Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageStrangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century

    Graham Robb

    "A brilliant work of social archaeology....A major historical contribution."—Adam Goodheart, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageThe Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America

    David Baron

    "Reads like a crime novel . . . each chapter ends on a cliff-hanging note."—Seattle TimesMore

  3. Book ImageMetamorphoses: A New Translation

    Ovid, Charles Martin, Bernard M. W. Knox

    "A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington PostMore

  4. Book ImageA Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

    Laura Schenone

    A stunningly illustrated book that celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in women's lives.More

  5. Book ImageAll About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking

    Molly Stevens

    From the perfect pot roast to the fragrant complexity of braised endive, there's no food more satisfying than a well-braised dish.More

  6. Book ImageIn the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1864

    Edward L. Ayers

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War.More

  7. Book ImageA Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial

    Suzanne Lebsock

    "[Makes] history, with all its messiness, ugliness, and even humanity, come vividly alive."—Chicago TribuneMore

  8. Book ImageAn Hour in Paradise: Stories

    Joan Leegant

    "Joan Leegant writes stories that last, stories that take root in the soul."—Bret Lott, author of JewelMore

  9. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

    Authorized Edition

    Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil.
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  10. Book ImageEarly Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems

    B. H. Fairchild

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.More

  11. Book ImageCrescent: A Novel

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    "Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  12. Book ImageCooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes

    Amanda Hesser

    "Tender, wry, passionate, truthful. To read Hesser's prose is to hunger for more."—Nigella LawsonMore

  13. Book ImageStiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Mary Roach

    "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment WeeklyMore

  14. Book ImageThe Hazards of Good Breeding: A Novel

    Jessica Shattuck

    "Reading Jessica Shattuck's pitch perfect first novel is like spying on the children and grandchildren of John Cheever's Wapshots."—Los Angeles TimesMore

  15. Book ImageKhrushchev: The Man and His Era

    William Taubman

    Shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award: "The book is a gift, as fascinating as it is important."—Robert Legvold, Foreign AffairsMore

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