Nonfiction Heating Up The Week

Among books being published this week, we’ve covered several nonfiction titles that have received advance attention:

Stephen Hawking is stirring up  religious leaders by proclaiming that the universe could have come out of chaos in The Grand Design Hawking Challenges Newton

A book on Bob Dylan got short shrift from the prepub sources, but is featured in several consumer reviews and is New York magazine’s top title of the fall — Dylan Book Getting Advance Praise

A history of African-American migration to the North has also been widely admired (and is on the cover of the NYT BR) — WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS Rising

Other nonfiction titles to be aware of this week:

Fury: A Memoir by Koren Zailckas, Viking — following, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, Zailckas discovers that her sobriety masks repressed rage. Kirkus calls it “A harrowing tale of one woman’s journey into the depths of her own psychosis.”

The Weekend That Changed Wall Street: An Eyewitness Account by Maria Bartiromo and Catherine Whitney, Portfolio — CNBC’s “Money Honey” describes the wild ride when, during a single weekend, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and AIG were all under siege.

The Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt — by the Portuguese winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature who died earlier this year. A “charming tale of an elephant given by the 16th-century Portuguese king João III to the Archduke of Austria” (Publishers Weekly).

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst by Robert I. Sutton, Business Plus — from the author of The No Asshole Rule, “This entertaining, satisfying guide is a wakeup call for bosses everywhere–and a survival guide for those who work for them” (Publishers Weekly).

SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years, Sterling — “Bermans absorbing new book will help parents give their youngsters a nurturing head start and a firm foundation for growth and learning” (Publishers Weekly).

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