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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:56 am
Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction
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If your group likes nonfiction, the experts at the extremely valuable Fiction_L have updated their list of nonfiction that reads like fiction.  Here’s a sampling of  2008/2009 titles.  The complete list, which you can find in the Fiction_L archives,  has two parts: 2003 and newer titles, and earlier titles. 

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Meth Addiction by David Sheff

27964500Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Hissy Fits by Celia Rivenbark

The Daily Coyote: A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming by Shreve Stockton

Death by Leisure: A Cautionary Tale by Chris Ayres

Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World  by Vicki Myron and Brett Witter

The Forger’s Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward 26983466Dolnick

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone by Beth Lisick

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: Memories of Food and Heartbreak by Giulia Melucci
  
I’ll Never Be French (No Matter What I Do): Living in a Small Village in Brittany by Mark Greenside

Jewish Pirates Of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler

Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris

Split: A Memoir of Divorce  by Suzanne Finnamore

The Wonder Crew: The Untold Story of a Coach, Navy Rowing, and Olympic Opportunity by Susan Saint Sing

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

2 Responses to “Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction”
  1. Friday Finds: May 29th | BOOK CLUB CLASSICS! Says:

    [...] Nonfiction that reads like fiction [...]

  2. J.T. Oldfield Says:

    I’d add Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and The Chess Artist by J.C. Hallman

    Here’s my review of Three Cups of Tea:

    http://bibliofreakblog.com/creative-nonfiction/three-cups-of-tea-by-greg-mortenson-and-david-oliver-relin/

    I haven’t reviewed The Chess Artist yet because I don’t remember where I put it. :(


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