TRUMP'S FIRST YEAR by Michael Nelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2018

"A concise and dispassionate analysis of the controversial president's performance over the year since his unexpected election win."
This academic publication from the publisher's First Year Project won't generate the bombshell headlines of more sensationalist and gossipy books, but it provides context and balance for its conclusions, ones that are consistently at odds with Trump's own assessment of his performance. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2018

"A book that suggests that doing whatever you can is better than doing nothing."
Humanizing the crisis of climate change helps a science educator see at least a ray of hope while sounding the alarm. Read full book review >

NO IMMEDIATE DANGER by William T. Vollmann
Released: April 10, 2018

"Vollmann promises a second volume to come—and perhaps more beyond that. Only the irradiated future will tell."
Vollmann (The Dying Grass, 2015, etc.) apologizes to the future that we've ruined, charting how our choices of energy sources made the planet scarcely inhabitable. Read full book review >
HARA HOTEL by Teresa Thornhill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018

"A brave, affecting book about a continuing humanitarian crisis."
Thornhill (The Curtain Maker of Beirut: Conversations with the Lebanese, 2011, etc.) offers a personal account of her time volunteering in Greece as refugees arrived from Syria and other nations beset by strife. Read full book review >
Released: April 9, 2018

"Belew's impressive research effectively supports her hypothesis. A good launching point for even further intensive study."
Belew (History/Univ. of Chicago) pieces together evidence from primary and secondary sources to argue that the racist, anti-government, heavily armed white power movement is not what it seems. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Easterbrook's assurances, however well-based, will ring hollow for many, but it's an argument worth considering."
Cheer up, world: we're killing each other less, except in our cars, and living in a boom. Thus this contrarian pep talk by longtime Atlantic contributor Easterbrook (The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
TOMORROW WILL BE DIFFERENT by Sarah McBride
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Reading McBride's inspiring story will make it harder to ostracize or demonize others with similar stories to share."
A brave transgender woman experiences both triumph and tragedy in this memoir of transitioning and so much more. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"The specter of Chinese dominance, McMahon writes, is less daunting than the likelihood of the Chinese economy's failure. Of considerable interest, especially to investors in the Chinese market."
China is poised to overtake the United States, and the rest of the developed world, economically by the year 2030. Or is it? To gauge by this account, Western capitalists can breathe a little easier. Read full book review >
THE COMMON GOOD by Robert B. Reich
Released: Feb. 28, 2018

"Idealistic and stronger in description than prescription, but a provocative essay nonetheless."
Reich (Public Policy/Univ. of California; Saving Capitalism, 2015, etc.) takes a note from Adam Smith and runs with it in this spirited defense of the public sphere. Read full book review >
FROM THE LEFT by Bill Press
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2018

"A lively and refreshing memoir."
A politically liberal radio and TV host reflects on his unconventional career path. Read full book review >
DECARCERATING AMERICA by Ernest Drucker
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A unified and hopeful collection that should interest attorneys, activists, and open-minded law enforcement professionals."
An urgent anthology suggesting progressive approaches to ending the era of overimprisonment. Read full book review >
THE JUSTICE OF CONTRADICTIONS by Richard L. Hasen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2018

"Recommended particularly for attorneys and other legal professionals who can appreciate, analyze, and critique the author's viewpoint for themselves."
An influential legal commentator grapples with the jurisprudential legacy of Antonin Scalia (1936-2016). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >