Nonfiction

The Land between Two Rivers

Writing in an Age of Refugees
Tom Sleigh

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2018

Essays on the urgency of our global refugee crisis and our capacity as artists and citizens to confront it

The Language of Blood

Jane Jeong Trenka

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2005

"Adoption memoirs are not rare, but this one stands out because of the quality of the writing and the aspect of adoption it portrays."—Booklist

The Last Englishmen

Love, War, and the End of Empire
Deborah Baker

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2018

A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India
 

Leaving Orbit

Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Margaret Lazarus Dean

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2015
Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it

 

Letter to a Future Lover

Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries
Ander Monson

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2015
An exuberant, expansive cataloging of the intimate physical relationship between reader and book

A Lie About My Father

A Memoir
John Burnside

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2007

A powerful, clear-eyed account of a father's cruelty and a son's survival.

The Lost Origins of the Essay

Edited by John D'Agata

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2009

An expansive and exhilarating world tour of innovative nonfiction writing

The Making of the American Essay

Edited by John D'Agata

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2016
The highly anticipated final volume in A New History of the Essay, John D’Agata’s landmark trilogy on the essay

Many Circles

New and Selected Essays
Albert Goldbarth

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2001

New and selected essays spanning 21 years of work

My Lesbian Husband

Barrie Jean Borich

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2000

Award-winning memoir about marriage and love

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