New York Times Notable Selection

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  1. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable."More

  2. Book ImageBuilding a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

    Elizabeth Green

    A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

    We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?More

  3. Book ImageThe True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

    Anand Giridharadas

    A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

    Imagine that a terrorist tried to kill you. If you could face him again, on your terms, what would you do?More

  4. Book ImageThe Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

    Sandra Tsing Loh

    A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

    From an "imaginatively twisted and fearless" writer (Los Angeles Times), a hilarious memoir of middle age.More

  5. Book ImageLocal Souls

    Allan Gurganus

    With the meteoric success of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Allan Gurganus placed himself among America’s most original and emotionally engaged storytellers. If his first comic novel mapped the late nineteenth-century South, Local Souls brings the twisted hilarity of Flannery O’Connor kicking into our new century.More

  6. Book ImageMemoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer

    Susan Gubar

    A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

    "Staggering, searing…Ms. Gubar deserves the highest admiration for her bravery and honesty."—New York Times

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  7. Book ImageBreasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    Florence Williams

    An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate.More

  8. Book ImageCaravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

    Andrew Graham-Dixon

    “This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century.”—Hilary Spurling, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageThe Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionMore

  10. Book ImageThe Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

    Maggie Nelson

    “A vibrant and engaged work from a writer and thinker who is worthy of our attention.”—Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles TimesMore

  11. Book ImageThe Death of Vishnu: A Novel

    Manil Suri

    “Enchanting. . . . Suri’s novel achieves an eerie and memorable transcendence.”—TimeMore

  12. Book ImageFlagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas

    Dale Carpenter

    A 2012 New York Times Notable Book

    "A real-life detective story that reveals the drama behind the scenes of a great Supreme Court victory for human rights." —Linda GreenhouseMore

  13. Book ImageIsland: The Complete Stories

    Alistair MacLeod

    Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award: “The genius of his stories is to render his fictional world as timeless.”—Colm TóibínMore

  14. Book ImageThe Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

    Eric Foner

    “A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston GlobeMore

  15. Book ImageThe Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen

    Kwame Anthony Appiah

    "[Appiah's] work reveals the heart and sensitivity of a novelist. . . .Fascinating, erudite and beautifully written."—The New York Times Book ReviewMore

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