HEARTLAND by Sarah Smarsh
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A potent social and economic message embedded within an affecting memoir."
Journalist Smarsh explores socio-economic class and poverty through an account of her low-income, rural Kansas-based extended family. Read full book review >
THE DESERT AND THE SEA by Michael Scott Moore
Released: July 24, 2018

"A deftly constructed and tautly told rejoinder to Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, sympathetic but also sharp-edged."
A harrowing and affecting account of two and a half years of captivity at the hands of Somali pirates. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"An authoritative analysis of power and politics in contemporary France."
An optimistic view of France's future under Emmanuel Macron. Read full book review >
Released: July 10, 2018

"A potent cautionary tale of urban neglect and indifference. Infuriated readers will be heartened by the determined efforts of protesters and investigative reporters."
The story of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2018

"A stark sermon to the choir that urges each member to sing—loudly and ceaselessly."
In our current political and cultural landscape, truth and fact have become the ignored and unloved siblings of belief and bias. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A provocative critique of the kind of modern, feel-good giving that addresses symptoms and not causes."
Give a hungry man a fish, and you get to pat yourself on the back—and take a tax deduction. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A quietly hopeful spin on an economic process that has proved tremendously dislocating for a generation and more of workers."
A revealing study of the "gig economy," which, though it seems new, has long antecedents. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2018

"Sometimes rueful, sometimes defiant, always affecting. Even McCain's political opponents should admire the fiery grace with which he's exiting the world."
A valediction by the noted senator and presidential candidate. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"An urgent, eye-opening look at a problem that promises to grow much worse in the face of inaction and indifference.
Harrowing travels through the land of the hypermedicated, courtesy of hopelessness, poverty, and large pharmaceutical companies. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2018

"A revealing, on-the-ground report that ably shows that the real looters after disaster are not the poor."
Activist and journalist Klein (No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, 2017, etc.) looks at the "shock doctrine" as it is now unfolding in the ruins of Puerto Rico.Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2018

"Sci-fi meets the aesthetic vanguard in cyberspace, where a new metalanguage addresses problems and solutions alike."
A British visual artist, journalist, and "New Aesthetic" champion offers nightmarish prophecies on the descent into darkness. Read full book review >
RESISTANCE by Jeff Biggers
Released: July 3, 2018

"An engaging jeremiad proposing that 'the resistance is now in the hands of a new generation.'
A widely ranging history of intellectual and moral resistance within American politics. 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 >