Best Books of 2018--Nonfiction


Author
Orlean, Susan
Call Number
027.4794 ORL
Summary
The author reopens the mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history.
Author
Flanders, Cait
Call Number
153.8 FLA
Summary
The author decides that for 12 months she will only buy consumables, declutter her apartment, and learn to repair things as opposed to tossing them away.
Author
Hollis, Rachel
Call Number
248.843 HOL
Summary
The author presents a guide to becoming a joyous, confident woman by breaking the cycle of negativity and burnout and pursuing a life of exuberance.
Author
Traister, Rebecca
Call Number
305.4209 TRA
Summary
Explores the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.
Author
Sasse, Ben
Call Number
323.6509 SAS
Summary
An intimate and urgent assessment of the existential political crisis in today's America that traces the dismantling of tribal traditions and the rise of volatile bipartisanism.
Author
Anderson, Carol
Call Number
324.6208 AND
Summary
A chronicle of voter suppression exposes America's history of policies blocking African American voting participation.
Author
Carreyrou, John
Call Number
338.7681 CAR
Summary
Recounts the story behind Theranos, the medical equipment company that misled investors to bolster the value of the company.
Author
McNamara, Michelle
Call Number
364.1532 MCN
Summary
Investigates the Golden State Killer case, tracing the murders of victims and the author's efforts to help identify the killer.
Author
Bauer, Shane
Call Number
365.973 BAU
Summary
Offers a look at the conditions soldiers endured after being taken prisoner during the Revolutionary War and forced into a crowded POW camp where they were left to starve.
Author
Gurdon, Meghan Cox
Call Number
372.452 GUR
Summary
Looks at how reading aloud makes people smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.
Author
Wolf, Maryanne
Call Number
418.4019 WOL
Summary
Considers the future of the reading brain and its capacity for critical thinking, empathy and reflection in today's highly digitized world.
Author
Dusenbery, Maya
Call Number
613.0424 DUS
Summary
Explains how gender biases are impacting every level of medicine and health care today, arguing that incorrect diagnoses and treatments are threatening women's lives.
Author
Pollan, Michael
Call Number
615.7883 POL
Summary
Explores the field of psychedelic drugs, tracing the criminalization of substances and how they may offer treatment options for difficult health challenges.
Author
Swift, Earl
Call Number
639.56 SWI
Summary
A history of Chesapeake Bay's Tangier Island crabbing community, and a look at its future demise.
Author
White, Dana K.
Call Number
648.8 WHI
Summary
Recounts the author's efforts to render her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.
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