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Featured Biography and Memoir
  • Fake Smiles
  • Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
  • Born to Run
  • Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill
  • Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File
  • Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939
  • The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life
  • Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs
  • Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
  • The Hero’s Body: A Memoir
  • John Aubrey, My Own Life
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
  • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
  • In the Darkroom
  • Lab Girl
Featured Art, Photography, Architecture & Design
  • In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
  • Landscapes: John Berger on Art
  • The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art
  • Building Old Cambridge: Architecture and Development (MIT Press)
  • A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley
  • Photography at MoMA: 1920 to 1960
  • William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master
  • Jerusalem, 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven
  • The Best American Infographics 2016
Featured Fiction
  • Moonglow: A Novel
  • The Trespasser: A Novel
  • Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward
  • The Boat Rocker: A Novel
  • A Gambler’s Anatomy: A Novel
  • Judas
  • Zero K
  • The Fireman: A Novel
  • A Hero of France: A Novel
  • Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare)
  • Swing Time
  • The Mothers: A Novel
  • Commonwealth
  • The Girls: A Novel
  • The Wonder
  • Homegoing: A novel
  • The Underground Railroad (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel
  • Mercury: A Novel
  • Another Brooklyn: A Novel
  • Nutshell: A Novel
  • Today Will Be Different
  • Here I Am: A Novel
  • Brighton: A Novel
  • The Sellout: A Novel
  • The Nix: A novel
  • LaRose: A Novel
  • Everybody’s Fool: A novel
  • Mister Monkey: A Novel
  • Faithful: A Novel
  • Imagine Me Gone
  • The Noise of Time: A novel
Featured Kids and Young Adult
  • Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shape…
  • It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel
  • A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
  • The Way Things Work Now
  • Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver
  • The Sun Is Also a Star
  • First Snow
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 2)
  • Marta! Big & Small