Non-Fiction - Cultural

Close Encounters of the Traveling Kind

By Amanda Jayne

I picked up Close Encounters of the Traveling Kind by Amanda Jayne because I was looking for a light, entertaining read and this book promised to be just that. It is a collection of stories from the author’s own travelling experiences. You know, the kind...

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Hygge and Lagom DIY Bundle

Scandinavian living tips with Danish Hygge and Swedish Lagom
By Maya Thoresen

Hygge and Lagom DIY Bundle: Scandinavian Living Tips with Danish Hygge and Swedish Lagom by Maya Thoresen takes readers through the principles of Hygge, the Danish secrets of happiness and how to stay happy and healthy in daily life. This Danish concept is about cozy...

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Orwell, Two Guinea Pigs, A Cat and A Goat and Other Essays

By Tim Dalgleish

As the title more than hints at, Tim Dalgleish’s Orwell, Two Guinea Pigs, a Cat and a Goat and Other Essays is an eclectic and wide-ranging collection of writings by the British playwright-poet-essayist-editor and actor. In the more than two dozen pieces comprising the book,...

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Anne Frank House Amsterdam

Anne's Secret Annex turned into Museum (Amsterdam Museum Guides Book 2)
By Marko Kassenaar

Anne Frank House Amsterdam by Marko Kassenaar is a terrific guide book for any visitor to the Anne Frank House and Museum. For myself, having been to this historic site, this book enhances the experience. While other guide books give general highlights on this iconic...

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Second Chance

By Gang Luo, Lee Stone (Translator and Contributor)

Second Chance is a nonfiction health and wellness memoir written by Gang Luo with Lee Stone as a translator and contributor. Gang Luo was born during the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1939. The Sichuan province where he grew up was a lush and fertile mountain...

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"Adoptees"

We Are Not Who They Think We Are
By Janine Myung Ja

The admittedly concise collection of short articles compiled by Janine Myung Ja in the booklet Adoptees: We Are Not Who They Think We Are, while meant to introduce readers to the often-volatile subject of Adoptee Rights, actually delivers a huge and revealing punch way beyond...

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Tiddlers in a Jam Jar

A walkabout across the longitudes & other strange encounters
By Brian E. Priest

Brian E. Priest is a brilliant writer. I don’t say that very often. I think I was expecting a travelogue when I picked Tiddlers in a Jam Jar for review. This is more a ‘lifealogue,’ if one can be permitted to make up such a...

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Straining Forward

Minh Phuong Towner's Story
By Michelle Layer Rahal

Author Michelle Layer Rahal has brought us a stunningly honest and frank portrayal of the life of a Vietnamese boat person in the 1970’s. In Straining Forward we read the biography of Minh Phuong Towner, as she is caught up in the tumultuous events of...

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Why Do You Want to Come to America?

The reasons why refugees and migrants are coming
By Eric Reese

Why Do You Want to Come to America? by Eric Reese is a contemporary essay aimed at the person who wants to migrate to America. Specifically, it is aimed at Muslims who want to migrate to the United States. The essay explores the subjects of...

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Tattoo

Journeys on My Mind
By Tina Marie L. Lamb

Have you ever been curious about what it is like to travel alone to exciting locales such as India, Egypt, Belize, and China? Experience one woman's thirty-year-long traveling adventure in the audio book, Tattoo: Journeys On My Mind by Tina Marie L. Lamb. Go...

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