2017 Non-Fiction Bestsellers
Sedaris. Roach. Campbell. Those were the events. But the other bestsellers.... astrophysics, mythology, buddhism. It was a good year for non-fiction.
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Introduction by New York Times bestselling author and famous minor television personality John Hodgman
One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!”
One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot$15.95ISBN: 9780393354379Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017
Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries--panic, exhaustion, heat, noise--and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S.$21.95ISBN: 9781937226794Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Torrey House Press - July 4th, 2017
"Utah has been my home for over half a century. Native Americans have inhabited these landscapes since time immemorial. The writers in Red Rock Stories capture that connection in essays and poems that run as deep as the canyons of the Colorado River."
--ROBERT REDFORD, actor, director, environmentalist$16.99ISBN: 9780316776967Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Back Bay Books - June 5th, 2001
A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.$18.95ISBN: 9780393609394Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.$25.95ISBN: 9780393609097Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.$8.95ISBN: 9781101911761Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - February 3rd, 2015
The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama).$16.99ISBN: 9780316154703Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Back Bay Books - June 3rd, 2014
"Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist....And based, on this latest collection, he's getting only better." ---Los Angeles Times
A guy walks into a bar car and...$15.00ISBN: 9780679723004Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - August 28th, 1989
In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.