Elizabeth Barnhill - No Way It's Nonfiction!

Elizabeth Barnhill - No Way It's Nonfiction!

Elizabeth and I discuss our favorite narrative nonfiction books, our auto-buy nonfiction authors, categorizing the genre, the categories we gravitate toward, and more.


Elizabeth and I discuss our favorite narrative nonfiction books, our auto-buy nonfiction authors, categorizing the genre, the categories we gravitate toward, and more.

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Elizabeth’s 15 nonfiction recommendations:

  1. Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis by Ada Calhoun
  2. Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
  3. Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall
  4. No One Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story by Bess Kalb
  5. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: A Few Simple Lessons Transformed New Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks by Kathleen Flinn
  6. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
  7. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
  8. American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
  9. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
  10. The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant
  11. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
  12. The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin
  13. In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton
  14. The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War 1 Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism by John U. Bacon
  15. The Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette by Hampton Sides

 

Cindy’s 15 nonfiction recommendations:

  1. The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Southern Table by Rick Bragg
  2. Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence
  3. No One Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story by Bess Kalb
  4. Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migrations Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins
  5. Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric Eyre 
  6. The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer
  7. Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey through Every National Park by Conor Fitzgerald 
  8. The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home by Denise Kiernan
  9. The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy
  10. The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most famous Hotel by Julie Satow
  11. Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson
  12. Standoff: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation by Jamie Thompson
  13. High Risers: Cabrini-Green and the fate of American Public Housing by Ben Austen
  14. Don’t Make Me Pull Over: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay
  15. The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask

 

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