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Kirkus Best of 2019–Nonfiction

Kirkus Reviews continues their Best of 2019 round-up with their Nonfiction picks, including these 16 Macmillan titles!

THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
COVENTRY: Essays by Rachel Cusk
THE EUROPEANS: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture by Orlando Figes
WHY YOU LIKE IT: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste by Nolan Gasser
MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU by Aleksandar Hemon
HARD TO LOVE: Essays and Confessions by Briallen Hopper
AGENT JACK: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter by Robert Hutton
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: A Memoir by Cherríe Moraga
ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE: How the Future Shapes Our Past by Sarah Parcak
THE LIGHT YEARS: A Memoir by Chris Rush
THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David J. Silverman
NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
FAMILY PAPERS: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century by Sarah Abrevaya Stein
THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock by Ed Ward

Starred Review Round-Up (4/26/19)

Calling all collection development librarians! These books all received multiple starred reviews!

THE RIGHT SORT OF MAN by Allison Montclair

“The Right Sort Marriage Bureau’s debut is exactly the right sort to have readers hoping for a second date.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Both leads are complex, well-developed characters, whose penchant for humorous byplay never comes at the expense of the plot, which resolves itself in a clever fair play reveal. Fans of Maisie Dobbs and Bess Crawford will be delighted.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: A Memoir by Cherríe Moraga

“A sympathetic portrait of Mexican-American feminism (both in mother and daughter) delivered in a poignant, beautifully written way.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Moraga’s captivating and perceptive memoir successfully conveys her belief that ‘we are as much of a place as we are of a people.'”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/3/19)

Dive into four memoirs and The View in today’s nonfiction round-up!

ALL SHIPS FOLLOW ME: A Family Memoir of War Across Three Continents by Mieke Eerkens

“A generational memoir of war and its long-lasting effects on descendants…. The sins of the fathers are visited on their children, indeed. Eerkens’ poignant book sheds new light on the history of World War II.”–Kirkus Reviews

I’M WRITING YOU FROM TEHRAN: A Granddaughter’s Search for Her Family’s Past and Their Country’s Future by Delphine Minoui

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“Written as a letter to her long-deceased grandfather, this memoir by journalist Minoui recounts her decade in Iran after her move to Tehran in the spring of 1998…. A wonderful choice for readers of history, current events, and fans of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir PERSEPOLIS.”–Library Journal

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Women’s History Month 2019

March is Women’s History Month, and today we celebrate their powerful voices with these fierce reads:

PRAIRIE FIRES: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser
DIVIDED WE STAND: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics by Marjorie Spruill
A WARRIOR OF THE PEOPLE: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor by Joe Starita
RENAISSANCE WOMAN: The Life of Vittoria Colonna by Romie Targoff
THE QUEEN’S EMBROIDERER: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis by Joan DeJean
BECAUSE OF SEX: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work by Gillian Thomas
MRS. SHERLOCK HOLMES: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca
BRINGING DOWN THE COLONEL: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the “Powerless” Woman Who Took On Washington by Patricia Miller
NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: A Memoir by Cherríe Moraga
THIS IS OUR FIGHT: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren
MINORITY LEADER: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams
QUEEN VICTORIA: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life by Lucy Worsley
WOMEN ROWING NORTH: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher
A BOUND WOMAN IS A DANGEROUS THING: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by DaMaris Hill
OUTRAGEOUS ACTS AND EVERYDAY REBELLIONS: Third Edition by Gloria Steinem
A DANGEROUS WOMAN: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator–The Life of Florence Gould by Susan Ronald
THIS WOMAN’S WORK by Julie Delporte
ELOQUENT RAGE: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
QUEEN BEY: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter by Veronica Chambers
MOTHER IS A VERB: An Unconventional History by Sarah Knott

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