2022 Texas Topaz List

We’re proud to have eight books on the 2022 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List! ADULT TITLES BROKEN (in the best possible way) by Jenny LawsonTHE BOOK COLLECTORS: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War by Delphine Minoui, translated by Lara VergnaudTHE BURNING BLUE: The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoir & Biography (6/30/21)

Today we’re spotlighting memoirs and biographies with a powerful journey through poverty and adolescence, the biography of the wife and mother whose trial defined the Cold War, an innovative look at one of America’s most popular writers, and the untold story of what really happened to America’s Teacher in Space. SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (5/8/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (5/8/19)

This week’s Non-Fic picks cover our favorite topics: Baseball! Our complicated emotions! DOGS! Surviving college! TEN INNINGS AT WRIGLEY: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, with Baseball on the Brink by Kevin Cook Two starred reviews! “Every year there is a new crop of baseball books of varying quality, with one or two of them rising above […]

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

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 […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (08/16/17)

Nonfiction Spotlight (08/16/17)

Baseball, psychoanalysis, and literary luminaries are the stars of today’s Nonfiction spotlight: Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever by Kevin Cook “Entertaining, well-researched history…”–Publishers Weekly, starred review Freud: The Making of an Illusion by Frederick Crews “This thorough dismantling of one of modernity’s founding figures is […]

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