New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

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

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1.

Calypso

by David Sedaris

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.
2.

The Soul Of America

by Jon Meacham

The present political climate is contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history.
3.

Educated

by Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
4.

How To Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan

A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.
5.

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
7.

Bad Blood

by John Carreyrou

The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
8.

Barracoon

by Zora Neale Hurston

A previously unpublished, first-person account of a man who was enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.
9.

Lincoln's Last Trial

by Dan Abrams

The 1859 courtroom battle in which Abraham Lincoln defended the murderer of his protege.
10.

The Sun Does Shine

by Anthony Ray Hinton

A wrongfully imprisoned man on death row becomes a beacon to his fellow inmates.
11.

I'll Be Gone In The Dark

by Michelle McNamara

A search for "the Golden State Killer."
14.

Trump's America

by Newt Gingrich

The former speaker of the House’s views on the achievements of and obstacles facing the current administration.