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MallenNC
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The National Book Award long list for nonfiction came out today. This is my favorite award category! I absolutely loved Say Nothing, and I‘m reading Thick now. I hope to get to several of these before the awards are announced.

Leftcoastzen I had The End of the Myth checked out, someone requested it so I couldn‘t renew.Want to try again. 4d
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the_next_chapter101
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Mehso-so

Not the best Nonfiction I have read this year but still recommend (4/5⭐) Listened via Scribd

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Jas16
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Pickpick

I started this book on audio but even with a great narrator I could not focus so I waited for the ebook from the library. When I started that I thought I would end up bailing until suddenly it changed from a book I struggled to read to a book I seriously could not put down. This is nonfiction that I would reread and is definitely going to be one of my favorite books of the year.

Suet624 I absolutely agree. An amazing read. I‘ve thought of it often. 1w
Jas16 @Suet624 I keep trying to force everyone around me to read it. Glad you also enjoyed it! 6d
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Cinfhen
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Starting my new audio 🎧narration is 👌🏽♥️

Grrlbrarian Agreed! I‘m listening to this as well. Riveting! 3w
Maria514626 This book! 😱🙌👍 Soooo good! 3w
Cinfhen It‘s a history lesson and gripping story gorgeously told @Maria514626 @Grrlbrarian I‘m hooked 3w
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Ruthiella
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While I recall the Chumbawamba song I had to look up the meaning of #tubthumping . Urban dictionary says it is what the Irish did as part of their revolt under English rule...so free association brings me to this nonfiction title about Northern Ireland that I want to read...maybe for Nonfiction November?🤔
#RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Got this lined up on audio. Sounds like it's gonna be a tough, but important, read. 3w
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Yup! I will have to prepare mentally before tackling. 3w
Cinfhen I was just thinking I‘d like to try this book on audio 3w
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Ruthiella My library only has the hard copy but that‘s OK! I listen to so many podcasts, I often have trouble squeezing audio books in. 3w
gradcat @Ruthiella I read this book very recently...it‘s really, really interesting, & a great primer for the “Troubles” In Ireland, if you‘re not up on the history. ♥️ 3w
Ruthiella @gradcat Good to hear! I am hoping to learn a lot. It feels like it will be a good nonfiction complement to Milkman by Anna Burns. 3w
gradcat I really think I have to read that one as well.... 3w
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EadieB
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1972, Jean McConville, 38 yo mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home, her children clinging to her legs. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of The Troubles. This book is a searing chronicle of the lengths that people will go to in order to pursue a political ideal, and the ways in which societies mend – or don‘t – in the aftermath of a long and bloody conflict. I found this book most interesting. Highly recommended!

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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This mornings audiobook.

#summersendreadathon

EadieB This book was great! Just finished it yesterday. I'm going to read it again because there's a lot of info that I want to go over again. Hope you enjoy it! 4w
Ashley_Nicoletto @EadieB It‘s so much information. I restarted the first hour probably 6 times yesterday. I was having trouble following everything. I think I have a better handle now, but this is definitely one the would need a relisten. 4w
EadieB @Ashley_Nicoletto It is so interesting! 4w
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cdreincarnate
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Pickpick

This book is so good! It goes into detail about “the troubles” in Northern Ireland by focusing on a few notable participants in the 1970s and ‘80s, but it includes what happened to those who eventually died in later decades and those who were still alive at the time the book was written. I think the author did a great job of remaining impartial.

I loved listening to this audiobook, but be warned that the narrator has a strong Irish accent.

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UnabridgedPod
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Pickpick

Patrick Radden Keefe's Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland is a fascinating, horrifying account of The Troubles. While nominally focusing on the Disappearing of widowed mother-of-ten Jean McConville, the book broadens quickly into an investigation of the IRA's top operatives, ranging from the 1970s (and some history of what came before) to modern day. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod While I'd watched Michael Collins (about the 1920s IRA) and In the Name of the Father, my knowledge of this time period was minimal, so much of Keefe's book is a revelation. And I definitely wasn't aware of the more recent developments, particularly the publication of transcripts of interviews with members of the IRA that had been held--supposedly iron clad--by Boston College. ⬇️ 1mo
UnabridgedPod This is the best type of historical narrative nonfiction: it's compelling and focused on the people behind the events. Absolutely brilliant. 1mo
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