THE HUMAN AGE by Diane Ackerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Through compelling and meditative prose, Ackerman delivers top-notch insight on the contemporary human condition."
A shimmering narrative about how the human and natural worlds coexist, coadapt and interactively thrive. Read full book review >
THE STORM AND THE TIDE by Lars Anderson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A deeply reported, sensitively rendered story that avoids cliché and persuades us that there might indeed be such a thing as 'football therapy.'"
A longtime journalist for Sports Illustrated looks back at the tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the football team that helped the town heal. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Though some readers may find the narrative occasionally tedious, this is a complicated story involving staggering scholarship that adds greatly to our understanding of the history of the United States."
A dense, myth-busting work that pursues how the world profited from American slavery. Read full book review >
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF PAUL DE MAN by Evelyn Barish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"An extraordinary story of a complex personality presented with a wise dose of irony and respect."
A riveting biography of master confidence man Paul de Man (1919-1983), manipulator of the facts and influential literary instructor—a character both preposterous and irresistible. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Imagine a true-life, courtroom version of Heart of Darkness."
Here's a twist: the almost unbelievable tale of a human rights attorney every bit as conscienceless as the multinational he was suing. Read full book review >

FORCING THE SPRING by Jo Becker
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"First-rate reporting informs this thrilling narrative of hope."
A New York Times reporter delivers a gripping narrative about the recent court battles involving California's Proposition 8 (which outlawed gay marriage) and the Defense of Marriage Act. Read full book review >
THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK by Kevin Birmingham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2014

"Superb cultural history, pulling together many strands of literary, judicial and societal developments into a smoothly woven narrative fabric."
Modernism's "battle against an obsolete civilization," encapsulated in the struggle to publish one taboo-shattering masterpiece. Read full book review >
ON IMMUNITY by Eula Biss
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Brightly informative, giving readers a sturdy platform from which to conduct their own research and take personal responsibility."
National Book Critics Circle Award winner Biss (Notes from No Man's Land, 2009) investigates the nature of vaccinations, from immunity as myth to the intricate web of the immune system. Read full book review >