Books published by Harper Perennial

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

Harper Perennial | April 5, 2016 | 416 pages
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a quirky, humorous and heart-warming story about growing old disgracefully – and breaking all the rules along the way! Seventy-nine-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping the dull, drab life of the retirement home. With... More Info

Terms of Service

Harper Perennial | March 8, 2016 | 448 pages
Social networking has grown into a staple of modern society, but its continued evolution is becoming increasingly detrimental to our lives. Shifts in communication and privacy are affecting us more than we realize or understand.  More Info
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Driving the King

Harper Perennial | January 19, 2016 | 352 pages
A daring and brilliant novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary. The war is over, the soldiers are returning, and Nat King Cole is back in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama, for a rare performance. His... More Info

That Other Me

Harper Perennial | January 26, 2016 | 384 pages
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Sand Fish, Maha Gargash’s second novel is set in mid-1990s Dubai and Cairo and tells the story of how secrets and betrayals consume three members—an authoritarian father, a rebellious abandoned daughter, and a vulnerable niece—of a... More Info

Brain vs. Machine

Harper Perennial | October 6, 2015 | 528 pages
As the world becomes ever more dominated by technology, John Brockman’s latest addition to the acclaimed and bestselling “Edge Question Series” asks more than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you think about machines that think? The development of artificial... More Info

Lit

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 464 pages
Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up—as only Mary... More Info

Black Boy

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 448 pages
Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either... More Info

Alas, Babylon

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 368 pages
"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just... More Info

Crazy Heart

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 336 pages
At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling... More Info

A Guide for the Perplexed

Harper Perennial | November 17, 2015 | 176 pages
An inspired critique of modern materialistic values and a road map for achieving one's true, higher potential from "one of the wisest minds of our time."* "This is what my life has been leading to," said the maverick economist E. F. Schumacher upon completing A Guide for the Perplexed, his... More Info
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The Evening Chorus

Harper Perennial | February 2, 2016 | 304 pages
The brilliant new novel about love, war and the ways of escape Shot down on his first RAF mission, James Hunter, an English officer, spends the Second World War in a German POW camp. While other prisoners plan daring escapes, James begins studying a pair of redstarts near the camp. His interest in... More Info

The Secret In Their Eyes

Harper Perennial | October 27, 2015 | 400 pages
Benjamín Chaparro is a man haunted by his past—a retired detective, he remains obsessed with the decades-old case of the rape and murder of a young woman in her own bedroom. As he revisits the details of the investigation, he is reacquainted with his similarly long, unrequited love for Irene... More Info

A People's History of the United States

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | November 17, 2015 | 768 pages
With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Since its original landmark... More Info

The Social Sex

Harper Perennial | September 22, 2015 | 400 pages
From historian and acclaimed feminist author of How the French Invented Love and A History of the Wife comes this rich, multifaceted history of the evolution of female friendship. In today’s culture, the bonds of female friendship are taken as a given. But only a few centuries ago, the idea of... More Info

Aimee & Jaguar

Harper Perennial | September 1, 2015 | 384 pages
A newly repackaged edition of the lesbian love story set against Nazi-occupied Germany that served as  More Info

Paulina & Fran

Harper Perennial | September 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students. At their New England art school, Paulina and Fran both stand apart from the crowd. Paulina is striking and sexually... More Info

Toxic In-Laws

Harper Perennial | October 15, 2002 | 304 pages
Susan Forward's practical and powerful book will help couples cope with terrible and toxic in–laws. Toxic in–laws are in–laws who create genuine chaos through various assaults––aggressive or subtle––on you and your marriage.  More Info

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

Harper Perennial | May 5, 2015 | 464 pages
Scandalized and celebrated by Parisian society, Lou Villars is an extraordinary athlete who is confident that one day she will be an inspiration for her gender. She's also a lesbian and cross-dresser who finds a safe haven in the Chameleon Club, a louche nightspot. As the exuberant 1920s give way... More Info

Harmony

Harper Perennial | June 26, 2012 | 336 pages
HRH The Prince of Wales reveals how the solutions to our most pressing modern challenges, from climate change to poverty, can only be found in regaining a balance with nature. For decades, The Prince of Wales has studied a wide array of disciplines in his quest to understand how modern... More Info

The Enchanted

Harper Perennial | February 24, 2015 | 272 pages
For the narrator locked inside an ancient prison, waiting for death, life is full of magic, from the golden horses that stampede underground to the tiny men who hammer away inside the stone walls. That the enchanted place is a death row matters less to him than the people he watches from the bars... More Info

This Idea Must Die

Harper Perennial | February 17, 2015 | 592 pages
Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery, today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovation. Few truly new ideas are developed without first abandoning old ones. In the past, discoveries often had to wait for the rise of the next generation to see questions in a... More Info

I Am Not a Slut

Harper Perennial | February 3, 2015 | 416 pages
Young women today are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts." Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages, they're confused.  More Info

A Replacement Life

Harper Perennial | January 20, 2015 | 352 pages
A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman,... More Info

Sinners Welcome

Harper Perennial | November 3, 2009 | 112 pages
In her fourth collection of poems, self-described black-belt sinner Mary Karr traces her improbable journey from the inferno of a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism. Not since Saint Augustine wrote “Give me chastity, Lord—but not yet!” has anyone brought such... More Info

