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: 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: 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: 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: Macdonald, Helen
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: 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: Gawande, Atul
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: Sacks, Oliver W.
Recounts the author's life and career, sharing his experiences as a neurologist in the early 1960s, his obsession with motorcycles and speed, and finding a long-forgotten illness in the wards of a New York chronic hospital.
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: Schweizer, Peter, 1964-
A <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author investigates how Bill and Hilary Clinton habitually blur the lines between politics, philanthropy and business to answer the question: How did they go from “dead broke” on leaving the White House to being centimillionaires?