CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 16, 2017

"Sasse makes a host of debatable assertions, but he also makes a simple, sensible call for an informed electorate."
Heartfelt advice about how to raise engaged citizens. Read full book review >
MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY by Brandon  Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thought-provoking examination of the millennial black experience in the first decade of the 21st century."
Race and identity loom large in Harris' highly personal and equally cerebral retrospective of his early days treading the streets of Brooklyn. Read full book review >

MAKING IT by Louis Uchitelle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 2, 2017

"A robust and fatalistic argument for a return to American greatness."
A venerable economics reporter delves into the messy business of American manufacturing. Read full book review >
DEMOCRACY by Condoleezza Rice
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 9, 2017

"Some readers may not be convinced, but this book deserves a broad audience, especially in our current political climate."
George W. Bush's secretary of state returns to her academic roots with this accessibly written study of that imperfect but ideal form of government. Read full book review >
THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by David McCullough
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 18, 2017

"Clio, the muse of history, smiles and nods her head on every page."
A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning historian and biographer. Read full book review >

HUMAN SCALE REVISITED by Kirkpatrick Sale
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 17, 2017

"A provocative book with many points to ponder the next time you're caught in traffic or on hold with the insurance claims department."
The modern world is dysfunctional because, in part, it is scaled for the convenience of machines and despots and not us. Read full book review >
THE CEO PAY MACHINE by Steven Clifford
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 16, 2017

"A well-thought-out, clearly written exposé marred only by some repetition of the main points."
A former CEO of two corporations shatters the myths and explains the stupidity regarding astronomical salaries at the top of the business world. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A MUSLIM by Haroon Moghul
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"Studded with some useful observation but fails to properly address the title."
The troubled tale of one man's search for faith and happiness. Read full book review >
THE BROKEN LADDER by Keith Payne
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 2, 2017

"Though the author doesn't break much new ground, he provides valuable psychological insights into our daily behaviors."
The surprising consequences of inequality. Read full book review >
CITY ON THE VERGE by Mark Pendergrast
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 16, 2017

"A welcome look at a city—a mass of cities—not often heard from in the urban-studies literature and of wide interest well beyond the I-95 corridor."
Given enough political will and enough choice, we can save the world. Or, as this case study shows, we can let things continue to go to hell in a handbasket lined with peach blossoms. Read full book review >
EXONERATED by Robert J.  Norris
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 16, 2017

"A useful contribution to an important national conversation about crime and punishment."
How efforts to exonerate wrongfully convicted prisoners have grown into an energized international movement. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >