Non-Fiction - Cultural

Wildflowers and Train Whistles

Stories of a Coal Mining Family
By Lillian Frazer

Wildflowers and Train Whistles: Stories of a Coal Mining Family is a memoir written by Lillian Crone Frazer. Frazer grew up in Minden, West Virginia, a small coal mining camp town, during the 1950s and '60s. She was the youngest of a family with seven...

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Water Monsters South of the Border

By Denver Michaels

Water Monsters South of the Border by Denver Michaels dives into the fascinating field of Cryptozoology by examining the folklore and myths surrounding lake monsters in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico. Various reported sightings, theories, and all the possibilities behind these supposed...

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What's Next?

Creativity in the Age of Entertainment
By Jan Karlin

What's Next? Creativity in the Age of Entertainment is a compelling memoir that takes a deep, critical look at creativity, one of the greatest traits that have driven success across multiple disciplines — education, entertainment, innovation, philanthropy, and many others. In this book, career musician,...

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Walking to Woot

A Photographic Narrative Discovering New Dimensions for Parent-Child Bonding: Color Edition 2016
By Jackie Chase

Walking to Woot by Jackie Chase is a highly entertaining and informative non-fiction narrative, an unusual tale of how travelling dangerous paths together can create a powerful bond between mother and daughter. When the author and her daughter decide to travel to the unfamiliar landscapes...

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Why Do We Quote?

The Culture and History of Quotation.
By Ruth Finnegan

Quotation is not something to which most people give much thought, but it is amazingly pervasive across many aspects of our lives. Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation by Ruth Finnegan is a marvelously in depth look at what quotation is,...

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Wondahful Mammaries

By Peggy Keener

Wondahful Mammaries by Peggy Keener is the story of how a mother takes charge of her life and takes her children on an adventure that is heartbreaking, humorous and endearing all at once. This book is a roller coaster ride that you never want to...

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Where is Language?

An Anthropologist's Questions on Language, Literature and Performance
By Ruth Finnegan

Where is Language?: An Anthropologist's Questions on Language, Literature and Performance by Ruth Finnegan is a book on language and how it is used in the common world. It may sound boring to you, but if you have read Why Do We Quote by Finnegan,...

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Why Do We Quote?

The Near and Far of Others' Words and Voices
By Ruth Finnegan

In a highly interesting and well done book in the category of cultural nonfiction, Why Do We Quote? The Near and Far of Others' Words and Voices by author Ruth Finnegan is a worthwhile read. Pulling from anthropology, cultural history, folklore, cultural studies, socio-linguistics, literary...

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We Wait You

Waiting on God in Eastern Europe
By Taryn R. Hutchison

We Wait You is a true-to-life story by Taryn Hutchison about her work as a Christian missionary in the war-torn climate of Europe in 1990. Covering many countries which lived under the stringent Communist control of Cold War Russia, the author describes not only her...

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Walking to Woot

A Photographic Narrative Discovering New Dimensions For Parent/Teen Bonding
By Jackie Chase

Walking to Woot: A Photographic Narrative Discovering New Dimensions For Parent/Teen Bonding by Jackie Chase is a true account of a mother-and-daughter’s journey together into Papua New Guinea and all of its accompanying adventures and insights. Walking to Woot starts with Jackie and her teenage...

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