Award Winners

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Book ImageThe Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

    Maggie Nelson

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

  4. Book ImageRamblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie

    Ed Cray, Studs Terkel

    The groundbreaking biography, available for the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth in July 2012.More

  5. Book ImageThoroughly Modern Milkshakes: 100 Thick and Creamy Shakes You Can Make At Home

    Adam Ried

    “The perfect guide for blending up an icy avalanche of creamy concoctions.”—David Lebovitz, author of The Perfect ScoopMore

  6. Book ImageThe Death of Vishnu: A Novel

    Manil Suri

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

  7. Book ImageMozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788–1791

    Christoph Wolff

    ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award winner

    A fresh look at the life of Mozart during his imperial years by one of the world's leading Mozart scholars.More

  8. Book ImageRailroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White

    "A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations."  —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageThe Forgotten Waltz: A Novel

    Anne Enright

    2012 Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature

    "This stunning novel by a Booker Prize winner . . . Offers up its brilliance by way of astonishingly effective storytelling."—Booklist, starred reviewMore

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageAll About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art

    Molly Stevens

    A master teacher provides delicious recipes and explains the principles behind the essential technique of roasting.More

  13. Book ImageThe Apple Lover's Cookbook

    Amy Traverso

    The most complete cookbook for enjoying and cooking with apples.More

  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 Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: A Novel

    Mary Helen Stefaniak

    A hidden history of the South emerges when a worldly teacher leads Threestep, GA, to reinvent itself, setting in motion events that lead to triumph and tragedy for the black teenager who happens to be the smartest person in Piedmont County, Georgia, in 1938–39.More

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