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The Invention of Exile

A debut novel traces a wrongly exiled immigrant’s quest to be reunited with his family. Austin Voronkov is many things. He is an engineer, an inventor, an immigrant from Russia...


The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses

The thrilling story of the writing and fifteen-year fight to publish James Joyce’s Ulysses. For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own,...


The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic—and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes—comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded...


Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture

A pitch-perfect account of how hip-hop culture drew in the author and how his father drew him out again—with love, perseverance, and fifteen thousand books. Into Williams’s childhood...


Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

New York Times Bestseller First introduced in Freakonomics, here is the full story of Sudhir Venkatesh, the sociology grad student who infiltrated one of Chicago’s most...


Thomas Hardy

Whitbread Award winner Claire Tomalin’s seminal biography of the enigmatic novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. Today Thomas Hardy is best known for creating the great Wessex...


The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

New York Times Bestseller A landmark exploration of the roots of economic prosperity and the path out of extreme poverty for the world’s poorest citizens....


Bleeding Edge

New York Times Bestseller Thomas Pynchon brings us to New York in the early days of the internet. It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull...


Redeployment

New York Times Bestseller “[Klay captures] on an intimate scale the ways in which the war in Iraq evoked a unique array of emotion, predicament and heartbreak. In Klay’s hands, Iraq comes across...


Them: A Memoir of Parents

When they met, Tatiana du Plessix and Alexander Liberman were Russian émigrés living in Paris. Tatiana, the wife of a French diplomat, was a beautiful, sophisticated white Russian who had been the famous Russian...


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

New York Times Bestseller Fire, water, air, earth—our most trusted food expert recounts the story of his culinary education. In Cooked, Michael...


Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America

Field notes from an age of extinction, tracking the ever-shifting meaning of America’s animals throughout history to understand the current moment. Journalist Jon Mooallem has...


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