The Nonfiction of Book Expo

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This week, Kim and Alice do a recap of some of the best nonfiction of Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s big trade show each spring.

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Locking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr.

Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmeri

Bombay Anna by Susan Morgan


What Would the Great Economists Do? by Linda Yueh (June 5, Picador)

The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler (June 5, Doubleday)

First in Line by Kate Andersen Brower (June 5, Harper)

Woman at the Devil’s Door by Sarah Beth Hopton (June 1, Indiana University Press)

Book Expo!

The Impatient Dr. Lange by Seema Yasmin (July 2018, Johns Hopkins University Press)

Call Them By Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit (September 2018, Haymarket)

American Prisons by Shane Bauer (September 2018, Penguin)

One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson (September 2018, Bloomsbury)

Black Flags, Blue Waters by Eric Jay Dolin (September 2018, Liveright)

Born Criminal by Angelica Shirley Carpenter (September 2018, South Dakota Historical Society Press)

Interior States by Meghan O’Gieblyn (October 2018, Anchor Books)

8-Bit Apocalypse by Alex Rubens (October 2018, Overlook Press)

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England by Ruth Goodman (October 2018, Liveright)

BEA Editor’s Buzz (Nonfiction)

Small Animals by Kim Brooks (August 21, Flatiron Books)

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman (Sept. 11, Ecco/HarperCollins)

There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald (October 2, Riverhead Books)

Maid by Stephanie Land (January 2019, Hachette Books)


City of Devils by Paul French (July 2018, Picador)

The Truth About Animals by Lucy Cooke


Sioux Women by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Newjack by Ted Conover

Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly