Stranger Than Fiction: Previous Selections

December 2014 The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson.

November 2014 A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage.

October 2014 October 1964 by David Halberstam.

September 2014 The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman.

August 2014 The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan.

July 2014 Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond.

June 2014 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson.

May 2014 Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon.

April 2014 The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss.

March 2014 The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan.

February 2014 Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.

January 2014 When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss.

October 2013 True Grit by Charles Portis.

September 2013 About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory by Barry Lopez.

August 2013 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson.

July 2013 Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose.

June 2013 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

April 2013 Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock.

March 2013 Population: 485 – Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry.

February 2013 Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.