RENAISSANCE WOMAN by Ramie Targoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018

"Targoff captures the Renaissance's 'simultaneous magic and strangeness' in a single woman."
"The Renaissance comes to life anew" in this insightful biography of a remarkable Italian woman. Read full book review >
BROADWAY by Fran Leadon
Released: April 17, 2018

"A lively history of one of the most famous streets in America."
Four hundred years in the life of a road the original Dutch settlers referred to as Brede Wegh (Broad Way). Read full book review >

Released: April 17, 2018

"A fine history that is surely controversial in its view of how victims become victimizers and how professions of love turn to terror."
"The destroyers came from out of the desert": a vigorous account of a vengeful early Christianity that burned temples and books—and dissenters. Read full book review >
THE GIRL FROM KATHMANDU by Cam Simpson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018

"A powerful work of investigative journalism, one that speaks volumes about the business of war and of human slavery alike."
How war profiteering in the Middle East tore apart a village in the Himalayan foothills. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2018

"Uneven, but of interest to readers with a bent for natural disaster—and to those keen on surviving it."
U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Jones turns in a glancing tour of natural calamities through time. Read full book review >

THE BURNING SHORES by Frederic Wehrey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018

"Essential reading for anyone interested in the facts of the Benghazi attacks and in the future of a definitively troubled region."
A searing tale of violence, chaos, and unintended consequences in post-Gadhafi Libya. Read full book review >
FUTUREFACE by Alex Wagner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018

"A timely investigation that turns up 'sad confirmation that animus and violence and expulsion always end up screwing everyone, even the people doing the expelling.'"
A cultural commentator turns her acute observational skills and journalistic skills to the mystery of her own heritage. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2018

"A diligent, sometimes-laborious study of the necessity and uses of Holocaust tourism."
An academic study of the nascent discipline of "Holocaust tourism." Read full book review >
SHARP by Michelle Dean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A useful take on significant writers 'in a world that was not eager to hear women's opinions about anything.'"
A debut book about the works of 20th-century women whose lives had a deep impact on culture. Read full book review >
THE LIBRARY by Stuart Kells
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"Readers familiar with St. Gall, Poggio, Count Libri, and other such significant figures in the history of manuscripts may look to more specialist accounts, but budding book enthusiasts will find this an engaging bedside read."
A bright, idiosyncratic tour of a book historian's collected knowledge about libraries and bibliophilia. Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2018

"An incisive history of the futility of censorship."
The combative life of a man who "spread shame." Read full book review >
SHOW TRIAL by Thomas Doherty
Released: April 10, 2018

"A thorough and lively chronicle of a shameful episode in American political and entertainment history."
At the start of the Cold War, anti-communist fervor focused on Hollywood. 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 >