Edited by Mark Krammer and Wendy Call: Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
Somewhat of a text book, this is a series of essays from the likes of Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe on the intricacies of writing creative non-fiction. Hopefully, I'll learn a lot.
Clyde Edgerton: Walking Across Egypt
This was the January book for my neighborhood (Nashville) book club. I enjoyed it because it reminds me of my maternal grandparents who were raised in rural North Carolina, the setting of this book. Lovely, short and sweet!
Alana White: The Sign of the Weeping Virgin (Five Star Mystery Series)
When I visit Florence next week, I'll be following the footsteps of the protaganist, Guid'Antonio Vespucci, in this wonderful historical novel by my friend Alana White. I will be joining her as she researches the sequel! Gelato anyone?
Eben Alexander: Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
I first heard of this man's fascinating experience on Oprah's Soul Sunday. Its a page-turner!
National Archives: Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: The Official Guide. (National Archives of Scotland)
We are working to go further back into Rob's Scottish bloodline, he's 16th generation! This was recommended by a professional genealogist I met at the Who Do You Think You Are Live event.