Great Nonfiction for Fiction Lovers
Gawande tackles medicine’s hardest challenge: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
A lively, hilarious, and warm-hearted exploration of the Arabic language and culture guided by a seasoned travel writer.
In fun and digestible chapters, Tyson explains the universe and other complex scientific concepts.
An intimate and poignant graphic novel protraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam and their resettling in America.
Written as essays to his teenage son, Coates confronts the notion of race and how it has shaped American history.
The story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal.
A powerful memoir of a woman's descent into madness and her struggle to recapture her identity.
Full of intelligence and insight, the author gleefully turns ideas upside down, challenging our beliefs for a better understanding.
A gripping account of a disaster that shifted the United States' opinion against Germany in World War I.
A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's brash heroics in the South African Republic in 1899.
The phenomenal story of the black female mathematicians whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.
A powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town illuminating the struggles of America's white working class.
When the Taliban took control of a remote valley in Pakistan, one girl fought for her right to an education.
A vivid portrait of Berlin during Hitler's reign through the eyes of William E. Dodd and his daughter, Martha.
A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole.
A beautifully written memoir about the process of scientific discovery, relationships, and the daily miracles of the natural world.
A powerful story of the exhilarating mind of one of the greatest geniuses of all time.
Against warnings by indigenous tribes, an expedition enters a lost city found in the heart of the Honduran rain forest.
The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the subculture that consumed him.
An enthralling and humorous account of a quest to solve one of history's greatest mysteries--the lost city of Atlantis.