Notable Nonfiction Titles

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Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525522089
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Published: Penguin Press - March 17th, 2020

A delightfully erudite and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history. Perfect for die-hard cruciverbalists and first-time puzzlers alike.

The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501194108
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Published: Scribner - April 14th, 2020

Celebrated Yale Professor Hansen charts the explorations and daring trade missions that began globalization and connected the world’s great societies.

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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

An exhilarating, seductive investigation of an unsolved 1969 murder at Harvard which reveals one ambitious young woman’s story after decades of silence.

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The Reign of Wolf 21: The Saga of Yellowstone's Legendary Druid Pack Cover Image
By Rick McIntyre, Marc Bekoff (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781771645249
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Published: Greystone Books - September 29th, 2020

Top 5 Pick: Kay
The saga of Yellowstone’s most revered alpha male, an animal known for his unwavering bravery, remarkable benevolence, and his fierce commitment to his mate.

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

From the Pulitzer-winning author, a timely, inspiring portrait of Civil Rights Hero and US Congressman John Lewis that links his life to the quest for equal rights from the 1950s to today.

Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062410283
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Published: William Morrow - November 10th, 2020

Obsession and rivalry, and a radical altering of our understanding of human evolution surround the discovery of ‘Ardi,’ the oldest skeleton of a human ancestor.

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Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324006459
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 2nd, 2020

Top 5 Pick: Chris
Impossibly cheerful essays that laugh in the face of current political horrors, from Wisconsin native turned Washington Post columnist extraordinaire.

Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Top 5 Pick: Madi
Groundbreaking, soul piercing, Rankine urges readers to find pathways to conversation through a divisive moment in history.

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Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781610919586
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Published: Island Press - November 10th, 2020

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A vibrant graphic adaptation of the classic science memoir of Wilson’s lifelong quest to explore and protect the natural world.