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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 ==
 
== Religious ==
  
Plain and Simple by Sue Bender
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?plain+and+simple+bender '''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
 
*[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/X?man+seeks+god+weiner '''Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine'''] by Eric Weiner
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t:helter+skelter '''Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders '''] by Vincent Bugliosi
 
*[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/t?death+in+the+city+of+light '''Death in the City of Light:The Serial Killer of Nazi-occupied Paris''']  by David King
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:As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. 
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?devil+in+the+white+city '''The Devil in the White City '''] by Erik Larson
 
*[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/X?huck+elder '''Huck'''] by Janet Elder
 
*[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.
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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.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?we+bought+a+zoo '''We Bought a Zoo'''] by Benjamin Mee
 
*[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.
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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.
  
 
*[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?good+good+pig '''The Good, Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood'''] by Sy Montgomery
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== Travel ==
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== Travel & Exploration ==
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+death+in+shanghai '''Life and Death in Shanghai'''] by Nien Cheng
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+death+in+shanghai '''Life and Death in Shanghai'''] by Nien Cheng
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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
  
*[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?lost+city+of '''The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon''']  by David Grann
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:In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.”
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?skeletons+on+the+zahara '''Skeletons on the Zahara'''] by Dean King
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:When the American cargo ship Commerce ran aground on the northwestern shores of Africa in 1815, along with its crew of 12 Connecticut-based soldiers, the misfortunes that befell them came fast and hard, from enslavement to reality-bending bouts of dehydration.
  
  
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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?in+the+heart+of+the+sea '''In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex'''] by Nathaniel Philbrick
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:In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard.  In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?committed+gilbert '''Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage'''] by Elizabeth Gilbert
 
*[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.
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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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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



True Crime

As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld.


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.
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 & Exploration

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.”
When the American cargo ship Commerce ran aground on the northwestern shores of Africa in 1815, along with its crew of 12 Connecticut-based soldiers, the misfortunes that befell them came fast and hard, from enslavement to reality-bending bouts of dehydration.


In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

History


Memoirs and Biography

See also Outstanding Memoirs

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.