New Adult Non-Fiction 800 & 900

June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Mann, Charles C.
More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus’s voyages brought them back together–and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas.
 
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Fuller, Alexandra
A sequel toDon’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonighttraces the stories of the author’s parents’ respective childhoods in Kenya and England, recounts her own upbringing in Africa, and offers insight into the impact of their beliefs and the waning of the British empire in her parents’ marriage
 
Innocent Spouse: A Memoir
Joynt, Carol Ross
Traces how the author learned after her husband’s sudden death that he owed millions of dollars in taxes to the IRS and that she was going to be held liable or even imprisoned, and recounts her long journey toward recovery and independence.
 
Lonely Planet Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef
St. Louis, Regis
Home to ancient rainforests, tropical islands, rugged mountains and the stunning Great Barrier Reef, Queensland harbors some of Australia’s best sites for outdoor adventure.
 
The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time
Burstein, Dan / De Keijzer, Arne / Holmberg, John-henri
Through insightful commentary and revealing interviews, you will enter the unique world of Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomkvist—and of Stieg Larsson himself—discovering the fascinating real-life experiences and incidents involving Swedish politics, violence against women, and neo-Nazis that are at the heart of Larsson’s work.
 
Unmeasured Strength: My Story of Survival and Transformation
Manning, Lauren
Traces the decade-long recovery journey of a September 11 survivor who suffered burns on more than 80 percent of her body, describing her experiences during the attacks and the ways she needed to change to renew her commitments to life and her loved ones.
 
Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein
Salamon, Julie
Salamon explores the life of playwright Wasserstein’s most expertly crafted character: herself. The first woman playwright to win a Tony Award, Wasserstein was a Broadway titan. But with her high- pitched giggle and unkempt curls, she projected an image of warmth and familiarity. Everyone knew Wasserstein or thought they did.
 
Compiled by Darren Nelson
Posted by Jenifer Brown

 

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