Books published by Scribner Book Company

The Fire This Time

Scribner Book Company | August 2, 2016 | 288 pages
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin s 1963 examination of race in America," The Fire Next Time," as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.  More Info

Intimacy Idiot

Scribner Book Company | June 14, 2016 | 256 pages
The author uses sketches, vignettes, lists, and diaries to describe his life as a single gay man in New York, from his childhood to his many messy relationships.  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

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

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

The Visible Man

Scribner Book Company | June 5, 2012 | 256 pages
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

An Everlasting Meal

Scribner Book Company | September 4, 2012 | 288 pages
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

Equal of the Sun

Scribner Book Company | June 5, 2012 | 448 pages
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

The Dovekeepers

Scribner Book Company | April 3, 2012 | 528 pages
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

How to Piss in Public

Scribner Book Company | March 20, 2012 | 288 pages
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.  More Info

The Last of the Tribe

Scribner Book Company | June 15, 2010 | 288 pages
Explains how an effort to save a Brazilian Indian, the last of his tribe, was marred by businessmen and politicians; hostile, territorial farmers; and the Indian himself.  More Info

Power Concedes Nothing

Scribner Book Company | January 10, 2012 | 368 pages
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

The Dirty Life

Scribner Book Company | April 12, 2011 | 304 pages
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

The Blessing of a B Minus

Scribner Book Company | September 13, 2011 | 224 pages
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

Henry's Demons

Scribner Book Company | February 14, 2012 | 256 pages
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

The Empty Family

Scribner Book Company | January 4, 2011 | 288 pages
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Three Stages of Amazement

Scribner Book Company | February 7, 2012 | 320 pages
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.  More Info

An Everlasting Meal

Scribner Book Company | October 18, 2011 | 250 pages
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

The lady matador's hotel

Scribner Book Company | January 3, 2012 | 240 pages
A novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a hotel in an unnamed Latin American country in the midst of political turmoil.  More Info

The American Way of Eating

Scribner Book Company | February 21, 2012 | 336 pages
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

Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother

By Xinran
Scribner Book Company | March 6, 2012 | 272 pages
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

A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice

Scribner Book Company | October 20, 2009 | 231 pages
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

A Woman Among Warlords

Scribner Book Company | October 20, 2009 | 231 pages
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.  More Info

The emperor of all maladies

Scribner Book Company | November 16, 2010 | 571 pages
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.  More Info