Reading List

Get ready for our 2017 line-up of Nantucket Book Festival authors by reading their latest books!

FICTION

Elliot Ackerman, Dark at the Crossing

Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun

Michelle Gable, The Book of Summer

Alice Hoffman, Faithful

Samantha HuntMr. Splitfoot

Catherine Lacey, Nobody is Ever Missing

Francine Mathews, The Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery Series

Mary Alice Monroe, Beach House for Rent

Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things

Nancy Thayer, Secrets in Summer

Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

NON-FICTION

AMERICAN HISTORY

Isabel WilkersonThe Warmth of Other Suns

BIOGRAPHY

Marie AranaBolivar: American Liberator

Robert Cocuzzo, Tracking the Wild Coomba

Kay Redfield Jamison, Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire

Megan MarshallElizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

Bernie SwainWhat Made Me Who I Am

BOOKS ON BOOKS

Will SchwalbeBooks for Living

COOKING/WINE

Bianca Bosker, Cork Dork

Sarah Leah Chase, Nantucket Open House Cookbook (30th Anniversary)

Ruth ReichlMy Cooking Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Caroline Kitchener, Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College

Dr. Jim O'ConnellStories from the Shadows

HUMOR

Daniel MenakerThe African Svelte

MEMOIR

Marie Arana, American Chica

Kay Redfield JamisonAn Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Betsy Lerner, The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir

Daniel MenakerMy Mistake

Finn MurphyThe Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

Diane Rehm, On My Own

Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

POETRY 

Andrea CohenUnfathoming (available in March)

Robert PinskyThe Foundling Hospital

Kevin YoungBlue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems 1995 - 2015

SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT

Carl Safina, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

James Gleick, Time Travel: A History

CHILDREN'S

BEGINNING READER:

Nathaniel PhilbrickBen's Revolution: Benjamin Russell and the Battle of Bunker Hill

Peter SisThe Pilot and the Little Prince

MIDDLE READER/YOUNG ADULT

Laurie Halse AndersonSpeak

Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Laurie Halse Anderson, The Seeds of America Trilogy

Linda Mullaly Hunt, Fish in a Tree

Linda Mullaly Hunt, One for the Murphys

Bill Konigsberg, Honestly Ben

Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

Bill Konigsberg, The Porcupine of Truth

James Sulzer, The Card People