First Quarter Best Reads 2018: Non-Fiction

[dropcap]To [/dropcap]complement my First Quarter 2018 Best Reads: Fiction, I will now take a closer look at some non-fiction titles I’ve put on the growing 2018 longlist for the Miramichi Reader “The Very Best!” Book Award.

For me, it’s difficult not to like a non-fiction book, even if it is regarding a subject I am not that interested in. That was the case with two of the books here: Game Misconduct and The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri. One was about violence in professional sports, the other about a master stained glass artist. However, as I was reading them, I soon became interested in the topic, a tribute to skillful and knowledgeable writing on behalf of the authors.

Death at the Harbourview Cafe is a true crime book that reads like a novel, The Homing Place is an enlightening discourse on early east coast Indigenous and Settler literature and the Tappan Adney book is like a beautiful scrapbook presentation of Tappan Adney’s life in Woodstock New Brunswick.

There are more non-fiction titles to be added in the next few months!

Happy Reading!

James M. Fisher is the owner and editor-in-chief of The Miramichi Reader. He began TMR in 2015, realizing that there was a genuine need for more book reviews of Canadian literature. It has since become Canada’s best-regarded source for the finest in new literary releases. James has been interviewed about TMR on CBC Radio and other media sites. James works as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist and lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife Diane and their tabby cat Eddie.