / WIL
Liked by Sarah L.

Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir
Charles Blow, 2014
B / BLOW, Charles M.
Liked by Elisabeth P.

Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-first Year
Ian Brown, 2016
Liked by Lisa W.

A Childhood, the Biography of a Place
Harry Crews, 1995
Liked by Kasia H.

The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg *
Irin Carmon, 2015
Liked by Becky K.

I am Malala:  The Girl who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban *
Malala Yousafzai, 2013
Liked by Donica M.