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The Best American Poetry 2014

by David Lehman & Terrance Hayes Scribner (September 09, 2014)

Edited by the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns: “A ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune...


We Had It So Good: A Novel

by Linda Grant Scribner (April 26, 2011)

Now in paperback from the acclaimed author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Clothes on Their Backs—a hugely satisfying, exuberant novel about the generation that came of age during the 1970s.

Stephen...


Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Cult

by Juliet B. Schor Scribner (August 19, 2014)

Ads aimed at kids are virtually everywhere -- in classrooms and textbooks, on the Internet, even at slumber parties and the playground. Product placement and other innovations have introduced more subtle advertising...


Darkness at Noon: A Novel

by Arthur Koestler Scribner (November 24, 2009)

Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of...


Reading My Father

by Alexandra Styron Scribner (April 19, 2011)

PART MEMOIR AND PART ELEGY, READING MY FATHER IS THE STORY OF A DAUGHTER COMING TO KNOW HER FATHER AT LAST— A GIANT AMONG TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN NOVELISTS AND A MAN WHOSE DEVASTATING DEPRESSION DARKENED...


Unfriending My Ex

by Kim Stolz Scribner (June 24, 2014)

“In this candid and insightful new memoir, Kim Stolz discusses the trials and tribulations of our obsession with social media and mobile technology...a Tweet-worthy, share-worthy, Instagrammable look into...


The Deceivers

by Thaddeus Holt Scribner (May 11, 2010)

In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into...


The Broken and the Whole

by Charles S. Sherman Scribner (March 11, 2014)

A wise, uplifting memoir about a rabbi’s search for understanding and his discovery of hope and joy after his young son suffered a catastrophic brain-stem stroke: “Deeply moving, extraordinarily thought-provoking,...


Henry's Demons

by Patrick Cockburn & Henry Cockburn Scribner (February 01, 2011)

On a cold February day two months after his twentieth birthday, Henry Cockburn waded into the Newhaven estuary outside Brighton, England, and nearly drowned. Voices, he said, had urged him to do it. Nearly halfway...


Curfewed Night

by Basharat Peer Scribner (February 02, 2010)

Since 1989, when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir, more than 70,000 people have been killed in the battle between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Born and raised in the war-torn region, Basharat...


Underdawgs

by David Woods & Dick Vitale Scribner (November 30, 2010)

Butler University in Indianapolis became the smallest school in 40 years to reach the NCAA championship game. Prior to the tournament, a statistician calculated the Bulldogs as a 200-to-1 shot to win. But as...


My Early Life

by Winston Churchill & William Manchester Scribner (May 11, 2010)

Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth century: Winston Churchill.

As a visionary, statesman, and historian,...


A Happy Marriage

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2009

by Rafael Yglesias Scribner (July 07, 2009)

A Happy Marriage is both intimate and expansive: It is the story of Enrique Sabas and his wife, Margaret, a novel that alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of their courtship and...


When A Billion Chinese Jump

by Jonathan S. Watts Scribner (October 26, 2010)

As a young child, Jonathan Watts believed if everyone in China jumped at the same time, the earth would be shaken off its axis, annihilating mankind. Now, more than thirty years later, as a correspondent for...


Point Omega: A Novel

by Don DeLillo Scribner (April 01, 2010)

A brief, unnerving, and exceptionally hard-hitting novel about time and loss as only the bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of White Noise and Underworld can tell it.

In this potent and beautiful...


The Advanced Genius Theory

by Jason Hartley & Chuck Klosterman Scribner (May 18, 2010)

Let the debate begin...

 

The Advanced Genius Theory, hatched by Jason Hartley and Britt Bergman over pizza, began as a means to explain why icons such as Lou Reed, David Bowie, and Sting seem to go from artistic...


The Caregivers

by Nell Lake Scribner (February 11, 2014)

A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers—spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill—illuminating critical issues of old age,...


Reaching the Animal Mind

by Karen Pryor Scribner (June 16, 2009)

From the founder of “clicker” training, the widely praised humane approach to shaping animal behavior, comes a fascinating book—part memoir, part insight into how animals and people think and behave.

