THE TANGLED TREE by David Quammen
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A consistently engaging collection of vivid portraits of brilliant, driven, quarrelsome scientists in the process of dramatically altering the fundamentals of evolution, illuminated by the author's insightful commentary.
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A masterful history of a new field of molecular biology that has wide-ranging implications regarding "human identity, human individuality, [and] human health." Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2018

"Fittingly, Vincent and Vladic close their enthralling, thrillerlike, meticulously researched book with the discovery of the wreckage, bringing the 85-year-old saga of the Indianapolis to a close."
A gripping study of the greatest sea disaster in the history of the U.S. Navy and its aftermath. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A well-conceived study of a little-known corner of history."
Nazi Germany, tourist destination? Yes, by this account—and, by 1937, a destination of choice for a half-million Americans per year. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"An illuminating, you-are-there view of events on the ground in the turbulent 1960s."
A smart, readable survey, at once personal and universal, of a decade that is still under debate today. Read full book review >
DE GAULLE by Julian Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"A long but excellent, highly useful addition to the library of modern European history as well as the political history of World War II and the Cold War."
Nearly 50 years after his death comes this exhaustive biography and reassessment of Charles de Gaulle's political career. Read full book review >

CHOPIN'S PIANO by Paul Kildea
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A deeply researched, gracefully told music history."
The destiny of one piano reveals changing attitudes about romantic music. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"A book for libraries; better to be consulted for research than read for general interest."
An account of half a century of American evangelicalism abroad. Read full book review >
ALGIERS, THIRD WORLD CAPITAL by Elaine Mokhtefi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A firsthand account of a time when so much seemed up for grabs."
Mokhtefi (Paris: An Illustrated History, 2002) offers a memoir of international radical activism, from helping Algeria and Africa shake the yoke of colonialism to helping the Black Panthers establish a revolutionary outpost in exile. Read full book review >
THE LAST ENGLISHMEN by Deborah Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"Seemingly covering disparate topics, Baker beautifully connects them all with an incisive, clear writing style and sharp descriptions of the terrain. A book for any readers curious about India after 1900."
A Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist takes readers on a journey through the Indian subcontinent at the closing of the British Empire. Read full book review >
A GIRL'S GUIDE TO MISSILES by Karen Piper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A little-known corner of the Atomic Age comes into focus through Piper's skilled storytelling."
A smart, self-aware memoir of life in a Cold War outpost. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"The book's title is no hype; this is a startling account of an improbable huckster who made his living promoting a lifesaving device."
A shocking and bizarre history of premature infant care in America. Read full book review >
CRASHED by Adam Tooze
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"First-rate financial history and an admirable effort to wrestle a world-changing series of events between covers."
What happens when the walls of Wall Street come crashing down? Donald Trump, for one thing. A long but not oppressive study blending politics, economics, and history. 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 >