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Brand New Nonfiction Titles!

To place a hold, call the library at 541-347-3221 or click on the titles below to access the online catalog.


Paris without her : a memoir / Gregory Curtis

In this moving, tender memoir of losing a spouse late in life, the longtime editor of Texas Monthly, newly widowed, returns alone to a city whose enchantment he's only ever shared with his wife, in search of solace, memories, and the courage to find a way forward.


The book of difficult fruit : arguments for the tart, tender, and unruly (with recipes) / Kate Lebo

Inspired by twenty-six fruits, essayist, poet, and pie lady Kate Lebo expertly blends the culinary, medical, and personal in a book of lyrical essays, accompanied by recipes.


The window seat : notes from a life in motion / Aminatta Forna

In this elegantly rendered and wide-ranging collection of new and previously published essays, Forna writes intimately about displacement, trauma and memory, love, and how we coexist and encroach on the non-human world.


Spite : the upside of your dark side / Simon McCarthy-Jones

Spite angers and enrages us, but it also keeps us honest. In this provocative account, a psychologist examines how petty vengeance explains human thriving.


Everybody : a book about freedom / Olivia Laing

"Astute and consistently surprising critic" (NPR) Olivia Laing investigates the body and its discontents through the great freedom movements of the twentieth century.


A short history of humanity : a new history of old Europe / Johannes Krause with Thomas Trappe ; translated by Caroline Waight

In this surprising account, Krause and journalist Thomas Trappe rewrite a fascinating chapter of history, the peopling of Europe, that takes us from the Neanderthals and Denisovans to the present. This revelatory book offers us an entirely new way to understand ourselves, both past and present.


Living nations, living words : an anthology of first peoples poetry / collected and with an introduction by Joy Harjo, 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate ; foreword by Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress

A powerful, moving anthology that celebrates the breadth of Native poets writing today.


There's a revolution outside, my love : letters from a crisis / edited by Tracy K. Smith and John Freeman

This kaleidoscopic portrait of an unprecedented time brings together some of our most treasured writers today--Edwidge Danticat, Layli Long Soldier, Monica Youn, Julia Alvarez, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor--to give voice to the unthinkable grief and hopeful possibilities born in an era of revolution and change.


Notes on grief / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The author presents a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father.

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