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Fully Alive

by Timothy Shriver Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2014)

On a quest for what matters most, Timothy Shriver discovers a radically different, inspiring way of life.

At a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, we look for the very best teachers and mentors to...

Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

by Joan Biskupic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

"I knew she'd be trouble."

So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution,...

Father and Son

by Marcos Giralt Torrente & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

"This is a story about two people, but I'm the only one telling it."

Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled with the subject as fiercely, or as powerfully,...


by Lucinda Franks Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

In this beautifully rendered literary memoir, Lucinda Franks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, tells the intimate story of her marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, one of the great...

The Stager

by Susan Coll Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2014)

The Stager is a comedy of rabbits and real estate in the D.C. suburbs from Susan Coll, the author of Acceptance and Beach Week

Dominique is one very bitter rabbit. His owner, Lars Jorgenson, is a former tennis...


by Katie Crouch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

Not since Donna Tartt's The Secret History has a novel this intoxicating captured the headiness and dark temptations of university life.

The old Etruscan city of Grifonia swarms with year-abroad students—thousands...

The Baklava Club

Yashim the Eunuch #5

by Jason Goodwin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

Join Investigator Yashim for a final exotic escapade in this rich Edgar Award–winning series

In four previous novels, Jason Goodwin's Inspector Yashim, the eunuch detective, has led us through stylish, suspenseful,...

Good Hunting

by Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

"A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture—the good and the bad." —Bob Woodward

Jack Devine ran Charlie...

Monday, Monday

by Elizabeth Crook Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 29, 2014)

In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three livesOn an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker...

Off Course

by Michelle Huneven Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2014)

A bear climbs onto a cabin's deck, presses his nose to the sliding door. Inside, a young woman stands to face him. She comes closer, and closer yet, until only the glass stands between them . . .

The year is...


by Brigid Schulte Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 11, 2014)

Can working parents in America—or anywhere—ever find true leisure time?

According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is "that place in which we realize our humanity."...

Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

by Emily Parker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 18, 2014)

In China, university students use the Internet to save the life of an attempted murder victim. In Cuba, authorities unsuccessfully try to silence an online critic by sowing seeds of distrust in her marriage....

The Queen's Bed

by Anna Whitelock Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At...


by Judith Mackrell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2014)

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness...

Apple Tree Yard

by Louise Doughty Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2014)

Soon To Be a STARZ Mini-Series, Starring Emily Watson

Yvonne Carmichael sits in the witness box. The charge is murder. Before all of this, she was happily married, a successful scientist, a mother of two. Now...

Radiance of Tomorrow

by Ishmael Beah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 07, 2014)

A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone

When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic:...

Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

by Fred Vogelstein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 12, 2013)

Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google—and how it's reshaping the way we think about technology

The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the industry of making computers. At the center of...

Wonder Women

by Debora L. Spar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2013)

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man's world?

Debora L. Spar never thought of herself as a feminist. Raised after the tumult of the 1960s, she presumed the gender war was...

Thank You for Your Service

by David Finkel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

Now a Major Motion Picture Directed by American Sniper Writer Jason Hall and Starring Miles Teller

The wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the...


by Lisa Gornick Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 10, 2013)

When you invite a stranger into your home, you never know who's really coming in . . .

Myra is a Manhattan psychotherapist. A quick study and an excellent judge of character, she thinks she knows what she's getting...

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

by Robert Crichton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 20, 2013)

In the last days of World War II, German forces are sent to occupy the Italian hill town, Santa Vittoria, and claim its great treasure: one million bottles of the Santa Vittoria wine that is its lifeblood. The...

The Camerons

by Robert Crichton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 20, 2013)

On her 16th birthday, Maggie Drum sets out from the grimy streets of her Scottish coalmining town to find a man of pride, independence and spirit fit enough to be her husband. She finds her man in Gillon Cameron,...

Fin & Lady

by Cathleen Schine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 09, 2013)

From the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, a wise, clever story of New York in the '60s

It's 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and...

The Fire Witness

Joona Linna #3

by Lars Kepler & Laura A. Wideburg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

The authors of The Hypnotist and The Nightmare deliver their most thrilling novel yet

Flora Hansen calls herself a medium and makes a living by pretending to commune with the dead. But after a gruesome murder...


by Roxana Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 04, 2013)

Going from peace to war can make a young man into a warrior. Going from war to peace can destroy him.

Conrad Farrell has no family military heritage, but as a classics major at Williams College, he has encountered...

Hour of the Red God

by Richard Crompton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 07, 2013)

The Maasai believe in two gods. Enkai Narok, the Black God, is benign. Enkai Nanyokie, the Red God, is the god of anger, vengeance, and death.

Nairobi, 2007. In Africa's sprawling megacity, a small elite holds...

The Devil in Her Way

Maureen Coughlin #2

by Bill Loehfelm Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 30, 2013)

When Maureen Coughlin first appeared in The Devil She Knows (2011), the New Orleans Times-Picayune called her "unforgettable" and "the character of the year." Booklist named The Devil She Knows one of 2011's...

Shouting Won't Help

by Katherine Bouton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2013)

For twenty-two years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day. An editor at The New York Times, at daily editorial meetings she couldn't hear what her colleagues were saying. She had...

