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Scribner | March 17, 2015 | 256 pages
From the creators of the wildly popular and seriously scientific YouTube channel, AsapSCIENCE, comes entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible answers to the questions you never got to ask in science class. Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching... More Info

Barefoot Dogs

Scribner | March 10, 2015 | 160 pages
An unforgettable debut of linked stories that follow the members and retinue of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile after the patriarch is kidnapped. On an unremarkable night, José Victoriano Arteaga—the head of a thriving Mexico City family—vanishes on his way home from work. The... More Info

The Last Word

Scribner | March 10, 2015 | 304 pages
“Hanif Kureishi’s best novel since The Buddha of Suburbia” (The Independent, UK): a mischievous, wickedly funny, and intellectually deft story about a young biographer and the famous and reclusive novelist who is his subject. Mamoon Azam is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career... More Info

Creating Innovators

Scribner | February 10, 2015 | 304 pages
Tony Wagner’s groundbreaking bestseller—“a road map for parents who want to sculpt their children into innovative thinkers” (USA TODAY) and a guide for “an employer looking to have a pipeline of creative talent” (Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO). Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores... More Info

Mobile Library

Scribner | January 20, 2015 | 272 pages
From the award-winning novelist David Whitehouse, hailed by The New York Times as “a writer to watch,” a tragicomic adventure about a troubled adolescent boy who escapes his small town in a stolen library-on-wheels. “An archivist of his mother,” Bobby Nusku spends his nights meticulously... More Info

The First Bad Man

Scribner | January 13, 2015 | 288 pages
From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funny—so Miranda July—that readers will be blown away. Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives... More Info

Almost Famous Women

Scribner | January 6, 2015 | 256 pages
From “a top-notch emerging writer with a crisp and often poetic voice and wily, intelligent humor” (The Boston Globe): a collection of stories that explores the lives of talented, gutsy women throughout history. The fascinating lives of the characters in Almost Famous Women have mostly been... More Info

The Age of Radiance

Scribner | December 30, 2014 | 448 pages
“A thrilling, intense, and disturbing account of the atomic era, from the discovery of X-rays to the tragic meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant…Rich with powerful images and fraught with drama” (The Christian Science Monitor). When Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, and Edward... More Info

The Boston Girl

Scribner | December 9, 2014 | 336 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born... More Info

To Be a Friend Is Fatal

Scribner | October 7, 2014 | 352 pages
The “searing” (The New Yorker), “must read” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) memoir of “one of the few genuine heroes of America’s war in Iraq” (Dexter Filkins). In January 2005 Kirk Johnson, then twenty-four, arrived in Baghdad as USAID’s (US Agency for International Development) only... More Info

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Scribner | September 30, 2014 | 384 pages
The “spellbinding” (People, 4 stars), New York Times bestseller from the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an electric and impassioned love affair—“an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place” (USA TODAY). Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the... More Info

Body Counts

Scribner | September 9, 2014 | 448 pages
The founder of POZ magazine shares “a captivating…eyewitness account from inside the AIDS epidemic” (Next) and “a moving, multi-decade memoir of one gay man’s life” (San Francisco Chronicle). As a politics-obsessed Georgetown freshman, Sean Strub arrived in Washington, DC, from Iowa in... More Info

A House in the Sky

Scribner | August 26, 2014 | 400 pages
The New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into fifteen months of captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The... More Info

On Grief and Grieving

Scribner | August 12, 2014 | 272 pages
Ten years after the death of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, this commemorative edition of her final book combines practical wisdom, case studies, and the authors’ own experiences and spiritual insight to explain how the process of grieving helps us live with loss. Includes a new introduction and... More Info

On Death and Dying

Scribner | August 12, 2014 | 304 pages
Ten years after Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s death, a commemorative edition with a new introduction and updated resources section of her beloved groundbreaking classic on the five stages of grief. One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew... More Info

Life Lessons

Scribner | August 12, 2014 | 240 pages
Ten years after Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s death: “An inspiring…guide to life, distilled from the experiences of people who face death” (Kirkus Reviews)—the beloved classic now with a new introduction and updated resources section. Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us... More Info

