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We read for many different reasons, but first and foremost, to truly experience something—to live inside of a world that is both ours and not. When fiction is based in reality, it can both transcend the idea of what's true and allow for a deeper understanding of the wondrous world we inhabit. As they say, the truth can be stranger than fiction—and it can certainly inspire fiction, too.
I 've finally finished unpacking. Propping a photograph on the window ledge by my bed, I glance round at my new flat. The plant that Nicki bought me as a moving in present sits next to an empty bottle of Cava and two ancient champagne flutes, remnants of our celebrations last night.
A vivid imagination when you are a creative person is a vital component to your personality, but when that spills into your personal life it can cause distress and anxiety. True Tales of a Traveller: Goodbye Sinai by Alix Lee takes us on a journey to early s Israel, where he works at several kibbutzim or communal villages. He meets people who have also come from other countries to work at kibbutzim as well. The stories contained in I Remember New Orleans and Other Treasures read like vignettes or cultural and historical time capsules.
Buy it on Amazon. At this particular moment in news, when continued support for Roy Moore mystifies observers, understanding the history of evangelicalism and its intersection with politics feels essential. The Evangelicals is a guide.
Narrative nonfiction—also known as creative nonfiction or literary nonfiction—is usually defined as nonfiction that uses the techniques and style of fiction characters, plot, conflict, scene-setting to tell a true story. This list a collection of 50 great narrative nonfiction books, although it easily could have been much longer. I also included just one book from any given author.
While fiction transports us to imaginary worlds, the best nonfiction books allow us to get lost in someone else's real story. And this year, there are plenty on the docket that you won't be able to put down. There are memoirs set in Portland, Oregon, Boca Raton, Florida and the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a trio of instant feminist classics, and a tale of true crime that doubles as a literary mystery.
The Cellmate. A beautifully constructed tale based on the true story of a night spent in jail with the last man to be hanged in Whitesburg, Ky. EotW on Facebook.
I have no doubt. Big books are heavy! Nonfiction is intimidating enough without the extra worry of physical pain that might be associated with reading it.
One which drew over 20 people listened politely to a German activist who spent more than an hour trying to explain the purpose of his project and still failing to enlighten us. No-one made any attempt to interrupt, everyone being acutely conscious of the importance of respecting and tolerating each other. The fact that the experience was akin to a stuttering, nervous dentist trying to pull out your teeth and apologising at every tug, failed to make it any less painful.