Three memoirs from adult children about a parent. Three books to challenge white readers about race. Two titles examine what works, and what doesn’t, in educating our children. And a quirky new guide to Seattle. All are coming your way this August!
America is Better Than This. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s manifesto against Trump’s war on migrant families is a timely polemic.
Eat More Plants. Desiree Nielsen presents more than 100 plant-based, anti-inflammatory recipes for optimal health.
Ghosts of Eden Park. Karen Abbott’s true crime tale about George Remus, “King of the Bootleggers” during the Jazz Age.
Haben. A moving memoir from Haben Girma, daughter of Eritrean refugees and the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law.
I’m Telling the Truth But I’m Lying. Bassey Ikpi’s essays discuss her life as a Nigerian American slam poet coming to terms with a bipolar diagnosis.
Inconspicuous Consumption. Tatiana Schlossberg dissects our individual environment impacts by what we use, eat, wear and get around.
Is There Still Sex in the City? Candace Bushnell returns with reflections on sex after fifty.
Kochland. Christopher Leonard uncovers the secrets behind Koch Industries and its powerful grip on capitalism.
Knowledge Gap. Natalie Wexler examines what’s broken about our education system, beginning with how we teach students to read.
The Last Ocean. Nicci Gerrard seeks a better life for sufferers of dementia after her father’s rapid decline from the illness.
Middle School Matters. Phyllis Fagell gives the awkward transition from childhood to adolescence its due in this important book.
Motherland. Elissa Altman becomes her wild, independent mother’s caretaker in this moving tribute.
The Pretty One. Keah Brown reflects on what it means to be black and disabled in America.
Seattle Walk Report. Explore 24 Seattle neighborhoods from the Instagram sensation of the same name. A Peak Pick!
Trick Mirror. A highly anticipated collection of essays on contemporary culture from The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino.
White Flights. Jess Row’s critique of whiteness and reparative writing in American fiction is a welcome and necessary work of literary criticism.
The Yellow House. This story of a New Orleans house and its inhabitants over a hundred years speaks to class, race and inequality.