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Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction

Data Provided by the New York Times
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-04-20, 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. Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
    A harrowing Navy SEALs operation.
  3. Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
    A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma.
  4. The monuments men by Robert M Edsel with Bret Witter
    Following an Allied group who recovered stolen artworks from the Nazis.
  5. Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
    A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
  6. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
    The science behind how we form, and break, habits. 
  7. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Why some people succeed.
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review
  8. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  9. 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.
  10. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
  11. The empathy exams by Leslie Jamison
    Essays on pain, both physical and emotional, and self-examination.
  12. Gulp by Mary Roach
    A science writer's pilgrimage down the digestive tract; by the author of “Stiff,” “Spook,” “Bonk” and “Packing for Mars.”
  13. Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
    A year in a women's prison.
  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. Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
    The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
  17. The wolf of wall street by Jordan Belfort
    The rise and fall of a financial insider.
  18. The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
    The author recalls her bizarre childhood, during which she was constantly on the move.
    First Chapter | Sunday Review
  19. The new jim crow by Michelle Alexander
    Taking aim at the "war on drugs" and its impact on black men.
  20. The immortal life of henrietta lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    A woman's cancer cells were cultured without permission in 1951.
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review | Article Chapter