Celebrate the New Year with our patrons’ favorite Non-fiction books of 2023 in both our juvenile and adult collections!
The spotlight shines on this Non-fiction collection!
Check out this year’s favorites!
The Wager: a Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder
On January 28, 1742, a ramshackle patched-together vessel washed up on the coast of Brazil. The men were survivors of His Majesty’s Ship the Wager, a British vessel that had left England in 1740 on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain.
But then– six months later– another, even more decrepit craft landed on the coast of Chile. These castaways had a very different story to tell. The thirty sailors who landed in Brazil were not heroes but mutineers. The first group responded with countercharges of their own, of a tyrannical and murderous captain and his henchmen. As accusations of treachery and murder flew, the Admiralty convened a court martial to determine who was telling the truth. The stakes were life and death, for whomever the court found guilty could hang.
Harry Prince, Duke of Sussex
As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.
Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
An illustrated biography of Helen Keller, introducing young readers to her life and legacy, and including quotations by Keller.
A World of Curiosities
Buckley, James Jr.
An introduction to the most famous pirate in history.
What else was popular at PCL this year? Check out these Most Circulated items!
The Most Circulated Adult Fiction of 2023
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