Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageThe Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832

    Alan Taylor

    Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

    "Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street JournalMore

  2. Book ImageAn Obedient Father

    Akhil Sharma

    “A powerful debut novel that establishes Sharma as a supreme storyteller.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  3. Book ImageInventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures

    Paul Lukacs

    "Meticulously researched history…look[s] at how wine and Western civilization grew up together." —Dave McIntyre, Washington PostMore

  4. Book ImageSauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way

    Oretta Zanini De Vita, Maureen B. Fant

    Winner of the International Association of Culinary Association (IACP) Award

    The indispensable cookbook for genuine Italian sauces and the traditional pasta shapes that go with them.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 ImageSpillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    David Quammen

    "[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner, New York TimesMore

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageBreasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    Florence Williams

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

  9. Book ImageEvery Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking

    Fuchsia Dunlop

    A James Beard Award Winner

    "A must-have for anyone who wants to cook Chinese food at home, home cooks and professionals alike." —David Chang, MomofukuMore

  10. Book ImageFreedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865

    James Oakes

    A powerful history of emancipation that reshapes our understanding of Lincoln, the Civil War, and the end of American slavery.More

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageGran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

    Maricel E. Presilla

    The 2013 James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year

    How to cook everything Latin American.More

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageOdessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams

    Charles King

    "Rich and riveting, complex and compelling, powerful and poetic."—Peter M. Gianotti, NewsdayMore

  15. Book ImageThe Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

    Maggie Nelson

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

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