A STING IN THE TALE by Dave Goulson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A delightful book by an author filled with enthusiasm for the natural world and in possession of just the right touch for sharing it with others."
What you never knew about bumblebees, from a man who is both passionate and knowledgeable. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 5, 2014

"A provocative voyage on the "vast ocean of sexual function beyond the quiet backwater that we humans find ourselves in.""
An exploration of sexual reproduction across species, with emphasis on the evolution of genitalia. Read full book review >

UNTAMED by Will Harlan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A moving homage and an adventure story that artfully articulates the ferocities of nature and humanity."
Blue Ridge Outdoors editor in chief Harlan intimately and expansively profiles a fearless Southern island dweller. Read full book review >
EATING WILDLY by Ava Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A delectable feast of the heart."
A professor and journalist's engaging account of how being an urban forager in New York City led her to unexpected personal enlightenment. Read full book review >
THE PREDATOR PARADOX by John Shivik
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 13, 2014

"Shivik's style makes the science accessible and relevant for general readers. The narrative is carried by the author's insights, admonitions and the engaging profiles of those working to resolve the predator paradox."
Biologist and wildlife management expert Shivik unravels the hydra-headed conundrum confronting ranchers and urban and rural individuals seeking solutions for controlling wolves, bears, cougars and coyotes in the 21st-century American landscape. Read full book review >

ZOOBURBIA by Tai Moses
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A light, pleasing meditation on the joy of mindfully observing nature."
Journalist Moses shares her joy in coexisting with the wild creatures around her. Read full book review >
AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 13, 2014

"Pleasant, peripatetic musings revealing a great deal about the Chinese character."
New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent Osnos offers nimble, clever observations of a country squeezed between aspiration and authoritarianism. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 19, 2014

"A work that glows from the author's relish for his subject."
Erudite rendering of the cataclysmic climate changes wrought at the start of the 14th century. Read full book review >
CAPITAL by Rana Dasgupta
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 19, 2014

"A sincere, troubling look at India's wrenching social and cultural changes."
Deep, unsettling explorations into a city that has lost its soul, from a British-Indian novelist who has lived in Delhi for more than 10 years. Read full book review >
THE THIRD PLATE by Dan Barber
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 20, 2014

"In this bold and impassioned analysis, Barber insists that chefs have the power to transform American cuisine to achieve a sustainable and nutritious future."
A multiple James Beard Award-winning chef proposes a revolutionary change for growing and consuming food. Read full book review >
WHAT I WAS DOING WHILE YOU WERE BREEDING by Kristin Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2014

"Too much information, too little substance."
A Hollywood sitcom writer's unabashed account of how she spent 10 years of her young adulthood traveling the world and having "sweet, sexy epic little vacationships" with foreign men. Read full book review >
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB by James Bowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014

"A simple, heartwarming story of continued companionship and mutual trust and respect. Though the book is averagely written, it is sure to be another best-seller."
The continuing story of a London busker and his feline friend, Bob. Read full book review >