This week Alice and Kim talk holiday gifts for the nonfiction book lover in your life.
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Holiday Gift Guide
Q: I am looking for a book for my grandpa for the holidays on Sociology or Ethics. He is a former Criminology Professor and so hard to buy for.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
Q: My partner is a triathlete and loves to read books about or from cyclists and triathletes. There is not that many of them so he is running out of reading material, and I’m running out of ideas for gifts. Could you recommend good nonfiction on sport or by sportspeople? I think what he enjoys is reading about personal achievements.
Q: I am looking for a book for my dad. And that is what I want – a good, solid dad book (frontlist) recommendation. Think The Pioneers by David McCullough or Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. My dad is in his 80s and fairly conservative.
The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team by Matthew Goodman
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley
Q: I find a lot of the non-fiction I read is fairly heavy. Recent reads I’ve enjoyed are Invisible Women, Prisoners of Geography and Say Nothing, and although I’ve loved them all, all the war and death and sexism is hard going. So, I’d like your favourite happy, uplifting non-fiction on any topic to read over the holiday season!
From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein
The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Power
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
KIM: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
ALICE: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
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