Released: June 19, 2018

"A solid academic study offering scant hope for the future."
Copious survey research and statistical analysis about why the divide between Republican and Democratic voters is more contentious than ever and how that affects not only the presidency and Congress, but also state and local elections. Read full book review >
AN EXCELLENT CHOICE by Emma Brockes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2018

"A disarming and casually hilarious take on the opposite of co-parenting."
A fertility memoir with a whiff of Tristram Shandy. Read full book review >

WHO WILL SPEAK FOR AMERICA? by Stephanie Feldman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 27, 2018

"A heartfelt and thoughtful collection."
Feldman (The Angel of Losses, 2014) and Popkin (Everything Is Borrowed, 2018, etc.) gather a medley of diverse voices to reflect on politics, society, and culture in contemporary America. Read full book review >
SQUEEZED by Alissa Quart
Released: June 26, 2018

"Well-written, wide-ranging, and vital to understanding American life today."
Fighting to stay in the middle class. Read full book review >
Released: July 10, 2018

"A useful primer on a highly contentious topic."
A journalist who focuses on economic policy explores the idea of reducing poverty through recurring government payments to every adult citizen. Read full book review >

QUANTITATIVE ETHNOGRAPHY by David Williamson  Shaffer
Released: April 30, 2017

"A valuable contribution to the debate regarding the future of big data."
An academic study explains how ethnography's cultural analysis can deepen the mining of big data. Read full book review >
AMERICAN DISCONTENT by John L. Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"Free of fake news, a smart, engaging road map regarding 'what happened.'"
Accessible analysis of the social trends that prefaced the shock to democracy of Donald Trump's electoral victory. Read full book review >
THE INWARD EMPIRE by Christian Donlan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2018

"In this poignant book, Donlan finds in curiosity, writing, and family the surest salves for the terror of chronic illness and mortality."
A journalist debuts with an intimate account of his multiple sclerosis diagnosis and his growing awareness of his roles as a young husband and a new father. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2018

"A provocative addition to a vast literature: Jarausch's history complicates our understanding of German society during the early decades of the 20th century."
A revealing study of the lives of "ordinary Germans" under the Third Reich and its aftermath. Read full book review >
Released: July 10, 2018

"There have been plenty of books covering similar territory—and there will be many more in the years to come—but rarely are they as persuasive and engaging as this one."
A stirring defense of "identity politics" and the need to reclaim narratives as well as a powerful account of the transformation of a journalist into an activist. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2018

"A vigorous study of how school reform requires vigilance, collaboration, and a capacious definition of true learning."
Corporate reformers undermine public education. Read full book review >
THE NETWORKSAGE by Glenna  Crooks
Released: Jan. 12, 2018

"A charming, convincing work of community-based self-help."
Crooks (Covenants, 2003, etc.) advises readers on how to take better advantage of one's acquaintances with others in this motivational work.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 >