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Article in [[:Category:Adult Nonfiction]] category.
 
Article in [[:Category:Adult Nonfiction]] category.
  
Narrative nonfiction: Nonfiction that reads like a novel. Also called Creative Nonfiction.
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'''What is narrative nonfiction?'''
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Narrative nonfiction is nonfiction that reads like a novel. It's also called creative nonfiction. Narrative nonfiction is popular because it is informational, well-written, and reads like a story.
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== Literature and Language ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?man+who+loved+books+bartlett '''The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession'''] by Allison Hoover Bartlett
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?professor+and+the+madman '''The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary'''] by Simon Winchester
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== Religious ==
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Plain and Simple by Sue Bender
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?year+of+living+biblically '''The Year of Living Biblically'''] by A. J. Jacobs
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Man Seeks God by Eric Weiner
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== True Crime ==
 
== True Crime ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?catch+me+if+you+can+abagnale '''Catch Me If You Can'''] by Frank Abagnale
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?midnight+in+the+garden+of+good+and+evil '''Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'''] by John Berendt
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?midnight+in+the+garden+of+good+and+evil '''Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'''] by John Berendt
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t:helter+skelter '''Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders '''] by Vincent Bugliosi
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?devil+in+the+white+city '''The Devil in the White City '''] by Erik Larson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?gang+leader+for+a+day '''Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets'''] by Sudhir Venkatesh
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== Science ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?coal+a+human+history '''Coal: A Human History'''] by Barbara Freese
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?spook+science '''Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife'''] by Mary Roach
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?longitude+sobel '''Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Saved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time'''] by Dava Sobel
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== Medical ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?the+great+influenza+barry '''The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History'''] by John M. Barry
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?spirit+catches+you+and+you+fall+down '''The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures'''] by Anne Fadiman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?intern+a+doctor's+initiation '''Intern: A Doctor's Initiation'''] by Sandeep Jauhar
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?hot+zone+preston '''The Hot Zone'''] by Richard Preston
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?stiff+roach '''Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers'''] by Mary Roach
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?anthropologist+on+mars '''An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales'''] by Oliver Sacks
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== Animal Stories ==  
 
== Animal Stories ==  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?zarafa '''Zarafa: A Giraffe's True Story, from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris'''] by Michael Allin
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?huck+elder '''Huck'''] by Janet Elder
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**After being diagnosed with cancer, author Janet Elder finally relents to her son's pleas to get a dog, and they bring home a mischievous toy poodle, Huck. When Huck runs away while they are on vacation, the family is frantic, and the search to find him becomes community-wide, bringing together strangers and family like never before.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?we+bought+a+zoo '''We Bought a Zoo'''] by Benjamin Mee
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**The true story about a family who buys a zoo and the 200 animals with it, which ultimately changes their lives. Made into a motion picture.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?good+good+pig '''The Good, Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood'''] by Sy Montgomery
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dewey+the+small-town+library+cat+who+touched+the+world '''Dewey: The Small-town Library Cat Who Touched the World'''] by Vicki Myron
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dewey+the+small-town+library+cat+who+touched+the+world '''Dewey: The Small-town Library Cat Who Touched the World'''] by Vicki Myron
  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wesley+the+owl '''Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story Between an Owl and His Girl'''] by Stacey O'Brien
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== Food Narratives ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?no+reservations+bourdain '''No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach'''] by Anthony Bourdain
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?animal+vegetable+miracle '''Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life'''] by Barbara Kingsolver
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cod+kurlansky '''Cod: a Biography of the Fish that Changed the World'''] by Mark Kurlansky
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?julie+and+julia '''Julie and Julia'''] by Julie Powell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+dirty '''Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love, and Death in the Kitchen'''] by Jason Sheehan
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== Sports and Entertainment ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?seabiscuit+an+american+legend '''Seabiscuit: An American Legend'''] by Laura Hillenbrand
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?into+thin+air '''Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster'''] by John Krakauer
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== Travel ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+death+in+shanghai '''Life and Death in Shanghai'''] by Nien Cheng
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?eat+pray+love '''Eat, Pray, Love'''] by Elizabeth Gilbert
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?under+the+tuscan+sun '''Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy '''] by Frances Mayes
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== History ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+zookeepers+wife '''The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story'''] Diane Ackerman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?roar+of+the+heavens '''Roar of the Heavens'''] by Stefan Bechtel
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?six+days+in+october '''Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929'''] by Karen Blumenthal
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?forger's+spell '''The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century'''] by Edward Dolnick
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?zeitoun '''Zeitoun'''] by Dave Eggers
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+lost+painting '''The Lost Painting'''] by Jonathan Harr
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== Memoirs and Biography ==
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'''See also [http://jmrl.org/wiki/Outstanding_Memoirs '''Outstanding Memoirs''']'''
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+language+of+baklava '''The Language of Baklava'''] by Diana Abu-Jaber
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+prisoners+wife '''The Prisoner's Wife: a Memoir'''] by Asha Bandele
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+and+times+of+the+thunderbolt+kid '''Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid'''] by Bill Bryson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?my+life+in+france+child '''My Life in France'''] by Julia Child
  
Narrative Non-fiction
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?committed+gilbert '''Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage'''] by Elizabeth Gilbert
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**From the author of '''Eat, Pray, Love''' comes the follow-up story, where Gilbert chronicles how she comes to terms with the idea of marriage, which she and Felipe (the man she fell in love with in Bali) now contemplate as it is the only way they can live together in America.
  
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much 002.075 Bartlett
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?red+scarf+girl '''Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution'''] by Ji-Li Jiang
* Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down 305.895  Fadiman
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Look Me In the Eye 362.1968588 Robison
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A Child Called It 362.76 Pelzer
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Gang Leader for a Day 364.106 Venkatesh
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Midnight In the Garden of Good & Evil 362.152 Berendt
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Helter Skelter 364.152 Bugliosi
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Devil in the White City 364.152 Larson
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Catch Me If You Can 364.163 Abagnale
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The Professor and the Madman 423 Winchester
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Longitude 526.6 Sobel
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Coal: A human history 553.24 Freese
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Wesley the Owl 598.97 O’Brien
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The Great Influenza 614.518 Barry
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Hot Zone 614.57 Preston
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An anthropologist on Mars 616.8 Sacks
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Dewey: the small-town library cat 636.8 Myron
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*Cod: a biography of the fish… 639.22 Kurlansky
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Julie and Julia 641.509 Powell
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Cooking Dirty 641.509 Sheehan
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Into Thin Air 796.522 Krakauer
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Seabiscuit 798 Hillenbrand
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Life and Death in Shanghai 915.1 Cheng
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The Zookeeper’s Wife 940.5318 Ackerman
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Six Days in October 973.916 Blumenthal
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Roar of the Heavens 976.206 Bechtel
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?angelas+ashes+mccourt '''Angela's Ashes: A Memoir'''] by Frank McCourt
  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?chinese+cinderella+the+true '''Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter'''] by Adeline Yen Mah
  
Memoirs
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?look+me+in+the+eye+robison '''Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Aspergers'''] by John Elder Robison
*The Language of Baklava 92 Abu-Jaber
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Books by Jonathan Ames (any)
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Prisoner’s Wife 92 Bandele, Asha
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Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid 92 Bryson
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My Life in France 92 Child, Julia
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Galileo’s Daughter 92 Galilei, Galileo
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Red Scarf Girl 92 Jiang, Ji-li
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Angela’s Ashes 92 McCourt
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Chinese Cinderella 92 Mah
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?galileos+daughter '''Galileo's Daughter'''] by Dava Sobel
  
  
Jonathan Ames autobio 92 Ames
 
  
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*Indicates that the book is in the system, but isn’t at Northside – kept on the list in case we want to make a booklist later
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[[Category:Biography]]

Latest revision as of 20:45, 3 August 2012

Article in Category:Adult Nonfiction category.


What is narrative nonfiction?

Narrative nonfiction is nonfiction that reads like a novel. It's also called creative nonfiction. Narrative nonfiction is popular because it is informational, well-written, and reads like a story.


Literature and Language

Religious

Plain and Simple by Sue Bender

Man Seeks God by Eric Weiner


True Crime


Science


Medical


Animal Stories

  • Huck by Janet Elder
    • After being diagnosed with cancer, author Janet Elder finally relents to her son's pleas to get a dog, and they bring home a mischievous toy poodle, Huck. When Huck runs away while they are on vacation, the family is frantic, and the search to find him becomes community-wide, bringing together strangers and family like never before.
  • We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
    • The true story about a family who buys a zoo and the 200 animals with it, which ultimately changes their lives. Made into a motion picture.

Food Narratives


Sports and Entertainment


Travel


History


Memoirs and Biography

See also Outstanding Memoirs

  • Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
    • From the author of Eat, Pray, Love comes the follow-up story, where Gilbert chronicles how she comes to terms with the idea of marriage, which she and Felipe (the man she fell in love with in Bali) now contemplate as it is the only way they can live together in America.