Books published by Simon & Schuster

The Tangled Tree

Simon & Schuster | August 14, 2018 | 496 pages
Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life’s history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature. In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine... More Info

The Mountain

Simon & Schuster | August 14, 2018 | 256 pages
In “a spectacular display of intelligence and feeling” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Paul Yoon’s collection of short stories ranges throughout the world—from the Hudson Valley to the Russian Far East—across periods of time after World War II, hailed as a "genuine work of... More Info

Karma Khullar's Mustache

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | August 14, 2018 | 288 pages
In the tradition of Judy Blume, debut author Kristi Wientge tackles the uncomfortable—but all too relatable—subject of female body hair and self-esteem with this “sparkling and triumphant tale of a middle school misfit” (Heather Vogel Frederick). Karma Khullar is about to start middle... More Info

Wild Things

Simon & Schuster | August 7, 2018 | 336 pages
An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and “consistently intelligent and funny” (The New York Times Book Review)—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father of two) Bruce Handy. The dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American... More Info

Reckless Years

Simon & Schuster | July 24, 2018 | 304 pages
The “searingly honest, brilliantly written” (Delia Ephron, New York Times bestselling author) memoir of a woman trying to reinvent her life who finds, after her divorce, that true freedom to make any choice means being free to make every mistake. “What to do now, I don’t know. You see, I no... More Info

Samurai Scarecrow

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | July 24, 2018 | 48 pages
A young ninja and his adorable younger sister who wants to be just like him are in for the Halloween of their lives in this tender sibling story with graphic novel–inspired illustrations, Samurai style. It is Halloween, and Yukio is excited to celebrate! But whatever Yukio does, his younger... More Info

Equipment for Living

Simon & Schuster | July 24, 2018 | 224 pages
“Funny and smart” (The New Yorker) criticism of why we turn to art—specifically to poetry and popular music—and how it serves as an essential tool to understanding life. How can art help us make sense—or nonsense—of the world? If wrong life cannot be lived rightly, as Theodor Adorno had... More Info

Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains

Simon & Schuster UK | July 17, 2018 | 384 pages
A thrilling and dangerous adventure though the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh—a mountainous area in to the far north-eastern corner of India—one of the world’s least explored regions. Arunachal Pradesh—meaning “land of the dawn-lit mountains”—has remained uniquely isolated.... More Info

No One Tells You This

Simon & Schuster | July 10, 2018 | 304 pages
One of BuzzFeed’s “Exciting Summer Books” If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she... More Info

The Brink

Simon & Schuster | July 10, 2018 | 384 pages
The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union. What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile ICBMs... More Info

Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | July 3, 2018 | 64 pages
Curious George meets Mr. Bean in this adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey bakes a cake. He can’t wait to win a ribbon! But first he has to carry it to the contest. What could possibly go wrong?  More Info

Mr. Monkey Visits a School

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | July 3, 2018 | 64 pages
Curious George meets Mr. Bean in the second adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey learns a trick. He can’t wait to put on a show! But first he has to find the school. What could possibly go... More Info

The Monarchy of Fear

Simon & Schuster | July 3, 2018 | 272 pages
From one of the world’s most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend our divided country. For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and... More Info

Game Changers

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | July 3, 2018 | 48 pages
“The lively narrative…focuses on [Venus and Serena Williams's] determination to succeed and their close relationship.” —Kirkus Reviews Venus and Serena Williams are two of the greatest tennis players of all time. Some say they’re two of the greatest athletes of all time. Before they were... More Info

I Just Ate My Friend

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | June 26, 2018 | 40 pages
A creature has eaten his friend. Now he’s on a journey to find a new one with hilarious consequences in this bright, subversive debut picture book. A little creature is looking for a new friend, but he’s not having any luck. Why is he looking for a new friend, you ask? Because he ate his old... More Info

Learning to Breathe

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | June 26, 2018 | 336 pages
Sixteen-year-old Indy struggles to conceal her pregnancy while searching for a place to belong in this stunning debut novel that’s perfect for fans of Amber Smith and Sara Zarr. Indira Ferguson has done her best to live by her Grammy’s rules—to study hard in school, be respectful, and to... More Info

