Books published by Ecco

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

Circling the Square

Ecco | March 15, 2016 | 384 pages
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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

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


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


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


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


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

An Appetite for Wonder

Ecco | August 26, 2014 | 320 pages
An Appetite for Wonder is a disarming account of world-famous evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins's early life, from his childhood in colonial East Africa to the writing of one of the twentieth century's seminal works, The Selfish Gene.  More Info

The Village

Ecco | August 26, 2014 | 640 pages
The brilliantly lively, anecdotal biography of Greenwich Village, infamous and prodigiously influential, from the 1600s to the present  More Info

The Angel of Losses

Ecco | July 29, 2014 | 288 pages
An inventive, lushly imagined debut novel that explores the intersections of family secrets, Yiddish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters. The Tiger's Wife meets A History of Love, The Angel of Losses is a beautifully crafted jewel box of a novel about two estranged... More Info


Ecco | June 1, 1992 | 72 pages
A ruthlessly probing family portrait in verse, Gluck's sixth poetry collection confronts, with devastating irony, her father's hollow life and her mother's inability to express emotion. This might seem like a daughter's belated rebellion, except that these fierce, rock-strong, deeply felt lyrics... More Info

Vita Nova

Ecco | March 6, 2001 | 64 pages
Poems arranged in a book-length sequence explore the deaths and beginnings of spring in an attempt to resolve an essential human paradox, in a collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Wild Iris. Winner of the New Yorker Readers Award. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Tibetan Peach Pie

Ecco | May 27, 2014 | 28 pages
Legendary novelist, American icon, and author of the international bestseller Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Tom Robbins's zany romp through his wild life and times. Tom Robbins is an American institution. For over forty years, his warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels such as Even Cowgirls Get the... More Info

Black Dahlia & White Rose

Ecco | April 29, 2014 | 240 pages
A lyrical and unsettling new collection of stories by Joyce Carol Oates, which shines with her trademark fascination for the unpredictable amidst the prosaic Joyce Carol Oates is not only one of our most important novelists and literary critics; she is also an unparalleled master of the short... More Info

You Are Not Special

Ecco | April 22, 2014 | 352 pages
Elaborating on his famous commencement speech, the author, a high school English teacher, father of four and son and namesake of the famous historian, takes the pressure off of students to be extraordinary achievers and encourages them to do something useful with their advantages. 100,000 first... More Info

A Lighter Way to Bake

Ecco | March 18, 2014 | 288 pages
Combining the two hottest trends in cooking—baking and eating healthy—the popular host of three BBC television series presents 100 delicious recipes for decadent delights that are a perfect compromise between healthy and indulgent. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

The Riddle of the Labyrinth

Ecco | April 15, 2014 | 384 pages
An award-winning journalist presents a gripping, intellectual detective story set in the 1900s that follows the three men who were driven to unlock one of the great secrets of human history--the decipherment of an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze Age. 35,000 first printing.  More Info


Ecco | March 25, 2014 | 656 pages
Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck’s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo.... More Info

The Son

Ecco | January 28, 2014 | 592 pages
Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son: an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th... More Info

Southern Cross the Dog

Ecco | February 4, 2014 | 352 pages
In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor, Bill Cheng’s Southern Cross the Dog is an epic literary debut in which the bonds between three childhood friends are upended by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. In its aftermath, one young man must choose between the lure of the... More Info

Kind of Kin

Ecco | January 21, 2014 | 320 pages
In Kind of Kin by award-winning author Rilla Askew, when a church-going, community-loved, family man is caught hiding a barn-full of illegal immigrant workers, he is arrested and sent to prison. This shocking development sends ripples through the town—dividing neighbors, causing riffs amongst his... More Info

Dinner: A Love Story

Ecco | June 5, 2012 | 336 pages
Claiming that a committed family dinner every night helps strengthen the bonds of a family, provides recipes for easy-to-prepare family dinners, including roast vegetables with polenta, spicy shrimp with yogurt, and homemade pizza.  More Info