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Thebes

by Paul Cartledge Abrams Press (September 22, 2020)

The riveting, de�nitive account of the ancient Greek city of Thebes, by the acclaimed author of The Spartans

 

Among the extensive writing available about the history of ancient Greece, there is precious...


Sex with Presidents

by Eleanor Herman William Morrow (September 22, 2020)

In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising...


Cassandra Speaks

by Elizabeth Lesser Harper Wave (September 15, 2020)

What story would Eve have told about picking the apple? Why is Pandora blamed for opening the box? And what about the fate of Cassandra who was blessed with knowing the future but cursed so that no one believed...


Just Us

by Claudia Rankine Graywolf Press (September 07, 2020)

Claudia Rankine's Citizen changed the conversation--Just Us urges all of us into it

As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another?...


We Have Been Harmonized

by Kai Strittmatter Custom House (September 01, 2020)

“A remarkable book. … The more one reads, the more pressing one conclusion becomes: almost everything we thought we knew about contemporary China is wrong.” —The Observer, “Book of the Week”

Hailed...


Unforgetting

by Roberto Lovato Harper (September 01, 2020)

A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year

"Gripping and beautiful. With the artistry of a poet and the intensity of a revolutionary, Lovato untangles the tightly knit skein of love and terror that connects...


Black Spartacus

by Sudhir Hazareesingh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 2020)

"Black Spartacus is a tour de force: by far the most complete, authoritative and persuasive biography of Toussaint that we are likely to have for a long time . . . An extraordinarily gripping read." --David...


Wandering in Strange Lands

by Morgan Jerkins Harper (August 04, 2020)

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by ELLE, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Bitch Media, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Parade and BookRiot 

“One of the smartest young writers of her generation.”—Book...


Inventory

by Darran Anderson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2020)

"Inventory is a remarkable memoir; a work of auto-archaeology, really, in which Darran Anderson disinters his own and his country's hard pasts, shaking life, love and loss out of the objects of his youth in...


Inferno

by Catherine Cho Henry Holt and Co. (August 03, 2020)

"Inferno is a disturbing and masterfully told memoir, but it's also an important one that pushes back against powerful taboos. . ." --The New York Times Book Review

"Explosive" --Good Morning America

"Sublime"...


Owls of the Eastern Ice

by Jonathan C. Slaght Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2020)

"A terrifically exciting account of [Slaght's] time in the Russian Far East studying Blakiston's fish owls, huge, shaggy-feathered, yellow-eyed, and elusive birds that hunt fish by wading in icy water . . ....


Unspeakable Acts

by Sarah Weinman & Patrick Radden Keefe Ecco (July 28, 2020)

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita

The appeal of...


Memorial Drive

by Natasha Trethewey Ecco (July 28, 2020)

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate...


Avoid the Day

by Jay Kirk Harper Perennial (July 28, 2020)

"Avoid the Day truly seems to me to push nonfiction memoir as far as it can go without it collapsing into a singularity and I am at a loss for words. You are just going to have to read it." –Helen Macdonald,...


The Perfect Father

by John Glatt St. Martin's Press (July 20, 2020)

In The Perfect Father, New York Times bestselling author John Glatt reveals the tragedy of the Watts family, whose seemingly perfect lives played out on social media--but the truth would lead to a vicious and...


Remain in Love

by Chris Frantz St. Martin's Press (July 20, 2020)

Two iconic bands. An unforgettable life.

One of the most dynamic groups of the '70s and '80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst...


Austen Years

by Rachel Cohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 20, 2020)

"A thoroughly authentic, smart and consoling account of one writer's commitment to another." --The New York Times Book Review

"An absolutely fascinating book: I will never read Austen the same way again." --Helen...


Niche

by Momus Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 13, 2020)

"Diarist, novelist, satirist, lyricist beyond peer."* In Niche: A Memoir in Pastiche, Nick Currie, a.k.a. Momus, presents the story of his life, career, and conquests on the margins of multiple music and art...


Character

by Marjorie Garber Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 13, 2020)

A spirited, engaging investigation into the concept of character, an enduring human obsession in literature, psychology, politics, and everyday life

What is "character"? How can it be measured, improved, or built?...


The Vapors

by David Hill Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 06, 2020)

"Complex, turbulent, as haunting as a pedal steel solo" --Jonathan Miles, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

"One of 21 books we can't wait to read in 2020" --Thrillist | A New York Times Book Review...


The New Parisienne

by Lindsey Tramuta & Joann Pai Abrams (July 06, 2020)

In a follow-up to the popular The New Paris, Lindsey Tramuta explores the impact that the women of Paris have had on the rapidly evolving culture of their city

 

The New Parisienne focuses on one of the city's...


Shadow State

by Luke Harding Harper (June 30, 2020)

A thrilling account of how Russia is waging a hidden war against America and the West, using espionage, corruption, fake news, and KGB-style murder

March 2018. Two Russian assassins arrive in a provincial English...


Without Ever Reaching the Summit

by Paolo Cognetti & Stash Luczkiw HarperOne (June 23, 2020)

In this exquisitely written journal-turned-journey of self-discovery, international bestselling author Paolo Cognetti examines our universal desire for connection through a voyage in the Himalayas.Why climb...


Twisted

by Emma Dabiri Harper Perennial (June 23, 2020)

Stamped from the Beginning meets You Can't Touch My Hair in this timely and resonant essay collection from Guardian contributor and prominent BBC race correspondent Emma Dabiri, exploring the ways in which...


