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New and Featured Bestsellers

What’s hot? What’s new in fiction and non-fiction? Where are the latest titles by your favorite authors?
The Bestseller Collection, located front and center on the First Floor, has all of the above and more. Multiple copies available. Check it!

Nonfiction Bestsellers

In alphabetical order by the author's last name:


Book Cover for A Long Way Gone Beah, Ishmael
A Long Way Gone
DT516.828.B43 A3 2007
During the 1990's, a twelve-year-old boy gets entangled in the Sierra Leone civil war. This is his story.
Book Cover Bryson, Bill
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
G154.5 B79 A3 2006
A man looks back at the comic innocence of his boyhood during the 1950's.
Book Cover Burroughs, Augusten
Possible Side Effects
PS3553 .U745 Z475 2006
The author once again muses upon the absurdity of existence.
Book Cover Canfield, Jack
You've Got to Read This Book!
Z1003.Y68 2006
A group of disparate people talk about books and the power of the written word.
Book Cover for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid Carter, Jimmy
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
DS119.7 C3583 2006
Former President Carter presents a history, as well as a diagram for middle east peace.
Book Cover Cooper, Anderson
Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
PN4874 .C683 A3 2006
The CNN anchor travels to and reports from the troubled parts of the globe.
Book Cover Ephron, Nora
I Feel Bad About My Neck
PS3555 .P5 I23 2005
Ephron takes a sharp and witty look at being a sixty-something woman in America.
Book Cover Franzen, Jonathan
The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History
PS3556.R352 Z46 2006
The author ruminates about adolescence, family, love, bird watching, and his life as a writer.
Book Cover Grogan, John
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
SF429 .L3 G76 2005
A hyperactive Labrador retriever becomes more than a scoopful for a newspaper columnist.
Book Cover Guiliano, Mireille
French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure
RM222.2 G7854 2006
The author reveals more secrets about living the high life without looking the worse for wear.
Book Cover Harris, Sam
Letter to a Christian Nation
BR516.H255 2006
The letter challenges the presumption that organized religion is beneficial to society.
Book Cover Hatcher, Teri
Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life
PN2287 .H32 A3 2006
The actress writes about life, love, and her ability to "keep on truckin'".
Book Cover for Infidel Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
DJ292H57 A3 2007
The author recounts her turbulent life, from the Somali desert to the Dutch parliament and beyond.
Book Cover Isikoff, Michael and David Corn
Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War
E902.I84 2006
Describes how many of the pre-invasion charges against Iraq, from the Nigerian yellowcake to the biological labs on wheels, were in fact bogus.
Book Cover Katz, Jon
A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life
SF426.2K3825 2006
An extraordinarily, mischievious border collie forces his owner to head for the farm.
Book Cover Kean, Thomas
Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission
HV6432.7 .K43 2006
Ex-politicians Kean and Lee H. Hamilton provide a clear account of the commission's investigation of the 9/11 attacks.
Book Cover Kushner, Harold S.
Overcoming Life's Disappointments
HQ2037 .K43 2006
Everyone faces disappointment. Rabbi Kushner advises how to weather the storm, and then turn a negative into a positive.
Book Cover Larson, Erik
HV6248.C75 L37 2006
In 1895, Marconi's invention of the wireless transmitter helps track a murderer across the Atlantic.
Book Cover McPhee, John
Uncommon Carriers
HE199 .A2 M39 2006
John McPhee tags along with the movers of heavy freight---from truck drivers to towboat captains--and tells their story.
Book Cover for The Audacity of Hope Obama, Barack
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
E901.1 O23 A3 2006
The presidential candidate from Illinois shares his view of the future.
Book Cover for Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present Oren, Michael B.
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present
DS63.2 U5 O54 2007
The author examines America's role in the middle east, from the war with Barbary pirates to the current conflict in Iraq.
Book Cover Philbrick, Nathaniel
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
F68 .P44 2006
Philbrick delivers a less Romantic, more accurate account of the Pilgrims landing and living in New England. National Book Award winner.
Book Cover Ricks, Thomas E.
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
DS79.76.R535 2006
Ricks, the Washington Post's Pentagon correspondent, critiques the problems and mistakes (and they are many) of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Book Cover Suskind, Ron
The One Percent Doctrine
HV6432.S87 2006x
A revealing look at the Bush administration and their use or non-use of America's counterterrorism experts.
Book Cover for Born on a Blue Day Tammet, Daniel
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant
RC553.A88 T36 2007
A 27-year-old autistic savant recounts his awesome abilities.
Book Cover Thomas, Helen
Watchdogs of Democracy?: The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public
PN4738 .T56 2006
The dean of the Washington Press Corps warns about government propaganda, corporate journalism, and how they threaten democracy.
Book Cover About Alice Trillin, Calvin
About Alice
PS3570.R5 Z46 2006
The author presents a candid and loving tribute to his late wife.
Book Cover for In an Instant Woodruff, Lee
In an Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing
PN4874.W6925 W66 2007
Along with his wife, former ABC New's anchor Bob Woodruff, relates his journey to recovery, after being horribly wounded in Iraq.
Book Cover Woodward, Bob
State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III
E903.3 W667 2006x
After praising George Bush and his administration in volumes 1-2, Woodward now comes to bury them.

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