How to Fall in Love with Anyone

Simon & Schuster | June 26, 2018 | 256 pages
“A beautifully written and well-researched cultural criticism as well as an honest memoir” (Los Angeles Review of Books) from the author of the popular New York Times essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” explores the romantic myths we create and explains how they limit our ability... More Info

We Begin Our Ascent

Simon & Schuster | June 19, 2018 | 256 pages
“A dazzling debut by an exciting and essential new talent: fast, harrowing, compelling, masterfully structured, genuinely moving. Reed is a true stylist.” —George Saunders “Joe Mungo Reed’s unforgettable debut novel introduces us to a powerful new literary voice, as riveting as... More Info

Conceivability

Simon & Schuster | June 19, 2018 | 320 pages
Part memoir, part guide, this personal and deeply informative account of one woman’s gripping journey through the global fertility industry in search of the solution to her own “unexplained infertility” exposes eye-opening information about the medical, financial, legal, scientific, emotional... More Info

Daring to Drive

Simon & Schuster | June 12, 2018 | 320 pages
“A vital, inspiring book” (O, The Oprah Magazine): a ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of the courageous movement that won Saudi women the right to drive. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a... More Info

Bruce Lee

Simon & Schuster | June 5, 2018 | 672 pages
The most authoritative biography—featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs—of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans. Forty-five years after... More Info

Sex and the City and Us

Simon & Schuster | June 5, 2018 | 256 pages
By the bestselling author of Seinfeldia, a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, to coincide with the show’s twentieth anniversary. When Candace Bushnell started writing her “Sex and the City” column for the New York Observer, she... More Info

Pre-Suasion

Simon & Schuster | June 5, 2018 | 432 pages
The acclaimed New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Robert Cialdini—“the foremost expert on effective persuasion” (Harvard Business Review)—explains how it’s not necessarily the message itself that changes minds, but the key moment before you deliver that message. What... More Info

Beartown

Simon & Schuster | May 29, 2018 | 480 pages
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the... More Info

Energy

Simon & Schuster | May 29, 2018 | 480 pages
Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time—wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond. People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and... More Info

Raven Rock

Simon & Schuster | May 22, 2018 | 560 pages
The shocking truth about the government’s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil—even if the rest of us die—is “a frightening eye-opener” (Kirkus Reviews) that spans the dawn of the nuclear age to today, and "contains everything one could possibly want to know" (The Wall... More Info

Why?

Simon & Schuster | May 22, 2018 | 272 pages
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics—curiosity—in this “lively, expert, and definitely not dumbed-down account” (Kirkus Reviews) as he explores our innate desire to know why. Experiments demonstrate that people are more... More Info

In Praise of Wasting Time

Simon & Schuster/ TED | May 15, 2018 | 128 pages
In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks. We are all worried about wasting... More Info

Bullshit Jobs

Simon & Schuster | May 15, 2018 | 368 pages
From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the... More Info

Ocean Meets Sky

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 15, 2018 | 48 pages
From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky. It’s a good day for sailing. Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him.... More Info

The Promise of Canada

Simon & Schuster | May 15, 2018 | 400 pages
What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over our nation’s history, highlighting some of our most important stories. From the acclaimed historian Charlotte Gray comes a richly rewarding book about what it means to be... More Info

Standoff

Simon & Schuster | May 15, 2018 | 336 pages
Bill Schneider, former CNN senior political analyst, takes us inside the voting booth to show how Americans vote and why their votes sometimes seem to make no practical sense. In the 1960s, a rift developed between the Old America and the New America that resulted in a populist backlash that... More Info

Be the One

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 15, 2018 | 128 pages
Emmy Award–winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six young people who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance. Abuse. Bullying. War. Drug Addiction. Mental Illness. Violence.... More Info

Eat, Move, Think

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 224 pages
Eat, Move, Think is the essential guide to living a longer, more active, and more fulfilled life—full of answers to your most pressing health and wellness questions. Doctors everywhere have the same goal: healthier and happier lives for their patients. And yet, no two medical professionals give... More Info

