New Nonfiction

new bookwormComing to Zion by J.A. Griffin: A young man named Jesse Griffen had his heart inflamed with the promise of a place in America called Zion. He was bright and full of idealism, and he believed that he would find the perfect society. What he found instead was more lasting.

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner: An account of the author’s coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon cult describes her childhood on a farm in rural Mexico as one of her father’s more than forty welfare-dependent children and her escape in the aftermath of a devastating tragedy.

Thirteen Hours by Mitchell Zukoff: The first account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya.

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald: An honest account of Macdonald’s struggle with grief during the difficult process of the taming a hawk. At the same time, it’s a kaleidoscopic biography of the brilliant and troubled novelist T.H. White, best known for The Once and Future King.

The 17 Day Green Diet by David Zinczenko: Provides instructions for a cleansing weight loss diet utilizing green tea and a few super foods.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: Approaches the questions raised by mortality from the dual perspective of the neurosurgeon who spent a decade meeting patients in the twilight between life and death, and the terminally ill patient who suddenly found himself living in that liminality.

Alternative Art Surfaces: Mixed-media powerhouse duo Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson more than 100 techniques for working on more than 35 unique surfaces, including galvanized tin, mica, rawhide, nylon, unsanded grout, slate, spray foam and more.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and a Thousand Cocktails by Mike and Dave Stangle: Two reckless but lovable all-American bros make a strong case for maturing slowly through their outrageous yet enlightening misadventures across this great country of ours.

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