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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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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?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
 
*[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+alden '''Huck'''] by Janet Elder
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*[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.
 
**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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== Memoirs and Biography ==  
 
== Memoirs and Biography ==  
  
    See also [http://jmrl.org/wiki/Outstanding_Memoirs '''Outstanding Memoirs''']
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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
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+language+of+baklava '''The Language of Baklava'''] by Diana Abu-Jaber

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.