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Daring Deeds of Pioneer Women

by John Frost Dover Publications (October 14, 2020)

Compiled in 1860 but based on earlier source material, this evocative work captures the grim realities and challenges of early American expansion and Western settlement through tales of pioneering women and...


The Literary Guidebook to Hawai‘i

by John Richard Stephens, Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson & Mark Twain et al. Fern Canyon Press (October 08, 2020)

A Literary Exploration of Hawai?i?s Famous Sites

Follow in the footsteps of Mark Twain, Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson, Isabella Bird, and other authors, explorers, and travel writers as they vividly describe...


Keep Moving

by Maggie Smith Atria/One Signal Publishers (October 06, 2020)

“A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” ?NPR

“A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser,...


The Fragile Earth

by David Remnick, Henry Finder, Kaleo Griffith & Gabra Zackman et al. HarperAudio (October 06, 2020)

A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book

One of the Daily Beast?s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election

A collection of the New Yorker?s groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of climate change?including...


50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 1 (2020 Edition)

by Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, George Eliot & Leo Tolstoy et al. Dxbooks (September 27, 2020)

This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names - The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri] - Emma [Jane Austen] - Persuasion [Jane Austen] - Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]...


The Writer's Library

The Writer's Library

by Nancy Pearl & Jeff Schwager HarperOne (September 08, 2020)

With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them...


Just Us

by Claudia Rankine Graywolf Press (September 07, 2020)

Claudia Rankine's Citizen changed the conversation--Just Us urges all of us into it

As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another?...


White Hot Light

by Frank Huyler & Gary Bennett HarperAudio (August 25, 2020)

Another "pitch-perfect book of short essays" (New York Times Book Review) from the acclaimed author of Blood of Strangers, this one exploring the contemporary practice of medicine from the perspective of a doctor...


Appalachian Fall

Appalachian Fall

The Unreality of Memory

by Elisa Gabbert Fsg Originals (August 10, 2020)

"Terror, disaster, memory, selfhood, happiness . . . leave it to a poet to tackle the unthinkable so wisely and so wittily."* A literary guide to life in the pre-apocalypse, The Unreality of Memory collects...


How Life Imitates Sports

by Ira Berkow Sports Publishing (August 04, 2020)

Memorable Stories From a Half Century of Sports Journalism

For the last half century, Pulitzer Prize–winning sportswriter Ira Berkow has been at the center of some of the most memorable moments in sports history....


My Life as a Villainess

by Laura Lippman HarperAudio (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents,...


My Life as a Villainess

by Laura Lippman William Morrow Paperbacks (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents,...


To the Lake

by Kapka Kassabova Graywolf Press (August 03, 2020)


Unspeakable Acts

by Sarah Weinman, Gabra Zackman & Graham Halstead HarperAudio (July 28, 2020)

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita

The appeal of...


Avoid the Day

by Jay Kirk Harper Perennial (July 28, 2020)

"Avoid the Day truly seems to me to push nonfiction memoir as far as it can go without it collapsing into a singularity and I am at a loss for words. You are just going to have to read it." –Helen Macdonald,...


The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland

by Ernest Walker Marwick & Ernest Marwick Origin (July 14, 2020)

The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in winter by stinging gales, and in summer lie under the endless days of the...


This Is Major

by Shayla Lawson Harper Perennial (June 30, 2020)

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by USA Today, Bitch Magazine, Parade, Salon and Ms. Magazine

From a fierce and humorous new voice comes a relevant, insightful, and riveting collection of personal...


The Poetry of Strangers

by Brian Sonia-Wallace Harper Perennial (June 30, 2020)

It might surprise you who’s a fan of poetry — when it meets them where they are.

Before he became an award-winning writer and poet, Brian Sonia-Wallace set up a typewriter on the street with a sign that...


Mother to Son

by Jasmine L. Holmes, Robin Eller & Jackie Hill Perry Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2020)

"Wynn is my son. No little boy could be more loved by his parents. Inquisitive, fiercely affectionate, staunchly opinionated, he sees the world through eyes of wonder and has yet to become jaded by society's...


Where Joy Resides

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 22, 2020)

Best known for The Berlin Stories--the inspiration for the Tony and Academy Award-winning musical Cabaret--Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was a major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights...


Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2020)

Witty, shrewd, and, as always, a joy to read, John Gierach, “America’s best fishing writer” (Houston Chronicle) and favorite streamside philosopher, extols the frequent joys and occasional tribulations...


Love in the Blitz

by Eileen Alexander, Oswyn Murray, Stephanie Racine & Sian Clifford HarperAudio (May 26, 2020)

On July 17th 1939, Eileen Alexander, a bright young woman recently graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, begins a brilliant correspondence with fellow Cambridge student Gershon Ellenbogen that lasts five...


Weird but Normal

by Mia Mercado HarperAudio (May 19, 2020)

Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It's all weird, but also pretty normal.

Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards, Mia Mercado's hilarious essay collection...


