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Thread: NON Fiction recommendations?

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    NON Fiction recommendations?

    I've been enjoying reading stories of peoples travels, gardens, etc. and wondered if anyone had some good authors or titles to recommend. Only NON Fiction, please.
    Here's my list recently:
    Alexander, William The $64 Tomato February 2012 good
    Blanchet, M. Wylie The Curve of Time March 2012 okay
    Butala, Sharon The Perfection of the Morning Jan/Feb 2012 okay
    Hopkins, Lynda The Wisdom of the Radish March 2012 good
    Kanze, Edward Kangaroo Dreaming Mar/April 2012 okay
    Murphy, Dervla The Island that Dared October 2012 political
    Simonds, Merilyn The New Leaf January 2012 excellent
    Simonds, Merilyn/Grady, Wayne Breakfast at the Exit Cafe May 10, 2012 excellent

    Thanks for your suggestions!

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    "The Adventure of English" by Melvyn Bragg is about the history of the English language. Quite enlightening and interesting, I enjoyed it thoroughly. As a bonus, I didn't "read" it - I listened to the audio version so I got to HEAR the different pronunciations. It was also made into a TV series for BBC.
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    I dont remember who wrote it I read it at my daughters it was called "Starbucks Saved My Life"

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    Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival by Laura Hillenbrand

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    Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reiley

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    The Faith Club: a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew : three women search for understanding by Idliby, Ranya.

    We are reading this one this month at our book club.
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    Bagdad Without a Map -- Tony Horwitz
    Barefoot Sisters Southbound -- Lucy & Susan Letcher

    Those are two that come to mind. I'm a big fan of non-fiction travel adventure books, too. I could go on and on with the list.

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    Ditto for "Unbroken: a World War 2 Survival Story by Laura Hillenbran. This is one book I just couldn't put down.

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    Thanks everyone! Will see if I can get these at the library here. Lisa.... I'm happy if you add more to your list

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    Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

    The author and her family move to a rural area to eat only what they grow and find locally, and live as much self-sustaining as possible or do without. Very interesting experiment on what they missed (and didn't miss!).

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