Books published by Ecco

The Impossible State, Updated Edition

Ecco | October 23, 2018 | 576 pages
“Drawing upon his unique and deep academic work and policy experience, Victor Cha has produced one of the most astute, insightful, and lucid texts on North Korea. Simply put, this book is a must-read for all—experts and casual observers alike—interested in developments on the Korean... More Info

Just Kids Illustrated Edition

Ecco | October 23, 2018 | 384 pages
A richly illustrated edition of Patti Smith’s classic memoir Just Kids with new material and never-before-seen photographs It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led tow young poeple on a path of art, devotion, and... More Info

The Twelve-Mile Straight

Ecco | September 18, 2018 | 560 pages
*NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE* *An Entertainment Weekly "Must-Read" Book for Fall* From New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition. Cotton County, Georgia, 1930:... More Info

Thanks, Obama

Ecco | September 4, 2018 | 320 pages
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Esquire Best Book of 2017 Remember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? Former Obama speechwriter David Litt does. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years – and charts a path forward in the age of... More Info
$20.00

The Ends of the World

Ecco | June 19, 2018 | 336 pages
Forbes Top 10 Best Environment, Climate, and Conservation Book of 2017 As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the... More Info
$24.99

Bearskin

Ecco | June 12, 2018 | 352 pages
“Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling—filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It’s a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional prose. There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin’s writing had me... More Info
$18.50

Why Poetry

Ecco | June 12, 2018 | 256 pages
An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that... More Info
$33.50

That Kind of Mother

Ecco | May 8, 2018 | 304 pages
NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Buzzfeed • The Boston Globe • The Millions • InStyle • Southern Living • Vogue “With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam’s second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking.” — Celeste Ng, author of... More Info

Cuba on the Verge

Ecco | December 5, 2017 | 256 pages
Spanning politics and art, music and baseball, Cuba on the Verge is a timely look at a society’s profound transformation—from inside and out Change looms in Cuba. Just ninety miles from United States shores yet inaccessible to most Americans until recently, Cuba fascinates as much as it... More Info

Storm for the Living and the Dead

Ecco | November 7, 2017 | 272 pages
A timeless selection of some of Charles Bukowski’s best unpublished and uncollected poems Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced countless short stories, novels, and poems that have reached beyond their time and place to speak to generations of readers all over the world. Many of his... More Info

Perfect Little World

Ecco | November 7, 2017 | 464 pages
“Wilson’s ambition alone is exciting. . . . [His] writing has a Houdini-like perfection, wherein no matter how grim the variables, each lovely sentence manages to escape with all its parts intact.” —Boston Globe When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she’s fresh out of high school,... More Info

Where the Past Begins

Ecco | October 17, 2017 | 224 pages
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Black Mad Wheel

Ecco | May 23, 2017 | 304 pages
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Our Little Racket

Ecco | June 20, 2017 | 512 pages
A captivating debut about wealth, envy, and secrets: the story of five women whose lives are dramatically changed by the downfall of a financial titan On September 15, 2008, the world of Greenwich, Connecticut, is shaken. When the investment bank Weiss & Partners is shuttered, CEO Bob D’Amico... More Info

Since We Fell

Ecco | May 9, 2017 | 432 pages
The new novel from New York Times bestseller Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island “Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations.” —Gillian Flynn Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an... More Info

Against Empathy

Ecco | December 6, 2016 | 304 pages
We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth,... More Info

Shining City

Ecco | February 21, 2017 | 368 pages
A polished and gripping political debut that Michael Connelly calls “an edge of your seat thriller,” Shining City is set in DC amid a harrowing Supreme Court nomination fight. “Amazing. . . . Pulses with momentum. . . . A debut that will be remembered for years.” —Michael Connelly Peter... More Info

Diane Arbus

Ecco | March 14, 2017 | 752 pages
The definitive biography of the beguiling Diane Arbus, one of the most influential and important photographers of the twentieth century, a brilliant and absorbing exposition that links the extraordinary arc of her life to her iconic photographs. Diane Arbus brings to life the full story of one of... More Info

The Hearts of Men

Ecco | March 7, 2017 | 400 pages
An epic novel of intertwining friendships and families set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at a beloved Boy Scout summer camp—from the bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille... More Info

The Abundance

Ecco | February 14, 2017 | 304 pages
In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. “A writer who never seems tired, who has never plodded her way through... More Info

A Book of American Martyrs

Ecco | February 7, 2017 | 752 pages
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The Man Without a Shadow

Ecco | January 3, 2017 | 384 pages
In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives—love.... More Info

Stand Tall

Ecco | December 6, 2016 | 256 pages
In this inspiring memoir, Dewey Bozella recounts his life and the twenty-six years he spent behind bars for a murder he did not commit—a stirring tale of courage, strength, faith, and perseverance. In the late 1970s, Dewey Bozella was wrongfully accused of murdering Emma Crapser, a... More Info

