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The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between

by Abigail Marsh

"A riveting ride through your own brain." --Adam Grant

How the brains of psychopaths and heroes show that humans are wired to be good

At fourteen, Amber could boast of killing her guinea pig, threatening to burn...


We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including...


Admissions

by Henry Marsh

The International Bestseller

"Consistently entertaining...Honesty is abundantly apparent here--a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists." —The Guardian

"Disarmingly...


Nasty Women

by Samhita Mukhopadhyay & Kate Harding

Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and Solidarity

When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump’s...


Riot Days

by Maria Alyokhina

A Pussy Rioter’s riveting, hallucinatory account of her years in Russia’s criminal system and of finding power in the most powerless of situations

In February 2012, after smuggling an electric guitar into...


This Little Art

by Kate Briggs

An essay with the reach and momentum of a novel, Kate Briggs’s This Little Art is a genre-bending song for the practice of literary translation, offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking on reading, writing...


Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

by Bettany Hughes

Istanbul has long been a place where stories and histories collide, where perception is as potent as fact.

From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul--resonates...


An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

by Daniel Mendelsohn

From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading--and reliving--Homer's epic masterpiece.

When eighty-one-year-old...


World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

by Franklin Foer

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence.

Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in...


If All the Seas Were Ink

by Ilana Kurshan

The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of...


Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction

by Chris D. Thomas

Human activity has irreversibly changed the natural environment. But the news isn't all bad.

It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have permanently damaged the natural world, causing extinction, deforestation,...


Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation

by John Freeman

Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America—including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard...


A Disappearance in Damascus

by Deborah Campbell

Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

Winner of the Freedom to Read Award

Winner of the Hubert Evans Prize

In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah...


Border

by Kapka Kassabova

“Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free.” —Peter Pomerantsev

In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she...


Defining Moments in Black History

by Dick Gregory

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history...


Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook

by Alice Waters

The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant....


Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook

by Mark Bray

The National Bestseller

“Focused and persuasive... Bray’s book is many things: the first English-language transnational history of antifa, a how-to for would-be activists, and a record of advice from anti-Fascist...


Map Drawn by A Spy

by Guillermo Cabrera Infante & Mark Fried

Found in an envelope in Guillermo Cabrera Infante's house after his death in 2005, Map Drawn by a Spy is the world-renowned writer's autobiographical account of the last four months he spent in his country....


Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away

by Alice Anderson

The incredible true story of one woman's journey to relocate the place inside herself where strength, hope, and personal truth reside.

After Hurricane Katrina, Alice Anderson has returned home to assess the damage...


Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People

by Timothy Morton

A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans

What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this...