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Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment

by Judith P. Zinsser

The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind

Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year...


Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

by Yvon Chouinard

In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most...


River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

by Rebecca Solnit

The world as we know it today began in California in the late 1800s, and Eadweard Muybridge had a lot to do with it. This striking assertion is at the heart of Rebecca Solnit’s new book, which weaves together...


The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return

by Kenan Trebincevic & Susan Shapiro

A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family

At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet...


Lift Up Thy Voice: The Sarah and Angelina Grimké Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders

by Mark Perry

In the late 1820s Sarah and Angelina Grimké traded their elite position as daughters of a prominent white slaveholding family in Charleston, South Carolina, for a life dedicated to abolitionism and advocacy...


Vivos bajo tierra (Buried Alive): La historia verdadera de los 33 mineros chilenos (The True Story of the 33 Chilean Miners)

by Manuel Pino Toro

Estuvieron 69 días atrapados bajo tierra en pleno desierto de Atacama, Chile. Las primeras semanas sobrevivieron con apenas dos cucharadas de atún cada 48 horas, soportando el calor endemoniado de una mina...


Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America

by Thurston Clarke

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination.

A narrative of Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account...


After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties

by Catherine Gildiner

A hilarious and moving follow-up to The New York Times bestselling Too Close to the Falls.

Catherine Gildiner shares the next chapter in a story that has already captivated many readers. It's 1960, and twelve-year-old...


Babylon by Bus: Or true story of two friends who gave up valuable franchiseselling T-shirts tofind meaning & adventure in Iraq where they became emplo

by Ray LeMoine & Jeff Neumann

This all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren?t...


Family Romance: A Love Story

by John Lanchester

The author of The Debt to Pleasure digs into his family's extraordinary past in a memoir as enthralling as his finest fiction

It was only when his mother died that John Lanchester realized how little he really...


Rory and Ita

by Roddy Doyle

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Charles Dickens: A Life

by Jane Smiley

For fans of the soon-to-be-released film about Charles Dickens starring Ralph Fiennes, a brilliantly insightful biography from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley

With delectable wit and characteristic...


Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab

by Christine Montross

A "gleaming, humane" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and a first-year medical student

Medical student Christine Montross felt nervous standing outside...


Jesus: A Biography from a Believer.

by Paul Johnson

The definitive life of Jesus from the bestselling author of A History of Christianity.

Few figures have had such an influence on the world as Jesus of Nazareth. Paul Johnson's brilliant and powerful reading...


Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

by Norah Vincent

A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how...


On the Grand Trunk Road: A Journey into South Asia

by Steve Coll

Available for the first time in paperback, Steve Coll's trek across a socially and politically damaged South Asia

Bestselling author Steve Coll is one of the preeminent journalists of the twenty-first century....


Branch Rickey: A Life

by Jimmy Breslin

The book that inspired Harrison Ford in his portrayal of Branch Rickey in the hit movie "42"

In a brilliant match between author and subject, this latest addition to the Penguin Lives series features the inimitable...


Selective Memory

by Shobhaa De

The explosive autobiography of India's most controversial writer Shobhaa Dé has been many things to many people: supermodel, celebrity journalist and best-selling author; friend, rival, colleague and confidante....


Ocean In My Yard

by Saleem Peeradina

‘It was easy becoming a voyeur.’ Saleem Peeradina, poet, artist, teacher—and compulsive people-watcher—gets extraordinary views of neighbourhood life from the twelve windows of his Versova Road house....


Kasturba

by Arun Gandhi

‘I LEARNED THE LESSON OF NONVIOLENCE FROM MY WIFE. HER DETERMINED RESISTANCE TO MY WILL ON THE ONE HAND, AND HER QUIET SUBMISSION IN THE SUFFERING MY STUPIDITY INVOLVED ON THE OTHER HAND, ULTIMATELY MADE ME...