The Gospel in Brief

Harper Perennial | February 15, 2011 | 180 pages
Presents the author's translation of the four Gospels into one text that focuses on the teachings of Jesus.  More Info

Many Roads One Journ

Harper Perennial | June 17, 1992 | 448 pages
From the author of Women, Sex, and Addiction, a timely and controversial second look at 12-Step programs, helping all readers to draw on the steps' underlying wisdom, adapting them to their own experiences, beliefs, and sources of strength.  More Info

Swimming with Warlords

Harper Perennial | October 14, 2014 | 416 pages
The veteran journalist and author of In the Hot Zone and The Things They Cannot Say explores the impact of more than a decade of war on Afghanistan, from the American invasion after 9/11 to today, and offers insights into its future and the possible consequences for the U.S. Kevin Sites made his... More Info

Three Hundred Million

Harper Perennial | October 14, 2014 | 464 pages
An unforgettable novel of an American suburb devastated by a fiendish madman—the most ambitious and important work yet by “the 21st century answer to William Burroughs” (Publishers Weekly). Blake Butler’s fiction has dazzled readers with its dystopian dreamscapes and swaggering command of... More Info

The United States of Paranoia

Harper Perennial | October 14, 2014 | 464 pages
Jesse Walker’s The United States of Paranoia presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror. The fear of intrigue and subversion doesn’t exist only on the fringes of society, but has always been part of our... More Info

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Harper Perennial | October 7, 2014 | 320 pages
The New York Times bestselling author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto creates a resonant portrait of a life in this collection of writings on love, friendship, work, and art. "The tricky thing about being a writer, or about being any kind of artist, is that in addition to making art you also... More Info

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Harper Perennial | September 16, 2014 | 560 pages
Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D.,... More Info

Native Son

Harper Perennial | September 16, 2014 | 560 pages
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in... More Info

Insurrections of the Mind

Harper Perennial | September 16, 2014 | 608 pages
Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted—and shaped—the state of American liberalism, publishing many of the twentieth century's most important thinkers. Insurrections of the Mind is an intellectual... More Info

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Harper Perennial | September 16, 2014 | 624 pages
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and... More Info

Violins of Hope

Harper Perennial | August 12, 2014 | 336 pages
A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and of the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The violin has... More Info

We Are Water

Harper Perennial | August 12, 2014 | 592 pages
With humor and compassion, New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb brilliantly captures human experience through vivid and unforgettable characters struggling to find hope and redemption in the aftermath of trauma and loss. Annie Oh—wife, mother, and artist—has shaken her family to its... More Info

Bad Feminist

Harper Perennial | August 5, 2014 | 336 pages
One of our most indispensable writers . . . on everything that matters  More Info

Universe

Harper Perennial | August 5, 2014 | 304 pages
John Brockman brings together the world’s best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winners Murray Gell-Mann and Frank Wilczek, and Brian Cox—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor. In Universe, today’s most influential science... More Info

Loteria

Harper Perennial | July 1, 2014 | 288 pages
"Lotería is the card-based Mexican variant of bingo and, in the hands of Zambrano, it's a deck stacked with narrative possibilities.... Zambrano coaxes a language that straddles pictures and words, Spanish and English. An intriguing debut and an elegiac, miniature entry in the literature of Latin... More Info

Wasted Updated Edition

Harper Perennial | May 27, 2014 | 336 pages
A reissue of the highly acclaimed, bestselling memoir--a classic of the genre--with an important, and perhaps controversial, new Afterword by the author. Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless... More Info

Sex at Dawn

Harper Perennial | July 5, 2011 | 432 pages
Two psychologists aim to reframe our understanding of lust, monogamy and family through a discussion on human sexuality based on research in anthropology, primatology and anatomy and defend their theory that humans evolved in interdependent, promiscuous groups. Reprint. A best-selling book. 50,000... More Info

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised

Harper Perennial | February 25, 2014 | 368 pages
In celebration of 1,000,000 copies in print, a revised and expanded edition of this lively and entertaining guide to literature and literary basics - symbols, themes and contexts - that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more enriching, satisfying and fun. What does it mean when... More Info

Beautiful Ruins

Harper Perennial | April 2, 2013 | 337 pages
Follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.  More Info

The End of the Point

Harper Perennial | April 22, 2014 | 368 pages
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Small Wonder

Harper Perennial | April 15, 2003 | 288 pages
Twenty-two optimistic essays cover such topics as nature, family, literature, and the joys of everyday life while examining the challenges of war, poverty, and violence.  More Info

State of Wonder

Harper Perennial | May 8, 2012 | 384 pages
A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh must step out of her comfort zone when she is sent into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past. Reprint. A... More Info

Bel Canto

Harper Perennial | August 2, 2005 | 352 pages
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a... More Info

The Lost

Harper Perennial | November 12, 2013 | 672 pages
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Thinking

Harper Perennial | October 29, 2013 | 432 pages
Thinking by John Brockman has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.  More Info

House of Earth

Harper Perennial | October 22, 2013 | 288 pages
Finished in 1947 and lost to readers until now, House of Earth is legendary folk singer and American icon Woody Guthrie’s only finished novel. A powerful portrait of Dust Bowl America, it’s the story of an ordinary couple’s dreams of a better life and their search for love and meaning in a... More Info

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