The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

A.J. Jacobs assigned himself the seemingly impossible task of reading through all of the Encyclopedia Britannica ...

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Colored People: A Memoir

by Henry Louis Gates and Jr

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has written a compelling memoir of his life growing up in Piedmont, West Virginia during the ...

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The Year of Magical Thinking

by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking is a record of Joan Didion's life in the year after her husband's death. This is an ...

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Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

by Portia de Rossi

In this searing, unflinchingly honest New York Times bestseller, actress Portia de Rossi shares the truth of ...

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Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World

by Claire Harman

This biography not only looks at Jane Austen's life; it also examines her lasting influence within and outside the ...

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Paradise

by Toni Morrison

“They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni ...

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The Known World

by Edward P. Jones

The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of ...

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

by Mohsin Hamid

This is the astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it ...

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1969 postmodern historical fiction novel that explores the fraught relationship of ...

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Geek Mafia: Mile Zero

by Rick Dakan

This is book two in the Geek Mafia series, and it follows the lives of Paul and Chloe, two scam artists living in Key ...

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19 Varieties of Gazelles: Poems of the Middle East

by Naomi Shihab Nye

Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and ...

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The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

by Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens always sought the substance of poetry in the relations between imagination and the world of reality. ...

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Love Haiku: Japanese Poems of Yearning, Passion, and Remembrance

by Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishibashi

Haiku is celebrated as a concise form of poetry able to convey a singular moment with great clarity. While haiku most ...

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The Immortal Class: Bike Messengers and the Cult of Human Power

by Travis Hugh Culley

Travis Hugh Culley moved to Chicago in order to work as an artist. Needing more money, he became a bike messenger and ...

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Urban Cycling: How to get to Work, Save Money, and Use your Bike for City Living

by Madi Carlson

This is a basic guide to help you start cycling and exploring your city. It covers bicycle basics, bike maintenance, ...

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On Your Bike!: The Complete Guide to Cycling

by Matt Seaton

On Your Bike! details modern bicycling and how it has started to gain popularity again after having been ...

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Bicycling with Children: A Complete How-To Guide

by Trudy E. Bell and Roxana K. Bell

This book is a great resource for anyone wanting to introduce their child to bicycling. Trudy Bell includes everything ...

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Redressing the Balance: American Women's Literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980's

One of the purposes of the anthology is to reclaim the tradition of women's humor in America, from the witty ...

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Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom

by Merle Hoffman

This memoir details the life of Merle Hoffman and her efforts to provide abortions and give people needing abortions ...

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Try This at Home!: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Winning Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights

by Matthew A. Coles

This book is meant to serve as a guide for those who want to learn how to create grass-roots groups that advocate for ...

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Toxic Friends: The Antidote for Women Stuck in Complicated Friendships

by Susan Shapiro Barash

Friendships are complicated because any sort of relationship takes time, effort, and a willingness to be vulnerable and ...

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How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

by Henry Cloud

With anecdotes, tips, and biblical quotes, this book offer advice on how you can "get a date worth keeping". Cloud ...

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The Soul of a New Machine

by Tracy Kidder

Digging into the roots of the computer age, The Soul of a New Machine tells the story of a group of engineers ...

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Minding the Store: Great Writing About Business from Tolstoy to Now

by Robert Coles and Albert LaFarge

Minding the Store is a compilation of works, chosen by Coles and LaFarge, that reflect on the world of business and the ...

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Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community, and the Common Good

by Cecile Andrews

Do you want to restore your faith in humanity? Living Room Revolution can help you regain some hope for the ...

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Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness

by Ariel Gore

Ariel Gore became fascinated with the increased study of human happiness; particularly of interest to Gore was the ...

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The Places In Between

by Rory Stewart

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan - surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and ...

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Not Now, Voyager

by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Ever since the explorations of Marco Polo and the travels of Montaigne, a lively dialogue has persisted about the pros ...

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Just Passin' Thru

by Winton Porter

Author Winton Porter had succeeded nicely in the outdoor retail business. His family liked living where his work took ...

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Commercial Fishing in Alaska: How to Run Away to Alaska, Work Harder than You Ever Thought Possible, and Perhaps Even Get Paid

by Jonathan Allen

Do you need to pay for college? Are you just looking for an exciting, highly paid and challenging career? This is the ...

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