Non-Fiction

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  1. Book ImageThe End of Karma

    Somini Sengupta

    A penetrating, personal look at contemporary India—the world’s largest democracy at a moment of transition.More

  2. Book ImageConstance Fenimore Woolson

    Anne Boyd Rioux

    "Biography at its best aims at resurrection. Anne Boyd Rioux has brought the novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson back to life for us. Hurrah!" —Robert D. Richardson, author of the Bancroft Prize–winning William James: In the Maelstrom of American ModernismMore

  3. Book ImageThe Human Age

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  4. Book ImageThe Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

    Arthur Allen

    “Thought-provoking. . . . [Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises.”—Wall Street JournalMore

  5. Book ImageMermaid

    Eileen Cronin

    “Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah MagazineMore

  6. Book ImageThe Wolf and the Watchman

    Scott C. Johnson

    Longlisted for the National Book Award and named a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year.More

  7. Book ImageThe Swerve

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionMore

  8. Book ImageOne Hundred Names for Love

    Diane Ackerman

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
    Finalist for the National Book Circle Critics Award

    "A testament to the power of creativity in language, life—and love." —Heller McAlpin, Washington PostMore

  9. Book ImageTownie

    Andre Dubus III

    Won Book of the Year Adult Non-Fiction—2012 Indie Choice Awards
    Amazon Best Book of the Month February 2011

    "Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness."—Vanity FairMore

  10. Book ImageForget Sorrow

    Belle Yang

    “A healing portrait drawn in epic ink strokes.”—ElleMore

  11. Book ImagePacking for Mars

    Mary Roach

    “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.More

  12. Book ImageThe White Blackbird

    Honor Moore

    “A striking portrait of a woman artist’s struggle for life.” —Arthur MillerMore

  13. Book ImageThe Bishop's Daughter

    Honor Moore

    “An eloquent argument for speaking even the most difficult truths.” —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageBonk

    Mary Roach

    A New York Times Bestseller

    “Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageThe Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken

    Laura Schenone

    A Newsday Best Cookbook of 2007: can a recipe change your life? A quest for an authentic dish reveals a mythic love story and age-old culinary secrets.More

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