Nonfiction Book Club
Nonfiction Book Club
The Nonfiction Book Club was the first to join our new selection of book clubs in early 2019 and this group reads exclusively nonfiction, but across many genres. From history and science to nature and biography, they read it all! The Nonfiction Book Club is led by Towne manager Sarah and she would love for you to stop by and join in on their discussions!
Nonfiction Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
Upcoming Meetings and Selections
Wednesday, July 22, 2020: Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Wednesday, August 26, 2020: Geography of Genius by Eric Weinier
June 2020: The Lady From the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara
May 2020: Bringing Down the Colonel by Patricia Miller
April 2020: Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
February 2020: Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade
January 2020: Planet Funny by Ken Jennings
December 2019: The Evolution of Beauty by Richard O. Prum
November 2019: The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum
October 2019: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
September 2019: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
August 2019: Word by Word by Kory Stamper
July 2019: The Stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro
June 2019: From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
May 2019: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
April 2019: Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson
March 2019: Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times.
In this “intellectual odyssey, traveler’s diary, and comic no
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller
2019 SCIBA Book Award Winner for Biography
A Hugo and Locus Award Finalist
Winner of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award
The Los Angeles Times Bestseller
“I’ll take my share of the blame. I only ask that he take his.”
Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills–as doctors, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use.
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
ONE OF JANET MASLIN’S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE
ONE OF OUTSIDE MAGAZINE’S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in “lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings,” (Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go Bernadette)—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SMITHSONIAN, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL
A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world.
A New York Times Notable Book
The inspiration for PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film The Poison Squad.
From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, who fought for change
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year
"THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists.
"A masterpiece of science writing." —Washington Post