FLAUBERT IN THE RUINS OF PARIS by Peter Brooks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"Flaubert's writing is vitally important to anyone seeking to understand the history of the period, and Brooks provides a scholarly but not inaccessible entry point."
Detailed examination of Gustave Flaubert's historical novel Sentimental Education (1869) and how it may have prophesied the "terrible year" of 1871. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT LANGUAGE by Michael C. Corballis
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2017

"A fine, accessible introduction to a captivating, and still evolving, academic field."
Daring to question Noam Chomsky's "big bang" theory about language in humans. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: April 4, 2017

"A well-researched, well-written review of a unique government position—informative for the general public and an insightful blueprint for the new administration."
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Whipple chronicles the roles as well as the successes and failures of White House chiefs of staff from the Richard Nixon to Barack Obama administrations. Read full book review >
GUIDEBOOKS TO SIN by Pamela D. Arceneaux
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 3, 2017

"Rare and vivid evidence of the thriving business of pleasure."
From 1897 to 1917, prostitution operated legally in a district of New Orleans known as Storyville. Beautifully produced by the Historic New Orleans Collection, this abundantly illustrated history of turn-of-the-century prostitution offers an unusual and fascinating glimpse into America's past. Read full book review >
JUSTICE FOR WARDS COVE by Douglas Fryer
HISTORY
Released: July 16, 2016

"An outstandingly methodical commentary on the American legal system and its political components."
An exhaustive account focuses on one of the most contentious court cases in U.S. history. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A stirring book that explores numerous aspects of racism in Alabama and the nation as a whole."
An examination of an infamous 1957 conviction of a young, black Army veteran for the murder of a white police officer that more broadly delineates the struggle for civil rights. Read full book review >
THE WAR BEAT, EUROPE by Steven Casey
HISTORY
Released: April 3, 2017

"A vivid contribution to media and military history."
War correspondents confront military secrets, tests of loyalty, and constant danger. Read full book review >
THE GULF by Jack E. Davis
HISTORY
Released: March 14, 2017

"An elegant narrative braced by a fierce, sobering environmental conviction."
A sweeping environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that duly considers the ravages of nature and man. Read full book review >
JANE CROW by Rosalind Rosenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2017

"Assiduous research and clear prose give Murray her due."
A cradle-to-grave account about one of the most interesting, accomplished, and controversial figures in 20th-century America who is far too little known. Read full book review >
THE POTLIKKER PAPERS by John T. Edge
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 16, 2017

"Without question, this is a book for foodies, but it is also for readers who may be indifferent to the food they consume yet care deeply about regionalism, individual health, and race relations, among other themes."
The director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi recounts the past 60 years of Southern food traditions, their effects on the South's culture, and vice versa. Read full book review >
FALLEN GLORY by James Crawford
HISTORY
Released: March 7, 2017

"A well-written prize for students of history, archaeology, and urban planning."
A searching survey of some of humankind's greatest architectural accomplishments. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2017

"A welcome new look at Dos Passos and another sad chapter in the life of Hemingway."
The story of the close yet volatile friendship between John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >