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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. 
-== True Crime ==+'''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.
 +
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 +== Literature and Language ==
 +
 +*[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
 +
 +*[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
 +
 +== Religious ==
 +
 +Plain and Simple by Sue Bender
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?year+of+living+biblically '''The Year of Living Biblically'''] by A. J. Jacobs
 +
 +Man Seeks God by Eric Weiner
 +
 +
 +
 +== True Crime ==
*[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/X?catch+me+if+you+can+abagnale '''Catch Me If You Can'''] by Frank Abagnale
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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 *[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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-== Animal Stories ==  
- 
-*[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 
== Science == == Science ==
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?coal+a+human+history '''Coal: A Human History'''] by Barbara Freese *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?coal+a+human+history '''Coal: A Human History'''] by Barbara Freese
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?spook+science '''Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife'''] by Mary Roach
*[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 *[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
 +
== Medical == == Medical ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?hot+zone+preston '''The Hot Zone'''] by Richard Preston *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?hot+zone+preston '''The Hot Zone'''] by Richard Preston
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?stiff+roach '''Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers'''] by Mary Roach
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?anthropologist+on+mars '''An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales'''] by Oliver Sacks
 +
 +
 +== Animal Stories ==
 +
 +*[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
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?huck+elder '''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.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?we+bought+a+zoo '''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.
 +
 +*[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?wesley+the+owl '''Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story Between an Owl and His Girl'''] by Stacey O'Brien
 +
 +== Food Narratives ==
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?no+reservations+bourdain '''No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach'''] by Anthony Bourdain
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?animal+vegetable+miracle '''Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life'''] by Barbara Kingsolver
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cod+kurlansky '''Cod: a Biography of the Fish that Changed the World'''] by Mark Kurlansky
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?julie+and+julia '''Julie and Julia'''] by Julie Powell
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+dirty '''Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love, and Death in the Kitchen'''] by Jason Sheehan
 +
 +
 +== Sports and Entertainment ==
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?seabiscuit+an+american+legend '''Seabiscuit: An American Legend'''] by Laura Hillenbrand
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?into+thin+air '''Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster'''] by John Krakauer
 +
 +
 +== Travel ==
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+death+in+shanghai '''Life and Death in Shanghai'''] by Nien Cheng
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?eat+pray+love '''Eat, Pray, Love'''] by Elizabeth Gilbert
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?under+the+tuscan+sun '''Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy '''] by Frances Mayes
== History == == History ==
-== Memoirs and Biography ==+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+zookeepers+wife '''The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story'''] Diane Ackerman
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?roar+of+the+heavens '''Roar of the Heavens'''] by Stefan Bechtel
-*[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+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?six+days+in+october '''Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929'''] by Karen Blumenthal
 +*[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
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?zeitoun '''Zeitoun'''] by Dave Eggers
-The Man Who Loved Books Too Much 002.075 Bartlett+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+lost+painting '''The Lost Painting'''] by Jonathan Harr
-A Child Called It 362.76 Pelzer+
-The Professor and the Madman 423 Winchester+
-Wesley the Owl 598.97 O’Brien+== Memoirs and Biography ==
-An anthropologist on Mars 616.8 Sacks+'''See also [http://jmrl.org/wiki/Outstanding_Memoirs '''Outstanding Memoirs''']'''
-Dewey: the small-town library cat 636.8 Myron+
-*Cod: a biography of the fish… 639.22 Kurlansky+
-Julie and Julia 641.509 Powell+
-Cooking Dirty 641.509 Sheehan+
-Into Thin Air 796.522 Krakauer+
-Seabiscuit 798 Hillenbrand+
-Life and Death in Shanghai 915.1 Cheng+
-The Zookeeper’s Wife 940.5318 Ackerman+
-Six Days in October 973.916 Blumenthal+
-Roar of the Heavens 976.206 Bechtel+
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+language+of+baklava '''The Language of Baklava'''] by Diana Abu-Jaber
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+prisoners+wife '''The Prisoner's Wife: a Memoir'''] by Asha Bandele
-Memoirs+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+and+times+of+the+thunderbolt+kid '''Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid'''] by Bill Bryson
-*The Language of Baklava 92 Abu-Jaber + 
-Books by Jonathan Ames (any)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?my+life+in+france+child '''My Life in France'''] by Julia Child
-Prisoner’s Wife 92 Bandele, Asha+ 
-Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid 92 Bryson+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?committed+gilbert '''Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage'''] by Elizabeth Gilbert
-My Life in France 92 Child, Julia+**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.
-Galileo’s Daughter 92 Galilei, Galileo+ 
-Red Scarf Girl 92 Jiang, Ji-li+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?red+scarf+girl '''Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution'''] by Ji-Li Jiang
-Angela’s Ashes 92 McCourt+ 
-Chinese Cinderella 92 Mah+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?angelas+ashes+mccourt '''Angela's Ashes: A Memoir'''] by Frank McCourt
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?chinese+cinderella+the+true '''Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter'''] by Adeline Yen Mah
 + 
 +*[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
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?galileos+daughter '''Galileo's Daughter'''] by Dava Sobel
-Jonathan Ames autobio 92 Ames 
-Other books in the 641.509 section 
-*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+[[Category:Adult Nonfiction]]
 +[[Category:Biography]]

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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.


Contents

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.
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