New Non-Fiction Titles are Arriving for Summer 2017

These brand-new non-fiction titles for adults are on their way to our branches! Get ready for reading by the pool with a stack of memoirs, biographies, histories, or other non-fiction books. You can reserve them now by heading to our catalog and placing a hold on them. Happy reserving!

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Must Read

Alexie, Sherman. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir. Little Brown and Company, 20170613.

Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie’s bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It’s these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman.

When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.

– (Grand Central Pub)

Other Great Books


Akana, Anna. So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister. Ballantine Books, 20170613.

Alda, Alan. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating. Random House, 20170606.

Alexie, Sherman. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir. Little Brown and Company, 20170613. 

Alexievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II. Random House, 20170725.

Allison, Graham. Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? Houghton Mifflin, 20170530.

Al-Sharif, Manal. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening. Simon & Schuster, 20170613.

Arians, Bruce. The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback. Hachette Books, 20170711.

Armstrong, Curtis. Revenge of the Nerd: Or . . . the Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger. Thomas Dunne Books, 20170711. Comedian and actor on life.

Arnot, Dr. Bob. The Coffee Lover’s Diet: Change Your Coffee, Change Your Life. William Morrow & Company, 20170606.

Attkisson, Sharyl. The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote. Harper, 20170627.

Ballinger, Rachel. 101 Things That Piss Me Off. St. Martin’s Griffin, 20170613.

Bardenwerper, Will. The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid. Scribner Book Company, 20170606.

Baron, David. American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. Liveright Publishing, 20170606.

Bean, Kendra. Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies. Running Press Book Publishers, 20170703.

Berger Gross, Jessica. Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home. Scribner Book Company, 20170711.

Bolling, Eric. The Swamp: Washington’s Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It. St. Martin’s Press, 20170627.

Calacanis, Jason. Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 Into $100,000,000. HarperBusiness, 20170718.

Catron, Mandy Len. How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays. Simon & Schuster, 20170627.

Chaban, Alejandro. Think Skinny, Feel Fit: 7 Steps to Transform Your Emotional Weight and Have an Awesome Life. Atria Books, 20170606.

Chaplin, Heather. Reckless Years: A Diary of Love and Madness. Simon & Schuster, 20170711.

Christofferson, Travis. Tripping Over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms. Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 20170202.

Cole, Teju. Blind Spot. Random House, 20170613.

Collins, Britt. Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man, and Their Journey Across America. Atria Books, 20170718.

Davis, Angela J. Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment. Pantheon Books, 20170711.

Dinicolantonio, James. The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong–And How Eating More Might Save Your Life. Harmony, 20170606.

Doudna, Jennifer A. A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution. Houghton Mifflin, 20170613.

D’Souza, Dinesh. The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left. Regnery Publishing, 20170731.

Eisinger, Jesse. The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives. Simon & Schuster, 20170711.

Flair, Ric. Second Nature: The Legacy of Ric Flair and the Rise of Charlotte. St. Martin’s Press, 20170725. Father and daughter story of the WWE.

Fussell, Chris. One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams. Portfolio, 20170613.

Gay, Roxane. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. Harper, 20170613.

Gingrich, Newt. Understanding Trump. Center Street, 20170613.

Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Rodale Books, 20170725.

Hart, Kevin. I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons. Atria Books, 20170606. Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart tells his story.

Henderson, Bruce. Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler. William Morrow & Company, 20170725.

Hernon, Peter. The Great Rescue: American Heroes, an Iconic Ship, and the Race to Save Europe in WWI. Harper, 20170613.

Higashida, Naoki. Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism. Random House, 20170711.

Izzard, Eddie. Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Blue Rider Press, 20170613.

Katz, Jon. Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You. Atria Books, 20170502.

Kean, Sam. Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us. Little Brown and Company, 20170718.

King, David. The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany. W. W. Norton & Company, 20170606.

Klimburg, Alexander. The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace. Penguin Press, 20170711.

Kuo, Michelle. Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship. Random House, 20170711. 

Leveque, Kelly. Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever. William Morrow & Company, 20170627.

Levin, Mark R. Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism. Threshold Editions, 20170704.

Levingston, Steven. Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights. Hachette Books, 20170606.

Livio, Mario. Why?: What Makes Us Curious. Simon & Schuster, 20170711.

Lourie, Richard. Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash. Thomas Dunne Books, 20170718.

Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria. The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir. Flatiron Books, 20170516.

McAfee, Andrew. Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future. W. W. Norton & Company, 20170627.

McCarter, Jeremy. Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals. Random House, 20170613.

McDonough, Brendan. Granite Mountain: The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice. Hachette Books, 20170725.

Mezrich, Ben. Woolly: The True Story of the de-Extinction of One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures. Atria Books, 20170704.

Mock, Janet. Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me. Atria Books, 20170613.

Monk, Noel. Runnin’ with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen. Dey Street Books, 20170613.

Moore Jr, Willie. Happily After All: How to Keep Your Relationship Going When You Are Tired of Trying. Wilflo Global Media, 20170105.

Mota, Bethany. Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! Gallery Books, 20170613.

Murphy, Finn. The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road. W. W. Norton & Company, 20170606.

Nations, Scott. A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation. William Morrow & Company, 20170613.

Nilsson, Pia. Be a Player: A Breakthrough Approach to Playing Better on the Golf Course. Atria Books, 20170606.

Nye, Bill. Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem. Rodale Books, 20170711.

O’Connell, Mark. The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs. Dey Street Books, 20170613.

Owen, Adrian. Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death. Scribner Book Company, 20170620.

Petersen, Anne Helen. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman. Plume Books, 20170620.

Poetry, Atticus. Love Her Wild: Poems. Atria Books, 20170711.

Positano, Rock. Dinner with Dimaggio: Memories of an American Hero. Simon & Schuster, 20170509.

Prueitt, Elisabeth M. Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook. Lorena Jones Books, 20170404.

Richards-Ross, Sanya. Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life. Zondervan, 20170606.

Riggs, Nina. The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying. Simon & Schuster, 20170606.

Rodriguez, Ivan. They Call Me Pudge: My Life Playing the Game I Love. Triumph Books (IL), 20170801. One time Texas Ranger tells his story.

Scottoline, Lisa. I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool. St. Martin’s Press, 20170711.

Shillue, Tom. Mean Dads for a Better America: The Generous Rewards of an Old-Fashioned Childhood. Dey Street Books, 20170606.

St Germain, Jim. A Stone of Hope: A Memoir. Harper, 20170704.

Steffens, Roger. So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley. W. W. Norton & Company, 20170711.

Valentine, Carla. The Chick and the Dead: Life and Death Behind Mortuary Doors. Thomas Dunne Books, 20170613. 

Velicovich, Brett. Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier’s Inside Account of the Hunt for America’s Most Dangerous Enemies. Dey Street Books, 20170627.

Waite, Jen. A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal. Plume Books, 20170711.

Worsley, Lucy. Jane Austen at Home: A Biography. St. Martin’s Press, 20170711.

Young, Sean D. Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-For Good. Harper, 20170620.

Zinczenko, David. Zero Belly Breakfasts: More Than 100 Recipes & Nutrition Secrets That Help Melt Pounds All Day, Every Day! Ballantine Books, 20170613.