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New Adult Nonfiction

With the exception of the first book on the list about which we are very excited, these titles appear in alphabetical order by title and will be released during the next few months.  If you'd like to see other Nonfiction titles that are already published and doing well in Northbrook, they can be found on our Bestseller List.  Updated June 28, 2018.

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812988703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - April 3rd, 2018

What a fantastic read!  We do have a special affinity for Mr. Kurson's books because, after all, he lives in Northbrook, our hometown. The success of his book Shadow Drivers spurred a television program on the History Channel;Crashing Through, his biography of Mike May was a store favorite. Now with Rocket Men available in a few short days, he delves into the NASA Apollo 8 mission in a feat of narrative nonfiction. Even reluctant readers of the genre will be swept up into the true tales of the courage, heroism, and incredible knowledge and brilliance it took to take three men to the moon in a pivotal time in our country's history.

-- Alli

Although I have little interest in rockets or space travel,  I chose to read Robert Kurson's latest work of nonfiction because I thoroughly enjoyed Shadow Divers and Crashing Through.  Rocket Men is the story of Apollo 8 which was launched in late December 1968.  In order to beat the Russians and be the first country to have men circle the moon,  Apollo 8 was hastily put together, and some experts felt the dangers outweighed the advantages.  The reader learns about the three astronauts-Borman, Lovell and Anders-not only during the flight but from their birth to the present.  Kurson also takes us into the lives of their families and what they did while the three men were off in space.  Interspersed throughout Rocket Men are anecdotes about what was occurring in the world in 1968.  I liked this book more than I thought I would.  Kurson's prose is simple and straight forward, yet it manages to clearly evoke the dangers, turmoil and excitement before, during and after the flight of Apollo 8.

--Nancy Randall


Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

Tara Westover was born in rural Idaho, the youngest of seven children.  Her family was Mormon, but radically different from most practicing Mormons.  Her father was strict to the point of being dictatorial.  He did not believe in any government institutions, nor any schools, hospitals or doctors.  Her mother was a self-taught midwife who concocted oils and salves that she believed cured all diseases.  Tara, like all of her siblings, was taught by her mother to read, but that was the end of her schooling.   She knew only simple math, no history, science or literature, yet through much perseverance as well as innate intelligence, she was admitted to Brigham Young University when she was seventeen and went on to earn a Masters and PhD from Cambridge University in England.  How she went from being an isolated youngster who spent her days collecting, sorting and cutting scrap metal to a very accomplished young woman and how this affected her relationship with her family. is the plot of this remarkable memoir.

-- Nancy Randall


#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781984801838
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 19th, 2018

Black Klansman: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250299048
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 5th, 2018

The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781621578147
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Published: Regnery Publishing - July 24th, 2018

Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the  World's Most Famous Detective Writer Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399589454
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Published: Random House - June 26th, 2018

First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062668943
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Published: Harper - June 5th, 2018

Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316486576
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Published: Hachette Books - June 26th, 2018

I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses: True Stories and Confessions Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250163059
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 10th, 2018

A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for Life Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780399582516
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 19th, 2018

The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250151216
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 26th, 2018

Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501133909
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 12th, 2018

Reporter: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780307263957
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

The Secret Life of Cows Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780525557319
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Published: Penguin Press - June 12th, 2018

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224568
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Published: Viking - June 26th, 2018

The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781524743741
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Published: Dutton - June 5th, 2018

You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735218192
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Published: Blue Rider Press - July 24th, 2018