Abbot Public Library’s top nonfiction books of 2022

Rachael Meneades
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Rachael Meneades, adult services librarian at Abbot Public Library recommends this list of nonfiction books.  Rachael has been working in libraries since 2008, and she is new to the Abbot Public Library. She is excited to work on adult programming and to meet the Marblehead patrons.  

A Hearty Book of Veggie Sandwiches: Vegan and Vegetarian Paninis, Wraps, Rolls, and More

by Jackie Freeman

This book is here to help you learn how to make the perfect sandwich, with tasty recipes for any time of the day (or night) and any type of mood

Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom” by Carl Bernstein

Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize winning co-author of “All the President’s Men”, recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation’s capital-a winning tale of scrapes, gumshoeing, and American bedlam.

The Zen of Therapy: Uncovering a Hidden Kindness in Life” by Mark Epstein

A remarkable exploration of the therapeutic relationship, Dr. Mark Epstein reflects on one year’s worth of therapy sessions during which he brought together his years of experience with Western psychotherapy and his equally long investigation into Buddhism.

Healthy Air Fryer: 75 Feel-Good Recipes, Any Meal, Any Air Fryer” by America’s Test Kitchen

Provides seventy-five recipes with whole grains, lean proteins, good fats and vegetables that can be made in any air fryer including overnight breakfast three-grain bowl, shrimp with curry noodles, and crispy barbecue chickpeas

Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show” by Jonathan Karl

Reporter Jonathan Karl tells the story of Trump’s downfall, during the final weeks and months of the Trump’s presidency, complete with riveting behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the darkest days in the history of the American presidency and packed with original reporting and on-the-record interviews with central figures 

True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson” by Kostya Kennedy

True is a probing, richly-detailed, unique biography of Jackie Robinson, one of baseball’s-and America’s-most significant figures. 

Don’t Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety From a Zen Buddhist Monk” by Shunmyo Masuno

Put yourself at ease with this highly practical, internationally bestselling guide to reducing anxiety and living worry-free by the renowned Zen Buddhist author of The Art of Simple Living.

Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War” by Roger Lowenstein

Journalist Roger Lowenstein reveals the unlikely story of how Abraham Lincoln used the urgency of financing the Civil War to transform a union of states into one united nation.

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