The Road to Camelot

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 448 pages
A “provocative reconstruction of John F. Kennedy’s ‘five-year campaign’ for the White House” (The New Yorker), beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956 and culminating when he plotted his way to the presidency and changed the way we nominate... More Info

Bubble

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 8, 2018 | 352 pages
Wonder meets Mark Haddon in the poignant and uplifting debut novel about superheroes, super-nurses, and the beauty you can find in hope. Eleven-year-old Joe has never had a life outside of the hospital, with its beeping machines and view of London’s rooftops. His condition means he’s not... More Info

Spindrift and the Orchid

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 8, 2018 | 256 pages
A girl finds herself entrenched in a dark mystery after the deaths of her parents in this fantastical novel from the author of The House of Months and Years. When a man walks into her grandfather’s curiosity shop and asks about a black orchid, Spindrift turns him away. She’s never seen such a... More Info

Still Water

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 336 pages
From the Globe and Mail bestselling author of Still Mine comes a new thriller featuring Clare and Malcolm, this time on the hunt for a missing mother and son in a town that is drowning in deception—Clare may be in her gravest danger yet. HOW DO YOU FIND THE TRUTH IN A TOWN FULL OF SECRETS? Clare... More Info

Why Buddhism is True

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 336 pages
From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason... More Info

Yael and the Party of the Year

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 176 pages
There are many ways this story can go. YOU decide what happens next. And if you don’t like how it ends? Just start again! The Yes No Maybe So series is an interactive reading experience about friendships, family, and all the feelings. Yael Lewis is dreading her bat mitzvah. Her loving but... More Info

Tara Takes the Stage

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 160 pages
There are many ways this story can go. YOU decide what happens next. And if you don’t like how it ends? Just start again! The Yes No Maybe So series is an interactive reading experience about friendships, family, and all the feelings. Every day before and after school, Tara Singh helps her... More Info
$8.99

Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 1, 2018 | 96 pages
From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the third novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology. Third grader... More Info
$29.99

Holding on to Normal

Simon & Schuster | May 1, 2018 | 256 pages
A compelling memoir about trying to live meaningfully with illness and triumph beyond it, by breast cancer survivor Alana Somerville, a teacher and mother of two young children. I looked at all the sick people around me. Was I going to be like them? Was that already me? Did I suddenly have a time... More Info
$35.00

The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti

Simon & Schuster | May 1, 2018 | 320 pages
The inspirational and true rags-to-riches story of how one young boy made it from the war-torn Congolese jungles to America and onto the silver screen, all the while facing extraordinary trials and twists of fate with an unwavering faith and unflagging spirit. Blondy Baruti’s boyhood in the... More Info
$26.99

When We Were Birds

Simon & Schuster | April 24, 2018 | 256 pages
From Governor General’s Literary Awards finalist Maria Mutch comes a startlingly inventive debut collection that recalls the works of Margaret Atwood, Kelly Link, Karen Russell, and Heather O’Neill. Wolves talk, notes magically appear on a woman’s skin, Red Riding Hood concocts a clever... More Info
$22.99

Waste of Space

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 24, 2018 | 336 pages
New York Times bestselling series Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series. Moon Base Alpha was... More Info
$22.00

Rebel Mother

Simon & Schuster | April 17, 2018 | 336 pages
“Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle will find much to admire” (Booklist, starred review) in this “thoroughly engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir about a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to Latin America in search of the revolution. Carol... More Info
$11.99

First Class Murder

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 17, 2018 | 336 pages
A murdered heiress, a missing necklace, and a train full of shifty, unusual, and suspicious characters leaves Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in this third novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series. Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across Europe on world-famous... More Info
$35.00

The Human Instinct

Simon & Schuster | April 17, 2018 | 304 pages
A radical, optimistic exploration of how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will. Lately, the most passionate advocates of the theory of evolution seem to present it as bad news. Scientists such as Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, and Sam Harris tell us that our most... More Info
$23.00

The Road to Jonestown

Simon & Schuster | April 10, 2018 | 544 pages
2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime “A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in... More Info

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