THE AUDACITY OF INEZ BURNS by Stephen G. Bloom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Bloom rescues an important figure from the dustbin of history. Burns receives the storyteller she deserves and can now occupy her proper place in the intersectional histories of feminism, law, and the San Francisco underworld."
In his latest book, Bloom (Journalism/Univ. of Iowa; Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls, 2009, etc.) chronicles the life and exploits of Inez Burns (1886-1976), a flamboyant, unapologetic libertine who rose to prominence as the most notorious abortionist in California in the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A riveting and disturbing true-crime story that reflects the enduring atrocity of rape in America."
The complex account of a young rape victim and the investigators who fought for her justice. Read full book review >

DECARCERATING AMERICA by Ernest Drucker
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A unified and hopeful collection that should interest attorneys, activists, and open-minded law enforcement professionals."
An urgent anthology suggesting progressive approaches to ending the era of overimprisonment. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A horrifying exposé of how a few individuals can infect an entire state's criminal justice system."
A journalist and criminal defense lawyer combine their knowledge about wrongful convictions in Mississippi to expose a corrupt system, with a keen focus on a lying medical examiner and a dentist who concocted phony evidence based on bite marks on the bodies of crime victims. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"An admirable work of journalism in the interest of human rights."
A deeply informed account of Colombia's decadeslong civil war and the many figures who profited from it. Read full book review >

AGATHA CHRISTIE by Laura Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Christie lovers will revel in this comprehensive, authoritative book."
A generous and meticulous biography of the legendary crime writer. Read full book review >
WRESTLING WITH THE DEVIL by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Four decades after the imprisonment detailed here, the issues remain fresh."
A prison memoir of sorts from an activist author who maintains he has little interest in writing a prison memoir. Read full book review >
START HERE by Greg Berman
Released: March 6, 2018

"A brisk, thoughtful guide to mass incarceration alternatives, of interest to activists, lawyers, and forward-thinking law enforcement professionals."
A clearly written, optimistic road map for moving beyond mass incarceration. Read full book review >
ROADMAP TO HELL by Barbie Latza Nadeau
Released: March 13, 2018

"Though sometimes a chore to read, Nadeau's book makes for a useful work of advocacy, calling attention to a terrible traffic in human misery."
Journalistic account of the sex trade that runs from the west coast of Africa to the southern coast of Italy and beyond. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"Add another Mafia to the list (Italian, Irish, Russian…), then. Fascinating reading for true-crime buffs."
A stout but fast-moving tale of criminal misdoings from Havana to Manhattan and beyond, courtesy of a Cuban crime boss with a plan. Read full book review >
YOU COULD DO SOMETHING AMAZING WITH YOUR LIFE [YOU ARE RAOUL MOAT] by Andrew Hankinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2018

"True crime from a radically different perspective."
A British journalist probes the troubled psyche of a notorious killer. Read full book review >
THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2018

"A heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about truth, justice, and the need for criminal justice reform."
An urgent, emotional memoir from one of the longest-serving condemned death row inmates to be found innocent in America. 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 >