Marian's Favorite Non-Fiction


James Herriot: The Life of a Country Vet by Graham Lord

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke


You Can't Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations & Codes by Val Ross

Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom

Firehouse by David Halberstam

Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism by Kate Winslet

Allergy-Free Gardening by Thomas Leo Ogren

The Life and Love of Cats by Lewis Blackwell

The Cats Pajamas by Rachael McKenna

Tea Party by Tracy Stern

Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly by Phyllis Pellman Good

Homegrown in the Ozarks: Mountain Meals and Memories by Rolland Love

Small Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos

Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever

The Art of the Missouri Capitol: History in Canvas, Bronze, and Stone by Bob Priddy

Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show by Christopher Finch

The Poetry of Robert Frost

The Glass Menagerie by Tenneesee Williams

Crucible by Arthur Miller

 Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe

The Invisible Wall: A Love Story that Broke Barriers by Harry Bernstein

 The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation by Simon Armitage

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare

Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney

Silver like Dust: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment by Kimi Cunningham Grant

I Will Plant you a Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

940.5472 HIL Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

941.96 KAN On an Irish Island by Robert Kanigel

962.4043 DEN They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky by Alephonsion Deng

GN 973.7 ZIM The Hammer and the Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America by Dwight Jon Zimmerman

GN 973.931 TOR American Widow by Alissa Torres

977.1 RYA The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How my Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan

978.2 GRE Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene