Books published by Touchstone


In the Midnight Room

Touchstone | August 21, 2018 | 384 pages
From the author of the acclaimed novel We Are Called to Rise comes a “jewel of a novel” (BookPage) about four vivid and complicated women in Las Vegas whose lives become connected by secrets, courage, tragedies, and small acts of kindness. “Passionate, gripping, and beautifully written”... More Info

Many Love

Touchstone | June 26, 2018 | 272 pages
Sophie Lucido Johnson gets a lot of questions when she tells people that she’s polyamorous. Many Love is an intimate look at this often misunderstood practice: its history, its misconceptions, and Sophie’s personal transformation from serial monogamist to proud polyamorist. After trying for... More Info

The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder

Touchstone | June 12, 2018 | 368 pages
“A compelling and emotionally charged mystery that warrants comparisons to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” —Library Journal A captivating mystery about a boy with synesthesia—a condition that causes him to see colors when he hears sounds—who tries to... More Info

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them)

Touchstone | June 12, 2018 | 256 pages
A straightforward, wise, and humorous narrative field guide for both the dying and those who love them by an author who brings a unique set of qualifications to this delicate subject—she's a Pushcart Prize-winning writer, a palliative care nurse with more than ten years of experience, and a... More Info

The History of Bees

Touchstone | June 5, 2018 | 352 pages
“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey” (Elle), and in the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this “spectacular and deeply moving” (Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author) novel follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a... More Info

Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Touchstone | June 5, 2018 | 320 pages
The first authoritative and comprehensive guide for treating chronic pain with medical marijuana from a holistic family physician who has treated more than six thousand chronic pain patients with cannabis. While the number of patients using medical marijuana increases every year, misconceptions... More Info

The Map of Salt and Stars

Touchstone | May 1, 2018 | 368 pages
This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker—places today’s headlines in the... More Info

The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition

Touchstone | February 4, 2003 | 320 pages
Now featuring a new introduction by Dr. M. Scott Peck, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic bestseller The Road Less Traveled, celebrated by The Washington Post as “not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity.” Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound... More Info

Music of the Ghosts

Touchstone | April 3, 2018 | 336 pages
This “novel of extraordinary humanity” (Madeleine Thien, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing) from New York Times bestselling author Vaddey Ratner reveals “the endless ways that families can be forged and broken hearts held” (Chicago Tribune) as a young woman begins an odyssey to discover... More Info

Trust No Aunty

Touchstone | April 25, 2017 | 176 pages
Based on her popular Instagram @Hatecopy and her experience in a South Asian immigrant family, artist Maria Qamar has created a humorous, illustrated “survival guide” to deal with overbearing “Aunties,” whether they’re family members, annoying neighbors, or just some random ladies... More Info

Girl Up

Touchstone | July 11, 2017 | 288 pages
Already an international bestseller, this empowering survival guide provides no-nonsense advice on sex, social media, mental health, and sexism that young women face in their everyday life—from one of the emerging leaders in the feminist movement. They told you that you need to be thin and... More Info

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Touchstone Books | October 4, 2011 | 944 pages
"The gold standard for women's health books, in time for the fortieth anniversary of the book's first publication, featuring new material and a completely updated approach to critical women's health issues. The name "Our Bodies, Ourselves" has become synonymous with women's health and protecting... More Info

Canadaland Guide to Canada

Touchstone | May 2, 2017 | 256 pages
From the creator of the #1 Canadian podcast, "CANADALAND," comes a browsable, hilarious exposé of Canada’s little-known dark side, in the satirical tradition of Stephen Colbert. If you think of Canada as a progressive paradise of free healthcare, social equality, majestic woodlands, and good... More Info

American Epic

Touchstone | May 2, 2017 | 288 pages
The companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music—blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American—without which there would be no jazz, rock, country R&B, or hip hop today. Jack White, T.... More Info

Music of the Ghosts

Touchstone | April 11, 2017 | 336 pages
An astonishing and powerful new novel from PEN/Hemingway finalist Vaddey Ratner. Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as “the Old Musician” and... More Info

F*ck Love

Touchstone | January 31, 2017 | 288 pages
From the brilliant New York Times bestselling authors of the “refreshingly blunt” (Harper’s Bazaar) F*ck Feelings—this seriously irreverent roadmap reveals the essentials to look for when you're done being suckered by the promise of true love and want help seeking a real, lasting... More Info

Why Won't You Apologize?

