The acclaimed author of Hourglass describes her staggering recent discovery that she is not biologically related to her father, tracing her efforts to uncover the truth from a half-century web of family secrets to reestablish her sense of identity.
A portrait of the extraordinary field of organ transplantation draws on a century of advancement to discuss its pioneers, science and ethical challenges as well as the ways that organ transplants have revolutionized medical care. 35,000 first printing.
"A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original. A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, now complete, reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesisand King David's flawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job's incendiary questioning of God's ways, these magnificent works of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy. Featuring Alter's generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible." —
A graphic-novel adaptation of Fox's critically acclaimed history of the Apollo Theater celebrates the thousands of entertainers who transcended intolerance to perform there, in ways that shaped African-American and New York City culture.
A portrait of the Hollywood artist details the iconic photograph that catapulted Eve Babitz to notoriety, her high-profile affairs, her unheralded literary achievements, her years in seclusion, and her recent re-emergence.
Presents the previously untold story of a pre-Revolutionary War assassination attempt against George Washington by some of his own bodyguards, exploring how the plot catalyzed the creations of the CIA and FBI.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Matter How Loud I Shout reveals key flaws in forensic science that have sent thousands of innocent people to jail, tracing the 1989 story of a wrongly convicted mother of three.
The civil rights leader, Senator and former Attorney General of California draws on the lessons of her activist immigrant family to make recommendations for the universal issues of today, including economic inequality, health care and national security. (biography & autobiography).
The creator of the popular podcast, The Longest Shortest Time, provides inspirational and sometimes bizarre parenting tips and hacks that have actually worked for other desperate parents, including snorting like a pig to quiet a crying baby.
A scholarly reinterpretation of inequality and injustice in America draws on extensive original research to reveal how a massive petty offense system produces more than 13 million annual cases and systematically stigmatizes minorities and the poor. 15,000 first printing.
The son of Johnny and June Carter Cash shares his kitchen-table memories, full of family friends and fellow artists, along with recipes for old-fashioned Southern comfort food, including "Old Iron Pot" Chili and Tomato, Red Onion and Avocado Salad.
A master class in cooking distills decades of professional experience into four elements: salt, fat, acid, and heat, which when properly applied in the kitchen will produce delicious meals, and includes recipes to put the lessons into practice.
This resource for adults who are applying to college or hoping to finish earning a degree is filled with a practical advice for those seeking a richer life and a meaningful place in our rapidly changing economy and world.
The best-selling author of Hello Goodbye Hello shares a portrait of the sister of Elizabeth II that draws on eclectic sources to explore her controversial relationships, the contradictory aspects attributed to her character and the tragedies that overshadowed her life.
"An acclaimed historian's definitive biography of the most important African-American figure of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass, who was to his century what Martin Luther King, Jr. was to the 20th century"—
An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.