Paperback Nonfiction

This week's paperback nonfiction bestsellers at The Book Table.

Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago (Chicago Visions and Revisions) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780226619019
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: University of Chicago Press - May 16th, 2019

“Chicago is a tale of two cities,” headlines declare. This narrative has been gaining steam alongside reports of growing economic divisions and diverging outlooks on the future of the city. Yet to keen observers of the Second City, this is nothing new.


Upstream: Selected Essays Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780143130086
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019

One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year! 

The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver
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These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393357424
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 1st, 2019

“Nothing short of a masterpiece.”—NPR Books
A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.


The Library Book Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781476740195
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.


Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781501133107
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Scribner - September 3rd, 2019

*Finalist for the National Book Award*
*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize*
*Instant New York Times Bestseller*

*Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly*

An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that