Books

Here’s a compilation of recent books written by Grotto authors during their tenure here, arranged in alphabetical order. Click on each to learn more about the individual title, and (if you’d like) to order it from an independent bookseller.

642 Things to Write About, by the Grotto (yes, all of us)

712 More Things to Write About, by the Grotto (ditto)

An Italian Affair, by Laura Fraser

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, (series), edited by Lavinia Spalding

Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation, by Vicki Abeles with Grace Rubenstein

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), by Bridget Quinn

California Tales, Jane Ciabattari

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves, by James Nestor

Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis, by Christopher Cook

Dogfight, by Fred Vogelstein

Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors, edited by Julia Scott

DIY Mom: A Solo Parenting Adventure, by Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

Falsipedies & Fibsiennes, by Ali Eteraz

Fight Song, by Joshua Mohr

Fruit of the Drunken Tree, by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age by Katherine Ozment

Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, by Yukari Kane

Invisible Gifts: Poems, by Maw Shein Win

Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, by Peter Orner

LOOK BIG: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds, by Rachel Levin

Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology, by Caroline Paul

Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure, by Julia Flynn Siler

Love and Shame and Love, by Peter Orner

The Mouse Room, by Susan Ito

The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula into the Twenty-first Century, by Constance Hale

Queen Sugar, by Natalie Baszile

Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Runway: Confessions of a Not-So-Supermodel, by Meghan Ward

Stay Up With Me, by Tom Barbash

Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves, by Lee Daniel Kravetz

Sun Bear, by Matthew Zapruder

A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown, by Julia Scheeres

Top Dog: The Science of Winning & Losing, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

The Unamericans, by Molly Antopol

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You: Six memoirs of resilience, strength, and forgiveness, edited by Laura Fraser, with essays by Faith Adiele, Mary Jo McConahay, Ethel Rohan, Susan Ito, and Laura Fraser

What To Talk About, by Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker

Wife 22, by Melanie Gideon

World Gone Missing, by Laurie Ann Doyle

You Are Mighty, A Guide to Changing the World, by Caroline Paul 

 

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