When people come up to the Reference Desk at the Ridgefield Library looking for suggestions for a “good read,” they are not always seeking a romance, mystery or work of literary fiction. Indeed, many readers prefer non-fiction – biography, memoir, history, science and many more subjects, from award-winning and very readable authors such as Nathaniel Philbrick and David McCullough. We even offer a monthly discussion group, The Nonfictioneers, who only read non-fiction. A new publication, Nonfiction News, is now available for these individuals. Each monthly issue will feature an author profile, a selection of new titles, and articles about what’s new in the nonfiction book world. The upcoming January newsletter, for example, highlights the author Doris Kearns Goodwin, whose new book “The Bully Pulpit” is receiving excellent reviews, and lists the “Best Nonfiction of 2013” chosen by The New York Times, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.
Stop by the Library and pick up a copy of Nonfiction News from the display at the Reference Desk or find current and past issues in printable PDF format on the Library website @ ridgefieldlibrary.org. Just click on “Reader’s Resources” and navigate to “Finding a Good Book.”
Contributed by Reference Librarian Carole Clark