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The glory years: Kids' nonfiction

New Nonfiction (with commentary): 9 March 2015

A new series, published each Monday, sharing a selected list of new nonfiction titles to be published during the week. List originally published at The Reader's Advisor Online. Text in bold is the commentary.

  • Adams, Mark - Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City
  • Brencher, Hannah - If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers (I love writing and getting letters, so I might have to get this one.)
  • Cockburn, Andrew - Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins (Just the subject makes me say "blech.")
  • Dawson, Shane - I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays
  • deBuys, William - Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures
  • Enriquez, Juan;Gullans, Steve - Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth (Kind of an intriguing title, actually, and I don't read enough science.)
  • Fleming, Thomas - The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined a Nation (Boy, the Founding Fathers subject is just one that people can't get enough of?)
  • Gelles, David - Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out
  • Greitens, Eric - Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
  • Gross, Michael - House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address (MMMmmmm, New Yorky book, might have to have it.)
  • Guangcheng, Chen - The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man's Fight for Justice and Freedom in China
  • Hodgman, George - Bettyville (This is a memoir, about a man going home to Missouri--from Manhattan--to look after his aging mother. Could be interesting.)
  • Hyman, Mark - Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet Cookbook
  • Joyce, Dru, II; forward by LeBron James - Beyond Championships
  • Kang, Maria - The No More Excuses Diet
  • Larson, Erik - Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    (I am not an Erik Larson fan, but many nonfiction readers are, so I thought I'd draw your attention to this one.)
  • Lieberman, Jeffrey - Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
  • Meyer, Karl E. and Shareen Blair Brysac - China Collectors
  • Morton, Andrew - 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History
  • Neiwert, David - Of Orcas And Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us
    (CRjr is obsessed with all things whale and marine animal right now, so perhaps this would be a good read-alike for me!)
  • Niequist, Shauna - Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are
  • Paddock, Bonner - First Second(s): Kilimanjaro, Ironman, and the Moments That Make a Life Beyond Limits
  • Putnam, Robert - Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis (Putnam is, of course, the author of the often-cited social science title Bowling Alone, about the loss of community involvement, so this might be an important read.)
  • Sass, Cynthia - Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches Without Giving Up Carbs
  • Scott, Stuart - Every Day I Fight
  • Sehgal, Kabir - Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
  • Stone, Curtis - Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat
  • Wills, Garry - Future Of Catholic Church With Pope Francis


  • Parker, Matthew - Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica
  • Rubin, Gretchen - Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Life (Ugh, Gretchen Rubin. I am not a fan. But she's very popular, so again, a good title to be aware of.)

So, what do you think? Anything look good there?