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Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Novel

by Lydia Millet

Blending domestic thriller and psychological horror, this compelling page-turner follows a mother fleeing her estranged husband.

Lydia Millet’s chilling new novel is the first-person account of a young mother,...

Mind Your Manors: Tried-and-True British Household Cleaning Tips

by Lucy Lethbridge

The author of Servants tells us what made British households, of all sizes, shine.

British estates were known to be the epitome of cleanliness with their white-glove perfection. Through her meticulous research...

She: Fiction

by Michelle Latiolais

“Latiolais is as close to Alice Munro as a writer can get, but with a more modern edge.”—Los Angeles Times A nameless fifteen-year-old runs away to Los Angeles, seeking life beyond the harsh constraints...

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...

Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

by Greg Milner

Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology—but is changing us in profound ways.

Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary shared...

The Road to Calm Workbook: Life-Changing Tools to Stop Runaway Emotions

by Carolyn Daitch & Lissah Lorberbaum

A protocol of easy-to-use tools that can be applied when readers experience difficult-to-manage emotions. Emotional flooding—being overwhelmed by feelings—happens in response to stress, anxiety, and life’s...

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

by Frans De Waal

From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.

What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your...

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

by Maurice Isserman

This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself.

In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through...

Tom Paine's Iron Bridge: Building a United States

by Edward G. Gray

The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Tom Paine’s political blueprint for the United States.

In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams judged the author of Common Sense...

Compass: A Story of Exploration and Innovation

by Alan Gurney

"The compass' rocky evolution is charted with an enthusiast's passion....A fascinating adventure."—Bernadette Murphy, Los Angeles Times Compass chronicles the misadventures of those who attempted to perfect...

Getting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution

by Frederic C. Rich

“Regardless of your place on the political spectrum, there is much to admire in this book, which reminds us that the stewardship of nature is an obligation shared by all Americans.”—U.S. Senator Angus...

Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back

by Nathan Bomey

What happens when an iconic American city goes broke?

At exactly 4:06 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history—the Motor...

Orient Point: Poems

by Julie Sheehan

“Tender, sassy, quietly observant, deeply cutting ... a collection bursting with verbal and existential exuberance.”—Billy Collins Julie Sheehan draws from nature guides and self-help books, weaves legal...

The King: Poems

by Rebecca Wolff

"Wolff keeps company with Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, and Beth Ann Fennelly."—Publishers Weekly, starred review A bold, lyrical invention by an award-winning poet whose “gift for the gorgeous” won praise...

The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future

by Mason Inman

The first comprehensive biography of Marion King Hubbert, the "father of peak oil."

In 1956, geologist and Shell Oil researcher Marion King Hubbert delivered a speech that has shaped world energy debates ever...

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived

by Mark Katz

Understanding resiliency and student success by studying people who succumbed to risk but later triumphed. A number of people who failed in school currently enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include,...

8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise (8 Keys to Mental Health)

by Christina Hibbert & Babette Rothschild

Inspiring strategies from a wellness expert for keeping fit, relieving stress, and strengthening emotional well-being. We all know that exercise is good for physical health, but recently, a wealth of data has...

The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East

by Ray Takeyh & Steven Simon

A bold reexamination of U.S. influence in the Middle East during the Cold War.

The Arab Spring, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the Iraq war, and the Syrian civil war—these contemporary conflicts have deep roots...

I Don't Like Where This Is Going: A Wylie Coyote Novel

by John Dufresne

“If Raymond Chandler were reincarnated as a novelist in south Florida, he couldn’t nail it any better than John Dufresne.”—Carl Hiaasen

John Dufresne has been hailed by the New York Times as “an original...

Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table

by Anna Thomas

Can we all sit down and have dinner together?

For years, Anna Thomas’s fans have cooked from her trailblazing vegetarian cookbooks. Now, Anna turns her thoughts to that larger question. We are eating differently:...