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 portraying 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.
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.
Westover recounts her remarkable journey from an extreme survivalist upbringing in Idaho to finding herself through an education.
An exciting chronicle of the pioneering women who risked their lives in pursuit of their passion for flying.
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 beautifully written memoir about the process of scientific discovery, relationships, and the daily miracles of the natural world.
An insightful travelogue detailing the journey of two friends who rode bicycles along the ancient Silk Road.
A powerful story of the exhilarating mind of one of the greatest creative geniuses of all time.
A lyrical and moving account of a third generation Mexican-American who sees for himself the ordeals of "crossers."