Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640-2698  (989)837-3449

 A sampling of recent books in our collection:

021.65 Johnson, Marilyn This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
025.8 Harvey, Miles The Island of Lost Maps
211.7 Krasny, Michael Spiritual Envy : An Agnostic's Quest
220.5 Nicolson, Adam God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
220.52 Benson, Bobrick Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired
222.11 Feiler, Bruce Abraham
289.33 Krakauer, Jon Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
297.283 Griswold, Eliza Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line of Christianity and Islam
304.809 Wilkerson, Isabel The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
305.235 Feig, Paul Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence
305.235 Pipher, Mary Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
305.31 Vincent, Norah Self-Made Man
306.38 Blechman, Andrew Leisureville: Adventures in America's Retirement Utopias
306.461 Fadiman, AnnThe Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
306.7083 Feig, Paul Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
306.8 Savage, Dan The Commitment
330.973 Lewis, Michael The big short: Inside the doomsday machine
338.175 Stewart, Amy Flower Confidential
345.766 Grisham, John Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
345.773 Davis, Kevin Defending the Damned
347.732 Shesol, Jeff Supreme Power : Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
355.0071 Lipsky, David Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point
358.38 Miller, Judith Germs
362.29 Sheff, David Beautiful Boy
363.123 Dillon, Patrick Lost at Sea: an American Tragedy
363.41 Okrent, Daniel Last Call: The rise and fall of prohibition
364.1 Mezrich, Ben Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
364.106 Venkatesh, Sudhir Gang Leader for a Day
364.152 Olsen, Gregg A Twisted Faith: A Minister's Obsession and the Murder That Destroyed a Church
364.152 Sides, Hampton Hellhound on His Trail
364.1523 Carrere, Emmanuel The Adversary: A true story of monstrous deception
364.1523 Corwin, Miles The Killing Season: A Summer Inside an LAPD Homicide Division
364.1523 Schiller, Lawrence Cape May Court House
364.1523 Stewart, James B. Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away with Murder
364.1523 Walker, Kent Son of a Grifter
364.1523 Worrall, Simon The Poet and the Murderer
364.1524 Swanson, James Manhunt: the Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
364.162 Boser, Ulrich The Gardner Heist
364.162 Dolnik, Edward The Rescue Artist
364.168 Clifford, Stoll The Cuckoo's Egg
365.43 Kerman, Piper Orange is the New Black: My Year In a Woman's Prison
371.822 Mortensen, Greg Three Cups of Tea
423 Winchester, Simon The Professor and the Madman
423.09 Winchester, Simon The Meaning of Everything: The story of the Oxford English Dictionary
530.092 Paterniti, Michael Driving Mr. Albert
571.091 Roach, Mary Packing for Mars: The curious science of life in the void
585.509 Preston, Richard The Wild Trees
597.31 Capuzzo, Michael Close to Shore: The terrifying shark attacks of 1916
599.674 MacPherson, Malcolm The Cowboy and his Elephant: the Story of a Remarkable Friendship
599.949 Richardson, John In the Little World: A True Story of Dwarfs, Love, and Trouble
611 Roach, Mary Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers
612.8 Burr, Chandler The Emperor of Scent: a story of perfume, obsession, and the last mystery of the sense
614.13 Blum, Deborah The Poisoner's Handbook: murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York
614.518 Kolata, Gina Flu
614.521 Preston, Richard The Demon In the Freezer
616.027 Skloot, Rebecca The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
618.175 Seaman, B. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women
618.92 Karasik, Judy The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister's Memoir of Autism in the Family
629.454 Shepard, Alan Moon Shot
635.9344 Orleans, Susan The Orchid Thief
636.088 Tarte, Bob Fowl Weather
636.408 Montgomery, Sy The Good, Good Pig
LP 636.709 Kerasote, Ted Merle's Door: Lessons from a Free Thinking Dog
636.809 Myron, Vicki Dewey: the Small-town Library Cat who Touched the World
640 Levine, Judith Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
641.097 Kingsolver, Barbara Animal Vegetable Miracle: a Year of Food Life
641.5 Volk, Patricia Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family
641.5956 Abu-Jaber, Diana The Language of Baklava
643 Bryson, Bill At Home: A Short History of Private Life
726.6 King, Ross Brunelleschi's Dome : How a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture
759.25 Harr, Jonathan The Lost Painting
792.028 Alford, Henry The Big Kiss
796.323 Frey, Darcy The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams
796.522 Krakauer, John Into Thin Air
798.4 Hillenbrand, Laura Seabiscuit: an American legend
808.042 Salzman, Mark True Notebooks
813.54 Conroy, Pat My Reading Life
813.6 Lancaster, Jen Bitter is the New Black
814 Browne, Jill Conner The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
814.6 Rivenbark, Celia Belle weather
818.54 Browne, Jill Conner American Thighs
818.54 Karr, Mary The Liar's Club
818.54 Rudner, Rita I Still Have It, I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It
910 Horwitz, Tony Blue Latitudes
910.4 Simmons, James Castaway in Paradise
910.4 Weiner, Eric The Geography of Bliss
910.453 Leslie, Edward R. Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls
910.9164 Philbrick, Nathaniel In the Heart of the Sea
910.973 Philbrick, Nathaniel Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery
