Picks and Pans Review: New in Nonfiction

updated 10/04/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/04/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

BRAVE GIRL EATING

by Harriet Brown

A mother's harrowing chronicle of the years anorexia held her daughter captive, and the long road back.

YELLOW DIRT

by Judy Pasternak

For decades the U.S. put Navajos at risk mining uranium; the radioactive "dirt" remains and still kills. An investigative tour-de-force.

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