NYT Notable Books 2017

NYT Notable Books 2017

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  • Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

    By Thomas E. Ricks

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594206139
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: May 2017
  • Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency

    By Joshua Green

    Our Price: $13.50 - $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735225022
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: July 2017
  • Exit West

    By Mohsin Hamid

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735212176
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: March 2017
  • Fast: Poems

    By Jorie Graham

    Our Price: $23.39
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062663481
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: May 2017
  • Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray

    By Adam Federman

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781603586085
    • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
    • Published: September 2017
  • Five-Carat Soul

    By James McBride

    Our Price: $13.50 - $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735216693
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 2017
  • Forest Dark

    By Nicole Krauss

    Our Price: $14.00 - $27.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062430991
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: September 2017
  • Fresh Complaint: Stories

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $24.30 - $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374203061
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2017
    Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times. The stories in “Fresh Complaint” explore equally rich­­—and intriguing­­—territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail” (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in “Fresh Complaint,” a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.
  • Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735224711
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • Future Home of the Living God

    By Louise Erdrich

    Our Price: $25.95 - $28.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062694058
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: November 2017
    Evolution stops as mysteriously as it began. Pregnancy and childbearing quickly become issues of state security. Twenty-six-year-old Cedar, the adopted daughter of idealistic Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant.As Cedar travels north to find her Ojibwe family, ordinary life begins to disintegrate. Swelling panic creates warring government, corporate, and religious factions. In a mall parking lot, Cedar witnesses a pregnant woman wrenched from her family under a new law. As she evades capture, Cedar also experiences a fraught love with her baby's father, who tries to hide her. An unexpected dystopian thriller from a writer of startling originality, Future Home of the Living God is also a moving meditation on female agency, love, self-determination, biology, and natural rights.
  • Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East

    By Rachel Aspden

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590518557
    • Publisher: Other Press
    • Published: February 2017
  • Giving Godhead

    By Dylan Krieger

    Our Price: $16.20 - $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780692823514
    • Publisher: Delete Press
    • Published: February 2017
  • Grant

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594204876
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: October 2017
    Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant’s military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him “the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race.” After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.” Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant’s lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America’s greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary. - Penguin Press
  • Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (The History of NYC Series)

    By Mike Wallace

    Our Price: $40.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195116359
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 190,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play

    By Dominic Dromgoole

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780802125620
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: April 2017

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