Librarian Favorites--Nonfiction


Author
Heath, Chip
Call Number
128.4 HEA
Summary
Explores why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate, and change us and how we can learn to create such moments in our life and work.
Author
Frankl, Viktor
Call Number
150.1957 FRA
Summary
A deeply moving personal essay about Frankl's imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps for five years, and his struggle during this time to find reasons to live.
Author
Sandberg, Sheryl
Call Number
155.937 SAN
Summary
A book about finding resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.
Author
Brown, Brené
Call Number
158 BRO
Summary
Discusses how to embrace vulnerability in order to live whole, courageous lives.
Author
Andrews, Andy
Call Number
158.1 AND
Summary
Acclaimed comedian, motivational speaker, and Christian author combines his seven key resolutions to succeeding in life.
Summary
Offers a blunt and irreverent guide to achieving the money, relationships, career, and happiness that one desires through recognizing and doing away with self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors.
Author
Brown, Brene
Call Number
158.2 BRO
Summary
Draws on new research to challenge conventional beliefs about fitting in to counsel readers on the skills required to achieve actual belonging while being true to oneself.
Author
Andrews, Andy
Call Number
170.44 AND
Summary
Using fictional characters of an Alabama town, Andrews explains the perspective of looking at hardships from positive viewpoints.
Author
Cornwell, Patricia
Call Number
364.1523 COR
Summary
Examines the century-old series of murders that terrorized London in the 1880s, drawing on research, state-of-the-art forensic science, and insights into the criminal mind.
Author
Johnson, Kirk W.
Call Number
364.1628 JOH
Summary
Documents the astonishing 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the British Museum of Natural History.
Author
Gill, Nikita
Call Number
398.2 GIL
Summary
Uses poetry and prose to retell the classic fairytales we all know and love.
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
Lewis, Michael
Call Number
612.8233 LEW
Summary
Discusses the theory of Israeli psychologists who about the decision-making process.
Author
Gervasi, Lori Hartman
Call Number
613.6608 GER
Summary
How to consider your options and train your reflexes to react before you find yourself in a dangerous situation.
Author
Sheridan, Sam
Call Number
613.6909 SHE
Summary
A former marine and Harvard College graduate describes his efforts to prepare himself for extreme disaster scenarios.
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