Results for Nonfiction + Contemporary, set in USA

Select your view:
  • American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    Shane Bauer
    Hardcover: 09/18/2018
     
    A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana ...
  • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
    Beth Macy
    Hardcover: 08/07/2018
     
    The only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: An unforgettable portrait of the ...
  • To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
    Judith Newman
    Paperback: 08/07/2018
     
    From the author of the viral New York Times op-ed column "To Siri with Love" comes a collection of touching, ...
  • Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America
    Alissa Quart
    Hardcover: 06/26/2018
     
    Families today are squeezed on every side - from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies to ...
  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
    Roxane Gay
    Paperback: 06/12/2018
     
    From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-...
  • Sick: A Memoir
    Porochista Khakpour
    Hardcover: 06/05/2018
     
    A powerful, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full ...
  • Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier
    Mark Adams
    Hardcover: 05/15/2018
     
    From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into ...

Full results are for members only - but you can cross-reference more than one theme by using the buttons in the right column. Explore the many benefits of membership here.

The reviewer of each book decides which categories it belongs in - but we're only human, mistakes happen. If you see a book that you think is in the wrong place, tell us!

Total books found: 96

Page 1 of 14
Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" backstories
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year
  • More about membership!
Filter by Genre
Filter by Theme

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.