THE MAD FEAST by Matthew Gavin Frank
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"Although Frank's riffs occasionally recall Gertrude Stein's dizzyingly obscure Tender Buttons, overall, he's produced a surprising, entertaining look at what Americans eat and why."
A journey in search of America's tastes. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Earnest and well-meaning but unlikely to sway climate deniers, Monsanto lobbyists, and others in need of convincing."
An environmental scolding by climate activist Stephenson. Read full book review >

BOUNDLESS by Kathleen Winter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With the eye of a poet and the stamina of an Amundsen, Winter proves a delightful guide into unexplored realms. Worthy of shelving alongside Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams (1986)."
Literate, luminous travels in the far north. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Enjoyable reading for sport fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts who can look past any issues regarding cruelty to animals."
Personal and professional lives come together for McClintock (Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land, 2012), an Antarctic marine biologist and passionate sport fisherman.Read full book review >
THE AGE OF ASPIRATION by Dilip Hiro
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As comprehensive and knowledgeable as Hiro's earlier Inside India Today (1977; reissued 2013)."
An insider's economic report on the perils and scandals of India's precipitous drive into a market economy over the last decades. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"More maudlin than inspirational, though ardent dog lovers may be touched by certain scenes and find Kopp's story satisfying."
A memoir that attempts to weave together two themes of deep interest to the author: her eating disorder and her love for dogs, especially pit bulls. Read full book review >
DISPATCHES FROM PLUTO by Richard Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An appealing stew of fecklessness and curiosity, social psychology and social dysfunction, hope and despair."
Calling himself "a misfit Englishman…with a taste for remote places," the author of God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre (2008) buys a former plantation house, deep in the Mississippi Delta, and thus commences an education—his and ours.Read full book review >
THE ONLY STREET IN PARIS by Elaine Sciolino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"A pungent evocation of the conflict and compromise between tradition and innovation that define modern urbanism."
After taking a tart look at her adopted country in La Seduction (2011, etc.), Sciolino shows a softer side in this affectionate portrait of her Ninth Arrondissement neighborhood.Read full book review >
PORTAGE by Sue Leaf
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Pleasant outdoors stories that will appeal to nature lovers, avid canoeists, and armchair travelers."
A woman and her family canoe the waterways of America. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Too many long lists of actions and reactions make the narrative drag, though the book is historically enlightening enough to appeal to readers familiar with Lisbon and its history."
Molesky (History/Seton Hall Univ.; co-author: Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America's Disastrous Relationship with France, 2004) chronicles the history of the Portuguese Empire up to the catastrophic series of events beginning Nov. 1, 1755.Read full book review >
THUNDER & LIGHTNING by Lauren Redniss
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A highly atmospheric, entertainingly earnest, and intimate engrossment with the world's most popular topic of conversation."
Redniss (Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout, 2010) delivers an arrestingly unconventional exploration of weather.Read full book review >
CROSSING THE PLAINS WITH BRUNO by Annick Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Bruno is a silent partner, often unmentioned for pages at a time, but Smith relates their experiences in a deliberate, thoughtful way."
Exploring the Midwest, the past, and the passing of time on a road trip with a chocolate Lab named Bruno. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >