Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-10-26, 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.
- American sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.
- The hot zone by Richard Preston
The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
- 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.
- Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
A memoir about a year in a women’s prison; the basis for the Netflix series.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
- 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 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.
- Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.
- The smartest kids in the world by Amanda Ripley
High-performing schools in Finland, South Korea and Poland, seen through the eyes of American high school students abroad.
- Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.
- Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life.
- Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
- Women in clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton & 639 Others
- The best american essays 2014 by edited John Jeremiah Sullivan
- This is the story of a happy marriage by Ann Patchett
A collection of essays by the novelist.