Non-Fiction

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

by Malcolm Gladwell
Year Published: 2005
Non-Fiction

Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant - in the blink of an eye - that actually aren't as simple as they seem. 

To learn more about the book:

2005 The Guardian Book Review


Non-Fiction




Born on a Blue Day
by Daniel Tammet
Year Published: 2006
Non-Fiction

Fascinating and inspiring, Born on a Blue Day explores what it’s like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human—our minds.

To learn more about the book:

Born on a Blue Day - Tim Challies Book Review


Non-Fiction

The Boys of Summer
by Roger Kahn
Year Published: 1972
Non-Fiction

Jackie Robinson and other greats of Ebbets Field are part of Roger Kahn’s retelling of his favorite team in what is considered a classic sports.

To learn more about the book:

The Boys of Summer - New York Times Original Book Review

The Boys of Summer - LA TIMES review in connection with movie "42"




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Life on the Color Line
by Gregory H. Williams
Year Published: 1995
Non-Fiction 
*Mature Content

This is a powerful autobiography of a man who has a white mother and a father of mixed heritage. Because the child was so light skinned, he didn’t know he was “black” until after his mother abandoned his family and they moved to their father’s hometown. He and his brother were raised by their black aunt; consequently, he was not accepted as either white or black. He overcame childhood poverty and abuse, becoming a lawyer and a professor


To learn more about the book:

Life on the Color Line - Book Trailer

Life on the Color Line - Book Overview



Non-Fiction

Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
Year Published: 2009
Non-Fiction

“In Zeitoun, what Dave Eggers has found in the Katrina mud is the full-fleshed story of a single family, and in telling the story he hits larger targets with more punch than those who have already attached the thematic and historic giants of the disaster. It’s the stuff of great narrative nonfiction.” Timothy Egan.

To learn more about the book:

Zeitoun - New York Times Book Review

Zeitoun- Catawba College Summer Reading Guide

Zeitoun - NPR Book Review