Non-fiction

Hosting

Laila Gohar

Laila Gohar is an internationally recognized installation artist and chef who works with food as her artistic medium. She creates immersive experiences that blur the line between art and dining. As sh…


Holding the Note

David Remnick

From the obsessive Charlie Parker expert Phil Schaap to the eternally major Paul McCartney; from the undimmed genius of Aretha Franklin to the torch-bearing octogenarian of the Chicago blues, Buddy Gu…


Ethics in the Real World

Peter Singer

An updated edition of this hallmark book of brief essays. Singer applies his philosophy to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports d…


Everything/Nothing/Someone

Alice Carrière

From an early age, Alice Carrière, the daughter of a remote, renowned painter mother Jennifer Bartlett and a charismatic European actor father, Mathieu Carrière, is forced to navigate her mother’s rec…


The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly

Margareta Magnusson

Now unburdened by (emotional and actual!) baggage and able to focus on what makes each day worth living, Margareta Magnusson shares her discoveries about becoming older – some difficult to accept, man…


State of Danger

Tim Weiner

Twenty years ago, after the attacks of September 11, the CIA transformed itself into a lethal paramilitary force, all but abandoning its core missions of espionage and counterespionage. The consequenc…


Cheap Land Colorado

Ted Conover

In May 2017, Ted Conover went to Colorado to explore firsthand a rural way of life that is about living cheaply, on your own land—and keeping clear of the mainstream. The failed subdivisions of the en…


Meeting of the Minds

Peter Singer Venerable Shih Chao-Hwei

Peter Singer is a world-renowned, award-winning moral philosopher and preeminent voice in bioethics whose writings have helped shape the animal rights and effective altruism movements. Venerable Shih…


Dust

Jay Owens

This book shows that dust is a profound threat to life in the twenty-first century. And yet it’s something we hardly ever consider – so small and mundane as to slip below the threshold of thought. Fro…


Japan Calling

Vahram Muratyan

Inspired by Vahram Muratyan’s lifelong curiosity about Japanese culture and informed by his travels, Japan Calling is a vivid exploration of the country, from Tokyo to Kyoto, from Osaka to Okinawa. Mu…