Non-Fiction Books for Winter

The perfect excuse for staying inside and sipping hot chocolate this winter.

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Just As I Am: A Memoir
Tyson, Cicely
In this autobiography, Cicely Tyson writes about her career as an actor, her faith, and her family.
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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Wilkerson, Isabel
Explore the unseen phenomenon of America’s hidden caste system, one that influences lifestyle and behavior. Wilkerson explores historical influences and discusses how America can move forward to unite common humanity.
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Winter Drinks: Over 75 Recipes to Warm the Spirits
Ryland, Peters, & Small
Cozy up with some new drink recipes for the winter to have at any occasion. Try out hot chocolate, toddies, cocktails, teas, and more.
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The Winter Army: the World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division
Isserman, Maurice
The US Army’s 10th Mountain Division was an elite taskforce of mountaineers, civilian skiers, and others with outdoor experience. Read about their Allied drive into Italy and what it took to claim victory.
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The Case of the Vanishing Blonde
Bowden, Mark
Crime journalist Bowden revisits six of the most intriguing cases he’s covered throughout his career. Each short story tells of different crimes, from assault to murder, each with their own kinds of twists and turns.
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Finding Comfort During Hard Times: A Guide to Healing After Disaster, Violence, and Other Community Trauma
Johnson, Earl
Emotional and spiritual care is essential, especially after times of trauma. This book is full of examples and suggestions of how to move forward and heal.
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Hello, Habits: A Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life
Sasaki, Fumio
Learn how habits can affect your life, with tips and examples of how to develop good habits to promote positive change.
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A Very Punchable Face
Jost, Colin
Take a look backstage at the long-running show, Saturday Night Live, with some humorous insight into head writer Jost’s life of growing up and making it in the comedy world.
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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Gates, Bill
With the increase of greenhouse gases emissions, the planet is facing a climate disaster. Gates sets up a practical and accessible plan for taking better care of the world.
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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
Kendi, Ibram X. & Blain, Keisha N.
This history marks the four-hundredth anniversary of African presence in America, featuring eighty black writers from various disciplines.
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The Splendid and the Vile : A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Larson, Erik
Learn about Winston Churchill and his actions as Prime Minister in London during the Blitz.
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Doyle, Glennon
“Untamed shows us how to be brave.” In this memoir, Doyle discusses what it is to be a woman, to feel incomplete, and to discover your truest self.
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