Non-fiction

Making History

Richard Cohen

There are many stories we can spin about years gone by, but which accounts come to be told, and by whom? A single author can deeply shape our understanding through the prism of their own beliefs. In M…


Fox & I

Catherine Raven

When Catherine Raven finished her PhD in biology, she built herself a tiny cottage on an isolated plot of land in Montana. She was as emotionally isolated as she was physically, but she viewed the hou…


Little Matches

Maryanne O'Hara

When their only child was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the age of two, Maryanne O’Hara and her husband were told that Caitlin could live a long life or be dead in a matter of months. Thirty-…


Under a White Sky

Elizabeth Kolbert

From her coverage in The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert has become one of our most important writers on the environment. Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to rev…


The Frontlines of Peace

Séverine Autesserre

It’s always the same story told in a different setting. Violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, interveners and million-dollar donors come rushing in, peace is declared, and within a mon…


Conflicted

Ian Leslie

In Conflicted, Ian Leslie explains how human beings communicate with each other. It turns out that most people are actually not very good at communicating at all. This didn’t matter so much when peopl…


Notes on Complexity

Neil Theise

The great scientific revolutions of the early twentieth century—the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics—are well known to a general audience, with countless successful books and documentaries b…


Boys and Men

Richard V. Reeves

Boys and Men is a ground-breaking new analysis of how the world of men has been turned upside down, leaving them adrift, and underpowered. Previous attempts to describe this condition, from all politi…


The Power of Ethics

Susan Liautaud

It’s not your imagination: we’re living in a time of moral decline. Publicly, we’re bombarded with reports of government leaders acting against the welfare of their constituents; companies prioritizin…


The Guilt Detox

David Khayat

Who hasn’t uttered those empty words after an evening of heavy drinking or a particularly indulgent week? Just to forget all about our promises to abstain next week and begin the cycle all over again?…