Try New Nonfiction!
Fans of "Downton Abbey" may be attracted to "Servants' Hall: A real life upstairs, downstairs romance" by Margaret Powell, the true story of a romance between a maid and a family heir in the era between the wars when the rigidity of England's class system began to break down. A more contemporary memoir comes from Valerie Harper, whose "I, Rhoda" tells the story of her life as sidekick on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as a campaigner for women's rights.
If you want to add some classic recipes to your collection, check out the "Betty Crocker Cookbook, Newlywed Edition." In addition to 1,500 recipes "for the way you cook today" it includes a bonus 32-page section especially for newlyweds. A less comfortable read is "Kill Anything That Moves: The real American war in Vietnam," in which Nick Turse makes the case that events such as the My Lai massacre were commonplace and inevitable because of official government policies.
From the arts to history to politics and beyond, Great River Regional Library has a terrific collection of nonfiction books. Browse the shelves, and check out the New Nonfiction list on the New, Best & Fun page.
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