The Sun Also Rises

Scribner Book Company | July 15, 2014 | 256 pages
This new edition celebrates the art and craft of the quintessential story of the Lost Generation. Presented by the Hemingway family with supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library, this edition provides readers with wonderful insight regarding Hemingway’s... More Info

A Farewell to Arms

Scribner Book Company | July 8, 2014 | 352 pages
Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of... More Info

Knocking on Heaven's Door

Scribner Book Company | June 10, 2014 | 352 pages
“A thoroughly researched and compelling mix of personal narrative and hard-nosed reporting that captures just how flawed care at the end of life has become” (Abraham Verghese, The New York Times Book Review). This bestselling memoir—hailed a “triumph” by The New York Times—ponders the... More Info

Mr. Mercedes

Scribner Book Company | June 3, 2014 | 448 pages
In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for... More Info

On Looking

Scribner Book Company | April 15, 2014 | 320 pages
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog, this “elegant and entertaining” (The Boston Globe) explanation of how humans perceive their environments “does more than open our eyes...opens our hearts and minds, too, gently awakening us to a world—in fact, many... More Info

Power Concedes Nothing

Scribner | February 11, 2014 | 368 pages
The “fierce” and “remarkable” memoir from one of the nation’s most influential and celebrated civil rights attorneys—second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice—is “a rallying cry for social justice” (More magazine). Connie Rice has taken on the bus system, the... More Info

Molecules of Emotion

Scribner | February 17, 1999 | 368 pages
Explains the science behind the brain's opiate receptors and other evidence of the intimate connections between mind and body  More Info

I'll Take You There

Scribner | January 21, 2014 | 320 pages
The untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of The Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the Civil Rights era—researched and written by acclaimed music journalist and author Greg Kot. Now in her seventies, Mavis Staples has been a fixture in the music world... More Info

Body Counts

Scribner | January 14, 2014 | 368 pages
Sean Strub, founder of the groundbreaking POZ magazine, producer of the hit play “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me,” and the first openly HIV-positive candidate for US Congress, charts his remarkable life—a story of politics and AIDS and a powerful testament to loss, hope, and survival. As a... More Info

No One Belongs Here More Than You

Scribner | May 6, 2008 | 224 pages
Award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling, sexy, and tender collection. In these stories, July gives the most seemingly insignificant moments a sly potency. A benign encounter, a misunderstanding, a shy revelation can... More Info

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition

Scribner | July 6, 2010 | 288 pages
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade... More Info

Far From the Tree

Scribner | October 1, 2013 | 976 pages
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their... More Info

My Notorious Life

Scribner | September 10, 2013 | 416 pages
This sweeping, evocative, and absolutely unforgettable novel about the charismatic and passionate Axie Muldoon who changed the lives of countless women was inspired by a real midwife who became one of the most controversial figures in Victorian New York City. Set in gritty New York City in the last... More Info

She Matters

Scribner | September 10, 2013 | 288 pages
From the bestselling “immensely gifted” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) author of Her Last Death comes a fearless, compulsively readable, intensely provocative book about female friendships. “She Matters is a dazzling, poetic love letter to what women share, an unforgettable memoir... More Info

Smoke Signals

Scribner | August 13, 2013 | 528 pages
“Hallelujah and glory be to Smoke Signals, Martin Lee’s bodacious new book…Lee chronicles everything and everyone worth chronicling in the annals of marijuana” (High Times). “In this accessible and well-researched analysis” (Publishers Weekly), Martin A. Lee traces the dramatic social... More Info

The Creativity Cure

Scribner | August 6, 2013 | 320 pages
A gifted psychiatrist and her husband, a premier hand surgeon, offer an insightful and innovative mind-body plan to combat depression and anxiety by exploring your creative potential. Husband-and-wife physicians Carrie and Alton Barron present a deeply satisfying and highly achievable five-part... More Info

Stand Up That Mountain

Scribner Book Company | July 30, 2013 | 400 pages
Traces the author's life-changing experiences while defending a small Belview Mountain community and a fragile section of the Appalachian Trail from the illegal mining practices of the Clark Stone Company, a case that eventually pitted several national conservation groups against the state of North... More Info

