Forty Autumns by Nina Willner
Ironically, this came from
Katie @ Doing Dewey's Nonfiction that reads
like Fiction posting for Week #4.
This sounds absolutely fascinating and
I'm wondering how I missed it!
One woman escapes from East to West
Berlin, eventually settling in the US
and her daughter becomes
the first female Army Intelligence Officer
to lead sensitive intelligence operations in East Berlin at the height of the Cold War.
Though only a few miles separated American Nina and her German relatives--grandmother Oma, Aunt Heidi, and cousin Cordula, a member of the East German Olympic training team--a bitter political war kept them apart. I'm already hooked!
Katherine @ The Writerly Reader listed
The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
by Steve Silberman as a nonfiction book
that reads like fiction.
Actually, this has been on my TBR listing for awhile,
but I have not yet read it!
I must move it up on that listing. This sounds like an amazing book with much to teach me.
Reese @ Typings listed
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass:
An American Slave Written by Himself
as another nonfiction book that reads like fiction.
This has also been on my TBR listing for awhile,
and is included in my current Classics Club challenge list.
Eva @ The Paperback Princess lists all of Erik Larson's books:
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin,
The Devil in the White City:
Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America,
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History,
Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun,
(though published in 1994, just the story of how he began this search is enthralling).
I really must start reading Erik Larson!
I just need to increase my nonfiction reading, with particular attention to these books!
What additions to your TBR have been made
as a result of the Nonfiction November postings?