Bestsellers & Award Winners

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  1. Book Image"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

    A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson’s vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race.More

  2. Book ImageThieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

    Sarah Chayes

    Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest.

    "I can’t imagine a more important book for our time." —Sebastian JungerMore

  3. Book ImageKilling a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Dan Ephron

    Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015.

    A riveting story about the murder that changed a nation: the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.More

  4. Book ImageTennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

    John Lahr

    National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category
    National Book Award Finalist
    2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
    American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award
    A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014'
    USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading
    Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014

    The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker.More

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

    J. Kenji López-Alt

    The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award.

    A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color.More

  6. Book ImageFamily Life: A Novel

    Akhil Sharma

    Winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award

    "Gorgeously tender at its core…beautiful, heartstopping…Family Life really blazes." —Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

    Mary Roach

    The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.More

  8. Book ImageWhitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

    Kevin Cullen, Shelley Murphy

    "This is the definitive story of Whitey Bulger…a masterwork of reporting." —Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Black BoxMore

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageThe Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

    Nicholas Carr

    Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, SlateMore

  11. Book ImageThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    Michael Lewis

    The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairMore

  12. Book ImageThe Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    Brian Greene

    The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.More

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageThe History of Love: A Novel

    Nicole Krauss


    A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness.More

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