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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 ==
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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.
  
*[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
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== Literature and Language ==
  
*[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/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?devil+in+the+white+city '''The Devil in the White City '''] by Erik Larson
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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
  
*[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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== Religious ==
  
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Plain and Simple by Sue Bender
  
== Animal Stories ==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?year+of+living+biblically '''The Year of Living Biblically'''] by A. J. Jacobs
  
*[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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Man Seeks God by Eric Weiner
  
*[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 ==
 
  
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== 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
  
No Reservations by Anthony Bourdain
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*[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
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
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Cod: a Biography of the Fish that Changed the World 639.22 by Mark Kurlansky
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t:helter+skelter '''Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders '''] by Vincent Bugliosi
Julie and Julia Julie Powell 641.509 Powell
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Cooking Dirty 641.509 Sheehan
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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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*[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
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*[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
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== 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
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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 ==
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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
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*[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
  
  
 
== Travel ==
 
== Travel ==
  
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+death+in+shanghai '''Life and Death in Shanghai'''] by Nien Cheng
Life and Death in Shanghai 915.1 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 ==
 
== History ==
  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+zookeepers+wife '''The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story'''] Diane Ackerman
  
The Zookeeper’s Wife 940.5318 Ackerman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?roar+of+the+heavens '''Roar of the Heavens'''] by Stefan Bechtel
Six Days in October 973.916 Blumenthal
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Roar of the Heavens 976.206 Bechtel
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== Memoirs and Biography ==
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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
  
*[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
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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
  
  
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much 002.075 Bartlett
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== Memoirs and Biography ==
A Child Called It 362.76 Pelzer
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The Professor and the Madman 423 Winchester
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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
  
An anthropologist on Mars 616.8 Sacks
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+prisoners+wife '''The Prisoner's Wife: a Memoir'''] by Asha Bandele
  
Into Thin Air 796.522 Krakauer
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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
Seabiscuit 798 Hillenbrand
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?my+life+in+france+child '''My Life in France'''] by Julia Child
  
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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.
  
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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
  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?angelas+ashes+mccourt '''Angela's Ashes: A Memoir'''] by Frank McCourt
  
Memoirs
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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
*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?look+me+in+the+eye+robison '''Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Aspergers'''] by John Elder Robison
  
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*[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
 
  
  
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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.