GOD'S WOLF by Jeffrey Lee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A vivid narrative that effectively delineates the era's courtly spirit and 'nightmarish barbarity.'"
Elegant biography of a little-known Frankish crusader who is still a thorn in the sides of Islamists. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A concise, solid biography of 'the first revolutionary abolitionist,' a diminutive man who was decades ahead of his time."
A biography of a nearly forgotten Quaker whose life still resonates. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The book is well-written, but the sexual escapades and personality disorders of the principals take so much space that it degenerates into a gossipy tell-all.
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Guardian dance critic Mackrell (Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, 2014, etc.) connects the lives of three unique 20th-century women. Read full book review >
HISTORY OF A DISAPPEARANCE by Filip  Springer
Released: April 4, 2017

"Lucid and literate: a brilliant model of historical writing about place and a beguiling treat for armchair travelers as well."
An evocative study of a town in Poland's outback, one scarcely known even in its day. Read full book review >
THE DAY WILL PASS AWAY by Ivan  Chistyakov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A singular crack inside the gulag system."
First published in Russian in 2014, this is the first American edition of a chilling, revealing diary of a reluctant gulag prison guard. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A readable book that shows how natural disaster spurred scientific inquiry."
A veteran science journalist illuminates the significance of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America. Read full book review >
HAVANA WITHOUT MAKEUP by Herman  Portocarero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Havana emerges as a city like no other: a place where humans, in many ways, are at their most vibrantly human."
A former Belgian ambassador (1995-2017) to Cuba pens a temperate love letter to Havana. Read full book review >
ALBERT KOTIN by Marika Herskovic
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A vibrant trove of exuberant art for art's sake."
A debut coffee-table tome displays the work of a major high-modernist painter. Read full book review >
MARTIN LUTHER by Heinz  Schilling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2017

"An academic achievement with limited appeal for the nonscholarly audience."
A comprehensive biography of the famed reformer. Read full book review >
THE RADIUM GIRLS by Kate Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"Moore offers such vivid portraits of suffering that certain passages can be difficult to read, but this is an important story well told."
British author Moore (Felix the Railway Cat, 2017) takes a slice of ugly American history from nearly a century ago, telling a compelling narrative that could be ripped from recent headlines. Read full book review >
RUSSIA'S DEAD END by Andrei A.  Kovalev
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Too dense and scholarly for some general readers but astonishing in its relentless frankness and a refreshing report from an insider."
Why will democracy refuse to take root in Russia? Read full book review >
DID IT! FROM YIPPIE TO YUPPIE by Pat  Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An eye-opener for those who remember the '60s; for everyone else, a welcome introduction to that tumultuous time as illustrated through one of its most memorable personalities."
Rich in yippie/hippie goodness, a scrapbooklike biography of the agitator and gadfly who went from the barricades to Wall Street—and ticked everybody off at every point along the way. 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 >