Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released in November. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.
“Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose” by Joe Biden
This chronicle of the vice president’s experiences in the most momentous and challenging year of his life describes how in 2015 he struggled to balance the requirements of his job with the realities of his eldest son’s failing health, a challenge marked by international crises, his growing friendship with Barack Obama and his deepening perspectives on his family ties.
The award-winning author traces the history of the hoax as a distinct American phenomenon, exploring the roles of stereotype, suspicion and racism as factors that have shaped fraudulent activities from the heyday of P. T. Barnum through the “fake news” activities of Donald Trump.
“God: A Human History” by Reza Aslan
This book, by the best selling author of “Zealot,” explores humanity’s attempts to comprehend the divine by giving it human traits and emotions, and calls for a more expansive understanding of God to develop a more universal spirituality.
“It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree” by A. J. Jacobs
In this book the author recounts his three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how after receiving an email from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.
BEST OF THE REST
- “Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs” by Rachel Jeffs
- “Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink” by Anthony McCarten
- “Higher Is Waiting: Passages of Inspiration” by Tyler Perry
- “The Inner Life of Animals” by Peter Wohlleben
- “Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World” by Timothy Ferriss
- “What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism” by Dan Rather