Nonfiction

Nonfiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question. However, it is generally assumed that the authors of such accounts believe them to be truthful at the time of their composition. Note that reporting the beliefs of others in a nonfiction format is not necessarily an endorsement of the ultimate veracity of those beliefs, it is simply saying that it is true that people believe that (for such topics as mythology, religion). Nonfiction can als ...more

Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman
The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World
Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions
Making a Scene
And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Bad Vibes Only (and Other Things I Bring to the Table)
The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
Dear Dolly: On Love, Life and Friendship, Collected wisdom from her Sunday Times Style Column
Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness
American Midnight: Democracy's Forgotten Crisis, 1917-1921
All That Is Wicked: A Gilded-Age Story of Murder and the Race to Decode the Criminal Mind
The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series
It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror
Botticelli's Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance
  • The People's Hospital by Ricardo Nuila
    The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine

    Release date: Mar 28, 2023
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  • The Once and Future Sex by Eleanor Janega
    The Once and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women's Roles in Society

    Release date: Jan 17, 2023
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  • The Mercenary by Jeffrey E Stern
    The Mercenary: A Story of Brotherhood and Terror in the Afghanistan War

    Release date: Mar 21, 2023
    A thrilling and emotional story about the bonds forged in war and intentions gone wrong.

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  • I'm Glad My Mom Died
    Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
    Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
    Educated
    Gender Queer: A Memoir
    Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America
    Anon Pls.
    The Happiest Man on Earth
    Pesos: The Rise and Fall of a Border Family
    What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
    I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokpokki
    Untamed
    Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
    Dear Dolly: On Love, Life and Friendship, Collected wisdom from her Sunday Times Style Column
    A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
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    What we've read so far in 2013...
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    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingAnimal Farm by George Orwell
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    Una Historia de Ayer by Sergio CoboA Shade of Vampire by Bella ForrestThe Wronged Sons by John MarrsIsle of Winds by James FahyDrowned Tomb by James Fahy
    Best of Little-Known Authors
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    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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    The Diary of a Young Girl
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    Educated
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    Outliers: The Story of Success
    Becoming
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    We Should All Be Feminists
    Into the Wild
    Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)
    Between the World and Me
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

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