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An Uncommon Reader

by Helen Smith

"Garnett's Life will not need to be written again." —Andrew Morton, Times Literary Supplement

A penetrating biography of the most important English-language editor of the early twentieth century

During the course...


Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All

by Jaclyn Friedman

An urgent account of sexual politics, feminism, and the rules of power in America-and a potent vision for the way forward

As a veteran feminist and agenda-setting sex educator, Jaclyn Friedman is on the frontlines...


The Mafia's President

by Don Fulsom

The first-ever full account of Nixon's extensive ties to the American Mafia, from a veteran White House reporter.

Unbeknownst to most people even now, the election of 1968 placed the patron saint of the Mafia...


Bunk

by Kevin Young

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

“There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon James

Award-winning...


A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug

by Sarah Lacy

A rallying cry for working mothers everywhere that demolishes the "distracted, emotional, weak" stereotype and definitively shows that these professionals are more focused, decisive, and stronger than any other...


Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

by Juli Berwald

A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems.

Jellyfish are an enigma. They have no centralized...


The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

by Maya Jasanoff

“Enlightening, compassionate, superb” —John Le Carré

New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017

A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization...


Keeping On Keeping On

by Alan Bennett

A collection of Bennett’s diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015

Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and...


The Un-Discovered Islands

by Malachy Tallack & Katie Scott

In The Un-Discovered Islands, critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack takes the reader on fascinating adventures to the mysterious and forgotten corners of the map.

Be prepared to be captivated by the astounding...


The Bughouse

by Daniel Swift

A captivating biography of Ezra Pound told via the stories of his visitors at St. Elizabeths Hospital

In 1945, the great American poet Ezra Pound was deemed insane. He was due to stand trial for treason for his...


Sometimes I Think About It

by Stephen Elliott

An essay collection by a writer who “may be writing under . . . the influence of genius” (Vanity Fair)

In Sometimes I Think About It, Stephen Elliott gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written...


Montaigne in Barn Boots

by Michael Perry

The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne.

"The journey began on a...


Women & Power: A Manifesto

by Mary Beard

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A modern feminist classic."—The Guardian

From the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely manifesto on women and power.  At...


The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

by Jeff Goodell

One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017 One of Booklist's Top 10 Science Books of 2017

An eye-opening and essential tour of the vanishing world

What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early...


I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

by Matt Taibbi

A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police—from the bestselling author of The Divide

NAMED ONE OF THE...


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

by John Hodgman

“I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size.” —Jon Stewart

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented...


Slaves in the Family

by Edward Ball

Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new...


Ghosts of the Tsunami

by Richard Lloyd Parry

The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan—by the Japan correspondent of The Times (London) and author of People Who Eat Darkness

On March 11, 2011,...


Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

by Ashley Dawson

A cutting exploration of how cities drive climate change while being on the frontlines of the coming climate crisis

How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we...


Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy

by Sasha Polakow-Suransky

What if the new far right poses a graver threat to liberal democracy than jihadists or mass migration?

Brexit and Donald Trump's victory were just the beginning--and Marine Le Pen's defeat does not signal a turning...