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Nonfiction Round-Up (10/09)

A memoir of growing up in and leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, inspiration from Habitat for Humanity’s CEO, a rescue dog that saves other beloved pets, the story of marriage equality from a civil rights activist, the history of rock structures around the world, and the unification of European countries and cities–all in today’s nonfiction round-up.

UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2019

“For anyone interested in the power of rhetoric, belief, and family, Phelps-Roper’s powerful, empathetic memoir will be a must-read.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE EUROPEANS: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture by Orlando Figes

3 starred reviews!

“A powerful and essential addition to our understanding of European history and culture.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Vividly written and meticulously detailed, this book will please lovers of the history of literature and music, at the very least.”–Library Journal, starred review

“[Figes’] deep grasp of the characters and of technology-driven societal upheaval make this cultural history of Europe in the nineteenth century fascinating, even indispensable.”–Booklist, starred review

OUR BETTER ANGELS: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World by Jonathan Reckford

The CEO of Habitat for Humanity inspires readers by showing the benefits that arise when people work together and help one another.

MOLLY: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats by Colin Butcher

“Animal ­lovers will devour this British-toned, feel-good book, and might even develop some strategies in case their furry friends go missing.”–Library Journal

A WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE: A Memoir by Edie Windsor with Joshua Lyon

“Whether readers are seeking material on U.S. LGBTQ history, particularly regarding the pre–Stonewall era, or an enrapturing memoir, this work will satisfy. Don’t miss out on this essential read.”–Library Journal, starred review

MEGALITH: Studies in Stone by Various

From eclipses at Stonehenge to the construction of stone monuments, eight experts guide readers through the history of rock structures into the modern world.

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