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This week, Kim and Alice revisit a favorite holiday, International Women’s Day, with true stories about women around the world. Plus, new nonfiction about medical history, flight attendants, and more.
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Nonfiction in the News
‘Nomadland’: How to Watch Grances McDormand and Chloé Zhao’s New Film on Hulu for Free [Rolling Stone]
Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Share Their Most ‘Personal’ Stories Yet in New Book Office BFFs [People]
Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion by Tori Telfer
Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey’s Head, the Pope’s Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul by Brandy Schillace
Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cook
But You’re Still So Young: How Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood by Kayleen Schaefer
Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina
Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa by Matthew Gavin Frank
The Snatch Racket: The Kidnapping Epidemic That Terrorized 1930s America by Carolyn Cox
The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World by Jayne Zanglein
International Women’s Day
Freiheit!: The White Rose Graphic Novel by Andrea Grosso Ciponte
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang
Things I’ve Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS by Azadeh Moaveni
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice by Ellen McGarrahan
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker