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Simply Held: Nonfiction Picks

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Nonfiction Picks

Looking for titles picked by our librarians? Ten different nonfiction titles are chosen four times a year by our librarians and automatically placed on hold for you. Those selections come from the following categories: biography, body mind spirit, cookbook, explore your world, poetry, self-help, social justice, strength through struggle, theologies, and true crime.

These titles are only available in regular print.


April Pick

Untold Power: The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson by Rebecca Boggs Roberts


April Pick

6 Spices 60 Dishes: Indian recipes that are simple, fresh, and big on taste by Ruta Kahate; photographs by Ghazalle Badiozamani


April Pick

Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds, artwork by Jason Griffin

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Strength Through Struggle

April Pick

Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation by Hannah Gadsby


April Pick

Uncultured: A Memoir by Daniella Mestyanek Young with Brandi Larsen

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Body, Mind, Spirit

April Pick

After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond by Bruce Greyson

Explore Your World

April Pick

Looking Up: The True Adventures of a Storm-Chasing Weather Nerd by Matthew Cappucci


April Pick

The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness by Robert Waldinger, MD and Marc Schulz, PhD

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Social Justice

April Pick

A Few Days Full of Trouble: Revelations on the Journey to Justice for My Cousin and Best Friend, Emmett Till by Reverend Wheeler Parker, Jr and Christopher Benson

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True Crime

April Pick

Who Killed Jane Stanford?: A Gilded Age Tale of Murder, Deceit, Spirits and the Birth of a University by Richard White