Top 10 Non-Fiction Choices For 2011

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Of all the new choices we have in the non-fiction area these books have seemed to make a mark on the literary society.

1. Heaven is for Real, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent, is a father account of his 3 year old sons encounters with Jesus and Angels during an appendectomy.

2. Thunder Dog, by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory, is about the trials of a blind man and his dog.

3. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, is about an Olympic runner’s account of survival after imprisoned in an Japanese prison during World War II.The whole story can be found at http://alleganylibrarydirector.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/nyt-best-sellers-for-september-25-2011-at-acls/

4. That use to be us, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, is about America’s decline to the world we created and how it can rise again.

5. Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John. F. Kennedy

6. In the Garden of the Beast, by Erik Larson, tells of William E. Dodd family during the rise of Nazis in Berlin.

7. The Black Banners, by Ali H. Soufan, the report of a former F.B.I. agent on the 9/11 attack.

8. A Stolen Life, by Jaycee Dugard, is the horrific happens of Jaycee during her captivity with her kidnappers.

9. The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane, is a historical novel with a modern twist of human emotion and trials.

10. Fall of the Giants, by Ken Follett, is a thrilling trilogy following five family’s through major events in time.

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