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With more than one hundred women restaurateurs, activists, food writers, professional chefs, and home cooks—all of whom are changing the world of food.
Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature.
An ethereal new collection that is “visceral with intellection” (David Lau)
Winner of the Bollingen Prize
Finalist for the National Book Award
In the Event of Contact chronicles characters profoundly affected by physical connection, or its lack.
“A Native American rejoinder to Richard White and Jesse Amble White’s California Exposures.”—Kirkus Reviews
Rewriting the history of California as Indigenous.
Before there was such a thing as “California,” there were the People and the Land.
Virginie Despentes's Apocalypse Baby kept me up several nights in a row--in part because it's a terrific page-turner, and in part because I was anxious to see how Despentes would sustain her narrative ride. Apocalypse Baby is more than a compelling punk, queerish spin on the noir genre.
Finalist for the Women's Prize for Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Month by Entertainment Weekly, PopSugar, Bustle, Chicago Review of Books, PureWow, and one of Good Housekeeping's 30 Best Books of 2021.
Northern California’s historic Nick’s Cove restaurant brings you the finest in seasonal farm-to-table and seafood cuisine
Nick’s Cove, perched alongside beautiful Tomales Bay, opened its doors in the 1930s and has been a Northern California destination ever since.
A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.
“An all-encompassing and enthralling historical novel, Vera parallels with the current era.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
New York Times bestselling author Carol Edgarian delivers a grand adventure set in 1906 San Francisco featuring an unforgettable heroine coming of age in the aftermath of catastrophe, and her
Selected poems from a Nobel laureate
In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, and will discover new favorites, from "The Cure at Troy" to "Death of a Naturalist." It is a singular and welcoming anthology, reaching far and wide, for now and for years to come.
A "entertaining and enlightening" deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization—and the evolutionary roots of humanity’s appetite for intoxication. (Daniel E.
The story of one woman’s struggle to care for her seriously ill husband—and a revealing look at the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support.
Tap into your own healing power, and nourish your mind, body, and soul with 50 rituals for greater connection to life, love, and purpose.
Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction
One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year
Named one of the best novels of the year by Time, Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, BBC, and many others
"A blistering little classic." —Ron Charles, Washington Post
A deeply moving tragicomic graphic memoir about a single woman's efforts to conceive in her forties.
It's hard to have BIG FEELINGS, especially when you are little. That's why Addie's mom made her a personal space to explore her feelings and try out coping skills. Join Addie and her trusted pal Puffy, as they work together to solve problems in Addie's "me-cave".
Deepen your connection to the natural world with this inspiring meditation, "a path to the place where science and spirit meet" (Robin Wall Kimmerer).
In Rooted, cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected.
Real-deal ways to defy expectations and love oneself into a high-performing life, from a fabulous and fierce Black woman, speaker, teacher, and coach. Practical, everyday, and unapologetically fierce and fun ways to manifest wants in every personal and professional sphere.
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
Poetry that crafts a prismatic vision of Nativeness at the intersection of language, history, family, and identity
WINNER OF THE SIGURD F. OLSON NATURE WRITING AWARD
“Blending family memoir and environmental history, Kendra Atleework conveys a fundamental truth: the places in which we live, live on—sometimes painfully—in us.
“A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter
“I am the last nomad. My ancestors traveled the East African desert in search of grazing land for their livestock, and the most precious resource of all—water. When they exhausted the land and the clouds disappeared from the horizon, their accumulated ancestral knowledge told them where to move next to find greener pastures.
A DAZZLING NEW COLLECTION FROM ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POETS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Aimed at tree lovers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated handbook is the first guide to foraging specifically from trees, looking at all the incredible things we can get and make from them, from food and remedies to toys, whistles and ink.
A compelling foundation for a new story of interconnectedness, showing how, as our civilization unravels, another world is possible.
"Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods
A dramatic, revelatory account of the female inmate firefighters who battle California wildfires.
A stunning monograph, depicting the real, unstaged, natural beauty of California’s wine industry by a photographer and wine industry insider
Behind the polish and the glamour of the tasting room is an industry notable for its complex labor challenges and its constant duel against unforgiving natural conditions.
Read Moustafa's Op-ed on Trump's Executive Order Against Muslims in The Guardian
Winner of the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Arab American Book Award
Montale’s poems range from daily life through history and myth, and on to questions of metaphysics and divinity. As a love poet, a landscape poet, and a spiritual pilgrim he has few equals. Translators Galassi, Wright, and Young recreate the distinctive music of a poet whose poems prove rich and compelling to an ever-growing body of readers.
New York Times bestseller! "To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. . . . 'The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace."
—Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum
The Gilda Stories is groundbreaking not just for the wild lives it portrays, but for how it portrays them--communally, unapologetically, roaming fiercely over space and time.--Emma Donoghue, author of Room
Jewelle Gomez sees right into the heart. This is a book to give to those you want most to find their own strength.--Dorothy Allison
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness
“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen
In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.
Christmas poems by the Nobel Laureate
To Him, all things seemed enormous: His mother's breast, the
of the ox's nostrils, Caspar, Balthazar, Melchior, the team
of Magi, the presents heaped by the door, ajar.
He was but a dot, and a dot was the star.
--from "Star of the Nativity"