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Paulina & Fran

by Rachel B. Glaser Harper Perennial (September 01, 2015)

A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students. 

At their New England art school, Paulina...


The Physics of Baseball

by Robert K. Adair Harper Perennial (January 20, 2015)

Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How...


Villette

by Charlotte Brontë & Mallory Ortberg Harper Perennial (September 01, 2015)

A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Mallory Ortberg, New York Times best-selling author of Texts from Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte’s final and most autobiographical novel—even...


Ordinary Decent Criminals

by Lionel Shriver Harper Perennial (August 11, 2015)

A new edition of one of bestselling author Lionel Shriver’s early novels, reissued 25 years after first publication—an engrossing commentary on the intersection of politics and human relationships, set in...


Life

by John Brockman Harper Perennial (April 19, 2016)

The newest addition to John Brockman’s Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world’s leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists—including Richard Dawkins, Edward...


Strange Animals

by Chad Kultgen Harper Perennial (July 07, 2015)

A thought-provoking and darkly witty novel about freedom, motherhood, greed, and religion—a surprising new direction from the controversial author of Men, Women & Children and The Average American Male.

Chad...


Hotel Living

by Ioannis Pappos Harper Perennial (June 23, 2015)

Recalling both the excess of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the drifting narrator of A Single Man, Ioannis Pappos’s debut novel is a portrait of privilege, aspiration, and international finance during the wayward...


Skinny: A Novel

by Diana Spechler Harper Perennial (April 26, 2011)

Skinnywill be my go-to recommendation all year for anyone who wants smart, endearing,beautifully written women's fiction." —Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of TheOne That I Want and...


You Learn By Living

by Eleanor Roosevelt Harper Perennial (April 26, 2011)

From one of the world’s most celebrated and admired public figures, a wise and intimate book on how to get the most of out life.

Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do...


Oh the Moon

by Charlyne Yi Harper Perennial (November 10, 2015)

From actress, comedian, musician, and writer Charlyne Yi comes this collection of illustrated, interconnected short stories and anecdotes that blends comedy, fantastic adventures, and a storm of  feelings that...


Some Other Town

by Elizabeth Collison Harper Perennial (February 24, 2015)

Channeling the emotional intensity of Susan Minot and Amy Bloom—and infused with a witty, dream-like surrealism reminiscent of Margaret Atwood—this mesmerizing debut takes us inside the unsettling world...


Irrationally Yours

by Dr. Dan Ariely & William Haefeli Harper Perennial (May 19, 2015)

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street...


Proust and the Squid

by Maryanne Wolf Harper Perennial (August 01, 2017)

"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself...


Willy Vlautin Collection

by Willy Vlautin Harper Perennial (November 11, 2014)

A collection of four novels by award-winning author Willy Vlautin.

The Motel Life explores the frustration and failed dreams of two brothers on the run after a hit-and-run accident.  Northline follows a young...


The Essential Ginsberg

by Allen Ginsberg Harper Perennial (May 26, 2015)

Featuring the legendary and groundbreaking poem “Howl,” this remarkable volume showcases a selection of Allen Ginsberg’s poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews and contains sixteen pages...


Republic Of Dirt

by Susan Juby Harper Perennial (February 17, 2015)

Prudence Burns is an overly idealistic Brooklyn girl who has inherited a derelict plot of land named Woefield Farm. Her motley crew of farm hands consists of Earl, an elderly, reclusive bluegrass legend; Seth,...


The Average American Bundle

by Chad Kultgen Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

Now available in one volume are three of Chad Kultgen's offensive, in-your-face, brutally honest and completely hilarious looks at male inner life and sexual fantasy. This eBook collection includes The Average...


The Sharpe Collection: Books #16-18

The Saxon Tales Collection: Books #5-8

by Bernard Cornwell Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

A collection of the fifth through eighth installments of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, "like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer, London)—the...


The United States of Paranoia

by Jesse Walker Harper Perennial (October 14, 2014)

A history of America's demons

1693: Cotton Mather suggests that the spirits attacking Salem are allied with the colony's human enemies. At their "Cheef Witch-meetings," he writes, "there has been present some...


Slow Getting Up

by Nate Jackson Harper Perennial (September 02, 2014)

One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League

As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos, Nate Jackson took the path of...


The Viceroy's Daughters

by Anne De Courcy Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

Based on unpublished letters and diaries, The Viceroy's Daughters is a riveting portrait of three spirited and wilful women who were born at the height of British upper-class wealth and privilege.

The oldest,...


Diana Mosley

by Anne De Courcy Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

Diana Mosley was a society beauty who fell from grace when she left her husband, brewery heir Bryan Guinness, for Sir Oswald Mosley, an admirer of Mussolini and a notorious womanizer. This horrified her family...


Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight

by Sharon Heller Harper Perennial (August 05, 2014)

In the publishing tradition of Driven to Distraction or The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing, this prescriptive book by a developmental psychologist and sufferer of Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD) sheds light on...


The Linwoods

by Catharine Maria Sedgwick & Margot Livesey Harper Perennial (November 04, 2014)

A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Margot Livesey, award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

A compelling historical novel of two families...


