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Recent Arrivals in Nonfiction


By Diane Gravell

Many new biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs are on the Recent Arrivals shelves in the English section of La Biblioteca de San Miguel Allende. Grant by Ron Chernow, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg, Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage by Brian Castner, Down Below by Leonora Carrington, The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure by Shoba Narayan, and A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice by William E. Glassley are among them.

Also, you can find The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir by Maude Julien, What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home by Mark Mazower, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn, The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon, Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical by Jacqueline Jones, Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla, A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism by Caroline Moorehead, Hitler, My Neighbor: Memoirs of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939 by Edgar Feuchtwanger, and Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly.

Other nonfiction includes The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – And Us by Richard O. Prum, The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson, The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen, Duck Season: Eating, Drinking, and Other Misadventures in Gascony—France’s Last Best Place by David McAninch, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman, Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine by James Maskalyk, Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials by Malcolm Harris, No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin, Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves, Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann, and Deer Hunting with Jesus, an examination of America’s working poor, by Joe Bageant.

Finally, there are new books of poetry: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Drafts, Fragments, and Poems: The Complete Poetry by Joan Murray, and This Accident of Being Lost: Songs and Stories by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.


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