THE FAMILY by David Laskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An ambitious, experimental look at exodus, acclimatization and culture with a cast as diverse as any family photo album."
A Jewish writer explores his heritage in a speculative family history that mirrors the triumphs and tragedies of the 20th century. Read full book review >
BOOK OF AGES by Jill Lepore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Jane Franklin was an amazing woman who raised her children and grandchildren while still having the time to read and think for herself. We can only see into her mind because her correspondent was famous and because a vastly talented biographer reassembled her for us."
New Yorker writer Lepore (History/Harvard Univ.; The Story of America, 2012) masterfully formulates the story of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, who will be virtually unknown to many readers, using only a few of her letters and a small archive of births and deaths. Read full book review >

A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Amanda Lindhout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A vivid, gut-wrenching, beautifully written, memorable book."
With the assistance of New York Times Magazine writer Corbett, Lindhout, who was held hostage in Somalia for more than a year, chronicles her harrowing ordeal and how she found the moral strength to survive. Read full book review >
HAMMARSKJÖLD by Roger Lipsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2013

"A good and indispensable man, Hammarsjköld 'understood and respected the need for heroes.' In this lucid, well-written biography, he certainly emerges as one."
A monumental life, spiritual and intellectual more than purely biographical, of the great Swedish diplomat and author. Read full book review >
HITLER'S FURIES by Wendy Lower
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A virtuosic feat of scholarship, signaling a need for even more research."
A grim, original study of the nurses, teachers, secretaries and wives who made up a good half of Hitler's murderers. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"Outstanding in every respect."
When the Supreme Court declined to accept the appeal of a 1963 rape case, Justice Arthur Goldberg published an unusual dissent questioning the constitutionality of the death penalty. From this small beginning, Mandery (John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Q: A Novel, 2011, etc.) skillfully traces the building momentum within the country and the court to question the legality of a punishment the Founding Fathers took for granted. Read full book review >
DREADFUL by David Margolick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"Not a fun read, but a wonderfully crafted portrait of a tormented homosexual writer."
A revealing biography of the brilliant, arrogant author of The Gallery (1947), a celebrated World War II novel. Read full book review >
LASTING CITY by James McCourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Vibrantly, blissfully sublime."
A creatively executed memoir rekindling the epoch of an eccentric native New Yorker. Read full book review >