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Most Anticipated: Our Spring 2023 Nonfiction Preview

by 49thShelf Staff

Here is some of the nonfiction you'll be falling in love with in the first half of 2023.

Ворожий чужинець

Справжня історія життя за колючим дротом

translated by Kassandra Luciuk
illustrated by nicole marie burton

Enemy Alien

A True Story of Life Behind Barbed Wire

by (author) Kassandra Luciuk
illustrated by nicole marie burton

Promotional Materials

by Mikka Jacobsen

An excerpt from Modern Fables: Essays, which Suzette Mayr (Scotiabank-Giller winner of The Sleeping Car Porter) calls "wickedly good, wickedly funny, …

Last-Minute Picks for All the Types on Your List

by Kerry Clare

Great nonfiction for readers of all stripes!

The Slow and Tragic Death of Santa Claus

by Erin Pepler

"Just another night as Mom, the keeper of magical lies." An excerpt from celebrated essay collection Send Me Into the Woods Alone

Top 22 of '22: Our Books of the Year

by 49th Shelf Staff

22 amazing picks—and every one is up for giveaway!

Much Like Family: The Indigenous Literary Community

by John Brady McDonald

A recommended reading list by the author of the new essay collection Carrying It Forward: Essays from Kistahpinanihk.


by (artist) Cole Pauls

On Our Radar: Great HOW-TO Nonfiction for Fall

by Kerry Clare

From mushroom foraging, to co-parenting after divorce, overcoming imposter syndrome, and talking about race, these are 10 great books with things to teach …

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