*Some of* The Best Non-fiction of 2021

True stories are often the best ones, and 2021 provided us with some truly fascinating and profound non-fiction tales, ranging from the delightful to the harrowing. We’ve compiled a list of ten worthy titles (among many) from last year to enlighten and enthrall you.

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In alphabetical order by authors' last names

Call Us What We Carry: Poems Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593465066
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Published: Viking Books - December 7th, 2021

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781982115852
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present Cover Image
$100.00
ISBN: 9781631492563
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Published: Liveright - November 2nd, 2021

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

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These Precious Days: Essays Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063092785
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Published: Harper - November 23rd, 2021

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781984856029
Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

Taste: My Life Through Food Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982168018
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Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021