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Fall Book Preview 2022: Nonfiction

Here are some of the season's hottest nonfiction titles headed your way.

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Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self by Andrea Wulf


Bestselling author Andrea Wulf (The Invention of Nature) traces the origins of Romanticism back to a group of playwrights, poets, and philosophers who lived in a small German town in the 1790s. (Sept. 13)

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Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg

Longtime NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg shares reflections of her 50-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Sept. 13)

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Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis by Annie Proulx


Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx takes a detailed look at the history of wetlands and how their destruction is gravely affecting our modern world. (Sept. 27) 

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It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror edited by Joe Vallese

Queer and trans writers offer their perspectives on the horror genre, including Carmen Maria Machado, Zefyr Lisowski, and Addie Tsai. (Oct. 4)

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Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness by Patrick House

Neurologist and author Patrick House gives readers a concise, accessible overview of modern consciousness research and its implications on our lives. (Oct. 11)

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Inciting Joy: Essays by Ross Gay

The bestselling author of The Book of Delights returns with a brand-new essay collection about “the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships.”

(Oct. 25)

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My First Popsicle: An Anthology of Food and Feelings edited by Zosia Mamet

A varied cast of contributors – including Patti LuPone, Tony Hale, Gabourey Sidibe, Stephanie Danler, Sloane Crosley, and Jia Tolentino – share essays on food and the feelings it brings them in this anthology edited by actress Zosia Mamet (Girls, The Flight Attendant). (Nov. 1)

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My Pinup by Hilton Als

This two-part book from Pulitzer Prize winner and The New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als combines memoir and essay to explore desire, racism, and Prince. (Nov. 1)

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The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan

What makes a successful song? In this new book, Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan offers more than 60 essays analyzing songs written by other songwriters, from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. (Nov. 1)

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A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré edited by Tim Cornwell


Offering never-before-seen correspondence from beloved novelist John le Carré, this collection will be a must-own for fans. (Dec. 6)

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