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
Treating a delusional scientist who has been using cloaking technology from an aborted government project to render himself nearly invisible, Austin therapist Victoria Vick listens to his accounts of spying on the private lives of others, a situation with which Victoria becomes obsessed to the... More Info
In "An Everlasting Meal, " Tamar Adler has written a book that "reads less like a cookbook than like a recipe for a delicious life" ("New York" magazine).In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on feeding ourselves well. With... More Info
The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's most ambitious and mesmerizing novel: “striking….Hoffman grounds her expansive, intricately woven, and deepest new novel in biblical history, with a devotion and seriousness of purpose” (Entertainment Weekly).Nearly 2,000 years ago, nine hundred Jews held... More Info
The cartoonist from the award-winning comic Pervert and creator of Vice magazine unabashedly recounts such outrageous misadventures as his streaking through New York City during the 2003 blackout and his invention of the "Warhol Children." 50,000 first printing.
When the court of 16th-century Iran is thrown into turmoil by the heirless Shah's death, his daughter, Princess Pari, incites dissent with her efforts to instill order and taps the assistance of a eunuch servant to navigate a Machiavellian power struggle. By the Orange Prize-nominated author of The... More Info
A profile of the Lost Generation captures life among the expatriates on Paris' Left Bank during the 1920s, the brutality of bullfighting in Spain, and the moral and spiritual dissolution of a generation.
An influential civil rights attorney and second cousin to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice describes the family beliefs and achievements that inspired her career, recounting her dedication to civil rights causes in areas ranging from transportation and education to the death penalty and... More Info
On an impulse, Kimball shed her city self and moved to 500 acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with her husband. "The Dirty Life" is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season--complete with their... More Info
New York Times bestselling author, internationally known clinical psychologist, and lecturer Wendy Mogel returns with a revelatory new book on parenting teenagers. Mogel’s sage advice on parenting young children has struck a chord with thousands of readers and made her one of today’s most... More Info
On a cold February day two months after his twentieth birthday, Henry Cockburn waded into the Newhaven estuaryoutside Brighton, England, and nearly drowned. Voices, he said, had urged him to do it. Nearly halfway around the world in Afghanistan, journalist Patrick Cockburn learned from his wife,... More Info
In San Francisco during the first year of Barack Obama's presidency, Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper must deal with a stillborn child, an economic crash, a ruthless business rival and the attentions of an old lover.
Inspired by M.F.K. Fisher's 1942 How to Cook a Wolf, a practical guide to cooking and eating well regardless of financial circumstances explains how to shop and cook with an eye toward future meals while using scraps and leftovers to prepare nutritious, satisfying secondary foods. 25,000 first... More Info
An award-winning journalist traces her 2009 immersion into the national food system to explore issues about how working-class Americans can afford to eat as they should, describing how she worked as a farm laborer, Wal-Mart grocery clerk and Applebee's expediter while living within the means of... More Info
Following her internationally bestselling book The Good Women of China, Xinran has written one of the most powerful accounts of the lives of Chinese women. She has gained entrance to the most pained, secret chambers in the hearts of Chinese mothers—students, successful businesswomen, midwives,... More Info
Malalai Joya has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country's powerful NATO-backed warlords. She was twenty-five years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new... More Info
In the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Infidel," and also the subject of an award-winning documentary, this impassioned, first-person account tells of a courageous young Afghani woman who risks her life by denouncing the powerful warlords in her country.
A historical assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the complex disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the developments of present-day treatments.