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Mona
Mona

A young author escapes her downward spiral of drugs and erotic detours in California only to find a fresh hell at an…

Wandering in Strange Lands
Wandering in Strange Lands

An acclaimed cultural critic presents the story of her journey to understand her northern and southern roots.

The Wild Silence
The Wild Silence

A full-throated paean to the fundamental importance of nature in all its glory, fury and impermanence.

The Book of Difficult Fruit
The Book of Difficult Fruit

A glorious mash-up of memoir, love note and cookbook.

The World's Strongest Librarian
The World's Strongest Librarian

An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting.

Amoralman
Amoralman

DelGaudio believed that the artifice in his life was reserved exclusively for the stage until evidence to the contrary…

Sidelined
Sidelined

Shrill meets Brotopia in this personal and researched look at women's rights through the lens of sports.

The Empathy Diaries
The Empathy Diaries

A coming-of-age story mixed with groundbreaking research on technology, empathy and ethics.

The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell

The first biography of the star Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer James "Cool Papa" Bell.

Places of Mind
Places of Mind

The first comprehensive biography of the most influential, controversial, and celebrated Palestinian intellectual of the…

Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights.

Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon

The first comprehensive look at the life and art of Francis Bacon, one of the most iconic painters of the 20th century.…

Fierce Poise
Fierce Poise

A dazzling biography of one of the twentieth century's most respected painters.

Water, Wood, and Wild Things
Water, Wood, and Wild Things

An immersive journey through the culture and cuisine of one Japanese town, its forest, and its watershed by an American…

On Time and Water
On Time and Water

A travel story, a world history, and a reminder to live in harmony with future generations.

Becoming Inspector Chen

After a number of grueling cases Chief Inspector Chen is facing mounting pressure from his superiors, many of whom are…

Deep Into the Dark

As the serial killer dubbed the Monster of Miracle Mile is mutilating and murdering women in Los Angeles, army veteran…

The Little Sleep

Tremblay stretches the imagination in The Little Sleep with a South Boston private detective who suffers from narcolepsy-…

Every Waking Hour

A child's disappearance triggers dark memories for a Boston cop. Ellery Hathaway's idyllic day with her lover, Reed…

Piece of My Heart

In this sixth title from the duo of Clark and Burke--both best-selling mystery authors on their own--true-crime…

Smoke

The fifth installment of Ide's "IQ" series has "genius detective" Isaiah Quintabe fleeing his home in East Long Beach, CA…

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