From stories of struggle and perseverance to our human connection with animals, our lineup of nonfiction books this fall will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz One of the most anticipated books of the year—Jaquira Díaz writes a fierce and eloquent memoir of her challenging girlhoodContinue reading

“This book is as lush as the flowers it describes.” – Publishers Weekly Flowers can say everything from “get well” to “I love you” to “I’m sorry.”  But they are also a multi-million dollar business. Amy Stewart investigates in her book  what goes into creating and pricing the beauty and sentiment of flowers Flower Confidential.  It’s oneContinue reading

“Bloodsworth, who became an advocate for abolishing the death penalty, deserves to be better known, and the battery of mistakes that led to his lethal jeopardy should disturb any fair-minded reader on either side of the capital punishment debate.” – Publishers Weekly It can be difficult to remember when DNA was still a new innovationContinue reading

John Gardner’s legendary life could have been the stuff of fiction, but it was true, all true. He perfected the now-almost-forgotten art of being a bad boy author. And Barry Silesky’s biography — John Gardner, one of this month’s Lucky 7 titles — “proves the real Gardner to be significantly more compelling than any myth.”Continue reading

“Essential reading for anyone concerned about the delicate balance between national security and individual rights… as gripping as fiction.” — James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers On American Soil by Jack Hamann blends an exhilarating mix of real crime and military secrets in the investigation of a World War II court martial.  As partContinue reading

Four movies and seven scripts ago, our fathers brought forth… Oh wait, that’s not quite right.  Maybe we’re a little too excited for Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis and out today, but it certainly is a nice companion for our Lucky 7 e-book, Lincoln on War, edited by Harold Holzer.  Pick up some portableContinue reading