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2022 Nonfiction Preview, Part II

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This week Alice and Kim talk about upcoming nonfiction for 2022.

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Nonfiction in the News

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New Nonfiction, Part 2

The Tomorrow Game: Rival Teenagers, Their Race for a Gun, and a Community United to Save Them by Sudhir Venkatesh (

The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land by Sally Denton

Normal Family: On Truth, Love, and How I Met My 35 Siblings by Chrysta Bilton

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe

Return to Uluru: The Hidden History of a Murder in Outback Australia by Mark McKenna

Asian American Histories of the United States by Catherine Ceniza Choy

The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast by Kirk Wallace Johnson 

We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom, and the Fight to Be Heard by Nahid Shahalimi

Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew by Michael W. Twitty

All the Women in My Brain by Betty Gilpin

Bad Vibes Only: (and Other Things I Bring to the Table) by Nora McInerny

Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees by Jared Farmer

American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, DC by Shahan Mufti

Egypt’s Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth by John and Colleen Darnell

The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Reading Now

KIM: The Monster’s Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World by David K. Randall 

ALICE: The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. by Peniel E. Joseph


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