Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released this October. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.
In her new title, “The Library Book,” Susan Orlean, the acclaimed best-selling author of “Rin Tin Tin” and “The Orchid Thief,” reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution — our libraries.
Check out the new title from Bill O’Reilly’s popular Killing series, “Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History.” As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were swiftly caught, others, however, evaded capture. “Killing the SS” is the epic saga of the espionage and daring waged by self-styled “Nazi hunters.”
There comes a time in every sitcom actress’s life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When Ellie Kemper’s number was up, she was ready. Contagiously cheerful, predictably wholesome and mostly inspiring, except for one essay about her husband’s feet, “My Squirrel Days” is a funny, free-wheeling tour of Ellie’s life — from growing up in suburban St. Louis to moving to Los Angeles and accidentally falling on Doris Kearns Goodwin.
In her #1 New York Times Best Sellers, Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and “Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Heart.”
Best of the Rest
- “Heavy: An American Memoir” by Kiese Laymon
- “On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle” by Hampton Sides
- “Almost Everything: Notes on Hope” by Anne Lamott
- “In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown” by Nathaniel Philbrick