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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.


October Pick

Never Give Up: A Prairie Family's Story by Tom Brokaw

This title is also available in large print.


October Pick

Live Loner, Live Better: Lessons for Longevity from the World's Healthiest Zones by Melissa Petitto, R.D.


October Pick

Invasives: Poems by Emily Kingery

Strength Through Struggle

October Pick

Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable by Zain E. Asher


October Pick

Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman by Abby Stein

Body, Mind, Spirit

October Pick

The Witches' Sabbath: An Exploration of History, Folklore & Modern Practice by Kelden

Explore Your World

October Pick

From One Cell: A Journey into Life's Origins and the Future of Medicine by Ben Stanger


October Pick

Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good by Tina Turner with Taro Gold and Regula Curti

Social Justice

October Pick

Pulling the Chariot of the Sun: a Memoir of a Kidnapping by Shane McCrae

True Crime

October Pick

I Know Who You Are:  How an Amateur DNA Sleuth Unmasked the Golden State Killer and Changed Crime Fighting Forever by Barbara Rae-Venter