New York Times Notable Selection

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  1. Book ImageSPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    Mary Beard

    A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists.More

  2. Book ImageKilling a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Dan Ephron

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2015

    A riveting story about the murder that changed a nation: the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.More

  3. Book ImageThe Complete Works of Primo Levi

    Primo Levi, Ann Goldstein, Toni Morrison

    2015 Washington Post Notable Book

    The Complete Works of Primo Levi, which includes seminal works like If This Is a Man and The Periodic Table, finally gathers all fourteen of Levi’s books—memoirs, essays, poetry, commentary, and fiction—into three slipcased volumes.More

  4. Book ImageDragonfish: A Novel

    Vu Tran

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2015

    "Vu Tran's Dragonfish is that rare hybrid marvel—a literary thriller, a narrative of migration and loss that upends the conventions of any form." —Dinaw Mengestu, author of All Our NamesMore

  5. Book ImageDaughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

    Janice P. Nimura

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2015

    "Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall); "beautifully crafted…subtle, polished, and poised" (Stacy Schiff).More

  6. Book ImageNight at the Fiestas: Stories

    Kirstin Valdez Quade

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2015

    Set in northern New Mexico, an astonishing, beautifully rendered debut about growing up in a land shaped by love, loss and violence.More

  7. 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

  8. 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 TimesMore

  9. Book ImageBreasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    Florence Williams

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageThe Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

    Maggie Nelson

    “This is criticism at its best.”—Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles TimesMore

  13. Book ImageThe Death of Vishnu: A Novel

    Manil Suri

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

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

    Dale Carpenter

    A 2012 New York Times Book Review 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

  15. 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

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