Books published by Pantheon


The Edge of Every Day

Pantheon | August 18, 2019 | 304 pages
The debut of an important new literary voice: Marin Sardy's extraordinarily affecting, fiercely intelligent memoir unflinchingly traces the path of the schizophrenia that runs in her family. Against the starkly beautiful backdrop of Anchorage, Alaska, where the author grew up, Marin Sardy weaves a... More Info


Pantheon Books | November 18, 2014 | 400 pages
A provocative inquiry into music as a personal and cultural experience offers insight into how it is composed, often wrongfully criticized and informed by neuroscientific, psychological, technological and other factors. 20,000 first printing. Illustrations. Tour.  More Info


Pantheon | March 5, 2019 | 608 pages
Fernando Aramburu's internationally acclaimed novel evokes an unresolved history of violence, giving a fictional account of lives shattered by Basque terrorism even as it rekindles debate about truth and reconciliation. Lifetime friends become bitter enemies when the father of one family is killed... More Info

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Pantheon | August 18, 2019 | 240 pages
Presents a lyrical meditation on religion and science as they relate to the human yearning for permanence and certainty in spite of discoveries that prove the world's impermanent and uncertain nature.  More Info


Pantheon | August 18, 2019 | 256 pages
"In the wake of Marlon James's Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown--set in the backlands of Jamaica--is a magical and haunting novel of one woman's struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Ma... More Info

A House Among the Trees

Pantheon | June 13, 2017 | 368 pages
From the beloved author of the National Book Award-winning Three Junes: The unusual bond between a world-famous children's author and his assistant sets the stage for a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, and the power of an unexpected legacy When the revered children's... More Info

My Brother's Husband

Pantheon | June 6, 2017 | 352 pages
"Originally published as Otouto no Otto by Futabasha Publishers Ltd., Tokyo, in 2014"--Title page verso.  More Info

Free Women, Free Men

Pantheon | March 14, 2017 | 320 pages
From the fiery intellectual provocateur: a brilliant essay collection that both celebrates and challenges modern feminism--from motherhood to Madonna, football to Friedan, stilettos to Steinem. When Camille Paglia first burst onto the scene with her best-selling Sexual Personae, she established... More Info

Persepolis Two

Pantheon | August 18, 2019 | 187 pages
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

The Zhivago Affair

Pantheon Books | June 17, 2014 | 368 pages
The dramatic, never-before-told story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to the Russian countryside to visit the country's most beloved poet, Boris Pasternak.... More Info

X'Ed Out

Pantheon | August 18, 2019 | 56 pages
Doug's strange night begins when he is awoken by a strange buzzing noise and opens his eyes to find his beloved--but dead--cat Inky climbing through a hole in the wall and beckoning Doug to follow.  More Info

Cancer Vixen

Pantheon | September 1, 2009 | 211 pages
A New York City cartoonist recounts her eleven-month bout with breast cancer, from diagnosis to cure, chronicling her high-powered Manhattan lifestyle and her romance with a surprising Prince Charming.  More Info

Boy in the Twilight

By Yu Hua
Pantheon | January 21, 2014 | 192 pages
From one of China's most celebrated writers: a collection of thirteen audacious and powerful stories that reveal the sorrows, joys, shifts, and constants of everyday life inside this rapidly changing country. In the masterful hands of Yu Hua, these stories form a timely snapshot of a nation, filled... More Info

The Bonds of Love

Pantheon | August 18, 1988 | 304 pages
Benjamin presents a groundbreaking feminist study of the dynamics of power--sadomasochism, dominance and submission--in parent-child relationships, sexual relationships, and in society at large.  More Info

Hand-Drying in America

Pantheon Books | February 19, 2013 | 160 pages
The cartoonist author of The Cardboard Valise presents a visual exploration of the many ways property reflects influences and cultural values, featuring such subjects as window-ledge pillows for people-watchers, artificial tree forests for allergy sufferers and high-visibility construction vests... More Info

Building Stories

Pantheon | October 2, 2012 | 260 pages
The award-winning creator of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth presents an intricately illustrated, sprawling tale about the residents in a three-story Chicago apartment building, including a lonely single woman, a couple who are growing to despise each other and an elderly landlady. 50,000... More Info

The Righteous Mind

Pantheon | March 13, 2012 | 419 pages
A groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality, which turns out to be the basis for religion and politics. The book explains the American culture wars and refutes the "New Atheists."  More Info

In the House of the Interpreter

Pantheon | November 6, 2012 | 256 pages
The second volume of memoirs from the renowned Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright covers his high school years at the end of British colonial rule in Africa, during the Mau Mau Uprising. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Manufacturing Consent

Pantheon | August 18, 2019 | 412 pages
Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, rather than just reporting on them, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.  More Info


Pantheon Books | February 21, 2012 | 432 pages
A retelling of the Watergate scandal from the kaleidoscopic perspectives of seven of its perpetrators and investigators illuminates the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency and imagines the answers to such mysteries as who erased 18 crucial minutes of evidence tape. By the author of Dewey... More Info

The New Hate

Pantheon | February 7, 2012 | 368 pages
A meticulously researched history of the role of organized hate in American politics delineates the origins of extreme belief systems as well as the economic and social factors that have contributed to their popularity, sharing cautionary observations about how hate has moved into mainstream... More Info


Pantheon | March 13, 2012 | 351 pages
Building on a controversial premise that refutes the opinions of most linguists to argue that language is a unique and essential cultural tool, an anthropological and psychological report contends that language is a human, societally driven invention that can be reinvented and lost.  More Info