Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageMichelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs

    Deborah Willis, Emily Bernard

    A stunning, visual biography of Michelle Obama that finally puts her phenomenal fame into a cultural and historical context we can all understand.More

  2. Book ImagePanic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

    Michael Lewis

    The New York Times bestseller: A masterful account of today’s money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe.More

  3. Book ImageDelta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

    Ted Gioia

    “The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMore

  4. Book ImageThe Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    One of Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.More

  5. Book ImageWaste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

    Tristram Stuart

    The true cost of what the global food industry throws away.More

  6. Book ImageLove Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure

    Anna Thomas

    Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year, Healthy Focus: delicious recipes for vegetarian soups from the author of “the most influential cookbooks in the history of modern vegetarian cuisine” (Chicago Sun-Times).More

  7. Book ImageThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “[A] commanding and important book.”—Jill Lepore, The New YorkerMore

  8. Book ImageShark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China

    Fuchsia Dunlop

    “Destined, I think, to become a classic of travel writing.”—Paul Levy, The ObserverMore

  9. Book ImageOur Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America

    Peter Silver

    “With remarkable literary skill, Peter Silver . . . provokes hard thinking about the basic themes of our history.”—Sean Wilentz, The Rise of American DemocracyMore

  10. Book ImageRequiem, Mass.: A Novel

    John Dufresne

    “Dufresne’s incandescent novel makes it clear that just living to tell a tale can be enough.” —PeopleMore

  11. Book ImageBehind My Eyes: Poems

    Li-Young Lee

    “Lee’s lyrics have a tidal sweep as he moves between the universe within and the world without.” —Booklist, starred reviewMore

  12. Book ImageInner City Blues: A Charlotte Justice Novel

    Paula L. Woods

    This debut novel in a new series featuring black LAPD homicide detective Charlotte Justice will make mystery fans wanna holler — with delight.More

  13. Book ImageThe Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

    Sebastian Junger

    There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real.--Los Angeles TimesMore

  14. Book ImageHow the Mind Works

    Steven Pinker

    “A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of BooksMore

  15. Book ImageA Good Indian Wife: A Novel

    Anne Cherian

    “An absorbing tale of contrasts. . . . Cherian tells the story with quiet strength.” —San Francisco ChronicleMore

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