A...


I Want Those Shoes!

by Paola Jacobbi & Sujean Rim Scribner (September 04, 2007)

"Shoes possess magical properties," writes Italian journalist and shoe fanatic Paola Jacobbi. The allure of shoes is so powerful that they have become her fashion obsession, one she shares with millions of women,...


Animal Investigators

by Laurel A. Neme & Richard Leakey Scribner (April 07, 2009)

Inside the Clark R. Bavin U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory lies a rarely seen world, a CSI for wildlife, where a walk-in freezer contains carcasses and animal parts awaiting necropsies (animal...


Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

by Kai Bird Scribner (April 20, 2010)

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD’S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict....


Mutiny: A Kydd Novel

Thomas Kydd #4

by Julian Stockwin Scribner (November 01, 2007)

In the grand tradition of Patrick O'Brian, this new installment in Julian Stockwin's epic Napoleonic-era naval adventure series re-creates one of history's most notorious naval insurrections.

With all the wind-whipped...


Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

by Lee Iacocca Scribner (April 17, 2007)

The late, legendary auto executive Lee Iacocca has posed a question for every American: Where have all the leaders gone?

The most widely recognized business executive of all time asked the tough questions that...


A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing

by Reynolds Price Scribner (June 23, 2008)

Reynolds Price has long been one of America's most acclaimed and accomplished men of letters -- the author of novels, stories, poems, essays, plays, and a memoir. In A Whole New Life, however, he steps from...


Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs

by David Cruise & Alison Griffiths Scribner (March 16, 2010)

The true story of the intrepid woman whose life-long determination to protect America’s mustangs captured the heart of the country.

In 1950, Velma Johnston was a thirty-eight-year-old secretary enroute to work...


Stand Facing the Stove

by Anne Mendelson Scribner (November 01, 2007)

In 1931, Irma S. Rombauer, a recent widow, took her life savings and self-published a cookbook that she hoped might support her family. Little did she know that her book would go on to become America's most...


Batting Stance Guy

by Gar Ryness & Caleb Dewart Scribner (May 11, 2010)

Batting Stance Guy never expected he would become a YouTube celebrity, racking up more than two million views, landing profiles in The New York Times and USA Today, and even scoring an appearance on the Late...


Body Counts

by Sean Strub Scribner (January 14, 2014)

The founder of POZ magazine shares “a captivating…eyewitness account from inside the AIDS epidemic” (Next) and “a moving, multi-decade memoir of one gay man’s life” (San Francisco Chronicle).

As a...


Paul Bowles

by Virginia Spencer Carr Scribner (October 26, 2004)

Paul Bowles, best known for his classic 1949 novel, The Sheltering Sky, is one of the most compelling yet elusive figures of twentieth-century American counterculture. In this definitive biography, Virginia...


COLLECTED POEMS OF W.B. YEATS

by William Butler Yeats Scribner (June 30, 2008)

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworkings...


Autobiographies

by William Butler Yeats, William O'donnell & Douglas Archibald Scribner (June 15, 2010)

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume III: Autobiographies is part of the fourteen-volume series overseen by eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finnerah and George Mills Harper. The series includes virtually...


Long for This World

by Sonya Chung Scribner (March 02, 2010)

Pushcart Prize nominee Sonya Chung has displayed her stunning talent in her award-winning short fiction and essays. Now, she renders the compelling story of a troubled family straddling cultures, fleeing and...


Last Laughs

by Mort Gerberg Scribner (June 30, 2008)

At long last, here are cartoons about the truly important issues. Featuring twenty-six of The New Yorker's most talented cartoonists, Last Laughs is a provocative and exhilarating collection that will amuse,...


First Big Crush

by Eric Arnold Scribner (September 18, 2007)

The story behind the bottle, First Big Crush is Eric Arnold's wild account of his year immersing himself in all things wine...and somehow not winding up in rehab.

Never having held a meaningful job for very...


The Emerging Democratic Majority

by John B. Judis & Ruy Teixeira Scribner (August 27, 2002)

ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A WINNER OF THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY'S ANNUAL POLITICAL BOOK AWARD

Political experts John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira convincingly use hard data -- demographic,...


