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Recent Arrivals in Nonfiction

By Diane Gravell

Many new biographies have been added to the Biblioteca de San Miguel de Allende.

Among them are Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, Endurance: A Year in Space, a

Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly, Sargent’s Women: Four Lives behind the Canvas by

Donna M. Lucey, A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte

Bronte, George Eliot and Virginia Wolf by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, Jane

Austen, the Secret Radical by Helena Kelly, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay,

Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel:

Growing Up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, From Here to Eternity:

Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty, Defiance: The Extraordinary

Life of Lady Anne Barnard by Stephen Taylor, and Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big

Heart by Dion Leonard.

New biographies continue with Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E.

Ricks, The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas by Alison Weir, You Play

the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages by

Carina Chocana, Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) by Eileen Myles, At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals

in New York by Adam Gopnik, Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles, Wild Things: The

Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy, You Don’t Look Your

Age…and Other Fairy Tales by Sheila Nevins, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David

Sedaris, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken, The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir by Emma Reyes, and Black Dove: Mama, Mi’jo, and Me by Ana Castillo.

You can also find a number of new volumes in the area of history. They are Wild Nights:

How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World by Benjamin Reiss, Notes on a Foreign

Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen, The Romanovs:

1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore, Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart by

Scott Anderson, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American

Empire by Stephen Kinzer, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code

Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy, City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of

Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder, and The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of

Women in World War II by Svetlana Alexievich.

Finally, our list ends with This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle

Class by Elizabeth Warren, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s

Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean, A Land Without Borders: My Journey Around

East Jerusalem and the West Bank by Nir Baram, Brunetti’s Venice: Walks with the City’s

Best-Loved Detective by Toni Sepeda, Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival by Jeffrey Gettleman, Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by

John Bargh, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tell

Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions by Valeria Luiselli, Language of the Spirit: An

Introduction to Classical Music by Jan Swafford, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story by

Edwidge Danticat, Afterland: Poems by Mai Der Vang, and The World Broke in Two: Virginia

Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year That Changed Literature by Bill


These books are located in the English section of the library on the Recent Arrivals shelves.


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