Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-11-30, 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 woman’s account of the life-changing 1,100-mile solo hike she took along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- American sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.
- The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.
- George washington's secret six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
- 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 hot zone by Richard Preston
The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
- 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 and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.
- Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.
- Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
- No easy day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer
An account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, by a former member of the Navy SEALs.
- 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.
- The science of interstellar by Kip Thorne
- Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.
- Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
- The map of heaven by Eben Alexander with Ptolemy Tompkins
An exploration of spirituality and the afterlife, from the author of "Proof of Heaven."
- This is the story of a happy marriage by Ann Patchett
A collection of personal essays, by the author of “Bel Canto” and “State of Wonder.”