New June Non-Fiction

New popular adult non-fiction coming out in June listed here!

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After the Fall : Being American in the World We've Made.

After the Fall : Being American in the World We've Made.

Rhodes, Ben.
2021

In 2017, as former White House aide Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. Equal parts memoir and reporting, this is a hugely ambitious and essential work of discovery. Throughout, Rhodes comes to realize how much America's fingerprints are on a world we helped to shape. At the same time, he learns from a diverse set of characters how looking squarely at where America has gone wrong only makes it more essential to fight for what America is supposed to be at home - for our own country, and the entire world. Print run 50,000.

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The Burning Blue : The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA's Challenger Disaster.

The Burning Blue : The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA's Challenger Disaster.

Cook, Kevin.
2021

On the morning of January 28, 1986, NASA's space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after blasting off from Cape Canaveral. Christa McAuliffe, America's "Teacher in Space," was instantly killed, along with the other six members of the mission. Kevin Cook uncovers the untold story of the disastrous order to launch on an ice-cold Florida day. For the first time, he takes readers inside the shuttle for those agonizing two minutes and forty-five seconds after the fire. Cook reveals the human price paid for politics and capital-P Progress on that ill-fated, unforgettable morning. Print run 50,000.

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Cultish : The Language of Fanaticism.

Cultish : The Language of Fanaticism.

Montell, Amanda.
2021

Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of "brainwashing." Amanda Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities "cultish," revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven's Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Print run 30,000.

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Dear Senthuran : a Black spirit memoir

Dear Senthuran : a Black spirit memoir

Emezi, Akwaeke, author
2021

In three critically acclaimed novels, Akwaeke Emezi has introduced readers to a landscape marked by familial tensions, Igbo belief systems, and a boundless search for what it means to be free. Now, Emezi reveals the harrowing yet resolute truths of their own life. Through candid, intimate correspondence with friends, lovers, and family, Emezi weaves through transformative decisions about their gender and body, their precipitous path to success as a writer, and the turmoil of relationships on an emotional, romantic, and spiritual plane, culminating in a book that is as tender as it is brutal.

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Home Made : A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up - and What We Make When We Make Dinner.

Home Made : A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up - and What We Make When We Make Dinner.

Hauck, Liz.
2021

Liz Hauck and her dad had a plan to start a weekly cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care, which was run by the human services agency he co-directed. This is an intimate account of humorous and heartbreaking conversations, and a vivid account of the clumsy choreography of cooking with other people, a sharply observed and honestly told story about how a kitchen can be both safe and dangerous; how even the short journey from kitchen to table can be perilous. This is a tender and vivid portrait of poverty and abundance, vulnerability and strength, estrangement and connection.

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Unwell Women : Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World.

Unwell Women : Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World.

Cleghorn, Elinor.
2021

Elinor Cleghorn explores the history of how medicine has failed women, and shows how the legacy of disenfranchisement and discrimination is alive and well in the contemporary relationship between women and sickness. Through her own illness, Cleghorn was inspired to unpack the roots of the perpetual misunderstanding, mystification, and misdiagnosis of women's bodies. Packed with character studies and case histories of women who have suffered, challenged, and rewritten medical orthodoxy - and the men who controlled their fate - this is a revolutionary examination of the relationship between women, illness, and medicine.

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What Was Said to Me : The Life of Sti'tum'atul'wut, a Cowichan Woman.

What Was Said to Me : The Life of Sti'tum'atul'wut, a Cowichan Woman.

Peter, Ruby.
2021

This first-person oral history documents a period of profound social change through the lens of Sti'tum'atul'wut - also known as Mrs. Ruby Peter - a Cowichan elder who made it her life's work to share and safeguard the ancient language of her people: Hul'q'umi'num'. Anthropologist Helene Demers recorded Sti'tum'atul'wut's life stories over nine sessions. The result is rich with family and cultural history - a compelling narrative of resistance and resilience that promises to help shape progressive social policy for generations to follow. Residence: British Columbia.

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