First Quarter Best Reads 2018: Non-Fiction

To 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. The Miramichi Reader (TMR) —Canada’s best-regarded source for the finest in new literary releases— highlights noteworthy books and authors across Canada from coast to coast to coast (est. 2015). James works and resides in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife and their dog.

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