ARE YOU READY FOR SOME NEW NONFICTION?

Do any of these call to you? I’d like to read them all: watercolors, prayer, biography, memoir, cookbook, father-son love and behind-the-scenes at Broadway’s hottest show!

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“Baby Birds” by Julie Zickefoose.
Hundreds of watercolors grace the pages of this observational study of 17 species as they nest and hatch.

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“The Book of Common Prayer” by Brian Doyle
In the words of reviewer Marilyn McCentre, “Laughter is one of God’s more remarkable gifts.” There is joy just reading the titles of some of the prayers contained in this book. They also lead to reflection and compassion.

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“Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939” by Adam Hochschild
This is collective biography of Americans who fought for and wrote about Republican Spain.

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“Love, Loss and What We Ate: a Memoir” by Padma Lakshmi.
The host of TV’s “Top Chef “shares her life journey which began in South India.

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“Love That Boy” by Ron Fournier
Published this week, the author chronicles road trips with his son, who as a 12 year old was diagnosed with Asperger’s.

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“Home Cooked” by Anya Fernald with Jessica Battilana
It is claimed, and I believe it is truth that everyone loves Italian food. Entertainment Magazine tells us this cookbook, inspired by Italian farm cooking, is one that delivers inexpensive, utterly unfussy meals.

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“Hamilton: The Revolution” by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.
A behind the scenes look at the show from its creator with cast photos, annotated lyrics and more, published this month. This may be as close as you can come to a front row seat.

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