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  • The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction

    The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction2016

    by Neil Gaiman

    (14,699)

    Summary: "The View from the Cheap Seats brings together... more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 828 GAI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hostage
    Staff Pick

    Hostage2017

    by Guy Delisle

    (5,472)

    Summary: "In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.154 DEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Basketball junkie : a memoir

    Basketball junkie : a memoir2011

    by Chris Herren

    (1,276)

    Summary: Former NBA basketball player Chris Herren chronicles the rise and fall of his basketball career, his struggle with drugs, his marriage to his high-school sweetheart, and life with his children.

    BOOK

    Call #: B HERREN YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • March. Book two

    March. Book two2015

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (24,992)

    Summary: After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence -- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits

    No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits2014

    by Jordan Romero

    (2,051)

    Summary: "The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15, he reached the summits of the world's 7 highest mountains"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ROMERO YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft

    The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft2014

    by Reinhard Kleist

    (842)

    Summary: Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAFT YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Really professional Internet person

    Really professional Internet person2015

    by Jenn McAllister

    (1,321)

    Summary: "Jenn McAllister, better known as Jennxpenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents' video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B MCALLISTER YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • March. Book three

    March. Book three2016

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (17,103)

    Summary: Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • On these courts : a miracle season that changed a city, a once-future star, and a team forever

    On these courts : a miracle season that changed a city, a once-future star, and a team forever2013

    by Wayne B Drash

    (95)

    Summary: Documents the story of "Penny" Hardaway, tracing the injuries that halted his progress as a star athlete and his decision to coach the Lester Middle School basketball team in Memphis, where he helped...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HARDAWAY YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima1989

    by John Hersey

    (65,161)

    Summary: On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5425 HER YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The other side of the Wall

    The other side of the Wall2015

    by Simon Schwartz

    (603)

    Summary: "Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later, he left the country with his parents, and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SCHWARTZ YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board

    Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board2004

    by Bethany Hamilton

    (11,946)

    Summary: Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Not even the loss of her arm keeps her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAMILTON YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Jim Thorpe : original All-American

    Jim Thorpe : original All-American2008

    by Joseph Bruchac

    (286)

    Summary: Jim Thorpe played professional football and major league baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. He'll be forever revered by the sports community and by his Native American...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B THORPE YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The upstairs room

    The upstairs room1987

    by Johanna Reiss

    (11,691)

    Summary: A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two and a half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.

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    Call #: B REISS YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution

    Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution1998

    by Ji-li Jiang

    (12,660)

    Summary: An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jiang was poised for a shining future in the Communist party until the Cultural Revolution of 1966. Told with simplicity, innocence...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 951.056 JIA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bad boy : a memoir

    Bad boy : a memoir2002

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (2,909)

    BOOK

    Call #: B MYERS YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI

    Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI2010

    by Ryan Smithson

    (1,295)

    Summary: Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two year later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. This is an...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 956.7044 SMI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)

    Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)2009

    by Nic Sheff

    (36,094)

    Summary: Sheff relates his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol in this poignant and often disturbing memoir. Paul Michael Garcia is the perfect choice for narrator; his stern and entirely believable...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SHEFF YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return

    A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return2012

    by Zeina Abirached

    Series: Graphic Universe

    (3,414)

    Summary: When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by...  more »

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    Call #: B ABIRACHED YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood

    Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood2006

    by Koren Zailckas

    (23,856)

    Summary: The author describes her abuse of alcohol.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ZAILCKAS YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • We tell ourselves stories in order to live : collected nonfiction

    We tell ourselves stories in order to live : collected nonfiction2006

    by Joan Didion

    (1,714)

    Summary: A compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including such topics as...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 814.54 DID

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories

    The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories2016

    by Mark Bowden

    (188)

    Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America|s leading journalists and nonfiction writers. His new collection, The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 958.104 BOW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The life and the adventures of a haunted convict

    The life and the adventures of a haunted convict2016

    by Austin Reed

    (159)

    Summary: "The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a rare and original autobiography, a first-person account of a young black man's life as an indentured servant, a juvenile delinquent, and a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 365 REE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Raising the barre : big dreams, false starts, & my midlife quest to dance The Nutcracker

    Raising the barre : big dreams, false starts, & my midlife quest to dance The Nutcracker2015

    by Lauren Kessler

    (661)

    Summary: An award-winning author's journey to turn off the comfortable cruise-control of midlife and reclaim the daring of her girlhood by dancing in the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker, with a professional company.

