The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
“This perspicacious new book ….more fair-minded reportage than a polemic, leaves us with a telling portrait of a paradigm altering company, which in 11 years has utterly transformed the business and media landscape.” Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
The Boys in the Boat (Adapted for Young Readers) by Daniel James Brown
For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.
“A food memoir for our time. By turns shocking and hilarious, Born Round is as addictive as Chinese sesame noodles and as satisfying as Grandma Bruni’s Lasagna.”
Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food
“You should read Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s Rebels in Paradise if you are interested in the art scene in Los Angeles in the sixties, or if you are interested in any art scene for that matter (since they are all too mystifyingly similar).” Dave Hickey, Author of Air Guitar and The Invisible Dragon
"A heartfelt book, so fierce in its fury, so beautiful in its richly nuanced, compassionate telling of an American tragedy and finally, so sweetly, stubbornly hopeful.” Susan Larson, The Times Picayune New Orleans
“You will laugh, wince, groan, weep, leave the table and maybe the country, promise never to go home again, and be reminded of why you read serious faction in the first place.” John Leonard, The New York Review of Books
"No conservative has been a more astute, unsparing, or courageous critic of Trumpism than David Frum. Trumpocracy is a powerful summation of the case against Trump, based on a close reading of his first year in office. Even those who have followed the Trump administration closely will find much to surprise and enrage them in Frum's devastating analysis. A must-read to understand what we went through in 2017---and where we are going next."
-MAX BOOT, JEANE J. KIRKPATRICK
SENIOR FELLOW IN NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
The Way of Baseball by Shawn Green with Gordon McAlpine
“An intimate look at Shawn’s career and how the game shaped him into who he is today. I hope that one day I’ll have the ability to similarly reflect on my own career so vividly. This book is truly excellent.”
David Wright, All-Star Third Baseman, New York Mets
Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents’ names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which it’s drawn, The Director is a maze of double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones—and nothing can be trusted.
Taking readers to the front lines of the war in Iraq and back, Redeployment asks us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Whether in the combat zone or on the home front, they face life at the extremes, where happy stories and easy answers provide no guidance or comfort.
As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.
“If you have always wondered whether you can change the world, read this book. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn have written a brilliant call to arms that describes one of the transcendent injustices in the world today-the brutal treatment of women.”
Fareed Zakaria author of The Post-American World
In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin (The World in Six Songs and The Organized Mind) explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals why we are so emotionally attached to music.
A best-selling biographer tells the electrifying story of how Barbara Streisand transformed herself into the greatest start of her era, etching “an indelible portrait of the artist as a young Woman,” Publishers Weekly
The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other prizes, and compared by critics to the works of Graham Greene, Denis Johnson, and George Orwell, The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America. The narrator, one of the most arresting of recent fiction, is a man of two minds and divided loyalties, a communist sympathizer living in America after the end of the Vietnam War.
Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover by Jane O'Connor
When Nancy's parents win an all-expenses-paid vacation, Nancy and JoJo get to sleep over at their neighbor's home, Mrs. DeVine's. But JoJo is a little nervous to sleep at someone else's house—luckily Nancy is an expert on sleepovers and can help prepare her little sister. The big night arrives, and JoJo and Nancy have a blast at Mrs. DeVine's. But when it's time for bed, it turns out Nancy wasn't as prepared as she thought. Good thing there is nothing better than a sister to make you feel better.
The prolific Joyce Carol Oates has penned bestselling novels, critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, as well as essays, plays and poetry. Writing in The Nation, critic Henry Louis Gates Jr. said, “A future archeologist equipped only with her oeuvre could easily piece together the whole of postwar America.”
The 30th novel in the popular series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, along with favourite characters Vespasia and Narraway. Perry's gripping new novel invites us back to Victorian London, where greed and ambition never sleep, and passion sometimes runs riot ..
Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights.
"Water to the Angels is not simply a masterful and riveting story about the political chicanery and engineering miracles that combined to bring life-giving water to Los Angeles County; it's a triumphant tale of a simple, blue-collar man, William Mulholland, who with hard-headed practicality and relentless focus and a natural genius for understatement overcame impossible odds to accomplish an impossible task that almost single-handedly gave birth to a great American city."
---JAMES W. HALL, author of Hit lit and The Big Finish
The obesity epidemic is an ever-growing threat to the overall health of our nation. In making the case against sugar, Gary Taubes details the often insidious efforts by the sugar industry to hide how harmful it is, just as the tobacco companies once did with cigarettes. This is required reading for not only every parent, but every American."
“Smart and entertaining…The Nine is engaging, erudite, candid and accessible, often hard to put down. Toobin is a natural storyteller, and the stories he tells are gripping.” The New York Times Book Review
“Every film festival I attend, there’s Ken Turan, notebook in hand, big smile, racing to the next film…Now I see why he was taking all those notes. His Sundance to Sarajevo is smart, sometimes funny, sometimes appalled, always perceptive-an insider’s report to cutting edge.” Roger Ebert
"With this novel, Colson Whitehead proves that he belongs on any short list of America's greatest authors-his talent and range are beyond impressive and impossible to ignore. The Underground Railroad is an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction.''