Featured New Nonfiction

By: McCullough, David G., author.
"As he did so brilliantly in THE GREAT BRIDGE and THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS, David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright"--Provided by publisher.
By: Kondō, Marie, author.
Presents a guide to cleaning and organizing a living space, discussing best methods for decluttering and the impact that an organized home can have on mood and physical and mental health.
By: Brooks, David, 1961-
Evaluates America's transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility, explaining the importance of an engaged inner life in personal fulfillment.
By: Larson, Erik, 1954-
A chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as Woodrow Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat, and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.
By: Gawande, Atul, author.
A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices.
By: Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.
By: Rowling, J. K., author.
The author reflects on two topics of great importance to her, the importance of being brave enough to risk failure and the power of imagination, and how these characteristics can greatly enrich individual lives.
By: Offerman, Nick, 1970-
The star of "Parks and Recreation" pays tribute to inspiring mischief makers, from George Washington to Willie Nelson, while expounding on such topics as religion, handcrafting, and meat.
By: Krakauer, Jon.
Chronicles the experiences of several women in Missoula, Montana, who claimed to be raped by University of Montana football players, highlighting the inequities of the law in regard to rape allegations and the treatment of rape victims and perpetrators.
By: Poehler, Amy, 1971- author.
A first-person account by the Golden Globe-winning actress best known for her work on <IT>Parks and Recreation<RO> and <IT>Saturday Night Live<RO> includes coverage of such topics as her relationships with caregivers and her friendship with Tina Fey. 500,000 first printing.