Touchstone | January 10, 2017 | 208 pages
“If you want to know why Harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Won’t You Apologize? is the answer. This book is a game changer.” —Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rising Strong “Harriet Lerner is one hell of a wise woman. She draws you in with... More Info

How Can I Help?

Touchstone | January 3, 2017 | 400 pages
A humane behind-the-scenes account of a week in the life of a psychiatrist at one of Canada’s leading mental health hospitals. How Can I Help? takes us to the frontlines of modern psychiatric care. How Can I Help? portrays a week in the life of Dr. David Goldbloom as he treats patients,... More Info

Life Works Itself Out

Touchstone | October 11, 2016 | 176 pages
A runaway bestseller in Japan, now available in English for the first time, Life Works Itself Out is an unforgettable collection of adorable cat photos and sage life advice that will appeal to fans of Texts from Mittens, I Could Pee on This, and Grumpy Cat. Humans could learn a thing or two from... More Info

As You Wish

Touchstone | October 4, 2016 | 272 pages
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright,... More Info


Touchstone | August 23, 2016 | 288 pages
Through cutting-edge research and thoughtful personal stories comes a “compassionate, friendly, and empathetic” (Kirkus Reviews) exploration of post-traumatic growth—the emerging idea that psychological trauma doesn’t destroy a person, but can instead spark future growth, self-improvement,... More Info

Staying Sharp

Touchstone Books | June 21, 2016 | 288 pages
The book Dr. Christiane Northrup promised “will change your mind and your brain in the best possible way,” Staying Sharp is the practical guidebook for building and maintaining a sharp, healthy, and vibrant mind. A strong memory and a healthy brain aren’t as difficult to maintain as one might... More Info

Sunday's on the Phone to Monday

Touchstone | April 5, 2016 | 288 pages
The Middlesteins meets The Virgin Suicides in this arresting family love story about the eccentric yet tightknit Simone family, coping with tragedy during 90s New York, struggling to reconnect with each other and heal.  More Info


Touchstone | September 29, 2015 | 288 pages
In this charming, clever, and darkly satiric novel set at a writers’ conference, one man finds himself caught in a whirlwind of literary pretention, a suspect in a criminal investigation, and hopelessly in love with a woman who thinks he’s someone else. Mistaken for a famous but reclusive... More Info

Gonzo Girl

Touchstone | July 28, 2015 | 272 pages
“Long after the last drink is poured and the final gunshot fired, Cheryl Della Pietra’s novel inspired by her time as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant will linger in your mind. This debut novel is raucous, page-turning, head-spinning, and side-splitting as it depicts a boss and mentor who is... More Info

The Perfection of the Paper Clip

Touchstone | April 21, 2015 | 304 pages
This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil. How many of humanity’s... More Info

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

Touchstone | January 13, 2015 | 416 pages
The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone. Rolling Stone ranked the Ramones at #26 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” They received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement... More Info

Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You

Touchstone | January 6, 2015 | 272 pages
This “fact-filled and amusing trek through nature’s dark side” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the fascinating, weird, and often perverted ways that Mother Nature fends only for herself. It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (host of the Animal Planet’s TV show Monsters Inside Me)... More Info

The Filthy Truth

Touchstone | November 11, 2014 | 352 pages
From Andrew Dice Clay, the “Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King,” comes the unapologetic and uncensored autobiography fans have been waiting for. Andrew Dice Clay’s raw stand-up delivery has shocked and entertained audiences for decades and continues to do so to this day. When he released his... More Info

The Forks Over Knives Plan

Touchstone | September 16, 2014 | 336 pages
From the creators of the groundbreaking documentary (and bestselling books) Forks Over Knives comes a four-week plan, showing anyone how to transition to a delicious whole-food, plant-based diet. The trailblazing film Forks Over Knives exposed an entirely new generation to the whole-food,... More Info

Born Reading

Touchstone Books | August 12, 2014 | 288 pages
A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five. Every parent wants to... More Info

