Bestsellers & Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageThe Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

    Jack E. Davis

    Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History
    Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction
    A National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Finalist
    A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
    One of the Washington Post's Best Books of the Year

    In this “cri de coeur about the Gulf’s environmental ruin” (New York Times), “Davis has written a beautiful homage to a neglected sea” (front page, New York Times Book Review).More

  2. Book ImageGrunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    Mary Roach

    A New York Times / National Bestseller

    "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.More

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageBraveTart: Iconic American Desserts

    Stella Parks, J. Kenji López-Alt

    Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Baking and Desserts)

    A New York Times bestseller and named a Best Baking Book of the Year by the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Bon Appétit, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, the Boston GlobeUSA Today, Amazon, and more

    "The most groundbreaking book on baking in years. Full stop."—SaveurMore

  5. Book ImageChester B. Himes: A Biography

    Lawrence P. Jackson

    Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work
    A Washington Post Notable Book

    The definitive biography of the groundbreaking African American author who had an extraordinary legacy on black writers globally.More

  6. Book ImageThe Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

    Diane Ackerman

    Movie Tie-in

    The New York Times bestseller now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain.More

  7. Book ImageMama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

    Frans de Waal

    New York Times Bestseller

    Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.More

  8. Book ImageThe Fifth Risk

    Michael Lewis

    New York Times Bestseller

    What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?More

  9. Book ImageThe Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

    J. Kenji López-Alt

    A New York Times Bestseller
    Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award

    "The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageShirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

    Ruth Franklin

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography
    Winner of the Edgar Award in Critical/Biographical
    Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2016
    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016
    An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016
    A Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016
    A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
    An NPR 2016's Great Read
    A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
    A Nylon Best Book of 2016
    A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016
    A Booklist 2016 Editors' Choice

    This "historically engaging and pressingly relevant" biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master.More

  11. Book ImageNorse Mythology

    Neil Gaiman

    “Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”—Lisa L. Hannett, AtlanticMore

  12. Book ImageThe Death and Life of the Great Lakes

    Dan Egan

    New York Times Bestseller
    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
    Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award

    "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageThese Truths: A History of the United States

    Jill Lepore

    New York Times Bestseller

    In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.More

  14. Book ImageThe Overstory: A Novel

    Richard Powers

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
    New York Times Bestseller
    A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018

    "The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period."—Ann PatchettMore

  15. Book ImageAstrophysics for People in a Hurry

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

    The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.More

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