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La Biblioteca’s Recent Nonfiction Arrivals

By Diane Gravell

The Biblioteca presents its list of new nonfiction books found on the Recent Arrivals shelves in the Library’s English section.

Beginning the lineup are: In Pieces, a Personal Memoir by Sally Fields, Calypso by David Sedaris, When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions on the Edge of Thought, a collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science by Jim Holt; Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in US Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic; Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt; Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, and When Montezuma Met Cortes: The True Story of the Meeting That Changed History by Matthew Restall.

Among the history books are: The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey; The Secret History by Procopius; Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration by Alfredo Corchado; Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd; Jewish Comedy: A Serious History by Jeremy Dauber; Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright; and Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine by Kevin Begos.

Nonfiction continues with The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon by Chris Feliciano Arnold; Northland: A 4000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border by Porter Fox; The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America by Sarah Kendzior; Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder; Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich; The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists by Naomi Klein; Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush; and Inside the Wave, a book of poetry by Helen Dunmore.

And finally, you can find many new biographies and autobiographies: Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively; Robin by Dave Itzkoff; Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir by John Banville; Reporter: A Memoir by Seymour M. Hersh; The Art of the Wasted Day by Patricia Hampl; Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis; Land of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris; The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast by Michael Scott Moore; The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera by Adam Begley; Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman; Room to Dream by David Lynch; Things That Bother Me: Death, Freedom, the Self, Etc by Glen Strawson; A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir by Ian Buruma; All Happy Families: A Memoir by Jeanne McColloch; Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York by Adam Gopnik; Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith; Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years by Nicholas Frankel; and Figures in a Landscape: People and Places by Paul Theroux.


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