The River Burns

Touchstone | April 22, 2014 | 480 pages
Trevor Ferguson, one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers, returns with The River Burns, his long-awaited new novel. The River Burns tells the story of a small town in crisis, the mistakes people make, and the courage it takes to heal a community after a horrific act of destruction. Wakefield is a... More Info

Hyperbole and a Half

Touchstone Books | October 29, 2013 | 288 pages
Named one of the Funniest Sites on the Web by PC World and winner of the 2011 Bloggies Awards for Most Humorous Weblog and Best Writing, the creator of the immensely popular “Hyperbole and a Half” blog presents an illustrated collection of her hilarious stories with fifty percent new content.  More Info

I Am Pusheen the Cat

Touchstone Books | October 29, 2013 | 176 pages
This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics—an online cult phenomenon, now for the first time in an adorable gift book—Pusheen combines the online reach of The Oatmeal’s How to Tell if Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You with the super-sweet appeal of Hello Kitty. With more than 2 million page... More Info

Truth in Advertising

Touchstone | October 1, 2013 | 336 pages
“A quick-witted, wry sendup of the advertising industry and corporate culture…A clear-eyed, sympathetic story about complex family ties and the possibility of healing” (The Washington Post). Finbar Dolan is lost and lonely. Except he doesn’t know it. Despite escaping his blue-collar Boston... More Info


Touchstone | September 17, 2013 | 512 pages
The New York Times bestselling biography of Bruce Springsteen is an “exhaustively researched portrait of rock and roll’s working-class hero that delivers everything a fan could wish for” (People magazine). This sweeping biography of one of America’s greatest musicians is the first in... More Info

The Revolution Was Televised

Touchstone | May 21, 2013 | 400 pages
ONE OF NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CRITIC MICHIKO KAKUTANI’S 10 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S 12 BEST HOLLYWOOD-RELATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the... More Info

Never Check E-Mail In the Morning

Touchstone Books | September 27, 2005 | 249 pages
The best-selling author of Organizing from the Inside Out offers a revolutionary approach designed to help readers enhance performance, promote efficiency, and boost one's value and security without sacrificing one's personal life, offering tips on e-mail, multitasking, skills development, and... More Info

People skills

Touchstone | August 18, 1979 | 300 pages
Explores listening, assertion, and conflict management skills needed for the development of effective interpersonal communications and more meaningful human relationships, with an examination of barriers to communication  More Info

Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant

Touchstone Books | October 15, 1990 | 733 pages
Shares vegetarian recipes from around the world for soups, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts  More Info

An Actual Life

Touchstone | November 4, 1997 | 240 pages
In 1960, two young people, Buddy and Virginia, who married because of an unexpected pregnancy, struggle to cope with financial strain, parenthood, and their own relationship during the second summer after their wedding  More Info

Carly's Voice

Touchstone Books | March 27, 2012 | 400 pages
The father of a child who was diagnosed as severely autistic at the age of two describes the intensive therapies that were pursued before young Carly had a breakthrough at the age of 10, when she began using her computer to communicate and reached out to thousands of people on a blog, Facebook and... More Info

500 Days

Touchstone | September 11, 2012 | 640 pages
Kurt Eichenwald—New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the first 500 days after 9/11 in a comprehensive, compelling page-turner as gripping as any thriller. In 500 Days, master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays bare the harrowing decisions,... More Info

Beyond the Sling

Touchstone | September 4, 2012 | 272 pages
ATTACHMENT PARENTING rests on one revolutionary principle: you already know the majority of what you need to know to be an incredible parent. Popularized by physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon, attachment parenting directly contradicts the two hundred years of Western culture that... More Info

In the Water They Can't See You Cry

Touchstone Books | April 3, 2012 | 256 pages
"A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders and substance abuse in spite of her successful career, recounting how she hid her struggles from her loved ones before seeking help and finding renewal in the birth of her son. 75,000 first printing."  More Info

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

Touchstone | June 5, 2012 | 256 pages
The co-star of Web Therapy recounts many of the uproarious parenting adventures he has shared with his partner, discussing such topics as the loss of his own father, potty-training antics and the ways in which becoming a parent has impacted every aspect of his life. Original.  More Info