Nonfiction

Week at the Airport

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A Week at the Airport (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307739674
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Published: Vintage - September 21st, 2010

 

Excited for your trip this summer? Most people think of airports as transitory spaces, purposed simply to move us on to more exciting destinations. We generally don't think of them as spaces in and of themselves: encompassing businesses, global enterprises, and employees' lives. Alain de Botton's week spent living in London Heathrow illumines much that is otherwise mysterious about airports. The perfect book to pack in your carry-on: thoughtful, fast paced, and above all, light weight.

Matthew


Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

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ISBN: 9781618934215
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Published: Time Home Entertainment - October 13th, 2015

 

With Massachusetts on the cusp of legalization, it'll be helpful to follow Bruce Barcott's journey through legalization in Colorado and his home state of Washington back in 2012. As Rick Steves says: Marijuana, It's time for a conversation.”

John


The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island That Inspired L. M. Montgomery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604697896
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - April 18th, 2018

 

Calling all kindred spirits! Catherine Reid writes about the landscape of Prince Edward Island, and how it shaped Lucy Maud Montgomery and her writing, particularly in Anne of Green Gables. Poetical and delightful!

Heather


The Best Cook in the World

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The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400040414
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 24th, 2018

 

All the best recipes have stories behind them. This is a book of beautifully crafted storytelling, both hilarious and poignant, that will set your mouth watering. A wonderful tribute to those who have filled us and enriched our lives with love and good food. Simultaneously one of the best cookbooks and memoirs I have ever read.

 

Matthew


The Future is History

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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

 

This work of nonfiction reads like a compelling novel where Masha follows the lives of young people just old enough to remember the fall of the USSR. Their stories intertwine with those of their parents and grandparents showing the generational disconnect and the obstacles it presents. Through interviews and impressive research Masha shares the truth behind the iron curtain and what happened after it was rent in two.

Cissa


Black Sunset

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Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781593766573
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Published: Soft Skull Press - December 13th, 2016

 

Novelist (Going Away) Sigal was a Hollywood talent agent and secret communist in the blacklist-plagued 1950s. An outrageously entertaining, naming-names memoir (with a ration of b.s. too...sweetheart, whaddya expect, he's an agent!), What Makes Sammy Run meets L.A. Confidential. The cover should be a lot more lurid!

 

Gary


Our Towns

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Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101871843
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 8th, 2018

 

It’s too easy these days to fall into despair about the direction of the country. The Fallows’ have been crisscrossing the country in their single-engine Cirrus  the past few years visiting and reporting on dozens of smaller towns and cities that are finding ways to renew their communities after facing severe economic and social dislocation.

Dale


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