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This week Alice and Kim talk about true stories that have been turned into movies! Plus, new nonfiction about feminism, capitalism, activism, and beavers.

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Nonfiction in the News

LitHub: “Lars Horn has won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize”

New Nonfiction

More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Having and Being Had by Eula Biss

What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action by Jane Fonda

Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Bringing Back the Beaver: The Story of One Man’s Quest to Rewild Britain’s Waterways by Derek Gow

Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of the Beauty Pageant in America by Hilary Levey Friedman

Books Into Movies

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

A Royal Affair: George III and His Scandalous Siblings by Stella Tilyar

Eat, Pray, Love, One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean

Reading Now

Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy by Margaret Sullivan

Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill