Have you read a non-fiction novel that you enjoyed? It can be a recent publication, or older, it does not matter, just something you enjoyed reading for one reason or another. Post a comment with title or author, and we will add their covers below with a link to our catalog.: : Request each book from the Bangor Public Library by clicking on the cover : :
Here are some non-fiction books that I have recently enjoyed.
Perfection: a memoir of betrayal and renewal by Julie Metz
This is a story of a perfect marriage that wasn't however, the author only finds this out after her husband’s premature death. Metz works through her pain and loss by tracking her dead husband’s mistresses----we all grieve differently.
Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
This book is written by a 90 year old british editor. She deals with tough realities in a very positive way. She is probably a better writer than the authors she edited. I enjoyed her so much I read another book by her Stet: an editor’s life. Another good read.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Patti writes about her relationship with the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Her writing is very readable and she paints a compelling picture of New York City in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Slow Love: How I lost my job, put on my pajamas & found happiness by Dominque Browning.
Ms. Browning is an ex editor of House and Garden this book is interesting and in contrast to another book I had read written by her when she was happily married Around the House and in the Garden.
We are happy to post suggestions anyone might have for good non-fiction reads-----