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Amateur

Scribner | August 14, 2018 | 224 pages
From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with “hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love” (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society. In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at... More Info

DreadfulWater Shows Up

Scribner | August 1, 2007 | 272 pages
From award-winning literary author Thomas King (aka Hartley GoodWeather) comes a stylish mystery debut featuring ex-California cop Thumps DreadfulWater, a smart and savvy Cherokee Indian whose witty exterior belies a clever, stubborn sleuth. With his cop life officially behind him, Thumps now makes... More Info
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The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

Scribner | July 17, 2018 | 384 pages
The fourth in the series of new annotated editions of Ernest Hemingway’s work, edited by the author’s grandson Seán and introduced by his son Patrick, this “illuminating” (The Washington Post) collection includes the best of the well-known classics as well as unpublished stories, early... More Info
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Dear Mrs. Bird

Scribner | July 3, 2018 | 288 pages
“A marvelous treat. Charming and delightful.” —Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina An irresistible debut set in London during World War II about an adventurous young woman who becomes a secret advice columnist— a warm, funny, and enormously moving story for fans of The Guernsey Literary and... More Info
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Don't Make Me Pull Over!

Scribner | July 3, 2018 | 288 pages
Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation—Don’t Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips—a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods, and Google... More Info
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Live from Cairo

Scribner | July 3, 2018 | 336 pages
“A remarkable debut novel written by a promising young writer who captures vivid details and writes masterfully” (Christian Science Monitor) about an American attorney, an Egyptian translator, and an Iraqi-American resettlement officer trying to protect a refugee who finds herself trapped in... More Info
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The Verdun Affair

Scribner | June 12, 2018 | 304 pages
A sweeping, romantic, and profoundly moving novel, set in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and Los Angeles in the 1950s, about a lonely young man, a beautiful widow, and the amnesiac soldier whose puzzling case binds them together even as it tears them apart. In 1921, two young Americans meet... More Info
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Into the Gray Zone

Scribner | June 12, 2018 | 336 pages
In this “riveting read, meshing memoir with scientific explication” (Nature), a world-renowned neuroscientist reveals how he learned to communicate with patients in vegetative or “gray zone” states and, more importantly, he explains what those interactions tell us about the working of our... More Info
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Rough Beauty

Scribner | June 5, 2018 | 320 pages
In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought she... More Info
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Racehoss

Scribner | May 22, 2018 | 416 pages
“A timeless classic” (San Antonio Express-News), reissued with a new foreword, afterword, and ten percent more material about a black man who spent seventeen years on a brutal Texas prison plantation and underwent a remarkable transformation. First published in 1984, Racehoss: Big Emma’s Boy... More Info
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Pretend I'm Dead

Scribner | May 15, 2018 | 240 pages
Miranda July meets Mary Karr in this brilliant debut novel from Jen Beagin, Whiting Award winner and “one of the freshest voices I've read in years—funny, wise, whip-smart and compassionate” (Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins), about a cleaning lady on a quest for self-acceptance... More Info
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My Soul Looks Back

Scribner | May 15, 2018 | 272 pages
In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls her youth “surrounded by some of the most famous creative minds of the seventies and eighties…James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Nina Simone” (New York magazine)—in a vibrant, lost era of New York City.... More Info
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The Addiction Solution

Scribner | May 8, 2018 | 224 pages
A groundbreaking examination of addiction from the Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance use and abuse. Written with warmth, accessibility, and vast authority, The... More Info
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The Graybar Hotel

Scribner | May 8, 2018 | 240 pages
In this “toughly courageous, unflinching, and unapologetic” (O, The Oprah Magazine) debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, “takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight,... More Info

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Scribner | May 8, 2018 | 320 pages
WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A finalist for the Kirkus Prize and Andrew Carnegie Medal, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a... More Info
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Mrs. Fletcher

Scribner | May 1, 2018 | 320 pages
In this New York Times bestselling novel, Tom Perrotta, whom Time calls “the Steinbeck of suburbia,” delivers a penetrating and hilarious novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old... More Info

Voice Lessons for Parents

Scribner | April 17, 2018 | 320 pages
Renowned speaker, parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Dr. Wendy Mogel offers an essential guide to the new art of talking to children, and shows how a change in voice can transform conversations and ease the relationship between parents and... More Info

A $500 House in Detroit

Scribner | April 10, 2018 | 304 pages
A young college grad buys a house in Detroit for $500 and attempts to restore it—and his new neighborhood—to its original glory in this “deeply felt, sharply observed personal quest to create meaning and community out of the fallen…A standout” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Drew Philp,... More Info

One of the Boys

Scribner | March 6, 2018 | 192 pages
A “gripping and heartfelt” (The New York Times Book Review) story about two young brothers contending with the love they have for their abusive father, One of the Boys is “one of the most striking debut novels of the year” (Rolling Stone). The three of them—a twelve-year-old boy, his... More Info

My Early Life

Scribner | June 6, 1996 | 400 pages
Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth century Winston Churchill As a visionary, statesman, and historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was one of... More Info

The Glass Castle

Scribner | January 17, 2006 | 304 pages
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic,... More Info

The Newcomers

Scribner | November 14, 2017 | 416 pages
From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans. The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the... More Info

The Odyssey of Echo Company

Scribner | May 9, 2017 | 416 pages
A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers—the harrowing and redemptive account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War. On a single night, January 31, 1968, some 100,000 soldiers... More Info

The Choice

Scribner | September 5, 2017 | 288 pages
A powerful, moving memoir—and a practical guide to healing—written by Dr. Edith Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds. Edith Eger was sixteen years old when the Nazis came to... More Info

