Bestsellers — E-Book Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-09-21, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his plane went down over the Pacific; the basis of a movie to be released later this year.
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- What if? by Randall Munroe
Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus and the angels during an emergency appendectomy; the basis of the movie.
- Diary of a mad diva by Joan Rivers
Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.
- Unphiltered by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
What the Duck Commander (from the A&E show “Duck Dynasty”) really thinks about various topics.
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A woman’s account of the life-changing 1,100-mile solo hike she took along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995.
- Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
A memoir by a Brooklyn woman whose relationship with a drug runner gets her sentenced to a year in prison. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.
- Elvis and ginger by Ginger Alden
Elvis Presley’s last love describes their relationship.
- The path between the seas by David McCullough
A history of the creation of the Panama Canal; first published in 1977.
- The nazi officer's wife by Edith H Beer with Susan Dworkin
The story of a Jewish woman in 1930s Vienna who, with the help of friends, moved to Munich, hid her identity and married a Nazi Party member, thus saving her life.
- In the kingdom of ice by Hampton Sides
An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.
- Combat and other shenanigans by Piers Platt
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- The hands of war by Marione Ingram
- I hate everyone . . . starting with me by Joan Rivers
The comedian’s humorous reflections.
- Level zero heroes by Michael Golembesky and John R Bruning
- All joy and no fun by Jennifer Senior
A journalist examines how parenting has changed over the past half-century.
- A spy among friends by Ben Macintyre
An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed.
- Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices.