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Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction

Data Provided by the New York Times
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-04-27, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
  1. Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
    A boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
    Article Chapter
  2. Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
    A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma.
  3. Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
    A harrowing Navy SEALs operation.
  4. Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
    A journalist reports on families striving for better lives in a Mumbai slum.
  5. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
    The science behind how we form, and break, habits. 
  6. The monuments men by Robert M Edsel with Bret Witter
    Following an Allied group who recovered stolen artworks from the Nazis.
  7. Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
    A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
  8. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  9. Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
    A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.
  10. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Why some people succeed.
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review
  11. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
  12. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
    The winner of a Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life.
  13. The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
    The author recalls her bizarre childhood, during which she was constantly on the move.
    First Chapter | Sunday Review
  14. The girls of atomic city by Denise Kiernan
    Thousands of women took jobs in Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II, not knowing that the government project where they worked was enriching uranium for the first atomic bomb.
  15. How children succeed by Paul Tough
    An argument that character matters more than intelligence.
  16. The wolf of wall street by Jordan Belfort
    The rise and fall of a financial insider.
  17. Gulp by Mary Roach
    A science writer's pilgrimage down the digestive tract; by the author of “Stiff,” “Spook,” “Bonk” and “Packing for Mars.”
  18. The empathy exams by Leslie Jamison
    Essays on pain, both physical and emotional, and self-examination.
  19. The plantagenets by Dan Jones
    Eight generations of kings and queens who ruled England and helped shape its institutions.
  20. Bossypants by Tina Fey
    A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”