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New Nonfiction Titles!

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

The power of Adrienne Rich : a biography / Hilary Holladay

The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered, National Book Award-winning poet.


American utopia / words, David Byrne ; art, Maira Kalman

From former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman--an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connections between us all.


The shadow drawing : how science taught Leonardo how to paint / Francesca Fiorani

Bibliography: A history of Leonardo da Vinci's interest in optical science and its influence on his art.


Operation moonglow : a political history of project Apollo / Teasel Muir-Harmony

The moon landing was an important moment in history, but many forget what was happening behind the scenes -- discover the groundbreaking political history of the Apollo program in this riveting exploration of America's space missions.


The nine lives of Pakistan : dispatches from a precarious state / Declan Walsh

The former New York Times Pakistan bureau chief paints an arresting, up-close portrait of a fractured country.


The sediments of time : my lifelong search for the past / Meave Leakey with Samira Leakey

Meave Leakey's thrilling, high-stakes memoir--written with her daughter Samira--encapsulates her distinguished life and career on the front lines of the hunt for our human origins, a quest made all the more notable by her stature as a woman in a highly competitive, male-dominated field.


Nose dive : a field guide to the world's smells / Harold McGee

Smell is such a powerful and revealing sense because it detects actual little pieces of things in the world. It gives us direct evidence of what those things are made of -- unlike the indirectness of vision or hearing, which register light waves and air movements. To begin to understand a thing's smell is to identify the many volatile molecules it emits. Text and 200 tables cover this topic, in a book by an expert on the chemistry and history of food science and cooking.


Bag man : the wild crimes, audacious cover-up, & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House / Rachel Maddow & Michael Yarvitz

The knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon’s White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come.


All the young men : a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South / Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O'Leary

A gripping and triumphant tale of human compassion, is the true story of Ruth Coker Burks, a young single mother in Hot Springs, Arkansas, who finds herself driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis, and becoming a pivotal activist in America's fight against AIDS.


Undercurrents : channeling outrage to spark practical activism / Steve Davis

Undercurrents teaches readers and activists how to invest time, talent, voice, and cash to improve the world by detailing six of the largest macrotrends shaping the world today.


A world beneath the sands : the golden age of Egyptology / Toby Wilkinson

A thrilling history of the West's scramble for the riches of ancient Egypt by the foremost Egyptologist of our time.


A demon-haunted land : witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany / Monica Black

A revelatory counterhistory of postwar Germany, not as a reborn democracy but as a nation convulsed by apocalyptic visions, witchcraft trials, and supernatural obsessions.

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