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The Last Love Song

by Tracy Daugherty

In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author...


Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race...


Irrepressible

by Emily Bingham

Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald...


The Seven Good Years: A Memoir

by Etgar Keret

A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a “genius” (The New York Times) and master storyteller.

The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret’s son and the death of his father were good...


Spectacle

by Pamela Newkirk

An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice, science, and tragedy in the...


In a Dark Wood

by Joseph Luzzi

When you lose your whole world in a moment, where do you turn?

On a cold November morning, Joseph Luzzi, a Dante scholar and professor at Bard College, found himself racing to the hospital—his wife, Katherine,...


Joan of Arc

by Helen Castor

The acclaimed historian Helen Castor—bestselling author and BBC broadcaster of She-Wolves, the story of England's queens before Elizabeth I—returns with the incredible story of Joan of Arc, as only a biographer...


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

by Sally Mann

A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.

In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family,...


The Shepherd's Life

by James Rebanks

Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of...


God is Not Here: A Soldier's Struggle with Torture, Trauma, and the Moral Injuries of War

by Lieutenant Colonel Bill Russell Edmonds, Bill Nash & Thomas Ricks

God Is Not Here is a powerful and intimate look into torture and its effect on both the tortured and the torturer.

In May of 2005, the U.S. government finally acknowledged that the invasion of Iraq had spawned...


Life Among the Savages

by Shirley Jackson

In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, America’s celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising children

In her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking...


Raising Demons

by Shirley Jackson

In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her childrenIn the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson’s...


Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker

by Thomas Kunkel

This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer—author of Joe Gould’s Secret and Up in the Old Hotel—and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history’s...


Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

by Kate Bolick

“Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.”

So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single....


I Was a Child: A Memoir

by Bruce E Kaplan

I Was a Child is an illustrated memoir by Bruce Eric Kaplan, the renowned New Yorker cartoonist.

 

Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is one of the most celebrated and admired cartoonists in America. I...


The Folded Clock: A Diary

by Heidi Julavits

A raucous, stunningly candid, deliriously smart diary of two years in the life of the incomparable Heidi Julavits

Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in...


The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy

by Masha Gessen

An important story for our era: How the American Dream went wrong for two immigrants, and the nightmare that resulted.

On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon,...


Motorcycles I've Loved: A Memoir

by Lily Brooks-Dalton

“What the PCT is to Cheryl Strayed, the open road is to Brooks-Dalton.”—Cosmopolitan 

A powerful memoir about a young woman whose passion for motorcycles leads her down a road all her own.

At twenty-one-years-old,...


Zero Zero Zero

by Roberto Saviano & Virginia Jewiss

"Zero zero zero" flour is the finest, whitest available. "Zero zero zero" is also the nickname among narcotraffickers for the purest, highest quality cocaine on the market. And it is the title of Roberto Saviano's...


Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

by John Szwed

Published in celebration of Holiday’s centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer’s extraordinary musical talentWhen Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia’s studios in November 1933, it marked...