[ contact us ]
[ hours and location]
{ home }

Calendar of Events General Information Children's Room Duxbury Free Teens Reference Desk Museum Passes
Library Catalog Articles & Databases Ask a Librarian
 Review My Account

Nonfiction Books that Reads Like Novels

Truth is stranger (and as entertaining) than fiction. A selected list of nonfiction books that read like novels. Try one!

025.8 The island of lost maps; a true story of cartographic crime / Miles Harvey

302 The tipping point: how little things can make a big difference / Malcolm Gladwell

305.569 or YA Summer Nickel and dimed; on (not) getting by in America / Barbara Ehrenreich

333.85  Salt ; a world history / Mark Kurlansky

333.95 Cod; a biography of a fish that changed the world / Mark Kurlansky

338.9 Without reservation: the making of America's most powerful Indian tribe and Foxwoods, the world's largest casino / Jeff Benedict

363.2 A human being died that night: a South African story of forgiveness / Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

364.106  Black mass: the Irish mob, the FBI and a devil's deal / Dick Lehr

364.15 The devil in the White City: murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson

364.1527  Greentown: murder and mystery in Greenwich, America's wealthiest community / Timothy Dumas

364.162 In cold blood / Truman Capote

364.171 Killing Pablo: the hunt for the world's greatest outlaw / Mark Bowden

387.5  Women sailors and sailor's women; an untold maritime history / David Cordingly

509 Pendulum: Leon Foucalt and the triumph of science / Amir D. Aczel

511.2  The nothing that is: a natural history of zero/ Robert Kaplan

526.62 or YA Summer Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time / Dava Sobel

616.078 How we die; reflections on life's final chapter / Sherwin Nuland

635.9 The orchid thief / Susan Orlean

798.4  Seabiscuit: an American legend / Laura Hillenbrand

796.332 Friday night lights: a town, a team and a dream / H. G. Bissinger

910.453 The bounty: the true story of the mutiny on the bounty / Caroline Alexander

917.4 A walk in the woods / Bill Bryson

917.4492 Land's end: a walk through Provincetown / Michael Cunningham

917.98  Into the wild / Jon Krakauer

947.084 Gulag: A history / Anne Applebaum

968.91 Don't lets go to the dogs tonight: an African childhood / Alexandra Fuller

974.1 The lobster chronicles: life on a very small island / Linda Greenlaw

974.45 The perfect storm: a true story of men against the sea / Sebastian Junger

974.461 The hub: Boston past and present / Thomas H. O' Connor

975.8724 Midnight in the garden of good and evil / John Berendt

994.04 In a sunburned country / Bill Bryson




About the Library

back to Booklists

Readers' Advisory

Books for Teens

Children's Booklists