Flyleaf's Favorite Nonfiction 2019

In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

With this revelatory, inventive, and profoundly poignant braiding of memoir, surrealism, and essay, Carmen Maria Machado delves into a critical chasm of archival silence—one formed around the history and nature of domestic abuse in queer communities. - Amir, Zach and Ben

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501134616
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 12th, 2019

Great narrative non-fiction, really reads like a thriller… except, unfortunately, it’s all true (and worse than we ever knew). - Jamie

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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501132735
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

A brilliantly constructed, beautifully written, and hopeful memoir that will have you calling your mom immediately after turning the last page. - Gage & Elese

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612197494
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Published: Melville House - April 9th, 2019

In this examination of persuasive design, and the multi-billion dollar battle for our attention, Jenny Odell challenges what we think of as life well spent, building upon the work of storied artists and thinkers to outline a conception of community and productivity, while re-affirming basic truths that we’ve lost in the digital ether. - David, Amanda, & Keith

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Ordinary Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209131
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 29th, 2019

Let Ordinary Girls demand your attention because ordinary girls can no longer be ignored. - Lucia

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101947869
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

A masterpiece of Southern literature in the form of a true-crime story that takes cues from the canon but carves out its own space. - Talia & Jamie

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635570977
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 7th, 2019

Page-turning, narrative nonfiction about an achingly critical topic. An important book, a well-written book, a book that demands a wide audience. - Elese

Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525561101
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Published: Viking - October 15th, 2019

I'd recommend reading John Hodgman's essays in a comfortable place, where you wouldn't be embarrassed to laugh out loud, because trust me, that's what you're going to be doing all through this book. - Colin

The Body: A Guide for Occupants Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385539302
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Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019

You gotta hand it to him: The Body will keep you abreast of all things anatomical with Bryson's trademark cheeky, belly-laugh inducing style. - Erica

The Beautiful Ones Cover Image
By Prince
ISBN: 9780399589652
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 29th, 2019

Silly and serious and sentimental and snarky and sweet and everything you'd imagine Prince to be and more. - Coco