The Rainbow Troops

by Andrea Hirata & Angie Kilbane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 05, 2013)

Published in Indonesia in 2005, The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata's closely autobiographical debut novel, sold more than five million copies, shattering records. Now it promises to captivate audiences around...

Love Is a Canoe

by Ben Schrank Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2013)

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Ben Schrank’s Love Is a Canoe is a smart, funny, romantic, and hugely satisfying novel about the fragility of human relationships and a heartwarming reminder...

We Killed

by Yael Kohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2012)

No matter how many times female comedians buck the conventional wisdom, people continue to ask: "Are women funny?" The question has been nagging at women off and on (mostly on) for the past sixty years. It's...

Was She Pretty?

by Leanne Shapton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 31, 2006)


In this brilliant gem of a book, artist/writer Leanne Shapton weaves together a voyeuristic tale of love and life through epigrammatic...

The Nightmare

Joona Linna #2

by Lars Kepler & Laura A. Wideburg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 03, 2012)

Lars Kepler returns with a piercing, bestselling sequel to The Hypnotist

After spellbinding audiences in The Hypnotist, Detective Inspector Joona Linna is back in The Nightmare, an internationally bestselling...

Love Bomb

by Lisa Zeidner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2012)

An inventive, mordantly funny novel about love, marriage, stalkers, and the indignities of parenthood

In quaint Haddonfield, New Jersey, Tess is about to marry Gabe in her childhood home. Her mother, Helen, is...

Exit Interview

by David Westin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 22, 2012)

When David Westin became president of ABC News in March 1997, the division was treading water. "It looked like all the really important news was behind us," he writes. Hardly. For the next thirteen years, Westin...


by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 22, 2012)

From a renowned sociologist, the wisdom of saying goodbye

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is enthralled by exits: long farewells, quick goodbyes, sudden endings, the ordinary and the extraordinary. There's a relationship,...

When Women Were Birds

by Terry Tempest Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2012)

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates

Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you...

The Man from Primrose Lane

by James Renner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 28, 2012)

A mind-bending, genre-twisting debut novel

In West Akron, Ohio, there lived a reclusive elderly man who always wore mittens, even in July. He had no friends and no family; all over town, he was known as the Man...

Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck

by Eric G. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 14, 2012)

Why can't we look away?

Whether we admit it or not, we're fascinated by evil. Dark fantasies, morbid curiosities, Schadenfreude: As conventional wisdom has it, these are the symptoms of our wicked side, and we...

The Great Funk

by Thomas Hine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2009)

In the sixties, as the nation anticipated the conquest of space, the defeat of poverty, and an end to injustice at home and abroad, no goal seemed beyond America's reach.

Then the seventies arrived-bringing...

Magic Time

by Doug Marlette Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2007)

A prize-winning Southern master storyteller weaves a riveting tale of love, mystery and justice

When the Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Doug Marlette last turned to fiction, Valerie Sayers rejoiced in The...

The Hypnotist

Joona Linna #1

by Lars Kepler & Ann Long Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 21, 2011)

A Time Magazine Top 10 Fiction book for 2011

One of the Wall Street Journal's Top 10 Mysteries of the Year 2011

Prepare for The Hypnotist to cast its spell

In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple...

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

by Melissa Fay Greene Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 12, 2011)

Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood

When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria...

The New Yorkers

by Cathleen Schine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2009)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Inspired by her account in The New Yorker of adopting a profoundly troubled dog named Buster, acclaimed author Cathleen Schine's The New Yorkers is a brilliantly funny...

The Snake Stone

Yashim the Eunuch #2

by Jason Goodwin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 2008)

The captivating return of Yashim, the eunuch investigator from the intelligent, elliptical and beguilingly written" (The Times, London) bestseller The Janissary Tree

When a French archaeologist arrives in 1830s...

Our Daily Meds

by Melody Petersen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 01, 2010)

In the last thirty years, the big pharmaceutical companies have transformed themselves into marketing machines selling dangerous medicines as if they were Coca-Cola or Cadillacs. They pitch drugs with video...

Nude Walker

by Bathsheba Monk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2011)

"I think the most beautiful things in the world are things in flux," says Kat Warren-Bineki, the heroine of Nude Walker. Everything about Kat's world is in flux. She hails from Warrenside, Pennsylvania, a once...

The Guilty Plea

Detective Greene #2

by Robert Rotenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 05, 2011)

With The Guilty Plea, a gripping sequel to the international bestseller Old City Hall, Robert Rotenberg has delivered another sharp, suspenseful legal thriller with an explosive conclusion.

On the morning his...

The Devil She Knows

Maureen Coughlin #1

by Bill Loehfelm Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 24, 2011)

An audacious thriller from a major new talent

Life isn't panning out for Maureen Coughlin. At twenty-nine, the tough-skinned Staten Island native's only excitement comes from . . . well, not much. A fresh pack...

Alphabetter Juice

by Roy Blount, Jr. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2011)

Fresh-squeezed Lexicology, with Twists

No man of letters savors the ABC's, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz, is hearty, full bodied, and out...