There are many exciting nonfiction releases that will be hitting bookshelves by storm in Winter 2022. There are some captivating memoirs, biographies, untold stories, investigations and so much more. So make space on your bookshelves, stop by your favorite indie bookstore, and make those library requests after you’ve browsed our most anticipated Winter 2022 nonfiction book list!
Sea State by Tabitha Lasley
A stunning and brutally honest memoir that shines a light on what happens when female desire conflicts with a culture of masculinity in crisis.
The Churchill Sisters by Dr. Rachel Trethewey
As complex in their own way as their Mitford cousins, Winston and Clementine Churchill’s daughters each had a unique relationship with their famous father. Rachel Trethewey’s biography, The Churchill Sisters, tells their story.
George V by Jane Ridley
From one of the most beloved and distinguished historians of the British monarchy, here is a lively, intimately detailed biography of a long-overlooked king who reimagined the Crown in the aftermath of World War I and whose marriage to the regal Queen Mary was an epic partnership.
I Came All This Way to Meet You by Jami Attenberg
From New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg comes a dazzling memoir about unlocking and embracing her creativity–and how it saved her life.
High-Risk Homosexual by Edgar Gomez
This witty memoir traces a touching and often hilarious spiralic path to embracing a gay, Latinx identity against a culture of machismo–from a cockfighting ring in Nicaragua to cities across the U.S.–and the bath houses, night clubs, and drag queens who help redefine pride.
Lorraine Hansberry by Charles J. Shields
The moving story of the life of the woman behind A Raisin in the Sun, the most widely anthologized, read, and performed play of the American stage, by the New York Times bestselling author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee.
Miss Me with That by Rachel Lindsay
A candid, witty, and inspiring collection of essays from The Bachelor‘s first Black Bachelorette, exploring everything from relationships and love to politics and race.
Heiresses by Laura Thompson
New York Times bestselling author Laura Thompson returns with Heiresses, a fascinating look at the lives of heiresses throughout history and the often tragic truth beneath the gilded surface.
In the Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
Catch the Sparrow by Rachel Rear
The gripping story of a young woman’s murder, unsolved for over two decades, brilliantly investigated and reconstructed by her stepsister.
The Great Mrs. Elias by Barbara Chase-Riboud
The author of the award-winning Sally Hemings now brings to life Hannah Elias, one of the richest black women in America in the early 1900s, in this mesmerizing novel swirling with atmosphere and steeped in history.
Foreverland by Heather Havrilesky
An illuminating, poignant, and savagely funny examination of modern marriage from Ask Polly advice columnist Heather Havrilesky.
Black American Refugee by Tiffanie Drayton
After following her mother to the US at a young age to pursue economic opportunities, one woman must come to terms with the ways in which systematic racism and resultant trauma keep the American Dream inaccessible to Black people.
The Impossible City by Karen Cheung
An insider’s account of Hong Kong–from its tenacious counterculture and robust underground music scene, to its unique history of youth-led protest–that explores what it means to survive in a city of broken promises.
Home/Land by Rebecca Mead
A moving reflection on the complicated nature of home and homeland, and the heartache and adventure of leaving an adopted country in order to return to your native land.
Sentence by Daniel Genis
In 2003, fresh out of NYU, Daniel Genis was working in publishing as his writer father had always expected. But he was also hiding a serious heroin addiction that led him into debt and burglary. He was sentenced to twelve years (ten with good behavior), surviving the decade by reading 1,046 books, weightlifting, having philosophical discussions with various inmates, encountering violence on a daily basis, working at a series of prison jobs, and in general observing an existence for which nothing in his life had prepared him.
Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? by Séamas O’Reilly
A heartwarming and hilarious family memoir of growing up as one of eleven siblings raised by a single dad in Northern Ireland at the end of the Troubles.
Are you looking forward to any of these books?
What nonfiction books are you looking forward to in 2022? What books would you add to the list?
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