Try New Nonfiction!
Whoever said truth is stranger than fiction was right. That's why the best nonfiction books demand your attention. We keep a list of recently purchased nonfiction titles on the New, Best & Fun page tabbed on top of the library catalog. Here are a few of the most recent entries.
Daniel Defoe is famous for writing "Robinson Crusoe," but according to author Aaron Skirboll he was also the first true-crime author, as described in "The Thief-Taker Hangings: How Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Wild, and Jack Sheppard captivated London and created the celebrity criminal." It describes the state of lawlessness that existed in England in the early 1700s and how Defoe reported it. A new book by Josh Kaufman, "The First 20 Hours," promises that using his systematic approach you can pick up the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less. To find out what's really important in life, ask the dying. That's what Bronnie Ware did, and the results are in "The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying: A life transformed by the dearly departing." You'll also find "Yoga For Warriors" by Beryl Bender Birch, a book about the Civil War adventures of celebrity soldier George Armstrong Custer, and frontier food recipes from actress Melissa Gilbert.
The nonfiction shelves are always being renewed with the best of the latest releases. Ask your librarian where to find the subject areas that interest you. Or, browse the new Nonfiction list on the New, Best & Fun page. Check it out!