Groundwork

by Paul Auster Picador (May 04, 2020)

Groundwork: Autobiographical Writings, 1979-2012 is an updated collection of nonfiction, including the seminal work The Invention of Solitude, from Man Booker Prize Finalist Paul Auster...


The Boatman and Other Stories

by Billy O'Callaghan, Gary Furlong & Jan Cramer HarperAudio (April 28, 2020)

"I know of no writer on either side of the Atlantic who is better at exploring the human spirit under assault than Billy O'Callaghan."--Robert Olen Butler

The prizewinning Irish short-story writer and author...


The Celestial Hunter

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"[Calasso's] flow of associations leaves you feeling not out of your depth, but smarter and better read." --The New York Times Book Review

The eighth part of Roberto...


Madame Clairevoyant's Guide to the Stars

by Claire Comstock-Gay & Lori Prince HarperAudio (April 21, 2020)

A soulful exploration of the twelve astrological signs embodied by our living "stars"--from divas to philosophers, poets to punks--and the ways they can help us better understand ourselves and each other, from...


Private Investigations

by Victoria Zackheim Seal Press (April 20, 2020)

In this thrilling anthology, bestselling mystery writers abandon the cloak of fiction to investigate the suspenseful secrets in their own lives.

For many of us, a good, heart-pounding mystery is the perfect escape...


The Princess Pocahontas

by Virginia Watson Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

This book deals with the history of Pocahontas.

To most of us who have read of the early history of Virginia only in our school histories, Pocahontas is merely a figure in one dramatic scene—her rescue of...


Britain and Welsh Triads

by I. Morganwg & J.Rhys Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

There are three pillars of the social state in the Isle of Britain: the voice of the country, royalty, and judicature, according to the regulation of Prydain the son of Aedd the Great...

The three heroic sovereigns...


Sensuous Knowledge

by Minna Salami & Robin Miles HarperAudio (March 31, 2020)

The creator of the internationally popular, multiple award-winning blog MsAfropolitan applies an Africa-centered feminist sensibility to issues of racism and sexism, challenging our illusions about oppression...


One Hundred Daffodils

by Rebecca Winn Grand Central Publishing (March 24, 2020)

With the observational eye of a John Muir-like naturalist and a keenly insightful take on nature's ability to heal, One Hundred Daffodils is a contemporary-yet-timeless story of a woman's search for meaning,...


Had I Known

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Suzanne Toren 12/Twelve (March 24, 2020)

A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and "veteran muckraker" (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich.

A self-proclaimed...


One Hundred Daffodils

by Rebecca Winn Grand Central Publishing (March 24, 2020)

An engaging, wise, and uplifting reflection on human resilience and nature's ability to teach, inspire, and heal after an unexpected life upheaval. One Hundred Daffodils is told through the lens of the author's...


One Hundred Daffodils

by Rebecca Winn Grand Central Publishing (March 23, 2020)

"When women share the truth about life and loss . . . hope is restored" in this enlightening and comforting memoir about purpose, personal growth, and nature's ability to heal (Sarah Ban Breathnach).

"There is...


Pretty Bitches

by Lizzie Skurnick, Carolyne Leys, Andrea Lopez & Shana Small et al. Seal Press (March 03, 2020)

These empowering essays from leading women writers examine the power of the gendered language that is used to diminish women -- and imagine a more liberated world.

Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they...


Pretty Bitches

by Lizzie Skurnick & Rebecca Traister Basic Books (March 03, 2020)

Leading women writers examine the power of the words that are used to diminish women

Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they define, they demean. They have nuance and power. "Effortless," "Sassy," "Ambitious,"...


Pretty Bitches

by Lizzie Skurnick & Rebecca Traister Seal Press (March 02, 2020)

These empowering essays from leading women writers examine the power of the gendered language that is used to diminish women -- and imagine a more liberated world.

Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they...


Thin Places

by Jordan Kisner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2020)

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick

A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book

In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her...


Approaching Eye Level

by Vivian Gornick Picador (March 02, 2020)

Seminal essays on loneliness, living in New York, friendship, feminism, and writing from nonfiction master Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick's Approaching Eye Level is a brave collection of personal essays that finds...


Words in Air

by Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2020)

Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that "you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend."

The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with Lowell left her feeling...


Had I Known

by Barbara Ehrenreich Grand Central Publishing (February 04, 2020)

A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and "veteran muckraker" (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich.

A self-proclaimed...


Had I Known

by Barbara Ehrenreich Twelve (February 03, 2020)

A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and "veteran muckraker" (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich.

A self-proclaimed...


I Will Take the Answer

by Ander Monson Graywolf Press (February 03, 2020)

A moving and wide-ranging collection of essays by the author of Letter to a Future Lover

The idea of connection permeates I Will Take the Answer, Ander Monson's fourth book of utterly original and intelligent...


Unfinished Business

by Vivian Gornick Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life

I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can't remember...


Bluets

by Maggie Nelson Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2020)


Colonize This!

by Kristyl Dawn Tift, Staci Mitchell, Ariana Delawari & Sharmila Devar et al. Seal Press (January 28, 2020)

Newly revised and updated, this landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of color

It has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside...