Books published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Ninth Hour

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | September 5, 2017 | 240 pages
A portrait of the Irish-American experience in the 1940s and 1950s, by the National Book Award-winning author On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove--to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his... More Info
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Now I Sit Me Down

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | August 22, 2017 | 256 pages
A grand tour of the chair through the ages by our foremost writer on design Have you ever wondered where rocking chairs came from, or why cheap plastic chairs are suddenly everywhere? In Now I Sit Me Down, the distinguished architect and writer Witold Rybczynski chronicles the history of the chair... More Info
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Lives of the Monster Dogs

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | May 9, 2017 | 304 pages
The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fiction After a century of cruel experimentation, a haunted race of genetically and biomechanically uplifted canines are created by the followers of a mad nineteenth-century Prussian surgeon.... More Info
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Ghetto

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | April 18, 2017 | 304 pages
A five-hundred-year story of exclusion and containment, from the first Jewish ghetto to the present On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in a closed quarter, il geto—named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck, and soon... More Info
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Postcapitalism

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | February 21, 2017 | 368 pages
We know that our world is undergoing seismic change—but how can we emerge from the crisis a fairer, more equal society? Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone profound changes—economic cycles that veer from boom to bust—from which it has always emerged transformed and... More Info

Thank You for Being Late

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | November 22, 2016 | 496 pages
A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being... More Info

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | May 5, 2015 | 416 pages
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. An Economist Best Book of 2014. A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated... More Info

Middle Earth

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | April 14, 2004 | 80 pages
Time was plunging forward, like dolphins scissoring open water or like me, following Jenny's flippers down to see the coral reef, where the color of sand, sea and sky merged, and it was as if that was all God wanted: not a wife, a house or a position, but a self, like a needle, pushing in a vein.... More Info

Chairs Are Where the People Go, The: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | July 5, 2011 | 192 pages

Moomin's Little Book of Words

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | April 12, 2011 | 16 pages
Moomintroll takes the youngest reader through a day in his life, building simple vocabulary along the way. From dancing to book-browsing, the scenes depicted will echo favorite moment's in a child's own day, ending on a bedtime note.  More Info

Moomin's Little Book of Numbers

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | April 12, 2011 | 14 pages
Little ones can rely on the Moomins to make numbers fun. Moomintroll, Moominmamma, and the Snork Maiden help create a game out of learning to go from one to ten, and beyond, with everyday objects such as seashells and stars.  More Info

The Unwinding

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | May 21, 2013 | 448 pages
A New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for the National Book Award One of the iTunes Bookstore’s “Ten Books You Must Read This Summer” A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis.... More Info

How Architecture Works

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | October 8, 2013 | 368 pages
An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings often overawe us with their beauty. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives... More Info

Dead Aid

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | March 2, 2010 | 208 pages
A national bestseller, Dead Aid unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates... More Info

Secret Historian

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | July 19, 2011 | 496 pages
Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude... More Info

Annie on My Mind

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | February 20, 2007 | 272 pages
This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings. Of the author and the book, the Margaret... More Info

The Patagonian Hare

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | March 13, 2012 | 544 pages
“Even if I lived a hundred lives, I still wouldn’t be exhausted.” These words capture the intensity of the experiences of Claude Lanzmann, a man whose acts have always been a negation of resignation: a member of the Resistance at sixteen, a friend to Jean-Paul Sartre and a lover to Simone de... More Info

HHhH

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | April 24, 2012 | 336 pages
HHhH: “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich”, or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”. The most dangerous man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the “Butcher of Prague.” He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich... More Info

My Heart Is an Idiot

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | September 4, 2012 | 320 pages
Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve. He’s continually... More Info
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Subversives

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | August 21, 2012 | 752 pages
Subversives traces the FBI’s secret involvement with three iconic figures at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr. Through these converging narratives, the... More Info

All We Know

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | July 17, 2012 | 448 pages
Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement. The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate... More Info

Aftermath

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | August 7, 2012 | 160 pages
In 2003, Rachel Cusk published A Life’s Work, a provocative and often startlingly funny memoir about the cataclysm of motherhood. Widely acclaimed, the book started hundreds of arguments that continue to this day. Now, in her most personal and relevant book to date, Cusk explores divorce’s... More Info
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The idea of India

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | September 19, 1999 | 263 pages
Historical analysis explores the country's energy and unpredictibility in democracy, voting patterns, economic development, city and village cultures, and political identity  More Info

Layla, Queen of Hearts

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | April 27, 2010 | 128 pages
Even though she loves the family of her best friend, Griffin Silk, especially grandmother Nell, Layla Elliott, who no longer has a grandmother, determines, despite many difficulties, to find an old person of her own to bring to the school's Senior Citizens' Day.  More Info

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | October 30, 2012 | 96 pages
“The Sunday edition of the Kärntner Volkszeitung carried the following item under ‘Local News’: ‘In the village of A. (G. township), a housewife, aged 51, committed suicide on Friday night by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.’” So opens A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, the eminent Austrian... More Info

The Towers of Trebizond

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | October 30, 2012 | 288 pages
Hailed as “an utter delight, the most brilliant witty and charming book I have read since I can’t remember when” by The New York Times when it was originally published in 1956, Rose Macaulay’s The Towers of Trebizond tells the gleefully absurd story of Aunt Dot, Father Chantry-Pigg, Aunt... More Info

Selected Stories

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | October 30, 2012 | 208 pages
In her preface to Robert Walser’s Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as “a good-humored, sweet Beckett.” The more common comparison is to “a comic Kafka.” Both formulations effectively describe the reading experience in these stories: the reader is obviously in the presence... More Info

On the Road to Mr. Mineo's

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | October 2, 2012 | 192 pages
Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina--that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who's been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there's Ethel and Amos, an old couple... More Info
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My Husband and My Wives

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | October 2, 2012 | 272 pages
My Husband and My Wives: A Gay’s Man’s Odyssey is the memoir of a man looking back over eight tumultuous decades at the complications of discovering at puberty that he is attracted to other men. The ordeal of remaining true to what his libido tells him is right, in the midst of a disapproving... More Info

The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | October 2, 2012 | 256 pages
Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier’s uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, the book follows the Cursing... More Info

Exit

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | May 22, 2012 | 272 pages
A sociologist explores the ways we leave one thing and move on to the next; how we anticipate, define and reflect on our departures; and our epiphanies that something is over and done with.  More Info