    BOOK

    Call #: 792.8 KES

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home

    If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home2014

    by Tim O'Brien

    (9,472)

    Summary: O'Brien's searing memoir of his years as a soldier in Vietnam takes readers with him through the ghostly ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong.

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.7043 O'BR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Run the world : my 3,500-mile journey through running cultures around the globe

    Run the world : my 3,500-mile journey through running cultures around the globe2016

    by Becky Wade

    (1,119)

    Summary: "An elite marathoner describes the year she spent running over 3,500 miles in nine different countries, living with host families and exploring diverse running communities and cultures all over the globe." -- NoveList.

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.42 WAD

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas : a year in the life of Lone Star football, from high school to college to the Cowboys

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas : a year in the life of Lone Star football, from high school to college to the Cowboys2016

    by Nick Eatman

    (72)

    Summary: A veteran Texas sports writer offers a lively, up-close look at football in Texas - the fullest portrait ever conceived - viewed through the interwoven stories of three teams, Plano Senior High...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.332 EAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor

    All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor2016

    by Donald Stratton

    (3,073)

    Summary: At 8:06 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B STRATTON

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story

    The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story2017

    by Douglas J. Preston

    (45,333)

    Summary: Since the days of Cortes, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. In 1940,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 972.85 PRE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Will & I : a memoir

    Will & I : a memoir2016

    by Clay Byars

    (134)

    Summary: Twins Clay and Will Byars have different lives after Clay is in a traffic accident and suffers a stroke.

    BOOK

    Call #: 616.81 BYA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My twenty-five years in Provence : reflections on then and now

    My twenty-five years in Provence : reflections on then and now2018

    by Peter Mayle

    (2,637)

    Summary: Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France -- lessons learned, culinary...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 944 MAY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream

    Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream2004

    by Buzz Bissinger

    (52,487)

    Summary: Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.3326 BIS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The antifa comic book : 100 years of fascism and antifa movements

    The antifa comic book : 100 years of fascism and antifa movements2018

    by Gord Hill , artist

    (222)

    Summary: The shocking images of neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the summer of 2017 linger, but so do those of the passionate anti-fascist protesters who risked their lives to do the right...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 320.53 HIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The comic book story of professional wrestling : a hardcore, high-flying, no-holds-barred history of the one true sport

    The comic book story of professional wrestling : a hardcore, high-flying, no-holds-barred history of the one true sport2018

    by Aubrey Sitterson

    (405)

    Summary: A history of wrestling covers the sport's progress from the carnival days to the dominance of the World Wrestling Federation and the current diverse independent wrestling scene.

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.812 SIT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger

    Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger2018

    by Lee Israel

    (3,441)

    Summary: Before turning to her life of crime -- running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar and even dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate career as an author...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.163 ISR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • In the enemy's house : the secret saga of the FBI agent and the code breaker who caught the Russian spies

    In the enemy's house : the secret saga of the FBI agent and the code breaker who caught the Russian spies2018

    by Howard Blum

    (885)

    Summary: In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 327.12 BLU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Why art?

    Why art?2018

    by Eleanor Davis

    (1,584)

    Summary: A treatise on what makes art art, told in graphic novel form.

    BOOK

    Call #: 701.1 DAV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A year in Provence

    A year in Provence2010

    by Peter Mayle

    (67,834)

    Summary: They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provençal sun. And suddenly it happened. Here is the month-by month account of the charms...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 944 MAY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A year in Provence [CD book]

    A year in Provence1991

    by Peter Mayle (read by Peter Mayle)

    (67,917)

    Summary: They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provençal sun. And suddenly it happened. Here is the month-by month account of the charms...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 944 MAY

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Queen of the road : the true tale of 47 states, 22,000 miles, 200 shoes, 2 cats, 1 poodle, a husband, and a bus with a will of its own

    Queen of the road : the true tale of 47 states, 22,000 miles, 200 shoes, 2 cats, 1 poodle, a husband, and a bus with a will of its own2008

    by Doreen Orion

    (1,646)

    Summary: A pampered Long Island princess hits the road in a converted bus with her wilderness-loving husband, travels the country for one year, and brings it all hilariously to life in this offbeat and romantic memoir.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 917.304 ORI

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