I Wear the Black Hat

Scribner | July 9, 2013 | 256 pages
From New York Times bestselling author, “one of America’s top cultural critics” (Entertainment Weekly), and “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine, comes a new book of all original pieces on villains and villainy in popular culture. Chuck Klosterman has walked into the darkness.... More Info

A Stone Boat

Scribner | June 4, 2013 | 272 pages
A finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction prize, A Stone Boat is an achingly beautiful, deeply perceptive story of family, sexuality, and the startling changes wrought by grief, loss, and self-discovery. Harry, an internationally celebrated young concert pianist, travels to Paris to... More Info

The Silver Star

Scribner | June 11, 2013 | 288 pages
From one of the bestselling memoirists of all time, a stunning and heartbreaking novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world—a triumph of imagination and storytelling. It is 1970. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz is fifteen when their artistic... More Info

Red Sparrow

Scribner | June 4, 2013 | 448 pages
IN THE GRAND SPY-TALE TRADITION OF JOHN LE CARRÉ…comes this shocking debut thriller written with insider detail known only to a veteran CIA officer. In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive... More Info

Zero Waste Home

Scribner | April 9, 2013 | 304 pages
Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their... More Info

The Flamethrowers

Scribner | April 2, 2013 | 400 pages
From the bestselling author whose debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was nominated for a National Book Award and reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review comes an extraordinarily ambitious new novel about a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the... More Info

Equal of the Sun

Scribner | March 19, 2013 | 448 pages
Based on the life of an Iranian princess this is “a fine historical novel, a story of intrigue and action…its scheming and parricide rival A Game of Thrones…and may remind you of Mary Renault’s stunning The Persian Boy” (San Francisco Chronicle). Iran in 1576 is a place of wealth and... More Info

Because I Said So!

Scribner | December 4, 2012 | 256 pages
Don’t cross your eyes or they’ll stay like that! Feed a cold, starve a fever! Don’t touch your Halloween candy until we get it checked out! Never run with scissors Don’t look in the microwave while it’s running! This will go down on your permanent record Is any of it true? If so, how... More Info

The Light Between Oceans

Scribner | April 2, 2013 | 384 pages
This months-long New York Times bestseller is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page,” (O, The Oprah Magazine). After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper... More Info

Pandora's Lunchbox

Scribner | February 26, 2013 | 288 pages
In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma a fascinating and cutting-edge look at the scary truth about what really goes into our food. If a piece of individually wrapped cheese retains its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed... More Info

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Scribner | February 7, 2012 | 368 pages
30th Anniversary Edition Updated with new insights from the next generation You can stop fighting with your children! Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children—and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents... More Info

Far From the Tree

Scribner | November 13, 2012 | 976 pages
From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find... More Info

Shock of Gray

Scribner | October 2, 2012 | 416 pages
The New York Times bestselling author of China, Inc. reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of our aging world. The world’s population is rapidly aging—by the year 2030, one billion people will be sixty-five or older. And for the first time in history, the number of... More Info

The Ripple Effect

Scribner Book Company | April 10, 2012 | 448 pages
Reveals how access to and preservation of fresh water is the planet's most pressing issue in the 21st century, in a book by the best-selling co-author of My Life in France that presents an array of colorful, obsessive, brilliant--and sometimes shadowy--characters through which these issues come... More Info

Empire of the Summer Moon

Scribner | May 10, 2011 | 371 pages
In the tradition of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," Gwynne presents a stunningly vivid historical account of the 40-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.  More Info

The American Way of Eating

Scribner | October 2, 2012 | 352 pages
When award-winning (and working-class) journalist Tracie McMillan saw foodies swooning over $9 organic tomatoes, she couldn’t help but wonder: What about the rest of us? Why do working Americans eat the way we do? And what can we do to change it? To find out, McMillan went undercover in three... More Info

Smoke Signals

Scribner | August 14, 2012 | 528 pages
A bestselling author of Acid Dreams tells the great American pot story— a panoramic, character-driven saga that examines the medical, recreational, scientific, and economic dimensions of the world’s most controversial plant. Martin A. Lee traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its... More Info