The latest top selling paperback nonfiction books from Indie Bound
May 12th, 2021
by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions, ISBN: 9781571313560); Last week: 1; Weeks on List: * "Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices."
by Jessica Bruder (Norton, ISBN: 9780393356311); Last week: 9; Weeks on List: 10 "Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the underbelly of the American economy. At the same time she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Now a major motion picture."
by Cathy Park Hong (One World, ISBN: 9781984820389); Last week: 3; Weeks on List: 9 "A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche--and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth."
by Bessel van der Kolk (Penguin, ISBN: 9780143127741); Last week: 4; Weeks on List: 31 "van der Kolk transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing."
by Merlin Sheldrake (Random House, ISBN: 9780525510321); Last week: 5; Weeks on List: 3 "In Entangled Life, biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective."
by Bill Bryson (Anchor, ISBN: 9780804172721); Last week: 7; Weeks on List: 14 "Bryson takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody."
by Lauren Hough (Vintage, ISBN: 9780593080764); Last week: 2; Weeks on List: 3 "Hough's searing and extremely personal essays are shot through with the darkest elements America can manifest, while discovering light and humor in unexpected corners."
by Robert Kolker (Anchor, ISBN: 9780525562641); Last week: 11; Weeks on List: 9 "The heartrending story of a mid-century American family with twelve children--six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia--that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease."
by Michelle Obama (Crown, ISBN: 9781524763145); Weeks on List: 8 "Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations--and whose story inspires us to do the same."
by Mikki Kendall (Penguin, ISBN: 9780525560562); Last week: 6; Weeks on List: 10 "A potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in Black feminism."