Commotion of the Birds

Ecco | November 1, 2016 | 112 pages
A crackling, moving new collection from one of America’s greatest living poets. In over twenty-six original books, the poems of John Ashbery have long served as signposts guiding us through the delights, woes, hypocrisies, and uncertainties of living in the modern world. With language harvested... More Info

Darling Days

Ecco | September 27, 2016 | 400 pages
Born into the beautiful bedlam of downtown New York in the eighties, iO Tillett Wright came of age at the intersection of punk, poverty, heroin, and art. This was a world of self-invented characters, glamorous superstars, and strung-out sufferers, ground zero of drag and performance art. Still, no... More Info

I Must Be Living Twice

Ecco | September 13, 2016 | 224 pages
A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls. Eileen Myles’ work is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral. Her work opens readers to astonishing new... More Info

The Iliad

Ecco | August 30, 2016 |
With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or... More Info

On Writing

Ecco | July 26, 2016 | 224 pages
Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters. Charles Bukowski’s stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. In this collection of correspondence—letters to... More Info

The Underdogs

Ecco | May 17, 2016 | 336 pages
From two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  More Info

Tales from Both Sides of the Brain

Ecco | January 26, 2016 | 448 pages
Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. Foreword by Steven Pinker. In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, “the father... More Info

And Still I Rise

Ecco | October 27, 2015 | 304 pages
The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS series, And Still I Rise—a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos. Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White... More Info

Mr. and Mrs. Baby Deluxe Edition

Ecco | October 6, 2015 | 128 pages
Back in print in this deluxe edition, the former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s only collection of short fiction, now part of the Ecco Art of the Story series. “Imagine a writer who combines Woody Allen’s sense of exaggeration—his ability to extrapolate... More Info

Circling the Square

Ecco | March 15, 2016 | 384 pages
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Brief Candle in the Dark

Ecco | September 29, 2015 | 416 pages
In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books... More Info

The Sacrifice

Ecco | October 20, 2015 | 320 pages
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable... More Info

Find Me Unafraid

Ecco | September 15, 2015 | 272 pages
Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. With a Foreword by Nicholas Kristof. This is the story of two young people from completely different worlds:... More Info

Ten Thousand Saints MTI

Ecco | July 7, 2015 | 416 pages
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On Writing

Ecco | July 28, 2015 | 224 pages
Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters. Charles Bukowski’s stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. In this collection of correspondence—letters to... More Info

The Great Fire

Ecco | May 12, 2015 | 512 pages
A bribe, a lie and an empty threat—these were the tools Reverend Asa K. Jennings used to rescue hundreds of thousands of helpless refugees following the 1922 burning of Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city of the Ottoman Empire. A minister from upstate New York, Jennings had arrived in... More Info

A Girl and Her Greens

Ecco | April 21, 2015 | 272 pages
The vegetable-centric follow-up to the beloved cookbook A Girl and Her Pig, by the winner of the 2014 James Beard award for Best Chef in New York From the chef and author of the critically lauded A Girl and Her Pig comes a beautiful, fully illustrated cookbook that offers scrumptious seasonal... More Info

Tibetan Peach Pie

Ecco | April 14, 2015 | 384 pages
Now in paperback, internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins's long-awaited tale of his wild life and times, at home and around the globe Tom Robbins's warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With Woodpecker, Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates,... More Info

Congo

Ecco | February 17, 2015 | 656 pages
The Democratic Republic of Congo currently ranks among the world's most critical failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia, and ahead of notoriously dysfunctional countries like Sudan, Rwanda, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  More Info

Tales from Both Sides of the Brain

Ecco | February 3, 2015 | 448 pages
Michael S. Gazzaniga, "the father of cognitive neuroscience," gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on the enigmatic coupling of the right and left brain In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga made one of the great discoveries in the history of neuroscience:... More Info

The Sacrifice

Ecco | January 27, 2015 | 320 pages
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable... More Info

Can a Bee Sting a Bee?

Ecco | October 7, 2014 | 336 pages
In the spirit of Schott’s Miscellany, The Magic of Reality, and The Dangerous Book for Boys comes Can a Bee Sting a Bee?—a smart, illuminating, essential, and utterly delightful handbook for perplexed parents and their curious children. Author Gemma Elwin Harris has lovingly compiled weighty... More Info

The Prince of los Cocuyos

Ecco | September 30, 2014 | 272 pages
A poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.  More Info

Rooms

Ecco | September 23, 2014 | 320 pages
The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane--a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the... More Info

Lovely, Dark, Deep

Ecco | September 9, 2014 | 432 pages
From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of ten spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all Insightful, disturbing, and mesmerizing in their lyrical precision, the stories in... More Info

Bacchae

Ecco | September 2, 2014 | 128 pages
A bold new translation of Euripides' shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet Robin Robertson, with a new preface by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic, and translator Daniel Mendelsohn Thebes has been rocked by the arrival of Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy.... More Info

Noise

Ecco | August 26, 2014 | 400 pages
Noise explores the human dramas that have revolved around sound at various points in the last 100,000 years, allowing us to think in fresh ways about the meaning of our collective past.  More Info

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