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Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction

Data Provided by the New York Times
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-11-30, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
  1. 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.
    Book Review | Sunday Review
  2. The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
    A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
  3. 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.
  4. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  5. American sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
    A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.
  6. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
    An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.
  7. George washington's secret six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
    The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
  8. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review
  9. The hot zone by Richard Preston
    The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
  10. Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
    A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
    Book Review
  11. 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 and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.
  12. Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
    A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.
  13. Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
    The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
  14. No easy day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer
    An account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, by a former member of the Navy SEALs.
  15. The heart of everything that is by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
    A biography of the influential Sioux leader Red Cloud examines his military prowess and the Plains Indians’ changing way of life.
  16. The science of interstellar by Kip Thorne
  17. Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
    A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.
  18. Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
    A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
  19. The map of heaven by Eben Alexander with Ptolemy Tompkins
    An exploration of spirituality and the afterlife, from the author of "Proof of Heaven."
  20. This is the story of a happy marriage by Ann Patchett
    A collection of personal essays, by the author of “Bel Canto” and “State of Wonder.”