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The View from Flyover Country

by Sarah Kendzior

From the St. Louis–based journalist often credited with first predicting Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

"A collection of sharp-edged, humanistic pieces about the American heartland...Passionate pieces...


The Trauma Cleaner

by Sarah Krasnostein

A fascinating, incredible true story about the person who spends her life cleaning up after traumas.

"Absolutely stunning."—PopSugar

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband...


Things That Helped

by Jessica Friedmann

Jessica Friedmann navigates her recovery from postpartum depression in a wide-ranging collection of personal essays

Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann’s...


Lust on Trial

by Amy Werbel

Anthony Comstock was America’s first professional censor. From 1873 to 1915, as Secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, Comstock led a spirited crusade against lasciviousness, salaciousness,...


Look Alive Out There

by Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!

From the New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There—a brand-new...


Two Sisters

by Asne Seierstad & Seán Kinsella

The riveting story of two sisters’ journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home

Two Sisters, by the international bestselling author Åsne Seierstad, tells the unforgettable story...


The Science of Roman History

by Walter Scheidel

This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. Walter Scheidel brings together leading...


The Frighteners

by Peter Laws

The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires...


Raw

by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins

Selected as a Best Book of the Year by Esquire

"Couldn't put it down." – Charlamagne Tha God

"Mesmerizing." – Raekwon da Chef

"Insightful, moving, necessary." – Shea Serrano

"Cathartic." –The New Yorker

"A...


Camp Austen

by Ted Scheinman

A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing

The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding,...


Orbán

by Paul Lendvai

A no-holds-barred biography of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who has become a pivotal figure in European politics since 2010, this is the first English- language study of the erstwhile anti-communist...


Sabers and Utopias

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Anna Kushner

A landmark collection of essays on the Nobel laureate’s conception of Latin America, past, present, and future

Throughout his career, the Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa has grappled with the concept...


Don't Call Me Princess

by Peggy Orenstein

The New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter delivers her first ever collection of essays—funny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three...


The Rise of Yeast

by Nicholas P. Money

From breakfast toast to evening wine, yeast is the microscopic thing that we cannot live without. We knew what yeast did as an invisible brewer and baker long before we had a clue about the existence of microorganisms....


What Are We Doing Here?

by Marilynne Robinson

New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winner

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book...


A Dangerous Woman

by Susan Ronald

A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940’s Paris.

Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French...


Eloquent Rage

by Brittney Cooper

Roxane Gay: "I encourage you to check out Eloquent Rage out now."

Joy Reid, Cosmopolitan: "A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibility."

Damon Young: "Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher...


Go Home!

by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Alexander Chee, Chang-rae Lee & Kimiko Hahn et al.

New, emerging, and established Asian diasporic writers touch on the personal and political dimensions of home in the 21st century. Both urgent and meditative, this literary anthology showcases fiction, memoir,...


Black Girl Baking

by Jerrelle Guy

"Black Girl Baking has a rhythm and a realness to it." - Carla Hall, Chef and television personality

Invigorating and Creative Recipes to Ignite Your Senses

For Jerrelle Guy, food has always been what has shaped...


The Kings of Big Spring

by Bryan Mealer

"Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy."

— Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE

"Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining,...