Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Non-Fiction

Here's a selection of some new non-fiction that recently hit our shelves:
The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature by Ben Tarnoff. Mark Twain heads to the West to explore San Francisco as it begins to boom, and meets some influential friends. Includes some black and white photos.

Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics by Humaira Awais Shahid. Pull quote from the book jacket:
"They cut off my microphone. I raised my voice. They vowed to defeat me. I said, 'Let the record show that someone tried.' They labeled me 'the most unmanageable woman in Pakistan.' My husband said, 'Tell me something I don't know.'"

A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George Will. I recently saw Mr. Will interviewed and he said (paraphrasing here) "I do politics commentary so I can feed my baseball habit." A history of Wrigley Field, includes some black and white photos interspersed throughout.

Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations With the Great Women of Musical Theater by Eddie Shapiro. Interviews with Elaine Stritch, Carol Channing, Patti Lupone, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, and more.

A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran by Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal & Sarah Shourd. The true story of three hikers who were held in an Iranian prison after accidentally crossing over from Iraqi Kurdistan.

Sous Chef by Michael Gibney. Memoir of a sous chef who has worked with some of the most renown chefs, in some of the most renown restaurants. Foodies would enjoy this one.