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NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Samuel Johnson Prize 2015

by Steve Silberman

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction

A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding,...


Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure

Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2011

by Leslie Budewitz

Addressing the misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the law in today’s writing, this reliable guidebook demonstrates how to use legal concepts, terminology, and procedure to create fiction that is true...


The Secret Life of Words

John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2008

by Henry Hitchings

Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to...


In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2006

by Eric R. Kandel

“A stunning book.”—Oliver Sacks Memory binds our mental life together. We are who we are in large part because of what we learn and remember. But how does the brain create memories? Nobel Prize winner...


The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 1976

by Bruno Bettelheim

Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance...


Children of Crisis

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1973

by Robert Coles

In the 1950s Robert Coles began studying, living among, and, above all, listening to American children. The results of his efforts--revealed in five volumes published between 1967 and 1977--constitute one of...