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Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction

Data Provided by the New York Times
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-08-24, 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. Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
    A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
    Article Chapter
  4. 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
  5. Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
    A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.
  6. The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
    The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly on the move.
    First Chapter | Sunday Review
  7. The hot zone by Richard Preston
    The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
  8. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
  9. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
    The science behind how we form, and break, habits. 
  10. Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
    The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
  11. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts are undervalued in American society.
  12. The immortal life of henrietta lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    A woman's cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review | Article Chapter
  13. Bad feminist by Roxane Gay
    A collection of essays on race, gender, politics and "Sweet Valley High."
  14. Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
    A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.
  15. A long way gone by Ishmael Beah
    A former child soldier's killing spree and return to humanity.
    First Chapter | Sunday Review | Article Chapter
  16. Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
    A harrowing Navy SEALs operation.
  17. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
    How we make choices in business and personal life.
  18. Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
    A journalist reports on families seeking better lives in a Mumbai slum.
  19. Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
    How to apply economic theory to almost everything.
    Sunday Review
  20. The other wes moore by Wes Moore
    A tale of two Wes Moores: the author, a Rhodes scholar; the other, a man in prison.