Monday, December 22, 2014
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Non-Fiction

Deep Down Dark

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    The initial selection of the NPR Morning Edition Book Club, selected by author/bookseller Ann Patchett. The mind-boggling story of 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,000 feet underground for 10 weeks. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Tobar  spins a gripping narrative, taut to the point of explosion, of the 2010 story that made international headlines for weeks… An electrifying, empathetic work of ... Read More »

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal

        Being Mortal by Atul Gawande Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed ... Read More »

Capitol Park by Jack Dempsey

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                Capitol Park: Historic Heart of Detroit by Jack Dempsey. Capitol Park is the only city park in America where a state’s first governor is buried. It’s the birthplace of democracy in Michigan, an Underground Railroad site, a streetcar and transit hub. Once a symbol of the city’s late twentieth-century decay, it is ... Read More »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »

Five Came Back by Mark Harris

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Five Came Back: a Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors — John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens — to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.   Read More »

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

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Draws on interviews with confessed rare-map thief E. Forbes Smiley to document his experiences with mercenary explorers and mapmakers, offering insight into the cutthroat map trade while investigating allegations of hundreds of additional thefts. Read More »