SEA STORIES by William H. McRaven
NONFICTION
Released: May 21, 2019

"Readers interested in the essential work of military special forces will be inspired by McRaven's adventures."
A retired four-star admiral serves up a readable memoir that's long on blood and guts—including those of Osama bin Laden. Read full book review >
THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR THE DEFENSE by Dan Abrams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2019

"A feisty Roosevelt takes center stage in a mostly lively history."
An account of a much-publicized early-20th-century trial that exposed "the sordid reality" of New York State politics. Read full book review >

TALKING TO STRANGERS by Paul Auster
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2019

"This isn't essential Auster, but fans and scholars of his work will undoubtedly be charmed and intrigued by his evolving thoughts on art, language, and other assorted topics."
An eclectic collection of essays from the 50-year career of a beloved novelist and thinker. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2019

"Stanley gives history priority over science. His explanation of general relativity will be a stretch for readers unfamiliar with college physics, but he delivers a superb account of Edison's and Eddington's spectacularly successful struggles to work and survive under miserable wartime conditions."
A thrilling history of the development of the theory of relativity, "one of the essential pillars upholding our understanding of the universe." Read full book review >
MR. KNOW-IT-ALL by John Waters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2019

"Wickedly smart and consistently laugh-out-loud funny."
An exuberantly transgressive American filmmaker gets down, dirty, and weird about life, art, and career. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2019

"Piercing tributes to values and those who embody them mixed with crisp, detailed accounts of reporting in highly hazardous locations."
Declaring that "values matter," the 60 Minutes reporter and former CBS Evening News anchor examines a number of values, virtues, and vices he sees in America—and around the world. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF PRIDE by Mason Funk
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2019

"A significant educational and motivational tribute to dozens of social justice heroes."
A dignified tapestry of trailblazing pioneers who have contributed to the gay liberation movement. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2019

"An earnest and mostly engaging attempt at 'thinking about the diverse reasons for the destruction young men cause.'"
A personalized examination of efforts from Egypt to Europe to counter young men's drift toward violence. Read full book review >
HOW TO FORGET by Kate Mulgrew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2019

"On the whole, Mulgrew delivers another candid and moving memoir."
An award-winning actor's account of returning to her hometown of Dubuque, Iowa, to care for parents diagnosed with devastating terminal illnesses. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN by Josh Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2019

"In the end, a politician's reductive sloganeering finds some support here but is ultimately found wanting. A top-notch study of an exceedingly odd moment in history."
Slate editorial director Levin examines the Ronald Reagan-era political trope about welfare queens in its most extreme case. Read full book review >
SUPERIOR by Angela Saini
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2019

"An important and timely reminder that race is 'a social construct' with 'no basis in biology.'"
The racist science behind white supremacy. Read full book review >
SISTERS AND REBELS by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2019

"Sharply etched biographical portraits focus a compelling history."
A history of 20th-century sisters who bore witness to Southern culture, politics, and values. 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 >