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If We Order, You Will Hold: New Nonfiction

A Selection of Brand New Titles

New nonfiction orders this month include a new book by James L. Swanson, a tasty mac and cheese cookbook,  a biography of Richard Pryor and more. 

And although they may not be released until November or December, you can reserve your spot in the reading line by placing your hold now.


The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and and a Forgotten Genocide
by Gary J. Bass

A riveting history–the first full account–of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in its wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today.
Release Date:  Sept. 24

Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
by Ray Jayawardhana

The incredibly small bits of matter we call neutrinos may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, and even the inner workings of our own planet.
Release Date:  Dec. 10


The Art of Negotiation: How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World
by Michael Wheeler

Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Michael Wheeler provides a dynamic alternative to one-size-fits-all strategies that don’t match real world realities.
Release Date:  Oct. 8



The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, America’s Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant
by Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade

A fun and playful cookbook featuring retro, decadent, and kid-friendly mac-and-cheese recipes from the popular Oakland restaurant Homeroom.
Release Date: Aug. 20

End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
by James L. Swanson

In End of Days, James L. Swanson, the New York Times bestselling author of “Manhunt:  The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,” brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination—from the Kennedys’ arrival in Texas through the shooting in Dealey Plaza and the shocking aftermath that continues to reverberate in our national consciousness fifty years later.
Release Date:  Nov. 12


Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run
by Alexandra Heminsley

Very funny, very honest and very emotional, whether you’re in serious training or thinking about running for the bus, this book will make you want to put on your trainers.
Release Date:  Oct. 8



Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
by The Countess of Carnarvon

A transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller “Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey,” which tells the story of Catherine Wendell, the beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Almina’s son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon. The couple presided over Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the setting for the hit PBS show “Downton Abbey.” Following the First World War, many of the great houses of England faded as their owners fortunes declined in the new political and social world of the 1920s and 1930s. As war loomed, Highclere’s survival as the family home of the Carnarvons was again in the balance—as was peace between the nations of Europe.
Release Date: Oct. 29


Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him
by David Henry and Joe Henry

No one who saw Richard Pryor alone on stage could have doubted that here was a man possessed of genius.  But few have any sense of the strange, violent, and colorful landscape from which he emerged.
Release Date: Nov. 5


This post was brought to you by the Nonfiction Selection Committee. New titles are ordered regularly, and can be found by browsing the catalog or at any of our eight locations.


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