Lot Six

by David Adjmi Harper (June 23, 2020)

“David Adjmi has written one of the great American memoirs, a heartbreaking, hilarious story of what it means to make things up, including yourself. A wild tale of lack and lies, galling humiliations and majestic...


Our Time Is Now

by Stacey Abrams Henry Holt and Co. (June 08, 2020)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter." --Kerry Washington...


The Dragons, the Giant, the Women

by Wayétu Moore Graywolf Press (June 01, 2020)

An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States

When Wayétu Moore turns five years old, her father and grandmother throw her a big birthday party at their...


Hollywood Park

by Mikel Jollett Celadon Books (May 25, 2020)

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

"A Gen-X This Boy's Life...Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel... In the end, Jollett shakes...


Philosopher of the Heart

by Clare Carlisle Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 04, 2020)

Philosopher of the Heart is the groundbreaking biography of renowned existentialist Søren Kierkegaard's life and creativity, and a searching exploration of how to be a human being in the world.

Søren Kierkegaard...


Scandinavian Noir

by Wendy Lesser Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 04, 2020)

"Even those unmoved by its subject will thrill to [Scandinavian Noir], a beautifully crafted inquiry into fiction, reality, crime and place . . . Perhaps when it comes to fiction and reality, what we need most...


Pelosi

by Molly Ball Henry Holt and Co. (May 04, 2020)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly Ball

She's the iconic...


The Celestial Hunter

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"[Calasso's] flow of associations leaves you feeling not out of your depth, but smarter and better read." --The New York Times Book Review

The eighth part of Roberto...


All Boys Aren't Blue

by George M. Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (April 27, 2020)

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence,...


Everything Is Under Control

by Phyllis Grant Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 20, 2020)

"In epigrammatic, nearly poetic diction, Grant . . . reminds us of how transformative the junctures where food and life collide can be." --The New York Times Book Review

"What a beautiful, rich, and poetic memoir...


The Address Book

by Deirdre Mask St. Martin's Press (April 13, 2020)

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction

An extraordinary debut in the tradition of classic works from authors such as Mark Kurlansky, Mary Roach, and Rose George.

An exuberant and insightful work of...


The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

by Greg King & Penny Wilson St. Martin's Press (April 06, 2020)

In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner, including never-before-seen photos of the wreck today.

In 1956, a...


American Harvest

by Marie Mutsuki Mockett Graywolf Press (April 06, 2020)

An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great Plains

For over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven-thousand-acre wheat farm in the panhandle...


Assume Nothing

by Tanya Selvaratnam Henry Holt and Co. (April 06, 2020)

A combination of memoir, reporting, and research, Assume Nothing is an urgent, timely examination of a frightening type of abuse of power. It tells Tanya Selvaratnam's incredible story, while offering tools...


Hollywood Double Agent

by Jonathan Gill Abrams Press (April 06, 2020)

The Cold War and the Golden Age of Hollywood meet in this story of the remarkable career of Boris Morros, ï¬?lm producer and Russian double agent

 

Boris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and '40s....


American Rebels

by Nina Sankovitch St. Martin's Press (March 23, 2020)

Nina Sankovitch's American Rebels explores, for the first time, the intertwined lives of the Hancock, Quincy, and Adams families, and the role each person played in sparking the American Revolution.

Before they...


Great State

by Timothy Brook Harper (March 17, 2020)

The world-renowned scholar and author of Vermeer’s Hat does for China what Mary Beard did for Rome in SPQR: Timothy Brook analyzes the last eight centuries of China’s relationship with the world in this...


Later

by Paul Lisicky Graywolf Press (March 16, 2020)

A stunning portrait of community, identity, and sexuality by the critically acclaimed author of The Narrow Door

When Paul Lisicky arrived in Provincetown in the early 1990s, he was leaving behind a history of...


Blossoms and Bones

by Kim Krans HarperOne (March 03, 2020)

Visionary artist and New York Times bestselling author of The Wild Unknown Kim Krans returns with a decadently illustrated and incredibly raw graphic memoir that chronicles her multi-layered search for truth...


Footprints

by David Farrier Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2020)

A profound meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene and an urgent search for the fossils--industrial, chemical, geological--that humans are leaving behind

What will the world look like in ten thousand...


Thin Places

by Jordan Kisner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2020)

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick

A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book

In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her...


Approaching Eye Level

by Vivian Gornick Picador (March 02, 2020)

Seminal essays on loneliness, living in New York, friendship, feminism, and writing from nonfiction master Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick's Approaching Eye Level is a brave collection of personal essays that finds...


The End of the Novel of Love

by Vivian Gornick Picador (March 02, 2020)

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, Vivian Gornick's The End of the Novel of Love explores the meaning of love and marriage as literary themes in the twentieth century.

In The...


Short Life in a Strange World

by Toby Ferris Harper (February 25, 2020)

Sure to be hailed alongside H is for Hawk and The Hare with Amber Eyes, an exceptional work that is at once an astonishing journey across countries and continents, an immersive examination of a great artist’s...


Scratched

by Elizabeth Tallent Harper (February 25, 2020)

“Reading Scratched gave me the feeling of standing very close to a blazing fire. It is that brilliant, that intense, and one of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist.”...


Lurking

by Joanne McNeil Mcd (February 24, 2020)

A concise but wide-ranging personal history of the internet from--for the first time--the point of view of the user

In a shockingly short amount of time, the internet has bound people around the world together...