Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-10-05, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- 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.
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- The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
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- The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
- Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.
- 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.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- Zealot by Reza Aslan
A life of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.
- The other wes moore by Wes Moore
A tale of two Wes Moores: the author, a Rhodes scholar; the other, a man in prison.
- The bully pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
An analysis of the relationships between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the muckraking press.
- The hot zone by Richard Preston
The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
- Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices.
- Still foolin' 'em by Billy Crystal
The 65-year-old comedian’s reminiscences and his complaints about aging.
- The new jim crow by Michelle Alexander
A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs” and its impact on black men.
- The immortal life of henrietta lacks by Rebecca Skloot
A woman's cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.
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- Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
- How children succeed by Paul Tough
An argument that character matters more than intelligence.
- Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.