Literary Non-Fiction

Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America Karen Abbott

THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK  is an expertly written and researched account of the life and crimes of George Remus, one of the first and most successful bootleggers during the Prohibition era. Called "The King of Bootleggers" and at one time controlling 35 percent of the liquor in the United States.  Abbott chronicles his...

Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family Mitch Albom

FINDING CHIKA is the moving story of a girl born in Haiti just days after...

Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South Rick Bragg

WHERE I COME FROM: STORIES FROM THE DEEP SOUTH is a collection of some of Rick's best and most beloved columns from his work in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. Touching on Southern subjects as diverse as the legacy of Harper Lee, the bacchanal of Fat Tuesday, and the best way to kill fire ants,...

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Casey Cep

FURIOUS HOURS tells the story of a little-known time in Harper Lee's life: after writing To Kill...

Brother & Sister: A Memoir Diane Keaton

BROTHER & SISTER is a memoir dedicated to exploring the divergent paths Diane Keaton and her brother Randy took in life. Growing up, they were best friends throughout their idyllic 1950s suburban California childhood, but as they grew older they began to forge different lives: Diane, of course, became a...

The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle Cassandra King

THE SAME SWEET GIRLS GUIDE TO LIFE: ADVISE FROM A FAILED SOUTHERN BELLE was originally delivered as a commencement address at Montevallo University, the author's alma mater. It offers inspiration and advice for graduates and those who have long since received their degree. This little jewel explains Southerness.

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Animal Vegetable Miracle Barbara Kingsolver

ANIMAL VEGETABLE MIRACLE documents an experiment conducted by Kingsolver and her family: they cast aside modern ideas about food...

Dad's Maybe Book Tim O'Brien

DAD'S MAYBE BOOK is a collection of essays and anecdotes written by National Book Award-winning author Tim O'Brien as a way to give his sons advice for the future, as well as a sense of who their father was as a man. Hilarious and tender, this is a touching and moving document of a father's love and his desire to give...

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Gay Talese
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe

THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST is Tom Wolfe's account of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Prankers,...