Released: May 1, 2013

"Certainly not for all readers, but first-rate popular science: difficult but rewarding."
How do we know what we know? How do we know at all? With an enjoyable blend of hard science and good storytelling, Hofstadter (I Am a Strange Loop, 2007, etc.) and French psychologist Sander tackle these most elusive of philosophical matters. Read full book review >
FALLING UPWARDS by Richard Holmes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Meticulous history illuminated and animated by personal passion, carried aloft by volant prose."
The biographer of two great Romantics (Shelley and Coleridge) relates yet another romantic tale—the story of the human passion to fly up, up and away in a beautiful balloon. Read full book review >

JAPAN 1941 by Eri Hotta
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"From a perspective little known to Americans, a masterful account of how and why World War II began."
An Asian specialist examines the reasons behind the riskiest military venture in Japan's history. Read full book review >
FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Eddie Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A unique voice with a provocative point of view."
Up-and-coming celebrity chef Huang serves up a raw memoir recounting his life as an angry young man chafing under generations of stifling Chinese tradition and all-encompassing American "whiteness." Read full book review >
THE JOKER by Andrew Hudgins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A humorous, cerebral and daringly written memoir."
An acclaimed poet proves his versatility in his gut-busting memoir on jokes. Read full book review >

THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN by Scott C. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2013

"Gripping, emotional depictions of the conflicts that rage in the interior and exterior worlds of a spy—and of a journalist."
A former Newsweek foreign correspondent reviews his often perplexing experiences as the son of a CIA operative. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"From the 'dreadful deceit' of race comes a masterful book about its history."
A powerful exploration of an enduring myth that has haunted America over the centuries, from one of our best chroniclers of America's struggle with racial inequality. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A smart, savvy portrait of arguably the country's most important publisher."
A thorough study of the gold standard in American literary publishing, complete with sex, sour editors and the occasional stumble into financial success. Read full book review >