Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-08-10, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
- The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
- Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
- The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly on the move.
First Chapter | Sunday Review
- The other wes moore by Wes Moore
A tale of two Wes Moores: the author, a Rhodes scholar; the other, a man in prison.
- Power of habit by Charles Duhigg
The science behind how we form, and break, habits.
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
- 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
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.
- Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
A harrowing Navy SEALs operation.
- Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
A journalist reports on families seeking better lives in a Mumbai slum.
- Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma.
- Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
- A long way gone by Ishmael Beah
A former child soldier's killing spree and return to humanity.
First Chapter | Sunday Review | Article Chapter
- Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
How we make choices in business and personal life.
- Bossypants by Tina Fey
A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”
- How children succeed by Paul Tough
An argument that character matters more than intelligence.