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              State of Denial. By Bob Woodward.
              Part 3 of the “Bush at War” cycle de-
              scribes the inept conduct of the invasions
                                                                                  Nonfiction of
              and occupation of Iraq.        973.931.WOO
Truck: A Love Story. By Michael Perry. Perry
makes the resurrection of a truck into an epic adventure
of self-exploration, told in a wonderfully ironic voice.
Motorcycle maintenance for the twenty-first century.         America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and
                                              629.223 PER
                                                             the Neoconservative Legacy. By Francis Fukuyama.
                                                             Parting ways with fellow neoconservative's, Fukuyama
Uncommon Carriers. By John McPhee. On-the-job                censures their blunders and those of the Bush administra-
portraits of men who drive big transport machines..          tion.                                           327.73 FUK
                                              388.044 MCP

                                                             The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. By Michael
              Under a Flaming Sky: The Great
                                                             Lewis. From the mean streets to salvation by football: a
              Hinckley Firestorm of 1984. By                 schoolboy’s story.                             796.332 LEW
              Daniel James Brown. On September 1,
              1894, a firestorm consumed timber-
              boomtown Hinckley, MN and three
nearby hamlets. Brown, the grandson of an 11-year-old                       Clemente: The Passion and Grace of
survivor, makes riveting reading of that story                              Baseball’s Last Hero. By David Maraniss.
                                                977.6 BRO                   Pulitzer Prize winner Maraniss chronicles
                                                                            the life of Roberto Clemente. 796.35764 MAR

The United States of Arugula: How We Became a
Gourmet Nation. By David Kamp. Personalities from            Consider the Lobster and other Essays. By David Fos-
Julia Child to Emeril Lagasse drive this lively history of   ter Wallace. Magazine articles with a moral framework.
the postwar revolution in American gastronomy.                                                                814.54 WAL
                                              641.013 KAM

                                                             Discomfort Zone: A Personal History. By Jonathan
               The Worst Hard Time: The Untold               Franzen. Essays by the author of The Corrections focuses
               Story of Those Who Survived the               on formative experiences of his youth..        BIO Franzen, J
               Great American Dust Bowl. By Timo-
               thy Egan. What happened to those who
                                                             Falling Through the Earth. By Danielle Trussoni.
stayed put in the 1930s while the earth blew itself
                                                             With affection, respect and humor, a daughter tries to
away.                                        978.032 EGA
                                                             make sense of the demons her father brought home from
                                                             the Vietcong’s subterranean labyrinth.       BIO Trussoni, D

                                                             The Girls Who Went Away:The Hidden History of
                                                             Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in
                                                             the Decades before Roe v. Wade. By Ann Fessler. The
                                                             author, herself adopted, offers a deeply moving look at the
                                                             personal cost suffered by women who gave up their babies
                                                             for adoption between 1945 and 1973.              362.734 FES

            Northbrook Public Library                        The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrify-
                                                             ing Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities,
                1201 Cedar Lane
                                                             and the Modern World. By Steven Johnson. How John
              Northbrook, IL 60062                           Snow answered the riddle of cholera in 1854. 614.54 JOH
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                The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina,               Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War.
                New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf              By Nathaniel Philbrick. A vivid account of the earnest
                Coast. By Douglas Brinkley. A historian’s          band of English men and women known as America’s foun-
                account of the horrors spawned by the infa-        ders offers perspectives of both the Pilgrims and the Indi-
                mous storm, many of them man-made.                 ans..                                             973.22 PHI
                                                     976.335 BRI

                                                                              The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural His-
Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line                          tory of Four Meals. By Michael Pollan. Pol-
cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting                          lan embarks on four separate eating adven-
Butcher in Tuscany. By Bill Buford. The former New                            tures, each of which begins at the very begin-
Yorker fiction editor’s life-altering culinary apprenticeship      ning—in the soil—and ends with a cooked, finished meal.
at Babbo and beyond.                               641.59455 BUF                                                      641.3 POL

             High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden              Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and
             Toxins, and Human Health. By Elizabeth                Present. By Peter Hessler. The New Yorker’s Beijing cor-
             Grossman. Where do all the discarded com-             respondent describes a country in constant motion and re-
             puters and cell phones go and what happens to         veals its historical underpinning.                951 HES

             the toxic substances they contain? 363.7287 GRO
                                                                               The Places In Between. By Rory Stewart.
A History of the End of the World. By Jonathan Kirsch.                         An account of the author’s walk across Af-
How the most controversial book in the Bible changed the                       ghanistan in the dead of winter.    958.1 STE
course of western civilization.                228.06 KIR

                                                                   Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East
                                                                   Divide. By Jeffrey Goldberg. The one-sided friendship of
             Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Rede-                     a onetime Israeli immigrant and a onetime Palestinian pris-
             fined Man. By Dale Peterson. A meticulous             oner.                                          070.92 GOL
             portrait of the pioneering researcher whose
             years of observing chimpanzees changed the
way we see our fellow primates.                BIO Goodall, J
                                                                   Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the
                                                                   Revolution. By Caroline Weber. Weber suggests that the
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the                queen miscalculated in dressing to project an image of
Middle East. By Sandy Tolan. The saga of how Jewish                power.                                         391.009444 WEB
and Arab children have together planted seeds salvaged
from a desiccated lemon tree behind a small stone house in
Ramla.                                          956.9405 TOL       Reading Like A Writer: A Guide for People Who Love
                                                                   Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them.. By
                                                                   Francine Prose. How to read with writerly sensitivity,
            The Listening Heart: Vocation and the Cri-             with reference to the masters.                  808.02 PRO
            sis of Modern Culture. By A.J. Conyers.
            Conyers recalls the pre-modern conception of
            responding to a divine calling to service rather                          Redemption: The Last Battle of the
            than choosing a line of work out of self ori-                             Civil War. By Nicholas Lemann. The
ented considerations.                            248.4 CON                            story of the demise of Reconstruction in
                                                                                      Mississippi.                 975.00496 LEM

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million. By Daniel
Mendelsohn. Grappling with the Holocaust in both its per-
                                                                   Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea. By
sonal and geopolitical dimensions, Mendelsohn recon-
                                                                   Frank Delaney. On Christmas Day 1951, the Liberty ship
structs the story of his great-uncle’s family. 973.04924 MEN
                                                                   Flying Enterprise began splitting apart in a North Atlantic
                                                                   storm. Possibly guarding a secret cargo, the captain stayed
                                                                   aboard almost to the end, and a media blitz made him a
                                                                   hero.                                              910.45 DEL

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