This Week's Bestsellers - Adult Non-Fiction

The top selling adult non-fiction titles at Belmont Books this week:


Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals By Oliver Burkeman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374159122
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021


"Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time." —Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal

The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks.

Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers By Mary Rodgers, Jesse Green Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374298623
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 9th, 2022

The memoirs of Mary Rodgers—writer, composer, Broadway royalty, and “a woman who tried everything.”

American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry By Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538737200
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Published: Twelve - July 12th, 2022

The definitive investigation and exposé of how some of the nation's largest corporations created and fueled the opioid crisis—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters who first uncovered the dimensions of the deluge of pain pills that ravaged the country and the complicity of a near-omnipotent drug cartel. 


Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew By Michael W. Twitty Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062891754
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2022

The James Beard award-winning author of the acclaimed The Cooking Gene explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish and African diaspora cuisine and issues of memory, identity, and food.

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing—and why: "Can birds smell?"; "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?"; "Do robins 'hear' worms?"

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author: An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR) • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST

This Is Your Mind on Plants By Michael Pollan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593296929
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Published: Penguin Books - July 19th, 2022

The instant New York Times bestseller | A Washington Post Notable Book | One of NPR's Best Books of the Year

“Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.” —New York Times Book Review

Asian American Histories of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) By Catherine Ceniza Choy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807050798
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Published: Beacon Press - August 2nd, 2022

An inclusive and landmark history, emphasizing how essential Asian American experiences are to any understanding of US history

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City (Pulitzer Prize Winner) By Andrea Elliott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812986952
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 17th, 2022

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A “vivid and devastating” (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl—from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott

We need to name whiteness, in order to move toward antiracism.

For too long, white educators have relied on people of color to make change to a relentlessly racist school system. Racial equity will not come until white educators recognize their role in supporting racist policies and practices, and take responsibility for dismantling them.

About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks By David Rooney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324021957
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2022

A captivating, surprising history of timekeeping and how it has shaped our world.

Diary of a Young Naturalist By Dara McAnulty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571311832
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 7th, 2022

From Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, comes a memoir about loving the natural world and fighting to save it.

In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. With no advertising or big-box distribution, creator Ty Warner - an eccentric college dropout - become a billionaire in just three years. And it was all thanks to collectors.

We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration By Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, Ross Ishikawa (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634059763
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Published: Chin Music - May 18th, 2021

Deftly upends the compliant narrative with impeccably documented stories of resistance and rebellion ... Made urgent yet again, the trio's courageous refusals to accept the U.S.--their --government's heinous miscarriage of justice should irrefutably embolden new generations ... Their collective history will resonate with older teens. Also highly recommended for high-school and college classrooms.