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Books marked as “NEW Nonfiction” are new as of December 2010. If you can’t find one of these books in the New Arrivals section, try the Non-Fiction collection.

NEW Nonfiction


The Icarus Syndrome: How American Triumph Produced American Tragedy by Peter Beinart (New 327.73 BEI)
The Cheapskate Next Door by Jeff Yeager (New 332.024 YEA)
Finding Mrs. Warnecke by Cindi Rigsbee (New 371.1 RIG)
The Price of Stones: Building a School in Africa by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri (New 371.822 KAG)



The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (New 616.0277 SKL)



Walking Papers by Francesco Clark (New 920 CLARK, F.)
The Girl Who Loved David Bowie & Tips on Living Longer by Eileen Mericle (New 920 MERICLE, M.)




Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink (153.8 PIN)



The Third Jesus by Deepak Chopra (232.9 CHO)
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue (248 ODO)
Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson (248.845 DOB)
Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (296.7 ALB)



Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (305.569 EHR)
Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt (330 LEV)
A Child Called “It” by David Pelzer (362.76 PEL)
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (364.1523 LAR)
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (371.822 MOR)



Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard (508 DIL)
Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly (508.741 SHE)



A Better Way of Dying by Jeanne Fitzpatrick (616.029 FIT)
Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome by Scott Isaacs (616.3 ISA)
The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression... by Henry Emmons (616.8527 EMM)
The Change Before the Change by Laura Corio (618.175 COR)
Eating Animals by Johnathan Safran Foer (641.3 FOE)
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (646.78 CHA)
The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family by Patrick Lencioni (648.78 LEN)
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline (649.1 CLI)
Linchpin: Are You Indispensible? by Seth Godin (650.1 GOD)



The New Paper Quilling by Molly Smith Christensen (745.54 SMI)

Spunk & Bite: A Writer’s Guide to Punchier, More Engaging
Language & Style
by Arthur Plotnik (808.042 PLO)
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (818 LIN)


A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown (920 BROWN, C.)
Cobain Unseen by Charles Cross (920 COBAIN, K.)
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder (920 FARMER, P.)
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (920 GILBERT, E.)
Open Wide the Freedom Gates by Dorothy Height (920 HEIGHT, D.)
Infidel by Ayaan Hiris Ali (920 HIRIS ALI, A.)
The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester (920 NEEDHAM, J.)
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (920 PAUSCH, R.)
Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas (920 WILBERFORCE, W.)
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman (940.5318 ACK)
Citizens of London by Lynne Olson (940.54012 OLS)
The American Civil War by John Keegan (973.7 KEE)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Story of Savannah by John Berendt (975.8724 BER)
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (976.335 EGG)


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