New Books By the End of the Year

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This week Alice and Kim talk about new nonfiction out in November and December, including memoirs, cold cases, orchid obsession, and more.

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Nonfiction in the News

New York Times: Best Books of the Year

Washington Post: Best Books of the Year

Reader’s Digest: The National Book Foundation Announces 2022 National Book Award Winners

New Nonfiction

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family by Rabia Chaudry

Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World by Ben Mattlin

The Forever Witness: How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder by Edward Humes

Queen of Snails: A Graphic Memoir by Maureen Burdock

A Coastline is an Immeasurable Thing: A Memoir Across Three Continents by Mary-Alice Daniel

The Mexican Witch Lifestyle: Brujeria Spells, Tarot, and Crystal Magic by Valeria Ruelas

As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age by Matthew Cobb

Twenty Dollars and Change: Harriet Tubman and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice and Democracy by Clarence Lusane

Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit & Glamour of an Icon by Kate Andersen Brower

Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening by Douglas Brinkley

Orchid Muse: A History of Obsession in Fifteen Flowers by Erica Hannickel

The Quentin Blake Book by Jenny Uglow

Reading Now

Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life by Alice Wong

The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science by Sam Kean