Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"Provocative, illuminating and entertaining—an exemplary work of philosophy and history whose author's deep learning is lightly worn."
An ambitious survey not of politics itself, but of the way Westerners have thought about politics for 2,500 years. Read full book review >
WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY by Michael J. Sandel
Released: April 24, 2012

"An exquisitely reasoned, skillfully written treatise on big issues of everyday life."
Sandel (Government/Harvard Univ.; Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?, 2010, etc.) sounds the alarm that the belief in a market economy diminishes moral thought. Read full book review >

ERNIE K-DOE by Ben Sandmel
Released: April 11, 2012

"A vital, essential addition to the shelf of great books about New Orleans."
A vital, loving chronicle of the colorful life and frequently hard times of the New Orleans R&B singer and self-styled "Emperor of the Universe." Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A rich record of the vicissitudes of publishing during an inimitable time and place."
A dense, detailed, priceless eyewitness account of the making of a literary generation between Paris and New York. Read full book review >
A FREE MAN by Aman Sethi
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"Alternately sad, defiant, carefree and understated, this journey into a world hidden in plain sight is well worth taking."
A journalist ingratiates himself with a band of day laborers on the mean streets of Delhi, India. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A complicated, elegiac, beautiful attempt to reconcile the physical bayt (home) and the spiritual."
A nostalgic, bittersweet journey back to the Lebanese homestead. Read full book review >
I'M YOUR MAN by Sylvie Simmons
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Taking on a looming subject with intelligence and wit, Simmons manages to take the full measure of her man."
An elegant, deeply researched life of the Canadian musician, poet and novelist. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2012

"As exciting, sprawling and multifarious as a shining city on a hill."
Smith (Doomsday Men: The Real Dr. Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon, 2007, etc.) composes a polyphonic paean to our urban past, present and future. Read full book review >