Here are the Best Non-Fiction Books of the year as chosen by our team of reviewers and editorial staff, selected from our numerous NF reviews posted in 2022. The seventeen titles are in no particular order, and each link will take you to the review here at TMR.
- Heroines Revisited: Photographs by Lincoln Clarkes (Anvil Press)
- Conspiracy of Chickens: a Memoir by David Waltner-Toews (Wolsak & Wynn)
- Touch Anywhere to Begin by Mark Anthony Jarman (Goose Lane Editions)
- Shadows and Light: A Physician’s Lens on COVID by Heather Patterson, MD (Goose Lane Editions)
- Adventures of A Lightkeeper: A Memoir by Barry Porter (Flanker Press)
- Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly)
- The Last Good Funeral of the Year: a Memoir by Ed O’Loughlin (House of Anansi)
- Imagined Truths: Myths from a Draft-Dodging Poet by Richard Lemm (Tidewater Press)
- A Season on Vancouver Island by Bill Arnott (Rocky Mountain Books)
- It Was Dark There All the Time: Sophia Burthen and the Legacy of Slavery in Canada by Andrew Hunter (Goose Lane Editions)
- We, the Others: Allophones, Immigrants, and Belonging in Canada by Toula Drimonis (Linda Leith Publishing)
- Blue Portugal and Other Essays by Theresa Kishkan (The University of Alberta Press)
- Music, Late and Soon by Robyn Sarah (Biblioasis)
- Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder, by William Shatner with Joshua Brandon (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)
- Len and Cub: A Queer History by Meredith Batt and Dusty Green (Goose Lane Editions)
- The Great Absquatulator by Frank Mackey (Baraka Books)
- The Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces by Elamin Abdelmahmoud (McClelland & Stewart)
Please let us know your thoughts in the comment area below this post. Have you read any of these? Are there any other NF titles that you enjoyed reading this year?
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.