Seattle Picks: Narrative Nonfiction

The Poisoner's Handbook
The Poisoner's Handbook Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York By Blum, Deborah Book - 2010 614.13097 B6255P 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 12 copies
A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail By Bryson, Bill Book - 1999 917.40443 B848W 1999 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 15 copies
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood A True Account of A Multiple Murder and Its Consequences By Capote, Truman Book - 2007 364.1523 C1735i 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 12 copies
The Big Burn
The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America By Egan, Timothy Book - 2009 973.911 R677E 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 9 copies
Midnight in Peking
Midnight in Peking How the Murder of A Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China By French, Paul Book - 2012 364.1523 F8888M 2012 Available in some locations
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon By Grann, David Book - 2009 918.11046 G766L 2009 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 10 on 7 copies
Seaworthy
Seaworthy A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea By Greenlaw, Linda Book - 2010 639.2778 G84G 2010 Available in some locations
Cradle of Gold
Cradle of Gold The Story of Hiram Bingham, A Real-life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu By Heaney, Christopher Book - 2010 985.37 H35C 2010 Available in some locations
Unbroken
Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption By Hillenbrand, Laura Book - 2010 940.54725 Z149H 2010 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 271 on 71 copies
A Voyage Long and Strange
A Voyage Long and Strange Rediscovering the New World By Horwitz, Tony Book - 2008 970.01 H7899V 2008 Available in some locations
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Mountains Beyond Mountains By Kidder, Tracy Book - 2003 610.92 F2297K 2003 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 3 copies
Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster By Krakauer, Jon Book - 1997 796.52209 KRAKAUE 1997 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies
Shadow Divers
Shadow Divers The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II By Kurson, Robert Book - 2004 940.5451 U11K 2004 Available in some locations
The Devil in the White City
The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America By Larson, Erik Book - 2003 364.1523 L3295D 2003 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 26 on 18 copies
The River of Doubt
The River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey By Millard, Candice Book - 2005 918.13045 M6115R 2005 Available in some locations Holds: 7 on 12 copies
Rin Tin Tin
Rin Tin Tin The Life and the Legend By Orlean, Susan Book - 2011 636.7376 Or53R 2011 Available in some locations
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex By Philbrick, Nathaniel Book - 2000 910.9164 PHILBRI 2000 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 42 on 5 copies
The Shakespeare Thefts
The Shakespeare Thefts In Search of the First Folios By Rasmussen, Eric Book - 2011 822.33 F R1843S 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies
Packing for Mars
Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void By Roach, Mary Book - 2010 571.0919 R53P 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 20 copies
The Island at the Center of the World
The Island at the Center of the World The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America By Shorto, Russell Book - 2004 974.7102 Sh819i 2004 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 6 on 4 copies
Longitude
Longitude The True Story of A Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time By Sobel, Dava Book - 2005 526.6209 So122L 2005 Available in some locations
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe By Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle Book - 2011 958.1 Se28T 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 23 copies
The Tiger
The Tiger A True Story of Vengeance and Survival By Vaillant, John Book - 2010 599.75609 V194T 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 20 copies
The Professor and the Madman
The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary By Winchester, Simon Book - 2005 423.092 Ox26W 2005 Available in some locations
Lost in Shangri-la
Lost in Shangri-la A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II By Zuckoff, Mitchell Book - 2011 940.548 Z836L 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 25 copies
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Nonfiction that "reads like fiction." These are gripping, good stories that happen to be true!


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