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Book Club, Narrative Nonfic - Past Titles

(... and the month we discussed them.)

1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs - the Election That Changed the Country
by James Chace (October, 2012)

About Alice by Calvin Trillin (December, 2009)

After Visiting Friends: a son's story by Michael Hainey (December, 2015)

Agent Garbo: the Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day by Stephen Talty (October, 2013)

Alive: the Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read (September, 2013)

Alva Myrdal: a Daughter's Memoir by Sissela Bok (March, 2012)

American Jezebel: the Uncommon Life of Ann Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans
by Eve LaPlante (November, 2011)

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan (July, 2015)

Art of Scandal: the Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner by Douglass Shand-Tucci (February, 2012)

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell (September, 2011)

Ava's Man by Rick Bragg (April, 2012)

Black Boy by Richard Wright (May, 2012)

Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: a Reluctant Memoir by Richard M. Cohen (September, 2014)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Galdwell (September, 2012)

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad, translated by Ingrid Christopher (March, 2014)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (March, 2013)

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's -Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan (July, 2011)

Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau (June, 2014)

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo (December, 2012)

Dispatches From the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters and Survival
by Anderson Cooper (December, 2010)

Doctored: the disillusionment of an American Physician by Sandeep Jauhar (August, 2015)

Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town
by Elyssa East (August, 2010)

Driving Mr. Albert: a trip across America with Einstein's brain by Michael Paterniti (July, 2014)

The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris
by Mark Kurlansky. (April, 2011)

The Elephant Company: the Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in WWII by Vicki Croke (May, 2015)

Enrique's Journey: the true story of a boy determined to reunite with his mother by Sonia Nazario (April, 2014)

Finder's Keepers: a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession by Craig Childs (November, 2013)

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search
for the Virus That Caused It
By Gina Kolata (November, 2009)

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose (February, 2015)

For the Time Being by Annie Dillard (May, 2010)

Full Body Burden: Growing in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen (March, 2015)

The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft
by Ulrich Boser (June, 2011)

The Hare with Amber Eyes: a Family's Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal (August, 2013)

The Hungry Ocean: a Swordboat Captain's Journey by Linda Greenlaw (November, 2014)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (December, 2013)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (August, 2014)

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (June, 2010)

Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
by Martin Dugard (January, 2011)

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (January, 2013)

Joan of Arc by Mary Gordon (October, 2011)

The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto (October, 2009)

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (July, 2013)

The Last Train to Zona Verde: my ultimate African safari by Paul Theroux (October, 2015)

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
(February, 2011)

The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of the Slave Sally Miller and Her Fight For Freedom by John Bailey (April, 2010)

Love in the Driest Season by Tucker Neely (June, 2012)

The Mapmaker's Wife: a True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker (March, 2016)

The Map Thief: the Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps by Michael Blanding (June, 2015)

Mrs. Adams in Winter: a journey in the last days of Napoleon by Michael O'Brien (September 3, 2015)

My Father's Secret War by Lucinda Franks (March, 2011)

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat (January, 2010)

Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson (September, 2010)

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (February, 2016)

Obsessive Genius: the Inner World of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith (January, 2012)

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (May, 2011)

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History by Linda Colley (December, 2011)

Outwitting History: the Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky (April, 2013)

Passing Strange: a Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line
by Martha A. Sandweiss (October, 2010)

The Planets by Dava Sobel (July, 2012)

The Professor and the Madman: a Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester (January, 2015)

The Psychopath Test: a Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson (January, 2014)

The Road to Ubar by Nicholas Clapp (June, 2013)

The Routes of Man: How Roads are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today
by Ted Conver (August, 2011)

Sacco and Vanzetti: the men, the murder, and the judgement of mankind by Bruce Watson

Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat by Peter Nichols (February, 2014)

Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard a memoir by Laura Bates (April, 2015)

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach (November, 2012)

Strength in What Remains: a journey of remembrance and forgiveness by Tracy Kidder (May, 2014)

Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R. A. Scotti (February, 2013)

Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl (February, 2010)

The Terrible Hours by Peter Maas (July, 2010)

The Tipping Point: how little things can make a big difference by Malcolm Gladwell (May, 2013)

Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness by Neil Swidey ( October, 2014)

Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival
by Velma Wallis (March, 2010)

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison (November, 2010)

A Walk in the Woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson (November, 2015)

When Paris Went Dark: the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C. Rosbottom

Young Men and Fire: A True Story of the Mann Gulch Fire by Norman Maclean (August, 2012)

Updated March 3, 2016