Nonfiction Roundup: May 2017

Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released in April. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.


Theft by Finding book coverTheft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002” by David Sedaris

A collection of personal favorite entries from over forty years of keeping a diary reveal the bestselling author’s unique way of observing the world and the inspirations behind many of his best essays.



Astrophysics For People in a Hurry book coverAstrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The well-known astrophysicist provides a succinct guide to the universe, clearly explaining what we should know in order to be conversant in everything from quantum mechanics to the search for life on other planets.


Democracy book coverDemocracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom” by Condoleezza Rice

The former Secretary of State discusses the lessons that can be learned from U. S. history and the struggles emerging democracies have faced, and she examines the current challenges to maintaining and spreading democracy throughout the world.



On Edge book coverOn Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety” by Andrea Petersen

This book provides an honest account of the author’s struggle with an anxiety disorder and her fight to master it, as well as an exploration of the biological factors behind anxiety and the intriguing research that could lead to new treatments.