About the Book
Trust a librarian to help you find books you’ll want to read
Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction is a librarian’s A-list of nonfiction books organized by subject area—just like a library. Linda Maxie (Library Lin) combed through 65 best books lists going back a century. She reviewed tens of thousands of books, sorted them according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and selected an entire library’s worth for you to browse without leaving home.
Here you’ll find:
- Summaries of outstanding titles in every subject
- Suggestions for locating reading material specific to your needs and interests
In this broad survey of all the nonfiction categories, you will find titles on everything from the A-bomb to Zen Buddhism. You might find yourself immersed in whole subject areas that you never thought you’d be interested in.
….A thoughtful, thorough survey of the best nonfiction found in today’s libraries.”
About the Author
Linda Maxie is a retired librarian from Virginia’s southern Piedmont region who is writing Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction Books series. During her decades of library work, Linda got a lot of experience playing matchmaker for readers and books. Her obsession with quality led her to refine a method for choosing top books on any topic. When she’s not researching, she’s out roaming with her husband, Roger and their rescued cur dog, Dusty Kardashian.
277. Books on the history of Christianity in North America Further Reading: Michael D. Lindsay Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined in the American Elite, 2008. It's no secret that Christian evangelicals have gained political power in America. Michael...
951. Books on China and adjacent areas Further Reading: Peter Hessler Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China and the West, 2006. Throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries, China changed rapidly. Journalist Peter Hessler describes how they affected the lives of...
Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World by Jack Weatherford My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a joy to read! I found unfamiliar stories on every page. Indian Givers, published in 1988, was written by scholar Jack Weatherford. While some of the...
Americans read, on average, just four books a year. For many, printed text has gone the way of buggy whips and copper pennies; the average youth of 18 spends 9.5 hours a day on electronic devices and just 46 minutes a week outdoors. Library Lin’s Curated Collection is a dazzling antidote to all of this, an inspired compilation that celebrates what all the sages and wise women of history have always known. A great book is a universe of wonder, an old-growth forest of the mind, a watershed of thought, an opening to mythic realms beyond all imaginings.
I am thrilled that my volume has earned a small place in Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction. Linda Maxie’s compendium exudes both qualities I treasure in accomplished librarians: unbounded expertise and unstinting generosity in sharing it. Any curious reader will find her guidance to the best in nonfiction not only helpful but inspiring.
Unique and inherently fascinating, impressively comprehensive and exceptionally well organized and presented, “Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction” will be of immense interest to dedicated bibliophiles, inquisitive booksellers, library science professionals, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in cataloging, bibliographies, and indexes. Especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library collections, it should be noted that “Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction” is also readily available in a digital book format.