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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.  
 
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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*[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?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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*[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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*[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
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?anthropologist+on+mars '''An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales'''] by Oliver Sacks
 
*[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
  
 
*[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
 
  
 
== Food Narratives ==  
 
== Food Narratives ==  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?eat+pray+love '''Eat, Pray, Love'''] by Elizabeth Gilbert
 
*[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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*[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?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
  
== Memoirs and Biography ==
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== Memoirs and Biography ==  
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'''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
 
*[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/X?my+life+in+france+child '''My Life in France'''] by Julia Child
 
*[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.
  
 
*[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/t?red+scarf+girl '''Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution'''] by Ji-Li Jiang
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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.