New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

Week of September 7th (list limited to titles available at the library)

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by Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.


by Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

The Pioneers

by David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

How To Be An Antiracist

by Ibram X Kendi

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

by Lori Gottlieb

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

Three Women

by Lisa Taddeo

The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.

Trick Mirror

by Jia Tolentino

Nine essays delving into late capitalism, online engagement and the author’s personal history.

Thank You For My Service

by Mat Best

An inside look into military life by the YouTube personality and former Army Ranger.

Super Pumped

by Mike Isaac

A technology reporter for The New York Times chronicles the rise and fall of Uber, and how this serves as a corporate cautionary tale.

Unfreedom Of The Press

by Mark R Levin

The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.

Art In the Barn
October, 18th, 2019

An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $15 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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