915.8 Elliot, Jason An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
918.11 Grann, David Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
919.4 Bryson, Bill In a Sunburned Country
919.89 Alexander, Caroline Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
940.53 Beschloss, Michael The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
940.531 Ackerman, Diane The Zookeeper's Wife; a War Story
940.54 Bevor, Antony Fall of Berlin 1945
940.5421 Hapgood, David Monte Cassino
940.5451 Kurson, Robert The Shadow Divers
940.5459 Stanton, Doug In Harm's Way
940.5472 Sides, Hampton Ghost Soldiers
944 Gopnik, Adam Paris to the Moon
956.704 Kopelman, Jay From Baghdad With Love
958.1 Crile, George Charlie Wilson's War
958.104 Bin Laden, Najwa Growing Up Bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World
959.7043 Freeman, Gregory Sailors to the End: The deadly Fire on the USS Forrestel
973 Vowell, Sarah Assassination Vacation
973.2 Philbrick, Nathaniel Mayflower
973.332 Fischer, David Hackett Washington's Crossing
973.931 Beamer, Lisa Let's Roll!
973.931 Dwyer, Jim 102 Minutes: the Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
973.931 Friedman, Thomas Longitudes and Attitudes
973.932 Taibbi, Matt Griftopia: Bubble machines, vampire squids and the long con that is breaking America
974.088 Vowell, Sarah The Wordy Shipmates
974.423 Kidder, Tracy Home Town
978 Egan, Timothy The Worst Hard Time
978.2 Greene, BobOnce Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
996.18 Alexander, Caroline Bounty: the True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
Biography Adams McCullough, DavidJohn Adams
Biography Addams Knight, Louise Jane Addams: Spirit in Action
Biography ArmstrongArmstrong, Lance It's Not About the Bike
Biography Austin Austin, Paul Something for the Pain
Biography Ayers Lopez, Steve The Soloist
Biography Beah Beah, Ishmael A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Biography Bonhoeffer Metaxas, Eric Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Biography Bosnak Bosnak, Karyn Save Karyn: One shopaholic's journey to debt and back
Biography Boylan Boylan, Jennifer Finney She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
Biography Bragg Bragg, Rick Ava's Man
Biography Burroughs Burroughs, Augusten Dry: a Memoir
Biography Burroughs Burroughs, Augusten Running with Scissors
Biography Connor Connor, Myles J. The Art of the Heist
Biography Conroy Conroy, Pat My Losing Season
Biography Coyne Coyne, Susan In the Kingdom of the Fairies : a memoir of a magical summer and a remarkable friendship
Biography Farmer Kidder, Tracy Mountains Beyond Mountains
Biography Finnamore Finnamore, Suzanne Split: a memoir of Divorce
Biography Fox Fox, Michael J. Lucky Man
Biography Franklin Isaacson, Walter Benjamin Franklin
Biography Fuller Fuller, Alexandra Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Biography Galileo Sobel, Dava Galileo's Daughter
Biography Greenberg Greenberg, Michael Hurry Down Sunshine
Biography Greenlaw Greenlaw, Linda The Lobster Chronicles
Biography Hickam Hickam, Homer H. Rocket Boys
Biography Hickam Hickam, Homer H. Sky of Stone
Biography Holman Roberts, Jason A Sense of the World
Biography Hornbacher Hornbacher, Mary Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
Biography Johnson Caro, Robert A. Master of the Senate
Biography Kimball Kimball, Kristin The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
Biography King King, Stephen On Writing
Biography Koufax Leavy, Jane Sandy Koufax
Biography Laskas Laskas, Jeanne Marie The Exact Same Moon: Fifty Acres and a Poodle
Teen Biography McCandlessKrakauer, John Into the Wild
Biography Martin Martin, Steve Born Standing Up: a Comic's Life
Biography Mary Whitelock, Anna Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen
Biography Memmo di Robilant, Andrea A Venetian Affair
Biography Millard Millard, Candace River of Doubt
Biography Mufleh St. John, Warren Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
Biography Mullen Mullen, Jim It Takes a Village Idiot
Biography Norton Norton, Meredith Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer can be Really Distracting
Biography Nuland Nuland, Sherwin Lost In America
Biography Oufkir Oufkir, Malika Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
Biography Parrado Parrado, Nando Miracle in the Andes
Biography Perry Perry, Michael Population 485
Biography Powell Powell, Julie Julie & Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes
Biography Ralston Ralston, Aaron Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Biography Reichl Reichl, Ruth Tender at the Bone
Biography Reichl Reichl, Ruth Comfort Me with Apples
Biography Richards Richards, Keith Life
Biography Sinatra Kaplan, James Frank: The Voice
Biography Smith Smith, Patti Just Kids
Biography Stern Stern, Jane Ambulance Girl: How I saved myself by becoming an EMT
Biography Tarte Tarte, Bob Enslaved by Ducks: How one man went from head of the household to the bottom of the pecking order
Biography Walls Walls, Jeanette Glass Castle: a memoir
Biography Washington Wiencek, Henry An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America
Biography Weisman Weisman, Jamie As I Live and Breath: Notes of a Patient-Doctor
Biography Whicher Summerscale, Kate The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
Biography White Robb, White How to Build a Tin Canoe: confessions of an old salt
Biography Zamperini Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken: a World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption


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