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Flash Count Diary

by Darcey Steinke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 18, 2019)

“Many days I believe menopause is the new (if long overdue) frontier for the most compelling and necessary philosophy; Darcey Steinke is already there, blazing the way. This elegant, wise, fascinating, deeply...


A Primer for Forgetting

by Lewis Hyde Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 18, 2019)

“One of our true superstars of nonfiction” (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.

We live...


For the Love of Books

by Graham Tarrant Skyhorse (June 18, 2019)

A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.

Do you know:

  • Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning?
  • Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China?...

  • Aug 9 - Fog

    by Kathryn Scanlan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 04, 2019)

    A Paris Review Staff Pick, one of Chicago Tribune's 25 Hot Books of Summer, and one of The A.V. Club's 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2019

    A stark, elegiac account of unexpected pleasures and the progress of seasons...


    Mr. Know-It-All

    by John Waters Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 21, 2019)

    No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos...


    My Caesarean

    by Amanda Fields & Rachel Moritz The Experiment (April 30, 2019)

    Twenty-one vivid, moving essays on caesarean birth

    “No one talks about C-sections as surgery,” writes SooJin Pate. “They talk about it as if it’s just another way—albeit more convenient way—of giving...


    A Desert Harvest

    by Bruce Berger & Colum Mccann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2019)

    A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger’s beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert

    Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s...


    Nobody's Looking at You

    by Janet Malcolm Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2019)

    "Malcolm is always worth reading; it can be instructive to see how much satisfying craft she brings to even the most trivial article." --Phillip Lopate, TLS

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of...


    The Collected Schizophrenias

    by Esmé Weijun Wang Graywolf Press (February 05, 2019)

    Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award

    An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with...


    In Other Words

    by Goenawan Mohamad & Jennifer Lindsay Arcade (May 16, 2017)

    A wide-ranging and beautiful collection of essays from one of world literature’s most important writers.

    Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia’s foremost public intellectuals, and this translated volume of...


    Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the great minds of the mid-nineteenth century. His thoughts and views led the Transcendentalist movement, and his writings—especially Self-Reliance—taught people to “trust thyself”...


    Marking Humanity: Stories, Poems, & Essays by Holocaust Survivors

    by Shlomit Editor Kriger Soul Inscriptions Press (September 25, 2013)

    Imagine sitting across from a member of the German Secret State Police and negotiating with him to allow for the release of Jewish youngsters and for the establishment of a Jewish school. What can a teenager...