Released: July 12, 2017

"A highly detailed and readable exploration of war stories that other histories largely overlook."
Cooper-Clark's nonfiction debut tells the story of two camps in Kingston, Jamaica, where Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe were interned during World War II. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"In this era of fake news, Coll remains above it all, this time delivering an impeccably researched history of 'diplomacy at the highest levels of government in Washington, Islamabad, and Kabul.'"
The acclaimed journalist delivers "a second volume" of the history he recounted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars (2004). Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 2, 2018

"Thoughtful and well-researched, but nonscholars would be satisfied with an essay-length treatment of this esoteric moment in publishing history."
A journey into the peculiar, nearly lawless world of bookselling in France circa 1778. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A light, lively narrative about a singular, narcissistic woman."
A biography of a seductress, gold digger, and Nazi collaborator. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A lively, perceptive refresher course on the politics of pot."
A comprehensive history of marijuana legalization in America. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A gripping account of a fatal tragedy and the impressive and deeply emotional human response that ensued."
On Feb. 1, 2003, the Columbia space shuttle went silent upon re-entry. Here are the principal details about the accident, the recovery of the wreckage and human remains, the reassembly, the discovery of the cause, and the consequences for the shuttle program. Read full book review >
AN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINX HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Paul Ortiz
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A sleek, vital history that effectively shows how, 'from the outset, inequality was enforced with the whip, the gun, and the United States Constitution.'"
A concise, alternate history of the United States "about how people across the hemisphere wove together antislavery, anticolonial, pro-freedom, and pro-working-class movements against tremendous obstacles." Read full book review >
LEFT BANK by Agnès Poirier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An animated, abundantly populated history of dramatic times."
A detailed chronicle of a decade alive with intellectual and political ferment. Read full book review >
THE POLARIZERS by Sam  Rosenfeld
Released: Dec. 22, 2017

"A delight for policy wonks and politicos, Rosenfeld's insightful study of the development of political parties since World War II is highly instructive for our current moment."
An analysis of mid-20th-century American political movements and the rise of an ideology-based party system that paved the way for the current state of partisan dysfunction. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST by Helen Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 1979

"Epstein now sees the need for a community of these survivors' children: her book may help bring it about."
For years it lay in an iron box. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"For fans of New York-iana, including historic preservation buffs as well as collectors of true crime, eccentrics, and odd moments."
A septet of Manhattan buildings becomes the setting for this study of prewar comings and goings on the part of their wealthy, famous, and criminal inhabitants. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2015

"In chronicling New Orleans' battle against bureaucracy, Gratz offers a cautionary tale for other urban areas: when local residents and businesses have a voice, true revitalization can happen."
After a devastating hurricane, residents battle red tape, confusion, and greed. 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 >