Books published by Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

Sex and Power

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | July 24, 2019 | 287 pages
A look at power dynamics from the first female president of the "Harvard Law Review" offers insight into the sexual divide in American culture and politics.  More Info

Your Face in Mine

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | August 1, 2015 | 448 pages
A widely praised young writer delivers a daring, ambitious novel about identity and race in the age of globalization. One afternoon, not long after Kelly Thorndike has moved back to his hometown of Baltimore, an African American man he doesn't recognize calls out to him. To Kelly’s shock, the man... More Info

Panic in a Suitcase

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | August 4, 2015 | 320 pages
“A virtuosic debut [and] a wry look at immigrant life in the global age.” —Vogue Having left Odessa for Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with a sense of finality, the Nasmertov family has discovered that the divide between the old world and the new is not nearly as clear-cut as they had imagined.... More Info

There Goes Gravity

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
Lisa Robinson is the only woman journalist to have broken into the rock and roll boy's club. She has interviewed everyone from John Lennon to Patti Smith, Lady Gaga to the Clash. She's discussed nail varnish with a 12 year old Michael Jackson and introduced Lou Reed to David Bowie over filet... More Info


Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
A modern adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's classic Rebecca finds aspiring Midwestern assistant curator Venice Biennale haunted by the legacy of her predecessor when she takes a job at a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod whose staff is devoted to preserving the memory and methods of the... More Info

In Paradise

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | February 3, 2015 | 256 pages
The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our... More Info

City Beasts

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | February 3, 2015 | 320 pages
All-new stories about the urban worlds where animals and humans fight, love, and find common ground, from the nationally bestselling author of Cod and Salt. In these stories, Mark Kurlansky journeys to his familiar haunts like New York’s Central Park or Miami’s Little Havana but with an... More Info

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | January 6, 2015 | 272 pages
A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling The Undercover Economist. Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore. From politicians to hedge fund managers to middle-class... More Info


Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | September 3, 2013 | 352 pages
Anne Frank has long been a symbol of bravery and hope, but there were two sisters hidden in the annex, two young Jewish girls, one a cultural icon made famous by her published diary and the other, nearly forgotten. In the spring of 1959, "The Diary of Anne Frank" has just come to the silver screen... More Info

Future Perfect

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 1, 2013 | 272 pages
The best-selling author of Where Good Ideas Come From presents an optimistic assessment of how a technologically connected world can enable a better if different future, outlining a rising model of political change that breaks traditional categories of thinking and enables positive solutions.... More Info

Lost at Sea

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 1, 2013 | 448 pages
"New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Psychopath Test" Jon Ronson writes about the dark, uncanny sides of humanity with clarity and humor. "Lost at Sea"--now with new material--reveals how deep our collective craziness lies, even in the most mundane circumstances. Ronson investigates the... More Info

All Gone

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 1, 2013 | 224 pages
THE NEW COLE AND HITCH NOVEL Newly appointed as Territorial Marshals, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are traveling by train on a mission to escort Mexican prisoners to the border. But when the Governor of Texas climbs aboard with his wife, daughters, and $500,000 in tow, the journey becomes a lot... More Info

This Is How You Lose Her

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | September 3, 2013 | 240 pages
Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz's first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year” by Time magazine and... More Info

The Long Goodbye

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | April 3, 2012 | 306 pages
In this eloquent, somber memoir about the death of her mother and grieving aftermath, poet and journalist O'Rourke (Halflife) ponders the eternal human question: how do we live with the knowledge that we will one day die?  More Info

The Neruda Case

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | June 4, 2013 | 400 pages
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.  More Info

Lizz Free Or Die

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | May 7, 2013 | 336 pages
Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show" and one of today's most hilarious comedians and insightful social critics, pens a brilliant account of how she discovered her comedic voice and how humor became her most powerful weapon in confronting life's challenges.  More Info

The Sibling Effect

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | September 4, 2012 | 312 pages
A Time magazine senior writer explores the profound influence of sibling relationships through emerging research in the areas of birth order, twin studies and genetic encoding to consider the role of sibling relationships in emotional disorders and behavioral traits. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

That Is All

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 2, 2012 | 384 pages
A final installment in the trilogy that began with The Areas of My Expertise features The Daily Show's "Resident Expert's" latest compendium of trivia and facts completely invented by the author, from the occupations of 700 mole men to the anticipated end of human history in 2012.  More Info

The Wandering Falcon

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 2, 2012 | 243 pages
Follows the story of refugees' son Tor Baz, who travels throughout the remote tribal regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan and witnesses the effects of extreme culture and geography on the lives of those he encounters.  More Info

The Grief of Others

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | September 4, 2012 | 386 pages
The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. Struggling to regain a semblance of normalcy for themselves and for their two older children, they... More Info