Al Roker's Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook

by Al Roker, Marialisa Calta & Mark Thomas Scribner (October 28, 2003)

From Thanksgiving and Christmas to Super Bowl Sunday, the Fourth of July, and Halloween, holidays are a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, not to spend hours working alone in the kitchen. Al Roker...


Bobby Flay's Grilling For Life

by Bobby Flay Scribner (May 03, 2005)

The man who got America fired up about grilling shares 75 flavor-packed, healthy recipes so you can have food that’s chock-full of flavor and nutrition and big, bold flavor.

Grilling is the most basic method...


Vineyard Prey

Martha's Vineyard Mystery #16

by Philip R. Craig Scribner (May 24, 2005)

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and hunting season is in full swing on the Vineyard. J.W. Jackson—retired cop, dedicated fisherman, and passionate cook—is more or less holed up with his wife, Zee, and their...


The Best American Poetry 2003

by Yusef Komunyakaa & David Lehman Scribner (August 26, 2003)

"Poetry encourages us to have dialogue through the observed, the felt, and the imaginary," writes editor Yusef Komunyakaa in his thought-provoking introduction to The Best American Poetry 2003. As a black child...


A Long and Happy Life

by Reynolds Price Scribner (December 21, 1987)

On its initial publication in 1962, Eudora Welty said of A Long and Happy Life, "Reynolds Price is the most impressive new writer I've come across in a long time. His is a first-rate talent and we are lucky...


Letter To A Man In The Fire: Does God Exist And Does He Care

by Reynolds Price Scribner (June 18, 2008)

Does God Exist and Does He Care?

In April 1997 Reynolds Price received an eloquent letter from a reader of his cancer memoir, A Whole New Life. The correspondent, a young medical student diagnosed with cancer...


Tumble Home

by Amy Hempel Scribner (June 18, 2008)

Critically acclaimed master of the short story Amy Hempel’s Tumble Home is narrated by people with skewed visions of home. Not exactly crazy, they become obsessed and irrational as their inner logic leads...


Great American Prose Poems

by David Lehman Scribner (March 25, 2003)

A prose poem is a poem written in prose rather than verse. But what does that really mean? Is it an indefinable hybrid? An anomaly in the history of poetry? Are the very words "prose poem" an oxymoron? This...


The Best American Poetry 2006

by Billy Collins & David Lehman Scribner (September 12, 2006)

"So welcome, readers, to a plurality of poets, a cornucopia of tropes, and a range of interests."

-- From Billy Collins's introduction

The Best American Poetry series offers a distinguished poet's selection...


Happy

by Alex Lemon Scribner (December 29, 2009)

His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring...


Buried in Stone

Mel Pickett #1

by Eric Wright Scribner (June 20, 2008)

Pickett is a rich man by many of the standards that count most. A widower and retired Toronto cop, he owns his city home free and clear, he has a good pension and enough savings in the bank, and he's just rebuilt...


The Best American Poetry 2007

by David Lehman & Heather McHugh Scribner (September 11, 2007)

The twentieth edition of The Best American poetry series celebrates the rich and fertile landscape of American poetry. Renowned poet Heather McHugh loves words and the unexpected places they take you; her own...


Bob Dylan

by Seth Rogovoy Scribner (November 24, 2009)

Bob Dylan and his artistic accomplishments have been explored, examined, and dissected year in and year out for decades, and through almost every lens. Yet rarely has anyone delved extensively into Dylan's Jewish...


B. Smith Cooks Southern-Style

by Barbara Smith Scribner (November 03, 2009)

In B. Smith’s Southern Cooking A-Z, she explores the rich and diverse cuisines of the American South—from Cajun to creole, Soul food to “New Southern.” Laced with engaging anecdotes about culture and...


Inventory

by A.V. Club & Chuck Klosterman Scribner (October 13, 2009)

Each week, the writers of The A.V. Club issue a slightly slanted pop-culture list filled with challenging opinions (Is David Bowie's "Young Americans" nearly ruined by saxophone?) and fascinating facts. Exploring...