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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,...

The Atomic Weight of Love: A Novel

by Elizabeth J. Church

In her sweeping debut novel, Elizabeth J. Church takes us from the World War II years in Chicago to the vast sun-parched canyons of Los Alamos, New Mexico, in the 1970s as we follow the journey of a driven,...

The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism

by Mark Zwonitzer

In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William...

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

by Richard Louv

From Richard Louv, the bestselling author who defined the term “nature-deficit disorder,” Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world...

Chasing the North Star: A Novel

by Robert Morgan

Bestselling author Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave who, in 1850, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born, taking with him only a few coins, a knife,...

We Love You, Charlie Freeman: A Novel

by Kaitlyn Greenidge

The Freemans have moved to rural Massachusetts to care for and teach sign language to a chimpanzee as part of a research experiment. What begins as a story of family becomes an exploration of America’s failure...

Welcome Thieves: Stories

by Sean Beaudoin

Black humor mixed with pathos is the hallmark of the twelve stories in this adult debut collection from a master writer of comic and inventive YA novels.

A young man spends a whole day lying naked on the floor...

Only Love Can Break Your Heart: A Novel

by Ed Tarkington

It's 1977, and eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul, who is happy to have his younger brother as his sidekick, until one day, Paul disappears. When, seven years later, a mysterious double murder...

The Muralist: A Novel

by B. A. Shapiro

When a young Abstract Expressionist painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) vanishes in pre-WWII New York City in 1940, neither her Jewish family living in German-occupied France nor her...

My Father's Guitar and Other Imaginary Things

by Joseph Skibell

Often comic, sometimes tender, profoundly truthful, and often improbable, the stories in these nonfiction essays by award-winning novelist Joseph Skibell are 100 percent true, painting a complex portrait of...

We Were Brothers: A Memoir

by Barry Moser

Brothers Barry and Tommy Moser were born of the same parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee, slept in the same bedroom, went to the same school, and were both poisoned by their family’s deep racism and anti-Semitism....

And West Is West

by Ron Childress

When Jessica, a young Air Force drone pilot in Nevada, is tasked with launching a missile against a suspected terrorist halfway across the world, she realizes that although women and children are in the crosshairs,...

Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession

by Elizabeth Benedict

Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny,...

The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives

by Theresa Brown

Practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience a day in the life of a nurse working on a hospital’s busy cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, patients' lives can...

The Last September: A Novel

by Nina De Gramont

Set against the desolate autumn beauty of Cape Cod, The Last September is a riveting emotional puzzle that takes readers inside the psyche of a woman facing the meaning of love and loyalty.

Brett has been in...

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!: A Novel

by Jonathan Evison

Harriet Chance impulsively sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise that her late husband had planned. But what she hoped would be a voyage leading to a new lease on life becomes a surprising and revelatory...

The Fall of Princes: A Novel

by Robert Goolrick

In The Fall of Princes, bestselling author Robert Goolrick brings to vivid life New York City in the 1980s, a world of excess and self-indulgence, where limousines waited for hours outside Manhattan’s newest...

Dinner with Buddha: A Novel

by Roland Merullo

“We, like Otto, find our cynicism worn away by Rinpoche’s gentle instruction in the simple but terribly difficult art of letting go, living each moment to the fullest, seeing the sacred in the everyday ....

Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

by Dean Jobb

In Chicago in the Roaring Twenties, a charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million in phantom timberland and oil wells in Panama. This tale of a brilliant con...

The Daylight Marriage

by Heidi Pitlor

When Hannah vanishes the morning after an explosive argument with her husband, Lovell, he must try to piece together what happened to his wife--and to their life together. While the police gather clues, the...