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My Life with Wagner: Fairies, Rings, and Redemption: Exploring Opera's Most Enigmatic Composer

by Christian Thielemann & Anthea Bell

One of today's most outstanding conductors, Christian Thielemann, composes a brilliant account of the great—and controversial—Richard Wagner. Over a distinguished career conducting some of the world's finest...


Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story

by Matti Friedman

Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the experience of a band of Israeli soldiers charged with holding a remote outpost in Lebanon during an unnamed war that foreshadowed the conflicts in Afghanistan,...


Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

by John Guy

A groundbreaking reconsideration of our favorite Tudor queen, Elizabeth is an intimate and surprising biography that shows her at the height of her power by the bestselling, Whitbread Award-winning author of...


In the Country We Love

by Diane Guerrero

The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country

Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange...


The Fire Line

by Fernanda Santos

“In Fernanda Santos’ expert hands, the story of 19 men and a raging wildfire unfolds as a riveting, pulse-pounding account of an American tragedy; and also as a meditation on manhood, brotherhood and family...


Bright, Infinite Future

by Mark Green

Blending the historical, biographical and political, the wide-ranging Bright, Infinite Future describes how the values of the '60s are creating a new progressive majority in '16. The multi-faceted Mark Green—bestselling...


The Bees

by Carol Ann Duffy

A winner of the Costa Book Award, "beautiful and moving poetry for the real world" (The Guardian)

The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of new poems as British poet laureate, and the much anticipated...


Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Edythe Haber

Considered Teffi’s single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author’s last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political...


Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

by Clinton Romesha

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor...


Champagne Baby: How One Parisian Learned to Love Wine-and Life-the American Way

by Laure Dugas

Fresh, charming, and wholly irresistible, Champagne Baby turns a familiar tale on its head: Instead of yet another American seeking the French secret to good living, a Frenchwoman finds her purpose—much to...


Queerspawn in Love: A Memoir

by Kellen Kaiser

When the daughter of a quartet of lesbians falls in love with a man serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, she is forced to examine her own values and beliefs.


Make It Reality: Create Your Opportunity, Own Your Success

Go Big or Go Home

by Scotty McCreery & Travis Thrasher

It was just a simple singing competition that would be fun to audition for. Who knew what kind of doors it might open for a sixteen-year-old from Garner, North Carolina. 

 

Go Big or Go Home is the story of...


Five Presidents

by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November.

Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately...


18 Holes with Bing

by Nathaniel Crosby & John Strege

In this love letter to his father, former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby shares memories of Bing Crosby on the golf course, and the lessons he taught him about the game and about life. With a Foreword...


Beer Money

by Frances Stroh

In the tradition of Rich Cohen’s Sweet and Low and Sean Wilsey’s Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artist’s struggle to find...


The Bridge Ladies

by Betsy Lerner

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little...


Prince: A Thief in the Temple

by Brian Morton

Prince Rogers Nelson released his first album in 1978. In the years that followed until his death in April 2016, he became a superstar, a recluse, an inspiration, an enigma, a slave and a symbol. He was a master...


Life Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family

by Diana Abu-Jaber

“Diana Abu-Jaber is the Ambassador of Big-Heartedness.”—Patrick Volk, on The Language of Baklava

On one side, there is Grace: prize-winning author Diana Abu-Jaber’s tough, independent sugar-fiend of...


Mr Pizza and All That Jazz

by Peter Boizot, Luke Johnson & Matt Reville

Peter Boizot is a remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist lucky enough to have led a truly extraordinary life. Known to many as 'Mr Peterborough', he's the jazz-loving party animal who introduced pizza to England's...