THE RESTORATION OF OTTO LAIRD by Nigel Packer A funny, moving, and heartwarming novel about a retired architect’s attempt to reclaim the past. “Densely layered, Packer’s novel explores the importance of introspection, the durability of memory, and the conflict between man-made order and natural chaos. Readers who enjoy the work of Francine Prose and Charles […]
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Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction of 2011:
We've already seen Kirkus Reviews' Best Fiction of 2011 list. Well, now they're talking nonfiction and we're very excited to see so many excellent Macmillan titles on their list!
COURAGE BEYOND THE GAME
The Freddie Steinmark Story
By Jim Dent
The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth
By Curt Stager
Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
By Rob Young
"A breathtakingly accomplished, entertaining and illuminating epic."
HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
By Michael Palin
THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER
From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
By Francis Fukuyama
By Margaux Fragoso
"A gripping, tragic and unforgettable chronicle of lost innocence and abuse."
WE MEANT WELL
How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
By Peter Van Buren
"One of the rare, completely satisfying results of the expensive debacle in Iraq."
See Kirkus Reviews' full list of Best Nonfiction of 2011 here!