OverDrive eBooks: New Nonfiction

New titles are added to the Library's OverDrive collection every week.  Here are a few of our new nonfiction eBooks.  If the eBook you want is already checked out, you can place a hold on it.  You will be notified by email when it is available.

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard.  “A spirited tale that intertwines murder, politics and medical mystery, Candice Millard leaves us feeling that Garfield's assassination deprived the nation not only of a remarkably humble and intellectually gifted man but one who perhaps bore the seeds of greatness….Alexander Graham Bell makes a bravura appearance”—The Wall Street Journal

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller.  In this sequel to Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley-era Africa of her mother's childhood; the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war- torn Africa of her own childhood. 

Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick.  The bestselling author of Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea celebrates an American classic.  Philbrick shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's work, offering insight into its history, characters, and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world.

Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right for You, by Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband.  Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether we're deciding to take a cholesterol drug or choosing a cancer treatment, we are overwhelmed by information from all sides: our doctors' recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, confusing statistics, conflicting media reports, the advice of friends, claims on the Internet, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads. Your Medical Mind shows us how to chart a clear path through this sea of confusion.

Love at First Bark: How Saving a Dog Can Sometimes Help You Save Yourself, by Julie Klam. The author of You Had Me at Woof returns with more humorous insight into life with canine companions. Klam focuses here on dog rescue and its healing power not only for the dogs who are cared for and able to find good homes, but also for the people who bond with these animals.  The author visited New Canaan to talk about Love at First Bark on October 19th as part of the Library's "Authors on Stage" series. 

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy, by Leah Wilson.  Katniss Everdeen's adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.  In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more.

The Price of Civilization:  Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity, by Jeffrey Sachs.  One of the world's most brilliant economists and a bestselling author has written a new book that is essential reading for every American. The Price of Civilization is the blueprint for America's economic recovery. It is also the story of how America can and must restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity.

Mad Men’s Manhattan: the Insider’s Guide, by Mark Bernardo.  This book introduces readers—whether they are native New Yorkers or Mad Men fans who have never set foot in the city—to the places, both famous and not so famous, that play a role in the historical and dramatic tapestry of Mad Men, from the famous Madison Avenue ad agencies that inspired its setting to the taverns, restaurants, and hotels that host so many of the series’ memorable scenes.

Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats & Drinks, by Stephanie Izard, with Heather Shouse.  Izard, the first and only woman to win the Top Chef title, presents 100 recipes along with her shopping, creative meal pairings, and cooking techniques.