John Halifax, Gentleman

by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik & Simon Van Booy Harper Perennial (November 04, 2014)

A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Simon Van Booy, nationally best-selling author of Father’s Day and The Illusion of Separateness

A compelling historical novel of a young man’s...


This Idea Must Die

by John Brockman Harper Perennial (February 17, 2015)

The bestselling editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world’s most brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org’s 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress?...


Bad Kid

by David Crabb Harper Perennial (May 19, 2015)

Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: he was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders....


The Brink

by Austin Bunn Harper Perennial (April 28, 2015)

A brilliant, inventive debut story collection in the vein of Kevin Wilson and Wells Tower.

Brimming with life and unforgettable voices, the stories in Austin Bunn’s dazzling collection explore the existential...


Nikki's Threesome

Narcisa

by Jonathan Shaw Harper Perennial (March 24, 2015)

The first trade edition of the cult classic from the artist/author hailed by Iggy Pop as “the great nightmare anti-hero of the new age,” legendary tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw, that chronicles a scandalous,...


The Heroes' Welcome

by Louisa Young Harper Perennial (March 10, 2015)

April 1919. Six months have passed since the armistice that ended the Great War. But new battles face those who have survived.

Only 23, former soldier Riley Purefoy and his bride, Nadine Waveney, have their whole...


The Tell-Tale Heart

by Jill Dawson Harper Perennial (February 10, 2015)

A man’s life and his capacity for love mysteriously changes after a heart transplant in this dramatic and affecting novel—as provocative and poignant as the works of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes, and Alice Sebold—from...


Five Nights in Paris

by John Baxter Harper Perennial (April 14, 2015)

An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors...


Elle

by Emma Mars Harper Perennial (April 07, 2015)

A spellbinding, erotic, and revealing love story full of drama and poignancy—the sequel to Hotelles-in which a young French woman continues her carnal education in a mysterious Parisian hotel.

In a hotel room...


Migratory Animals

by Mary Helen Specht Harper Perennial (January 20, 2015)

A February 2015 Indie Next Selection

A January Apple iBook Selection

An Austin American-Statesman Selects Book

A powerful debut novel about a group of 30-somethings struggling for connection and belonging, Migratory...


Brave New World Revisited

by Aldous Huxley Harper Perennial (July 01, 2014)

When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future. Here, in one of the most important and fascinating books...


Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley Harper Perennial (July 01, 2014)

Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece ... one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving...


American Woman

by Susan Choi Harper Perennial (July 08, 2014)

“Susan Choi…proves herself a natural—a writer whose intelligence and historical awareness effortlessly serve a breathtaking narrative ability. I couldn’t put American Woman down, and wanted when I finished...


The Unspeakable

by Charles L. Calia Harper Perennial (July 08, 2014)

The Unspeakable tells the story of two men, both priests, whose strange and divergent paths collide. Peter Whitmore, an administrator for the Diocese of St. Paul, is asked to investigate and ultimately discredit...


Dark Sparkler

by Amber Tamblyn Harper Perennial (April 07, 2015)

The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both...


Heroines

by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (June 24, 2014)

A manifesto for "toxic girls" that reclaims the wives and mistresses of modernism for literature and feminism.

I am beginning to realize that taking the self out of our essays is a form of repression. Taking...


Wasted Updated Edition

by Marya Hornbacher Harper Perennial (May 27, 2014)

A classic of psychology and eating disorders, now reissued with an important and perhaps controversial new afterword by the author, Wasted is New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher's highly acclaimed...


Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist

by Yossi Klein Halevi Harper Perennial (October 07, 2014)

Now available in paperback for the first time, with a new introduction, the poignant and insightful memoir from Yossi Klein Halevi, the award-winning journalist and author of the acclaimed Like Dreamers—a...


Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction

by Lance M. Dodes, M.D. Harper Perennial (March 01, 2011)

“Dr. Dodes’s approach runs directly counter to the paralyzing, but standard, message of ‘powerlessness’—a mes­sage that reinforces the sense of helplessness that is at the root of addicts’ life...


Does Jesus Really Love Me?

by Jeff Chu Harper Perennial (April 15, 2014)

In this timely work—part memoir, part investigative analysis—a prize-winning writer explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America.

When Jeff Chu...


Amore

by Roger Friedland Harper Perennial (November 04, 2014)

As his twin daughters approached adolescence, sociologist Roger Friedland was worried. The thing that most bothered him was not the erotic heat of America’s youth culture, but the lovelessness of its sex....


The Year of Reading Dangerously

by Andy Miller Harper Perennial (December 09, 2014)

An editor and writer's vivaciously entertaining, and often moving, chronicle of his year-long adventure with fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones)—a true story about reading that reminds us why we...


The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

by Eleanor Roosevelt Harper Perennial (October 21, 2014)

A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt.

The daughter of one of New York’s...


Newspaper Blackout

by Austin Kleon Harper Perennial (March 18, 2014)

“Some of the results are hilarious, some are profound and even unsettling, but they are never bland or boring.”

Ephermerist

Newspaper article + sharpie = Newspaper Blackout Poetry: Instead of starting...