Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker
SOCSCI FOOD BOS
A tech reporter describes her introduction to the world of master sommeliers and her in-depth investigation into the source of their interests and skills, an effort marked by work with elite tasting groups, encounters at exclusive New York restaurants, visits to California winemakers and more.
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for 27 years, in a portrait that illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life.
A Piece of the World: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline
Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World," describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her.
The Last One: A Novel by Alexandra Oliva
Participating in an endurance-based reality show that cuts contestants off from society, a woman dubbed "Zoo" by the show's producers stumbles on evidence of a massive destruction of unknown origin and addresses it as a show challenge before realizing that something terrible may be happening in the outside world.
Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright
An assessment of the multi-billion-dollar international drug industry examines its dynamics from a business perspective to consider how it might be more appropriately countered through strategic understandings of supply and demand, research and development, and human resources.
Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms by Tim Tebow
RELIGION CHRISTIAN TEB
The author shares the highs and lows if his career as a college, then professional football player, as well as how his strong faith allowed him to experience the ups and downs without letting them define him, and advises readers on how they can achieve this type of resilience
Becoming Amish: A family's search for faith, community and purpose by Jeff Smith
The true story of Bill and Tricia Moser, who were living in one of America's wealthiest communities when they began a journey that led to full immersion in a horse-and-buggy Amish life. The Mosers look at the Amish life with an honest perspective that is uniquely insider and outsider at the same time.
The Girl Before by Rena Olsen
When a home invasion tears her away from her family while her husband warns her to say nothing, Clara Lawson reflects on her complicated past and shattered present as she adjusts to life in an institution where she is called an unfamiliar name by people who claim her husband has committed terrible crimes.
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
HISTORY MILITARY WW2 ACK
Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.