Heartwarming Nonfiction

When you need a little lift, turn to those books about kind-hearted people (and some animals!) who face down adversity and demonstrate the amazing power of love. All of these titles are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.

Albom, Mitch. Have a Little Faith: A True Story of a Last Request. 2009. (296.7 A).

Bernstein, Harry. The Invisible Wall: A Love Story that Broke Barriers. 2007.
(818.54 B5315.in). Also available: Large Type, CD

Bourke, Anthony. A Lion Called Christian. 2009. (599.757 B).

Brown, Oral Lee. The Promise: How One Woman Made Good on Her Extraordinary Pact to Send a Classroom of First Graders to College. 2005. (370.92 B).

Cooper, Gwen. Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or, How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat. 2009. (636.80929 C). Also available: Large Type, CD

Fisher, Robin Gaby. After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival.
2008. (362.19711 F).

Greene, Melissa Fay. There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa’s Children. 2006. (362.732 G). Also available: CD

Hendra, Tony. Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Life. 2004. (B H4982.fa).
Also available: Large Type, CD

Kamkwamba, William. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope. 2009. (621.312136 K). Also available: eAudiobook

Kersjes, Michael E. A Smile as Big as the Moon: A Teacher, His Class, and Their Unforgettable Journey. 2002. (371.90473 K).

Kidder, Tracy. Strength in What Remains. 2009. (305.896 K).

Kleinfield, Sonny. His Oldest Friend: The Story of an Unlikely Bond. 2005. (305.20922 K).

Kopelman, Jay. From Baghdad, with Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava. 2006. (956.70443 K). Also available: Large Type

LeMieux, Richard. Breakfast at Sally’s: One Homeless Man’s Inspirational Journey. 2008.
(362.5092 L).

Morris, Bob. Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad. 2008.
(306.8742 M).

Mortenson, Greg. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations—One School at a Time. 2006. (371.82209549 M).
Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Myron, Vicki. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. 2008.
(636.80929 M). Also available: Large Type, CD

Pausch, Randy. The Last Lecture. 2008. (B P3344.La).
Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook, eBook

Ryan, Terry. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less. 2001. (B R9884ry). Also available: Large Type, CD

Simon, Rachel. Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey. 2002.
(818.54 S5964.ri).

Thompson-Cannino, Jennifer. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption. 2009. (332.8830922 T).

Tucker, Neely. Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir. 2004. (362.734 T).
Also available: CD

Woodruff, Lee. In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing. 2007.
(070.92 W). Also available: Large Type, CD

Zaslow, Jeffrey. The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship. 2009. (305.40922 Z). Also available: Large Type, eBook