A Secret History of Brands
The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love
We live our lives immersed in name brand products. It's hard to drive down the street without seeing a plethora of chain restaurants, car dealerships, branded clothing they're all around us. What most of us don't know is that the origins of many of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world are shrouded in controversy, drug use and... Read more »
A Deadly Endowment
Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery: Book #7
The lean times following the Great War continue to require creative solutions for England's noble class. But Lady Phoebe's proposal to open up the Renshaw estate to guided tours for additional income strikes many in the family as a "vulgar enterprise." Phoebe's grandfather, the Earl of Wroxly, however, reluctantly concedes the necessity.
Their... Read more »
A Stone Barrington Novel: Book #60
In this exhilarating new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington goes up against an enemy on the run.
After a dangerous adventure has him traveling up and down the coast, Stone Barrington is looking forward to some down time at his Manhattan abode. But when an acquaintance alerts him to a hinky plot... Read more »
The Formative Five
Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs
For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests; those goals should form the floor, not the ceiling, of their education. Students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this lively, engaging book, educators will learn how to foster the... Read more »
The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League
This little-known story about the rise and fall of the National Women's Football League is a celebration of women athletes and their fight on and off the field. Read more »
The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites
In Sister Style, Nadia E. Brown and Danielle Casarez Lemi argue that Black women's political experience and the way that voters evaluate them is shaped overtly by their skin tone and hair texture, with hair being a particular point of scrutiny. They ask what the politics of appearance for Black women mean for Black women politicians and Black... Read more »
How High? - That High
Diane Williams, an American master of the short story who will "rewire your brain" (NPR), is back with a collection in which she once again expands the possibilities of fiction.
These stories depict ordinary moments—a visit to the doctor's office or a married couple's hundredth dance together—but within the quotidian, Williams delivers a... Read more »
Forging a Nightmare
FBI agent Michael Childs is tasked with tracking down a serial killer with an obsession for victims born with twelve fingers and toes. But he discovers something much more startling about himself … The only link between a series of grisly murders in New York City is that the victims were all born with twelve fingers and twelve toes. These... Read more »
No pants? No problems. Hadley Bowman is killing it at this quarantine thing. Right up until the day she finds out that her sexy-as-sin boss is suddenly single. Now, with thoughts of all the wicked things she’d like to do to him running through her mind, she’s started doing the one thing she never does... make mistakes. And if that's not bad... Read more »
15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America
Think you know what rural America is like? Discover a plurality of perspectives in this enlightening anthology of stories that turns preconceptions on their head.
Gracie sees a chance of fitting in at her South Carolina private school, until a "white trash"–themed Halloween party has her steering clear of the rich kids. Samuel's Tejano family... Read more »
The Power of Fun
How to Feel Alive Again
If you’re not having fun, you’re not fully living. The author of How to Break Up with Your Phone makes the case that, far from being frivolous, fun is actually critical to our well-being—and shows us how to have more of it.
“This delightful book might just be what we need to start flourishing.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Adam... Read more »
The Storm of Echoes
The Mirror Visitor Quartet: Book #4
Ophelia and Thorn arrive at the observatory of the Deviations, an institute shrouded in absolute secrecy and overseen by a sect of mystical scientists who secretly conduct terrifying experiments. There, they hope to discover truths that will halt the destruction and death and bring the world back into balance. Now that the distrust between them... Read more »
Atlas of AI
Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence
The hidden costs of artificial intelligence—from natural resources and labor to privacy, equality, and freedom
What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of research, award-winning scholar Kate... Read more »
The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden
A Laetitia Rodd Mystery: Book #3
In the spring of 1853, private detective Laetitia Rodd receives a delicate request from a retired actor, whose days on the stage were ended by a theatre fire ten years before. His great friend, and the man he rescued from the fire, Thomas Transome, has decided to leave his wife, who now needs assistance in securing a worthy settlement. Though... Read more »
Under A Falling Star
A new job and a hot but grouchy boss for Christmas
Falling stars are supposed to be a lucky sign, but not for Austen. Her new job as a secretary in an international games company isn't off to a good start. Her first assignment—decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby—results in a trip to the ER after Dee, the company's second-in-command, gets... Read more »
Unfollow Your Passion
How to Create a Life that Matters to You Now
Named a Best Feel-Good Book of 2021 by The Washington Post
A hilarious and honest not-quite-self-help book in the vein of Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies and I Used to Have a Plan.
Every person on the planet wants their life to mean something. The problem is that you’ve been told there’s only one way to find that meaning.
In Unfollow Your... Read more »
A Country of Ghosts
Black Dawn Series
Dimos Horacki is a Borolian journalist and a cynical patriot, his muckraking days behind him. But when his newspaper ships him to the front, he’s embedded in the Imperial Army and the reality of colonial expansion is laid bare before him. His adventures take him from villages and homesteads to the great refugee city of Hronople, built of glass,...Read more »