Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-08-24, 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.
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
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- 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 glass castle by Jeannette Walls
The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly on the move.
First Chapter | Sunday Review
- The hot zone by Richard Preston
The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
- The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
The science behind how we form, and break, habits.
- Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts are undervalued in American society.
- 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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- Bad feminist by Roxane Gay
A collection of essays on race, gender, politics and "Sweet Valley High."
- Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.
- A long way gone by Ishmael Beah
A former child soldier's killing spree and return to humanity.
First Chapter | Sunday Review | Article Chapter
- Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
A harrowing Navy SEALs operation.
- Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
How we make choices in business and personal life.
- Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
A journalist reports on families seeking better lives in a Mumbai slum.
- Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
How to apply economic theory to almost everything.
- The other wes moore by Wes Moore
A tale of two Wes Moores: the author, a Rhodes scholar; the other, a man in prison.