AN UNCOMMON READER by Helen Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"A well-informed perspective on early-20th-century literature."
A sensitive biography of an influential editor and critic. Read full book review >
CHARLES DARWIN by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An illuminating new biography of a legendary figure in the scientific world whose legacy continues to draw reappraisals."
The prolific novelist and biographer probes the character and controversies of Charles Darwin's life and the controversial theory that turned the world on its head. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"In making a solid case for our country's overinvestment in personal and national security, May asks a germane question: are we focusing on the right threats?"
If violent crime statistics indicate a downward trend, why are Americans so afraid? Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"A welcome addition to the vast library on American religious discord."
Thoughtful study of the great schism between religious conservatives and progressives about women's control over their own bodies. Read full book review >
THE LAST 100 DAYS by David B.  Woolner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An elucidating, poignant study of an elusive leader."
Though ailing, exhausted, and stretched to the limit, Franklin Roosevelt had a driving mission until the end. Read full book review >

STALIN'S METEOROLOGIST by Olivier Rolin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"A movingly illuminating biography."
A prizewinning French writer tells the story of how a Soviet meteorologist lionized by Stalin was wrongfully imprisoned and executed during the Great Purge of the 1930s. Read full book review >
A YEAR OF WRITING DANGEROUSLY by Keith  Gandal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2017

"Revelations about self-doubt, authority, competitiveness, and striving for recognition may resonate with other academics, less with general readers."
A sabbatical year proves both personally and professionally stressful. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Solid scholarly history written with an accessible verve that will appeal to general readers."
The transformation of the English capital from a provincial backwater to a cosmopolitan dynamo, courtesy of urban merchants who spearheaded global trade, exploration, and colonization. Read full book review >
THE SABOTEUR by Paul  Kix
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A winner: the stories are fascinating, the pages nearly turn themselves, and La Rochefoucauld is a true hero."
The page-turning tale of a World War II hero who would fit comfortably into any good spy thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A book for all lovers of ancient history, with something to learn or love on nearly every page."
A stimulating history of "how the Roman transformation of Gaul laid the foundations of modern Europe." Read full book review >
THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE by Daniel Ellsberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Especially timely given the recent saber-rattling not from Russia but North Korea and given the apparent proliferation of nuclear abilities among other small powers."
Noted gadfly Ellsberg (Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, 2002) returns with a sobering look at our nuclear capabilities and the likelihood that they'll one day end in tears. Read full book review >
GODDESS OF ANARCHY by Jacqueline Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Comprehensive and fair, though a little more warmth toward Parsons would have made the book more engaging."
Tough-minded biography of a fiery revolutionary whose activism spanned the decades from Reconstruction to the New Deal. 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 >