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Scribner | September 5, 2017 | 288 pages
A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award–winner Jesmyn Ward. In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison... More Info

Raising Human Beings

Scribner | August 15, 2017 | 320 pages
Renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence. Parents have an important task: figure out who their child... More Info

Mrs. Fletcher

Scribner | August 1, 2017 | 320 pages
From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just... More Info

A Flag Worth Dying For

Scribner | July 4, 2017 | 288 pages
Combining keen analysis of current events with world history, Tim Marshall, author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography, “one of the best books on geopolitics you could imagine,” (The Evening Standard), explains flags and their symbols—how their power is used to unite and... More Info

The Graybar Hotel

Scribner | July 4, 2017 | 224 pages
In this stunning debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight, even as they describe a harsh and barren existence. In Curtis Dawkins’s... More Info

The Fire This Time

Scribner | June 20, 2017 | 256 pages
A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful. The Fire This Time is vivid proof that words... More Info

Trying to Float

Scribner | June 13, 2017 | 272 pages
“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York... More Info

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Scribner | June 13, 2017 | 352 pages
When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously... More Info

Impatient Foodie

Scribner | June 6, 2017 | 288 pages
Sustainable and conscious eating made simple, fun, and delicious—the founder of Impatient Foodie shows how the “slow food” movement doesn’t have to be slow with these inspired meals perfect for everyone. Elettra Wiedemann didn’t set out to be a foodie. At twenty-eight, with a burgeoning... More Info

Far and Away

Scribner | April 18, 2017 |
From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—“Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking essays” (Vanity Fair). Far and Away chronicles Andrew... More Info

Stand Facing the Stove

Scribner | May 6, 2003 | 496 pages
In 1931, Irma S. Rombauer, a recent widow, took her life savings and self-published a cookbook that she hoped might support her family. Little did she know that her book would go on to become America's most beloved cooking companion. Thus was born the bestselling Joy of Cooking, and with it, a... More Info

Zero K

Scribner | May 16, 2017 | 288 pages
A New York Times bestseller, “DeLillo’s haunting new novel, Zero K—his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld” (The New York Times), is a meditation on death and an embrace of life. Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a... More Info

My Soul Looks Back

Scribner | May 9, 2017 | 288 pages
In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era—the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia. In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B.... More Info

Available

Scribner | May 9, 2017 | 288 pages
From “the most entertaining chronicler of nice guy romance since Nick Hornby” (A.J. Jacobs), a memoir about an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a “nice guy” survived dating in the twenty-first century. Matteson Perry is a Nice Guy. He remembers birthdays,... More Info

The Gene

Scribner | May 16, 2017 | 608 pages
The #1 New York Times bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled... More Info

Three Minutes to Doomsday

Scribner | April 18, 2017 | 352 pages
This edge-of-your-seat memoir from former FBI agent Joe Navarro reveals the shocking, inside details of how he spearheaded a 1980s investigation into a colossal espionage breach that would have left the US defenseless in a Soviet attack. In 1988 FBI Agent Joe Navarro divides his time among SWAT... More Info

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts

Scribner | April 11, 2017 | 256 pages
“A haunted, haunting examination of mental illness and murder in a more or less ordinary American city…Mature and thoughtful…A Helter Skelter for our time, though without a hint of sensationalism—unsettling in the extreme but written with confidence and deep empathy” (Kirkus Reviews,... More Info

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Scribner | March 21, 2017 | 384 pages
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One of the Boys

Scribner | March 14, 2017 | 176 pages
A riveting and emotionally harrowing debut about two young brothers and their physically and psychologically abusive father—One of the Boys is 176 perfect, stunning pages by a major new talent. The three of them—a twelve-year-old boy, his older brother, their father—have won the war: the... More Info

Work Like Any Other

Scribner | March 14, 2017 | 272 pages
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE In this “inventive, beautiful, and deceptively morally complex novel” (The Miami Herald), a prideful electrician in 1920s rural Alabama struggles to overcome past sins, find peace, and rescue his marriage after being sent to prison for manslaughter. Roscoe T... More Info

Poems in the Manner Of

Scribner | March 7, 2017 | 160 pages
Poems in the Manner Of is an illuminating journey through centuries of writers who continue to influence new work today, including that of respected poet and series editor of The Best American Poetry David Lehman. “Very few writers can actually shape how you see the world. David Lehman is such a... More Info

The Girl Behind the Door

Scribner | February 7, 2017 | 224 pages
“A moving and riveting memoir about one family’s love and tragedy…beautifully researched, and expressed” (Anne Lamott). Early one Tuesday morning John Brooks went to his teenage daughter’s room. Casey was gone, but she had left a note: The car is parked at the Golden Gate Bridge. I’m... More Info

Attending

Scribner | January 24, 2017 | 304 pages
The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most—safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care—from the foremost expert in the field. As a third-year Harvard Medical student... More Info

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

Scribner | January 10, 2017 | 432 pages
A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.” For over thirty-five years,... More Info

Selection Day

Scribner | January 3, 2017 | 304 pages
From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize­–winning author of The White Tiger, a dazzling new novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming of age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.... More Info

Writing to Save a Life

Scribner | November 15, 2016 | 208 pages
An award–winning writer traces the life of the father of iconic Civil Rights martyr Emmett Till—a man who was executed by the Army ten years before Emmett’s murder. An evocative and personal exploration of individual and collective memory in America by one of the most formidable Black... More Info

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