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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 ==
 + 
 +*[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
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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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 +
 +== Science ==
 +
 +*[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
 +
 +
 +== Medical ==
 +
 +*[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
 +
 +*[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
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?intern+a+doctor's+initiation '''Intern: A Doctor's Initiation'''] by Sandeep Jauhar
 +
 +*[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 == == 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?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 *[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 == == Food Narratives ==
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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 *[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+julia '''Julie and Julia'''] by Julie Powell+*[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 *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+dirty '''Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love, and Death in the Kitchen'''] by Jason Sheehan
-== Science ==+== Sports and Entertainment ==
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?coal+a+human+history '''Coal: A Human History'''] by Barbara Freese+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?seabiscuit+an+american+legend '''Seabiscuit: An American Legend'''] by Laura Hillenbrand
-*[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?into+thin+air '''Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster'''] by John Krakauer
-== Medical == +== Travel ==
-*[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+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+death+in+shanghai '''Life and Death in Shanghai'''] by Nien Cheng
-*[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+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?eat+pray+love '''Eat, Pray, Love'''] by Elizabeth Gilbert
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?intern+a+doctor's+initiation '''Intern: A Doctor's Initiation'''] by Sandeep Jauhar+*[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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-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?hot+zone+preston '''The Hot Zone'''] by Richard Preston+
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-== Travel ==+
-Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 
-Life and Death in Shanghai 915.1 Cheng 
== History == == History ==
 +*[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+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?roar+of+the+heavens '''Roar of the Heavens'''] by Stefan Bechtel
-Six Days in October 973.916 Blumenthal+
-Roar of the Heavens 976.206 Bechtel+
-== Memoirs and Biography ==+*[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/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?zeitoun '''Zeitoun'''] by Dave Eggers
 +*[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+== Memoirs and Biography ==
-A Child Called It 362.76 Pelzer+
-The Professor and the Madman 423 Winchester+
 +'''See also [http://jmrl.org/wiki/Outstanding_Memoirs '''Outstanding Memoirs''']'''
 +*[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+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+prisoners+wife '''The Prisoner's Wife: a Memoir'''] by Asha Bandele
-Into Thin Air 796.522 Krakauer+*[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+
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?my+life+in+france+child '''My Life in France'''] by Julia Child
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?committed+gilbert '''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.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?red+scarf+girl '''Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution'''] by Ji-Li Jiang
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?angelas+ashes+mccourt '''Angela's Ashes: A Memoir'''] by Frank McCourt
-Memoirs+*[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 +
-Books by Jonathan Ames (any)+
-Prisoner’s Wife 92 Bandele, Asha+
-Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid 92 Bryson+
-My Life in France 92 Child, Julia+
-Galileo’s Daughter 92 Galilei, Galileo+
-Red Scarf Girl 92 Jiang, Ji-li+
-Angela’s Ashes 92 McCourt+
-Chinese Cinderella 92 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 
-[[Category:Adult Nonfiction|Memoirs]]+[[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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