• NONFICTION

    IT'S WHAT I DO

    FEB. 5, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

IT'S WHAT I DO

by Lynsey Addario photographed by Lynsey Addario

A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

    OCT. 27, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

by Carrie Brownstein

Unlike many rock star memoirs, there’s no sense that this book is a chore or a marketing effort. It’s revealing and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE OREGON TRAIL

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THE OREGON TRAIL

by Rinker Buck

By turns frankly hilarious, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative. Full review >

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    BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

    JULY 8, 2015

NONFICTION

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This moving, potent testament might have been titled “Black Lives Matter.” Or: “An American Tragedy.” Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE GIRL FROM HUMAN STREET

    JAN. 13, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE GIRL FROM HUMAN STREET

by Roger Cohen

With limpid prose, Cohen delivers a searching and profoundly moving memoir. Full review >

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    ALL THE WRONG PLACES

    FEB. 16, 2015

NONFICTION

ALL THE WRONG PLACES

by Philip Connors

Unlike other, neater narratives of being lost and found, Connors’ story—told with harrowing insight and fierce prose—is... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE WHITE ROAD

    NOV. 3, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE WHITE ROAD

by Edmund de Waal

De Waal’s poetically recounted journey is a revelation, as well: of the power of obsession and the lust for purity. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A GUEST AT THE SHOOTERS' BANQUET

    SEPT. 8, 2015

  • NONFICTION

    BLACKOUT

    JUNE 23, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BLACKOUT

by Sarah Hepola

A treasure trove of hard truths mined from a life soaked in booze. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NEGROLAND

    SEPT. 8, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

NEGROLAND

by Margo Jefferson

Jefferson swings the narrative back and forth through her life, exploring the tides of racism, opportunity, and dignity... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE FOLDED CLOCK

    APRIL 7, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE FOLDED CLOCK

by Heidi Julavits

An inventive, beautifully crafted memoir, wise and insightful. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE WORLD'S LARGEST MAN

    MAY 12, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE WORLD'S LARGEST MAN

by Harrison Scott Key

An uncommonly entertaining story replete with consistent wit and lethal weaponry. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    H IS FOR HAWK

    MARCH 3, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

H IS FOR HAWK

by Helen Macdonald

Whether you call this a personal story or nature writing, it’s poignant, thoughtful and moving—and likely to become a... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LORD FEAR

    MAY 12, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LORD FEAR

by Lucas Mann

In constructing his aching, poignant narrative, Mann offers a fine meditation on fate and on how “the story of addiction is... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE ARGONAUTS

    MAY 5, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE ARGONAUTS

by Maggie Nelson

A book that will challenge readers as much as the author has challenged herself. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BETWEEN YOU & ME

    APRIL 6, 2015

  • NONFICTION

    BAREFOOT TO AVALON

    AUG. 4, 2015

  • NONFICTION

    WORLDS APART

    AUG. 25, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WORLDS APART

by David Plante

An understated, observant, and earnest memoir from an acclaimed novelist. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE DOGS ARE EATING THEM NOW

    JAN. 13, 2015

HISTORY

THE DOGS ARE EATING THEM NOW

by Graeme Smith

A dragon awaits, in other words. Cheerless and even nightmarish, one of the best books yet about the war in Central Asia. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A HOUSE IN ST JOHN'S WOOD

    OCT. 13, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

A HOUSE IN ST JOHN'S WOOD

by Matthew Spender

A pointed family memoir from a writer keenly attuned to and reverent of genius. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 3

    OCT. 15, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 3

by Mark Twain ; edited by Benjamin Griffin Harriet E. Smith

Of considerable interest to all readers of Twain but especially to working writers following Twain’s habit of tracking his... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SKYFARING

    JUNE 3, 2015

NONFICTION

SKYFARING

by Mark Vanhoenacker

The anatomy of an airliner and peripatetic aerial travel, as well as a sophisticated worldview, combine for first-class... Full review >

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