Nonfiction Summer Reading

Meet Goldie, our Nonfiction Librarian Extraordinaire!







As promised, I asked Goldie to come up with a few good summer nonfiction titles for you.  Here are her picks!

(Click on the titles to view them in our catalogue).


Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum, By Jason Felch

A fly-on-the-wall depiction of a famous museum, including dealings in the illegal antiquities trade.



Cleopatra: A Life, By Stacey Schiff

 The glittering, well-reviewed biography of the most famous Egyptian queen.




Medium Raw, By Anthony Bourdain

 A collection of juicy stories from everybody’s favourite smart-talking —  and sometimes shocking — TV food show host.



The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century, By Alex Prud’homme

From the great-nephew of Julia Child, Prud’homme examines the world’s obsession with bottled water and its effect on freshwater supplies.



Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand

From the bestselling author of Seabiscuit comes this true account of the survivors of a 1943 air bomber that crashed into the Pacific Ocean.




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